Kootenai County, Idaho Genealogy

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The following cemeteries of Kootenai County have been identified and some of their records located. When multiple transcriptions are listed, they may contain discrepant information. The transcriptions may have been made at different times and by different people. Some names may have been mis-read. Some gravestones may have been missed. All transcriptions available for each cemetery should be checked.  
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There are many cemeteries in Kootenai County. For a list of those that have been identified, and links to transcriptions and/or photographs of tombstones, go to [[Kootenai County, Idaho Cemetery Records|Kootenai County, Idaho Cemetery Records]].  
  
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For the cemeteries in or immediately adjacent to the cities, please see the city pages for the cities listed above.
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| '''Name of cemetery'''
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| '''Records'''
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| Athol Cemetery
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| see Mountain View Cemetery
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| Bestland Cemetery
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| Coeur d'Alene
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| Transcription of 14 gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=80410&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=673&CSsr=1& Find-a-Grave.com] website
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| Bill Moore grave
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| Deception Ridge Rd., Coeur d'Alene National Forest
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| Some records of this cemetery at PARL<ref>Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.</ref> in Boise
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| Coeur d'Alene Memorial Gardens (Restlawn Cemetery)
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| N of Coeur d'Alene on Government Way
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| Some records of this cemetery at PARL<ref>Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.</ref> in Boise; transcription of 990 gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2309970&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=673&CSsr=1& Find-a-Grave.com] website; photo of 1 gravestone available at [http://idahogravestones.org/cemetery.php?cemID=417 idahogravestones.org]
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| Dahlgren Family Cemetery
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| on Gotham Bay Rd., W of Burma Rd.
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| Some records of this cemetery at PARL<ref>Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.</ref> in Boise
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| Evergreen Cemetery (Post Falls Cemetery)
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| Post Falls
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| Some records of this cemetery at PARL<ref>Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.</ref> in Boise; transcription of 257 gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=80458&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=673&CSsr=1& Find-a-Grave.com] website; transcription of 1,953 gravestones available through [http://www.interment.net/data/us/id/kootenai/evergreen/postfalls.htm Interment.net] website
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| Ford Cemetery
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| Harrison
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| Transcription of 3 gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2169721&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=673&CSsr=1& Find-a-Grave.com] website; transcription of 3 gravestones available through [http://www.interment.net/data/us/id/kootenai/nsidsen/index.htm Interment.net] website
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| Forest Cemetery
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| Coeur d'Alene
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| Transcription of 1,475 gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=80471&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=673&CSsr=1& Find-a-Grave.com] website; transcription of 3,714 gravestones available through [http://www.interment.net/data/us/id/kootenai/forest/index.htm Interment.net] website
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| Ft. Sherman Cemetery (Forest Cemetery)
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| Coeur d’Alene
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| Some records of this cemetery at PARL<ref>Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.</ref> in Boise; photo of 343 gravestones available at [http://idahogravestones.org/cemetery.php?cemID=633 idahogravestones.org]
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| Ft. Sherman Post Cemetery
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| (remains re-interred Ft. George Wright, Spokane, 1901)
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| Some records of this cemetery at PARL<ref>Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.</ref> in Boise
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| Greenwood Cemetery
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| Spirit Lake
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| Some records of this cemetery at PARL<ref>Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.</ref> in Boise; transcription of 1,045 gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=80493&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=673&CSsr=1& Find-a-Grave.com] website; transcription of 898 gravestones available through [http://www.interment.net/data/us/id/kootenai/greenwood/green.htm Interment.net] website; another transcription of 962 gravestones available through [http://www.interment.net/data/us/id/kootenai/greenwd_spirit/index.htm Interment.net] website; transcription of gravestones available at [http://kootenai.idgenweb.org/Cemeteries/KootenaiCounty/KootenaiCounty.html USGenWeb ]site for Kootenai County; photo of 1 gravestone available at [http://idahogravestones.org/cemetery.php?cemID=422 idahogravestones.org]
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| Harrison Cemetery
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| Harrison
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| Some records of this cemetery at PARL<ref>Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.</ref> in Boise; transcription of 317 gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=179532&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=673&CSsr=1& Find-a-Grave.com] website
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| Heneley Areodrome burials
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| 16.5 m N of Coeur d'Alene, Hwy 95
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| Some records of this cemetery at PARL<ref>Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.</ref> in Boise
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| Hope (Best Family) Cemetery
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| 7th &amp; Gilbert Ave, Coeur d'Alene
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| Some records of this cemetery at PARL<ref>Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.</ref> in Boise; transcription of 14 gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=80410 Find-a-Grave.com] website; transcription of 9 gravestones available through [http://www.interment.net/data/us/id/kootenai/hope/index.htm Interment.net] website; transcription of gravestones available at [http://kootenai.idgenweb.org/Cemeteries/Bestland/Hope.html USGenWeb] site for Kootenai County
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| Ingar Molstead grave
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| T50N, R3W, Sec 35
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| Some records of this cemetery at PARL<ref>Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.</ref> in Boise
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| Johnson Family Cemetery
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| 2.7 m S of Coeur d'Alene, Hwy 95
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| Some records of this cemetery at PARL<ref>Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.</ref> in Boise
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| Kootenai County Cemetery
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| Seltice Way, Coeur d'Alene
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| Some records of this cemetery at PARL<ref>Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.</ref> in Boise; transcription of 50 gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2293424&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=673&CSsr=1& Find-a-Grave.com] website; transcription of gravestones available at [http://kootenai.idgenweb.org/Cemeteries/KootenaiCounty/KootenaiCounty.html USGenWeb] site for Kootenai County
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| Lane Cemetery
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| Lane
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| Some records of this cemetery at PARL<ref>Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.</ref> in Boise; transcription of 63 gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=80535&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=673&CSsr=1& Find-a-Grave.com] website; transcription of 56 gravestones available through [http://www.interment.net/data/us/id/kootenai/lane/index.htm Interment.net] website
