Idaho, Gem County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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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, Idaho for the years 1877-1962.

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Idaho, Gem County Records, 1877-1962.

Collection Content

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.

To see a coverage map of FamilySearch's holdings of Idaho marriages, click here.

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


Sample Images

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
  • Residence
  • Age
  • Sex
  • 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
  • Occupation

How Do I Search the Collection?

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

  • The name of your ancestor.
  • The approximate date the event occurred.
  • The place where the event occurred.
  • The name of the intended spouse.

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.

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page then:
⇒ Select the appropriate "Record Category"
⇒ Select the appropriate "Record Type, Record Description, and Year Range"


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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 information to find other records such as birth, christening, census, land and death 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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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:

“Idaho, Gem County Records, 1877-1962.” Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing County Clerk and Recorder's Office, Emmett.

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, Gem County Records, 1877-1962.

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