Nez Perce County, Idaho

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Revision as of 18:38, 9 June 2010

United States  > Idaho > Nez Perce County

Contents

County Courthouse

Nez Perce County Courthouse
Lewiston, ID 83501-0896
Phone: (208) 799-3020
Fax: (208) 799-3070

Quick Facts

Parent County

1864--Nez Perce County was created 4 February 1864 as an original county. County seat: Lewiston [1]

Boundary Changes

22 December 1864 -- Kootenai County created from part of Nez Perce County

14 May 1888 -- Latah County created from part of Nez Perce County

3 March 1911 -- Lewis County created from part of Nez Perce County

Record Loss

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.

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

Populated Places

Cities

Lewiston

Other inhabited places

Agatha | Arrow | Big George | Bundy | Cameron | Cherry Lane | Chesley | Culdesac | East Lewiston | Forebay | German Settlement | Gifford | Hatwai | Jacques | Lapwai | Leland | Lenore | Leon | Lewiston Orchards | Lookout | Melrose | Morgans Alley | Myrtle | Nez Perce Indian Reservation | Nez Perce National Historical Park | North Lapwai | North Lewiston | Peck | South Gate Plaza | Southwick | Spalding | Sweetwater | Thain Road | Transfer | Valley View Heights | Waha | Webb | Willola | Zaza

Former inhabited places, no longer in existence

Neighboring Counties

Clearwater | Idaho | Latah | Lewis | Asotin County, Washington | Whitman County, Washington | Wallowa County, Oregon

Resources

Many of the older court, land, naturalization, probate, pension, and vital records for Nez Perce 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 Lewiston[2].

Cemeteries

The following cemeteries of Nez Perce 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.