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| Loffs Bay Cemetery
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| Kootenai County
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| Some records of this cemetery at PARL<ref>Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.</ref> in Boise
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| Medimont Cemetery
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| Medimont
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| Some records of this cemetery at PARL<ref>Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.</ref> in Boise; transcription of 72 gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2169722&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=673&CSsr=1& Find-a-Grave.com] website; transcription of 72 gravestones available through [http://www.interment.net/data/us/id/kootenai/medimont/medimont.htm Interment.net] website; another transcription of 74 gravestones available through [http://www.interment.net/data/us/id/kootenai/medimont_cem/medi.htm Interment.net] website<br>
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| Mission of the Sacred Heart Cemetery
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| Cataldo, Exit 39, I-90 east of Coeur d'Alene
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| Some records of this cemetery at PARL<ref>Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.</ref> in Boise
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| Mount Calvary Cemetery
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| Rathdrum
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| Transcription of 3 gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1960782&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=673&CSsr=1& Find-a-Grave.com] website
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| Mountain View (Athol) Cemetery
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| Athol
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| Some records of this cemetery at PARL<ref>Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.</ref> in Boise; transcription of 431 gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=80576&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=673&CSsr=1& Find-a-Grave.com] website; transcription of 376 gravestones available through [http://www.interment.net/data/us/id/kootenai/mtview/index.htm Interment.net] website; another transcription of 365 gravestones available through [http://www.interment.net/data/us/id/kootenai/mountainview/mountain.htm Interment.net] website; transcription of gravestones (surnames [http://kootenai.idgenweb.org/Cemeteries/MountainView/MountainViewA-L.htm A-L]; [http://kootenai.idgenweb.org/Cemeteries/MountainView/MountainViewM-Z.htm M-Z]) available at USGenWeb site for Kootenai County
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| Old Cataldo Mission Cemetery
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| near Cataldo
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| Transcription of 42 gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1965361&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=673&CSsr=1& Find-a-Grave.com] website; transcription of 52 gravestones available through [http://www.interment.net/data/us/id/kootenai/oldmission/mission.htm Interment.net] website
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| Pine Grove Cemetery
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| Rathdrum
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| Some records of this cemetery at PARL<ref>Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.</ref> in Boise; transcription of 1,963 gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=80602&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=673&CSsr=1& Find-a-Grave.com] website; transcription of 1,738 gravestones available through [http://www.interment.net/data/us/id/kootenai/pinegrove/pine.htm Interment.net] website; transcription of gravestones available at [http://kootenai.idgenweb.org/Cemeteries/Pinegrove/CemRathdrumIndex.htm USGenWeb] site for Kootenai County
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| Pleasant View Cemetery
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| Post Falls
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| Some records of this cemetery at PARL<ref>Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.</ref> in Boise; transcription of 511 gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2182821&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=673&CSsr=1& Find-a-Grave.com] website; transcription of 499 gravestones available through [http://www.interment.net/data/us/id/kootenai/pleasant_view/index.htm Interment.net] website
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| Prairie View Cemetery
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| Coeur d'Alene
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| Transcription of 70 gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2235012&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=673&CSsr=1& Find-a-Grave.com] website; transcription of gravestones available at [http://kootenai.idgenweb.org/Cemeteries/PrairieView/cemprairie.html USGenWeb] site for Kootenai County
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| Ramsey Road Cemetery (Prairie View, 7th Day Adventist)
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| Coeur d’Alene
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| Some records of this cemetery at PARL<ref>Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.</ref> in Boise
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| Restlawn Cemetery
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| Rimrock Cemetery (Garwood Cemetery)
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| Garwood
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| Some records of this cemetery at PARL<ref>Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.</ref> in Boise; transcription of 107 gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=80621&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=673&CSsr=21& Find-a-Grave.com] website; transcription of 102 gravestones available through [http://www.interment.net/data/us/id/kootenai/rimrock/index.htm Interment.net] website
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| River View Cemetery
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| Coeur d’Alene
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| Some records of this cemetery at PARL<ref>Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.</ref> in Boise; transcription of 73 gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1992309&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=673&CSsr=21& Find-a-Grave.com] website
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| Rose Lake Cemetery
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| Doyle Road, Rose Lake
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| Some records of this cemetery at PARL<ref>Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.</ref> in Boise; transcription of 224 gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1977412&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=673&CSsr=21& Find-a-Grave.com] website; transcription of 248 gravestones available through [http://www.interment.net/data/us/id/kootenai/roselake/rose.htm Interment.net] website
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| St. Michael’s Cemetery (Worley Indian Cemetery)
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| Worley
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| Some records of this cemetery at PARL<ref>Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.</ref> in Boise; transcription of 179 gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1991684&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=673&CSsr=21& Find-a-Grave.com] website; transcription of 175 gravestones available through [http://www.interment.net/data/us/id/kootenai/stmichael/index.htm Interment.net] website
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| St. Thomas Cemetery
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| E. Sherman Ave &amp; 22nd St, Coeur d'Alene
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| Some records of this cemetery at PARL<ref>Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.</ref> in Boise; transcription of 454 gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=80636&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=673&CSsr=21& Find-a-Grave.com] website
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| Squaw Bay School Cemetery
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| Transcription of 2 gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1079028&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=673&CSsr=21& Find-a-Grave.com] website
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| Worley Cemetery
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| 1.3 m N of Worley grain elevators
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| Some records of this cemetery at PARL<ref>Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.</ref> in Boise;&nbsp; transcription of 209 gravestones available through [http://www.interment.net/data/us/id/kootenai/worley/index.htm Interment.net] website
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=== Census  ===
 
