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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Idaho|Idaho]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Idaho County''  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Idaho Genealogy|Idaho]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Idaho County'''<br>
  
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Guide to '''Idaho County, Idaho genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.<br>[[Image:Crooked Creek in Gospel Hump Wilderness.jpg|thumb|right|200px|<center>
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Crooked Creek in Gospel Hump Wilderness, Idaho County, Idaho</center>]]
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{{Click|Image:ID_ORP.png|Idaho Online Genealogy Records}}  
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'''Quick start:'''
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*[[Idaho County, Idaho#Census|Census]]
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*[[Idaho County, Idaho#Birth|Birth]]
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*[[Idaho County, Idaho#Marriage|Marriage]]
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*[[Idaho County, Idaho#Death|Death]]
  
 
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| state = Idaho
 
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=== County Information  ===
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==== Idaho County, Idaho Record Dates  ====
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 123-139. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992</ref></center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Idaho County, Idaho Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Idaho County, Idaho Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Idaho County, Idaho Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Idaho County, Idaho Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Idaho County, Idaho Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Idaho County, Idaho Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1907
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=== Quick Facts  ===
 
=== Quick Facts  ===
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{{Wikipedia|Idaho County, Idaho}}  
 
{{Wikipedia|Idaho County, Idaho}}  
  
An excellent [http://www.idahocounty.org/idaho-county-history.html brief history of Idaho County] is available on the official website of the county.  
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An excellent [http://idahocounty.org/idaho-county-history/ History of Idaho County] is available on the official website of the county.  
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
'''9 January 1869:''' [[Lemhi County, Idaho|Lemhi County]] created from part of Idaho County  
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'''9 January 1869:''' [[Lemhi County, Idaho Genealogy|Lemhi County]] created from part of Idaho County  
  
'''26 February 1917:''' [[Valley County, Idaho|Valley County]] created from parts of Boise and Idaho Counties  
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'''26 February 1917:''' [[Valley County, Idaho Genealogy|Valley County]] created from parts of Boise and Idaho Counties  
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
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=== Places/Localities  ===
  
 
{{Idaho County, Idaho}} The preceding list of places includes incorporated cities and towns, unincorporated towns and communities, and place names that may have been used in family histories. Some have well-organized records and even have web sites. Some are simply social communities with no official records, but which may be referenced in small-town newspapers. The list is provided to help researchers identify localities within the county. As records or histories of these localities are identified, a page will be added for each of these place names.  
 
{{Idaho County, Idaho}} The preceding list of places includes incorporated cities and towns, unincorporated towns and communities, and place names that may have been used in family histories. Some have well-organized records and even have web sites. Some are simply social communities with no official records, but which may be referenced in small-town newspapers. The list is provided to help researchers identify localities within the county. As records or histories of these localities are identified, a page will be added for each of these place names.  
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A list of places in Idaho County can be found on [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Lists_of_places_in_Idaho List of Idaho Towns].  
 
A list of places in Idaho County can be found on [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Lists_of_places_in_Idaho List of Idaho Towns].  
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Resources  ===
  
Many of the older court, land, naturalization, probate, pension, and vital records for Idaho County have been microfilmed and are available at the {{FHL|207473|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}} in Salt Lake City and through their family history centers. They are also available at the [http://history.idaho.gov/ Idaho State&nbsp;Archives] in Boise. Details of the county records in these respective institutions can be obtained from their online catalogs or listings. Original records which have been microfilmed and more recent records are in the county courthouse in Grangeville<ref>Idaho State Historical Society Reference Series, Number 10, ''Counties and County Seats'', Reissued July, 1991.</ref>.  
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The types of records that follow are used for genealogy and family history. Most tell what you may learn and how to locate the records. Links to Internet sites usually go directly to {{PAGENAME}} entries with names, images, or information.  
  
