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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://www.idaho.gov/aboutidaho/county/shoshone.html Shoshone County Courthouse]<br>700 Bank Street<br>Wallace, ID 83873<br>Phone: (208) 752-1264<br>Fax: (208) 753-2711<br>  
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[[Image:IDshoshonecourthouse.jpg|thumb|left|300px|IDshoshonecourthouse.jpg]] [http://www.idaho.gov/aboutidaho/county/shoshone.html Shoshone County Courthouse]<br>700 Bank Street<br>Wallace, ID 83873<br>Phone: (208) 752-1264 or 3331<br>Fax: (208) 753-2711<br><br>County Clerk has birth and death records from 1907-1911, marriage records from 1875, divorce records from 1887, probate records from 1885, court records from 1884, and land records records from 1871. <span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1341848527228_671" /><ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Shoshone, Idaho page 179, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>{{RAOGKcourthouse}}
  
 
== 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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{{Shoshone 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 Shoshone 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 Shoshone County in [http://maps.live.com/ Virtual Earth].  
 
This list of places in Shoshone 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 Shoshone County in [http://maps.live.com/ Virtual Earth].  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
 
===== Cities  =====
 
 
[[Kellogg, Idaho|Kellogg]] | [[Wallace, Idaho|Wallace]]
 
 
===== Other inhabited places  =====
 
 
Adair | Avery | Black Bear | Black Cloud | Bradley | Bunn | Burke | Calder | Carbonate | Carbon Center | Clarkia | Delta | Dorsey | Elkhorn | Emerald Creek | Enaville | Erlmo | Ethelton | Falcon | Ferguson | Frisco | Gem | Gentry | Gibson City | Golconda | Golconda Mill | Gold Creek | Herrick | Horsecamp | Hoyt | Keeler | Kellogg-Wardner | Kingston | Kyle | Larson | Linfor | McCarthy | Mace | Marble Creek | Masonia | Morning | Mullan | Murray | Osburn | Page | Pearson | Pine Creek | Pinehurst | Pocono | Polaris | Prichard | Roland | Shont | Silver King | Silverton | Smelter Heights | Smelterville | Steamboat Rocks | Stetson | Stull | Sunnyside | Sweeney | Thiard | Wardner | Webb | Woodland Park
 
 
===== Former inhabited places, no longer in existence  =====
 
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
 
[[Benewah County, Idaho|Benewah]] |&nbsp;[[Bonner County, Idaho|Bonner]]&nbsp;|&nbsp;[[Clearwater County, Idaho|Clearwater]] | [[Kootenai County, Idaho|Kootenai]] | [[Latah County, Idaho|Latah]] | [[Mineral County, Montana|Mineral County, Montana]] | [[Sanders County, Montana|Sanders County, Montana]]
 
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
Many of the older court, land, naturalization, probate, pension, and vital records for Shoshone County have been microfilmed and are available at the [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=207576&subject_disp=Idaho%2C+Shoshone&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 Wallace<ref>Idaho State Historical Society Reference Series, Number 10, ''Counties and County Seats'', Reissued July, 1991.</ref>.  
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Many of the older court, land, naturalization, probate, pension, and vital records for Shoshone County have been microfilmed and are available at the {{FHL|Idaho%2C+Shoshone|subject|disp=Family History Library}} in Salt Lake City and through their family history centers. They are also available at the [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 Wallace<ref>Idaho State Historical Society Reference Series, Number 10, ''Counties and County Seats'', Reissued July, 1991.</ref>.  
  
