Boise, Idaho

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Quick Facts

Wikipedia
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Boise is the largest city of Idaho and is the state capitol.

Geographic location: Google

GNIS ID# 400590

Former name: Boise City

City Hall

Boise City Hall
150 North Capitol Blvd.
Boise ID 83702

P.O. Box 500
Boise, Idaho 83701-0500

Resources

Biography

Also see: Genealogy, History

Cemeteries

Boise I.O.O.F. #3

Fort Boise Military Cemetery Reserve (Historic)

Cloverdale

  1. Findagrave.com

Dry Creek

aka Syringa Gardens Cemetery

  1. Findagrave.com

Idaho State Penitentiary

  1. Findagrave.com

Idaho State Veterans

Morris Hill

Mountain View Memorial Park

aka Aclesa Cremation and Burial Society

Pioneer

Terrace Lawn Memorial Gardens

Church History and Records

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Current

There are 8 Wards and 1 Branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Boise, meeting in 5 different meetinghouses.  For details on location, etc., go to the website above and type in Boise, Idaho.

Historical

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.  Among this collection are records of the Boise Wards (1913-1948).


Episcopal

Current

For a listing of Episcopal churches in Boise, go to this website.

Historical

The Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah has microfilmed records of several Boise Episcopal churches, found either in the Trinity Episcopal Church in Pocatello, Idaho or in the St Michael's Cathedral Church in Boise.  These films can be viewed at the Library in Salt Lake City or in any of its Family History Centers:


Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Historical

The Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah has microfilmed records of the Boise Branchof the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (1909-1919) found in the RLDS Library Archives in Independence, MO.  This film can be viewed at the Library in Salt Lake City or in any of its Family History Centers.


Roman Catholic

Current

A listing of Roman Catholic Churches can be found on this website.

Historical

Records of several Roman Catholic Churches in Boise have been microfilmed by the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah from records held in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Boise. These films can be viewed at the Library in Salt Lake City or in any of itFamily History Centers.  The available films are:

Society of Friends

Current

A listing, along with location and contact information, of current Society of Friends churches in Boise is given on this website.

Boise Friends Church
7751 Goddard Rd.
Boise, ID 83704
Ph.: (208) 375-9580
Fax: (208) 375-9581

Whitney Friends Church
3102 Palouse
Boise, Idaho 83705
Ph.: (208) 342-5702

Both the Boise and Whitney Friends churches are part of the Boise region of the Northwest Yearly Meeting of Friends.


Historical

The Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah has microfilmed copies of records of the Society of Friends in Boise, records of Northwest Yearly Meeting of Friends at George Fox University, Newberg, Oregon.  The following are available for viewing at the Library in Salt Lake City or in any of its Family History Centers:

Other

A listing of many churches in Boise is found on this website, along with location and contact information.

Directories

The Idaho State Archives 

City directories for 1891, 1893, 1899, 1901 to 1919, 1921 to 1937, 1939-1940, 1941, 1943, 1945, 1948, 1950, 1953, 1955 to 1959, 1960 to 1969 (1969-70), 1971 to 1979, 1980 to 1989, 1990, and 1992 to 1997

Genealogy

Also see: Biography, History

History

Boise, Idaho was inhabited by the Great Basin Shoshone and Bannaock Indians. 1592 marked the era of the Spanish exploration of the Boise region The Lewis and Clark expedition, marked the beginning of a written recorded history in Idaho. Between 1834 and 1844 the Hawaiians manned Fort Boise. During the 1860s, Mexican cowboys lived off the land, specifically near Rocky Bar. Jesus Urquirdes was one of them.

Boise got its start in 1834, when Fort Boise was built by British fur traders. However, the fort was only populated for twenty years; due to frequent raids by Native Americans, it was abandoned in 1854. But when gold was discovered in the Boise Basin in 1862, it became necessary to build another fort to help protect the influx of travelers in the area.

The military then chose a site for the new fort, 40 miles from the original, and began construction in 1863. Alongside the fort, a town site was chosen, which grew quickly due to its location on the Oregon Trail, the gold rush, and the protection of the military. The town was also conveniently located at the point where the routes to the Boise Basin and Owyhee mines crossed the Oregon Trail, making Boise a prime commercial center.

But such prosperity only lasted as long as the gold rush; as the gold supply thinned, the town's population declined. However, with the addition of a territorial prison in 1869 and the US Assay Office in 1872, the town saw its population begin to rise again. The capitol building was then completed in 1886, and four years later, Idaho became the 43rd state to be added to the union.

