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Guide to '''Idaho ancestry, family history, and genealogy '''birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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== Idaho Information ==
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Idaho became the forty-third state admitted to the United States on July 3, 1890. Idaho was created from Idaho Territory and is located in the northwestern region of the United States.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Idaho " in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Idaho (accessed 15 March 2016).</ref> Idaho began as part of Oregon Territory. The counties in the panhandle became part of the Washington Territory in 1853<ref>The Evolution of Washington Counties by Newton Carl Abbott, Fred E. Carver, 1979. Published by the Yakima Valley Genealogical Society and Klickitat County Genealogical Society.</ref>.  The capital is Boise and there are 44 counties in Idaho.  <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "List of US States by Date of Admission," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_by_date_of_admission_to_the_Union, accessed 1 Nov 2016.</ref>
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=== Counties  ===
 
  
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== Getting Started ==
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*[[Ada County, Idaho|Ada]]
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<h3>Getting Started with Idaho Research</h3>
*[[Adams County, Idaho|Adams]]
 
*[[Bannock County, Idaho|Bannock]]
 
*[[Bear Lake County, Idaho|Bear Lake]]
 
*[[Benewah County, Idaho|Benewah]]
 
*[[Bingham County, Idaho|Bingham]]
 
*[[Blaine County, Idaho|Blaine]]
 
*[[Boise County, Idaho|Boise]]
 
*[[Bonner County, Idaho|Bonner]]
 
*[[Bonneville County, Idaho|Bonneville]]
 
*[[Boundary County, Idaho|Boundary]]
 
  
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Links to articles on getting started with Idaho research.
*[[Butte County, Idaho|Butte]]
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*[[Step-by-Step Idaho Research, 1911-Present|Idaho Step-by-Step Research, 1911-Present]]
*[[Camas County, Idaho|Camas]]
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*[[Step-by-Step Idaho Research, 1850-1910|Idaho Step-by-Step Research, 1850-1910]]
*[[Canyon County, Idaho|Canyon]]  
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*[[How to Find Idaho Birth Records|How to Find Birth Records]]
*[[Caribou County, Idaho|Caribou]]
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*[[How to Find Idaho Marriage Records|How to Find Marriage Records]]
*[[Cassia County, Idaho|Cassia]]
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*[[How to Find Idaho Death Records|How to Find Death Records]]
*[[Clark County, Idaho|Clark]]
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*[[Idaho Research Tips and Strategies|Research Strategies]]
*[[Clearwater County, Idaho|Clearwater]]  
 
*[[Custer County, Idaho|Custer]]  
 
*[[Elmore County, Idaho|Elmore]]  
 
*[[Franklin County, Idaho|Franklin]]  
 
*[[Fremont County, Idaho|Fremont]]
 
  
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*[[Gem County, Idaho|Gem]]
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<h3>Idaho Research Tools</h3>
*[[Gooding County, Idaho|Gooding]]  
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Links to articles and websites that assist in Idaho research.
*[[Idaho County, Idaho|Idaho]]  
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/idaho/ Boundary Changes for Idaho Counties]  
*[[Jefferson County, Idaho|Jefferson]]  
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*[[Idaho Archives and Libraries|Idaho Archives and Libraries]]
*[[Jerome County, Idaho|Jerome]]  
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*[http://www.idgenweb.org/ IDGenWeb]  
*[[Kootenai County, Idaho|Kootenai]]
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*[https://geonames.usgs.gov/apex/f?p=138:1:0::NO::: Geographical Names Information System] - U.S. gazetteer of places, cemeteries and post offices in Idaho .
*[[Latah County, Idaho|Latah]]
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*[[Lemhi County, Idaho|Lemhi]]
 
*[[Lewis County, Idaho|Lewis]]
 
*[[Lincoln County, Idaho|Lincoln]]
 
*[[Madison County, Idaho|Madison]]
 
  
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*[[Minidoka County, Idaho|Minidoka]]
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*[[Nez Perce County, Idaho|Nez Perce]]
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*[[Oneida County, Idaho|Oneida]]
 
*[[Owyhee County, Idaho|Owyhee]]
 
*[[Payette County, Idaho|Payette]]
 
*[[Power County, Idaho|Power]]
 
*[[Shoshone County, Idaho|Shoshone]]
 
*[[Teton County, Idaho|Teton]]
 
*[[Twin Falls County, Idaho|Twin Falls]]
 
*[[Valley County, Idaho|Valley]]
 
*[[Washington County, Idaho|Washington]]
 
