Butte County, California
Genealogy, History & Facts
Butte County, California Facts
When was Butte County, CA Created?
Butte County was established on February 18, 1850
Butte County, CA Vital Records
Where can find Butte County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Butte County vital records can be found at the California Office of Vital Records has copies of birth and death records from July 1905, marriage records that occurred from 1949-1986 and 1998-1999, divorce records that occurred between 1962 and June, 1984. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in California for current fees and application process.
You can search online for Butte County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for California Birth Certificate, Marriage or Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Applications to mail.
Vital Records can also be found in the Local Registrar of Births and Death, 202 Mira Loma Drive, Room 133, Oroville, CA 95965-3500; Office (530) 538-7581, FAX (530) 538-7023
- Early records, Butte and Tehama Counties, California
- U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
- Social Security Death Index
- USGenweb Archives California Marriage Project
- California Birth Index 1905 to 1995 from the California Department of Public Health, Center for Health Statistics
- California Birth Index, 1905-1995
- California Marriage Records 1960 to 1985 from the California Department of Health
- California, County Marriages, 1850-1952
- California Marriages, 1850-1877
- California, Marriage Index, 1960-1985
- California Divorce Index, 1966-1984
- Western States Marriage Index, 1809-2011
- California Death Index 1940 to 1997
- California Death Index, 1940-1997
- California, World War I Death Announcements, 1918-1921
- California Biographical Collection: Responses to Vital Record Inquiries, 1822-1964
Butte County, CA Census Records
What Butte County, CA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Butte County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Butte Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Butte Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Butte Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890.
Another California census is the California State Census in 1852. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also California Census Records Research Guide.
Butte County, CA Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the Butte County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Butte County court, probate, and land records data as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in California courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless California residents.
The possibilities are excellent that your forefathers have left a comprehensive document of at least a number of facets of their lives in the Butte County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her to appear in court records. See Also California Corthouse Records Research Guide.
- Butte County Courthouse (Completed 1856, all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 25 County Center Dr., Oroville, CA 95965
- Phone: (530) 538-7631
- Butte County Recorder-Clerk
- Birth / Death Records: 1859
- Marriage Records: 1851
- Land Records: 1846
- Butte County Clerk of Superior Court
- Probate Records: 1850
- Court Records: 1850
- Early California Wills
- BLM Land Records
Butte County, CA Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Butte County, CA?
A list of Butte County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Californiia Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
- Butte County Historical Society, P.O. Box 2195, Oroville 95965; 530.533.9418
- Paradise Genealogical Societey, 5587 Scottwood Road, PO Box 460, Paradise, California 95967-0460; Phone: 530-877-2330
- Chico California Family History Center , 2430 Mariposa Ave, Chico, CA 95926; Phone: 530-343-6641
- Gridley California Family History Center, 348 Spruce Street, Gridley, CA 95948-2262; Phone: 530-846-3921
- Oroville California Family History Center, 2390 Monte Vista Avenue, Oroville, CA 95966; Phone: 530-533-2734
- Butte College Library, 3536 Butte Campus Drive, Oroville, CA 95965
- Butte County Library, 1820 Mitchell Avenue, Oroville, CA 95966; Phone: (530) 538-7525
- California State Archives, Office of Secretary of State, 1020 O Street, Room 130, Sacramento, CA 95814
- California State Library, 914 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA 95814
- California Historical Society, 678 Mission Street, San Francisco 94105
- California Genealogical Society And Library, 2201 Broadway, Suite LL2, Oakland 94612-3017
Where can I connect with other Butte County, CA Researchers through message boards and forums?
- California Genealogy Community (plus.google.com)
- California State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Butte County, California Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com)
- Butte County, California Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
What other genealogical resources are available in Butte County, CA?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Butte County. A majority of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some require a payment. This is basically a listing which has been gathered or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site above another.