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''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Idaho|Idaho]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Boundary County''  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Idaho Genealogy|Idaho]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]'' '''Boundary County'''<br>
  
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Guide to '''Boundary County, Idaho ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.<br>[[Image:{{Template:IDBoundaryKootenai}}]]
  
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<br><br>'''Quick start:'''
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*[[{{PAGENAME}}#Census|Census]]
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| county = Boundary County
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| state = Idaho
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| founded year = 1915
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| founded date = January 23
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| seat = Bonners Ferry
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| building address = [http://www.boundarycountyid.org/index.htm Boundary County Courthouse]<br>602 Boundary <br>P.O. Box 419<br>Bonners Ferry, ID 83805-0419 <br>Phone: 208-267-2242}}
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=== County Information ===
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==== Boundary County, Idaho Record Dates  ====
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 123-139. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992</ref></center>
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== County Courthouse  ==
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=== County Courthouse  ===
  
[[Image:IDboundarycourthouse.jpg|thumb|right|250px|IDboundarycourthouse.jpg]] [http://www.boundarycountyid.org/index.htm Boundary County Courthouse]<br>P.O. Box 419<br>Bonners Ferry, ID 83805-0419 <br>Phone: 208-267-2242<br><br>County Clerk has marriage, land, probate and court records, some birth, death, divorce and military records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Boundary, Idaho page 177, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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[http://www.boundarycountyid.org/index.htm Boundary County Courthouse]<br>P.O. Box 419<br>Bonners Ferry, ID 83805-0419 <br>Phone: 208-267-2242<br><br>County Clerk has marriage, land, probate and court records, some birth, death, divorce and military records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Boundary, 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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=== Quick Facts  ===
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1915--'''Boundary County, Idaho was created 23 January 1915 from parts of [[Bonner County, Idaho|Bonner]] and Kootenai Counties. It was named because it borders on Canada. '''County seat:''' Bonners Ferry <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1915--'''Boundary County, Idaho was created 23 January 1915 from parts of [[Bonner County, Idaho Genealogy|Bonner]] and Kootenai Counties. It was named because it borders on Canada. '''County seat:''' Bonners Ferry <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
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== Places/Localities  ==
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=== Places/Localities  ===
  
 
{{Boundary County, Idaho}}  
 
{{Boundary County, Idaho}}  
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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.  
 
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  ==
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=== Resources  ===
  
Many of the older court, land, naturalization, probate, pension, and vital records for Boundary County have been microfilmed and are available at the {{FHL|Idaho%2C+Boundary|subject|disp=Family History Library}} in Salt Lake City and at the [http://history.idaho.gov/county_microfilm.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 Bonners Ferry. <ref>Idaho State Historical Society Reference Series, Number 10, ''Counties and County Seats'', Reissued July, 1991. </ref>  
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The types of records that follow are used for genealogy and family history. Most tell what you may learn and how to locate the records. Links to Internet sites usually go directly to {{PAGENAME}} entries with names, images, or information.
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{{Tip|Don't overlook {{FHL|Idaho, Boundary|place|disp={{PAGENAME}}}} items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see [[Boundary County, Idaho#Archives.2C_Libraries.2C_etc.|Archives and Libraries]].}}
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<br> Many of the older court, land, naturalization, probate, pension, and vital records for Boundary County have been microfilmed and are available at the {{FHL|Idaho%2C+Boundary|subject|disp=Family History Library}} in Salt Lake City and at the [http://history.idaho.gov/county_microfilm.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 Bonners Ferry. <ref>Idaho State Historical Society Reference Series, Number 10, ''Counties and County Seats'', Reissued July, 1991. </ref>  
  
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
  
{{RAOGKcemetery}}There are many cemeteries in Boundary County. For a list of those that have been identified, and links to transcriptions and/or photographs of tombstones, go to [[Boundary County, Idaho Cemetery Records|Boundary County, Idaho Cemetery Records]].  
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There are many cemeteries in Boundary County. For a list of those that have been identified, and links to transcriptions and/or photographs of tombstones, go to [[Boundary County, Idaho Cemetery Records|Boundary County, Idaho Cemetery Records]].  
  
