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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Idaho|Idaho]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Bonner County''  
 
''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Idaho|Idaho]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Bonner County''  
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
=== Quick Facts  ===
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[http://www.co.bonner.id.us/ [[Image:IDbonnercourthouse.jpg|thumb|left|300px|IDbonnercourthouse.jpg]] Bonner County Courthouse ]<br>215 South First Ave<br>&nbsp;Sandpoint, ID 83864-1392<br>208-265-1438 <br>Fax: 208-265-1434<br><br>County Clerk has birth and death records 1907-1911<br>marriage, divorce and court records from 1907<br>probate from 1890 and land records from 1889<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Bonner, Idaho page 177, {WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br><br>{{RAOGKcourthouse}}
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== Quick Facts  ==
  
 
=== Parent County  ===
 
=== Parent County  ===
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
Many of the older court, land, naturalization, probate, pension, and vital records for Bonner County have been microfilmed and are available at the [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=207348 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 Sandpoint. <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 Bonner County have been microfilmed and are available at the {{FHL|207348|subject-id|disp=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 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 Sandpoint. <ref>Idaho State Historical Society Reference Series, Number 10, ''Counties and County Seats'', Reissued July, 1991. </ref>  
  
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
  
The following cemeteries of Bonner 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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There are many cemeteries in Bonner County. For a list of those that have been identified, and links to transcriptions and/or photographs of tombstones, go to [[Bonner County, Idaho Cemetery Records|Bonner County, Idaho Cemetery Records]].  
  
