Idaho, Caribou County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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|Caribou, Idaho, United States|
|Flag of Idaho|
|Location of Caribou, Idaho|
|Location of Idaho|
|Record Type||County Records|
- 1 What is in the Collection?
- 2 Collection Content
- 3 What Can this Collection Tell Me?
- 4 What Do I Do Next?
- 5 Citations for This Collection
- 6 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in the Collection?
The collection consists of the following records located at the county courthouse in Soda Springs.
|Subject||Record Type||Years Covered|
|Naturalization Records||Declarations of intent||1880-1892|
|Military Records||Discharge papers||1919-1948|
|Probate Records||Estates, wills, and case files||1869-1952|
|School Records||School censuses||1880-1940|
|Court Records||Coroner's inquests||1905-1920|
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What Can this Collection Tell Me?
The record content varies by record type. It may include any of the following pieces of information:
- Name of primary individual
- Event date
- Event place
- Names of parents
- Biographical information about parents such as date and place of birth
- Names of heirs, such as spouse, children, other relatives, or friends
- Names of the executor, administrator, or guardian
- Names of witnesses
- Dates the documents were written and recorded (used to approximate event dates since a will was usually written near the time of death)
- Description and value of property or land
How Do I Search the Collection?
To search the collection it is helpful to know at least some of the following:
- The name of your ancestor
- The approximate date of the event
- The place of residence
- The names of other family members
Compare the information on the image to what you already know about your ancestor to determine if it is the correct family or person. You may need to compare several images before you find your ancestor.
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What Do I Do Next?
Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members.
I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?
- Use the age to calculate the birth date to find other records such as birth, christening, marriage, census, and death records.
- Use the probate date as a substitute death date.
- Use the name of the undertaker, mortuary, or cemetery to find funeral and cemetery records.
- Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.
- Use the occupations to find employment or military records.
- Use the information to find additional family members.
- Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
- Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.
I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking for, What Now?
- Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
- Collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records.
- If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search.
- Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images.
- Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
- Search the indexes and records of Idaho, United States Genealogy.
- Search in the Idaho Archives and Libraries.
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Citations for 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.
- County Clerk. "Idaho, Caribou County Records,1919-1969." Caribou County Clerk, Soda Springs, Idaho.
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