Idaho, Teton County Historical Photographs (FamilySearch Historical Records)
- 1 What is in the Collection?
- 2 Collection Content
- 3 What Can this Collection Tell Me?
- 4 How Do I Search the Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing this Collection
- 7 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in the Collection?
The Teton County Photos Collection is a collection of approximately 2000 historical photos from Teton County, Idaho. The collection includes photographs from Driggs, Victor, Tetonia and other small communities in the area of the Grand Teton Mountain Range for the years 1869 to 1976. This index does not include every photograph in the collection but is limited to those containing individuals who have been identified by the record custodian.
The original collection was compiled and indexed by Teton County, and has been digitized by BYU-Idaho. The entire collection, as well as a more detailed description of each photograph, can be found on the BYU (Provo) Library website.
To Browse This Collection
|You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Idaho, Teton County Historical Photographs, 1869-1976.|
Whenever possible, FamilySearch makes images available for all users. However, ultimate rights to view images on our website are granted by the record custodians. The "Idaho, Teton County Historical Photographs, 1869-1976" collection is available to the Family History Library, FamilySearch Centers, and to members of the supporting organization, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The images can be viewed at a FamilySearch Center near you. You may want to contact the center near you before your visit, to verify that the center is equipped with the capability to view these restricted images on www.familysearch.org.
What Can this Collection Tell Me?
The records generally contain the following:
- Contractor's name - usually refers to the family name associated with the photograph
- Date photograph was taken
- Description of the content of the photograph
How Do I Search the Collection?
To begin your search you will need to know at least some of the following:
- The person’s name or the family surname
- The approximate date the photo was taken
- The dates the family lived in the area
Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information in the list to what you already know about your ancestor to determine if it is the correct family or person. You may need to compare several persons in the list before you find your ancestor.
Search by Name by visiting the Collection Page:
For tips about searching on-line collections see the wiki article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.
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.
|Don't overlook FHL Keyword Idaho, Teton items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog.|
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, Teton County Historical Photographs, 1869-1976.” Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah.
Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):
How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
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