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== County Courthouse  ==
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=== County Courthouse  ===
  
[http://www.co.washington.id.us/ Washington County Courthouse]<br>256 East Court<br>Weiser, ID 83672-0670<br>
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[http://www.co.washington.id.us/ Washington County Courthouse]<br>256 East Court<br>Weiser, ID 83672-0670  
  
 
=== Quick Facts  ===
 
=== Quick Facts  ===
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''20 February 1879:''' Washington County was created from [[Boise County, Idaho|Boise]] County. <ref> {{WorldCat|50140092}} ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002]. </ref>  
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'''20 February 1879:''' Washington County was created from [[Boise County, Idaho|Boise]] County. <ref>{{WorldCat|50140092}} {{FHL|1049485|item}}''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)</ref>
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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Many of the older court, land, naturalization, probate, pension, and vital records for Washington County have been microfilmed and are available at the [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=207604 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 Weiser <ref>Idaho State Historical Society Reference Series, Number 10, ''Counties and County Seats'', Reissued July, 1991.</ref>.  
 
Many of the older court, land, naturalization, probate, pension, and vital records for Washington County have been microfilmed and are available at the [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=207604 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 Weiser <ref>Idaho State Historical Society Reference Series, Number 10, ''Counties and County Seats'', Reissued July, 1991.</ref>.  
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=== Archives 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.
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*Cambridge District Library<br>120 N Superior St<br>Cambridge, ID 83610<br>Phone: (208) 257-3434
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*[http://midvale.lili.org/ Midvale District Library]<br>70 E Bridge St<br>Midvale, ID 83645<br>Phone: (208) 355-2213
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*Weiser Public Library<br>628 E 1st St<br>Weiser, ID 83672<br>Phone: (208) 549-1243
  
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
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=== Church History and Records (Rural)  ===
 
=== Church History and Records (Rural)  ===
  
Please refer to the cities for local churches.  
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[[Image:Gotoarrow-kelly.png]] Please refer to the cities for local churches.  
  
 
=== County Commissioners' Records  ===
 
=== County Commissioners' Records  ===
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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.  
 
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  =====
 
===== Judgment Book  =====
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A [http://www.patroloff.com/history.htm ''Washington County History''] by Judge Frank Harris is available online.  
 
A [http://www.patroloff.com/history.htm ''Washington County History''] by Judge Frank Harris is available online.  
  
=== Land  ===
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=== Land and Property ===
  
 
=== Maps  ===
 
=== Maps  ===
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*Map of Washington County, Idaho is [http://idaho.hometownlocator.com/maps/CountyMap,CFIPS,087,c,Washington.cfm available online.]
 
*Map of Washington County, Idaho is [http://idaho.hometownlocator.com/maps/CountyMap,CFIPS,087,c,Washington.cfm available online.]
  
=== Military  ===
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=== Military History and Records ===
  
World War I draft registration cards, 1917-1918, for Washington 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 1452223]) and are also [http://content.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=6482&path=Idaho.Washington+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 Washington 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& microfilm number 1452223]) and are also [http://content.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=6482&path=Idaho.Washington+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  ===
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=== Newspapers  ===
 
=== Newspapers  ===
  
===== Current  =====
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==== Current  ====
  
 
*Upper County Reporter  
 
*Upper County Reporter  
 
*Weiser Signal - American
 
*Weiser Signal - American
  
===== Historical  =====
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==== Historical  ====
  
 
Copies of issues of many [http://history.idaho.gov/library_collections.html#anchor566425 Idaho newspapers] are found in the collections of the Idaho State Archives.  
 
Copies of issues of many [http://history.idaho.gov/library_collections.html#anchor566425 Idaho newspapers] are found in the collections of the Idaho State Archives.  
  
=== Probate  ===
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=== Probate Records ===
  
 
=== Taxation  ===
 
=== Taxation  ===
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=== Vital Records  ===
 
=== Vital Records  ===
  
===== Birth  =====
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==== Birth  ====
  
 
The Birth Registers for Washington 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 Washington 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 [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Idaho_Vital_Records Vital Records ]section under the subject Idaho for more details.  
 
The Birth Registers for Washington 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 Washington 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 [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Idaho_Vital_Records Vital Records ]section under the subject Idaho for more details.  
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There are 443 births recorded in Washington County online at [http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#c=fs%3A1674809&p=collectionDetails Idaho Births and Christenings].  
 
There are 443 births recorded in Washington County online at [http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#c=fs%3A1674809&p=collectionDetails Idaho Births and Christenings].  
  
