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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Idaho, United States Genealogy|Idaho]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]][[Twin Falls County, Idaho Genealogy|Twin Falls County]]''
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|title=Idaho, Twin Falls County Records, 1906-1988
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| LOC_01 = Idaho
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| LOC_02 = Twin Falls
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| record_type =County Records
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| start_year = 1906
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| end_year = 1988
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| FS_URL_01 = [[Idaho Genealogy|Idaho]]
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| FS_URL_02 = [[Idaho Vital Records]] 
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| FS_URL_03 = [[Idaho Land and Property]]
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| FS_URL_04 = [[Idaho Military Records]]
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| FS_URL_05 = [[Idaho Probate Records]]
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| FS_URL_06 = [[Idaho Court Records]]
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| FS_URL_07 = [[Twin Falls County, Idaho ]]
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| FS_URL_08 =  [[Idaho Archives and Libraries]]
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| FS_URL_09 = [[Idaho Church Records|Church Records]]
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| RW_URL_01 = [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~idtwinfa/ Twin Falls County, Idaho GenWeb Project]
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== What is in the Collection? ==
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This collection contains a death index, probate index, marriages, deeds, homesteads, patents discharges, and coroner's records from the Clerk of District Court, Clerk and Recorder offices in Twin Falls, Idaho. This collection is being published as images become available.
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===To Browse This Collection===
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== Record Description ==
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== Collection Content ==
  
This collection contains a death index, probate index, marriages, deeds, homesteads, patents discharges, and coroner's records from the Clerk of District Court, Clerk and Recorder offices in Twin Falls. This collection is being published as images become available.  
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===Coverage Map===
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To see a coverage map of FamilySearch's holdings of Idaho marriages, click [http://user.xmission.com/~jsvare/FR/ID_FRM.html here].
  
For a list of records by category and dates currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//familysearch.org/records/collection/2023222/waypoints Browse].
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=== Sample Images ===
  
== Record Content  ==
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Image:Idaho County Records Probate Order Page 1 DGS 4757145_257.jpg|Probate Order Page 1
 
Image:Idaho County Records Probate Order Page 1 DGS 4757145_257.jpg|Probate Order Page 1
 
Image:Idaho County Records Probate Order Page 2 DGS 4757145_258.jpg|Probate Order Page 2
 
Image:Idaho County Records Probate Order Page 2 DGS 4757145_258.jpg|Probate Order Page 2
 
Image:Idaho, Cassia County Records DGS 4845465 37.jpg|Deed
 
Image:Idaho, Cassia County Records DGS 4845465 37.jpg|Deed
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Image:Idaho County Records Patent DGS 4758038_234.jpg|Patent
 
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==What Can this Collection Tell Me?==
  
 
The record content varies by record type. It may include any of the following pieces of information:  
 
The record content varies by record type. It may include any of the following pieces of information:  
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*Dates the documents were written and recorded (used to approximate event dates since a will was usually written near the time of death)  
 
*Dates the documents were written and recorded (used to approximate event dates since a will was usually written near the time of death)  
 
*Description and value of property or land  
 
*Description and value of property or land  
*Occupataion
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*Occupation
  
== How to Use the Record  ==
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
  
To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:  
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To begin your search it is helpful to know at least one of the following:  
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*The name of your ancestor.
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*The approximate date the event occurred.
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*The place where the event occurred.
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*The name of family members and their relationships.
  
*The place where the event occurred
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Compare the information on the image to what you already know about your ancestor to determine if it is the correct family or person. You may need to compare several images before you find your ancestor. 
*The approximate date the event occurred
 
*The name of the individual or individuals such as the names of the bride and groom
 
  
==== 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/2023222/waypoints Browse Page] then:'''<br>⇒Select "Record Category" <br>⇒Select "Record Type, Volume, and Year Range"
  
To search the collection <br>⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page <br>⇒Select "Record Category" <br>⇒Select "Record Type, Volume, and Year Range" which takes you to the images.
 
  
Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:
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For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].
  
*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.  
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{{Tip | More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2023222 Idaho, Twin Falls county records, 1906-1988]. Some catalog records link to multiple references. In this case, click on a digital image to find a camera icon to see images.}}
*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.
 
  
==== Using the Information ====
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
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Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members.  
  
