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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Idaho, United States Genealogy|Idaho]]''
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== Record Description ==
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| end_year = 1929
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| FS_URL_02 = [[Idaho Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] 
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| FS_URL_03 = [[Idaho Death Certificates (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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| RW_URL_01 = [http://vitalrec.com/id.html Idaho Vital Records]
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| RW_URL_02 = [http://www.deathindexes.com/idaho/index.html Online Idaho Death Records]
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| RW_URL_03 = [http://www.publiclibraries.com/obituaries/idaho.htm Public Library Obituaries]
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| RW_URL_04 = [http://www.publiclibraries.com/records/idaho.htm Idaho Public Records]
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== What is in the Collection? ==  
  
This Collection will include records from 1907 to 1920.<br>
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This collection consists of a database and images of county birth and death registers for the following counties (coverage varies between counties) for the years 1883 to 1929:
  
The collection consists of images of county birth and death registers for the following counties:  
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*Ada  
 
*Ada  
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*Bannock
 
*Bingham  
 
*Bingham  
 
*Blaine  
 
*Blaine  
 
*Bonner  
 
*Bonner  
*Bonneville  
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*Bonneville
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*Boundary
 
*Canyon  
 
*Canyon  
 
*Cassia  
 
*Cassia  
 
*Clearwater  
 
*Clearwater  
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*Elmore  
 
*Elmore  
 
*Fremont  
 
*Fremont  
 
*Kootenai  
 
*Kootenai  
 
*Latah  
 
*Latah  
*Lemhi  
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*Lemhi
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*Nez Perce
 
*Owyhee  
 
*Owyhee  
 
*Shoshone  
 
*Shoshone  
 
*Twin Falls  
 
*Twin Falls  
 
*Washington
 
*Washington
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== Collection Content ==
  
Some birth and deaths registers may extend beyond 1911.  
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===Coverage Map and Tables===
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[http://user.xmission.com/~jsvare/FR/ID_FRM.html Idaho County Marriage Holdings]
  
For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1951759/waypoints Browse].
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[http://user.xmission.com/~jsvare/FR/ID_FRD.html Idaho County Death Holdings]
  
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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[http://user.xmission.com/~jsvare/FR/ID_FRB.html Idaho County Birth Holdings]
  
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.  
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===Sample Images ===
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Click on an image for a larger view.<br><br>
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Image:Idaho,_County_Births_and_Deaths_DGS_004533346_00034.jpg|Birth Register
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Image:Idaho,_County_Births_and_Deaths_005246593.005246593_00040.jpg|Death Register
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{{Collection citation | text= "Idaho, County Birth and Death Records, 1907-1920." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013.}}
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==What Can this Collection Tell Me?==
  
== Record Content  ==
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The various records in this collection may contain any of the following information:
  
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Image:Idaho, County Death Record DGS 4533308 91.jpg|Death Record
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The key genealogical facts found in the Birth Registers may include the following information:
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'''Birth Registers''' 
  
 
*Full birth date  
 
*Full birth date  
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*Is child legitimate
 
*Is child legitimate
  
The key genealogical facts found in the Death Registers may include the following information:
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'''Death Registers'''
 
*Death date with year  
 
*Death date with year  
 
*Place of death  
 
*Place of death  
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*Residence  
 
*Residence  
 
*Color of Parents
 
*Color of Parents
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== How to Use the Record ==
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
  
To begin your search, it would be helpful to know the following:
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To begin your search it is helpful to know:
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*The name of your ancestor.
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*The approximate date of birth.
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*The place where the birth occurred.
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*The names of the child's parents.
  
*Name  
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'''Search by Name by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1951759 Collection Page]:'''<br> Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors 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 compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.<br>
*Date of the event
 
*Place of the event
 
  
==== Search the Collection  ====
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'''View  images in this collection by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/1951759/waypoints Browse Page]:'''<br>To search the images in this collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br>⇒ Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page <br>⇒ Select the "County" category<br>⇒ Select the "Record Type, Date Range and Volume" category which takes you to the images.<br>
  
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br>⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br>⇒Select the "County" category<br>⇒Select the "Record Type, Date Range and Volume" category which takes you to the images<br>
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For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].<br><br>
  
Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.  
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==What Do I Do Next?==
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When you have located your ancestor’s birth or death record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Make a photocopy of the record, or extract the genealogical information needed. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors.
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=== I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?  ===
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*Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have been born, married or died nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify. Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual. This compiled list can help you identify possible relations that can be further verified by researching [[Idaho Census|census records to find families listed together in households.
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*Use the event date and ages of ancestors to search for [http://www.healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/Health/VitalRecordsandHealthStatistics/Birth,Death,Marriage,DivorceCertificates/tabid/82/Default.aspx  original birth, marriage, or death records] in the county of the event. The County Clerk has marriage records from 1854, probate, divorce, court and land records, birth records 1919-1988 (some from 1873) and death records 1905-1988 some from 1876. These records may have the maiden name of the mother, verify parents, and provide more clues to this family.
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*Search the [[Idaho Census]] records from this town/county/state to find this person as a child in the birth family and also as a parent in their adult family. Record names of family members listed, immigration dates, occupation, residence, birthplace, parents birthplace, and other information leading to more clues about your ancestor.
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*Use the locality and relative’s names to locate [[Idaho Land and Property]] records. These records often name close relatives and also give you more clues into the life of your ancestor.
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*Find more detail about death or burial information by searching for [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=0 cemeteries, grave markers],sexton's records, or a civil or religious death record. Look for an obituary in a local [[http://www.onlinenewspapers.com/usstate/usidaho.htm|newspaper archive]]. Sometimes a person is buried in a city or town in which they did not die. Do not assume that a burial place is the same as a death place. Look for death records in the place of death. The name of the undertaker or mortuary could lead you to funeral and cemetery records, which often include the names and residences of other family members.
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*[[Idaho Church Records|Church records]] often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900. If the officiator of a marriage or death was a minister, you may be able to determine to which religion or congregation your ancestor belonged. Look for church records of the birth, marriage, or death which may provide more information on the family.
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*You may use the birth or death information from this index to obtain the original certificate for a fee from:  [http://www.healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/health/vitalrecordsandhealthstatistics/birthdeathmarriagedivorcecertificates/tabid/82/default.aspx Idaho, Department of Health and Welfare] or [http://www.vitalrec.com/idcounties.html#Bannock Idaho Vital Records]. Original records may contain more information than the index.  
  
==== Using the Information  ====
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=== I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, What Now? ===
  
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Make a photocopy of the record, or extract the genealogical information needed. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors. The following examples show ways you can use the information:
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*Search the [http://history.idaho.gov/archives-collections the Idaho State Historical Society] archives and other genealogical societies for local records, newspapers, histories.
 
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*Try searching the records of a nearby locality.
*Use the names and relationships as a basis for compiling family groups.  
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*If you cannot find your ancestor in civil records, try searching [[Idaho Church Records|church records]] of baptisms. Oftentimes church records pre-date civil records.
*Use the names, date, and residence or place to locate the individual or family in the census.  
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*Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images.
*Use the names and places to locate additional records about the individual or family such as church and land records.  
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*Remember that sometimes individuals went by [http://usgenweb.org/research/nicknames.shtml nicknames] or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for [http://genealogy.about.com/od/first_names/fl/nickname-given-name-equivalents.htm these names] as well.
*Use ages listed to determine approximate birth dates.
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*Perhaps other records used to determine the birth, marriage or death date of your ancestor were incorrect. Try searching in this collection and the [http://www.healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/Health/VitalRecordsandHealthStatistics/Birth,Death,Marriage,DivorceCertificates/tabid/82/Default.aspxseveral Idaho Vital Records Department] for your ancestor a few years before and after the supposed birth or death of your ancestor to locate the record.
 
 
==== Tips to Keep in Mind  ====
 
 
 
*You may need to compare the information of more than one family or person to make this determination.
 
*If the record is a death record look for burial and probate records in the same location.  
 
*If the record is a birth record look for records of the parents.
 
 
 
==== Unable to Find Your Ancestor?  ====
 
 
 
*Check for variant spellings of the names.  
 
*Search the records of neighboring counties.  
 
*Search for an index. Local historical and genealogical societies often have indexes to local records.
 
  
 
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
 
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
  
{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Idaho, County Birth and Death Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.  
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{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Idaho, County Birth and Death Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.
  
== Related Websites ==
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== Citations for This Collection ==
  
*[http://birthdatabase.net/idaho/birth-records.htm Idaho Birth Records]
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Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.
*[http://vitalrec.com/id.html Idaho Vital Records]
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'''Collection Citation''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Idaho, County Birth and Death Records, 1883-1929."Database with Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. County Courthouses, Idaho.}} <br><br>
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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  ===
 
 
 
{{Incomplete Citations}}  
 
  
*“Delaware Marriage Records,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 4 March 2011), entry for William Anderson and Elizabeth Baynard Henry, married 23 November 1913; citing marriage certificate no. 859; FHL microfilm 2,025,063; Delaware Bureau of Archives and Records Management, Dover.
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*“El Salvador Civil Registration,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 21 March 2011), entry for Jose Maria Antonio del Carmen, born 9 April 1880; citing La Libertad, San Juan Opico, Nacimientos 1879-1893, image 50; Ministerio Archivo Civil de la Alcaldia Municipal de San Salvador.
 
