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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]][[California|California]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]'' '''Butte County'''  
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]][[California Genealogy|California]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]'' '''Butte County'''  
  
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Guide to '''Butte County, California ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records. <br>
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{{Click|Image:CA_ORP.png|California Online Genealogy Records}} {{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Butte County
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| county_map = California Butte Map.png
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| state = California
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| founded year = 1820
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| founded date = February 18
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| seat = Oroville
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| building image = CaliforniaButteCourthouse.jpg
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| building address = Butte County Courthouse<br>25 County Center Dr; <br>Oroville, CA 95965; <br>Phone 530.538.7691 <br>[http://www.buttecounty.net/ '''Butte County Website'''] }}
  
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=== County Information  ===
  
== Historical Facts ==
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==== Butte County, California Record Dates ====
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{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 62-75. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992</ref> </center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Butte County, California Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Butte County, California Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Butte County, California Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Butte County, California Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Butte County, California Genealogy#Land_and_Property|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Butte County, California Genealogy#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1859
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1851
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1859
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1850
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1850
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1851
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==== County Courthouse  ====
 
==== County Courthouse  ====
 
[http://www.buttecounty.net/ Butte County Courthouse] <br>25 County Center Dr; <br>Oroville, CA 95965; <br>Phone 530.538.7691
 
  
 
County Recorder has marriage records from 1851, <br>born and death&nbsp; records from 1859 and land records; <br>County Clerk has divorce, probate, probate and court<br>record from 1850; Meriam Library, California State<br>&nbsp;University Chico, has divorce, probate and court records <br>1850-1879 and natural records 1850-1960<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Amador County, California. Page 84 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>&nbsp;<br><br>'''1850--'''Butte County was created 18 February 1850&nbsp;as an original county.&nbsp; '''County seat: '''Oroville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
 
County Recorder has marriage records from 1851, <br>born and death&nbsp; records from 1859 and land records; <br>County Clerk has divorce, probate, probate and court<br>record from 1850; Meriam Library, California State<br>&nbsp;University Chico, has divorce, probate and court records <br>1850-1879 and natural records 1850-1960<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Amador County, California. Page 84 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>&nbsp;<br><br>'''1850--'''Butte County was created 18 February 1850&nbsp;as an original county.&nbsp; '''County seat: '''Oroville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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For animated maps illustrating California county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/california/ "Rotating Formation California County Boundary Maps"] (1850-1925) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
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==== Records Loss  ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Colusa County, California|Colusa]]  
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*[[Colusa County, California Genealogy|Colusa]]  
*[[Glenn County, California|Glenn]]  
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*[[Glenn County, California Genealogy|Glenn]]  
*[[Plumas County, California|Plumas]]  
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*[[Plumas County, California Genealogy|Plumas]]  
*[[Sutter County, California|Sutter]]  
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*[[Sutter County, California Genealogy|Sutter]]  
*[[Tehama County, California|Tehama]]  
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*[[Tehama County, California Genealogy|Tehama]]  
*[[Yuba County, California|Yuba]]<br>
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*[[Yuba County, California Genealogy|Yuba]]<br>
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Bible Records  ====
 
==== Bible Records  ====
  
==== Biography ====
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[http://www.cabio.000space.com/Butte1882.html Butte County Biography Project]
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==== Cemeteries  ====
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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{| width="70%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="4" border="1"
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=6&GScnty=186&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|391891|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=6&CScnty=186 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.buttecoca.gdk.mx/index.htm?ckattempt=1 CAGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Butte+California&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=California&county=Butte# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/butte/butte.html CAGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/ca/butte.htm Interment.net]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/california/butte.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://californiagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=4 California Gravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/ Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[California Cemeteries|California Cemeteries]] for more information.
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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==== Church History and Records  ====
 
==== Church History and Records  ====
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{{CA Church Intro}}
  
 
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
 
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
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==== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups  ====
 
==== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups  ====
 
===== Germans  =====
 
  
 
==== Gazetteers  ====
 
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==== Genealogy  ====
 
==== Genealogy  ====
  
==== History  ====
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=== History  ===
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{{CA History Intro}}
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=== Land and Property ===
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{{CA Land Intro}}
  
 
==== Land and Property  ====
 
==== Land and Property  ====
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{{CA Land Intro}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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[[Image:Cabutte.png|center|200px|Cabutte.png]]
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/california/ Maps of California (1850-1925)]
  
 
==== Migration  ====
 
==== Migration  ====
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==== Military History and Records  ====
 
==== Military History and Records  ====
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{{VAciv}}
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:- [[1st Regiment, California Cavalry (Union)|1st Regiment, California Cavalry (Union)]], Company A
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:- [[1st Regiment, California Infantry (Union)|1st Regiment, California Infantry (Union)]], Company A
  