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For the cemeteries in or immediately adjacent to the cities, please see the city pages for the cities listed above.  
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| Birdie Harrold burial
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| near Nordman
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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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| Blanchard Cemetery (Pine Grove Cemetery)
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| Blanchard
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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 and photos of 147 gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2282117&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=654& Find-A-Grave.com] website: another transcription of 136 gravestones made in 2000-2001 available through [http://www.interment.net/data/us/id/bonner/blanchard/blanchard.htm Interment.net] website; transcription made in 2000 available at [http://files.usgwarchives.org/id/bonner/cemeteries/blanchard.txt USGenWeb] site for Bonner County<br>
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| Boyer Cemetery (Kootenai)
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| 3.9 m E of Hwy95/Hwy 200 junction on Hwy 200
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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 14 gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=1975696 Find-A-Grave.com] website; another transcription of 14 gravestones made in 2000 available on [http://www.interment.net/data/us/id/bonner/boyer/kootenai.htm Interment.net] website; transcription available at the [http://files.usgwarchives.org/id/bonner/cemeteries/boyer.txt USGenWeb] site for Bonner County<br>
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| Brinkwood Cemetery
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| Sunnyside
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| Transcription of 8 gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1975695&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=654& Find-A-Grave.com] website; another transcription of 6 gravestones made in 2001 and available on [http://www.interment.net/data/us/id/bonner/brinkwood/brink.htm Interment.net] website; transcription of 6 gravestones at the [http://files.usgwarchives.org/id/bonner/cemeteries/brinkwood.txt USGenWeb] site for Bonner County<br>
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| Cabinet Cemetery
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| 6.9 m E from iron bridge out of Clark Fork, S of river
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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; transctiption of 15 gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2175503&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=654& Find-A-Grave.com] website; another transcription of 15 gravestones made in 2001 available on [http://www.interment.net/data/us/id/bonner/cabinet/cabinet.htm Interment.net] website; transcription at the [http://files.usgwarchives.org/id/bonner/cemeteries/cabinet.txt USGenWeb] site for Bonner County<br>
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| Charles Frazier burial
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| Grouse Ck School
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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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| Clara Cemetery
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| N of Lakeview on FS Road 278
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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 15 gravestones availbale through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=80433&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=654& Find-A-Grave.com] website; another transcription of 15 gravestones done in 2000-2001 available on [http://www.interment.net/data/us/id/bonner/clara/clara.htm Interment.net] website; transcription at the [http://files.usgwarchives.org/id/bonner/cemeteries/clara.txt USGenWeb] site for Bonner County
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| Clark Fork Cemetery
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| Clark Fork
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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 251 gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2249509&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=654& Find-A-Grave.com] website; another transcription of 491 gravestones done in 2001 available on [http://www.interment.net/data/us/id/bonner/clarkfork/clark.htm Interment.net] website; transcription at the [http://files.usgwarchives.org/id/bonner/cemeteries/clarkfork.txt USGenWeb] site for Bonner County<br>
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| Colburn Cemetery
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| Colburn
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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 39 gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1975697&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=654& Find-A-Grave.com ]website; another transcription of 27 gravestones done in 2000 available on [http://www.interment.net/data/us/id/bonner/colburn/colburn.htm Interment.net] website; transcription at the [http://files.usgwarchives.org/id/bonner/cemeteries/colburn.txt USGenWeb] sire for Bonner County<br>
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| Denton Cemetery
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| E of Hwy 200, W of MP53, above Denton Slough
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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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| Evergreen Cemetery
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| Priest River
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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 633 gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=206022&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=654& Find-A-Grave.com] website; another transcription of 2793 gravestones made in 2000-2001 through [http://www.interment.net/data/us/id/bonner/evergreen/index.htm Interment.net ]website; transcription at the [http://idahogenealogy.com/bonner/bonner-county-cemeteries.htm USGenWeb] site for Bonner County<br>
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| Foresters (Hope) Cemetery
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| Transcription of 42 gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2175523&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=654& Find-A-Grave.com] website
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| Fred Clark burial
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| forest grave overlooking the Pack River
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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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| Gamlin Lake Cemetery (Newman) (Broten)
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| 9 m E of Sagle
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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 9 gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2206086&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=654& Find-A-Grave.com] website; another transcription of 141 gravestones made in 2000 available through [http://www.interment.net/data/us/id/bonner/evergreen/index.htm Interment.net] website; transcription at the [http://files.usgwarchives.org/id/bonner/cemeteries/gamlinlake.txt USGenWeb site] for Bonner County
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| Greenwood Cemetery (Old Clark Fork Cemetery)
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| T56N R2E Sec 28
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| Transcription of 23 gravestones made in 2002 available through [http://www.interment.net/data/us/id/bonner/greenwood/oldclark.htm Interment.net ]website; transcription at the [http://files.usgwarchives.org/id/bonner/cemeteries/greenwoodcf.txt USGenWeb] site for Bonner County<br>
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| Hope Cemetery
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| Hope
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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 12 gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=80508&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=654& Find-A-Grave.com] website; transcription of 490 gravestones made in 2000-2001 available through [http://www.interment.net/data/us/id/bonner/hope/hope.htm Interment.net] website; transcription at the [http://files.usgwarchives.org/id/bonner/cemeteries/hope.txt USGenWeb] site for Bonner County<br>
