Idaho, Gooding County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Idaho, Gooding County Records, 1879-1962 .
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Gooding, Idaho, United States
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Location of Gooding County, Idaho
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Record Description
Record Type District Court
Collection years 1879-1962
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What is in the Collection?

The collection consists of records from the Clerk of the District Court in Gooding. This collection is being published as images become available. The records cover the years 1879 to 1962.

For a list of records by document type and dates currently published in this collection, select the Browse.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Idaho, Gooding County Records, 1879-1962.

Collection Content

Coverage Table and Map

The coverage table shows the places and time periods covered in the records for this collection. Most of the records in the collection are from the time periods listed in the table; however, the collection may have a few records from before or after the time period.

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

(Type of record) (Collection Types) (Years)
Land and Property Records Deed Records 1879-1927
Index to Deeds 1884-1978
Sheriff's Deed Records 1917-1920
State Patent Homestead records 1915-1942
US Patent Homestead Records 1884-1960
Military Records US Discharge Records 1916-1960
Naturalization Records Naturalization Papers/Coroner Inquests 1913-1941
Pension Records Old Age Pensions vol 1 1932-1934
Probate Records Estate Files 1899-1945
Will Records 1908-1955
School Records School Census 1921-1946
Vital Records Marriage Affidavits 1913-1962
Marriage Licenses 1933-1960

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What Can this Collection Tell Me?

The following information is generally found in the records:

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

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select the "Record Category" category
⇒Select the "Record Type, Record Description, and Year Range" category which takes you to the images

What Do I Do Next?

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.

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • 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 parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.
  • The name of the officiator may be a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county.
  • 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.
  • 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 also some variation in the information given from one record to another record.

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.

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, Gooding County Records, 1879-1962." Images. FamilySearch. : accessed 2016. Gooding County Courthouse, Gooding.

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, Gooding County Records, 1879-1962.

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