Idaho Death Certificates (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Idaho Death Certificates, 1890-1960Idaho Death Certificates,1911-1937, and Idaho Death Certificates, 1938-1961.
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Idaho, United States
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Location of Idaho
Record Description
Record Type Death Certificates
Collection years 1890-1961
FamilySearch Resources
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What is in the Collection?

This collection consists of a name index and image browse of Idaho Death Certificates from 1911 to 1937 and an index only of Idaho Death Certificates from 1938 - 1961, as well as a name index and image browse of Idaho Death Certificates from 1860-1960. The 1911-1937 certificates are arranged numerically by file number, with a rough chronological arrangement by date of death. The records were acquired from the Department of Health & Welfare in Boise. The 1911 to 1937 collection also includes 38 certificates from the years 1890-1910.

Statewide registration of deaths was required by law in 1911. The records are held at the State of Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. Earlier death records that may exist are held at the county level. Statewide registration of deaths began in 1911, and was generally complied with by the early 1920’s.

A full bibliographic record is available in the FamilySearch Catalog.

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Idaho Death Certificates, 1890-1960.
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You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Idaho Death Certificates,1911-1937.
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You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Idaho Death Certificates, 1938-1961.


Collection Content

Sample Image

What Can these Records Tell Me?

Information found in most Idaho death records may include:

  • Name of deceased
  • Date and place of birth
  • Date and place of death
  • Date and place of burial
  • Gender
  • Race
  • Marital status
  • Age
  • Occupation
  • Parent's names
  • Parent's birth place
  • Genealogical Society of Utah microfilm number
  • Volume, page, and certificate number

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 death date.
  • The place where the death occurred.
  • The names of family members and their relationships.

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.


For Idaho Death Certificates, 1890-1960 Search by Name by visiting the Collection Page:

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page
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For Idaho Death Certificates, 1938-1961 Search by Name by visiting the Collection Page:


For Idaho Death Certificates,1911-1937 Search by Name by visiting the Collection Page:

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page then select the Filing Number and Year Range.


For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line 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 information to locate funeral home, obituary or cemetery record.
  • Use the information to find other records such as birth, christening, marriage, census, land and probate 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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For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

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.

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Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):
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The image citation will be available once the collection is published.



Collection Citation:

"Idaho, Death Certificates, 1911-1937" Database with Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Department of Health and Welfare, Boise.

Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

The citation for a record is available with each record in this collection, at the bottom of the record screen. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Idaho Death Certificates,1911-1937.


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 Death Certificates,1911-1937.



Collection Citation:

""Idaho Death Certificates, 1938-1961." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 14 June 2016. Citing Department of Health and Welfare, Boise.

Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

The citation for a record is available with each record in this collection, at the bottom of the record screen. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Idaho Death Certificates, 1938-1961.


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 Death Certificates, 1938-1961.


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