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
  
The following cemeteries of Shoshone 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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{{RAOGKcemetery}}There are many cemeteries in Shoshone County. For a list of those that have been identified, and links to transcriptions and/or photographs of tombstones, go to [[Shoshone County, Idaho Cemetery Records|Shoshone 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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| Bauman Family Cemetery
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| 1 m W of Pinehurst at Kingston
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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 33 gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2175604&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=685& Find-a-Grave.com] website; transcription of 34 gravestones available through [http://www.interment.net/data/us/id/shoshone/bauman/index.htm Interment.net] website
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| Day Cemetery
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| Osburn
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| Transcription of 383 gravestones available through [http://www.interment.net/data/us/id/shoshone/day/index.htm Interment.net] website; transcription of 509 gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2315119&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=685& Find-a-Grave.com] website
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| Fairmount Cemetery
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| Mullan
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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=2174531&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=685& Find-a-Grave.com] website; transcription of 195 gravestones available through [http://www.interment.net/data/us/id/shoshone/fairmont/index.htm Interment.net] website
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| Greenwood Cemetery
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| Kellogg
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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 3,242 gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=80492&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=685& Find-a-Grave.com] website; transcription 4,876 gravestones available through [http://www.interment.net/data/us/id/shoshone/greenwood/index.htm Interment.net] website; photo of 1 gravestone available at [http://idahogravestones.org/cemetery.php?cemID=587 idahogravestones.org]
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| Hunt Cemetery
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| Kingston
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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 452 gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1991681&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=685& Find-a-Grave.com] website; transcription of 520 gravestones available through [http://www.interment.net/data/us/id/shoshone/hunt/hunt.htm Interment.net] website and a transcription of 34 gravestones for the First Addition to Hunt Cemetery or Bisaro Cemetery available through [http://www.interment.net/data/us/id/shoshone/bisaro/bisaro.htm Interment.net ]website
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| IOOF Cemetery
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| Mullan
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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 84 gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2183886&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=685& Find-a-Grave.com] website; transcription of 181 gravestones available through [http://www.interment.net/data/us/id/shoshone/ioof_mullan/index.htm Interment.net] website<br>
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| Kellogg Cemetery
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| Kellogg
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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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| Miners Union Cemetery
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| Wallace
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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 28 gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2325547&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=685& Find-a-Grave.com] website; transcription of 28 gravestones available through [http://www.interment.net/data/us/id/shoshone/miners/index.htm Interment.net] website
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| Mountain View Cemetery
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| Mullan
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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 379 gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2192762&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=685& Find-a-Grave.com] website; transcription of 1,252 gravestones available through [http://www.interment.net/data/us/id/shoshone/mtview/index.htm Interment.net] website
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| Murray Cemetery
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| Murray
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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 284 gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=80580&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=685& Find-a-Grave.com] website; transcription of 279 gravestones available through [http://www.interment.net/data/us/id/shoshone/murray/index.htm Interment.net] website
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| Nine Mile Cemetery
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| Wallace
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| Transcription of 2,710 gravestones available through [http://www.interment.net/data/us/id/shoshone/wallace/index.htm Interment.net] website; transcription of 149 gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1913548&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=685& Find-a-Grave.com] website
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| Old Mission Cemetery
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| Pinehurst
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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 52 gravestones available through [http://www.interment.net/data/us/id/kootenai/oldmission/mission.htm Interment.ne]t website
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| Osburn Cemetery
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| Osburn
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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 197 gravestones available through [http://www.interment.net/data/us/id/shoshone/osburn/index.htm Interment.net] website
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| Shoshone Memorial Gardens
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| Pinehurst
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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 126 gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2153770&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=685& Find-a-Grave.com] website
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| United (Miner's Union) Cemetery
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| Wallace
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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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| Ward's Cemetery
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| Wallace
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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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=== Census  ===
 
=== Census  ===
  
For a summary of census records for the state of Idaho, see [[Idaho Census|Idaho Census Records]].  
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{{USCensusPop
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|1870= 722
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|1880= 469
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|1890= 5382
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|1900= 11950
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|1910= 13963
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|1920= 14250
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|1930= 19060
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|1940= 21230
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|1950= 22806
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|1960= 20876
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|1970= 19718
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|1980= 19226
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|1990= 13931
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|2000= 13771
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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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<br>For a summary of census records for the state of Idaho, see [[Idaho Census|Idaho Census Records]].  
  
The 1890 federal census for Idaho was destroyed. However, the Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library is creating a list of [http://idahohistory.net/1890_census.html 1890 Idaho residents] by indexing a variety of records, 1885-1894. This reconstructed list will substitute for the destroyed 1890 federal census. Shoshone County is included in this reconstructed census.  
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The 1890 federal census for Idaho was destroyed. However, the Idaho State Archives is creating a list of [http://history.idaho.gov/1890_census.html 1890 Idaho residents] by indexing a variety of records, 1885-1894. This reconstructed list will substitute for the destroyed 1890 federal census. Shoshone County is included in this reconstructed census.  
  