=== Cemeteries  ===
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{{Tip|Don't overlook {{FHL|United States, Idaho, Idaho|place|disp={{PAGENAME}}}} items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see [https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/United_States_Archives_and_Libraries Archives and Libraries].}}
  
{{RAOGKcemetery}}The [http://www.idgenweb.org/ Idaho GenWeb Project], [http://idaho.idgenweb.org/ Idaho County] has a listing of all [http://idaho.idgenweb.org/Cemeteries/cemeteries_of_idaho_county.htm Idaho County cemeteries], along with many cemetery photos. In addition, there is a [http://idaho.idgenweb.org/Cemeteries/countymap.html clickable map] showing the locations of all the cemeteries.  
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<br> Many of the older court, land, naturalization, probate, pension, and vital records for Idaho County have been microfilmed and are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City and through their family history centers. They are also available at the [http://history.idaho.gov/archives-collections Idaho State Archives] in Boise. Details of the county records in these respective institutions can be obtained from their online catalogs or listings. Original records which have been microfilmed and more recent records are in the county courthouse in Grangeville<ref>Idaho State Historical Society Reference Series, Number 10, ''Counties and County Seats'', Reissued July, 1991.</ref>.
  
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=== Cemeteries  ===
 
There are many cemeteries in Idaho County. For a list of those that have been identified, and links to transcriptions and/or photographs of tombstones, go to [[Idaho County, Idaho Cemetery Records|Idaho County, Idaho Cemetery Records]].  
 
There are many cemeteries in Idaho County. For a list of those that have been identified, and links to transcriptions and/or photographs of tombstones, go to [[Idaho County, Idaho Cemetery Records|Idaho County, Idaho Cemetery Records]].  
  
For the cemeteries in or immediately adjacent to the cities, please see the city pages for the cities listed above.  
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For the cemeteries in or immediately adjacent to the cities, please see the city pages for the cities listed above.
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.org/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=15&GScnty=670&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=670 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://idaho.idgenweb.org/Cemeteries/cemeteries_of_idaho_county.htm IDGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Idaho+Idaho&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Idaho&county=Idaho&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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=== Census  ===
 
=== Census  ===
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The 1890 federal census for Idaho was destroyed. However, the Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library is creating a list of [http://www.history.idaho.gov/idaho-1890-reconstructed-census 1890 Idaho residents] by indexing a variety of records, 1885-1894. This reconstructed list will substitute for the destroyed 1890 federal census. <br>
  
For a summary of census records for the state of Idaho, see [[Idaho Census|Idaho Census Records]].  
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For a summary of census records for the state of Idaho, see [[Idaho Census|Idaho Census Records]].
 
 
The 1890 federal census for Idaho was destroyed. However, the Idaho State Archives is creating a list of [http://history.idaho.org/1890_census.html 1890 Idaho residents] by indexing a variety of records, 1885-1894. This reconstructed list will substitute for the destroyed 1890 federal census. Idaho County is included in this reconstructed census.
 
 
 
=== Church  ===
 
 
 
St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church<br>(208) 983-0403 <br>[http://stspeterandpaulparish.org/ stspeterandpaulparish.org/]
 
 
 
United Methodist Church of Grangeville <br>(208) 983-0310 <br>[http://www.umc.org www.umc.org]
 
 
 
Saint Catherine of Siena Parish <br>(208) 935-2130 <br>[http://saintcatherines.weebly.com/ http://saintcatherines.weebly.com/]
 
  
Church of the Nazarene <br>(208) 983-0552 <br>[http://www.nazarene.org www.nazarene.org]
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=== Churches  ===
  
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints <br>(208) 983-2110 <br>[http://www.lds.org www.lds.org]  
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*St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church<br>(208) 983-0403 <br>[http://stspeterandpaulparish.org/ stspeterandpaulparish.org/]
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*United Methodist Church of Grangeville <br>(208) 983-0310 <br>
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*Saint Catherine of Siena Parish <br>(208) 935-2130 <br>[http://saintcatherines.weebly.com/ http://saintcatherines.weebly.com/]
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*Church of the Nazarene <br>(208) 983-0552 <br>
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*Grangeville Seventh Day Adventist Church <br>(208) 935-0388 <br>[www.grangevilleadventist.org Grangeville Church]
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*Trinity Lutheran Church of Grangeville <br>(208) 983-0562 <br>[http://www.Grangevilletrinitylutheran.org Grangeville Lutheran]
  