Also see: Biography, Genealogy

Maps

Military History and Records

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Current

Idaho Statesman
P.O. Box 40
Boise,ID 83707
Ph. 208-377-6300
email - mparrish@idahostatesman.com
Daily

Historical

Copies of the following newspapers published in Boise are included in the collections of the Idaho State Archives or Idaho State Historical Society in Boise.

Arbiter -- 1968:4:25-1975:9:8  
Bench mirror -- 1957:8:1-1957:9:12 
Boise barracks news -- 1921:11:4 -1922:7:28  
Boise bench journal -- 1951:1:3 -1952:11:7  
Boise capital news -- 1927:1:20-1942:8:25  
Boise champion -- 1981:7 y
Boise Boise citizen Ada 1906:12:7-1910:11:25 
Boise City herald-tribune and Oregon-Idaho intell -- 1971:2-1971:3:4 
Boise City Republican -- 1887:7:9  
Boise City tri-weekly news -- 1870:12-1871:7  
Boise City weekly news -- 1870:9:17-1870:11:19 
Boise clipper -- 1900:9:26  
Boise clipper --- 1901:8:30, 9:6, 12:13, 12:20 

Boise clipper -- 1900:9:27, 1901:7:13  
Boise clipper -- 1909:9:7 
Boise daily sun -- 1890:12:12, 12:18 
Boise daily sun / Boise Sunday sun -- 1890:12:7: -1890:12:18 
Boise gazette -- 1958:4:3-1960:4:14 
Boise High Lights (high school paper) -- 1929:10:11 
Boise Boise journal Ada 1952:11:14-1962:6:14 y 
Boise model cities monitor -- 1970:12-1974:12  
Boise semi-weekly Democrat -- 1867:11:25-1869:6:5  
Boise sentinel -- 1893:6:8-1898:6:3  
Boise sentinel -- 1894:5:17  
Boise Sunday sun -- 1890:12:7 
Boise tri-weekly news -- 1870: 12: 6-1871:9:  
Boise weekly -- 1992:7:21-9999  
Boise weekly reminder -- 1939:11:3 

Capital chronicle -- 1869:8:4-1870:12:14  
Capital weekly -- 1898:12:10-1901:1:12  
Commonwealth of Idaho -- 1892:2:1-1892:6:4  
Community news -- 1949:8:4-1950:1:5  
Consolidated mining news -- 1936:6:-1936:8  
Daily capital -- 1899:1:2-1905:3:23 
Daily evening citizen -- 1891:7:7-1891:7:12 
Democratic call -- 1924:10:27 
Evening bulletin -- 1901:5:16-1904:4:30 
Evening bulletin -- 1901:7:15, 1902:5:14-16, 1904:6:4  
Evening bulletin -- 1901:9:19, 1902:6:6  
Evening capital news -- 1902:8:1-1927:1:19  
Evening capital news addendum -- 1923:6:22-1938:12:31

Evening mail  1896:10:1 -1896:10:31  
Evening mail -- 1892:9:30, 1895:3:20, 3:27, 11:8  
Evening star -- 1895:1:21, 1:24  
Gem State Elk -- 1975-1981:1  
Gem Worker and the Idaho labor herald -- 1914:11:17-1917:1:18  
Gowen beacon -- 1941:10:3-1944:6:24  
Gowen beacon -- 1941:10:3, 10:17

Hello buddy -- 1922:7:28 -1923:2:17 
Hornet -- 1891:1:17 
Idaho American -- 1901:11:9  
Idaho business review -- 1982:2:8-9999  
Idaho capital news -- 1901:2:9-1905:12:28  
Idaho Catholic register -- 1994:12:7-9999  
Idaho challange -- 1933:7-1978:12 
Idaho citizen -- 1977:7-1986:5  
Idaho daily statesman, afternoon ed. -- 1967:10:2-1969:5:29  
Idaho daily statesman, morning ed. -- 1888:1:10-1969:5:31  
Idaho daily statesman, supplement, Gov. Shoup -- 1890:12  
Idaho Democrat -- 1870:12:24-1896:12:9  
Idaho Democrat -- 1885:7:29, 8:2 
Idaho Democrat -- 1871:1:7, 1886:4:14-1898:11:6  
Idaho Democrat -- 1895  1895:7:14 
Idaho Democrat -- 1896  1896:1:8, 1896:4:26 
Idaho evening statesman -- 1942:9:21-1969:5:29  
Idaho farm journal -- 1951:9:27-1963:10:10 
Idaho farm review -- 1963:10:17-1965:6:3  
Idaho farmer -- 1915:3:1-1970:12:3  
Idaho farmer stockman -- 1971:1:7-1978:12:7