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| Humbird Cemetery
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| Sandpoint
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| Transcription of 28 gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1975736&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=654& Find-A-Grave.com] website; another transcription of 27 gravestones made in 2001 available through [http://www.interment.net/data/us/id/bonner/humbird/humbird.htm Interment.net] website; transcription at the [http://files.usgwarchives.org/id/bonner/cemeteries/humbird.txt USGenWeb site] for Bonner County<br>
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| Lakeview Cemetery
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| Sandpoint
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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 173 gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=80533&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=654& Find-A-Grave.com] website; another transcription of 2013 gravestones made in 2000 available through [http://www.interment.net/data/us/id/bonner/lakeview/index.htm Interment.net] website; transcription at the [http://idahogenealogy.com/bonner/bonner-county-cemeteries.htm USGenWeb] site for Bonner County<br>
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| Old Hope Cemetery (Chinese Cemetery)
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| W edge of Hope
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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 16 gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2282122&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=654& Find-A-Grave.com] website; another transcription of 34 gravestones made in 2001 available through [http://www.interment.net/data/us/id/bonner/oldhope/chinese.htm Interment.net] website; transcription at the [http://files.usgwarchives.org/id/bonner/cemeteries/oldhope.txt USGenWeb] site for Bonner County<br>
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| Owens Family Cemetery
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| Owens Bay, Pond Oreille Lake
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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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| Pack River Cemetery
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| 3.5 m N of Hwy 200 on Colburn-Culver 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 71 gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=80594&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=654& Find-A-Grave.com] website; another transcription of 293 gravestones made in 2002 available through [http://www.interment.net/data/us/id/bonner/packriver/pack.htm Interment.net] website; transcription at [http://files.usgwarchives.org/id/bonner/cemeteries/packriver.txt USGenWeb] site for Bonner County<br>
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| Pinecrest Cemetery
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| Sandpoint
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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 305 gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1769862&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=654& Find-A-Grave.com] website; photos of 3 gravesones available at [http://idahogravestones.org/cemetery.php?cemID=162 idahogravestones.org]; transcription at the [http://idahogenealogy.com/bonner/bonner-county-cemeteries.htm USGenWeb site] for Bonner County<br>
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| Priest River Cemetery
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| Priest River
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| Transcription of 5 gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2132809&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=654& Find-A-Grave.com] website
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| Roscoe Prather burial
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| near Oden Bay, Pend Oreille Lake
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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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| Seneacquoteen Cemetery
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| 9.1 m W of Hwy 95 on Dufort 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 521 gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=80638&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=654&CSsr=21& Find-A-Grave.com] website; another transcription of 518 gravestones made in 2000 available through [http://www.interment.net/data/us/id/bonner/seneacquoteen/seneac.htm Interment.net] website; another transcription of 549 gravestones made in 2002 available through [http://www.interment.net/data/us/id/bonner/seneac/index.htm Interment.net] website; transcription at [http://files.usgwarchives.org/id/bonner/cemeteries/seneacquoteen.txt USGenWeb] site for Bonner County<br>
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| Settlement (Old Priest River) Cemetery
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| Priest River
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| Transcription of 2 gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1975735&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=654&CSsr=21& Find-A-Grave.com] website; another transcription of 1 gravestone made in 2002 available through [http://www.interment.net/data/us/id/bonner/settle/oldpriest.htm Interment.net] website; transcription at [http://files.usgwarchives.org/id/bonner/cemeteries/settlement.txt USGenWeb] site for Bonner County
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| Tarr Farm burials
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| 1 m N of Selle on the Tarr farm
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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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| Walker Cemetery
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| Transcription of 1 gravestone available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2311673&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=654&CSsr=21& Find-A-Grave.com] website
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| Westmond Cemetery (Cocolalla)
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| .5 m N of Westmond store, Hwy 95
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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 589 gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=80675&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=654&CSsr=21& Find-A-Grave.com] website; another transcription of 520 gravestones made in 2000 available through [http://www.interment.net/data/us/id/bonner/westmond/westmond.htm Interment.net] website; another transcription of 523 gravestones made in 2002 available through [http://www.interment.net/data/us/id/bonner/westmnd/index.htm Interment.net] website; transcription at [http://files.usgwarchives.org/id/bonner/cemeteries/westmond.txt USGenWeb] site for Bonner County<br>
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| Whispering Pines Cemetery (Morton) (Dawson)
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| Morton - 7.8 m W of Hwy 95 on Lakeshore Drive
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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 56 gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1975745&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=654&CSsr=21& Find-A-Grave.com] website; another transcription of 38 gravestones made in 2000 available through [http://www.interment.net/data/us/id/bonner/whispering/pines.htm Interment.net] website; transcription at [http://files.usgwarchives.org/id/bonner/cemeteries/whpines.txt USGenWeb] site for Bonner County<br>
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| White Family Cemetery
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| Clark Fork
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| Transcription of 2 gravestones available on [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1979971&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=654&CSsr=21& Find-A-Grave.com] website
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| Wildwood Cemetery
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| Sagle
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| Transcription at 37 gravesites at [http://files.usgwarchives.org/id/bonner/cemeteries/wildwood.txt USGenWeb] site for Bonner County
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| Wm Stevenson burial
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| homestead on Grouse Ck
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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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=== Census  ===
 