Kamiah Seventh Day Adventist Church <br>(208) 935-0388 <br>[http://www.adventist.org www.adventist.org]  
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===== The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons)  =====
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*The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints <br>(208) 983-2110
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In 1930, Idaho County was part of [http://jared.pratt-family.org/parley_family_histories/nephi_pratt_northwestern.html Northwestern States Mission]  
  
Trinity Lutheran Church of Grangeville <br>(208) 983-0562 <br>[http://www.Grangevilletrinitylutheran.org www.Grangevilletrinitylutheran.org]
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*The following are local congregations (wards) which existed in Idaho County, Idaho prior to 1950.
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**For original or later records, check with the [[Church History Library]] in Salt Lake City.
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**Many of the records to about 1948 are available at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]] in Salt Lake City and at its [https://www.familysearch.org/locations FamilySearch Centers]. original county.
  
 
=== County Commissioners' Records  ===
 
=== County Commissioners' Records  ===
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=== Court Records  ===
 
=== Court Records  ===
  
Some of the early court records of&nbsp;Idaho County, Idaho have been microfilmed and are available at the [http://history.idaho.gov/County_Records_ISHS_microfilm.pdf Idaho State Archives] in Boise, Idaho. The records filmed include civil suits, divorce papers, judgment dockets, etc. Copies of these microfilmed court records are also available at the {{FHL|535564|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}} in Salt Lake City, Utah or at any of the Library's [https://www.familysearch.org/locations Family History Centers.] Additional court records and more recent records are housed at the&nbsp;Idaho County courthouse in Grangeville, and can be accessed by making a visit there.  
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Some of the early court records of Idaho County, Idaho have been microfilmed and are available at the [http://history.idaho.gov/archives-collections Idaho State Archives] in Boise, Idaho. The records filmed include civil suits, divorce papers, judgment dockets, etc. Copies of these microfilmed court records are also available at the {{FHL|535564|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}} in Salt Lake City, Utah or at any of the Library's [https://www.familysearch.org/locations Family History Centers.] Additional court records and more recent records are housed at the Idaho County courthouse in Grangeville, and can be accessed by making a visit there.  
  
Some of the records of the courts of&nbsp;Idaho County that have been microfilmed include:  
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Some of the records of the courts of Idaho County that have been microfilmed include:  
  
*Power of attorney, 1878-1958; index, 1878-1895&nbsp;
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*Power of attorney, 1878-1958; index, 1878-1895  
 
*Separate property of married women, 1898-1903; index, 1898-1903<br>
 
*Separate property of married women, 1898-1903; index, 1898-1903<br>
  
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=== History  ===
 
=== History  ===
  
The official [http://www.idahocounty.org/idaho-county-history.html Idaho County website] includes an "Our History" page.  
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The official [http://idahocounty.org/idaho-county-history/ Idaho County website] includes an "Our History" page.  
  
The digitized book [http://www.archive.org/details/illustratedhisto00slwe An illustrated history of north Idaho&nbsp;: embracing Nez Perces, Idaho, Latah, Kootenai and Shoshone counties, state of Idaho ]is available online at archive.org.<br>  
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The digitized book [http://www.archive.org/details/illustratedhisto00slwe An illustrated history of north Idaho embracing Nez Perce, Idaho, Latah, Kootenai and Shoshone counties, state of Idaho] is available online at archive.org.<br>  
  
 
[http://www.worldcat.org WorldCat.org] is an excellent resource for locating published and archival materials on the history of Idaho County. Books include:  
 
[http://www.worldcat.org WorldCat.org] is an excellent resource for locating published and archival materials on the history of Idaho County. Books include:  
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*Over a century of murder in Idaho County, 1861-1994, by Idaho County Historical Society and the Bicentennial Historical Museum
 
*Over a century of murder in Idaho County, 1861-1994, by Idaho County Historical Society and the Bicentennial Historical Museum
  
Note: This is not a comprehensive list. Many other works exist. WorldCat lists materials on history, biography, ethnic and religious groups, and other features of Idaho County.  
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Note: This is not a comprehensive list. Many other works exist. WorldCat lists materials on history, biography, ethnic and religious groups, and other features of Idaho County.
  
