Bloomington, Idaho

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City Hall

City of Bloomington
91 North 3rd West
P.O. Box 149
Bloomington, ID 83223

Resources

Cemeteries

Bloomington Cemetery

Some records of this cemetery at the Idaho State Archives in Boise; Transcription of 942 gravestones available through Find-a-Grave.com website; transcription of 884 tombstones available Eastern Idaho Death Index; photo of 1 gravestone available at idahogravestones.org; transcriptions available in book form and on microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City [9][10][11]; up-to-date records available at Bear Lake Idaho Family History Center in Montpelier, Idaho.

Church and Church Records

Current

The Bloomington Ward meets in Paris, Idaho.

History

Settling Bloomington

On April 10, 1864 Mr. and Mrs. John Dunn and three daughters, Charlotte Ann, Permelia and their nephew James Dunn , Mrs Merinda Campbell and her two Sons David and Warren. Left Providence, Utah to settle Bloomington in the Bear Lake Valley. Each family had two oxen and one wagon and a few herd of cattle. They travelled by way of Gentile Valley, past Fort Connor (Soda Spring) and up the Bear River to the crossing where they were among the very first to use the ferry raft that had been built shortly before their arrival by John Cozzens. They continued through Paris southward to become the first families to settle in the Bloomington area. They arrived on April 18th 1864


Historic

Many of the original records of church units are in the Church History Library in Salt Lake City. Many of the membership records covering these units from the date of their creation to about 1948 have been microfilmed and are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City or at its Family History Centers.


Directories

The Idaho State Archives has in its collections copies of city, county, state and regional directories.

Newspapers

Historical

The Idaho State Archives has in its collections many Idaho newspapers which may be of interest to residents of Bloomington, especially those from towns that are nearby.

Societies, Libraries and Museums

Websites

References