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''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Idaho|Idaho]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Lewis County''  
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
== History ==
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[[Image:IDlewiscourthouse.jpg|thumb|right|300px|IDlewiscourthouse.jpg]] [http://www.idaho.gov/aboutidaho/county/lewis.html Lewis County Courthouse]<br>510 Oak Street<br>Nezperce, ID 83543-0039<br>Phone: (208) 937-2661<br>Fax: (208) 937-9234<br><br>County Clerk has marriage, divorce, court and land records from 1911. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lewis, Idaho page 179, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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== Quick Facts ==
  
 
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== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
  
The following 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.  
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{{Lewis County, Idaho}}
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The above 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 Lewis County, Idaho was compiled from the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Lists_of_places_in_Idaho Lists of Places in Idaho] in Wikipedia and from the map of Lewis County in [http://maps.live.com/ Virtual Earth].  
 
This list of places in Lewis County, Idaho was compiled from the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Lists_of_places_in_Idaho Lists of Places in Idaho] in Wikipedia and from the map of Lewis County in [http://maps.live.com/ Virtual Earth].  
  
==== Populated Places ====
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== Resources ==
  
===== Cities  =====
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Many of the older court, land, naturalization, probate, pension, and vital records for Lewis County have been microfilmed and are available at the {{FHL|Idaho%2C+Lewis|subject|disp=Family History Library}} in Salt Lake City and through their family history centers. They are also available at the&nbsp;[http://history.idaho.gov/ Idaho State Archives] 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 Nezperce<ref>Idaho State Historical Society Reference Series, Number 10, ''Counties and County Seats'', Reissued July, 1991.</ref>.
  
Craigmont | Kamiah | Nezperce | Winchester
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=== Cemeteries  ===
  
===== Other inhabited places  =====
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{{RAOGKcemetery}}There are many cemeteries in Lewis County. For a list of those that have been identified, and links to transcriptions and/or photographs of tombstones, go to [[Lewia County, Idaho Cemetery Records|Lewis County, Idaho Cemetery Records]].
  
Clicks | Craig Junction | Fletcher | Forest | Harris Siding | Kippen | Mohler | Morrow | Nez Perce Indian Reservation | Nucrag | Reubens | Slickpoo | Suckpoo
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For the cemeteries in or immediately adjacent to the cities, please see the city pages for the cities listed above.
  
===== Former inhabited places, no longer in existence =====
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=== Census ===
  
Ilo and Vollmer (combined to form Craigmont)
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| 1920=5851
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| 1930=5238
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| 1940=4666
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| 1950=4208
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| 1960=4423
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| 1970=3867
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| 1980=4118
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| 1990=3516
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| 2000=3747
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| footnote=sources:<ref>[http://www.census.gov/population/cencounts/id190090.txt census.gov - Idaho population by county, 1900-90] accessed 2009-05-03</ref><ref>[http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/16/16027.html quickfacts.census.gov - Canyon County] accessed 2009-05-03</ref>
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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[[Clearwater County, Idaho|Clearwater]] | [[Idaho County, Idaho|Idaho]] | [[Nez Perce County, Idaho|Nez Perce]] |
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For a summary of census records for the state of Idaho, see [[Idaho Census|Idaho Census Records]].
  
== Resources ==
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=== Church ===
  
Many of the older court, land, naturalization, probate, pension, and vital records for Lewis County have been microfilmed and are available at the [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=207521&subject_disp=Idaho%2C+Lewis&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library] in Salt Lake City and through their family history centers. They are also available at the [http://www.idahohistory.net/county_microfilm.html 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 Nezperce<ref>Idaho State Historical Society Reference Series, Number 10, ''Counties and County Seats'', Reissued July, 1991.</ref>.
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=== County Commissioners' Records  ===
  
=== Cemeteries  ===
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The [[Idaho County Commissioners' Records|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.
  
The following cemeteries of Lewis 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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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.  
  