 
=== Land  ===
 
=== Land  ===
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=== Maps  ===
 
=== Maps  ===
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[[Image:Ididaho.jpg|300px|Ididaho.jpg]]
  
 
*An 1895 map of&nbsp;Idaho and surrounding counties is [http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/ID/County/idaho.htm available online].  
 
*An 1895 map of&nbsp;Idaho and surrounding counties is [http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/ID/County/idaho.htm available online].  
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=== Military  ===
 
=== Military  ===
  
World War I draft registration cards, 1917-1918, for Idaho County have been microfilmed. Copies of these records are available at the Family History Library (their {{FHL|746974|title-id|disp=microfilm number 1452216}}) and are also [http://content.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=6482&path=Idaho.Idaho+County available online] at Ancestry.com, for a subscription fee. The original cards are maintained in the Southeast Regional Archives of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in East Point, Georgia and have been microfilmed by the National Archives as their Microcopy M1509.  
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World War I draft registration cards, 1917-1918, for Idaho County have been microfilmed. Copies of these records are available at the Family History Library (their {{FHL|746974|title-id|disp=microfilm number 1452216}}) and are also at[http://content.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=6482&path=Idaho.Idaho+County Ancestry.com], for a subscription fee. The original cards are maintained in the Southeast Regional Archives of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in East Point, Georgia and have been microfilmed by the National Archives as their Microcopy M1509.
  
 
=== Miscellaneous Series  ===
 
=== Miscellaneous Series  ===
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Often overlooked by the genealogist, this group of volumes '''may''' contain affidavits for citizenship, final disposition of estates, divorce decrees, and many other types of valuable documents. The content varies from county to county, year to year and from clerk to clerk. When the estate case files, civil or criminal files are not available or have been destroyed, you may find key documents recorded here. Most counties will have an index to this series and it is a '''must''' search if the information you are seeking is not found elsewhere.  
 
Often overlooked by the genealogist, this group of volumes '''may''' contain affidavits for citizenship, final disposition of estates, divorce decrees, and many other types of valuable documents. The content varies from county to county, year to year and from clerk to clerk. When the estate case files, civil or criminal files are not available or have been destroyed, you may find key documents recorded here. Most counties will have an index to this series and it is a '''must''' search if the information you are seeking is not found elsewhere.  
  
Both the Idaho State Archives in Boise, Idaho, and the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah have copies of the miscellaneous record of&nbsp;Idaho County. The originals are held in the&nbsp;Idaho County courthouse in Grangeville, Idaho and can be accessed by visiting there. Copies in the [http://history.idaho.gov/County_Records_ISHS_microfilm.pdf Idaho State Archives] are available for viewing in Boise. Those held by the {{FHL|364782|title-id|disp=Family History Library}} can be viewed either at the Library in Salt Lake City or at any of its [https://www.familysearch.org/locations Family History Centers.]  
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Both the Idaho State Archives in Boise, Idaho, and the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah have copies of the miscellaneous record of Idaho County. The originals are held in the Idaho County courthouse in Grangeville, Idaho and can be accessed by visiting there. Copies in the [http://history.idaho.gov/archives-collections Idaho State Archives] are available for viewing in Boise. Those held by the Family History Library can be viewed either at the Library in Salt Lake City or at any of its [https://www.familysearch.org/locations Family History Centers.]
  
 
=== Naturalization  ===
 
=== Naturalization  ===
  
The original naturalization records of Idaho County that have been transferred to the Idaho State Archives in Boise have been indexed in their [http://history.idaho.gov/naturalization.html Index to Naturalizations].  
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The original naturalization records of Idaho County that have been transferred to the Idaho State Archives in Boise have been indexed in their [http://history.idaho.gov/naturalization Index to Naturalizations].
  
