Alturas County, Idaho Genealogy

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Alturas County, Idaho was created 4 February 1863 from the Idaho Territory. Parts were taken to create [[Custer County, Idaho|Custer]] County 8 January 1881 and [[Elmore County, Idaho|Elmore]] County 7 February 1889, then the county was dissolved and split into [[Blaine County, Idaho|Blaine]] and [[Lincoln County, Idaho|Lincoln]] counties 5 March 1895 and 18 March 1895 respectively to circumvent a recent state supreme court decision striking down an earlier county reorganization. Named for "mountain summits"
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The county seat was Rocky Bar until 1882 when it was relocated to Hailey.
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== History  ==
  
Records are kept in Blaine County.  Some have been transferred to the State Historical Society Library in Boise.
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Alturas County was named for "mountain summits."
  
[[Category:Alturas_County,_Idaho]]
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==== Parent County  ====
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'''1864 --''' Alturas County, Idaho was created 4 February 1864 from the [[Idaho Territory|Idaho Territory]]. '''County seat:''' Its county seat was in Rocky Bar until 1882 when it was relocated to Hailey<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
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8 January 1881 -- [[Custer County, Idaho|Custer]] County was created from a part of Alturas County.
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7 February 1889 -- [[Elmore County, Idaho|Elmore]] County as created from a part of Alturas County.
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In 1895, Alturas County was dissolved and split to form two new counties, to circumvent a recent state supreme court decision striking down an earlier county reorganization:
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5 March 1895 -- [[Blaine County, Idaho|Blaine]] was created from part of Alturas County
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18 March 1895 -- [[Lincoln County, Idaho|Lincoln]] was created from a part of Alturas County
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==== Record Loss  ====
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== Resources  ==
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Many of the older court, land, naturalization, probate, pension, and vital records for Akturas County have been microfilmed and are available at the [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=207345&subject_disp=Idaho%2C+Boise&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library] in Salt Lake City and at the [http://www.idahohistory.net/county_microfilm.html Idaho State Historical Society's Library] in Boise. Details of the county records in these respective institutions can be obtained from their online catalogs or listings. Original records which have been microfilmed and more recent records are in the county courthouse in Idaho City. <ref> Idaho State Historical Society Reference Series, Number 10, ''Counties and County Seats'', Reissued July, 1991. </ref>
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Records are kept in Blaine County. Some have been transferred to the State Historical Society Library in Boise.
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== References  ==
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[[Category:Boise_County,_Idaho]] [[Category:Idaho_Counties]]

Revision as of 23:59, 4 June 2009

United States  > Idaho > Boise County

Contents

History

Alturas County was named for "mountain summits."

Parent County

1864 -- Alturas County, Idaho was created 4 February 1864 from the Idaho Territory. County seat: Its county seat was in Rocky Bar until 1882 when it was relocated to Hailey[1]

Boundary Changes

8 January 1881 -- Custer County was created from a part of Alturas County.

7 February 1889 -- Elmore County as created from a part of Alturas County.

In 1895, Alturas County was dissolved and split to form two new counties, to circumvent a recent state supreme court decision striking down an earlier county reorganization:

5 March 1895 -- Blaine was created from part of Alturas County

18 March 1895 -- Lincoln was created from a part of Alturas County

Record Loss

Resources

Many of the older court, land, naturalization, probate, pension, and vital records for Akturas County have been microfilmed and are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City and at the Idaho State Historical Society's Library in Boise. Details of the county records in these respective institutions can be obtained from their online catalogs or listings. Original records which have been microfilmed and more recent records are in the county courthouse in Idaho City. [2]

Records are kept in Blaine County. Some have been transferred to the State Historical Society Library in Boise.

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Idaho State Historical Society Reference Series, Number 10, Counties and County Seats, Reissued July, 1991.