Idaho Death Certificates (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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== Collection Time Period ==
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== Record Description  ==
  
The records cover from 1911 to 1937.
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This collection consists of a name index and image browse of Idaho Death Certificates from 1911 to 1937. The certificates are arranged numerically by file number, with a rough chronological arrangement by date of death. The records were acquired from the Department of Health &amp; Welfare in Boise.  
  
== Record Description ==
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Statewide registration of deaths was required by law in 1911. The records are held at the State of Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. Earlier death records that may exist are held at the county level. Statewide registration of deaths began in 1911, and was generally complied with by the early 1920’s.
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A full bibliographic record is available in the [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library Catalog].
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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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.
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{{Collection citation| text=Idaho. Death Certificates, 1911-1937; Index, 1911-1932. Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, Boise, Idaho. }}
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This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.
  
Each death was recorded on a pre-printed form.
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[[Idaho Death Certificates (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
  
=== Record Content  ===
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== Record Content  ==
  
 
Key genealogical facts found in most Idaho death records are:  
 
Key genealogical facts found in most Idaho death records are:  
  
 
*Name of deceased  
 
*Name of deceased  
*Address
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*Date and place of birth
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*Date and place of death
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*Date and place of burial
 
*Gender  
 
*Gender  
 
*Race  
 
*Race  
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*Age  
 
*Age  
 
*Occupation  
 
*Occupation  
*Date and place of birth
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*Parent's names
*Date and place of death and burial
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*Parent's birth place  
*Parents names and their place of birth
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*Genealogical Society of Utah microfilm number
*Name and address of informant
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*Volume, page, and certificate number
  
 
== How to Use the Records  ==
 
== How to Use the Records  ==
  
Death records are the best source of death and burial information. The death record may provide clues for further research such as date and place of birth of the individual, names of parents, place of residence, or marital status.
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To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:
  
== Record History  ==
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*The place where the death occurred
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*The name of the person at the time of death
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*The approximate death date
  
Statewide registration of deaths was required by law in 1911. The records are held at the State of Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. Earlier death records that may exist are held at the county level. Statewide registration of deaths began in 1911, and was generally complied with by the early 1920’s.  
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Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors 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 compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.  
  
=== Why This Record Was Created  ===
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Compare the information in the death record to what you already know about your ancestor to determine if this is the correct person. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination.
  
Death records were created to record deaths in Idaho in compliance with state law and to better serve public health needs.
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When you have located your ancestor’s death record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family.  
  
=== Record Reliability  ===
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The following suggestions may be helpful to you:
  
The most reliable information is the name, date and place of death and burial. Other information will only be as reliable as the informant’s knowledge or memory.
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*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find or verify their birth records and parents' names.
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*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.
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*Use the residence and names of the parents (if the deceased is a child) to locate church and land records.  
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*Occupations listed can lead you to employment records or other types of records such as military records.
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*Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname, this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
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*Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the deceased who may have died or been buried in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
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*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
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*If you are unable to find the ancestor you are looking for,&nbsp;check for variant spellings of the surnames.
  
== Related Web Sites  ==
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Keep in mind:
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~idgenweb/ Idaho GenWeb Project]
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*The most reliable information is the name, date and place of death and burial. Other information will only be as reliable as the informant’s knowledge or memory.  
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*There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another record.
  
[http://www.deathindexes.com/idaho/index.html Idaho Online Death Index]
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== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
  
This section of the article is incomplete. You can help FamilySearch Wiki by supplying links to related websites here.  
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{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Idaho Death Certificates (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.
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== Related Websites  ==
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~idgenweb/ Idaho GenWeb Project]
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*[http://www.deathindexes.com/idaho/index.html Idaho Online Death Index]
  
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Idaho_Vital_Records Idaho Vital Records]  
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*[[Idaho|Idaho]]
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*[[Idaho Vital Records|Idaho Vital Records]]
  
=== Contributions to This Article  ===
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== Contributions to This Article  ==
  
 
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the Wiki Article: [[How to Cite FamilySearch Collections|How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]]
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When you copy information from a record, you should 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.  
 
