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| Events of interest to family historians is available on the [http://history.idaho.gov/connect-collections Events Page].
Family History Conferences, sponsored by BYU-Idaho, will be held in Rexburg and in the Boise area in 2011. More information about these conferences may be obtained from the [http://www.byui.edu/cc/familyhistory/default.htm BYU-Idaho Division of Continuing Education web site].
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Information about several events of interest to family historians is available on the [http://history.idaho.gov/outreach_parl.html Idaho State Archives Outreach page].  
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*[[Idaho For Further Reading|'''For Further Reading''']]
 
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Idaho''
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=== Origin of Idaho  ===
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Idaho began as part of Oregon Territory. It became a separate territory in 1863, then encompassing most of what became Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming. Idaho was the 43rd state admitted to the Union, which occurred 3 July 1890.
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*The [http://history.idaho.gov/library_archives.html Idaho State Archives] (formerly the Idaho State History Society Public Archives and Research Library or PARL) is located at 2205 Old Penitentiary Road in Boise. They have a large collection of newspapers, photographs, and manuscripts relating to Idaho. The Research Center for the Archives is open Tuesday thru Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Their web site gives more information about their holdings.<br>
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*You can find your villainous Idaho ancestors at [http://www.blacksheepancestors.com/usa/idaho.shtml Idaho Blacksheep Ancestors].<br>
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*'''[[Gretna Greens in the United States|Gretna Greens]].''' When an Idaho couple's marriage is not in their home county, search for it in alternate places like [[Kootenai County, Idaho|Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai, Idaho]], or [[Elko County, Nevada|West Wendover, Elko, Nevada]].<ref name="Eakle1">Arlene H. Eakle, "Have you searched and searched for a marriage without finding it?" in ''Genealogy Blog'' at http://www.arleneeakle.com/wordpress/2007/02/19/have-you-searched-and-searched-for-the-marriage-without-finding-it/ (accessed 8 January 2011).</ref>
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*'''Find the county a town is in''', or locate a physical feature, by using the United States Geographical Survey's [http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic Geographical Names Information System].
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*'''[[Idaho County Creation Dates and Parent Counties|Idaho county creation dates and parent counties]].'''
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*The [http://imnh.isu.edu/digitalatlas/counties/counties.htm '''Digital Atlas of Idaho'''] has current maps and other interesting information about each of the counties of Idaho, although many towns are left off the maps.
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*'''Ask a question '''about how to find Idaho ancestors at the [http://forums.familysearch.org/forumdisplay.php?f=35 Western United States Research forum]!
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*'''View historic Idaho maps''' in the [http://www.davidrumsey.com/directory/where/Idaho/ David Rumsey Map Collection].
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*'''Find other Idaho genealogy websites''' at [http://www.cyndislist.com/id.htm Cyndi's List - Idaho].
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*Research Guide:&nbsp; [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Idaho.pdf BYU Research Outline for Idaho]
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=== Counties ===
  
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Extinct or Renamed Counties<ref>Idaho State Historical Society Reference Series, "Counties Which No Longer Exist", Number 11 [http://www.idahohistory.net/Reference%20Series/0011.pdf available online]</ref>: <br>  
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'''Extinct or Renamed Counties'''<ref>Idaho State Historical Society Reference Series, "Counties Which No Longer Exist", Number 11 [http://www.idahohistory.net/Reference%20Series/0011.pdf available online]</ref>: <br>  
  
 
*[[Alturas County, Idaho|Alturas]] -- 1864-1895.  
 
*[[Alturas County, Idaho|Alturas]] -- 1864-1895.  
 
*[[Logan County, Idaho|Logan]] -- 1889-1895.
 
*[[Logan County, Idaho|Logan]] -- 1889-1895.
  
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=== Origin of Idaho ===
  
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Idaho began as part of Oregon Territory. The counties in the panhandle became part of the Washington Territory in 1853<ref>The Evolution of Washington Counties by Newton Carl Abbott, Fred E. Carver, 1979. Published by the Yakima Valley Genealogical Society and Klickitat County Genealogical Society.</ref>. It became a separate territory in 1863, then encompassing most of what became Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming. Idaho was the 43rd state admitted to the Union, which occurred 3 July 1890.  
  
