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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.

Our Society maintains a library unique in that it is not subsidized by church or tax funds and is not housed in a church or tax supported public building. Members have check out privileges and the facilities are available to the public at no charge. 

Library patrons have access to more than 2,790 printed volumes,  and over 480 periodical titles of genealogical interest; fiche records; computerized files and resources; and the Florence Styles Collection of files and record resources of California, particularly Butte County, from this noted historian.


Paradise Genealogical Society Library - 5587 Scottwood Rd, Paradise, CALibrary Address:
Paradise Genealogical Society
5587 Scottwood Road
PO Box 460
Paradise, California 95967-0460
Phone: 530-877-2330
(Click here for map of area)

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Library Hours:
MONDAY - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
CLOSED TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY - 1:00 - 8:00 pm
CLOSED THURSDAY
FRIDAY - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
SATURDAY - 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
CLOSED SUNDAY and MOST LEGAL HOLIDAYS


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:

For further information contact: Jack de Coup-Crank at (530) 872-2187 or by E-MAIL

PARADISE GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
2018 CALENDAR


Updated: 1/3/2018
     

JANUARY

     3 Board Meeting 9:30 AM. Library
   11 Annual Meeting. 3 to 5 PM. Senior Center.
        Installation of new officers

 
FEBRUARY

     7 Board Meeting 9:30 AM. Library
     8 Regular Meeting. 3 to 5 PM. Senior Center.

MARCH

     7 Board Meeting 9:30 AM. Library
     8 Regular Meeting. 3 to 5 PM. Senior Center.
   11 DST begins

Michelle Shover from ANCHR (Association of Northern California Historical Research) will discuss different perspectives of historical research.

APRIL

     4 Board Meeting 9:30 AM. Library
  
12 Spaghetti Dinner 5 - 7 PM Senior Center
       
Non ticket holders: At the door: Adult   $8.00
                                    Children under 12   $4.00
MAY

     2 Board Meeting 9:30 AM. Library

     5 50th Anniversary Celebration Conference
        50th Anniversery Flyer
        50th Anniversery Registration Form

   10 Regular Meeting. 3 to 5 PM. Senior Center.
   28 LIBRARY CLOSED - Memorial Day

JUNE

     6 Board Meeting 9:30 AM. Library
   14 Regular Meeting. 3 to 5 PM. Senior Center.

JULY

     4 LIBRARY CLOSED Independence Day
    
5 Board Meeting 9:30 AM. Library

       
NO REGULAR MEETING
 

AUGUST

     1 Board Meeting 9:30 AM. Library

        NO REGULAR MEETING
 

SEPTEMBER

     3 LIBRARY CLOSED Labor Day
    
5 Board Meeting 9:30 AM. Library
   13 Regular Meeting 3 to 5 PM. Senior Center

OCTOBER

     3 Board Meeting 9:30 AM. Library
   11 Regular Meeting 3 to 5 PM. Senior Center


NOVEMBER

     4 DST ends
    
7 Board Meeting 9:30 AM. Library
     8 Regular Meeting 3 to 5 PM. Senior Center
   19 through 30 - LIBRARY closed, Thanksgiving

DECEMBER

     5 Board Meeting 9:30 AM. Library
   13Christmas Party 5 - 7 PM. Senior Center
  
17 Through January 1, 2018 - LIBRARY closed

   
 

PARADISE GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
MEETINGS


We hold meetings on the 2nd Thursday of January, February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November, and December at the Paradise Ridge Senior Center, 877 Nunneley, Paradise, from 3:00 - 5:00 pm. For information on current and planned meetings please see current CALENDAR.

Board Meetings, open to members, are normally held at 9:30 am on the Wednesday one week prior to the Regular Meeting of each month at the Society Library. 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 2017 OFFICERS


Revised: January 3, 2018, 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 - Gordon Taylor
2nd Vice-President - Jack de Coup-Crank
Library Director - Carol Sutherland
Recording Secretary - Alison Shedd
Corresponding Secretary - Shirley de Coup-Crank
Treasurer - Danielle Wanchek
Director - Liz Huska
Director - Joyce Higgins
Director - Nancy Groshong
Director - Jan Karolyi

Some Committee Coordinators:

Goldmine Editor - Kathleen Corrigan
Nuggets Editor - Mary Brashears
Webmaster - Jack de Coup-Crank

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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