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]] 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 ito circumvent a recent state supreme court decision striking down an earlier county reorganization. Named for "mountain summits"
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Idaho|Idaho]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Alturas County''
  
The county seat was Rocky Bar until 1882 when it was relocated to Hailey.
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== Quick Facts  ==
  
Records are kept in Blaine County  
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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><ref>Extinct or Renamed Counties&amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;ref&amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;Idaho State Historical Society Reference Series, "Counties Which No Longer Exist", Number 11 [http://www.idahohistory.net/Reference%20Series/0011.pdf available online]&amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;/ref&amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;</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 was 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 {{FHL|Idaho%2C+Boise|subject|disp=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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The original records of Alturas County are presently kept in Blaine County. Some have been transferred to the State Historical Society Library in Boise.
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=== Census  ===
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For a summary of census records for the state of Idaho, see [[Idaho Census|Idaho Census Records]].
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The 1890 federal census for Idaho was destroyed. However, the Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library is creating a list of [http://idahohistory.net/1890_census.html 1890 Idaho residents] by indexing a variety of records, 1885-1894. This reconstructed list will substitute for the destroyed 1890 federal census. Alturas County is included in this reconstructed census.
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=== Court  ===
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Some of the early [[Idaho Court Records|court records]] of Alturas County, Idaho have been microfilmed as part of the records of Blaine County and are available at the [http://www.idahohistory.net/County_Records_ISHS_microfilm.pdf Idaho State Historical Society Library and Archives] in Boise. The records filmed are for about 1865 through 1895 and include civil suits, divorce papers, and judgment dockets. Copies of these microfilmed court records are also available at the {{FHL|616552|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}} in Salt Lake City.
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=== History  ===
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A history of Alturas County is [http://www.idahogenealogy.com/alturas/ available online].
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The [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-alturas-and-blaine-counties-idaho/oclc/18707579&referer=brief_results History of Alturas and Blaine counties, Idaho ]was published in 1938. It is available at various libraries and through Heritage Quest.
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== References  ==
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United States Gotoarrow.png Idaho Gotoarrow.png Alturas County

Contents

Quick Facts

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][2]

Boundary Changes

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

7 February 1889 -- Elmore County was 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. [3]

The original records of Alturas County are presently kept in Blaine County. Some have been transferred to the State Historical Society Library in Boise.

Census

For a summary of census records for the state of Idaho, see Idaho Census Records.

The 1890 federal census for Idaho was destroyed. However, the Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library is creating a list of 1890 Idaho residents by indexing a variety of records, 1885-1894. This reconstructed list will substitute for the destroyed 1890 federal census. Alturas County is included in this reconstructed census.

Court

Some of the early court records of Alturas County, Idaho have been microfilmed as part of the records of Blaine County and are available at the Idaho State Historical Society Library and Archives in Boise. The records filmed are for about 1865 through 1895 and include civil suits, divorce papers, and judgment dockets. Copies of these microfilmed court records are also available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.

History

A history of Alturas County is available online.

The History of Alturas and Blaine counties, Idaho was published in 1938. It is available at various libraries and through Heritage Quest.

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Extinct or Renamed Counties&amp;amp;amp;lt;ref&amp;amp;amp;gt;Idaho State Historical Society Reference Series, "Counties Which No Longer Exist", Number 11 available online&amp;amp;amp;lt;/ref&amp;amp;amp;gt;
  3. Idaho State Historical Society Reference Series, Number 10, Counties and County Seats, Reissued July, 1991.