=== Census  ===
  
For a summary of census records for the state of Idaho, see [[Idaho Census|Idaho Census Records]].  
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{{USCensusPop
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| 1910=13588
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| 1920=12957
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| 1930=13152
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| 1940=15667
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| 1950=14853
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| 1960=15587
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| 1970=15560
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| 1980=24163
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| 1990=26622
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| 2000=36835
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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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<br>For a summary of census records for the state of Idaho, see [[Idaho Census|Idaho Census Records]].  
  
 
=== Church History and Records  ===
 
=== Church History and Records  ===
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=== County Commissioners' Records  ===
 
=== County Commissioners' 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.
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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.
  
 
=== Court Records  ===
 
=== Court Records  ===
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Some of the early court records of Bonner 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|731328|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}} in Salt Lake City, Utah or at any of the Library's[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Category:Family_History_Centers Family History Centers]. Additional court records and more recent records are housed at the Bonner County courthouse in Sandpoint, Idaho, and can be accessed by making a visit there.
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Some of the Bonner County court records that have been microfilmed are:
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*Civil actions, 1904-1928; register, 1911-1912; index, 1904-1911
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*Power of attorney, 1883-1938; index, 1891-1986
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===== Judgment Books  =====
 
===== Judgment Books  =====
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*Judgments, 1891-1931; index, 1882-1949
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(Includes divorces, probate documents, civil and criminal actions and many other court actions.)
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Miscellaneous records are outlined in the Miscellaneous Series below.
  
 
=== History  ===
 
=== History  ===
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The book [http://www.worldcat.org/title/beautiful-bonner-the-history-of-bonner-county-idaho/oclc/25546461&referer=brief_results Beautiful Bonner: the History of Bonner County, Idaho ]was published in 1991. Its companion book is [http://www.worldcat.org/title/beautiful-bonner-history-and-memories-volii/oclc/183444353&referer=brief_results Beautiful Bonner: History and Memories.]
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Another published work is [http://www.worldcat.org/title/hoodoo-valley-history/oclc/57403365&referer=brief_results Hoodoo Valley History ]by the [http://www.bonnercountyhistory.org/ Bonner County Historical Society].
  
 
=== Land and Property  ===
 
=== Land and Property  ===
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Land and Property records are generally recorded in the county courthouse of the county in which the transaction took place. For original records of&nbsp;Bonner County, Idaho, one may visit the courthouse in Sandpoint, Idaho.
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The [http://history.idaho.gov/County_Records_ISHS_microfilm.pdf Idaho State Archives] has microfilmed many county records of&nbsp;Bonner County and these can be accessed by visiting the Archives in Boise, Idaho.
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The Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah&nbsp;has microfilmed&nbsp;some {{FHL|731330|subject-id|disp=Bonner County&nbsp;records}} pertaining to land and property,&nbsp;which can be viewed in the Library in Salt Lake City or in any of its [https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Category:Family_History_Centers Family History Centers].&nbsp; Films available are:<br>
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*Civil actions, 1904-1928; register, 1911-1912; index, 1904-1911
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*Deeds, 1885-1906; index, 1885-1910&nbsp;
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*Miscellaneous court records, 1905-1933
  
 
=== Maps  ===
 
=== Maps  ===
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=== Military History and Records  ===
 
=== Military History and Records  ===
  
World War I draft registration cards, 1917-1918, for Bonner 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 number 1452110]) and are also [http://content.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=6482&path=Idaho.Bonner+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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World War I draft registration cards, 1917-1918, for Bonner County have been microfilmed. Copies of these records are available at the Family History Library (their {{FHL|746974|title-id|disp=microfilm number 1452110}}) and are also [http://content.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=6482&path=Idaho.Bonner+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.&nbsp; These records are also available online on the [http://www.idahogenealogy.com/bonner/bonner-military.htm Bonner County GenWeb] site.&nbsp; See the links to other Military records from Bonner County on this site.  
  
 
=== Miscellaneous Series  ===
 
=== Miscellaneous Series  ===
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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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Both the Idaho State Archives in Boise, Idaho, and the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah have copies of the miscellaneous record of&nbsp;Bonner County. The originals are held in the&nbsp;Bonner County courthouse in Sandpoint, Idaho and can be accessed by visiting there. Copies in the [http://history.idaho.gov/County_Records_ISHS_microfilm.pdf Idaho State Archives] are available for viewing in Boise. Those held by the {{FHL|675802|title-id|disp=Family History Library}} can be viewed either at the Library in Salt Lake City or at any of its [https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Category:Family_History_Centers Family History Centers.]
  
 
=== Newspapers  ===
 
=== Newspapers  ===
  
==== Current  ====
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*[http://www.bonnercountydailybee.com/ Bonner County Bee]  
 
*[http://www.bonnercountydailybee.com/ Bonner County Bee]  
 
*Priest River Times
 
*Priest River Times
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The [http://history.idaho.gov/newspapers_s-y.html Idaho State Archives] has microfilmed some of the early Sandpoint newspapers as well as other Bonner County newspapers which can be accessed by visiting the Archives in Boise, Idaho. The newspapers are listed under the name or town where the newspaper was published.
  
