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The best collection and index of biographical materials of [[Idaho|Idaho]] residents is at the [http://history.idaho.gov/ Idaho State Archives], formerly known as the Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library (PARL). The [http://history.idaho.gov/idaho-biographical-index Idaho Biographical Index (IBI)] is available online and is an index of persons named in state, county and community histories, regional periodicals, and selected newspaper articles from around the state and throughout its history.  
 
The best collection and index of biographical materials of [[Idaho|Idaho]] residents is at the [http://history.idaho.gov/ Idaho State Archives], formerly known as the Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library (PARL). The [http://history.idaho.gov/idaho-biographical-index Idaho Biographical Index (IBI)] is available online and is an index of persons named in state, county and community histories, regional periodicals, and selected newspaper articles from around the state and throughout its history.  
  
Statewide histories include Elliott's History of Idaho Territory (1884) and multi-volume histories by French (1914), Hawley (1920), Defenbach (1933), and Beal and Wells (1959), among others. Also indexed are biographical compendia such as Illustrated History of the State of Idaho (1899), Illustrated History of North Idaho (1903), and Progressive Men of Southern Idaho (1904). Please note that more recent histories and compendia are being indexed daily, and the IBI is growing all the time.
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Statewide histories include Elliott's History of Idaho Territory (1884) and multi-volume histories by French (1914), Hawley (1920), Defenbach (1933), and Beal and Wells (1959), among others. Also indexed are biographical compendia such as Illustrated History of the State of Idaho (1899), Illustrated History of North Idaho (1903), and Progressive Men of Southern Idaho (1904). Please note that more recent histories and compendia are being indexed daily, and the IBI is growing all the time.  
  
 
=== Family History Library Collection  ===
 
=== Family History Library Collection  ===
  
*Hawley, James H. ''History of Idaho: The Gem of the Mountains''. Four Volumes. (Chicago, Illinois: S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1920.) {{FHL|284203|item|disp=FHL film 1000165 (Volumes 1-3); 908926 (Volume 4); book 979.6 H2h}}  
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*Hawley, James H. ''History of Idaho: The Gem of the Mountains''. Four Volumes. (Chicago, Illinois: S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1920.) {{FHL|284203|item|disp=FHL film 1000165 (Volumes 1-3); 908926 (Volume 4); book 979.6 H2h}} A digitized version is available through the FHL catalog entry.
 
*''An Illustrated History of the State of Idaho.'' Four Volumes in 2. (Chicago, Illinois: Lewis Publishing Company, 1899.) {{FHL|200849|item|disp=FHL film 1000164; book 979.6 H2ih}} The biographical sketches in this work are indexed in the [http://history.idaho.gov/idaho-biographical-index Idaho Biographical Index (IBI)] and are also available online through [http://www.accessgenealogy.com/idaho/biographies.htm Access Genealogy].  
 
*''An Illustrated History of the State of Idaho.'' Four Volumes in 2. (Chicago, Illinois: Lewis Publishing Company, 1899.) {{FHL|200849|item|disp=FHL film 1000164; book 979.6 H2ih}} The biographical sketches in this work are indexed in the [http://history.idaho.gov/idaho-biographical-index Idaho Biographical Index (IBI)] and are also available online through [http://www.accessgenealogy.com/idaho/biographies.htm Access Genealogy].  
 
*A biographical index to several statewide and regional histories of Idaho is Marvin E. Wiggins, ''Mormons and Their Neighbors: An Index of Over 75,000 Biographical Sketches from 1820 to the present.'' Two Volumes. (Provo, Utah: Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, 1984.) {{WorldCat|11014945|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|212999|item|disp=FHL book 978 D32w}}.) This source is indexed on the Internet site of [http://abish.byui.edu/specialcollections/famhist/srsearch.cfm Brigham Young University - Idaho]  
 
*A biographical index to several statewide and regional histories of Idaho is Marvin E. Wiggins, ''Mormons and Their Neighbors: An Index of Over 75,000 Biographical Sketches from 1820 to the present.'' Two Volumes. (Provo, Utah: Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, 1984.) {{WorldCat|11014945|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|212999|item|disp=FHL book 978 D32w}}.) This source is indexed on the Internet site of [http://abish.byui.edu/specialcollections/famhist/srsearch.cfm Brigham Young University - Idaho]  
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:*IDAHO, [COUNTY], [TOWN] - BIOGRAPHY
 
:*IDAHO, [COUNTY], [TOWN] - BIOGRAPHY
  
=== Brigham Young University Collection ===
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=== Brigham Young University Collection ===
  
*''Trails of Hope: Overland Diaries and Letters, 1846-1869'', which includes information about many Idaho families. It is searchable on their Internet site: [http://overlandtrails.lib.byu.edu/ http://overlandtrails.lib.byu.edu]
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*''Trails of Hope: Overland Diaries and Letters, 1846-1869'', which includes information about many Idaho families is searchable on the BYU internet site at [http://overlandtrails.lib.byu.edu/ Overland Trails]
  
*Brigham Young University - Idaho has a project, ''[http://abish.byui.edu/specialcollections/famhist/srsearch.cfm Upper Snake River Valley Idaho Histories],'' in which many diaries and biographical sketches have been collected. These are indexed on their Internet site.  
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*Brigham Young University - Idaho has a project, ''[http://abish.byui.edu/specialcollections/famhist/srsearch.cfm Upper Snake River Valley Idaho Histories],'' in which many diaries and biographical sketches have been collected. These are indexed on their Internet site.
  
 
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Idaho State Archives

The best collection and index of biographical materials of Idaho residents is at the Idaho State Archives, formerly known as the Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library (PARL). The Idaho Biographical Index (IBI) is available online and is an index of persons named in state, county and community histories, regional periodicals, and selected newspaper articles from around the state and throughout its history.

Statewide histories include Elliott's History of Idaho Territory (1884) and multi-volume histories by French (1914), Hawley (1920), Defenbach (1933), and Beal and Wells (1959), among others. Also indexed are biographical compendia such as Illustrated History of the State of Idaho (1899), Illustrated History of North Idaho (1903), and Progressive Men of Southern Idaho (1904). Please note that more recent histories and compendia are being indexed daily, and the IBI is growing all the time.

Family History Library Collection

  • IDAHO - BIOGRAPHY
  • IDAHO, [COUNTY] - BIOGRAPHY
  • IDAHO, [COUNTY], [TOWN] - BIOGRAPHY

Brigham Young University Collection

  • Trails of Hope: Overland Diaries and Letters, 1846-1869, which includes information about many Idaho families is searchable on the BYU internet site at Overland Trails
  • Brigham Young University - Idaho has a project, Upper Snake River Valley Idaho Histories, in which many diaries and biographical sketches have been collected. These are indexed on their Internet site.