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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Idaho|Idaho]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Bingham County''  
 
''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Idaho|Idaho]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Bingham County''  
  
=== County Courthouse<br>  ===
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[http://www.co.bingham.id.us/ Bingham County]<br>Clerk's Office<br>501 North Maple #205 <br>Blackfoot, Idaho 83221  
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== County Courthouse  ==
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&nbsp;[http://www.co.bingham.id.us/ Bingham County&nbsp;Courthouse]<br>Clerk's Office<br>501 North Maple #205 <br>Blackfoot, Idaho 83221<br>Phone: 208.945.8040<br><br>County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1885, divorce and <br>court records from 1900, probate records from 1892, naturalization <br>commission minutes from 1855, and school census 1898-1933. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Bingham, Idaho page 177, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
=== Quick Facts  ===
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{{Wikipedia|Bingham County, Idaho}}  
 
{{Wikipedia|Bingham County, Idaho}}  
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'''6 February 1917:''' [[Butte County, Idaho|Butte County]] created from a part of Bingham County.  
 
'''6 February 1917:''' [[Butte County, Idaho|Butte County]] created from a part of Bingham County.  
  
=== Record Loss ===
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== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
{{Bingham County, Idaho}}
 
The preceding list of places includes incorporated cities and towns, unincorporated towns and communities, and place names that may have been used in family histories. Some have well-organized records and even have web sites. Some are simply social communities with no official records, but which may be referenced in small-town newspapers. The list is provided to help researchers identify localities within the county. As records or histories of these localities are identified, a page will be added for each of these place names.
 
  
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{{Bingham County, Idaho}} The preceding list of places includes incorporated cities and towns, unincorporated towns and communities, and place names that may have been used in family histories. Some have well-organized records and even have web sites. Some are simply social communities with no official records, but which may be referenced in small-town newspapers. The list is provided to help researchers identify localities within the county. As records or histories of these localities are identified, a page will be added for each of these place names.
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
Many of the older court, land, naturalization, probate, pension and vital records for Bingham County have been microfilmed and/or digitzed and are available at the [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=207319 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 the Family Hitory Library can be obtained from their online catalog or listings. Original records which have been microfilmed or imaged, and more recent records are in the county courthouse in Blackfoot. A considerable amount of inactive records have been transferred to the Idaho State Historical Society in Boise. <ref>Idaho State Historical Society Reference Series, Number 10, ''Counties and County Seats'', Reissued July, 1991. </ref>  
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Many of the older court, land, naturalization, probate, pension and vital records for Bingham County have been microfilmed and/or digitzed and are available at the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/index/catalog-search#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=keywords&searchCriteria=Bingham+County%2C+Idaho&placeName=&author_givenName=&author_surname= Family History Library] in Salt Lake City and at the [http://history.idaho.gov/research.html Idaho State Archives] in Boise. Details of the county records in the Family History Library can be obtained from their online catalog or listings. Original records which have been microfilmed or imaged, and more recent records are in the county courthouse in Blackfoot. A considerable amount of inactive records have been transferred to the Idaho State Historical Society in Boise. <ref>Idaho State Historical Society Reference Series, Number 10, ''Counties and County Seats'', Reissued July, 1991. </ref>  
  
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
  
The following cemeteries of Bingham County have been identified and some of their records located. When multiple transcriptions are listed, they may contain discrepant information. The transcriptions may have been made at different times and by different people. Some names may have been mis-read. Some gravestones may have been missed. All transcriptions available for each cemetery should be checked.  
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{{RAOGKcemetery}}There are many cemeteries in Bingham County. For a list of those that have been identified, and links to transcriptions and/or photographs of tombstones, go to [[Bingham County, Idaho Cemetery Records|Bingham County, Idaho Cemetery Records]].  
  
[[LDS Cemetery Records|LDS Cemetery Records]]<br>US Vol. 5 page 165 - Just Cemetery
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For the cemeteries in or immediately adjacent to the cities, please see the city pages for the cities listed above.  
  
