Emmett, Gem County, Idaho Genealogy
- 1 Quick Facts
- 2 City Hall
- 3 Resources
- 3.1 Biography
- 3.2 Cemeteries
- 3.3 Church History and Records
- 3.4 Directories
- 3.5 Funeral Homes
- 3.6 History
- 3.7 Maps
- 3.8 Military History and Records
- 3.9 Minorities
- 3.10 Newspapers
- 3.11 Obituaries
- 3.12 School Records
- 3.13 Websites
- 4 References
Emmett City Hall
501 E. Main Street
Emmett, Idaho 83617
Phone: (208) 365-6050
Church History and Records
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
There are six wards in Emmett. For listing of meeting times and places go to this website. Fill in Emmett, Idaho.
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 Emmett Ward(1902-1945) as well as records of the Emmett 1st and 2nd wards (1946-1948) are in this collection. These Emmett Ward records are also available on microfilm at the Emmett Family History Center 980 W Idaho Blvd Emmett, ID
St. Mary's Episcopal Church
219 E 1st St
Emmett, ID 83617-2903
The Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah has microfilmed the records of the St. Mary's Episcopal Church (1881-1996) in Emmett that are found in the Trinity Episcopal Church in Pocatello, Idaho. Copies of these records are available for viewing at the Library in Salt Lake City or in any of its Family History Centers.
Sacred Heart Catholic Church:
211 E 1st St
Emmett, ID 83617-2903
Records of the St Mary's Catholic Church(1928-1965) 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 its Family History Centers.
Society of Friends
The Family History Library in Salt Lake City has microfilmed the records the Emmett Friends monthly meetins (1973-1983) which originally records are found in the Northwest Yearly Meeting of Friends at George Fox University, Newberg, Oregon. These films can be viewed at the Library in Salt Lake City or in any of its Family History Centers.
The James Smithies journal of crossing the plains to Salt Lake City 1846-1847. This manuscript is found at the Emmett Family History Center
For a listing of other churches in Emmett, with their contact information, go to this website.
The Idaho State Archives in Boise has a collection of city, county, and regional directories.
Potter Funeral Chapel
228 E Main St
Emmett, Idaho 83617
Mortuary Records (1910-1956) are on microfilm at the Emmett FHC 980 W Idaho Blvd in Emmett, ID
Carl P. Edvelson and Joseph Mylar were among the first permanent settlers in Emmett. Emmett is in the center of the Payette Valley, most of the settlers were engaged in farming. The Payette Valley is a beautiful and fertile valley irrigated from the Payette River. The total population of Emmett Precinct was 2,763 in 1930.
Additional history Emmett, Idaho and the early Mormon settlers there can be found in:
Andrew Jenson. Encyclopedic History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Salt Lake City: Deseret News Publishing Company, 1941, p. 230.
"The Village That Grew" and "The Valley of Plenty" by Ruth B Lyon in book form at the Emmett Public Library and on microfilm at the Emmett Family History Center at 980 W Idaho Blvd.
"All Along the RIver" microfilm available at the Emmett Family History Center
"Settling of Emmett Valley and History of Emmett LDS Ward 1861-1959" by Edith Scott available in book form in both the Emmett Public Library and the Emmett Family History Center
Military History and Records
P.O. Box 577
Emmett, ID 83617
email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Copies of the following newspapers published in Emmett are included in the collections of the Idaho State Archives in Boise.
Emmett examiner -- 1910:4:7-1925:11:5
Emmett index -- 1893:11:4-1957:6:27
Emmett index -- 1901:2:22
Emmett messenger -- 1934:10:11-1957:6:27
Messenger-index -- 1957:7:4-9999
Several volumes of compiled obituaries are found at the Emmett Public Library and also at the Emmett Family History Center 980 W Idaho Blvd Emmett, ID and also at the Gem County Museum on 1st St