 
==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
 
==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{CA Newspaper abstracts|Butte}}
  
 
==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
  
The [http://www.pargenso.org/obituaries.html Paradise Genealogical Society] has a large collection of obituaries and death notices from local Butte County newspapers, The majority&nbsp;are full obituaries but also include short obituaries and death notices. The collection includes approximately 85,800 records covering the years 1855-2008.&nbsp; Letters A through F are indexed and online.&nbsp; Copies of the obituaries can be ordered for $5.00.&nbsp;
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*'''1866-1992''' - {{RecordSearch|2284856|California Napa and Butte Counties Obituaries 1866-1992}} at [https://familysearch.org/search| FamilySearch]— index and images
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*The [http://www.pargenso.org/new_obituaries.html Paradise Genealogical Society] has a large collection of obituaries and death notices from local Butte County newspapers.
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*For FHL entries for the obituary file index, 1883-1896, click {{FHL|631675|title-id|disp=here}}{{LQL}}
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*For FHL entries for the obituary file index, 1902-1967, click {{FHL|628819|title-id|disp=here}}{{LQL}}
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*For FHL entries for the obituary file index, 1963-1990, click {{FHL|630101|title-id|disp=here}}{{LQL}}
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*[http://www.newspaperobituaries.net/california/butte_county_obituaries.htm 'Newspapers.net']
  
*[http://www.genealogybuff.com/ca/butte/webbbs_config.pl Paradise, California Obituaries Butte County, California] Free from GenealogyBuff.com. These obituaries were collected from local newspapers and funeral homes for genealogy research. The dates listed under the deceased's name represents the announcement date
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==== Periodicals  ====
*For FHL entries for the obituary file index, 1883-1896, click {{FHL|631675|title-id|disp=here}}
 
*For FHL entries for the obituary file index, 1902-1967, click {{FHL|628819|title-id|disp=here}}
 
*For FHL entries for the obituary file index, 1963-1990, click {{FHL|630101|title-id|disp=here}}
 
*[http://www.cagenweb.com/butte/Gridley.A-G.htm '''Gridley Herald''']
 
  
This collection was gleaned and indexed from Footnote.com. If you find possible family, the complete Obituary is available.
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==== Probate Records  ====
  
==== Periodicals  ====
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{{CA Probate Intro|Butte}}
  
==== Probate Records ====
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1782 - 1999''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8639 California Wills and Probate Records 1782-1999] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $ 
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*'''1850 - 1902''' - [http://www.sampubco.com/wills/ca/cabutte.htm Butte County California list of will book testators SAMPUBCO] - Browsable index of testators of wills - free
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*'''1833 - 1991''' - {{RecordSearch|1999181|California Probate Estate Files 1833-1991}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
  
 
==== Repositories  ====
 
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===== Family History Centers  =====
 
===== Family History Centers  =====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
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==== Taxation  ====
 
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{{CA Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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{{CA Vital Intro}} See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/california/ca-vital-records/ How to order California Vital Records]
  
 
===== Birth  =====
 
===== Birth  =====
  
 
===== Marriage  =====
 
===== Marriage  =====
 
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*'''1850 - 1952''' - {{RecordSearch|1804002|California, County Marriages, 1850-1952}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
For marriages from 1851-1886 see [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].  
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*'''1854 - 1885''' - [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].
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*'''1960 - 1985''' - {{RecordSearch|1949339|California Marriage Index, 1960-1985}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
===== Divorce  =====
 
===== Divorce  =====
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==== Voting Registers  ====
 
==== Voting Registers  ====
  
== Web Sites  ==
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California county clerks were to keep voting registers every other year from 1866 and well into the 20th century. These large books, called Great Registers, listed the men who registered to vote in that county. Besides name and age, the record may show place of birth, address, occupation, naturalization date and sometimes even a physical description.<br>
  
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These records are at the [[California State Library]] (1866-1944), and microfilmed copies are available through [[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|Family History Centers]] (1866-1910). Ancestry ($) has a searchable database of Butte Great Registers from 1867-1898.<br>
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The Butte county records for 1872 are available on the RootsWeb site, by clicking [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cagha/registers/registers-index.htm here].
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=== Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries  ===
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'''Butte County Historical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 2195<br>Oroville, CA 95965<br>Phone: 530-533-9418 or 530-533-5316<br>Email:[mailto:ButteHistory@sbcglobal.net]<br>[http://www.buttecountyhistoricalsociety.org/visit-us.html Website]<br><br>
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'''Paradise Genealogical Society INC'''<br> P O Box 460<br>5587 Scottwood Rd<br> Paradise, CA 95969<br>Phone:(530) 877-2330<br>[http://www.pargenso.org/new_obituaries.html Website]<br><br>
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/california/ca-society-archive/ List of California Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
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=== Web Sites  ===
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/california/butte-county/ Butte County, CA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/104090835347610280512 California Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/120538224699188/ California Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
 