===== Marriage  =====
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==== Marriage  ====
  
 
Nearly 13,200 marriages, 1879-1969, are listed on the [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].  
 
Nearly 13,200 marriages, 1879-1969, are listed on the [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].  
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There are 244 Washington County marriages listed in [http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#c=fs%3A1674817&p=collectionDetails Idaho Marriages].  
 
There are 244 Washington County marriages listed in [http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#c=fs%3A1674817&p=collectionDetails Idaho Marriages].  
  
===== Death  =====
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==== Death  ====
  
 
The Death Registers for Washington 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 Washington 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 [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Idaho_Vital_Records Vital Records] section under Idaho for details Idaho Vital Records.  
 
The Death Registers for Washington 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 Washington 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 [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Idaho_Vital_Records Vital Records] section under Idaho for details Idaho Vital Records.  
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There are 474 Washington County deaths listed online at [http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#c=fs%3A1674815&p=collectionDetails Idaho Deaths and Burials].  
 
There are 474 Washington County deaths listed online at [http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#c=fs%3A1674815&p=collectionDetails Idaho Deaths and Burials].  
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
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== Societies, Libraries and Museums ==
 
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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.
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*Cambridge District Library<br>120 N Superior St<br>Cambridge, ID 83610<br>Phone: (208) 257-3434
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*Midvale District Library<br>70 E Bridge St<br>Midvale, ID 83645<br>Phone: (208) 355-2213<br>[http://midvale.lili.org/ Website]
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*Weiser Public Library<br>628 E 1st St<br>Weiser, ID 83672<br>Phone: (208) 549-1243
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== Websites  ==
 
== Websites  ==
  
*[http://washington.idgenweb.org/ The Washington County ID GenWeb Project], a member of [[IDGenWeb|The IDGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].
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*[http://washington.idgenweb.org/ The Washington County ID GenWeb Project], a member of [[IDGenWeb|The IDGenWeb Project]]  
*[http://usgwarchives.net/id/washington/washington.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Washington County.
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/ID/Washington/ Linkpendium]  
*[http://usgwarchives.org/id/washington/washington.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Washington County. (backup site)  
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/id/washington/washington.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project]  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=207604&subject_disp=Idaho%2C+Washington&columns=*,0,0 FamilySearch.org] Family History Library Catalog for Washington County.
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*[http://usgwarchives.org/id/washington/washington.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] (backup site)  
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*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=207604 FamilySearch.org] Family History Library Catalog for Washington County.
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==

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County Courthouse

Washington County Courthouse
256 East Court
Weiser, ID 83672-0670

Quick Facts

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Washington County, Idaho

Named for George Washington, first President of the United States of America.

Parent County

20 February 1879: Washington County was created from Boise County. [1]


Boundary Changes

3 March 1911: Adams County created from part of Washington County

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

Resources

Many of the older court, land, naturalization, probate, pension, and vital records for Washington 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 Weiser [2].

Archives 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.

  • Cambridge District Library
    120 N Superior St
    Cambridge, ID 83610
    Phone: (208) 257-3434
  • Midvale District Library
    70 E Bridge St
    Midvale, ID 83645
    Phone: (208) 355-2213
  • Weiser Public Library
    628 E 1st St
    Weiser, ID 83672
    Phone: (208) 549-1243

Cemeteries

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

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

Census

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

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. Washington County is included in this reconstructed census.

Church History and Records (Rural)

Gotoarrow-kelly.png Please refer to the cities for local churches.

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

Judgment Book

Directories

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

History

A Washington County History by Judge Frank Harris is available online.

Land and Property

Maps

Military History and Records

World War I draft registration cards, 1917-1918, for Washington County have been microfilmed. Copies of these records are available at the Family History Library (their microfilm number 1452223) 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

Newspapers

Current

  • Upper County Reporter
  • Weiser Signal - American

Historical

Copies of issues of many Idaho newspapers are found in the collections of the Idaho State Archives.

Probate Records

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth

The Birth Registers for Washington 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 Washington 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 443 births recorded in Washington County online at Idaho Births and Christenings.

Marriage

Nearly 13,200 marriages, 1879-1969, are listed on the Western States Marriage Index.

There are 244 Washington County marriages listed in Idaho Marriages.

Death

The Death Registers for Washington 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 Washington 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 Idaho Vital Records.

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 474 Washington County deaths listed online at Idaho Deaths and Burials.

Societies, Libraries and Museums

Websites

References

  1. WorldCat 50140092 FHL CollectionHandybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)
  2. Idaho State Historical Society Reference Series, Number 10, Counties and County Seats, Reissued July, 1991.