See also Eastern Idaho Death Index.
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=== Census  ===
  
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| 1900=10447
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| 1910=23306
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| 1920=18310
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| 1930=18561
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| 1940=21044
| Aberdeen Cemetery
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| 1950=23271
| East on East Central Street, go about 1/4 mile on south side of road
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| 1960=28218
| Some records of this cemetery at PARL<ref>Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.</ref> in Boise; transcription of gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1986234 Find-a-Grave.com] website
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| 1970=29167
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| 1980=36489
| Basalt Cemetery
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| 1990=37583
| West of Basalt on the west side of Highway 91 between Firth and Shelley
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| 2000=41735
| Transcription of gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=80403 Findagrave.com] website; Photos of 8 gravestones at [http://idahogravestones.org/cemetery.php?cemID=632 idahogravestones.org]
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| footnote=sources:<ref>[http://www.census.gov/population/cencounts/id190090.txt census.gov - Idaho population by county, 1900-90] accessed 2009-05-03</ref><ref>[http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/16/16027.html quickfacts.census.gov - Canyon County] accessed 2009-05-03</ref>
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| Firth Cemetery
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| Formerly called Dye Cemetery<br>Take Highway 91 out of Blackfoot going north, at the Firth Mill turn right across the railroad tracks and stay on that road until it dead ends into the cemetery
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| Some records of this cemetery at PARL<ref>Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.</ref> in Boise; transcription of gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1963199 Findagrave.com] website
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| Fort Hall Mission Church Cemetery
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| Fort Hall
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| Transcription of gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2274449 Findagrave.com] website
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| Gibson Cemetery
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| Between Blackfoot and Fort Hall on Indian reservation
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| Transcription of gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=80481 Findagrave.com] website
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| Good Shepherd Cemetery
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| Fort Hall
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| Transcription of gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=80487 Findagrave.com] website
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| Goshen Cemetery
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| 1/2 mile East of town of Goshen on Goshen Road
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| Transcription of gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=277677 Findagrave.com] website; Photo of 1 gravestone at [http://idahogravestones.org/cemetery.php?cemID=617 idahogravestones.org]
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| Grove City Cemetery
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| 1 Willow Drive, Blackfoot, Idaho
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| Some records of this cemetery at PARL<ref>Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.</ref> in Boise; transcription of gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=80494 Findagrave.com] website
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| Groveland Cemetery
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| NW of Groveland on Porterville Road
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| Some records of this cemetery at PARL<ref>Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.</ref> in Boise; transcription of gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=80495 Findagrave.com] website
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| Hillcrest (Shelley) Cemetery
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| Go to Baseline Road south of Shelly, turn right across railroad tracks. About a mile from Hwy 91 (1200 North) on the right side of the road
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| Some records of this cemetery at PARL<ref>Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.</ref> in Boise; transcription of gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=80500 Findagrave.com] website
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| Homestead Cemetery
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| About 3 miles SW of Aberdeen
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| Some records of this cemetery at PARL<ref>Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.</ref> in Boise; transcription of gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=80507 Findagrave.com] website
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| Just Cemetery (Private Family)
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| Hwy 91 N out of Blackfoot to Wolverine Road. Turn right (East). Follow this road to Reid Road (South). Reid Road makes a right turn and the cemetery will be on the right up on a hill
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| Some records of this cemetery at PARL<ref>Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.</ref> in Boise; transcription of gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2282827 Findagrave.com] website
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| Moreland Cemetery
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| NW of Moreland on Parks Road
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| Transcription of gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=80569 Findagrave.com] website
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| Pleasant Valley Cemetery
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| Pleasant Valley
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| Some records of this cemetery at PARL<ref>Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.</ref> in Boise
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| Riverside-Thomas (Thomas Riverside) Cemetery
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| Take Hwy 39 out of Blackfoot past Riverside. After you pass the Snake River High School on the right, the cemetery is almost immediately on the left side of the road
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| Some records of this cemetery at PARL<ref>Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.</ref> in Boise; transcription of gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=80664 Findagrave.com] website; Photos of 6 gravestones at [http://idahogravestones.org/cemetery.php?cemID=116 idahogravestones.org]
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| Riverview Cemetery
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| From Hwy 91/Yellowstone Hwy go to N end of Firth to Firth Road. Cross the river and turn right at the first road which should be N 550 E.
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| Transcription of gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=80625 Findagrave.com] website
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| Ross Fork Cemetery
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| Fort Hall
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| Transcription of gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=80630 Findagrave.com] website
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| Sand Hill
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| Fort Hall
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| Transcription of gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2279411 Findagrave.com] website
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| Shelley Cemetery
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| see Hillcrest Cemetery
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| Transcription of gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1986234 Find-a-Grave.com] website
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| Southeast Idaho Crematory
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| Blackfoot
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| Transcription of gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2302478 Findagrave.com] website
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| Springfield-Sterling (Sterling) Cemetery
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| About 1/2 mile East of Springfield, on Highway 39
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| Some records of this cemetery at PARL<ref>Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.</ref> in Boise; transcription of gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1988256 Findagrave.com] website; Transcription of 446 gravestones available through [http://www.interment.net/data/us/id/bingham/sterling_city.htm Interment.net]
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| State Hospital South Cemetery
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| In Blackfoot, Idaho on Cromwell Lane past the ball field on the left
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| Transcription of gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2147349 Findagrave.com] website
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| Sterling Cemetery
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| see Springfield-Sterling Cemetery
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| Thomas Riverside Cemetery
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| see Riverside Thomas Cemetery
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For a summary of census records for the state of Idaho, see [[Idaho Census|Idaho Census Records]].  
 