 
For the cemeteries in or immediately adjacent to the cities, please see the city pages for the cities listed above.  
 
For the cemeteries in or immediately adjacent to the cities, please see the city pages for the cities listed above.  
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===== The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons)  =====
 
===== The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons)  =====
  
The following local congregation (ward) of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints existed in Boundary County, Idaho prior to 1950. Many of the original records of church units are in the [https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Family_History_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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1915--Boundary County, Idaho was created 23 January 1915 from parts of Bonner and Kootenai Counties. It was named because it borders on Canada. County seat: Bonners Ferry [2] (Still looking for LDS record information)
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*The following are local congregations (wards) which existed in Boundary County, Idaho prior to 1950.  
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**For original or later records, check with the [[Church History Library]] in Salt Lake City.  
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**Many of the records to about 1948 are available at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]] in Salt Lake City and at its [https://www.familysearch.org/locations FamilySearch Centers].
  
 
*Bonner's Ferry
 
*Bonner's Ferry
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=== Court Records  ===
 
=== Court Records  ===
  
Some of the early court records of Boundary 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|731143|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 Boundary County courthouse in Bonners Ferry, Idaho, and can be accessed by making a visit there.  
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Some of the early court records of Boundary 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|731143|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}} in Salt Lake City, Utah or at any of the Library's[[:Category:Family History Centers|Family History Centers]]. Additional court records and more recent records are housed at the Boundary County courthouse in Bonners Ferry, Idaho, and can be accessed by making a visit there.  
  
 
Some of the court records of Boundary County that have been microfilmed are:  
 
Some of the court records of Boundary County that have been microfilmed are:  
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=== History  ===
 
=== History  ===
  
In 1988 the Boundary County Historical Society published&nbsp;the [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-boundary-county-idaho/oclc/18558476&referer=brief_results History of Boundary County, Idaho]&nbsp;which can be found in the Boundary County Library, as well as many other libraries nationwide.&nbsp; The Society has also published the [http://www.worldcat.org/title/index-history-of-boundary-county-idaho/oclc/41764355&referer=brief_results Index: History of Boundary County, Idaho ]available at the Boundary County Library, the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, and the University of Idaho.  
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In 1988 the Boundary County Historical Society published the [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-boundary-county-idaho/oclc/18558476&referer=brief_results History of Boundary County, Idaho] which can be found in the Boundary County Library, as well as many other libraries nationwide. The Society has also published the [http://www.worldcat.org/title/index-history-of-boundary-county-idaho/oclc/41764355&referer=brief_results Index: History of Boundary County, Idaho ]available at the Boundary County Library, the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, and the University of Idaho.  
  
 
An additional work is [http://www.worldcat.org/title/faces-of-history-portraits-of-the-men-and-women-who-shaped-life-in-boundary-county-idaho/oclc/691730782&referer=brief_results The Faces of History; Portraits of the Men and Women Who Shaped Life in Boundary County, Idaho] available at the Boundary County Library.  
 
An additional work is [http://www.worldcat.org/title/faces-of-history-portraits-of-the-men-and-women-who-shaped-life-in-boundary-county-idaho/oclc/691730782&referer=brief_results The Faces of History; Portraits of the Men and Women Who Shaped Life in Boundary County, Idaho] available at the Boundary County Library.  
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=== Land and Property  ===
 
=== 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&nbsp;Boundary County, Idaho, one may visit the courthouse in&nbsp;Bonners Ferry, &nbsp;Idaho.  
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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 Boundary County, Idaho, one may visit the courthouse in Bonners Ferry, Idaho.  
  
The [http://history.idaho.gov/county_microfilm.html Idaho State Archives] has microfilmed&nbsp;some early&nbsp;county records of&nbsp;Boundary County and these can be accessed by visiting the Archives in Boise, Idaho.  
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The [http://history.idaho.gov/county_microfilm.html Idaho State Archives] has microfilmed some early county records of Boundary County and these can be accessed by visiting the Archives in Boise, Idaho.  
  
