Clark County, Idaho Genealogy
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Clark County Courthouse
Dubois, ID 83423-0007
Phone: (208) 374-5304
Fax: (208) 374-5609
Many of the older court, land, naturalization, probate, pension, and vital records for Clark 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 Dubois.
There are many cemeteries in Clark County. For a list of those that have been identified, and links to transcriptions and/or photographs of tombstones, go to Clark 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 a summary of census records for the state of Idaho, see Idaho Census Records.
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 Clark 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.
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.
- A digital Clark County Idaho map is available online.
- Map of Clark County, Idaho is available online.
Because Clark County was not formed until 1919, those who were of military draft age for World War I were included in the draft registration records of Fremont County, the parent county of Clark.
The Idaho State Archives has online records of Naturalization in Idaho.
The Idaho State Archives has a collection of newspapers which are enumerated at this site.
Birth records, 1911 to present, for individuals born in the Clark County area 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.
Deaths occuring in Clark County are included in the state-wide registration program. These records are restricted for a period of fifty years from the time of the individual's death but can be obtained by following the guidelines as mandated by the State of Idaho. See the Vital Records section under Idaho for details.
A state-wide index to Idaho Deaths, 1911-1956 is available online. Efforts to expand this index to 1960 are underway. Another version is Idaho Death Index 1911-1956.
Deaths from other sources
A significant source of death and related information for eastern Idaho families can be found at the following website Eastern Idaho Death Index.
Societies and Libraries
- Clark County District Library
160 W Main St
Dubois, ID 83423
Phone: (208) 374-5267
- Heritage Hall Museum
110 South Reynolds Street, Dubois, ID 83423
- The Clark County Idaho GenWeb Project, a member of The IDGenWeb Project, an affiliate of The USGenWeb Project
- Family History Library Catalog
- ↑ The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
- ↑ Idaho State Historical Society Reference Series, Number 10, Counties and County Seats, Reissued July, 1991.