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Please add sample citations to this article following the format guidelines in the wiki article listed above.  
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==== Examples of Source Citations for a Record In This Collection  ====
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections|Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
  
"Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937." index and images, ''FamilySearch'' (https://[http://www.familysearch.org: accessed 9 March 2011). entry for Fred Eugene Kelly, died 3 November 1936; citing Death Certificates, FHL microfilm 1,530,933; Department of Health and Welfare, Boise, Idaho.
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
  
== Sources of Information for This Collection:  ==
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<!--bibdescbegin-->Idaho. Death Certificates, 1911-1937; Index, 1911-1932. Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, Boise, Idaho. <!--didbescend-->
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Example for an Indexed Collection: “Delaware Marriage Records,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 4 March 2011), William Anderson and Elizabeth Baynard Henry, 1890; citing Delaware, State Marriage Records, no. 859, Delaware Bureau of Archives and Records Management, Dover.  
  
A full bibliographic record is available in the Family History Library Catalog.
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Example for a Browsed Collection: “Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata &gt; San Ponciano &gt; Matrimonios 1884-1886 &gt; image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clementina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata, Buenos Aires.
The format for citing FamilySearch Historical Collections, including how to cite individual archives is found in the following link: [[How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]]
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[[Category:Idaho|Death Records]]
 
[[Category:Idaho|Death Records]]

Revision as of 02:22, 17 February 2013

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.

Contents

Record Description

This collection consists of a name index and image browse of Idaho Death Certificates from 1911 to 1937. The certificates are arranged numerically by file number, with a rough chronological arrangement by date of death. The records were acquired from the Department of Health & Welfare in Boise.

Statewide registration of deaths was required by law in 1911. The records are held at the State of Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. Earlier death records that may exist are held at the county level. Statewide registration of deaths began in 1911, and was generally complied with by the early 1920’s.

A full bibliographic record is available in the Family History Library Catalog.

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. Death Certificates, 1911-1937; Index, 1911-1932. Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, Boise, Idaho.

This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

Key genealogical facts found in most Idaho death records are:

  • Name of deceased
  • Date and place of birth
  • Date and place of death
  • Date and place of burial
  • Gender
  • Race
  • Marital status
  • Age
  • Occupation
  • Parent's names
  • Parent's birth place
  • Genealogical Society of Utah microfilm number
  • Volume, page, and certificate number

How to Use the Records

To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:

  • The place where the death occurred
  • The name of the person at the time of death
  • The approximate death date

Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors 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 compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.

Compare the information in the death record to what you already know about your ancestor to determine if this is the correct person. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination.

When you have located your ancestor’s death record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family.

The following suggestions may be helpful to you:

  • Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find or verify their birth records and parents' names.
  • Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.
  • Use the residence and names of the parents (if the deceased is a child) to locate church and land records.
  • Occupations listed can lead you to employment records or other types of records such as military records.
  • Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname, this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
  • Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the deceased who may have died or been buried in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  • If you are unable to find the ancestor you are looking for, check for variant spellings of the surnames.

Keep in mind:

  • The most reliable information is the name, date and place of death and burial. Other information will only be as reliable as the informant’s knowledge or memory.
  • There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another record.

Known Issues with This Collection

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See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached Wiki article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

Related Websites

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to This Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We especially need language translations for both content and images. For specific needs, please look for callout boxes throughout the article or visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.


Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.


Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should 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 Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

Example for an Indexed Collection: “Delaware Marriage Records,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 4 March 2011), William Anderson and Elizabeth Baynard Henry, 1890; citing Delaware, State Marriage Records, no. 859, Delaware Bureau of Archives and Records Management, Dover.

Example for a Browsed Collection: “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 Clementina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata, Buenos Aires.