Camas County, Idaho

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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.
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Revision as of 14:41, 17 June 2010

United States  > Idaho > Camas County

Contents

County Courthouse

Camas County Courthouse
Fairfield, ID 83327-0430
Phone: (208) 764-2242
Fax: (208) 764-2349

Quick Facts

Parent County

1917 --Camas County was created 6 February 1917 from Blaine County. County seat: Fairfield

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.

This list of places in Camas County, Idaho was compiled from the Lists of Places in Idaho in Wikipedia and from the map of Camas County in Virtual Earth.

Resources

Many of the older court, land, naturalization, probate, pension, and vital records for Camas County have been microfilmed and are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City and through their family history centers. They are also available at the Idaho State Historical Society's Library in Boise. Details of the county records in these respective institutions can be obtained from their online catalogs or listings. Original records which have been microfilmed and more recent records are in the county courthouse in Fairfield[1].

Cemeteries

The following cemeteries of Camas 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.

Name of cemetery Location Records
Corral Cemetery 3.5 m W of Hill City Some records of this cemetery at PARL[2] in Boise; transcription of 79 gravestones in 2003 by Internet.net online; transcription of 80 gravestones available through Find-a-Grave.com website
Hill City Cemetery Hill City Some records of this cemetery at PARL[3] in Boise; transcription of 48 gravestones in 2003 by Interment.net online; transcription of 58 gravestones available through Find-a-Grave.com website
Manard Cemetery 5 m S of Fairfield Some records of this cemetery at PARL[4] in Boise; transcription of 63 gravestones in 2003 by Interment.net online; transcription of 106 gravestones available through Find-a-Grave.com website
Mountain View Cemetery Fairfield Some records of this cemetery at PARL[5] in Boise; transcription of 504 gravestones in 2003 by Interment.net online; transcription of 521 gravestones available through Find-a-Grave.com website; photos of 3 gravestones available at idahogravestones,org


Census

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)

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

  • Fairfield
  • Manard
  • Romedall

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

Judgment Books

History

Land

Maps

Military

World War I draft registration cards, 1917-1918, for Camas County have been microfilmed. Copies of these records are available at the Family History Library (their microfilm number 1452112) 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

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
Death

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.

  • Camas County District Library‎
    519 1st Street West; P.O. Box 292 , Fairfield, ID 83327
    (208) 764-2553‎

Web Sites

References

  1. Idaho State Historical Society Reference Series, Number 10, Counties and County Seats, Reissued July, 1991.
  2. Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.
  3. Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.
  4. Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.
  5. Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.