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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Idaho_Genealogy|Idaho]]''
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Guide to '''Idaho genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records
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{{TitleStyle1}}Welcome to Idaho, The Gem State{{/p}} [[Image:{{IDLuckyPeak}}]]
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'''1. [[How to Find Idaho Birth Records|Birth Information]]<br>2. [[How to Find Idaho Marriage Records|Marriage Information]]<br>3. [[How to Find Idaho Death Records|Death Information]]'''
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*[[Idaho Introduction|'''Introduction''']]
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*[[Indians of Idaho|American Indians]]
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*[[Idaho Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]
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*[[Idaho Bible Records|Bible Records]]
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*[[Idaho Biography|Biography]]
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*[[Idaho Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]
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*[[Idaho Census|Census]]
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*[[Idaho Church Records|Church Records]]
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*[[Idaho County Commissioners' Records|County Commissioners' Records]]
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*[[Idaho Court Records|Court Records]]
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*[[Idaho Digital Collections|Digital Collections]]
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*[[Idaho Directories|Directories]]
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*[[Idaho Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]]
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*[[Idaho Gazetteers|Gazetteers]]
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*[[Idaho Genealogy|Genealogy]]
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*[[Idaho Historical Geography|Historical Geography]]
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*[[Idaho History|History]]
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*[[Idaho Land and Property|Land and Property]]
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*[[Idaho Maps|Maps]]
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*[[Idaho Military Records|Military Records]]
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*[[Idaho Minorities|Minorities]]
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*[[Idaho Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]]
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*[[Idaho Newspapers|Newspapers]]
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*[[Idaho Pension Records|Pensions]]
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*[[Idaho Periodicals|Periodicals]]
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*[[Idaho Prison Records|Prison Records]]
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*[[Idaho Probate Records|Probate Records]]
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*[[Idaho Societies|Societies]]
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*[[Idaho Taxation|Taxation]]
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*[[Idaho Vital Records|Vital Records]]
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*[[Idaho For Further Reading|'''For Further Reading''']]
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=== Counties  ===
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*[[Ada County, Idaho|Ada]]  
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*[[Ada County, Idaho Genealogy|Ada]]  
*[[Adams County, Idaho|Adams]]  
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*[[Adams County, Idaho Genealogy|Adams]]  
*[[Bannock County, Idaho|Bannock]]  
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*[[Bannock County, Idaho Genealogy|Bannock]]  
*[[Bear Lake County, Idaho|Bear Lake]]  
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*[[Bear Lake County, Idaho Genealogy|Bear Lake]]  
*[[Benewah County, Idaho|Benewah]]  
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*[[Benewah County, Idaho Genealogy|Benewah]]  
*[[Bingham County, Idaho|Bingham]]  
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*[[Bingham County, Idaho Genealogy|Bingham]]  
*[[Blaine County, Idaho|Blaine]]  
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*[[Blaine County, Idaho Genealogy|Blaine]]  
*[[Boise County, Idaho|Boise]]  
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*[[Boise County, Idaho Genealogy|Boise]]  
*[[Bonner County, Idaho|Bonner]]  
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*[[Bonner County, Idaho Genealogy|Bonner]]  
*[[Bonneville County, Idaho|Bonneville]]  
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*[[Bonneville County, Idaho Genealogy|Bonneville]]  
*[[Boundary County, Idaho|Boundary]]
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*[[Boundary County, Idaho Genealogy|Boundary]]
  
 
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*[[Butte County, Idaho|Butte]]  
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*[[Butte County, Idaho Genealogy|Butte]]  
*[[Camas County, Idaho|Camas]]  
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*[[Camas County, Idaho Genealogy|Camas]]  
*[[Canyon County, Idaho|Canyon]]  
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*[[Canyon County, Idaho Genealogy|Canyon]]  
*[[Caribou County, Idaho|Caribou]]  
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*[[Caribou County, Idaho Genealogy|Caribou]]  
*[[Cassia County, Idaho|Cassia]]  
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*[[Cassia County, Idaho Genealogy|Cassia]]  
*[[Clark County, Idaho|Clark]]  
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*[[Clark County, Idaho Genealogy|Clark]]  
*[[Clearwater County, Idaho|Clearwater]]  
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*[[Clearwater County, Idaho Genealogy|Clearwater]]  
*[[Custer County, Idaho|Custer]]  
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*[[Custer County, Idaho Genealogy|Custer]]  
*[[Elmore County, Idaho|Elmore]]  
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*[[Elmore County, Idaho Genealogy|Elmore]]  
*[[Franklin County, Idaho|Franklin]]  
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*[[Franklin County, Idaho Genealogy|Franklin]]  
*[[Fremont County, Idaho|Fremont]]
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*[[Fremont County, Idaho Genealogy|Fremont]]
  