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. 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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=== I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now? ===
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*Use the age to calculate the birth date to find other records such as birth, christening, marriage, census, and death records.
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*Use the probate date as a substitute death date.
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*Use the name of the undertaker, mortuary, or cemetery to find funeral and cemetery records.
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*Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.
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*Use the occupations to find employment or military records.  
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*Use the information to find additional family members.
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*Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.  
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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.
  
*Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information.  
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=== I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking for, What Now? === 
*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth of each partner to find a couple's birth records and parents' names.  
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*Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc.  Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.  
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*Collect entries for every person who has the same surname.  This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records.
*Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.  
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*If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search.  
*Use the parent’s birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.
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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.  
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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. 
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*Search the indexes and records of [[Idaho, United States Genealogy]].
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*Search in the [[Idaho Archives and Libraries]].
  
==== Tips to Keep in Mind ====
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== Citing This Collection ==
  
*Occupations listed can lead you to other types of records such as employment or military 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.  
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
 
*Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800s.
 
*There is some variation in the information given from one record to another record.
 
*The name of the officiator may be a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county.
 
*The name of the undertaker, mortuary, or cemetery could lead you to funeral and cemetery records, which often include the names and residences of other family members.  
 
*Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname. This is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
 
*Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have been born, married, or died in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
 
  
==== Unable to Find Your Ancestor?  ====
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<br> '''Collection Citation''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Idaho, Twin Falls County Records, 1906-1988" Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Twin Falls County Courthouse, Twin Falls, Idaho.}} <br><br>
  
*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
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'''Image Citation'''<br> {{Image Citation Link
*Check for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume.
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*Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.
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== Related Websites  ==
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'''[[Idaho,_Twin_Falls_County_Records_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records)#Citing_This_Collection#top|Top of Page]]'''
 
 
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~idtwinfa/ Twin Falls County, Idaho GenWeb Project]
 
 
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
 
 
[[Twin Falls County, Idaho]]
 
 
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
 
 
 
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
 
 
Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box: [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/records/collection/2023222/waypoints Idaho, Twin Falls County Records, 1906-1988]
 
 
 
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 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.
 
  
{{Collection citation | text= "Idaho, Twin Falls County Records, 1906-1988" Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013.}}
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
  
[[Idaho, Twin Falls County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Twin Falls, Idaho, United States
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Flag of Idaho
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Location of Twin Falls, Idaho
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Location of Idaho
Record Description
Record Type County Records
Collection years 1906-1988
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites


What is in the Collection?

This collection contains a death index, probate index, marriages, deeds, homesteads, patents discharges, and coroner's records from the Clerk of District Court, Clerk and Recorder offices in Twin Falls, Idaho. This collection is being published as images become available.

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Idaho, Twin Falls County Records, 1906-1988.

Collection Content

Coverage Map

To see a coverage map of FamilySearch's holdings of Idaho marriages, click here.

Sample Images

What Can this Collection Tell Me?

The record content varies by record type. It may include any of the following pieces of information:

  • Name of primary individual
  • Event date
  • Event place
  • Residence
  • Age
  • Sex
  • Names of parents
  • Biographical information about parents such as date and place of birth
  • Names of heirs, such as spouse, children, other relatives, or friends
  • Names of the executor, administrator, or guardian
  • Names of witnesses
  • Dates the documents were written and recorded (used to approximate event dates since a will was usually written near the time of death)
  • Description and value of property or land
  • Occupation

How Do I Search the Collection?

To begin your search it is helpful to know at least one of the following:

  • The name of your ancestor.
  • The approximate date the event occurred.
  • The place where the event occurred.
  • The name of family members and their relationships.

Compare the information on the image to what you already know about your ancestor to determine if it is the correct family or person. You may need to compare several images before you find your ancestor.

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page then:
⇒Select "Record Category"
⇒Select "Record Type, Volume, and Year Range"


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

What Do I Do Next?

Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members.

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Use the age to calculate the birth date to find other records such as birth, christening, marriage, census, and death records.
  • Use the probate date as a substitute death date.
  • Use the name of the undertaker, mortuary, or cemetery to find funeral and cemetery records.
  • Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.
  • Use the occupations to find employment or military records.
  • Use the information to find additional family members.
  • Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
  • Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.

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

  • Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • Collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records.
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search.
  • 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.
  • Search the indexes and records of Idaho, United States Genealogy.
  • Search in the Idaho Archives and Libraries.

Citing 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, Twin Falls County Records, 1906-1988" Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Twin Falls County Courthouse, Twin Falls, Idaho.

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, Twin Falls County Records, 1906-1988.


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