 
=== Newspapers  ===
 
=== Newspapers  ===
  
 
===== Current  =====
 
===== Current  =====
 
{{RAOGKobituary}}
 
  
 
*[http://www.cottonwoodchronicle.com/ Cottonwood Chronicle]  
 
*[http://www.cottonwoodchronicle.com/ Cottonwood Chronicle]  
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=== Pension Records  ===
 
=== Pension Records  ===
  
[http://history.idaho.gov/pension.html Mothers' Pensions] were provided by the State of Idaho for widows and/or orphans, under certain conditions. Petitions for those pensions were filed with the probate court in each county. The original papers for several counties have been transferred to the Idaho State Archives in Boise and have been indexed.&nbsp;Idaho County Mothers' Pensions are included in that index.  
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[http://history.idaho.gov/mothers-pension Mothers' Pensions] were provided by the State of Idaho for widows and/or orphans, under certain conditions. Petitions for those pensions were filed with the probate court in each county. The original papers for several counties have been transferred to the Idaho State Archives in Boise and have been indexed. Idaho County Mothers' Pensions are included in that index.  
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=== Probate  ===
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'''Online Probate Records'''
  
=== Probate  ===
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*'''1857 – 1989''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9047 Idaho Wills and Probate Records 1857-1989] at Ancestry.com $
  
Generally speaking, probate records are kept at the county level and can be accessed at the [http://www.idahocounty.org/ county courthouse] in the county in which the transaction took place.&nbsp; This would be Grangeville in Idaho County.  
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Generally speaking, probate records are kept at the county level and can be accessed at the [http://www.idahocounty.org/ county courthouse] in the county in which the transaction took place. This would be Grangeville in Idaho County.  
  
There are copies of some early probate records available at the {{FHL|535621|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}} in Salt Lake or at one of&nbsp;its affiliate f[https://www.familysearch.org/locations amily history centers.]  
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There are copies of some early probate records available at the {{FHL|535621|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}} in Salt Lake or at one of its [https://www.familysearch.org/locations family history centers.]  
  
The [http://history.idaho.gov/County_Records_ISHS_microfilm.pdf Idaho State Archives<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1285684444171_80" />] has also made microfilm copies of some of the earlier Idaho County probate records, and these can be viewed by visiting the Archives in Boise, Idaho.  
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The [http://history.idaho.gov/archives-collections Idaho State Archives<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1285684444171_80" />] has also made microfilm copies of some of the earlier Idaho County probate records, and these can be viewed by visiting the Archives in Boise, Idaho.
  
 
=== Taxation  ===
 
=== Taxation  ===
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===== Birth  =====
 
===== Birth  =====
  
The birth registers for Idaho County, 1907-1911 have been microfilmed and are available at the Idaho State&nbsp;Archives in Boise and at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. Birth records, 1911 to present, for individuals born in Idaho County are included in and recorded at the state level. These records are restricted for a period of one hundred years from the time of the individual's birth but can be obtained by following the guidelines as issued by the State of Idaho. See the [[Idaho Vital Records]] section under the subject Idaho for more details.  
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'''Online Records'''
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*'''1861 - 1911''' {{RecordSearch|2110744|Idaho, Birth Index, 1861-1911}} at [https://familysearch.org/search| FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1883 - 1929''' {{RecordSearch|1951759|Idaho County Birth and Death Records 1883-1929}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
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The birth registers for Idaho County, 1907-1911 have been microfilmed and are available at the Idaho State Archives in Boise and at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. Birth records, 1911 to present, for individuals born in Idaho County are included in and recorded at the state level. These records are restricted for a period of one hundred years from the time of the individual's birth but can be obtained by following the guidelines as issued by the State of Idaho. See the [[Idaho Vital Records]] section under the subject Idaho for more details.  
  
In the [[Idaho Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] records, there are 152 births or christenings listed for Idaho County.  
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In the [[Idaho Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] records, there are 152 births or christenings listed for Idaho County.
  
 
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===== Marriage  =====
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Over 2800 marriages, 1862-1929, are listed on the [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].  
 
Over 2800 marriages, 1862-1929, are listed on the [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].  
  
There are 4558 marriages from Idaho County online&nbsp;at [[Idaho Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]].  
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There are 4558 marriages from Idaho County online at [[Idaho Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]].  
  
 
===== Death  =====
 
===== Death  =====
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'''Online Records'''
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*'''1883 - 1929''' {{RecordSearch|1951759|Idaho County Birth and Death Records 1883-1929}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1938 - 1961''' {{RecordSearch|2612577|Idaho Death Certificates, 1938-1961}} at [https://familysearch.org/search| FamilySearch] — index
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The Death Registers for Idaho County, 1907-1911, have been microfilmed and are available at the Idaho State&nbsp;Archives in Boise and at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. After 1911, deaths occurring in Idaho County are included in the state-wide registration program. These records are restricted for a period of fifty years from the time of the individual's death but can be obtained by following the guidelines as mandated by the State of Idaho. See the [[Idaho Vital Records|'''Vital Records''']] section under [[Idaho Vital Records]] for details.  
 