 
=== Church  ===
 
=== Church  ===
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===== The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons)  =====
 
===== 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 Shoshone County, Idaho prior to 1950. Many of the original records of these church units are in the [http://www.lds.org/churchhistory/library 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 [http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHLC/frameset_fhlc.asp Family History Library] in Salt Lake City.  
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The following is the only local congregation (ward) of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints which existed in Shoshone County, Idaho prior to 1950. Many of the original records of these church units are in the [http://www.lds.org/churchhistory/library 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 [https://familysearch.org/#form=historical_records Family History Library] in Salt Lake City and at its branch [https://www.familysearch.org/locations Family History Centers].  
  
 
*Kellogg-Wallace
 
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=== County Commissioners' Records  ===
 
=== County Commissioners' Records  ===
  
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.  
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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.  
  
 
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.  
 
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  ===
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=== Court Records ===
  
===== Judgment Book =====
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Some of the early court records of&nbsp;Shoshone 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|540083|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;Shoshone County courthouse in Wallace, and can be accessed by making a visit there.
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Some of the records of the courts of&nbsp;Shoshone County that have been microfilmed include:
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*Court journal, 1868-1934 Idaho. District Court (Shoshone County)
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*Power of attorney, 1884-1929 Idaho. County Court (Shoshone County)
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<u>Judgment Books</u>
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*Judgments, 1866-1931 Idaho. District Court (Shoshone County)
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*Judgments, 1893-1927 Idaho. Circuit Court (Shoshone County)<br>
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=== Directories ===
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The I[http://history.idaho.gov/archives-collections daho State Archives] has in its collections copies of many city, county, state and regional directories.
  
 
=== History  ===
 
=== History  ===
  
=== Land  ===
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The digitized book [http://www.archive.org/details/illustratedhisto00slwe An illustrated history of north Idaho&nbsp;: embracing Nez Perces, Idaho, Latah, Kootenai and Shoshone counties, state of Idaho] is available online at archive.org.
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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;Shoshone County, Idaho, one may visit the courthouse in Wallace, Idaho.
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The [http://history.idaho.gov/county_microfilm.html Idaho State Archives] has microfilmed many county records of Shoshone County&nbsp;and these can be accessed by visiting the Archives in Boise, Idaho.
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The Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah has also microfilmed some of the Shoshone County land and property records, and the following can be viewed at the Library in Salt Lake City or at any of its [https://www.familysearch.org/locations Family History Centers:]
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*{{FHL|383791|title-id|disp=Deeds, 1871-1904; indexes, 1871-1900}}
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*{{FHL|391672|title-id|disp=Land patent records, 1896-1908}}
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*{{FHL|383813|title-id|disp=Tax deeds, 1888-1896; index 1896-1905}}
  
 
=== Maps  ===
 
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=== Military  ===
 
=== Military  ===
  
World War I draft registration cards, 1917-1918, for Shoshone 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 numbers 1452221 and 1452222]) and are also [http://content.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=6482&path=Idaho.Shoshone+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 Shoshone County have been microfilmed. Copies of these records are available at the Family History Library (their {{FHL|746974|title-id|disp=microfilm numbers 1452221 and 1452222}}) and are also [http://content.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=6482&path=Idaho.Shoshone+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  ===
 
=== 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.  
 
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;Shoshone County. The originals are held in the&nbsp;Shoshone County courthouse in Wallace, 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|383960|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  ===
 
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===== Historical  =====
 
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Copies of many [http://history.idaho.gov/research.html Idaho Newspapers] are in the collections of the Idaho State Archives.
  
 
=== Probate  ===
 
=== Probate  ===
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Some early probate records of Shoshone County have been microfilmed by the [http://history.idaho.gov/County_Records_ISHS_microfilm.pdf Idaho State Archives], and are available for viewed at their facility in Boise.
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The Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah has also microfilmed Shoshone County probate records which can be viewed at the Library in Salt Lake City or at any of their Family History Centers.&nbsp; These records are:
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*{{FHL|384383|title-id|disp=Probate Records 1885-1928}}
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*{{FHL|384507|title-id|disp=Wills 1871-1885}}
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For any existing or later probate records, these should be found at the Shoshone County courthouse in Wallace.
  
 
=== Taxation  ===
 
=== Taxation  ===
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The Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah has microfilmed the following tax records of Shoshone County which are available for viewing at the Library in Salt Lake City or in any of its [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/Library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp Family History Centers]:
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*{{FHL|1044741|title-id|disp=Shoshone County, Idaho, 1889 taxpayer's}}
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*{{FHL|383813|title-id|disp=Tax deeds, 1888-1896; index 1896-1905}}
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Any other later or existing tax assessment rolls for&nbsp;Shoshone County should be in the courthouse in&nbsp;Wallace and would need to be accessed by visiting there.
  
