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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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 bureau before the office was open.

Collection Content

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?

To begin your search it is helpful to know the name and other identifying information such as approximate birth date or parents' names..

Search by Name by visiting the Collection Page:
Fill in the requested information on the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.

For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line video at FamilySearch Search Tips.

I Found Who I Was Looking for, What Now?

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. The information may lead you to other records about your ancestors. The following examples show ways you can use the information:

  • Use the certificate number to request a copy of the death certificate.
  • Use the location find the family in census, church, and land records.

Tips to Keep in Mind

  • Continue to search the index and records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have died in the same place or nearby.
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  • Be aware that, as with any index, transcription errors may occur.

I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, What Now?

  • Check for variant spellings of the names.
  • Look for a different index. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local 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):

The citation for a record is available with each record in this collection, at the bottom of the record screen. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Idaho, Birth Index, 1861-1911.

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