Idaho, Clark County, Historical Photograph Collection (FamilySearch Historical Records)
|This article describes a collection of historical records scheduled to become available at FamilySearch.org.|
- 1 Record Description
- 2 How to Use the Record
- 3 Related Websites
- 4 Related Wiki Articles
- 5 Contributions to This Article
- 6 Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections
The Clark County Idaho Historical Photograph Collection consists of 5,000 images that depict people, events and locations from the early history and subsequent development of Clark County, Idaho. The collection spans the years mostly from the 1890’s to the 1990’s. The Clark County Historical Society collected the photographs for the book it published in 1990 for the Idaho Centennial called "Settlers of the Silver Sage."
The Collection includes all the photographs that the Historical Society had collected from donors throughout the area, including many photos which were not used in the publication. The collection is housed at Brigham Young University Idaho in Rexburg. This index does not include every photograph in the collection but is limited to those containing individuals who have been identified by the record custodian. The entire collection, as well as a more detailed description of each photograph, can be found on the BYU (Provo) Library website.
Citation for This Collection
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.
- “Idaho, Clark County, Historical Photograph Collection, 1865-1990.” Index. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah.
The records generally contain the following:
- Contractor's name - usually refers to the family name associated with the photograph
- Date photograph was taken
- Description of the content of the photograph
How to Use the Record
To begin your search you will need to know the following:
- The person’s name or the family name
- The approximate date the photo was taken or the dates the family lived in the area
Search the Collection
To search the collection 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 already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to look at the information on several individuals comparing the information about them to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:
- There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
- You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
- Your ancestor may have used different names, or variations of their name, throughout their life.
- If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names.
- Even though these indexes are very accurate they may still contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.
For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line video at FamilySearch Search Tips.
Using the Information
Once you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given for new information. Add any new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors. For example, use the place and date the photo was taken to search for the family in census, church, land, probate or other county records
Tips to Keep in Mind
- Compile the photos for every person who has the same surname.
- When looking for a common surname, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
- If you are unable to find your ancestor check for variant spellings of the surnames.
Related Wiki Articles
Contributions to This Article
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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records. A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.
Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection
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“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata > San Ponciano > Matrimonios 1884-1886 > image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clemtina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata, Buenos Aires