The Death Registers for Idaho County, 1907-1911, have been microfilmed and are available at the Idaho State&nbsp;Archives in Boise and at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. After 1911, deaths occurring in Idaho County are included in the state-wide registration program. These records are restricted for a period of fifty years from the time of the individual's death but can be obtained by following the guidelines as mandated by the State of Idaho. See the [[Idaho Vital Records|'''Vital Records''']] section under [[Idaho Vital Records]] for details.  
  
Copies of death certificates from 1911-1954 are on microfilm and can be used at the Idaho State&nbsp;Archives (PARL)&nbsp;in Boise, the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, BYU-Idaho University Library in Rexburg and several other locations.  
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Copies of death certificates from 1911-1954 are on microfilm and can be used at the Idaho State Archives (PARL) in Boise, the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, BYU-Idaho University Library in Rexburg and several other locations.  
  
A state-wide index to Idaho Deaths, 1911-1956 is available online. Efforts to expand this index to 1960 are underway. Another version is Idaho Death Index 1911-1956. See:&nbsp; [http://www.deathindexes.com/idaho/index.html www.deathindexes.com/idaho/index.html]  
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A state-wide index to Idaho Deaths, 1911-1956 is available online. Efforts to expand this index to 1960 are underway. Another version is Idaho Death Index 1911-1956. See: [http://www.deathindexes.com/idaho/index.html www.deathindexes.com/idaho/index.html]  
  
There are also 563 Idaho County death records online at [[Idaho Vital Records|Death Records and Burials]]  
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There are also 563 Idaho County death records online at [[Idaho Vital Records|Death Records and Burials]]
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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=== Societies and Libraries  ===
  
 
Many public libraries provide internet access to sites of value to the family historian. Some have special collections of historical and cultural interest, as well. The following libraries may have some resources of value, but use of some or all of them may require a visit to the library.  
 
Many public libraries provide internet access to sites of value to the family historian. Some have special collections of historical and cultural interest, as well. The following libraries may have some resources of value, but use of some or all of them may require a visit to the library.  
  
*[http://www.historicalmuseumatstgertrude.com/ Historical Museum at St. Gertrude]<br>465 Keuterville Rd.<br>Cottonwood, ID 83522-5183<br>(208)962-2050<br>FAX (208)962-2059  
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*[http://www.historicalmuseumatstgertrude.org/collections.html Historical Museum at St. Gertrude]<br>465 Keuterville Rd.<br>Cottonwood, ID 83522-5183<br>(208)962-2050<br>FAX (208)962-2059  
 
*[http://www.rigginsidaho.org/library.html Salmon River Public Library]<br>126 N Main St<br>Riggins, ID 83549<br>Phone: (208) 628-3394<br>
 
*[http://www.rigginsidaho.org/library.html Salmon River Public Library]<br>126 N Main St<br>Riggins, ID 83549<br>Phone: (208) 628-3394<br>
  
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Grangeville Idaho Family History Center]]  
 
*[[Grangeville Idaho Family History Center]]  
*&nbsp;[[Kamiah Idaho Family History Center]]
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*[[Kamiah Idaho Family History Center]]
  
== Web Sites  ==
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=== Web Sites  ===
  
 
*Official [http://www.idahocounty.org Idaho County website]  
 
*Official [http://www.idahocounty.org Idaho County website]  
 
*[http://idaho.idgenweb.org/ The Idaho County Idaho GenWeb Project], a member of [http://www.idgenweb.org/ The IDGenWeb Project], an affiliate of [http://www.usgenweb.org/ The USGenWeb Project]  
 
