LINKS TO BUTTE COUNTY HISTORY

Butte County Organizations

OROVILLE
Bolts Antique Tool Museum
Chinese Temple (history and digital project)
Oroville Veterans Memorial Park

CHICO
Bidwell Mansion
Bidwell Mansion Association
Chico Heritage Association
Far West Heritage Association (Chico Museum and Patrick Ranch)

PARADISE
Gold Nugget Museum

OTHER
Coleman Museum (Butte Creek Canyon and Centerville)
Yankee Hill Historical Society

Records

Butte County Death Index, pre-1905
Butte County Directories (scanned)
Butte County Recorder's Office (order records online)
Butte County Vital Records newspaper index, 1854-1897
California Death Records, 1940-1997

Research

Association for Northern California Historical Research
Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley
Bidwell, Annie Ellicott Kennedy
Bidwell, the Town
Butte County GenWeb site (many links to helpful sites and documents)
Butte County Library online resources
California Digital Newspaper Collection
California Historical Society
California History Books Online (within Internet Archives website)
California Newspapers at Meriam Library (CSU, Chico)
California State Library, California History Section
California State Archives
California's Living New Deal Project
Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers
Early Oregonians Database, Oregon State Archives
Good Old Sandlot Days (Oroville's baseball history)

Historical Markers in Butte County
Lahontan Images Archives, including material from Butte, Lassen and Modoc Counties
Library of Congress, American Memory,
"California As I First Saw It" (first person narrative 1849-1900)
Mother Orange Tree, the real story
Special Collections at CSU Chico, includes photos

Genealogy

Butte County Library Local History and Genealogy
Butte County Tombstone Transcription Project
California Genealogy and History Archives
Cyndi's List, comprehensive list of genealogy sites
Genealogy around Bidwell Bar
Geographic names and locations, includes cemeteries
Paradise Genealogical Society


Last update July 27, 2014