The Family History Library in Salt Lake City has microfilmed&nbsp;the following&nbsp;records pertaining to {{FHL|731148|subject-id|disp=Boundary County land and property records}}, and they 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]:  
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The Family History Library in Salt Lake City has microfilmed the following records pertaining to {{FHL|731148|subject-id|disp=Boundary County land and property records}}, and they can be viewed in the Library in Salt Lake City or in any of its [[:Category:Family History Centers|Family History Centers]]:  
  
 
*Deeds, 1886-1906; patents, 1899-1927; index, 1888-1988  
 
*Deeds, 1886-1906; patents, 1899-1927; index, 1888-1988  
*Estates, 1907-1946&nbsp; <br>
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*Estates, 1907-1946 <br>
  
 
=== Maps  ===
 
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[[Image:Idboundary.jpg|500px|Idboundary.jpg]]
  
 
*A digital Boundary County Idaho map is [http://imnh.isu.edu/digitalatlas/counties/boundary/boundary.htm available online].  
 
*A digital Boundary County Idaho map is [http://imnh.isu.edu/digitalatlas/counties/boundary/boundary.htm available online].  
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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.  
 
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&nbsp;Boundary County. The originals are held in the&nbsp;Boundary County courthouse in Bonners Ferry, 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|674466|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.]  
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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 Boundary County. The originals are held in the Boundary County courthouse in Bonners Ferry, 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|674466|title-id|disp=Family History Library}} can be viewed either at the Library in Salt Lake City or at any of its [[:Category:Family History Centers|Family History Centers.]]  
  
 
=== Newspapers  ===
 
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===== Current  =====
 
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{{RAOGKobituary}}[http://www.bonnersferryherald.com/ Bonners Ferry Herald]<br>P.O. Box 539<br>Bonners Ferry, ID 83805<br>Ph. 208-267-5521<br>email - screnshaw@bonnersferryherald.com<br>Weekly  
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[http://www.bonnersferryherald.com/ Bonners Ferry Herald]<br>P.O. Box 539<br>Bonners Ferry, ID 83805<br>Ph. 208-267-5521<br>email - screnshaw@bonnersferryherald.com<br>Weekly  
  
 
<br>Kootenai Valley Times  
 
<br>Kootenai Valley Times  
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The [http://history.idaho.gov/County_Records_ISHS_microfilm.pdf Idaho State Archives] has microfilmed many of the earlier records of Boundary County, and these are available for viewing by visiting the Archives in Boise, Idaho.  
 
The [http://history.idaho.gov/County_Records_ISHS_microfilm.pdf Idaho State Archives] has microfilmed many of the earlier records of Boundary County, and these are available for viewing by visiting the Archives in Boise, Idaho.  
  
The Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah has some of the early probate records of Boundary County on microfilm.&nbsp; The following can be viewed at 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]:  
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The Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah has some of the early probate records of Boundary County on microfilm. The following can be viewed at the Library in Salt Lake City or in any of its [[:Category:Family History Centers|Family History Centers]]:  
  
 
*{{FHL|674504|title-id|disp=Administrators journal, 1915-1933}}  
 
*{{FHL|674504|title-id|disp=Administrators journal, 1915-1933}}  
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===== Births  =====
 
===== Births  =====
  
Birth records, 1915 to present, for individuals born in Boundary 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 Vital Records|Idaho]] for more details.&nbsp; There are 216 births in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1674809 Boundary County] in this record.  
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Birth records, 1915 to present, for individuals born in Boundary 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 Vital Records|Idaho]] for more details. There are 216 births in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1674809 Boundary County] in this record.  
  
 
===== Marriages  =====
 
===== Marriages  =====
  
Many of the early marriage records for Boundary County have been microfilmed and are available at the Idaho State&nbsp;Archives in Boise and at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.&nbsp; There are 740 marriage from [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1674817 Boundary County] in the Family History Library online collection. &nbsp;Included are:  
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Many of the early marriage records for Boundary County have been microfilmed and are available at the Idaho State Archives in Boise and at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. There are 740 marriage from [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1674817 Boundary County] in the Family History Library online collection. Included are:  
  
 
Marriage license [and certificates] v. 1 1915-1930.  
 
Marriage license [and certificates] v. 1 1915-1930.  
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Deaths occurring after 1915 in Boundary 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 Vital Records|Idaho]] for details.  
 