Idaho guardsman -- 1942:4:1  
Idaho herald -- 1871:9:8-1872:4:9 
Idaho herald -- 1871:11:8-1872:4:5  
Idaho herald -- 1872:3:15  
Idaho historic edition, Owyhee Avalanche-Nugget -- 1984:4:1  
Idaho homestead -- 1921:3:29 
Idaho legionnaire -- 1932:2:2-1988:12  
Idaho news magazine -- 1963:8  
Idaho observer -- 1962:6:21-1967:9:2  
Idaho odd fellow -- 1904:7 
Idaho pioneer -- 1928:11:16  
Idaho pioneer -- 1924:7:4-1946:5:31  
Idaho pioneer statewide -- 1946:6:7-1955:2:24  
Idaho press -- 1936:4 -9999  
Idaho press woman  1962:2  
Idaho register -- 1958:4:4-1994:12:2 
Idaho renaissance -- 1970:11:25-1971:1:27  
Idaho Republican -- undated  
Idaho review -- 1915:3:26  
Idaho review -- 1915:3:26-1915:8:13  
Idaho scimitar -- 1907:11:2-1908:10:3 
Idaho scimitar -- 1908:6:6  
Idaho scrap book -- 1935:10:18-1936:6:26  
Idaho senator -- 1944:9  
Idaho standard -- 1872:5:1, 5:15, 7:17  
Idaho State journal -- 1900:11:2 
Idaho State post -- 1914:10:30  
Idaho statesman -- 1969:6:1-9999  
Idaho sun -- 1974:3:6  
Idaho times -- 1989: 3: 1-1989:10:4 
Idaho tri-weekly statesman -- 1864: 9: 26-1887: 12: 31 y
Boise Idaho trumpet Ada 1965: 6-1968: 5: 29 
Idaho unionist -- 1908:7:24  
Idaho unionist -- 1907:5:22  
Idaho voter -- 1955:3: 3-1956: 11:8

Idaho weekly statesman -- 1865: 8:6-1914:  
Idaho weekly statesman -- 1904:10:21, 1907:1:8, 1908:6:7  
Idaho young democrat -- 1938:10-1938:11 

Idaho/agri -- 1965:6: 10-1966: 6: 16 
Idahoan -- 1877:5:9-1878:9:8  
Illustrated Idaho -- 1913:7-1913:8 
Inter-camp sporting news -- 1933:8:5, 8:25  
Inter-camp sporting news --- 1933:8:16  
Intermountain observer --- 1967:9:9-1973:10:20 
Journal of commerce -- 1973:10:27-1982:2:5  
New freedom -- 1914:1:2-1924:6:27 
NewsView -- 1974:7:3-1974:10:4

North and East Boise journal and Idaho citizen -- 1986:12:-1988:5  
North End press -- 1992:10:8-1992:10:22  
Recorder -- 1958:2:10-1958:12:22 
Red chevron  1920:7  
Republican  1901:7:7  
Review of the US Veteran's Hospital  1922:10  
Roundup -- 1953:6:1-1968:4:18  
Sabrejet times (Gowen Field) -- 1954:6:22  
Say It With Pictures -- 1939:1  
Searchlight -- 1938:10  
Semi-weekly call -- 1897:7:14 
Semi-weekly Idahoan -- 1880:3:28, 4:21  
Semi-weekly news -- 1870:3:23-1870:7:27

Semi-weekly news -- 1870:7:2  
Treasure Valley this week -- 1987:10:14-1989:10:11 
Union label -- 1938:9:29-1939:7:6 
Union label -- 1938:10:27 
Union label -- 1938:9:29  
Union label -- 1939:3:2  
Valley free press -- 1982:5:12  
Vanguard -- 1938:6  
Veteran's Home journal -- 1910:8:16 
Voice of the Basques -- 1974:12-1977:8  
West Boise gazette -- 1958:2:6-1958:3:27  
Women's world -- 1974:11-1976:7:15

Websites

Boise Genealogy (Idaho Genealogy)

References