Idaho, Jefferson County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Jefferson, Idaho, United States
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Location of Jefferson County, Idaho
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Record Description
Record Type County Records
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What is in the Collection?

These records cover the years about 1890 to the mid 1900s. This collection contains the following various records from the county clerk’s office:

  • Vital or civil registration – marriages
  • Land and Property records
  • Brands
  • Homesteads
  • Patents
  • Probate records
  • Pensions
  • School Census Records

What Can These Records 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

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County officials began keeping records from the time the county was formed. Each type of record within the county was created for a different purpose, but most were created to keep track of the vital events happening in the lives of the citizens and to safeguard their legal interests and the legal interests of their heirs. Facts current at the time of the event are generally reliable.

Some of the records are handwritten on loose pages. However, most of the records are handwritten on pre-printed pages or typed.

How Do I Search the Collection?

You can search the index or view the images or both. Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • Name of the person
  • The location or date of the event

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What Do I Do Next?

  • If these are indexes, the original records may contain additional information than was not indexed, or the information might have been indexed incorrectly. You may want to search for the original record at the Idaho, United States Genealogy.

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?


I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking for, What Now?

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Collection Citation:

Jefferson County Clerk. “Idaho, Jefferson County Records,” Jefferson County Clerk, Rigby, Idaho.

Image Citation

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