Deaths occurring after 1915 in Boundary 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 Vital Records|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 and several other locations.&nbsp; The Family History Library has 536 [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1674815 Boundary County deaths] in their online collection.  
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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 and several other locations. The Family History Library has 536 [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1674815 Boundary County deaths] in their online collection.  
  
 
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 USGenWeb Idaho Death Index 1911-1956.  
 
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 USGenWeb Idaho Death Index 1911-1956.  
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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=== Societies and Libraries  ===
  
 
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.  
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*East Bonner County Library District<br>1407 Cedar Street<br>Sandpoint, ID 83864<br>(208) 263-6930
 
*East Bonner County Library District<br>1407 Cedar Street<br>Sandpoint, ID 83864<br>(208) 263-6930
  
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.ebcl.lib.id.us/ Website]  
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*Bonner County Historical Society &amp; Museum‎<br>611 South Ella Avenue, Sandpoint, ID 83864-1100<br>(208) 263-2344‎<br>[http://www.bonnercountyhistory.org/ Website]
 
*Bonner County Historical Society &amp; Museum‎<br>611 South Ella Avenue, Sandpoint, ID 83864-1100<br>(208) 263-2344‎<br>[http://www.bonnercountyhistory.org/ Website]
  
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Bonners Ferry Idaho Family History Center]]
 
*[[Bonners Ferry Idaho Family History Center]]
  
== Web Sites  ==
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=== Web Sites  ===
  
 
*[http://boundary.idgenweb.org/ The Boundary County ID GenWeb Project], a member of [[IDGenWeb|The IDGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]]  
 
*[http://boundary.idgenweb.org/ The Boundary County ID GenWeb Project], a member of [[IDGenWeb|The IDGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]]  
*{{FHL|Idaho%2C+Boundary|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL|Idaho%2C+Boundary|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/ID/Boundary/ Boundary County, Idaho Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/ID/Boundary/ Boundary County, Idaho Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
== References  ==
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{{Idaho|Idaho}}  
 
{{Idaho|Idaho}}  
  
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Boundary County, Idaho
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Facts
Founded January 23, 1915
County Seat Bonners Ferry
Courthouse
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Address Boundary County Courthouse
602 Boundary
P.O. Box 419
Bonners Ferry, ID 83805-0419
Phone: 208-267-2242

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County Information

Boundary County, Idaho Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1915 1870 1888 1892

County Courthouse

Boundary County Courthouse
P.O. Box 419
Bonners Ferry, ID 83805-0419
Phone: 208-267-2242

County Clerk has marriage, land, probate and court records, some birth, death, divorce and military records. [2]

Quick Facts

Parent County

1915--Boundary County, Idaho was created 23 January 1915 from parts of Bonner and Kootenai Counties. It was named because it borders on Canada. County seat: Bonners Ferry [3]

Boundary Changes

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

The types of records that follow are used for genealogy and family history. Most tell what you may learn and how to locate the records. Links to Internet sites usually go directly to Boundary County, Idaho Genealogy entries with names, images, or information.


Many of the older court, land, naturalization, probate, pension, and vital records for Boundary 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 Bonners Ferry. [4]

Cemeteries

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

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

The burials of some residents or former residents of Boundary County, outside of the county boundaries, have been identified on the USGenWeb site for Boundary County.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
19204,474
19304,5551.8%
19405,98731.4%
19505,908−1.3%
19605,809−1.7%
19706,3719.7%
19807,28914.4%
19908,33214.3%
20009,87118.5%
sources:[5][6]



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

Church

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons)

1915--Boundary County, Idaho was created 23 January 1915 from parts of Bonner and Kootenai Counties. It was named because it borders on Canada. County seat: Bonners Ferry [2] (Still looking for LDS record information)

  • The following are local congregations (wards) which existed in Boundary County, Idaho prior to 1950.
  • Bonner's Ferry

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 Boundary 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 Boundary County courthouse in Bonners Ferry, Idaho, and can be accessed by making a visit there.