  
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== Counties ==
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*[[Ada County, Idaho Genealogy|Ada]]
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*[[Adams County, Idaho Genealogy|Adams]]
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*[[Bannock County, Idaho Genealogy|Bannock]]
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*[[Bear Lake County, Idaho Genealogy|Bear Lake]]
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*[[Benewah County, Idaho Genealogy|Benewah]]
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*[[Bingham County, Idaho Genealogy|Bingham]]
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*[[Blaine County, Idaho Genealogy|Blaine]]
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*[[Boise County, Idaho Genealogy|Boise]]
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*[[Bonner County, Idaho Genealogy|Bonner]]
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*[[Bonneville County, Idaho Genealogy|Bonneville]]
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*[[Boundary County, Idaho Genealogy|Boundary]]
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*[[Butte County, Idaho Genealogy|Butte]]
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*[[Camas County, Idaho Genealogy|Camas]]
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*[[Canyon County, Idaho Genealogy|Canyon]]
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*[[Caribou County, Idaho Genealogy|Caribou]]
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*[[Cassia County, Idaho Genealogy|Cassia]]
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*[[Clark County, Idaho Genealogy|Clark]]
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*[[Clearwater County, Idaho Genealogy|Clearwater]]
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*[[Custer County, Idaho Genealogy|Custer]]
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*[[Elmore County, Idaho Genealogy|Elmore]]
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*[[Franklin County, Idaho Genealogy|Franklin]]
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*[[Fremont County, Idaho Genealogy|Fremont]]
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*[[Gem County, Idaho Genealogy|Gem]]
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*[[Gooding County, Idaho Genealogy|Gooding]]
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*[[Idaho County, Idaho Genealogy|Idaho]]
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*[[Jefferson County, Idaho Genealogy|Jefferson]]
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*[[Jerome County, Idaho Genealogy|Jerome]]
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*[[Kootenai County, Idaho Genealogy|Kootenai]]
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*[[Latah County, Idaho Genealogy|Latah]]
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*[[Lemhi County, Idaho Genealogy|Lemhi]]
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*[[Lewis County, Idaho Genealogy|Lewis]]
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*[[Lincoln County, Idaho Genealogy|Lincoln]]
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*[[Madison County, Idaho Genealogy|Madison]]
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*[[Minidoka County, Idaho Genealogy|Minidoka]]
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*[[Nez Perce County, Idaho Genealogy|Nez Perce]]
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*[[Oneida County, Idaho Genealogy|Oneida]]
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*[[Owyhee County, Idaho Genealogy|Owyhee]]
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*[[Payette County, Idaho Genealogy|Payette]]
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*[[Power County, Idaho Genealogy|Power]]
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*[[Shoshone County, Idaho Genealogy|Shoshone]]
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*[[Teton County, Idaho Genealogy|Teton]]
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*[[Twin Falls County, Idaho Genealogy|Twin Falls]]
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*[[Valley County, Idaho Genealogy|Valley]]
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*[[Washington County, Idaho Genealogy|Washington]]
 
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'''Extinct or Renamed Counties'''<ref>Idaho State Historical Society Reference Series, "Counties Which No Longer Exist", Number 11 [http://www.idahohistory.net/Reference%20Series/0011.pdf available online]</ref>: <br>
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'''Extinct or Renamed Counties:'''  
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*[[Alturas County, Idaho Genealogy|Alturas]] -- 1864-1895.
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*[[Logan County, Idaho Genealogy|Logan]] -- 1889-1895.
  
*[[Alturas County, Idaho|Alturas]] -- 1864-1895.
 
*[[Logan County, Idaho|Logan]] -- 1889-1895.
 
  
=== Origin of Idaho  ===
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== Idaho Migration Routes ==
  
Idaho began as part of Oregon Territory. The counties in the panhandle became part of the Washington Territory in 1853<ref>The Evolution of Washington Counties by Newton Carl Abbott, Fred E. Carver, 1979. Published by the Yakima Valley Genealogical Society and Klickitat County Genealogical Society.</ref>. It became a separate territory in 1863, then encompassing most of what became Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming. Idaho was the 43rd state admitted to the Union, which occurred 3 July 1890.
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*[[Snake River]]
=== Did you know  ===
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*[[Applegate Trail]]
 
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*[[California Trail]]
*The [http://history.idaho.gov/library_archives.html Idaho State Archives] (formerly the Idaho State History Society Public Archives and Research Library or PARL) is located at 2205 Old Penitentiary Road in Boise. They have a large collection of newspapers, photographs, and manuscripts relating to Idaho. The Research Center for the Archives is open Tuesday thru Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Their web site gives more information about their holdings.<br>
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*[[Oregon Trail]]
*You can find your villainous Idaho ancestors at [http://www.blacksheepancestors.com/usa/idaho.shtml Idaho Blacksheep Ancestors].<br>
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*'''[[Gretna Greens in the United States|Gretna Greens]].''' When an Idaho couple's marriage is not in their home county, search for it in alternate places like [[Kootenai County, Idaho|Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai, Idaho]], or [[Elko County, Nevada|West Wendover, Elko, Nevada]].<ref name="Eakle1">Arlene H. Eakle, "Have you searched and searched for a marriage without finding it?" in ''Genealogy Blog'' at http://www.arleneeakle.com/wordpress/2007/02/19/have-you-searched-and-searched-for-the-marriage-without-finding-it/ (accessed 8 January 2011).</ref>
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*[[Great Northern Railway (U.S.)]]
 