For a summary of census records for the state of Idaho, see [[Idaho Census|Idaho Census Records]].  
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=== Church History and Records  ===
 
=== Church History and Records  ===
  
==== Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints ====
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==== Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints ====
  
 
The following are local congregations (wards) of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints which existed in Bingham County, Idaho prior to 1950. Many of the original records of these church units are in the [http://www.lds.org/churchhistory/library Historical Library] in Salt Lake City. Many of the membership records covering these units from the date of their creation to about 1948 have been microfilmed and are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.  
 
The following are local congregations (wards) of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints which existed in Bingham County, Idaho prior to 1950. Many of the original records of these church units are in the [http://www.lds.org/churchhistory/library Historical Library] in Salt Lake City. Many of the membership records covering these units from the date of their creation to about 1948 have been microfilmed and are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.  
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=== County Commissioner's Records  ===
 
=== County Commissioner's Records  ===
  
=== Court Records ===
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The [[Idaho County Commissioners' Records|minute books of the County Commissioners]] contain interesting tidbits of history about the county as well as the names of individuals appealing to the County Commissioners for action on issues of concern to them. Minutes of those meetings were recorded from the formation of the county, for most counties. Some counties now post the minutes of current meetings online.
  
===== Judgment Books =====
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Most of these records have been preserved in the county courthouses of the State of Idaho. Few have been microfilmed. Contact the county clerk for information about years covered and availability.
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=== Court Records ===
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Some of the early court records of Bingham County, Idaho have been microfilmed and are available at the [http://history.idaho.gov/County_Records_ISHS_microfilm.pdf Idaho State Archives] in Boise, Idaho. The records filmed include civil suits, divorce papers, judgment dockets, etc. Copies of these microfilmed court records are also available at the {{FHL|640052|title-id|disp=Family History Library}} in Salt Lake City, Utah or at any of the Library's [https://www.familysearch.org/locations Family History Centers.] Additional court records and more recent records are housed at the Bingham County courthouse in Blackfoot, Idaho, and can be accessed by making a visit there.
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Some of the&nbsp;Bingham County court records that have been microfilmed are:
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*Power of attorney, 1866-1917
  
 
=== History  ===
 
=== History  ===
  
=== Land and Property ===
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The book [http://www.worldcat.org/title/bingham-county-history/oclc/14069402&referer=brief_results Bingham County History ]was published in 1985, commemorating the county's first hundred years.
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Additional published works are: (See [http://www.worldcat.org WorldCat ]&nbsp;for details on the locations of these and other materials.)
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*Taylor Mountain Homesteaders: The Compiled Histories of the Settlers of Bingham &amp; Bonneville Counties of Southwest Idaho
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*Settlement of Idaho by Utah Pioneers: Bingham and Jefferson Counties
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*People of the Hills
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*Historical Sketch of Bingham County, Idaho
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*"Old Bingham" the banner county of Idaho at the World's Columbian Exposition, 1893
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A brief [http://www.co.bingham.id.us/history.htm History of Bingham County] is available on the county website.
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=== Land and Property ===
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Generally speaking, land and property records are held at the county level and may be accessed at the county courthouse where the transactions took place. The Bingham County courthouse is located in Blackfoot, Idaho.&nbsp; Some of the earlier records may have been transferred to the [http://history.idaho.gov/research.html Idaho State Archives], and microfilmed copies of these records maybe viewed at the Archives in Boise, Idaho.
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The Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah has microfilmed the following {{FHL|725812|subject-id|disp=Bingham County land records}}; Deeds from 1865-1923; Index to Homesteads 1890-1960; Homesteads from 1889 to 1961. These films can be viewed at the Library in Salt Lake City or at any of the Library's [https://www.familysearch.org/locations Family History Centers.]
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=== Maps  ===
 
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*Map of Bingham County, Idaho is [http://idaho.hometownlocator.com/maps/CountyMap,CFIPS,011,c,Bingham.cfm available online.]
 
