Other Sites You Might Enjoy

Butte County Histori​cal Society

Established 1956

Bolts Antique Tool Museum
Chinese Temple (history and digital project)

Oroville Veterans Memorial Park

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

Gold Nugget Museum

Coleman Museum (Butte Creek Canyon and Centerville)
Yankee Hill Historical Society (Pentz to Pulga, Highway 70 Corridor)

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

Association for Northern California Historical Research
Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley
Bidwell, Annie Ellicott Kennedy
Bidwell, the Town
Butte County Library online resources

Butte County Library Photos

California Digital Newspaper Collection

California GenWeb site (many links to helpful sites and documents)
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 Topographic Maps
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)

Gridley Herald (and several local small town newspapers)
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)

The Marysville Appeal directory of Northern California for 1878, complete directory of residents in the counties of Butte, Colusa, Nevada, Placer, Sutter, Tehama, and Yuba
Mother Orange Tree, the real story

Oroville in the 20th Century - The Freight Era, Oil Tanks and High Street

Oroville in the 20th Century - An Electric Railway Arrives

Special Collections at CSU Chico, includes photos

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