*[http://www.cagenweb.com/butte/ Butte County [CAGenWeb]]  
 
*[http://www.cagenweb.com/butte/ Butte County [CAGenWeb]]  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*{{FHL|California%2C+Butte|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*{{FHL|California%2C+Butte|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
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Latest revision as of 18:11, 26 October 2016

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Guide to Butte County, California ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Butte County, California
Map
Map of California highlighting Butte County
Location in the state of California
Map of the U.S. highlighting California
Location of California in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 18, 1820
County Seat Oroville
Courthouse
CaliforniaButteCourthouse.jpg
Address Butte County Courthouse
25 County Center Dr;
Oroville, CA 95965;
Phone 530.538.7691
Butte County Website


County Information

Butte County, California Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1859 1851 1859 1850 1850 1851

County Courthouse

County Recorder has marriage records from 1851,
born and death  records from 1859 and land records;
County Clerk has divorce, probate, probate and court
record from 1850; Meriam Library, California State
 University Chico, has divorce, probate and court records
1850-1879 and natural records 1850-1960[2] 

1850--Butte County was created 18 February 1850 as an original county.  County seat: Oroville [3]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating California county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation California County Boundary Maps" (1850-1925) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Records Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Indian Reservations or Rancherias

The Berry Creek Indian Rancheria is located in this county.

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Bible Records


Cemeteries

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
CAGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
CAGenWeb Archives Interment.net
Tombstone Project
California Gravestones
Billion Graves
See California Cemeteries for more information.

Census

For tips on accessing Butte County, California Genealogy census records online, see: California Census.

Church History and Records

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about California denominations, view the California Church Records wiki page.

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Chico
  • Gridley
  • Liberty (Gridley)
  • Oroville

Court Records

Crime and Criminals

Directories

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Local histories are available for Butte County, California Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the Wiki page section California Local Histories.

Land and Property

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See California Land and Property for additional information about early California land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.

Land and Property

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See California Land and Property for additional information about early California land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.

Maps

Cabutte.png

Migration

Early migration routes to and from Butte County, California Genealogy for emigrant settlers included:[4][5]

Military History and Records

Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Butte County, California Genealogy served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Butte County, California Genealogy:


- 1st Regiment, California Cavalry (Union), Company A
- 1st Regiment, California Infantry (Union), Company A

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Butte County, California Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate Records

The county clerk is usually the custodian of probate records. The records include wills, fee books, claim registers, legacy records, inheritance records, probate ticklers, and dockets.

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.

You can obtain copies of the original probate records (such as wills and estate files) by writing to the county clerk at the county courthouse.

The FamilySearch Catalog lists films of probate records. To find the records for this county, use the Place Search for California - Butte - Probate records.

Online Probate Records

Repositories

Archives, Libraries and Museums
County Courthouse
Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Societies

Paradise Genealogical Society
Library Address:
Paradise Genealogical Society
5587 Scottwood Road
PO Box 460
Paradise, California 95967-0460
Phone: 530-877-2330

Taxation

California tax records complement land records and can supplement the years between censuses. There may be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties. For more information, see the wiki page California Taxation.

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. See the CDC Where to Write website for information on acquiring copies of these records. The State office has records since July 1905. For earlier records, contact the County Recorder. See also How to order California Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
Divorce
Death

Voting Registers

California county clerks were to keep voting registers every other year from 1866 and well into the 20th century. These large books, called Great Registers, listed the men who registered to vote in that county. Besides name and age, the record may show place of birth, address, occupation, naturalization date and sometimes even a physical description.

These records are at the California State Library (1866-1944), and microfilmed copies are available through Family History Centers (1866-1910). Ancestry ($) has a searchable database of Butte Great Registers from 1867-1898.

The Butte county records for 1872 are available on the RootsWeb site, by clicking here.

Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries

Butte County Historical Society
P.O. Box 2195
Oroville, CA 95965
Phone: 530-533-9418 or 530-533-5316
Email:[1]
Website

Paradise Genealogical Society INC
P O Box 460
5587 Scottwood Rd
Paradise, CA 95969
Phone:(530) 877-2330
Website

Web Sites

References

  1. Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 62-75. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Amador County, California. Page 84 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. National Park Service, "California Trail" (map) in California National Historic Trail at http://www.nps.gov/cali/planyourvisit/upload/CALImap1-web.pdf (accessed 5 August 2011).
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "California Trail" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Trail (accessed 5 August 2012).