*Map of Bingham County, Idaho is [http://idaho.hometownlocator.com/maps/CountyMap,CFIPS,011,c,Bingham.cfm available online.]
  
=== Military History and Records ===
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=== Migration  ===
  
World War I draft registration cards, 1917-1918, for Bingham County have been microfilmed. Copies of these records are available at the Family History Library (their [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=746974 microfilm numbers 1452108 and 1452109]) and are also [http://content.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=6482&path=Idaho.Bingham+County available online] at Ancestry.com, for a subscription fee. The original cards are maintained in the Southeast Regional Archives of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in East Point, Georgia and have been microfilmed by the National Archives as their Microcopy M1509.  
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Early migration routes to and from {{PAGENAME}} for European and African American settlers included:
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:*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snake_River Snake River]
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:*[[Oregon Trail]] 1830s to 1890s from western Missouri to Oregon City, Oregon<ref>Jim Tompkins, "The Oregon Trail 1841-1848 Map IV" in ''Oregon Trail Landmarks'' at http://www.oregonpioneers.com/OTMap4.jpg  (accessed 18 July 2011).</ref>
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:*[[California Trail]] 1846 to 1869 from western Missouri to northern California<ref>"Oregon California Trails Association" at http://octatrails.micromaps.com/ (accessed 18 July 2011).</ref>
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World War I draft registration cards, 1917-1918, for Bingham County have been microfilmed. Copies of these records are available at the Family History Library (their {{FHL|746974|title-id|disp=microfilm numbers 1452108 and 1452109}}) and are also [http://content.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=6482&path=Idaho.Bingham+County available online] at Ancestry.com, for a subscription fee. The original cards are maintained in the Southeast Regional Archives of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in East Point, Georgia and have been microfilmed by the National Archives as their Microcopy M1509.  
  
 
=== Miscellaneous Series  ===
 
=== Miscellaneous Series  ===
  
Often overlooked by the genealogist, this group of volumes may contain affidavits for citizenship, final disposition of estates, divorce decrees, and many other types of valuable documents. The content varies from county to county, year to year and from clerk to clerk. When the estate case files, civil or criminal files are not available or have been destroyed, you may find key documents recorded here. Most counties will have an index to this series and it is a must search if the information you are seeking is not found elsewhere.
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Often overlooked by the genealogist, this group of volumes '''may''' contain affidavits for citizenship, final disposition of estates, divorce decrees, and many other types of valuable documents. The content varies from county to county, year to year and from clerk to clerk. When the estate case files, civil or criminal files are not available or have been destroyed, you may find key documents recorded here. Most counties will have an index to this series and it is a '''must''' search if the information you are seeking is not found elsewhere.
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Neither the Idaho State Archives in Boise, Idaho, nor the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah appear to have copies of any Miscellaneous Series in Bingham County.&nbsp; One should check with the Bingham County courthouse in Blackfoot for any possible records which they hold.  
  
 
=== Naturalization  ===
 
=== Naturalization  ===
  
Some but not all of the original naturalization records of Bingham County have been transferred to the Idaho State Historical Society Library in Boise. Those in the Society's Library have been indexed in their [http://idahohistory.net/naturalization.html Index to Naturalizations].  
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Some but not all of the original naturalization records of Bingham County have been transferred to the Idaho State Archives in Boise. Those in the Archive's Library have been indexed in their [http://history.idaho.org/naturalization.html Index to Naturalizations].  
  
 
=== Newspapers  ===
 
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*Shelley Pioneer  
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{{RAOGKobituary}}Newspapers being published in Bingham County include the Aberdeen Times, published in [[Aberdeen, Idaho|Aberdeen]]; the Shelley Pioneer, published in [[Shelley, Idaho|Shelley]]; and [http://www.am-news.com/ The Morning News], published in [[Blackfoot, Idaho|Blackfoot ]](see the individual towns where these newspapers are published for additional information).
*[http://www.am-news.com/ The Morning News] (1891 called Idaho News; 1892 called Blackfoot News) Blackfoot Public Library offers access to historic editions of this news paper on microfilm through interlibrary loan. Blackfoot Public Library will also perform brief searches for and $.10 per copy fee.
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The Morning News was called the Idaho News in 1891 and the Blackfoot News in 1892. Blackfoot Public Library offers access to historic editions of this news paper on microfilm through interlibrary loan. Blackfoot Public Library will also perform brief searches and provide copies for $.10 each.
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The [http://history.idaho.gov/library_collections.html#anchor566425 Idaho State Archives] has microfilmed many of Bingham County's early newspapers which can be accessed&nbsp;at their facility&nbsp;in Boise, Idaho.  
  
