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Butte County, California Facts

When was Butte County, CA Created?
Butte County was established on February 18, 1850

What is the County Seat of Butte County, CA?
The County Seat is located in Oroville also, the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Butte County, CA?
Bordering Counties are Yuba CountySutter CountyColusa CountyGlenn CountyTehama CountyPlumas County .

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 CertificateMarriage or Divorce CertificateDeath 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

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 1850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

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

Butte County Courthouse

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, 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.

Where can I connect with other Butte County, CA Researchers through message boards and forums?

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.

Butte Co. CA Books, Newspapers & Publications

Butte Co. CA Cemeteries & Church Records

Butte Co. CA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Butte Co. CA General and History Websites

Butte Co. CA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Butte Co. CA Military Records

Butte Co. CA Schools & Directories