Idaho, Gem County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Idaho, Gem County Records, 1877-1962 .
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|Gem, Idaho, United States|
|Flag of Idaho|
|Location of Gem County, Idaho|
|Location of Idaho|
|Record Type||County Records|
- 1 What is in the Collection?
- 2 Collection Content
- 3 How Do I Search the Collection?
- 4 I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?
- 5 I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, What Now?
- 6 Known Issues with This Collection
- 7 Citing This Collection
- 8 How You Can Contribute
What is in the Collection?
This collection includes images of homestead patents, deeds, marriage licenses, naturalizations and probate records from the county clerk and recorder's office in Emmett for the years 1877-1962.
|You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Idaho, Gem County Records, 1877-1962.|
Coverage Table and Map
Gem county was formed in 1915. Some of the records in this collection are transcriptions from records in the parent counties. The Coverage Table shows the record type and volume number, the time periods covered and the counties where the records came from.
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|Record Type and Volume Number||Time Periods Covered||Parent County|
|Deed record, vol 1||1915-1916||Gem County|
|Deed record, vol 2||1866-1901||Ada County, Canyon County|
|Deed record, vol 3||1892-1902||Ada County, Canyon County|
|Deed record, vol 4||1902-1904||Canyon County|
|Deed record, vol 5||1904-1909||Canyon County|
|Deed record, vol 6||1907-1909||Ada County, Canyon County|
|Deed record, vol 7||1908-1911||Ada County, Canyon County|
|Deed record, vol 8||1911-1913||Ada County, Canyon County|
|Deed record, vol 9||1908-1915||Boise County, Canyon County|
|Deed record, vol 10||1906-1925||Canyon County, Gem County|
|Deed record, vol 11||1912-1918||Gem County|
|Deed record, vol 12||1916-1919||Ada County, Gem County|
|Deed record, vol 13||1919-1920||Gem County|
|Deed record, vol 14||1920-1922||Gem County|
|Deed record, vol A||1906-1916||Ada County, Boise County, Canyon County, Sweet County|
|Deed record, vol B||1907-1916||Boise County|
|Deed record, vol C||1892-1916||Boise County|
|Deed record, vol D||1901-1917||Ada County, Gem County|
|Homestead patents, vol 1||1877-1952||Adams County, Canyon County, Gem County, Payette County, Washington County|
|Homestead patents, vol A||1877-1952||Boise County, Gem County|
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 begin your search it is helpful to know the following:
- The place where the event occurred
- The approximate date the event occurred
- The name of the individual or individuals such as the names of the bride and groom
View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒ Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page:
⇒ Select the appropriate "Record" category
⇒ Select the appropriate "Record Type, Record Description, and Year Range" which takes you to the images.
Look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:
- There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
- You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
- Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors. The following examples show ways you can use the information:
- Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information.
- Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth of each partner to find a couple's birth records and parents' names.
- Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.
- Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.
- Use the parent’s birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.
Tips to Keep in Mind
- When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
- Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800s.
- There is some variation in the information given from one record to another record.
- Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname. This is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
- Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have been born, married, or died in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, What Now?
- Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
- Check for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume.
- Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.
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Known Issues with This Collection
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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.
- “Idaho, Gem County Records, 1877-1962.” Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing County Clerk and Recorder's Office, Emmett.
|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, Gem County Records, 1877-1962.|
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