Idaho, United States Genealogy

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ID News & Events

A Family History Conference will be held in Boise on October 16, 2010. More information about this conference may be obtained from the BYU-Idaho Division of Continuing Education web site.

Information about several events of interest to family historians is available on the Idaho

state Archives Outreach page:

ID Topics

United States > Idaho

Origin of Idaho

Idaho began as part of Oregon Territory. 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.


Did you know

The Idaho State Archives 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. 

You can find your villainous Idaho ancestors at Idaho Blacksheep Ancestors?

Research Tools

Idaho counties

Extinct or Renamed Counties[1]:


  1. Idaho State Historical Society Reference Series, "Counties Which No Longer Exist", Number 11 available online

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