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Access the records: Idaho, Gem County Records, 1877-1962 .
This collection includes images of homestead patents, deeds, marriage licenses, naturalizations and probate records from the county clerk and recorder's office in Emmett for the years 1877-1962.
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Gem county was formed in 1915. Some of the records in this collection are transcriptions from records in the parent counties. The Coverage Table shows the record type and volume number, the time periods covered and the counties where the records came from.
|Record Type and Volume Number||Time Periods Covered||Parent County|
|Deed record, vol 1||1915-1916||Gem County|
|Deed record, vol 2||1866-1901||Ada County, Canyon County|
|Deed record, vol 3||1892-1902||Ada County, Canyon County|
|Deed record, vol 4||1902-1904||Canyon County|
|Deed record, vol 5||1904-1909||Canyon County|
|Deed record, vol 6||1907-1909||Ada County, Canyon County|
|Deed record, vol 7||1908-1911||Ada County, Canyon County|
|Deed record, vol 8||1911-1913||Ada County, Canyon County|
|Deed record, vol 9||1908-1915||Boise County, Canyon County|
|Deed record, vol 10||1906-1925||Canyon County, Gem County|
|Deed record, vol 11||1912-1918||Gem County|
|Deed record, vol 12||1916-1919||Ada County, Gem County|
|Deed record, vol 13||1919-1920||Gem County|
|Deed record, vol 14||1920-1922||Gem County|
|Deed record, vol A||1906-1916||Ada County, Boise County, Canyon County, Sweet County|
|Deed record, vol B||1907-1916||Boise County|
|Deed record, vol C||1892-1916||Boise County|
|Deed record, vol D||1901-1917||Ada County, Gem County|
|Homestead patents, vol 1||1877-1952||Adams County, Canyon County, Gem County, Payette County, Washington County|
|Homestead patents, vol A||1877-1952||Boise County, Gem County|
The record content varies by record type. It may include any of the following pieces of information:
- Name of primary individual
- Event date
- Event place
- Names of parents
- Biographical information about parents such as date and place of birth
- Names of heirs, such as spouse, children, other relatives, or friends
- Names of the executor, administrator, or guardian
- Names of witnesses
- Dates the documents were written and recorded (used to approximate event dates since a will was usually written near the time of death)
- Description and value of property or land
How to Use the Record
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- The place where the event occurred
- The approximate date the event occurred
- The name of the individual or individuals such as the names of the bride and groom
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Look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:
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- Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information.
- Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth of each partner to find a couple's birth records and parents' names.
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- When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
- Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800s.
- There is some variation in the information given from one record to another record.
- Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname. This is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
- Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have been born, married, or died in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
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- Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
- Check for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume.
- Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.
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Related Wiki Articles
- Idaho Vital Records
- Idaho Land and Property
- Idaho Naturalization and Citizenship
- Idaho Probate Records
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- “Idaho, Gem County Records, 1877-1962.” Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2015. Citing County Clerk and Recorder's Office, Emmett, Idaho.
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