Idaho, Gooding County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Gooding, Idaho, United States
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Location of Gooding County, Idaho
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Location of Idaho
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.

To Browse This Collection

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 at least some 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 "Record Category" category
⇒Select the "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 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.

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. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. 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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