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| '''ID News and Events'''
 
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| Events of interest to family historians is available on the [http://history.idaho.gov/connect-collections Events Page].
 
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*[[Idaho Introduction|'''Introduction''']]
 
*[[Indians of Idaho|American Indians]]
 
*[[Idaho Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]
 
*[[Idaho Bible Records|Bible Records]]
 
*[[Idaho Biography|Biography]]
 
*[[Idaho Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]
 
*[[Idaho Census|Census]]
 
*[[Idaho Church Records|Church Records]]
 
*[[Idaho County Commissioners' Records|County Commissioners' Records]]
 
*[[Idaho Court Records|Court Records]]
 
*[[Idaho Directories|Directories]]
 
*[[Idaho Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]]
 
*[[Idaho Gazetteers|Gazetteers]]
 
*[[Idaho State Historical Society|Genealogy]]
 
*[[Idaho Historical Geography|Historical Geography]]
 
*[[Idaho History|History]]
 
*[[Idaho Land and Property|Land and Property]]
 
*[[Idaho Maps|Maps]]
 
*[[Idaho Military Records|Military Records]]
 
*[[Idaho Minorities|Minorities]]
 
*[[Idaho Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]]
 
*[[Idaho Newspapers|Newspapers]]
 
*[[Idaho Online Genealogy Records|Online Records]]
 
*[[Idaho Pension Records|Pensions]]
 
*[[Idaho Periodicals|Periodicals]]
 
*[[Idaho Prison Records|Prison Records]]
 
*[[Idaho Probate Records|Probate Records]]
 
*[[Idaho Societies|Societies]]
 
*[[Idaho Taxation|Taxation]]
 
*[[Idaho Vital Records|Vital Records]]
 
*[[Idaho For Further Reading|'''For Further Reading''']]
 
 
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'''1. [[How to Find {{PAGENAME}} Birth Records|Birth Information]]<br>2. [[How to Find {{PAGENAME}} Marriage Records|Marriage Information]]<br>3. [[How to Find {{PAGENAME}} Death Records|Death Information]]'''
 
 
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== '''Idaho Counties'''  ==
 
 
'''Click''' on the county name to go to a county page.
 
 
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*[[Ada County, Idaho|Ada]]
 
*[[Adams County, Idaho|Adams]]
 
*[[Bannock County, Idaho|Bannock]]
 
*[[Bear Lake County, Idaho|Bear Lake]]
 
*[[Benewah County, Idaho|Benewah]]
 
*[[Bingham County, Idaho|Bingham]]
 
*[[Blaine County, Idaho|Blaine]]
 
*[[Boise County, Idaho|Boise]]
 
*[[Bonner County, Idaho|Bonner]]
 
*[[Bonneville County, Idaho|Bonneville]]
 
*[[Boundary County, Idaho|Boundary]]
 
 
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*[[Butte County, Idaho|Butte]]
 
*[[Camas County, Idaho|Camas]]
 
*[[Canyon County, Idaho|Canyon]]
 
*[[Caribou County, Idaho|Caribou]]
 
*[[Cassia County, Idaho|Cassia]]
 
*[[Clark County, Idaho|Clark]]
 
*[[Clearwater County, Idaho|Clearwater]]
 
*[[Custer County, Idaho|Custer]]
 
*[[Elmore County, Idaho|Elmore]]
 
*[[Franklin County, Idaho|Franklin]]
 
*[[Fremont County, Idaho|Fremont]]
 
 
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*[[Gem County, Idaho|Gem]]
 
*[[Gooding County, Idaho|Gooding]]
 
*[[Idaho County, Idaho|Idaho]]
 
*[[Jefferson County, Idaho|Jefferson]]
 
*[[Jerome County, Idaho|Jerome]]
 
*[[Kootenai County, Idaho|Kootenai]]
 
*[[Latah County, Idaho|Latah]]
 
*[[Lemhi County, Idaho|Lemhi]]
 
