Idaho, Birth Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Idaho, United States
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Location of Idaho
Record Description
Record Type Birth Index
Collection years 1861-1911
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What is in the Collection?

This collection contains a birth index, 1861-1911 from the Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics of births filed between July 1, 1911 and December 31, 1911. The index also includes births filed with the Bureau before the office was open.

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Idaho, Birth Index, 1861-1911.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

Key genealogical facts found in this index include:

  • Name
  • Birth date
  • Birth place
  • Parent's names
  • City or town code
  • Certificate number
== How Do I Search the Collection? ==  

You can search the index or view the images or both. Before using this collection, it is helpful to know: • Name of the individual • Approximate date and or location of the event

Search the Index

Search by name by visiting the Collection Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
  2. Click Search to show possible matches


How Do I Analyze the Results?

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.

For more tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.

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What Do I Do Next?

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Copy the citation below, in case you need to find this record again later.
  • Use the age or estimated birth date to find other church and vital records such as baptism, marriage, and death records.
  • Use the information found in the record to find land, probate and immigration records.
  • Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in censuses. Witnesses were usually family members.
  • Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
  • Church Records were kept years before counties began keeping records. They are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?

  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives.
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby town or county.
  • Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name.
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
  • Check the info box above for additional FamilySearch websites and related websites that may assist you in finding similar records.

Citing This Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.

Collection Citation:

Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics. Idaho, Birth Index, 1861-1911. Idaho Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics, Boise, Idaho.


Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Idaho, Birth Index, 1861-1911.

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