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Magalia Hall, 1896Our library contains a wealth of Butte County historical resources. The list below contains some of our popular publications and our most requested resource lookups. You may purchase any of our society publications (see Publications). If you find something in our indexes or would like to have us search one of these resources, (see Lookups).

CEMETERY
    Thirty-five cemeteries and isolated grave sites (See Cemeteries).

CENSUS
    1850 Butte County Federal Census
    1860 Butte County Federal Census   (see Publications)
    1870 Butte County Federal Census
    1880 Butte County Federal Census   (see Publications)
    1900 Butte County Federal Census
    1910 Butte County Federal Census

BUTTE COUNTY GREAT REGISTER
    
   
1866 - 1900 County-wide  30,000 record database.
     Click HERE for sample output.

    1866-1877 Great Register of Voters
    1877-1884 Great Register of Voters
    1890 Great Register of Voters           (see Publications)
    1899-1900 Great Register of Voters (pdf)

FIFTY YEARS OF MASONRY IN CALIFORNIA (1846-1896)
       

        
Click  for Masonic  Index

CORONER’S INQUEST INDEX 1852-1963

DEEDS
     Grantor and Grantee Deed Indexes  1850-1871    
     

DIRECTORIES
    Butte County Directory 1881
    Chico City Directory 1941-1942, 1966, 1973-1981, 1983-1988
    Oroville City Directory 1972, 1974-1976, 1978-1981, 1984, 1987
    Magalia City Directory 1973-1981
    Paradise Directory 1960, 1962-1965, 1967-1968, 1970-1971,
    1984-1989, 1993

LAND PRE-EMPTION CLAIMS INDEX 1850-1875

LIBRARY CATALOG/SHELF LIST
     
(Updated Aug 2016)

        Library Book Shelf List (Butte County Resources)   (.pdf)
        Library Book Shelf List (entire catalog)   (.pdf)
        Florence Styles Room Collection

MORTUARY RECORD
    Block Funeral Home, Gridley 1928-1953
    Paradise Chapel of the Pines 1946-1983   (see Publications)
    Rose Chapel, Paradise 1964-1993  (.pdf)
    Scheer Mortuary, Oroville (currently being indexed)

NATURALIZATIONS/DECLARATION OF INTENTION

NEWSPAPERS
    Butte County Newspaper Vitals 1880-1899   (see Publications)
    Newspaper Obituary Transcriptions 1885-1956
    Paradise Progress Review Index 1939-1955
    Paradise Progress Review Index 1925-1956

OBITUARIES

OROVILLE DEATH CERTIFICATES
   
     Oroville Death Certificates. Click HERE       

PEOPLE/BIOGRAPHIES
    "People of Butte County”, Florence Styles compilation of news articles (.pdf)
    “History of Butte County”, George C. Mansfield (1918)
    “History of Butte County”, Joseph F. McGie (1840-1980)
    “History of Butte County”, Harry L. Wells (1882)
    “Fifty Years of Masonry in California” (1897)
    “Bits and Pieces of People in Paradise” (1996-2002)
    "Old Days in Butte", Florence Boyle/Bill Dolan (1941)
    "This Paradise We Call Home", Lois H. McDonald (2000)

PROBATE
    Probate Records Index 1850-1917
    Probate Extracts (County/Superior Court) 1850-1880    (see Publications)

SCHOOLS
    Chico High School Yearbooks - Most years 1908-1936
    Chico High School Reunions - 1931, 1965
    Chico High School Class Grade books 1946-1958
    Chico State College Yearbook 1934-1941, 1965-1966, 1968)

SURNAME LIST
   
Surname Search Instructions:
    Search the list for names of interest. Make a note of the membership number
    found in the last column associated with the name(s) of interest. Call the library
    (530) 877-2330) during open hours or e-mail the library with the information
    at (pargenso@att.net). Provide the name(s) of interest, the membership number
    and your contact information (name and phone number or e-mail address). The
    member associated with the name(s) will then return your call.


   
Surname list   (.pdf)

TAX ASSESSORS RECORD INDEX 1857

VITAL RECORDS
    Births Index 1859-1905
    Delayed Births Index 1869-1991       (see Publications)
    Marriage Index 1851-1920
    Marriage Records Butte County, Lorraine Hubb
    Marriage Records Butte County 1931-1956
    Earliest Butte County Deaths 1858-1905   (see Publications)
    California Death Index 1940-1997
   Copies of vital record certificates may be obtained from the Butte Co. Recorder
   (see Links)


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