*[http://idaho.idgenweb.org/ The Idaho County Idaho GenWeb Project], a member of [http://www.idgenweb.org/ The IDGenWeb Project], an affiliate of [http://www.usgenweb.org/ The USGenWeb Project]  
*{{FHL|207473|subject-id|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL|207473|subject-id|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/ID/Idaho/ Idaho County, Idaho Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/ID/Idaho/ Idaho County, Idaho Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
== References  ==
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=== References  ===
  
 
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Guide to Idaho County, Idaho genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Idaho County, Idaho
Map
Map of Idaho highlighting Idaho County
Location in the state of Idaho
Map of the U.S. highlighting Idaho
Location of Idaho in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 4, 1864
County Seat Grangeville
Courthouse
Id-idaho-ch.jpg
Address 320 West Main St.
Grangeville, ID 83530
Website: www.idahocounty.org


County Information

Idaho County, Idaho Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1907 1863 1907 1870 1862 1865

Quick Facts

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Idaho County, Idaho

An excellent History of Idaho County is available on the official website of the county.

Parent County

4 February 1864: Idaho County was created as an original county. [2]

Boundary Changes

9 January 1869: Lemhi County created from part of Idaho County

26 February 1917: Valley County created from parts of Boise and Idaho Counties

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places/Localities

The preceding list of places includes incorporated cities and towns, unincorporated towns and communities, and place names that may have been used in family histories. Some have well-organized records and even have web sites. Some are simply social communities with no official records, but which may be referenced in small-town newspapers. The list is provided to help researchers identify localities within the county. As records or histories of these localities are identified, a page will be added for each of these place names.


A list of places in Idaho County can be found on List of Idaho Towns.

Resources

The types of records that follow are used for genealogy and family history. Most tell what you may learn and how to locate the records. Links to Internet sites usually go directly to Idaho County, Idaho Genealogy entries with names, images, or information.


Many of the older court, land, naturalization, probate, pension, and vital records for Idaho County have been microfilmed and are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City and through their family history centers. They are also available at the Idaho State Archives in Boise. Details of the county records in these respective institutions can be obtained from their online catalogs or listings. Original records which have been microfilmed and more recent records are in the county courthouse in Grangeville[3].

Cemeteries

There are many cemeteries in Idaho County. For a list of those that have been identified, and links to transcriptions and/or photographs of tombstones, go to Idaho County, Idaho Cemetery Records.

For the cemeteries in or immediately adjacent to the cities, please see the city pages for the cities listed above.


Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
IDGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
IDGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
Idaho Gravestones
Billion Graves
See Idaho Cemeteries for more information.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
19009,121
191012,38435.8%
192011,759−5.0%
193010,107−14.0%
194012,69125.6%
195011,423−10.0%
196013,54218.6%
197012,891−4.8%
198014,76914.6%
199013,783−6.7%
200015,51112.5%
sources:[4][5]


The 1890 federal census for Idaho was destroyed. However, the Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library is creating a list of 1890 Idaho residents by indexing a variety of records, 1885-1894. This reconstructed list will substitute for the destroyed 1890 federal census.

For a summary of census records for the state of Idaho, see Idaho Census Records.

Churches

  • St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church
    (208) 983-0403
    stspeterandpaulparish.org/
  • United Methodist Church of Grangeville
    (208) 983-0310
  • Saint Catherine of Siena Parish
    (208) 935-2130
    http://saintcatherines.weebly.com/
  • Church of the Nazarene
    (208) 983-0552
  • Grangeville Seventh Day Adventist Church
    (208) 935-0388
    [www.grangevilleadventist.org Grangeville Church]
  • Trinity Lutheran Church of Grangeville
    (208) 983-0562
    Grangeville Lutheran
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons)
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
    (208) 983-2110

In 1930, Idaho County was part of Northwestern States Mission

  • The following are local congregations (wards) which existed in Idaho County, Idaho prior to 1950.

County Commissioners' Records

The minute books of the County Commissioners contain interesting tidbits of history about the county as well as the names of individuals appealing to the County Commissioners for action on issues of concern to them. Minutes of those meetings were recorded from the formation of the county, for most counties. Some counties now post the minutes of current meetings online.

Most of these records have been preserved in the county courthouses of the State of Idaho. Few have been microfilmed. Contact the county clerk for information about years covered and availability.