As indicated in the following table, copies of many of the cemetery records for Lewis County are maintained at the Ilo-Vollmer Historical Society and are up-dated annually.
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=== Court Records  ===
  
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Some of the early court records of&nbsp;Lewis County, Idaho have been microfilmed and are available at the [http://history.idaho.gov/County_Records_ISHS_microfilm.pdf Idaho State Archives] in Boise, Idaho. The records filmed include civil suits, divorce papers, judgment dockets, etc. Copies of these microfilmed court records are also available at the {{FHL|731026|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}} in Salt Lake City, Utah or at any of the Library's [https://www.familysearch.org/locations Family History Centers.] Additional court records and more recent records are housed at the&nbsp;Lewis County courthouse in Nezperce, and can be accessed by making a visit there.  
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| Central Ridge Cemetery
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| T35N, R1E, Sec 15
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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 6 gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=80428&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=676& Find-A-Grave.com] website; records accessible by writing to the Ilo-Vollmer Historical Society
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| Charlotte McDermont grave
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| T32N, R3W, Sec 7
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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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| Cold Springs - Bailey Cemetery
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| abt 3.5 m W of Ruebens, T34N, R2W, Sec 22
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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 77 gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=80438&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=676& Find-A-Grave.com] website; records accessible by writing to the Ilo-Vollmer Historical Society
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| Craigmont Cemetery
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| Craigmont
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| Transcription of 14 gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=508258&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=676& Find-A-Grave.com] website
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| Craigmont I.O.O.F. Cemetery
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| 1.5 m SW of Craigmont
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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 51 gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1913614&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=676& Find-A-Grave.com] website; records accessible by writing to the Ilo-Vollmer Historical Society
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| Evergreen (Golden Ridge) Cemetery
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| Golden Ridge, abt 4 m NW of Winchester
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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; records accessible by writing to the Ilo-Vollmer Historical Society
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| First Church Cemetery
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| Indian cemetery at Kamiah (technically in Idaho County)
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| Records accessible by writing to the Ilo-Vollmer Historical Society
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| Fletcher Cemetery
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| abt .5 m NE of Fletcher townsite, between Craigmont and Nezperce
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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; records accessible by writing to the Ilo-Vollmer Historical Society
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| Gilbert Cemetery (Russell Catholic Cemetery)
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| Russell Ridge near Nez Perce
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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; records accessible by writing to the Ilo-Vollmer Historical Society
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| Golden Ridge (Evergreen) Cemetery
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| near Winchester
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| Transcription of 58 gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2144102&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=676& Find-A-Grave.com] website
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| Harry Jewell grave
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| 2 m N of Winchester T33N, R2W, Sec 17
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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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| Huckaby/ Risdon graves
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| Forest townsite
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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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| Kamiah Cemetery
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| Kamiah
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| Transcription of 853 gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=217354&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=676& Find-A-Grave.com] website
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| Kamiah I.O.O.F. Cemetery
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| Kamiah
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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; records accessible by writing to the Ilo-Vollmer Historical Society; photo of 1 gravestone available through [http://idahogravestones.org/cemetery.php?cemID=494 idahogravestones.org]<br>
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| Melinda S. Wilson grave
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| just outside of the SW corner of Talmax
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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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| Melrose Cemetery
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| Transcription of 1 gravestone available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2229157&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=676& Find-A-Grave.com] website
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| Mohler Cemetery
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| near Nezperce
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| Records accessible by writing to the Ilo-Vollmer Historical Society
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| Morrow Town Cemetery
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| S of Morrow townsite
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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 8 gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=80571&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=676& Find-A-Grave.com] website; records accessible by writing to the Ilo-Vollmer Historical Society
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| Mount Calvary Catholic Cemetery
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| near Nezperce
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| Transcription of 1 gravestone available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2195736&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=676& Find-A-Grave.com] website; records accessible by writing to the Ilo-Vollmer Historical Society
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| Nezperce City Cemetery
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| .5 m S of Nez Perce on Hwy 7
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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 31 gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2166224&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=676& Find-A-Grave.com] website; records accessible by writing to the Ilo-Vollmer Historical Society
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| Old Forest Cemetery
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| abt 2 m SE of Forest townsite T32N, R2W, Sec 7
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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; records accessible by writing to the Ilo-Vollmer Historical Society
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| Otelia &amp; Charity Ladd graves
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| T32N, R3W, Sec 7
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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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| Pine City Cemetery
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| 2 m S of Ruebens on Ruebens Highway
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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; records accessible by writing to the Ilo-Vollmer Historical Society
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| Ruebens Cemetery
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| W edge of Ruebens
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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 11 gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2187849&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=676& Find-A-Grave.com] website; records accessible by writing to the Ilo-Vollmer Historical Society
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| Russell Cemetery
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| Transcription of 1 gravestone available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=80633&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=676& Find-A-Grave.com] website
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| Second Indian Presbyterian Church Cemetery
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| Kamiah
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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; records accessible by writing to the Ilo-Vollmer Historical Society
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| Slickpoo Mission Cemetery
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| T34N, R3W, Sec 4
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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 134 gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2334795&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=676& Find-A-Grave.com] website; records accessible by writing to the Ilo-Vollmer Historical Society
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| Woodlawn Cemetery &nbsp;(Missouri Ridge Cemetery)
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| NW of Winchester
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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 32 gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2302267&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=676& Find-A-Grave.com] website; records accessible by writing to the Ilo-Vollmer Historical Society
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=== Census  ===
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Some of the records of the courts of&nbsp;Lewis County that have been microfilmed include:
  