 
=== Pension Records  ===
 
=== Pension Records  ===
  
[http://idahohistory.net/pension.html Mothers' Pensions] were provided by the State of Idaho for widows and/or orphans, under certain conditions. Petitions for those pensions were filed with the probate court in each county. The original papers for several counties have been transferred to the Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library (PARL) in Boise. Those at PARL have been indexed. Bingham County Mothers' Pensions are included in that index.  
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[http://history.idaho.gov/pension.html Mothers' Pensions] were provided by the State of Idaho for widows and/or orphans, under certain conditions. Petitions for those pensions were filed with the probate court in each county. The original papers for several counties have been transferred to the Idaho State Archives in Boise and have been indexed. Bingham County Mothers' Pensions are included in that index.  
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=== Probate Records  ===
  
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The original estate case files are located in the basement vault of the County Clerk's Office and date from 1885. They are still in their original metal drawers and have to be carefully unfolded to use. Be sure to use the Index to Probate Records (also in the basement vault) for a detailed listing of actions taken by the Probate Court. Some of the probate minute books (sometimes called proceedings) have been transferred to the [http://history.idaho.gov/research.html Idaho State Archives].
  
The original estate case files are located in the basement vault of the County Clerk's Office and date from 1885. They are still in their original metal drawers and have to be carefully unfolded to use. Be sure to use the Index to Probate Records (also in the basement vault) for a detailed listing of actions taken by the Probate Court. Some of the probate minute books (sometimes called proceedings) have been transferred to the State Archives.  
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The [[Family History Library]] in Salt Lake City has microfilmed the following {{FHL|725813|subject-id|disp=Bingham County Probate}} Court records--(1885-1932) and Widows and Orphan Records 1913-1927.; These films are available for viewing at the Library in Salt Lake City or in any of the Library's [https://www.familysearch.org/locations Family History Centers.]
  
 
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==== Birth  ====
 
==== Birth  ====
  
The Birth Registers for Bingham County, 1907-1911 have been microfilmed and are available at the Idaho State Historical Society Library in Boise and at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. Birth records, 1911 to present, for individuals born in Bingham County are included in and recorded at the state level. These records are restricted for a period of one hundred years from the time of the individual's birth but can be obtained by following the guidelines as issued by the State of Idaho. See the Vital Records section under the subject Idaho for more details.  
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The Birth Registers for Bingham County, 1907-1911 have been microfilmed and are available at the Idaho State Archives in Boise and at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. Birth records, 1911 to present, for individuals born in Bingham County are included in and recorded at the state level. These records are restricted for a period of one hundred years from the time of the individual's birth but can be obtained by following the guidelines as issued by the State of Idaho. See the '''[[Idaho Vital Records|Vital Records]]''' section under the subject Idaho for more details.  
  
 
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==== Marriages  ====
  
6,451 marriages from 8 Jan 1885 to 6 Nov 1949 are listed on the Western States Marriage Index (website).  
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6,451 marriages from 8 Jan 1885 to 6 Nov 1949 are listed on the [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].  
  
 
==== Deaths  ====
 
==== Deaths  ====
  
The Death Registers for Bingham County, 1907-1911, have been microfilmed and are available at the Idaho State Historical Society Library in Boise and at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. After 1911, deaths occuring in Bingham County are included in the state-wide registration program. These records are restricted for a period of fifty years from the time of the individual's death but can be obtained by following the guidelines as mandated by the State of Idaho. See the Vital Records section under Idaho for details [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Idaho_Vital_Records Idaho Vital Records].  
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The Death Registers for Bingham County, 1907-1911, have been microfilmed and are available at the Idaho State Archives in Boise and at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. After 1911, deaths occurring in Bingham County are included in the state-wide registration program. These records are restricted for a period of fifty years from the time of the individual's death but can be obtained by following the guidelines as mandated by the State of Idaho. See the '''Vital Records''' section under [[Idaho Vital Records|Idaho]] for details.  
  
