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Note: The following changes are due to the Camp Fire (8/29/2019)



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Nestled in the foothills of northern California, the Paradise Genealogical Society was started in 1968 by a dedicated group of volunteers. Motivated by a love of history, they collected books, newspaper articles, maps and photographs of Butte County. Through the years, our members have donated and indexed additional books, obituaries, publications, and family histories.


Paradise Genealogical Society Library - 5587 Scottwood Rd, Paradise, CALibrary Address:
 Paradise Genealogical Society
Mailing address: PO Box 460, Paradise, CA 95967
Library Address: 2683 Hegan Ln, Chico, CA 95928

E-mail Us: pargenso@att.net

Library Hours:
Until Further Notice: Members Only
WEDNESDAY - 10:00 - 2:00 pm
SATURDAY - 10:00 am to 2:00 pm


Paradise Genealogical Society Membership

Membership fees (effective January 1, 2017) are for a 12 month period (except LIFE) and are available in the following categories:

  • INDIVIDUAL, $30.00 (US)
  • FAMILY (same address), $35.00 (US)
  • GOLD MINER (Individual or Family), $50.00 (US)
  • GOLD MINER PLUS (Individual or Family), $75.00 (US)
  • LIFE (50 or over), $350.00 (US)
  • ADD spouse to Life membership, at any time, $100.00 (US
To print out a membership application form please click HERE .
Or please PRINT OR TYPE the information and send it with your remittance:


PARADISE GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
MEETINGS


We hold meetings on the 3rd Thursday of January, February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November, and December at the  at the "Native Daughters of the Golden West, Annie Bidwell Parlor, 965 Salem St., Chico CA 95926, from 3:00 - 5:00 pm.

Board Meetings, open to members, are normally held at 9:00 am on the Wednesday two weeks prior to the Regular Meeting of each month at 2683 Hegan Lane, Chico, CA. Members planning to attend should verify meeting times with a PGS Board Member.

At times during the year we also sponsor seminars of interest to genealogists which are also open to the public.

PARADISE GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
YEAR 2019 OFFICERS


Revised: April 3, 2019, New Board elected.
To contact an officer or other member, E-mail us and on the Subject line, enter  ATTN: 'the name or position of the individual'.

President - Ed Wilhelm
1st Vice-President - Open
2nd Vice-President - Gordon Taylor
Library Director - Carol Sutherland
Recording Secretary - Vacant
Corresponding Secretary - Vacant
Treasurer - Acting Carol Sutherland
Director - Beverly George
Director - Katherine Borgogno
Director - Vacant

Some Committee Coordinators:

Goldmine Editor - Open
Nuggets Editor - Acting Deana Glatz
Web Coordinator - Gordon Taylor / Assistant Judy O'Neil

These Officers, and our COMMITTEE CHAIRS/COORDINATORS (posted at the Library), need other Society Members to assist them. Please contact them and let them know how, and when, you can assist them.

Duties for all positions may be found in the "Policy and Procedure Manual" available for reference at the Society Library.

Johnson Family, Ramsey BarPioneer Settler Certificates

The Butte County Pioneer Settler Certificate Program was initiated by the Paradise Genealogical Society as a way to celebrate the beginning of the new millennium. The descendants of early settlers in Butte County or the area which became Butte County may be eligible for a pioneer certificate on verification of their application and documentation. The certificates are issued for one of the following four time periods in county history based on when the pioneer settled in the area that is now Butte County.
Click here for more information.

   


The above image and many other historical photos can be found at:
http://cricket.csuchico.edu/SPCFOTOS/keywords.html

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