 
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*[[Gem County, Idaho|Gem]]  
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*[[Gem County, Idaho Genealogy|Gem]]  
*[[Gooding County, Idaho|Gooding]]  
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*[[Gooding County, Idaho Genealogy|Gooding]]  
*[[Idaho County, Idaho|Idaho]]  
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*[[Idaho County, Idaho Genealogy|Idaho]]  
*[[Jefferson County, Idaho|Jefferson]]  
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*[[Jefferson County, Idaho Genealogy|Jefferson]]  
*[[Jerome County, Idaho|Jerome]]  
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*[[Jerome County, Idaho Genealogy|Jerome]]  
*[[Kootenai County, Idaho|Kootenai]]  
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*[[Kootenai County, Idaho Genealogy|Kootenai]]  
*[[Latah County, Idaho|Latah]]  
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*[[Latah County, Idaho Genealogy|Latah]]  
*[[Lemhi County, Idaho|Lemhi]]  
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*[[Lemhi County, Idaho Genealogy|Lemhi]]  
*[[Lewis County, Idaho|Lewis]]  
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*[[Lewis County, Idaho Genealogy|Lewis]]  
*[[Lincoln County, Idaho|Lincoln]]  
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*[[Lincoln County, Idaho Genealogy|Lincoln]]  
*[[Madison County, Idaho|Madison]]
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*[[Madison County, Idaho Genealogy|Madison]]
  
 
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*[[Minidoka County, Idaho|Minidoka]]  
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*[[Minidoka County, Idaho Genealogy|Minidoka]]  
*[[Nez Perce County, Idaho|Nez Perce]]  
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*[[Nez Perce County, Idaho Genealogy|Nez Perce]]  
*[[Oneida County, Idaho|Oneida]]  
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*[[Oneida County, Idaho Genealogy|Oneida]]  
*[[Owyhee County, Idaho|Owyhee]]  
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*[[Owyhee County, Idaho Genealogy|Owyhee]]  
*[[Payette County, Idaho|Payette]]  
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*[[Payette County, Idaho Genealogy|Payette]]  
*[[Power County, Idaho|Power]]  
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*[[Power County, Idaho Genealogy|Power]]  
*[[Shoshone County, Idaho|Shoshone]]  
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*[[Shoshone County, Idaho Genealogy|Shoshone]]  
*[[Teton County, Idaho|Teton]]  
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*[[Teton County, Idaho Genealogy|Teton]]  
*[[Twin Falls County, Idaho|Twin Falls]]  
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*[[Twin Falls County, Idaho Genealogy|Twin Falls]]  
*[[Valley County, Idaho|Valley]]  
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*[[Valley County, Idaho Genealogy|Valley]]  
*[[Washington County, Idaho|Washington]]
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*[[Washington County, Idaho Genealogy|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>: <br>
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*[[Alturas County, Idaho|Alturas]] -- 1864-1895.  
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*[[Alturas County, Idaho Genealogy|Alturas]] -- 1864-1895.  
*[[Logan County, Idaho|Logan]] -- 1889-1895.
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*[[Logan County, Idaho Genealogy|Logan]] -- 1889-1895.
  
 
=== Origin of Idaho  ===
 
=== Origin of Idaho  ===
  
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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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  ===
 
=== Did you know  ===
  
*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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*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>  
 
*You can find your villainous Idaho ancestors at [http://www.blacksheepancestors.com/usa/idaho.shtml Idaho Blacksheep Ancestors].<br>  
*'''[[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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*'''[[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 Genealogy|Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai, Idaho]], or [[Elko County, Nevada Genealogy|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>
  
 
=== Research Tools  ===
 
=== Research Tools  ===
  
*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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*Join the [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Idaho-Genealogy-Research-Community/261177783920085?sk=wall Facebook] community for Idaho. (Skype discontinued)
*'''Read a comprehensive research guide: '''[http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Idaho.pdf BYU Research Outline for Idaho]  
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*'''Read a comprehensive research guide: '''[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/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].  
 
*'''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]].'''  
 
*'''Look up [[Idaho County Creation Dates and Parent Counties|Idaho county creation dates and parent counties]].'''  
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*'''View historic Idaho maps''' in the [http://www.davidrumsey.com/directory/where/Idaho/ David Rumsey Map Collection].  
 
*'''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.  
 
*'''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.  
*'''Find other Idaho genealogy websites''' at [http://www.cyndislist.com/id.htm Cyndi's List - Idaho]'''<br>'''<br>
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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>'''
  
 
'''A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:'''  
 
'''A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:'''  
  
*[[Idaho Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Idaho Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)&nbsp;]]  
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*[[Idaho Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Idaho Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Idaho, Caribou County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Idaho, Cassia County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[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, Clark County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Idaho, Clark County Records&nbsp;(FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Idaho, Teton County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Idaho, Teton County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Idaho, Teton County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Idaho, Teton County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
  
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Guide to Idaho genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records

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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

Lucky Peak Reservior in Idaho


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How to Find Your
Idaho Ancestors'

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

Idaho Counties

Boundary CountyBonner CountyKootenai CountyShoshone CountyBenewah CountyLatah CountyNez Perce CountyLewis CountyIdaho CountyAdams CountyValley CountyLemhi CountyWashington CountyPayette CountyGem CountyBoise CountyCuster CountyButte CountyClark CountyFremont CountyJefferson CountyMadison CountyTeton CountyCanyon CountyAda CountyElmore CountyCamas CountyBlaine CountyBingham CountyBonneville CountyOwyhee CountyTwin Falls CountyGooding CountyJerome CountyLincoln CountyMinidoka CountyCassia CountyPower CountyBannock CountyOneida CountyCaribou CountyFranklin CountyBear Lake CountyClear Water CountyIdaho-county-map.gif

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).

 

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