Copies of death certificates from 1911-1954 are on microfilm and can be used at the Idaho State Historical Society (PARL) Library in Boise, the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, BYU-Idaho University Library in Rexburg and several other locations.  
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Copies of death certificates from 1911-1954 are on microfilm and can be used at the Idaho State Archives in Boise, the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, BYU-Idaho University Library in Rexburg and several other locations.  
  
A state-wide index to Idaho Deaths, 1911-1956 is available online. Efforts to expand this index to 1960 are underway. Another version is Idaho Death Index 1911-1956.  
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A state-wide index to Idaho Deaths, 1911-1956 is [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/famhist/Death/searchForm.cfm available online]. Efforts to expand this index to 1960 are underway. Another version is Idaho Death Index 1911-1956.  
  
 
===== Deaths from other sources  =====
 
===== Deaths from other sources  =====
  
A significant source of death and related information for eastern Idaho families can be found at the following website [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/famhist/Obit/searchForm.cfm Eastern Idaho Death Index].
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A significant source of death and related information for eastern Idaho families can be found at the following website [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/famhist/Obit/searchForm.cfm Eastern Idaho Death Index].  
  
 
== Societies, Libraries and Museums  ==
 
== Societies, Libraries and Museums  ==
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*Bingham County Historical Society
 
*Bingham County Historical Society
  
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 75 North Broadway Street, Blackfoot, ID‎ <br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; (208) 785-9906‎<br>
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&nbsp;&nbsp;3 N.W.&nbsp;Main St., Blackfoot, ID‎ <br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; (208) 785-9906‎<br>  
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Blackfoot Idaho Family History Center]]
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*[[Firth Idaho Family History Center]]
  
 
== Websites  ==
 
== Websites  ==
  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~idbingha/ The Bingham County ID GenWeb Project], a member of [[IDGenWeb|The IDGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~idbingha/ The Bingham County ID GenWeb Project], a member of [[IDGenWeb|The IDGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]]  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=207319 Family History Library Catalog]
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/ID/Bingham/ Bingham County, Idaho Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
 
== References  ==
 
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County Courthouse

 Bingham County Courthouse
Clerk's Office
501 North Maple #205
Blackfoot, Idaho 83221
Phone: 208.945.8040

County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1885, divorce and
court records from 1900, probate records from 1892, naturalization
commission minutes from 1855, and school census 1898-1933. [1]

Quick Facts

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Bingham County, Idaho

Bingham County History

Parent County

13 January 1885: Bingham County, Idaho was created from Oneida County. Named for Elisha E. Bingham or Henry H. Bingham. [2]

Boundary Changes

4 March 1893: Fremont County created from parts of Bingham and Lemhi Counties.

7 February 1911: Bonneville County created from a part of Bingham County.

30 January 1913: Power County created from parts of Bingham, Blaine, and Oneida Counties.

26 January 1915: Teton County created from parts of Bingham, Fremont, and Madison Counties.

6 February 1917: Butte County created from a part of Bingham County.

Record Loss

Places/Localities

The preceding list of places includes incorporated cities and towns, unincorporated towns and communities, and place names that may have been used in family histories. Some have well-organized records and even have web sites. Some are simply social communities with no official records, but which may be referenced in small-town newspapers. The list is provided to help researchers identify localities within the county. As records or histories of these localities are identified, a page will be added for each of these place names.


Resources

Many of the older court, land, naturalization, probate, pension and vital records for Bingham County have been microfilmed and/or digitzed and are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City and at the Idaho State Archives in Boise. Details of the county records in the Family History Library can be obtained from their online catalog or listings. Original records which have been microfilmed or imaged, and more recent records are in the county courthouse in Blackfoot. A considerable amount of inactive records have been transferred to the Idaho State Historical Society in Boise. [3]

Cemeteries

There are many cemeteries in Bingham County. For a list of those that have been identified, and links to transcriptions and/or photographs of tombstones, go to Bingham County, Idaho Cemetery Records.

For the cemeteries in or immediately adjacent to the cities, please see the city pages for the cities listed above.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
190010,447
191023,306123.1%
192018,310−21.4%
193018,5611.4%
194021,04413.4%
195023,27110.6%
196028,21821.3%
197029,1673.4%
198036,48925.1%
199037,5833.0%
200041,73511.0%
sources:[4][5]



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

A school census from 1898 to 1913 is located in the basement storage area at the Bingham County Courthouse. It includes a list of children, ages and name of parents. Contact the County Clerk for details.