*[[Lewis County, Idaho|Lewis]]
 
*[[Lincoln County, Idaho|Lincoln]]
 
*[[Madison County, Idaho|Madison]]
 
 
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*[[Minidoka County, Idaho|Minidoka]]
 
*[[Nez Perce County, Idaho|Nez Perce]]
 
*[[Oneida County, Idaho|Oneida]]
 
*[[Owyhee County, Idaho|Owyhee]]
 
*[[Payette County, Idaho|Payette]]
 
*[[Power County, Idaho|Power]]
 
*[[Shoshone County, Idaho|Shoshone]]
 
*[[Teton County, Idaho|Teton]]
 
*[[Twin Falls County, Idaho|Twin Falls]]
 
*[[Valley County, Idaho|Valley]]
 
*[[Washington County, Idaho|Washington]]
 
 
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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>:
 
 
*[[Alturas County, Idaho|Alturas]] -- 1864-1895.
 
*[[Logan County, Idaho|Logan]] -- 1889-1895.
 
 
=== Origin of Idaho  ===
 
 
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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=== Did you know  ===
 
 
*The [http://history.idaho.gov/idaho-state-archives 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>&nbsp;
 
*You can find your villainous Idaho ancestors at [http://www.blacksheepancestors.com/usa/idaho.shtml Idaho Blacksheep Ancestors].<br>&nbsp;
 
*'''[[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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=== Research Tools &nbsp;  ===
 
 
*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]
 
*'''Read a comprehensive research guide: '''[http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Idaho.pdf BYU Research Outline for Idaho]
 
*'''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].
 
*'''Look up [[Idaho County Creation Dates and Parent Counties|Idaho county creation dates and parent counties]].'''
 
*'''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.
 
*'''Ask how '''to find Idaho ancestors at the [http://forums.familysearch.org/forumdisplay.php?f=35 Western United States Research forum].
 
*'''View historic Idaho maps''' in the [http://www.davidrumsey.com/directory/where/Idaho/ David Rumsey Map Collection].
 
*'''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.
 
*[http://www.looking4kin.com/group/idahogenealogy Looking 4 Kin Genealogy &amp; Family History Network - Idaho]
 
*'''Find other Idaho genealogy websites''' at [http://www.cyndislist.com/id.htm Cyndi's List - Idaho]'''<br>'''<br>
 
 
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<br> '''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;]]
 
*[[Idaho, Caribou County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Idaho, Cassia County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Idaho, Clark County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Idaho, Clark County Records&nbsp;(FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Idaho, County Birth and Death Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Idaho County Birth and Death Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*I[[Idaho County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|daho County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*I[[Idaho Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)|daho Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Histaorical Records)]]
 
*I[[Idaho Death Certificates (FamilySearch Historical Records)|daho Death Certificates (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*I[[Idaho Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|daho Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Idaho, Teton County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Idaho, Teton County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
 
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=== Obtain additional help  ===
 
 
*[https://familysearch.org/ask/gethelp Call or chat with an experienced researcher]
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/IdahoGenealogyResearch?fref=ts Join a Facebook Group]
 
*[[Professional Genealogists who specialize in Idaho Research|Consult a Professional Genealogist]]
 
 
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In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! [[FamilySearch Wiki:Help wanted on the Idaho pages|Many tasks need willing volunteers]]. You can help:<br>
 
 
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ID News and Events

Events of interest to family historians is available on the Events Page.

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Moderator: Jenson1


Welcome to Idaho, The Gem State

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How to Find Your
Idaho Ancestors'

1. Birth Information
2. Marriage Information
3. Death Information

Idaho Counties

Click on the county name to go to a county page.

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.

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:



Obtain additional help



Help with the Idaho Wiki pages

Wiki Volunteers Wanted 

In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! Many tasks need willing volunteers. You can help:



  • Expand county articles
  • Check links on pages
  • ...and more



Find more opportunities to help with the Idaho pages

 


 



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).