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Collection Time Period

This collection includes the years 1856 through 1965.

Record Description

This index is an electronic database of information compiled from a variety of sources including the following:

  • Family Records
  • Church Records
  • Civil Registration This index is not complete for any particular place or region.

Record Content

The key genealogical facts found in birth index entries may include:

  • Name of the child
  • Gender
  • Names of the parents
  • Birth date
  • Birthplace
  • Christening date (if the source is a church record)
  • Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials

Coverage Table

This collection is a partial index of records for the localities listed below as of April 2010. The table below shows the number of records by locality. Localities not listed may not have any records in this collection.

Most of these records date from the time period indicated in the columns below; however, there may be records before and after these dates. Record counts where the locality information was incomplete are included below under the country name. Because of this, you may wish to search only by state.

As this is an index of records compiled from various sources, it is strongly recommended that you verify the information in original records. Due to privacy laws not all records may be displayed.


Locality Births and Christenings, 1856-1965 Marriages, 1878-1898; 1903-1942 Deaths and Burials, 1907-1965
Ada 11,044 21,691 1,069
Bannock 1,588 943 1,076
Bear Lake 511 5,543 0
Benewah 572 231 314
Bingham 676 6,144 732
Blaine 1,315 2,563 247
Bonner 430 514 0
Bonneville 320 3,372 3,085
Boundary 216 740 536
Canyon 0 870 574
Cassia 0 2,951 124
Custer 0 365 0
Fremont 0 111 0
Gem 0 190 0
Gooding 134 0 0
Idaho 152 4,558 563
Idaho (state) 52,527 5,501 15,945
Jerome 423 189 0
Kootenai 3,227 11,931 948
Latah 254 2,128 408
Lemhi 131 135 129
Lewis 0 108 0
Lincoln 0 1,623 136
Minidoka 713 314 427
Nez Perce 143 4,051 2,004
Oneida 0 1,826 0
Payette 0 143 0
Power 137 0 0
Shoshone 711 4,470 1,493
Teton 0 0 0
Twin Falls 214 5,139 969
Washington 443 244 474
Total 75,881 88,588 31,253


How to Use the Record

Use this file to help you learn more about your ancestors. The information could help you identify family relationships and lineages as well as direct you to original records of your ancestors, which may contain additional information.

Depending on the time period and place there may not be a surname listed in the original records. When that happened, the indexer often assigned a surname based on the father's surname which may not be correct. So if you are looking for a birth/christening, search by the given name of the child, adding parents' names and as much locality information as is permitted.

Finding the Original Source for an Entry in This Collection

Each entry in this index has a source listed which includes a batch number. You will need to trace the batch number for the individual entry to learn its source. Please see the following wiki articles for more information on batch numbers:

If an FHL film number is given in the entry for your ancestor, search for it in the Family History Library Catalog.

Record History

For over 30 years, volunteer indexers extracted this information from microfilm copies of the original records. In 1998, a few of the entries were published on 7 CDs by the Family History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as the "North America Vital Records Index." This is an index of some births and christenings throughout Idaho. The index is not necessarily complete for any particular place or region.

Why This Record Was Created

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sponsored the indexing to accomplish its program of identifying the ancestry of mankind.

Record Reliability

Church records and civil registration were official sources and are some of the most reliable sources of information available on those who were born, married, or died in Idaho.

Related Web Sites

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Related Wiki Articles

Idaho Vital Records

Contributions to This Article

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should also list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the Wiki Article: How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection

"Idaho Births and Christenings, 1856-1965." Index and images,FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org): accessed 9 March 2011), entry for Thomas R. Smith, born 9 February 1904; citing Birth Records, FHL microfilm 2,021,207; Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.

Sources of Information for This Collection

"Idaho Births and Christenings, 1856-1965," database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org/). Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.


 

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