  
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Idaho, United States
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Location of Idaho
Record Description
Record Type Birth and Death Records
Collection years 1883-1929
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Archive
Various County Courthouses, Idaho


What is in the Collection?

This collection consists of a database and images of county birth and death registers for the following counties (coverage varies between counties) for the years 1883 to 1929:

  • Ada
  • Bannock
  • Bingham
  • Blaine
  • Bonner
  • Bonneville
  • Boundary
  • Canyon
  • Cassia
  • Clearwater
  • Elmore
  • Fremont
  • Kootenai
  • Latah
  • Lemhi
  • Nez Perce
  • Owyhee
  • Shoshone
  • Twin Falls
  • Washington

Collection Content

Coverage Map and Tables

Idaho County Marriage Holdings

Idaho County Death Holdings

Idaho County Birth Holdings

Sample Images

Click on an image for a larger view.

What Can this Collection Tell Me?

The various records in this collection may contain any of the following information:

Birth Registers

  • Full birth date
  • Place of birth
  • Name of Child
  • Gender
  • Race or Color
  • No. in Family
  • Living or Stillborn
  • Names of Parents
  • Color of Parents
  • Occupation of Father
  • Birthplace of parents
  • Age of parents
  • Residence
  • Maiden Name of Mother
  • Is child legitimate

Death Registers

  • Death date with year
  • Place of death
  • Age at death
  • Gender
  • Race or color
  • Married or Single
  • Cause of Death
  • Birthplace
  • Duration of Illness
  • Name of Parents
  • Residence
  • Color of Parents

How Do I Search the Collection?

To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor.
  • The approximate date of birth.
  • The place where the birth occurred.
  • The names of the child's parents.

Search by Name by visiting the Collection Page:
Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors 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 compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:
To search the images in this collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒ Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒ Select the "County" category
⇒ Select the "Record Type, Date Range and Volume" category which takes you to the images.

For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.

What Do I Do Next?

When you have located your ancestor’s birth or death record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Make a photocopy of the record, or extract the genealogical information needed. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors.

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have been born, married or died nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify. Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual. This compiled list can help you identify possible relations that can be further verified by researching [[Idaho Census|census records to find families listed together in households.
  • Use the event date and ages of ancestors to search for original birth, marriage, or death records in the county of the event. The County Clerk has marriage records from 1854, probate, divorce, court and land records, birth records 1919-1988 (some from 1873) and death records 1905-1988 some from 1876. These records may have the maiden name of the mother, verify parents, and provide more clues to this family.
  • Search the Idaho Census records from this town/county/state to find this person as a child in the birth family and also as a parent in their adult family. Record names of family members listed, immigration dates, occupation, residence, birthplace, parents birthplace, and other information leading to more clues about your ancestor.
  • Use the locality and relative’s names to locate Idaho Land and Property records. These records often name close relatives and also give you more clues into the life of your ancestor.
  • Find more detail about death or burial information by searching for cemeteries, grave markers,sexton's records, or a civil or religious death record. Look for an obituary in a local [archive]. Sometimes a person is buried in a city or town in which they did not die. Do not assume that a burial place is the same as a death place. Look for death records in the place of death. The name of the undertaker or mortuary could lead you to funeral and cemetery records, which often include the names and residences of other family members.
  • Church records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900. If the officiator of a marriage or death was a minister, you may be able to determine to which religion or congregation your ancestor belonged. Look for church records of the birth, marriage, or death which may provide more information on the family.
  • You may use the birth or death information from this index to obtain the original certificate for a fee from: Idaho, Department of Health and Welfare or Idaho Vital Records. Original records may contain more information than the index.

I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, What Now?

  • Search the the Idaho State Historical Society archives and other genealogical societies for local records, newspapers, histories.
  • Try searching the records of a nearby locality.
  • If you cannot find your ancestor in civil records, try searching church records of baptisms. Oftentimes church records pre-date civil records.
  • Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images.
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
  • Perhaps other records used to determine the birth, marriage or death date of your ancestor were incorrect. Try searching in this collection and the Idaho Vital Records Department for your ancestor a few years before and after the supposed birth or death of your ancestor to locate the record.

Known Issues with This Collection

Important.png Problems with this collection?
See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached Wiki article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

Citations for This Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.

Collection Citation:

"Idaho, County Birth and Death Records, 1883-1929."Database with Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. County Courthouses, Idaho.


Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

The citation for a record is available with each record in this collection, at the bottom of the record screen. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Idaho, County Birth and Death Records, 1883-1929.

Image Citation

The image citation is available by clicking on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Idaho, County Birth and Death Records, 1883-1929.

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We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

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