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

  • Court records, 1911-1940
  • Power of attorney, 1883-1936
Judgment Books
  • Judgment records, 1891-1936; index, 1884-1960

Miscellaneous records are outlined in the Miscellaneous Series below

History

In 1988 the Boundary County Historical Society published the History of Boundary County, Idaho which can be found in the Boundary County Library, as well as many other libraries nationwide. The Society has also published the Index: History of Boundary County, Idaho available at the Boundary County Library, the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, and the University of Idaho.

An additional work is The Faces of History; Portraits of the Men and Women Who Shaped Life in Boundary County, Idaho available at the Boundary County Library.

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 Boundary County, Idaho, one may visit the courthouse in Bonners Ferry, Idaho.

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

The Family History Library in Salt Lake City has microfilmed the following records pertaining to Boundary County land and property records, and they can be viewed in the Library in Salt Lake City or in any of its Family History Centers:

  • Deeds, 1886-1906; patents, 1899-1927; index, 1888-1988
  • Estates, 1907-1946

Maps

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Military

World War I draft registration cards, 1917-1918, for Boundary County have been microfilmed. Copies of these records are available at the Family History Library (their microfilm number 1452111) 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.

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 Boundary County. The originals are held in the Boundary County courthouse in Bonners Ferry, 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

Bonners Ferry Herald
P.O. Box 539
Bonners Ferry, ID 83805
Ph. 208-267-5521
email - screnshaw@bonnersferryherald.com
Weekly


Kootenai Valley Times

Historical

The Idaho State Archives has microfilmed several Boundary County newspapers which can be accessed by visiting their facility in Boise, Idaho:

Barter Times: 1978:6:22 -1979:7:19
Bonners Ferry Herald: 1904: 12:31-9999
Boundary County Tribune: 1970:4:14-1970:6:9
Kootenai Herald: 1891:4: 4-1904: 12: 24
Kootenai Herald: 1900:11:02
Kootenai Valley Sentinel & Bonners Ferry Times: 1933:5:29: -1937:4:29
Kootenai Valley Times: 1989:5:3-9999
Port Hill News: 1916:04:01

Pension Records

Old Age Pensions were provided by the State of Idaho from 1931 to 1936. The original papers for several counties have been transferred to the Idaho State Archives in Boise and have been indexed. Boundary County Old Age Pensions are included in that index.

Probate

The existing original probate records of Boundary County should be at the county courthouse in Bonner's Ferry, Idaho and can be accessed by visiting there.

The Idaho State Archives has microfilmed many of the earlier records of Boundary County, and these are available for viewing by visiting the Archives in Boise, Idaho.

The Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah has some of the early probate records of Boundary County on microfilm. The following can be viewed at the Library in Salt Lake City or in any of its Family History Centers:

Taxation

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

Vital Records

Births

Birth records, 1915 to present, for individuals born in Boundary 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. There are 216 births in Boundary County in this record.

Marriages

Many of the early marriage records for Boundary County have been microfilmed and are available at the Idaho State Archives in Boise and at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. There are 740 marriage from Boundary County in the Family History Library online collection. Included are:

Marriage license [and certificates] v. 1 1915-1930.

Marriages from other sources.

Over 600 marriages, 1915-1930, are listed on the Western States Marriage Index.

Deaths

Deaths occurring after 1915 in Boundary 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 and several other locations. The Family History Library has 536 Boundary County deaths in their online collection.

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 USGenWeb Idaho Death Index 1911-1956.

Societies and Libraries

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.

  • Boundary County
    Public Library
    6370 Kootenai Street
    P.O. Box Y
    Bonners Ferry, Idaho 83805
    (208) 267-3750
    Website
  • East Bonner County Library District
    1407 Cedar Street
    Sandpoint, ID 83864
    (208) 263-6930
   Website 
  • Bonner County Historical Society & Museum‎
    611 South Ella Avenue, Sandpoint, ID 83864-1100
    (208) 263-2344‎
    Website

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Centers for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Web Sites

References

  1. Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 123-139. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Boundary, Idaho page 177, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. Idaho State Historical Society Reference Series, Number 10, Counties and County Seats, Reissued July, 1991.
  5. census.gov - Idaho population by county, 1900-90 accessed 2009-05-03
  6. quickfacts.census.gov - Canyon County accessed 2009-05-03

 

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