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The Teton County Photos Collection is a collection of approximately 2000 historical photos from Teton County, Idaho. The collection includes photographs from Driggs, Victor, Tetonia and other small communities in the area of the Grand Teton Mountain Range for the years 1869 to 1976. This index does not include every photograph in the collection but is limited to those containing individuals who have been identified by the record custodian.
The original collection was compiled and indexed by Teton County, and has been digitized by BYU-Idaho. The entire collection, as well as a more detailed description of each photograph, can be found on the BYU (Provo) Library website.
Citation for This Collection
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.
- “Idaho, Teton County Historical Photographs, 1869-1976.” Index. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah.
The records generally contain the following:
- Contractor's name - usually refers to the family name associated with the photograph
- Date photograph was taken
- Description of the content of the photograph
How to Use the Record
To begin your search you will need to know the following:
- The person’s name or the family name
- The approximate date the photo was taken or the dates the family lived in the area
Search the Collection
To search the collection fill in the requested information in the boxes on the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the individuals in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to look at the information on several individuals comparing the information about them to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:
- There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
- You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
- Your ancestor may have used different names, or variations of their name, throughout their life.
- If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names.
- Even though these indexes are very accurate they may still contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.
For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line video at FamilySearch Search Tips.
Using the Information
Once you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given for new information. Add any new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors. For example, use the place and date the photo was taken to search for the family in census, church, land, probate or other county records
Tips to Keep in Mind
- Compile the photos for every person who has the same surname.
- When looking for a common surname, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
- If you are unable to find your ancestor check for variant spellings of the surnames.
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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections
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Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection
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“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata > San Ponciano > Matrimonios 1884-1886 > image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clemtina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata, Buenos Aires