 
=== Vital Records  ===
 
=== Vital Records  ===
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===== Birth  =====
 
===== Birth  =====
  
The birth registers for Shoshone 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 Shoshone 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 [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Idaho_Vital_Records Idaho] for more details.  
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The birth registers for Shoshone County, 1907-1911 have been microfilmed and are available at the Idaho State Archives in Boise and at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. Birth records, 1911 to present, for individuals born in Shoshone 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 Vital Records|Idaho]] for more details.  
  
There are 711 Shoshone County births and christenings in the online [http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#c=fs%3A1674809&p=collectionDetails Idaho Births and Christenings].
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There are 711 Shoshone County births and christenings in the online [[Idaho Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Idaho Births and Christenings]].  
  
 
===== Marriage  =====
 
===== Marriage  =====
  
 
Over 5300 marriages, 1868-1934, are listed on the [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].  
 
Over 5300 marriages, 1868-1934, are listed on the [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].  
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There are 4470 Shoshone County marriages listed online at [[Idaho Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Idaho Marriages]].
  
 
===== Deaths  =====
 
===== Deaths  =====
  
The Death Registers for Shoshone 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 Shoshone 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 [[Idaho Vital Records|'''Vital Records''']] topic under Idaho for details.  
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The Death Registers for Shoshone County, 1907-1911, have been microfilmed and are available at the Idaho State Archives in Boise and at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. After 1911, deaths occurring in Shoshone 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 [[Idaho Vital Records|'''Vital Records''']] topic 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.  
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Copies of death certificates from 1911-1954 are on microfilm and can be used at the Idaho State Archives 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 [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/famhist/Death/searchForm.cfm available online]. Efforts to expand this index to 1960 are underway. Another version is Idaho Death Index 1911-1956.  
 
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 Idaho Death Index 1911-1956.  
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<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1277728618765_4" />There are also 1493 Shoshone County deaths recorded on the online [[Idaho Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Idaho Deaths and Burials]].
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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*Wallace Public Library<br>415 River St<br>Wallace, ID 83873<br>Phone: (208) 752-4571<br>[http://wallace.lili.org/ Website]  
 
*Wallace Public Library<br>415 River St<br>Wallace, ID 83873<br>Phone: (208) 752-4571<br>[http://wallace.lili.org/ Website]  
 
*Kellogg Public Library<br>16 W Market Ave<br>Kellogg, ID 83837<br>Phone: (208) 786-7231<br>[http://kellogg.lili.org/ Website]  
 
*Kellogg Public Library<br>16 W Market Ave<br>Kellogg, ID 83837<br>Phone: (208) 786-7231<br>[http://kellogg.lili.org/ Website]  
*Hughes House Historical Society‎<br>538 Main Avenue, Saint Maries, ID 83861-2061<br>(208) 245-1501‎
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*[http://www.stmarieschamber.org/hhm.html Hughes House Historical Society‎]<br>538 Main Avenue, Saint Maries, ID 83861-2061<br>(208) 245-1501‎
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Kellogg Idaho Family History Center]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
 
*[http://shoshone.idgenweb.org/ The Shoshone County ID GenWeb Project], a member of [[IDGenWeb|The IDGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]]  
 
*[http://shoshone.idgenweb.org/ The Shoshone 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=207576&subject_disp=Idaho%2C+Shoshone&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*{{FHL|Idaho%2C+Shoshone|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/ID/Shoshone/ Shoshone County, Idaho Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
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County Courthouse

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Shoshone County Courthouse
700 Bank Street
Wallace, ID 83873
Phone: (208) 752-1264 or 3331
Fax: (208) 753-2711

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1907-1911, marriage records from 1875, divorce records from 1887, probate records from 1885, court records from 1884, and land records records from 1871. [1] 

Quick Facts

Parent County

1864--Shoshone County was created 4 February 1864 as an original county. County seat: Wallace [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 Shoshone County, Idaho was compiled from the Lists of Places in Idaho in Wikipedia and from the map of Shoshone County in Virtual Earth.

Resources

Many of the older court, land, naturalization, probate, pension, and vital records for Shoshone 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 Wallace[3].