For a summary of census records for the state of Idaho, see [[Idaho Census|Idaho Census Records]].
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*Court records, 1911-1932
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*Power of attorney, 1883-1964; index, 1890-1986
  
=== Church ===
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===== <u>Judgment Books</u> =====
  
=== County Commissioners' Records ===
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*Judgment record, 1895-1946; index, 1895-1986
  
=== Court ===
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=== Directories ===
  
===== Judgment Books =====
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The Idaho State Archives has a collection of city, county, state and regional [http://history.idaho.gov/directories.html directories].
  
 
=== History  ===
 
=== History  ===
  
=== Land  ===
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=== Land and Property ===
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Land and Property records are generally recorded in the county courthouse of the county in which the transaction took place. For original records of&nbsp;Lewis County, Idaho, one may visit the courthouse in Nezperce, Idaho.
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The [http://history.idaho.gov/county_microfilm.html Idaho State Archives] has microfilmed many county records of&nbsp;Lewis County and these can be accessed by visiting the Archives in Boise, Idaho.
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Some {{FHL|731028|subject-id|disp=Land and property }}records of Lewis County have been microfilmed by the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, and can be read in the Library in Salt Lake City or in any of its [https://www.familysearch.org/locations Family History Centers.]
  
 
=== Maps  ===
 
=== Maps  ===
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=== Military  ===
 
=== Military  ===
  
World War I draft registration cards, 1917-1918, for Lewis County have been microfilmed. Copies of these records are available at the Family History Library (their [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=746974&disp=Idaho%2C+World+War+I+Selective+Service+S++ microfilm number 1452218]) and are also [http://content.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=6482&path=Idaho.Lewis+County 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.  
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World War I draft registration cards, 1917-1918, for Lewis County have been microfilmed. Copies of these records are available at the Family History Library (their {{FHL|746974|title-id|disp=microfilm number 1452218}}) and are also [http://content.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=6482&path=Idaho.Lewis+County 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 ===
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=== 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.
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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.
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Both the Idaho State Archives in Boise, Idaho, and the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah have copies of the miscellaneous record of&nbsp;Lewis County. The originals are held in the&nbsp;Lewis County courthouse in Nez Perce, Idaho and can be accessed by visiting there. Copies in the [http://history.idaho.gov/County_Records_ISHS_microfilm.pdf Idaho State Archives] are available for viewing in Boise. Those held by the {{FHL|673978|title-id|disp=Family History Library}} can be viewed either at the Library in Salt Lake City or at any of its [https://www.familysearch.org/locations Family History Centers].  
  
 
=== Newspapers  ===
 
=== Newspapers  ===
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{{RAOGKobituary}}
  
 
===== Current  =====
 
===== Current  =====
  
*[https://www.clearwaterprogress.com/ Clearwater Progress]  
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*[https://www.clearwaterprogress.com/ Clearwater Progress], published in [[Kamiah, Idaho|Kamiah]].
 
*Lewis County Herald
 
*Lewis County Herald
  
===== Historical =====
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===== Historical =====
  
The Ilo-Vollmer Historical Society has 26 volumes of obituary records for Lewis County.
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The Idaho State Archives has a collection of [http://history.idaho.gov/library_collections.html#anchor562626 Idaho newspapers]
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=== Obituaries  ===
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The Ilo-Vollmer Historical Society has 26 volumes of obituary records for Lewis County. This Society can be reached at PO Box 61, Craigmont, ID 83523 <br>
  
 
=== Probate  ===
 
=== Probate  ===
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Probate records are generally housed at the county courthouse in the county where the transaction took place, so existing Probate records&nbsp;of Lewis County&nbsp;should be available in Nezperce by visiting there.
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Some older {{FHL|731027|subject-id|disp=Probate records}} of Lewis County have been microfilmed by the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah and can be viewed at the Library in Salt Lake City or in any of its [https://www.familysearch.org/locations Family History Centers.]
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The [http://history.idaho.gov/County_Records_ISHS_microfilm.pdf Idaho State Archives] has also microfilmed records from Lewis County which can be accessed at the Archives in Boise, Idaho.
  