 
=== Probate  ===
 
=== Probate  ===
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Any existing original probate records for Bonner County should be in the county courthouse located in Sandpoint, Idaho.&nbsp; You can access these records by visiting the courthouse.
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The [http://history.idaho.gov/County_Records_ISHS_microfilm.pdf Idaho State Archives] has microfilm copies of many of the early Bonner County probate records which can be read at the Archives in Boise, Idaho.
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The Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah also has some microfilms of earlier Bonner County probate records.&nbsp; The following are available for viewing at the Library in Salt Lake City, or at any of its[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Category:Family_History_Centers Family History Centers:]
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*{{FHL|675957|title-id|disp=Miscellaneous probate court records, 1905-1933}}
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*{{FHL|675878|title-id|disp=Probate journal, 1891-1929; docket index, 1890-1900; journal index, 1911-1933}}
  
 
=== Taxation  ===
 
=== Taxation  ===
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==== Birth  ====
 
==== Birth  ====
  
The Birth Registers for Bonner 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, Utah. Birth records, 1911 to present, for individuals born in Bonner 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 Bonner 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, Utah. Birth records, 1911 to present, for individuals born in Bonner 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.  
  
 
==== Marriage  ====
 
==== Marriage  ====
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Over 3200 marriages, 1907-1931, are listed on the [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].  
 
Over 3200 marriages, 1907-1931, are listed on the [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].  
  
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==== Deaths ====
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The death registers for Bonner County, 1907-1911 have been microfilmed and are available at the Idaho State Archives in Boise and at the Family History Library (FHL) in Salt Lake City, Utah.
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After 1911, deaths occurring in Bonner 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 issued by the State of Idaho. See the '''[[Idaho_Vital_Records|Vital Records]]''' section under Idaho for details.
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Copies of death certificates from 1911-1954 are on microfilm and can be used at the Idaho State Archives, the Family History Library, BYU-Idaho University Library in Rexburg and several other locations.
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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 the US Genweb Idaho Death Index 1911-1956.
  
 
== Societies, Libraries and Museums  ==
 
== Societies, Libraries and Museums  ==
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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.  
 
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.  
  
*West Bonner District<br>219 Main St<br>Priest River, ID 83856<br>Phone: (208) 448-2207<br>[http://westbonner.lili.org/ Website]
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*West Bonner District Library<br>219 Main St<br>Priest River, ID 83856<br>Phone: (208) 448-2207<br>[http://westbonner.lili.org/ Website]  
*East Bonner County District<br>1407 Cedar St<br>Sandpoint, ID 83864<br>Phone: (208) 263-6930<br>[http://ebcl.lib.id.us/ebcl/ Website]
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*East Bonner County District Library<br>1407 Cedar St<br>Sandpoint, ID 83864<br>Phone: (208) 263-6930<br>[http://ebcl.lib.id.us/ebcl/ Website]  
*Priest Lake District<br>28769 Hwy 57<br>Priest Lake, ID 83856<br>Phone: (208) 443-2454<br>[http://priestlake.lili.org/ Website]<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~idbcgs/?cj=1&o_xid=0001231185&o_lid=0001231185 Bonner County Genealogy Society]  
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*Priest Lake District Library<br>28769 Hwy 57<br>Priest Lake, ID 83856<br>Phone: (208) 443-2454<br>[http://priestlake.lili.org/ Website]<br>  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~idbcgs/?cj=1&o_xid=0001231185&o_lid=0001231185 Bonner County Genealogy Society]  
 
*[http://www.inidaho.com/Official.asp?ID=5306&Display=No Bonner County Historical Society and Museum]
 
*[http://www.inidaho.com/Official.asp?ID=5306&Display=No Bonner County Historical Society and Museum]
  
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Priest River Idaho Family History Center]]
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*[[Sandpoint Idaho Family History Center]]
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== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
 
*[http://www.idahogenealogy.com/bonner/ The Bonner County ID GenWeb Project], a member of [[IDGenWeb|The IDGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]]  
 
*[http://www.idahogenealogy.com/bonner/ The Bonner 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=207348 Family History Library Catalog]
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*{{FHL|207348|subject-id|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/ID/Bonner/ Bonner County, Idaho Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
 
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County Courthouse

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Bonner County Courthouse
215 South First Ave
 Sandpoint, ID 83864-1392
208-265-1438
Fax: 208-265-1434

County Clerk has birth and death records 1907-1911
marriage, divorce and court records from 1907
probate from 1890 and land records from 1889[1]

 

