Idaho, County Birth and Death Records (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 and Death Records
Collection years 1883-1929
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Archive
Various County Courthouses, Idaho


What is in the Collection?

This collection consists of a database and images of county birth and death registers for the following counties (coverage varies between counties) for the years 1883 to 1929:

  • Ada
  • Bannock
  • Bingham
  • Blaine
  • Bonner
  • Bonneville
  • Boundary
  • Canyon
  • Cassia
  • Clearwater
  • Elmore
  • Fremont
  • Kootenai
  • Latah
  • Lemhi
  • Nez Perce
  • Owyhee
  • Shoshone
  • Twin Falls
  • Washington

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Idaho, County Birth and Death Records, 1883-1929.

Collection Content

Coverage Map and Tables

Idaho County Marriage Holdings

Idaho County Death Holdings

Idaho County Birth Holdings

Sample Images

Click on an image for a larger view.

What Can this Collection Tell Me?

The various records in this collection may contain any of the following information:

Birth Registers

  • Full birth date
  • Place of birth
  • Name of Child
  • Gender
  • Race or Color
  • No. in Family
  • Living or Stillborn
  • Names of Parents
  • Color of Parents
  • Occupation of Father
  • Birthplace of parents
  • Age of parents
  • Residence
  • Maiden Name of Mother
  • Is child legitimate

Death Registers

  • Death date with year
  • Place of death
  • Age at death
  • Gender
  • Race or color
  • Married or Single
  • Cause of Death
  • Birthplace
  • Duration of Illness
  • Name of Parents
  • Residence
  • Color of Parents

How Do I Search the Collection?

To begin your search it is helpful to know at least some of the following:

  • The name of your ancestor.
  • The approximate date of birth.
  • The place where the birth occurred.
  • The names of the child's parents.

Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information in the list to what you already know about your ancestor to determine if it is the correct family or person. You may need to compare several persons in the list before you find your ancestor.

Search by Name by visiting the Collection Page

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Pagethen:
⇒ Select the "County" category
⇒ Select the "Record Type, Date Range and Volume"


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

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 information to locate funeral home, obituary or cemetery record.
  • Use the information to find other records such as christening, marriage, census, land and probate 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.

Known Issues with This Collection

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For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached Wiki article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

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.

Collection Citation:

"Idaho, County Birth and Death Records, 1883-1929."Database with Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. County Courthouses, 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, County Birth and Death Records, 1883-1929.


Image Citation

The image citation is available by clicking on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Idaho, County Birth and Death Records, 1883-1929.


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