The mission of the Butte County Library is to serve the Learning, Cultural, and Community needs of the diverse populations of our County.

Butte County Library resources to help with your genealogy research:
Microfilm  |  Obituaries & Records  |  Historical Butte County City Directories, in a partnership with CSU, Chico

The Internet Archive

Our Internet Archive web page is part of the California Revealed project of the California Preservation Program. In 2017, with grant funding provided by the California State Library, and in partnership with the Butte County Historical Society, the Butte County Library was able to upload 226 historic photo images, 42 audio files of oral history interviews, 1 movie and the searchable text of an 1878 business and residential directory that covers 7 Northern California counties.

Organizations Maintaining Butte County History/Genealogy Collections:

Butte County Historical Society
1749 Spencer Avenue
Mailing address: PO Box 2195
Oroville , CA 95966

Paradise Genealogical Society
5587 Scottwood Road
Mailing address: PO Box 460
Paradise, CA 95967

Meriam Library Special Collections
California State University, Chico

Meriam Library 305
Chico, CA 95929
Offers Historical Butte County City Directories online in PDF format.

Yankee Hill Historical Society
11666 Concow Rd,
Yankee Hill, CA 95965


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