Quick Facts

Parent County

21 February 1907: Bonner County was created from Kootenai County. Named for Edwin L. Bonner who established a ferry on the Kootenai River near present day Bonners Ferry. [2]

Boundary Changes

23 January 1915: Boundary County created from portions of Bonner and Kootenai Counties

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 Bonner County have been microfilmed 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 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 Sandpoint. [3]

Cemeteries

There are many cemeteries in Bonner County. For a list of those that have been identified, and links to transcriptions and/or photographs of tombstones, go to Bonner 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.
191013,588
192012,957−4.6%
193013,1521.5%
194015,66719.1%
195014,853−5.2%
196015,5874.9%
197015,560−0.2%
198024,16355.3%
199026,62210.2%
200036,83538.4%
sources:[4][5]



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

Church History and Records

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

The following local congregation (ward) of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints existed in Bonner County, Idaho prior to 1950. Many of the original records of 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.

  • Sandpoint

County Commissioners' 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 Bonner 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'sFamily History Centers. Additional court records and more recent records are housed at the Bonner County courthouse in Sandpoint, Idaho, and can be accessed by making a visit there.

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

  • Civil actions, 1904-1928; register, 1911-1912; index, 1904-1911
  • Power of attorney, 1883-1938; index, 1891-1986


Judgment Books
  • Judgments, 1891-1931; index, 1882-1949

(Includes divorces, probate documents, civil and criminal actions and many other court actions.)




Miscellaneous records are outlined in the Miscellaneous Series below.

History

The book Beautiful Bonner: the History of Bonner County, Idaho was published in 1991. Its companion book is Beautiful Bonner: History and Memories.

Another published work is Hoodoo Valley History by the Bonner County Historical Society.

Land and Property

Land and Property records are generally recorded in the county courthouse of the county in which the transaction took place. For original records of Bonner County, Idaho, one may visit the courthouse in Sandpoint, Idaho.

The Idaho State Archives has microfilmed many county records of Bonner County and these can be accessed by visiting the Archives in Boise, Idaho.

The Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah has microfilmed some Bonner County records pertaining to land and property, which can be viewed in the Library in Salt Lake City or in any of its Family History Centers.  Films available are:

  • Civil actions, 1904-1928; register, 1911-1912; index, 1904-1911
  • Deeds, 1885-1906; index, 1885-1910 
  • Miscellaneous court records, 1905-1933

Maps

Military History and Records

World War I draft registration cards, 1917-1918, for Bonner County have been microfilmed. Copies of these records are available at the Family History Library (their microfilm number 1452110) 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.  These records are also available online on the Bonner County GenWeb site.  See the links to other Military records from Bonner County on this site.

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.

Both the Idaho State Archives in Boise, Idaho, and the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah have copies of the miscellaneous record of Bonner County. The originals are held in the Bonner County courthouse in Sandpoint, Idaho and can be accessed by visiting there. Copies in the Idaho State Archives are available for viewing in Boise. Those held by the Family History Library can be viewed either at the Library in Salt Lake City or at any of its Family History Centers.

Newspapers

Current
Historical

The Idaho State Archives has microfilmed some of the early Sandpoint newspapers as well as other Bonner County newspapers which can be accessed by visiting the Archives in Boise, Idaho. The newspapers are listed under the name or town where the newspaper was published.

Probate

Any existing original probate records for Bonner County should be in the county courthouse located in Sandpoint, Idaho.  You can access these records by visiting the courthouse.

The Idaho State Archives has microfilm copies of many of the early Bonner County probate records which can be read at the Archives in Boise, Idaho.

The Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah also has some microfilms of earlier Bonner County probate records.  The following are available for viewing at the Library in Salt Lake City, or at any of itsFamily History Centers:

Taxation

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

Vital Records

Birth

The Birth Registers for Bonner 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, Utah. Birth records, 1911 to present, for individuals born in Bonner 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.

Marriage

Over 3200 marriages, 1907-1931, are listed on the Western States Marriage Index.

Deaths

The death registers for Bonner County, 1907-1911 have been microfilmed and are available at the Idaho State Archives in Boise and at the Family History Library (FHL) in Salt Lake City, Utah.

After 1911, deaths occurring in Bonner 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 issued 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, the Family History Library, 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 the US Genweb Idaho Death Index 1911-1956.

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.

Family History Centers

   

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Bonner, Idaho page 177, {WorldCat|50140092|disp=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