Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai County, Idaho Genealogy

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Geographic location

City Hall
Coeur d'Alene City Hall
710 E. Mullan Ave
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814




Church History and Records


There is a listing of Baptist churches in Coeur d'Alene with contact information at this website.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints


For a listing of Wards and Branches in Coeur d'Alene, go to this website and type in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.  Contact information will be given.


Many of the original records of church units are in the Church History 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 or at its Family History Centers.  Records of the Coeur d'AleneBranch (1947-1948) are in this collections.


For a listing of Episcopal churches in Coeur d'Alene, go to this website.  See also the Episcopal Diocese of Washington.


Christ the King Lutheran‎
1700 E Pennsylvania Ave
Coeur D Alene, ID 83814-5563

(208) 765-2536


First Presbyterian Church
521 Lakeside Ave.
Coeur d Alene, ID, ID 83814

(208) 667-8446

Roman Catholic


St Pius X Catholic Church‎
625 E Haycraft Ave
Coeur D Alene, ID 83815-4998

(208) 765-5108

St Thomas Catholic Church‎
919 E Indiana Ave
Coeur D Alene, ID 83814-4296

(208) 664-9259


Records of the St Thomas Catholic Church(1892-1964) have been microfilmed by the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah from records held in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Boise. These films can be viewed at the Library in Salt Lake City or in any of it Family History Centers.

Seventh Day Adventist


A list of Seventh Day Adventist churches in Coeur d'Alene, along with contact information, is available at this website.


There is a book written by Rose Shearer entitled "Times Past:  Prairie View Cemetery and Church" (of Coeur d'Alene.  This contains church history, family group listings, obituaries. 


For a listing of many other churches in Coeur d'Alene, along with contact information, go to the website indicated. 


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

Funeral Homes

Yates Funeral Homes & Crmtry
744 N 4th St
Coeur D Alene, Idaho 83814
(208) 664-3151
English Funeral Chapels
1133 N 4th St
Coeur D Alene, Idaho 83814
(208) 664-3143
English Funeral Chapels-Crmtry
1700 N Spokane St
Post Falls, Idaho 83854
(208) 773-3425


Coeur d'Alene Tribe lived in this area next to the Coeur d’Alene Lake which is the heart of the town. French-speaking fur traders name the lake; they believed the Indians were good traders. In 1878 Fort Sherman was established, the town was incorporated in 1887. There were lake steamers, lodging, mining and fur trading in the town. As early as 1890, Coeur d’Alene served as the railroad and steamboat station between the mines in Silver Valley and the smelters. In 1900’s the small frontier village had a major timber boom which caused the population to explode.


Military History and Records




Coeur d'Alene Press
201 Second Avenue
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
Ph. 208-664-6176
email -


Copies of the following newspapers published in Coeur d'Alene are included in the collections of the Idaho State Archives in Boise.

Barter times -- 1978:6:22 -1979:7:19 
Coeur d'Alene City times -- 1889:10:3 
Coeur d'Alene dividend -- 1909:5:15  
Coeur d'Alene enterprise -- 1884:2:25  
Coeur d'Alene evening press -- 1907: 11:18-1928:9:29 
Coeur d'Alene evening press -- 1923:8:2  
Coeur d'Alene press -- 1892:2:20-present
Coeur d'Alene sentinel -- 1904:11:18 
Coeur d'Alene spectator -- 1881:2:28-1881:3:31 
Independent Kootenai 1902:7:25-1904: 11:30 
Journal Kootenai 1904:12:2-1912:12:31  
Kootenai County leader -- 1933:4:19 -1979:9:28 
Morning journal -- 1907:3:26-1910:9:24 
Idaho Sunday -- 1984:10:7-1988:9:25 
Semi-weekly journal -- 1918:3:12, 1919:4:8  


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