Name of cemetery Location Records
Angel Ridge Cemetery Peck Some records of this cemetery at PARL[3] in Boise; transcription of 10 gravestones available through Find-a-Grave.com website
Bertha Newby grave Lewiston Hill, N of Lewiston Some records of this cemetery at PARL[4] in Boise; transcription of 1 gravestone available through Find-a-Grave.com website
Bredell Family burial ground near Spalding Some records of this cemetery at PARL[5] in Boise; transcription of 19 gravestones available through Find-a-Grave.com website; transcription of gravestones available at USGenWeb site for Nez Perce County
Broncheau burial ground behind Post Office in Spalding Some records of this cemetery at PARL[6] in Boise; transcription of 1 gravestone available through Find-a-Grave.com website
Cameron Cemetery 5 m SE of Kendrick T38N, R2W, Sec 27 Some records of this cemetery at PARL[7] in Boise; transcription of 7 gravestones available through Find-a-Grave.com website
Central Ridge Peck Transcription of 2 gravestones available through Find-a-Grave.com website
Coyote Grade Cemetery abt 9 m E of Lewiston Some records of this cemetery at PARL[8] in Boise
Craig Cemetery (Jacques Spur Cemetery) Culdesac Some records of this cemetery at PARL[9] in Boise
Culdesac Cemetery Culdesac Some records of this cemetery at PARL[10] in Boise; transcription of 173 gravestones available through Find-a-Grave.com website; transcription of gravestones available at USGenWeb site for Nez Perce County
Gifford Cemetery just N of Gifford Some records of this cemetery at PARL[11] in Boise; transcription of 8 gravestones available through Find-a-Grave.com website
Good Hope Lutheran Church Cemetery abt 2.5 m S of Gifford Some records of this cemetery at PARL[12] in Boise
Grant Family Cemetery abt 1 m N of Lapwai Some records of this cemetery at PARL[13] in Boise
Henry's Flat Cemetery Transcription of 1 gravestone available through Find-a-Grave.com website
Indian burial ground 2 m W of Spalding Some records of this cemetery at PARL[14] in Boise
John Silcott burial plot NW of Lewiston T36N, R6W, Sec 25 Some records of this cemetery at PARL[15] in Boise; transcription of 1 gravestone available through Find-a-Grave.com website
Jacques Spur Cemetery Jacques Transcription of 2 gravestones available through Find-a-Grave.com website
Jonah Cemetery Sweetwater Transcription of 4 gravestones available through Find-a-Grave.com website
Kendrick City Cemetery about 1.3 m SE of Kendrick T38N, R3W, Sec 25 Some records of this cemetery at PARL[16] in Boise; transcription of 349 gravestones available through Find-a-Grave.com website; transcription of 347 gravestones available through Interment.net website
Lapwai Cemetery Lapwai Some records of this cemetery at PARL[17] in Boise
Leland Cemetery Leland Some records of this cemetery at PARL[18] in Boise; transcription of 85 gravestones available through Find-a-Grave.com website
Lewis - Clark Memorial Gardens 3521 7th St., Lewiston Some records of this cemetery at PARL[19] in Boise; transcription of 690 gravestones available through Find-a-Grave.com website; transcription of gravestones, A-M and N-Z, available at USGenWeb site for Nez Perce County
Lewiston Cemetery Lewiston Some records of this cemetery at PARL[20] in Boise
Lookout Cemetery Lookout Some records of this cemetery at PARL[21] in Boise; transcription of 5 gravestones available through Find-a-Grave.com website
Maggie Williams Family Cemetery about 7 m SE of Genesee, Tombstone Ranch Some records of this cemetery at PARL[22] in Boise; transcription of 13 gravestones available through Find-a-Grave.com website; transcription of 13 gravestones available through Interment.net website
Magpie (Myrtle or Glasby) Cemetery abt 3 m SE of Myrtle T36N, R3W, Sec 11 Some records of this cemetery at PARL[23] in Boise; transcription of 1 gravestone available through Find-a-Grave.com website
Melrose Cemetery Melrose Some records of this cemetery at PARL[24] in Boise
Missouri Synod Church Cemetery 4 m SE of Gifford T35N, R1W, Sec 6 Some records of this cemetery at PARL[25] in Boise
Mountain View Cemetery Transcription of 3 gravestones available through Find-a-Grave.com website
Nez Perce M.E. Church Lapwai Some records of this cemetery at PARL[26] in Boise
Normal Hill Cemetery Lewiston Some records of this cemetery at PARL[27] in Boise; transcription of 3,305 gravestones available through Find-a-Grave.com website; transcription of 27 gravestones available through Interment.net website; photos of 3 gravestones available at idahogravestones.org
Old Peck Cemetery Some records of this cemetery at PARL[28] in Boise; transcription of 67 gravestones available through Find-a-Grave.com website; transcription of 41 gravestones available through Interment.net website
Red Elk Cemetery near Webb, SE of Lewiston Some records of this cemetery at PARL[29] in Boise; transcription of 1 gravestone available through Find-a-Grave.com website
Reubens Cemetery Transcription of 4 gravestones available through Find-a-Grave.com website
Sams Family burial ground near Agatha School site, W of Lenore Some records of this cemetery at PARL[30] in Boise
Slickpoo Cemetery St. Joseph Mission Some records of this cemetery at PARL[31] in Boise; transcription of gravestones available at USGenWeb site for Nez Perce County
Smith Family Cemetery Lapwai Transcription of 1 gravestone available through Find-a-Grave.com website
Southwick Cemetery (Pine Hill Cemetery) Southwick T38N, R1W, Sec 32 Some records of this cemetery at PARL[32] in Boise; transcription of 421 gravestones available through Find-a-Grave.com website; transcription of gravestones available at USGenWeb site for Nez Perce County
Spalding Cemetery Spalding Some records of this cemetery at PARL[33] in Boise; transcription of 16 gravestones available through Find-a-Grave.com website
Spalding Family burial ground near Agatha School site, W of Lenore Some records of this cemetery at PARL[34] in Boise
Spalding Indian Cemetery Spalding Some records of this cemetery at PARL[35] in Boise
Star Cemetery Transcription of 2 gravestones available through Find-a-Grave.com website
Sunnyside Cemetery (Lenore Cemetery) E of Lenore T37N, R1W, Sec 32 Some records of this cemetery at PARL[36] in Boise; transcription of 12 gravestones available through Find-a-Grave.com website; photo of 1 gravestone available at idahogravestones.org
Sweetwater Cemetery Sweetwater Some records of this cemetery at PARL[37] in Boise; transcription of 49 gravestones available through Find-a-Grave.com website
Upper Tammany Cemetery 2 m S of Lewiston T34N, R4W, Sec 7 Some records of this cemetery at PARL[38] in Boise; transcription of 42 gravestones available through Find-a-Grave.com website
Vaughn Grade Cemetery abt 4 m N of Lenore T37N, R2W, Sec 24 Some records of this cemetery at PARL[39] in Boise
Vineland Cemetery Lewiston Transcription of 3 gravestones available through Find-a-Grave.com website
Webb Indian Cemetery Webb Some records of this cemetery at PARL[40] in Boise; transcription of 1 gravestone available through Find-a-Grave.com website
Williams Family Cemetery Arrow Transcription of 9 gravestones available through Find-a-Grave.com website
Woodruff Family Cemetery Arrow Transcription of 4 gravestones available through Find-a-Grave.com website

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 is the only local congregation (ward) of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints which existed in Nez Perce County, Idaho prior to 1950. Many of the original records of 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.

  • Lewiston

County Commissioners' Records

Court

Judgment Book

History

A brief history of county is available online a the Nez Perce County Historical Society's website.

Land

Maps

Military

World War I draft registration cards, 1917-1918, for Nez Perce County have been microfilmed. Copies of these records are available at the Family History Library (their microfilm numbers 1452219 and 1452220) 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

The original naturalization records of Nez Perce County that have been transferred to the Idaho State Historical Society' Library in Boise have been indexed in their Index to Naturalizations.

Newspapers

Current

Pension Records

Mothers' Pensions were provided by the State of Idaho for widows and/or orphans, under certain conditions. Petitions for those pensions were filed with the probate court in each county. 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. Nez Perce County Mothers' Pensions are included in that index.

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
Marriage

Nearly 9300 marriages, 1863-1941, are listed on the Western States Marriage Index.

Deaths

The Death Registers for Nez Perce 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. After 1911, deaths occuring in Nez Perce 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 mandated 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 (PARL) Library in Boise, the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, 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 Idaho Death Index 1911-1956.

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.

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.
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