Cemeteries

There are many cemeteries in Shoshone County. For a list of those that have been identified, and links to transcriptions and/or photographs of tombstones, go to Shoshone 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.
1870722
1880469−35.0%
18905,3821,047.5%
190011,950122.0%
191013,96316.8%
192014,2502.1%
193019,06033.8%
194021,23011.4%
195022,8067.4%
196020,876−8.5%
197019,718−5.5%
198019,226−2.5%
199013,931−27.5%
200013,771−1.1%
sources:[4][5]


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

The 1890 federal census for Idaho was destroyed. However, the Idaho State Archives is creating a list of 1890 Idaho residents by indexing a variety of records, 1885-1894. This reconstructed list will substitute for the destroyed 1890 federal census. Shoshone County is included in this reconstructed census.

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 Shoshone 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 and at its branch Family History Centers.

  • Kellogg-Wallace

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 Shoshone 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 Shoshone County courthouse in Wallace, and can be accessed by making a visit there.

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

  • Court journal, 1868-1934 Idaho. District Court (Shoshone County)
  • Power of attorney, 1884-1929 Idaho. County Court (Shoshone County)

Judgment Books

  • Judgments, 1866-1931 Idaho. District Court (Shoshone County)
  • Judgments, 1893-1927 Idaho. Circuit Court (Shoshone County)

Directories

The Idaho State Archives has in its collections copies of many city, county, state and regional directories.

History

The digitized book An illustrated history of north Idaho : embracing Nez Perces, Idaho, Latah, Kootenai and Shoshone counties, state of Idaho is available online at archive.org.

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 Shoshone County, Idaho, one may visit the courthouse in Wallace, Idaho.

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

The Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah has also microfilmed some of the Shoshone County land and property records, and the following can be viewed at the Library in Salt Lake City or at any of its Family History Centers:

Maps

Military

World War I draft registration cards, 1917-1918, for Shoshone County have been microfilmed. Copies of these records are available at the Family History Library (their microfilm numbers 1452221 and 1452222) 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 Shoshone County. The originals are held in the Shoshone County courthouse in Wallace, 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

Shoshone News - Press
401 Main Street
Kellogg, ID 83837
Ph. 208-783-1107
email - ddrewry@hagadone.com
Weekly

Historical

Copies of many Idaho Newspapers are in the collections of the Idaho State Archives.

Probate

Some early probate records of Shoshone County have been microfilmed by the Idaho State Archives, and are available for viewed at their facility in Boise.

The Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah has also microfilmed Shoshone County probate records which can be viewed at the Library in Salt Lake City or at any of their Family History Centers.  These records are:

For any existing or later probate records, these should be found at the Shoshone County courthouse in Wallace.

Taxation

The Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah has microfilmed the following tax records of Shoshone County which are available for viewing at the Library in Salt Lake City or in any of its Family History Centers:

Any other later or existing tax assessment rolls for Shoshone County should be in the courthouse in Wallace and would need to be accessed by visiting there.

Vital Records

Birth

The birth registers for Shoshone County, 1907-1911 have been microfilmed and are available at the Idaho State Archives in Boise and at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. Birth records, 1911 to present, for individuals born in Shoshone 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.

There are 711 Shoshone County births and christenings in the online Idaho Births and Christenings.

Marriage

Over 5300 marriages, 1868-1934, are listed on the Western States Marriage Index.

There are 4470 Shoshone County marriages listed online at Idaho Marriages.

Deaths

The Death Registers for Shoshone County, 1907-1911, have been microfilmed and are available at the Idaho State Archives in Boise and at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. After 1911, deaths occurring in Shoshone 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 topic under Idaho for details.

Copies of death certificates from 1911-1954 are on microfilm and can be used at the Idaho State Archives 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.

There are also 1493 Shoshone County deaths recorded on the online 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.

  • Clarkia District Library
    377 Poplar St
    Clarkia, ID 83812
    Phone: (208) 245-2908
  • Mullan Public Library
    117 Hunter Ave
    Mullan, ID 83846
    Phone: (208) 744-1220
  • Osburn Public Library
    921 Mullan Ave
    Osburn, ID 83849
    Phone: (208) 752-9711
    Website
  • Wallace Public Library
    415 River St
    Wallace, ID 83873
    Phone: (208) 752-4571
    Website
  • Kellogg Public Library
    16 W Market Ave
    Kellogg, ID 83837
    Phone: (208) 786-7231
    Website
  • Hughes House Historical Society‎
    538 Main Avenue, Saint Maries, ID 83861-2061
    (208) 245-1501‎

Family history Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Shoshone, 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