Idaho Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Idaho, United States
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Record Description
Record Type Marriage Index
Collection years 1878-1942
FamilySearch Resources
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Archive
Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City


What is in the Collection?

This index is an electronic index for the years 1878 to 1898 and 1903 to 1942. This index is not complete for any particular place, region or time period. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Idaho Marriages, 1878-1898; 1903-1942.

Collection Content

For details about the contents of these records and help using them see the wiki article Marriages Vital Record Index Collections (FamilySearch Historical Records).

Coverage Map

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

Coverage Table

The coverage table shows the places and time periods of the original records in this collection. The table indicates how many records the collection has from each place. 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.

Locality Births and Christenings, 1856-1965 Marriages, 1878-1898; 1903-1942 Deaths and Burials, 1907-1965
Ada 11,044 21,691 1,069
Bannock 1,588 943 1,076
Bear Lake 511 5,543 0
Benewah 572 231 314
Bingham 676 6,144 732
Blaine 1,315 2,563 247
Bonner 430 514 0
Bonneville 320 3,372 3,085
Boundary 216 740 536
Canyon 0 870 574
Cassia 0 2,951 124
Custer 0 365 0
Fremont 0 111 0
Gem 0 190 0
Gooding 134 0 0
Idaho 152 4,558 563
Idaho (state) 52,527 5,501 15,945
Jerome 423 189 0
Kootenai 3,227 11,931 948
Latah 254 2,128 408
Lemhi 131 135 129
Lewis 0 108 0
Lincoln 0 1,623 136
Minidoka 713 314 427
Nez Perce 143 4,051 2,004
Oneida 0 1,826 0
Payette 0 143 0
Power 137 0 0
Shoshone 711 4,470 1,493
Teton 0 0 0
Twin Falls 214 5,139 969
Washington 443 244 474
Total 75,881 88,588 31,253

What Can this Collection Tell Me?

These records may contain the following information:

  • Name
  • Name of spouse
  • Event date
  • Event place
  • Parents' names

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 date of marriage.
  • The place where the marriage occurred.
  • The name of the intended spouse.

Fill in the requested information in the boxes on the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the individuals in the list to what you know about your ancestor to find the correct person.


Search by Name by visiting the Collection Page:


For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article [FamilySearch 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 find other records such as birth, christening, census, land and death 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 Marriages, 1878-1898; 1903-1942" Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.

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 Marriages, 1878-1898; 1903-1942.

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