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Revision as of 22:40, 25 June 2010

United States  > Idaho > Kootenai County

Kootenia CO., Landscape near Coeurd Alene, Image 352, (LandsCdA).jpg

Contents

County Courthouse

Kootenai County Courthouse
PO Box 9000
501 Government Way
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83816-9000
Phone: (208) 769-4441
Fax: (208) 667-8534

Quick Facts

Parent County

1864--Kootenai County was created 22 December 1864 from Nez Perce County. County seat: Coeur d'Alene [1]

Boundary Changes

21 February 1907 -- Bonner County created from part of Kootenai County

23 January 1915 -- Benewah County created from part of Kootenai County

23 January 1915 -- Boundary County created from parts of Bonner and Kootenai Counties

Record Loss

Places/Localities

The preceding list of places includes incorporated cities and towns, unincorporated towns and communities, and place names that may have been used in family histories. Some have well-organized records and even have web sites. Some are simply social communities with no official records, but which may be referenced in small-town newspapers. The list is provided to help researchers identify localities within the county. As records or histories of these localities are identified, a page will be added for each of these place names.

This list of places in Kootenai County, Idaho was compiled from the Lists of Places in Idaho in Wikipedia and from the map of Kootenai County in Virtual Earth.

Resources

Many of the older court, land, naturalization, probate, pension, and vital records for Kootenai County have been microfilmed and are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City and through their family history centers. They are also available at the Idaho State Historical Society's Library in Boise. Details of the county records in these respective institutions can be obtained from their online catalogs or listings. Original records which have been microfilmed and more recent records are in the county courthouse in Coeur d'Alene[2].

Cemeteries

There are many cemeteries in Kootenai County. For a list of those that have been identified, and links to transcriptions and/or photographs of tombstones, go to Kootenai County, Idaho Cemetery Records.

For the cemeteries in or immediately adjacent to the cities, please see the city pages for the cities listed above.

Census

For a summary of census records for the state of Idaho, see Idaho Census Records.

Church

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons)

The following are local congregations (wards) of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints which existed in Kootenai County, Idaho prior to 1950. Many of the original records of these church units are in the Historical Library in Salt Lake City. Many of the membership records covering these units from the date of their creation to about 1948 have been microfilmed and are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.

