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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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Contents

County Courthouse

Bingham County
Clerk's Office
501 North Maple #205
Blackfoot, Idaho 83221

Quick Facts

Wikipedia
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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. [1]

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.

Record Loss

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 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. [2]

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.

LDS Cemetery Records
US Vol. 5 page 165 - Just Cemetery

See also Eastern Idaho Death Index.

Name of cemetery Location Records
Aberdeen Cemetery East on East Central Street, go about 1/4 mile on south side of road Some records of this cemetery at PARL[3] in Boise; transcription of gravestones available through Find-a-Grave.com website
Basalt Cemetery West of Basalt on the west side of Highway 91 between Firth and Shelley Transcription of gravestones available through Findagrave.com website; Photos of 8 gravestones at idahogravestones.org
Firth Cemetery Formerly called Dye Cemetery
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
Some records of this cemetery at PARL[4] in Boise; transcription of gravestones available through Findagrave.com website
Fort Hall Mission Church Cemetery Fort Hall Transcription of gravestones available through Findagrave.com website
Gibson Cemetery Between Blackfoot and Fort Hall on Indian reservation Transcription of gravestones available through Findagrave.com website
Good Shepherd Cemetery Fort Hall Transcription of gravestones available through Findagrave.com website
Goshen Cemetery 1/2 mile East of town of Goshen on Goshen Road Transcription of gravestones available through Findagrave.com website; Photo of 1 gravestone at idahogravestones.org
Grove City Cemetery 1 Willow Drive, Blackfoot, Idaho Some records of this cemetery at PARL[5] in Boise; transcription of gravestones available through Findagrave.com website
Groveland Cemetery NW of Groveland on Porterville Road Some records of this cemetery at PARL[6] in Boise; transcription of gravestones available through Findagrave.com website
Hillcrest (Shelley) Cemetery 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 Some records of this cemetery at PARL[7] in Boise; transcription of gravestones available through Findagrave.com website
Homestead Cemetery About 3 miles SW of Aberdeen Some records of this cemetery at PARL[8] in Boise; transcription of gravestones available through Findagrave.com website
Just Cemetery (Private Family) 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 Some records of this cemetery at PARL[9] in Boise; transcription of gravestones available through Findagrave.com website
Moreland Cemetery NW of Moreland on Parks Road Transcription of gravestones available through Findagrave.com website
Pleasant Valley Cemetery Pleasant Valley Some records of this cemetery at PARL[10] in Boise
Riverside-Thomas (Thomas Riverside) Cemetery 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 Some records of this cemetery at PARL[11] in Boise; transcription of gravestones available through Findagrave.com website; Photos of 6 gravestones at idahogravestones.org
Riverview Cemetery 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. Transcription of gravestones available through Findagrave.com website
Ross Fork Cemetery Fort Hall Transcription of gravestones available through Findagrave.com website
Sand Hill Fort Hall Transcription of gravestones available through Findagrave.com website
Shelley Cemetery see Hillcrest Cemetery Transcription of gravestones available through Find-a-Grave.com website
Southeast Idaho Crematory Blackfoot Transcription of gravestones available through Findagrave.com website
Springfield-Sterling (Sterling) Cemetery About 1/2 mile East of Springfield, on Highway 39 Some records of this cemetery at PARL[12] in Boise; transcription of gravestones available through Findagrave.com website; Transcription of 446 gravestones available through Interment.net
State Hospital South Cemetery In Blackfoot, Idaho on Cromwell Lane past the ball field on the left Transcription of gravestones available through Findagrave.com website
Sterling Cemetery see Springfield-Sterling Cemetery
Thomas Riverside Cemetery see Riverside Thomas Cemetery

Census

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

Court Records

Judgment Books

History

Land and Property

Maps

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.

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 Index to Naturalizations.

Newspapers

Current

  • Shelley Pioneer
  • 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.

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 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.

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 State Archives.

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 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.

Marriages

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

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 Idaho Vital Records.

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.

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

    75 North Broadway Street, Blackfoot, ID‎
    (208) 785-9906‎

Websites

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.
  3. Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.
  4. Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.
  5. Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.
  6. Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.
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  10. Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.
  11. Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.
  12. Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.