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*[[Northern Pacific Railroad]]
=== &nbsp;Research Tools  ===
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*[[Union Pacific Railroad]]
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*Join the [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Idaho-Genealogy-Research-Community/261177783920085?sk=wall Facebook] or [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Join_a_Skype_Research_Community#North_America Skype]
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== FamilySearch Resources ==
*'''Read a comprehensive research guide: '''[http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Idaho.pdf BYU Research Outline for Idaho]
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Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.<br>
*'''Find in which county a town is''', or locate a physical feature, by using the US Geographical Survey's [http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic Geographical Names Information System].  
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*[[Genealogy Help on Facebook|Facebook Communities]] - Facebook groups discussing genealogy research
*'''Look up [[Idaho County Creation Dates and Parent Counties|Idaho county creation dates and parent counties]].'''
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/home.html Learning Center] - Online genealogy courses
*'''See '''the [http://imnh.isu.edu/digitalatlas/counties/counties.htm '''Digital Atlas of Idaho'''] for current maps and other interesting information about each of the counties of Idaho.
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/location/13?region=United+States+of+America&englishRegion=United+States+of+America Historical Records] - databases and record images on FamilySearch
*'''Ask how '''to find Idaho ancestors at the [http://forums.familysearch.org/forumdisplay.php?f=35 Western United States Research forum].
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*[https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator?c=Idaho Family History Center locator map]
*'''View historic Idaho maps''' in the [http://www.davidrumsey.com/directory/where/Idaho/ David Rumsey Map Collection].
 
*'''View digital materials '''such as photographs, newspaper clippings, government documents and sketches at the [http://idahodocs.contentdm.oclc.org/index.php Idaho Digital Resources] website.
 
*[http://www.looking4kin.com/group/idahogenealogy Looking 4 Kin Genealogy &amp; Family History Network - Idaho]
 
*'''Find other Idaho genealogy websites''' at [http://www.cyndislist.com/id.htm Cyndi's List - Idaho]'''<br>'''<br>
 
  
'''A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:'''
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== Additional Resources ==
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*'''2001-2014''' - {{RecordSearch|2311973|Currentobituary.com index, 2001-2014}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/id/ Cyndi's List] - Idaho genealogy sites on the internet
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ida/ Idaho Genealogy Trails] - collection of transcribed data for the state of Idaho
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/idaho-genealogy Access Genealogy] – Genealogy guide for Idaho
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*[http://www.ancestorhunt.com/idaho-genealogy.htm Ancestorhunt.com] - resources for Idaho genealogy research
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*[http://www.raogk.org/idaho-genealogy/ Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness] - Guide to Ancestry and Family Tree Records for Idaho
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/US/Idaho.pdf Idaho Research Outline] – Original Family History Library research outline; contains many out of date links
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*[http://www.everynameindex.com/index.html Every Name Index]
  
*[[Idaho Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Idaho Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)&nbsp;]]
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* [http://idahogenealogy.org/ The Idaho Genealogical Society] - Research helps for Idaho genealogy
*[[Idaho, Caribou County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Idaho, Cassia County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Idaho, Clark County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Idaho, Clark County Records&nbsp;(FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Idaho, County Birth and Death Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Idaho County Birth and Death Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*I[[Idaho County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|daho County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*I[[Idaho Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)|daho Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Histaorical Records)]]
 
*I[[Idaho Death Certificates (FamilySearch Historical Records)|daho Death Certificates (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*I[[Idaho Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|daho Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Idaho, Teton County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Idaho, Teton County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
  
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Guide to Idaho ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

Idaho Information

Idaho became the forty-third state admitted to the United States on July 3, 1890. Idaho was created from Idaho Territory and is located in the northwestern region of the United States.[1] Idaho began as part of Oregon Territory. The counties in the panhandle became part of the Washington Territory in 1853[2]. The capital is Boise and there are 44 counties in Idaho. [3]


Getting Started

Getting Started with Idaho Research

Links to articles on getting started with Idaho research.

Idaho Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Idaho research.

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Idaho Clickable Map

Many genealogy records are kept on the county level in the United States. Click on a county below to go to the county Wiki article listing more information.

Boundary CountyBonner CountyKootenai CountyBenewah CountyShoshone CountyLatah CountyClearwater CountyNez Perce CountyLewis CountyIdaho CountyAdams CountyValley CountyLemhi CountyWashington County, IdahoPayette CountyGem CountyBoise CountyCanyon CountyAda CountyElmore CountyOwyhee CountyTwin Falls CountyJerome CountyMinidoka CountyGooding CountyCamas CountyBlaine CountyLincoln CountyCassia CountyCuster CountyButte CountyClark CountyFremont CountyTeton CountyMadison CountyJefferson CountyBonneville CountyBingham CountyPower CountyOneida CountyFranklin CountyBear Lake CountyCaribou CountyBannock CountyIdaho-county-map.gif

Counties

Extinct or Renamed Counties:


Idaho Migration Routes

FamilySearch Resources

Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.

Additional Resources

References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Idaho " in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Idaho (accessed 15 March 2016).
  2. The Evolution of Washington Counties by Newton Carl Abbott, Fred E. Carver, 1979. Published by the Yakima Valley Genealogical Society and Klickitat County Genealogical Society.
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "List of US States by Date of Admission," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_by_date_of_admission_to_the_Union, accessed 1 Nov 2016.