Church History and Records

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

The following are local congregations (wards) of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints which existed in Bingham County, Idaho prior to 1950. Many of the original records of these church units are in the Historical Library in Salt Lake City. Many of the membership records covering these units from the date of their creation to about 1948 have been microfilmed and are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.

  • Aberdeen
  • Basalt
  • Blackfoot
  • Blackfoot 1
  • Blackfoot 2
  • Blackfoot 3
  • Blackfoot 4
  • Camas
  • Dehlin
  • Firth
  • Fort Hall
  • Goshen
  • Groveland
  • Jamestown
  • Kimball
  • Moreland
  • Owensdale
  • Pingree
  • Rich
  • Riversides
  • Riverton
  • Rose
  • Shelley
  • Shelley 1
  • Shelley 2
  • Shelley 3
  • Springfield
  • Sterling
  • Thomas
  • Tilden
  • Wapello
  • Woodville

County Commissioner's Records

The minute books of the County Commissioners contain interesting tidbits of history about the county as well as the names of individuals appealing to the County Commissioners for action on issues of concern to them. Minutes of those meetings were recorded from the formation of the county, for most counties. Some counties now post the minutes of current meetings online.

Most of these records have been preserved in the county courthouses of the State of Idaho. Few have been microfilmed. Contact the county clerk for information about years covered and availability.

Court Records

Some of the early court records of Bingham County, Idaho have been microfilmed and are available at the Idaho State Archives in Boise, Idaho. The records filmed include civil suits, divorce papers, judgment dockets, etc. Copies of these microfilmed court records are also available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah or at any of the Library's Family History Centers. Additional court records and more recent records are housed at the Bingham County courthouse in Blackfoot, Idaho, and can be accessed by making a visit there.

Some of the Bingham County court records that have been microfilmed are:

  • Power of attorney, 1866-1917

History

The book Bingham County History was published in 1985, commemorating the county's first hundred years.

Additional published works are: (See WorldCat  for details on the locations of these and other materials.)

  • Taylor Mountain Homesteaders: The Compiled Histories of the Settlers of Bingham & Bonneville Counties of Southwest Idaho
  • Settlement of Idaho by Utah Pioneers: Bingham and Jefferson Counties
  • People of the Hills
  • Historical Sketch of Bingham County, Idaho
  • "Old Bingham" the banner county of Idaho at the World's Columbian Exposition, 1893

A brief History of Bingham County is available on the county website.

Land and Property

Generally speaking, land and property records are held at the county level and may be accessed at the county courthouse where the transactions took place. The Bingham County courthouse is located in Blackfoot, Idaho.  Some of the earlier records may have been transferred to the Idaho State Archives, and microfilmed copies of these records maybe viewed at the Archives in Boise, Idaho.

The Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah has microfilmed the following Bingham County land records; Deeds from 1865-1923; Index to Homesteads 1890-1960; Homesteads from 1889 to 1961. These films can be viewed at the Library in Salt Lake City or at any of the Library's Family History Centers.

 

Maps

Migration

Early migration routes to and from Bingham County, Idaho for European and African American settlers included:

Military History and Records

World War I draft registration cards, 1917-1918, for Bingham County have been microfilmed. Copies of these records are available at the Family History Library (their microfilm numbers 1452108 and 1452109) and are also available online at Ancestry.com, for a subscription fee. The original cards are maintained in the Southeast Regional Archives of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in East Point, Georgia and have been microfilmed by the National Archives as their Microcopy M1509.

Miscellaneous Series

Often overlooked by the genealogist, this group of volumes may contain affidavits for citizenship, final disposition of estates, divorce decrees, and many other types of valuable documents. The content varies from county to county, year to year and from clerk to clerk. When the estate case files, civil or criminal files are not available or have been destroyed, you may find key documents recorded here. Most counties will have an index to this series and it is a must search if the information you are seeking is not found elsewhere.

Neither the Idaho State Archives in Boise, Idaho, nor the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah appear to have copies of any Miscellaneous Series in Bingham County.  One should check with the Bingham County courthouse in Blackfoot for any possible records which they hold.

Naturalization

Some but not all of the original naturalization records of Bingham County have been transferred to the Idaho State Archives in Boise. Those in the Archive's Library have been indexed in their Index to Naturalizations.

Newspapers

Current

 Newspapers being published in Bingham County include the Aberdeen Times, published in Aberdeen; the Shelley Pioneer, published in Shelley; and The Morning News, published in Blackfoot (see the individual towns where these newspapers are published for additional information).