  • Athol
  • Coeur D'Alene

County Commissioners' Records

The minute books of the County Commissioners contain interesting tidbits of history about the county as well as the names of individuals appealing to the County Commissioners for action on issues of concern to them. Minutes of those meetings were recorded from the formation of the county, for most counties. Some counties now post the minutes of current meetings online.

Most of these records have been preserved in the county courthouses of the State of Idaho. Few have been microfilmed. Contact the county clerk for information about years covered and availability.

Court

Judgment Books

History

Land

Maps

Military

World War I draft registration cards, 1917-1918, for Kootenai County have been microfilmed. Copies of these records are available at the Family History Library (their microfilm numbers 1452216 and 1452217) and are also available online at Ancestry.com, for a subscription fee. The original cards are maintained in the Southeast Regional Archives of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in East Point, Georgia and have been microfilmed by the National Archives as their Microcopy M1509.

Miscellaneous Series

Often overlooked by the genealogist, this group of volumes may contain affidavits for citizenship, final disposition of estates, divorce decrees, and many other types of valuable documents. The content varies from county to county, year to year and from clerk to clerk. When the estate case files, civil or criminal files are not available or have been destroyed, you may find key documents recorded here. Most counties will have an index to this series and it is a must search if the information you are seeking is not found elsewhere.

Naturalization and Citizenship

Records of the naturalization of people born outside of the United States were often kept in the county courthouses of the respective counties of Idaho. Kootenai County naturalization records, 1882-1939, are included in a Naturalization Index at the Idaho State Historical Library in Boise, available online.

Newspapers

Current
Historical

Pension Records

Old Age Pensions were provided by the State of Idaho from 1931 to 1936. The original papers for several counties have been transferred to the Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library (PARL) in Boise. Those at PARL have been indexed. Kootenai County Old Age Pensions are included in that index.

Probate

The Family History Library has microfilmed some of the Kootenai County probate records which are available at the Library in Salt Lake but also in their affiliate family history centers.

Taxation

Some taxation records have been microfilmed by the Family History Library in Salt Lake.  These records are available at the Family History Library and their affiliate family history centers.

Vital Records

Births

The Birth Registers for Kootenai County, 1907-1911, have been microfilmed and are available at the Idaho State Historical Society Library in Boise and at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. Birth records, 1911 to present, for individuals born in Kootenai County are included in and recorded at the state level. These records are restricted for a period of one hundred years from the time of the individual's birth but can be obtained by following the guidelines as issued by the State of Idaho. See the Vital Records section under the subject Idaho for more details.

Birth and Christening records from Kootenai County (3227) may be found among the Idaho Births and Christenings online

Marriage

Nearly 13,500 marriages, 1881-1938, are listed on the Western States Marriage Index.

There are 11,931 marriages from Kootenai County online in the Idaho Marriages.

Deaths

The death registers for Kootenai County, 1907-1911 have been microfilmed and are available at the Idaho State Historical Society Library (PARL) in Boise and at the Family History Library (FHL) in Salt Lake City, Utah.

After 1911, deaths occuring in Kootenai County are included in the state-wide registration program. These records are restricted for a period of fifty years from the time of the individual's death but can be obtained by following the guidelines as issued by the State of Idaho. See the Vital Records section under Idaho for details.

Copies of death certificates from 1911-1954 are on microfilm and can be used at the Idaho State Historical Society Library, the Family History Library and several other locations.

A state-wide index to Idaho Deaths, 1911-1956 is available online. Efforts to expand this index to 1960 are underway. Another version is the US Genweb Idaho Death Index 1911-1956.

There are 948 deaths or burials in Kootenai County among the Idaho deaths and burials.

Societies and Libraries

Many public libraries provide internet access to sites of value to the family historian. Some have special collections of historical and cultural interest, as well. The following libraries may have some resources of value, but use of some or all of them may require a visit to the library.

  • Coeur D'Alene Public Library
    702 E Front Ave
    Coeur D'Alene, ID 83814
    Phone: (208) 769-2315
    Website
  • Post Falls Public Library
    821 N Spokane
    Post Falls, ID 83854
    Phone: (208) 773-1506
    Website
  • Kootenai-Shoshone District Library
    8385 N Government Wy
    Hayden, ID 83835
    Phone: (208) 772-5612
    Website
  • Kootenai County Genealogical Society
  • Museum of North Idaho
    P.O. Box 812
    Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83816-0812
    208-664-3448

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Idaho State Historical Society Reference Series, Number 10, Counties and County Seats, Reissued July, 1991.