 
=== Taxation  ===
 
=== Taxation  ===
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Any existing tax assessment rolls for&nbsp;Lewis County should be in the courthouse in&nbsp;Nezperce and would need to be accessed by visiting there.
  
 
=== Vital Records  ===
 
=== Vital Records  ===
  
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Birth records, 1911 to present, for individuals born in Lewis 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 [http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/w2w/idaho.htm Vital Records] section under the subject Idaho for more details.
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Over 650 marriages, 1911-1930, are listed on the [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].
  
===== Marriage =====
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There are 108 Lewis County marriages in the online [[Idaho Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Idaho Marriages]].
  
Over 650 marriages, 1911-1930, are listed on the [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].
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===== Deaths  =====
  
===== Deaths =====
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Deaths occurring in Lewis County after 1911 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 [http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/w2w/idaho.htm Vital Records] section under Idaho for details.
  
Deaths occuring in Ada County after 1911 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.  
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Copies of death certificates from 1911-1954 are on microfilm and can be used at the Idaho State Archives, the Family History Library, BYU-Idaho University Library in Rexburg and several other locations.  
  
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, BYU-Idaho University Library in Rexburg and several other locations.  
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A state-wide index to Idaho Deaths, 1911-1956 is [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/famhist/Death/searchForm.cfm available online]. Efforts to expand this index to 1960 are underway. Another version is the [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~idgenweb/ US Genweb Idaho] Death Index 1911-1956.  
  
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.  
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[[Idaho Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] gives details about this collection that covers 1907-1965.  
  
'''Deaths from other sources.'''
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'''Deaths from other sources.'''  
  
The Ilo-Vollmer Historical Society has 26 volumes of obituary records for Lewis County.
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The Ilo-Vollmer Historical Society has 26 volumes of obituary records for Lewis County. This Society can be reached at PO Box 61, Craigmont, ID 83523.  
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
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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.  
 
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.  
  
Ilo-Vollmer Historical Society<br>Box 61<br>Craigmont, ID 83523<br>Ph. 208-924-5474<br>
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Ilo-Vollmer Historical Society<br>Box 61<br>Craigmont, ID 83523<br>Ph. 208-924-5474<br>  
  
 
Contact -- Shelley Kuther, President<br>or<br>Byron D. Bovey<br>HCR 1 Box 41<br>Craigmont, ID 83523<br>Ph. 208-924-7336<br>A researcher with the Historical Society  
 
Contact -- Shelley Kuther, President<br>or<br>Byron D. Bovey<br>HCR 1 Box 41<br>Craigmont, ID 83523<br>Ph. 208-924-7336<br>A researcher with the Historical Society  
 
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<br>Craigmont City Library<br>112 W. Main St.<br>Craigmont, ID 83523<br>Ph. 208-924-5510  
 
<br>Craigmont City Library<br>112 W. Main St.<br>Craigmont, ID 83523<br>Ph. 208-924-5510  
  
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<br>Nezperce City Library<br>502 Oak St.<br>Nezperce, ID 83543<br>Ph. 208-937-2458
  
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==== Family History Centers<br> ====
  
Nezperce City Library<br>502 Oak St.<br>Nezperce, ID 83543<br>Ph. 208-937-2458
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== Websites  ==
 
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*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~idlewis/ The Lewis County ID GenWeb Project], a member of [[IDGenWeb|The IDGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]]  
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*[http://lewis.idgenweb.org/ The Lewis County ID GenWeb Project], a member of [[IDGenWeb|The IDGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]]  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=207521&subject_disp=Idaho%2C+Lewis&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/ID/Lewis/ Lewis County, Idaho Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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County Courthouse

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Lewis County Courthouse
510 Oak Street
Nezperce, ID 83543-0039
Phone: (208) 937-2661
Fax: (208) 937-9234

County Clerk has marriage, divorce, court and land records from 1911. [1]

Quick Facts

Parent County

1911--Lewis County was created 3 March 1911 from Nez Perce County.  County seat: Nezperce [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

The above 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 Lewis County, Idaho was compiled from the Lists of Places in Idaho in Wikipedia and from the map of Lewis County in Virtual Earth.