Historical

The Morning News was called the Idaho News in 1891 and the Blackfoot News in 1892. Blackfoot Public Library offers access to historic editions of this news paper on microfilm through interlibrary loan. Blackfoot Public Library will also perform brief searches and provide copies for $.10 each.

The Idaho State Archives has microfilmed many of Bingham County's early newspapers which can be accessed at their facility in Boise, Idaho.

Pension Records

Mothers' Pensions were provided by the State of Idaho for widows and/or orphans, under certain conditions. Petitions for those pensions were filed with the probate court in each county. The original papers for several counties have been transferred to the Idaho State Archives in Boise and have been indexed. Bingham County Mothers' Pensions are included in that index.

Probate Records

The original estate case files are located in the basement vault of the County Clerk's Office and date from 1885. They are still in their original metal drawers and have to be carefully unfolded to use. Be sure to use the Index to Probate Records (also in the basement vault) for a detailed listing of actions taken by the Probate Court. Some of the probate minute books (sometimes called proceedings) have been transferred to the Idaho State Archives.

The Family History Library in Salt Lake City has microfilmed the following Bingham County Probate Court records--(1885-1932) and Widows and Orphan Records 1913-1927.; These films are available for viewing at the Library in Salt Lake City or in any of the Library's Family History Centers.

Taxation

Any existing tax assessment rolls for Bingham County should be in the courthouse in Blackfoot and would need to be accessed by visiting there.

Vital Records

Birth

The Birth Registers for Bingham County, 1907-1911 have been microfilmed and are available at the Idaho State Archives in Boise and at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. Birth records, 1911 to present, for individuals born in Bingham County are included in and recorded at the state level. These records are restricted for a period of one hundred years from the time of the individual's birth but can be obtained by following the guidelines as issued by the State of Idaho. See the Vital Records section under the subject Idaho for more details.

Marriages

6,451 marriages from 8 Jan 1885 to 6 Nov 1949 are listed on the Western States Marriage Index.

Deaths

The Death Registers for Bingham County, 1907-1911, have been microfilmed and are available at the Idaho State Archives in Boise and at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. After 1911, deaths occurring in Bingham County are included in the state-wide registration program. These records are restricted for a period of fifty years from the time of the individual's death but can be obtained by following the guidelines as mandated by the State of Idaho. See the Vital Records section under Idaho for details.

Copies of death certificates from 1911-1954 are on microfilm and can be used at the Idaho State Archives in Boise, the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, BYU-Idaho University Library in Rexburg and several other locations.

A state-wide index to Idaho Deaths, 1911-1956 is available online. Efforts to expand this index to 1960 are underway. Another version is Idaho Death Index 1911-1956.

Deaths from other sources

A significant source of death and related information for eastern Idaho families can be found at the following website Eastern Idaho Death Index.

Societies, Libraries and Museums

Many public libraries provide internet access to sites of value to the family historian. Some have special collections of historical and cultural interest, as well. The following libraries may have some resources of value, but use of some or all of them may require a visit to the library.

  • Blackfoot Library‎
    129 North Broadway Street, Blackfoot, ID 83221-2204
    (208) 785-8628‎
    Website
  • North Bingham County Library‎
    197 West Locust Street, Shelley, ID 83274-1309
    (208) 357-7801‎
    Website
  • Aberdeen District Library
    76 E Central Ave
    Aberdeen, ID 83210
    Phone: (208) 397-4427
    Website
  • Bingham County Historical Museum

   190 North Shilling Avenue, Blackfoot, ID 83221-2848
    (208) 785-8040‎

  • Bingham County Historical Society

  3 N.W. Main St., Blackfoot, ID‎
    (208) 785-9906‎

Family History Centers

Websites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Bingham, Idaho page 177, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Idaho State Historical Society Reference Series, Number 10, Counties and County Seats, Reissued July, 1991.
  4. census.gov - Idaho population by county, 1900-90 accessed 2009-05-03
  5. quickfacts.census.gov - Canyon County accessed 2009-05-03
  6. Jim Tompkins, "The Oregon Trail 1841-1848 Map IV" in Oregon Trail Landmarks at http://www.oregonpioneers.com/OTMap4.jpg (accessed 18 July 2011).
  7. "Oregon California Trails Association" at http://octatrails.micromaps.com/ (accessed 18 July 2011).