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*The [http://history.idaho.gov/library_archives.html Idaho State Archives] (formerly the Idaho State History Society Public Archives and Research Library or PARL) is located at 2205 Old Penitentiary Road in Boise. They have a large collection of newspapers, photographs, and manuscripts relating to Idaho. The Research Center for the Archives is open Tuesday thru Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Their web site gives more information about their holdings.<br>
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*You can find your villainous Idaho ancestors at [http://www.blacksheepancestors.com/usa/idaho.shtml Idaho Blacksheep Ancestors].<br>
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*'''[[Gretna Greens in the United States|Gretna Greens]].''' When an Idaho couple's marriage is not in their home county, search for it in alternate places like [[Kootenai County, Idaho|Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai, Idaho]], or [[Elko County, Nevada|West Wendover, Elko, Nevada]].<ref name="Eakle1">Arlene H. Eakle, "Have you searched and searched for a marriage without finding it?" in ''Genealogy Blog'' at http://www.arleneeakle.com/wordpress/2007/02/19/have-you-searched-and-searched-for-the-marriage-without-finding-it/ (accessed 8 January 2011).</ref>
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*Join the [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Idaho-Genealogy-Research-Community/261177783920085?sk=wall Facebook] or [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Join_a_Skype_Research_Community#North_America Skype]
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*'''Read a comprehensive research guide: '''[http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Idaho.pdf BYU Research Outline for Idaho]
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*'''Find in which county a town is''', or locate a physical feature, by using the US Geographical Survey's [http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic Geographical Names Information System].
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*'''Look up [[Idaho County Creation Dates and Parent Counties|Idaho county creation dates and parent counties]].'''
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*'''See '''the [http://imnh.isu.edu/digitalatlas/counties/counties.htm '''Digital Atlas of Idaho'''] for current maps and other interesting information about each of the counties of Idaho.
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*'''Ask how '''to find Idaho ancestors at the [http://forums.familysearch.org/forumdisplay.php?f=35 Western United States Research forum].
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*'''View historic Idaho maps''' in the [http://www.davidrumsey.com/directory/where/Idaho/ David Rumsey Map Collection].
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*'''View digital materials '''such as photographs, newspaper clippings, government documents and sketches at the [http://idahodocs.contentdm.oclc.org/index.php Idaho Digital Resources] website.
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*[http://www.looking4kin.com/group/idahogenealogy Looking 4 Kin Genealogy &amp; Family History Network - Idaho]
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*'''Find other Idaho genealogy websites''' at [http://www.cyndislist.com/id.htm Cyndi's List - Idaho]'''<br>'''<br>
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'''A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:'''
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*[[Idaho Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Idaho Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)&nbsp;]]
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*[[Idaho, Caribou County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Idaho, Cassia County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Idaho, Clark County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Idaho, Clark County Records&nbsp;(FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Idaho, County Birth and Death Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Idaho County Birth and Death Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*I[[Idaho County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|daho County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*I[[Idaho Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)|daho Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Histaorical Records)]]
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*I[[Idaho Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|daho Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Idaho, Teton County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Idaho, Teton County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
  
 
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United States Gotoarrow.png Idaho

Counties

Extinct or Renamed Counties[1]:

Origin of Idaho

Idaho began as part of Oregon Territory. The counties in the panhandle became part of the Washington Territory in 1853[2]. It became a separate territory in 1863, then encompassing most of what became Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming. Idaho was the 43rd state admitted to the Union, which occurred 3 July 1890.

Idaho.png

Did you know

  • The Idaho State Archives (formerly the Idaho State History Society Public Archives and Research Library or PARL) is located at 2205 Old Penitentiary Road in Boise. They have a large collection of newspapers, photographs, and manuscripts relating to Idaho. The Research Center for the Archives is open Tuesday thru Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Their web site gives more information about their holdings.
  • You can find your villainous Idaho ancestors at Idaho Blacksheep Ancestors.
  • Gretna Greens. When an Idaho couple's marriage is not in their home county, search for it in alternate places like Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai, Idaho, or West Wendover, Elko, Nevada.[3]

 Research Tools

A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:

References

  1. Idaho State Historical Society Reference Series, "Counties Which No Longer Exist", Number 11 available online
  2. The Evolution of Washington Counties by Newton Carl Abbott, Fred E. Carver, 1979. Published by the Yakima Valley Genealogical Society and Klickitat County Genealogical Society.
  3. Arlene H. Eakle, "Have you searched and searched for a marriage without finding it?" in Genealogy Blog at http://www.arleneeakle.com/wordpress/2007/02/19/have-you-searched-and-searched-for-the-marriage-without-finding-it/ (accessed 8 January 2011).