Resources

Many of the older court, land, naturalization, probate, pension, and vital records for Lewis 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 Archives 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 Nezperce[3].

Cemeteries

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

Historical populations
Census Pop.
19205,851
19305,238−10.5%
19404,666−10.9%
19504,208−9.8%
19604,4235.1%
19703,867−12.6%
19804,1186.5%
19903,516−14.6%
20003,7476.6%
sources:[4][5]


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

Church

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 Records

Some of the early court records of Lewis County, Idaho have been microfilmed and are available at the Idaho State Archives in Boise, Idaho. The records filmed include civil suits, divorce papers, judgment dockets, etc. Copies of these microfilmed court records are also available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah or at any of the Library's Family History Centers. Additional court records and more recent records are housed at the Lewis County courthouse in Nezperce, and can be accessed by making a visit there.

Some of the records of the courts of Lewis County that have been microfilmed include:

  • Court records, 1911-1932
  • Power of attorney, 1883-1964; index, 1890-1986
Judgment Books
  • Judgment record, 1895-1946; index, 1895-1986

Directories

The Idaho State Archives has a collection of city, county, state and regional directories.

History

Land and Property

Land and Property records are generally recorded in the county courthouse of the county in which the transaction took place. For original records of Lewis County, Idaho, one may visit the courthouse in Nezperce, Idaho.

The Idaho State Archives has microfilmed many county records of Lewis County and these can be accessed by visiting the Archives in Boise, Idaho.

Some Land and propertyrecords of Lewis County have been microfilmed by the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, and can be read in the Library in Salt Lake City or in any of its Family History Centers.

Maps

Military

World War I draft registration cards, 1917-1918, for Lewis County have been microfilmed. Copies of these records are available at the Family History Library (their microfilm number 1452218) 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.

Both the Idaho State Archives in Boise, Idaho, and the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah have copies of the miscellaneous record of Lewis County. The originals are held in the Lewis County courthouse in Nez Perce, Idaho and can be accessed by visiting there. Copies in the Idaho State Archives are available for viewing in Boise. Those held by the Family History Library can be viewed either at the Library in Salt Lake City or at any of its Family History Centers.

Newspapers

 

Current
Historical

The Idaho State Archives has a collection of Idaho newspapers


Obituaries

The Ilo-Vollmer Historical Society has 26 volumes of obituary records for Lewis County. This Society can be reached at PO Box 61, Craigmont, ID 83523

Probate

Probate records are generally housed at the county courthouse in the county where the transaction took place, so existing Probate records of Lewis County should be available in Nezperce by visiting there.

Some older Probate records of Lewis County have been microfilmed by the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah and can be viewed at the Library in Salt Lake City or in any of its Family History Centers.

The Idaho State Archives has also microfilmed records from Lewis County which can be accessed at the Archives in Boise, Idaho.

Taxation

Any existing tax assessment rolls for Lewis County should be in the courthouse in Nezperce and would need to be accessed by visiting there.

Vital Records

Birth

Birth records, 1911 to present, for individuals born in Lewis 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.

Marriage

Over 650 marriages, 1911-1930, are listed on the Western States Marriage Index.

There are 108 Lewis County marriages in the online Idaho Marriages.

Deaths

Deaths occurring in Lewis County after 1911 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 Archives, the Family History Library, BYU-Idaho University Library in Rexburg 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.

Idaho Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records) gives details about this collection that covers 1907-1965.

Deaths from other sources.

The Ilo-Vollmer Historical Society has 26 volumes of obituary records for Lewis County. This Society can be reached at PO Box 61, Craigmont, ID 83523.

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.

Ilo-Vollmer Historical Society
Box 61
Craigmont, ID 83523
Ph. 208-924-5474

Contact -- Shelley Kuther, President
or
Byron D. Bovey
HCR 1 Box 41
Craigmont, ID 83523
Ph. 208-924-7336
A researcher with the Historical Society


Craigmont City Library
112 W. Main St.
Craigmont, ID 83523
Ph. 208-924-5510


Nezperce City Library
502 Oak St.
Nezperce, ID 83543
Ph. 208-937-2458

Family History Centers

Websites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lewis, Idaho page 179, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Idaho State Historical Society Reference Series, Number 10, Counties and County Seats, Reissued July, 1991.
  4. census.gov - Idaho population by county, 1900-90 accessed 2009-05-03
  5. quickfacts.census.gov - Canyon County accessed 2009-05-03