Court Records

Some of the early court records of Idaho County, Idaho have been microfilmed and are available at the Idaho State Archives in Boise, Idaho. The records filmed include civil suits, divorce papers, judgment dockets, etc. Copies of these microfilmed court records are also available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah or at any of the Library's Family History Centers. Additional court records and more recent records are housed at the Idaho County courthouse in Grangeville, and can be accessed by making a visit there.

Some of the records of the courts of Idaho County that have been microfilmed include:

  • Power of attorney, 1878-1958; index, 1878-1895
  • Separate property of married women, 1898-1903; index, 1898-1903
Judgment Books
  • Judgments, 1870-1930; index, ca. 1870-1900

History

The official Idaho County website includes an "Our History" page.

The digitized book An illustrated history of north Idaho embracing Nez Perce, Idaho, Latah, Kootenai and Shoshone counties, state of Idaho is available online at archive.org.

WorldCat.org is an excellent resource for locating published and archival materials on the history of Idaho County. Books include:

  • Pioneer days in Idaho County, by M Alfreda Elsensohn; Eugene F Hoy
  • Idaho County voices : a people's history from the pioneers to the present, by Zona Chedsey; Carolyn Frei
  • Major Fenn's country, by Neal Parsell
  • Idaho County newspaper items, 1886-1903, by Carol Anglen
  • River & prairie "news", 1904-1913 : (Idaho County's brides, babies, burials n' bullets), by Carol Anglen
  • Times past : a photographic history of Idaho County, by the Idaho County Free Press
  • Over a century of murder in Idaho County, 1861-1994, by Idaho County Historical Society and the Bicentennial Historical Museum

Note: This is not a comprehensive list. Many other works exist. WorldCat lists materials on history, biography, ethnic and religious groups, and other features of Idaho County.

Land

Included with the standard county land records are Indian patents, 1895-1909, mostly for some of the Nez Perce Indians.

Maps

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Military

World War I draft registration cards, 1917-1918, for Idaho County have been microfilmed. Copies of these records are available at the Family History Library (their microfilm number 1452216) and are also atAncestry.com, for a subscription fee. The original cards are maintained in the Southeast Regional Archives of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in East Point, Georgia and have been microfilmed by the National Archives as their Microcopy M1509.

Miscellaneous Series

Often overlooked by the genealogist, this group of volumes may contain affidavits for citizenship, final disposition of estates, divorce decrees, and many other types of valuable documents. The content varies from county to county, year to year and from clerk to clerk. When the estate case files, civil or criminal files are not available or have been destroyed, you may find key documents recorded here. Most counties will have an index to this series and it is a must search if the information you are seeking is not found elsewhere.

Both the Idaho State Archives in Boise, Idaho, and the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah have copies of the miscellaneous record of Idaho County. The originals are held in the Idaho County courthouse in Grangeville, Idaho and can be accessed by visiting there. Copies in the Idaho State Archives are available for viewing in Boise. Those held by the Family History Library can be viewed either at the Library in Salt Lake City or at any of its Family History Centers.

Naturalization

The original naturalization records of Idaho County that have been transferred to the Idaho State Archives in Boise have been indexed in their Index to Naturalizations.

Newspapers

Current
Historical

Boise News- 1863:9:29-1864:10:22 Idaho mountaineer - 1941:5:15-1958:6:26 Idaho patriot - 1864:10:9 Idaho times - 1866:11:2 Idaho world, 1864 - 1864:10:29-1918:11:1 Idaho world, 1958 - 958:1:2-9999 Ladies mite - 864:7:10

Pension Records

Mothers' Pensions were provided by the State of Idaho for widows and/or orphans, under certain conditions. Petitions for those pensions were filed with the probate court in each county. The original papers for several counties have been transferred to the Idaho State Archives in Boise and have been indexed. Idaho County Mothers' Pensions are included in that index.

Probate

Online Probate Records

Generally speaking, probate records are kept at the county level and can be accessed at the county courthouse in the county in which the transaction took place. This would be Grangeville in Idaho County.

There are copies of some early probate records available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake or at one of its family history centers.

The Idaho State Archives has also made microfilm copies of some of the earlier Idaho County probate records, and these can be viewed by visiting the Archives in Boise, Idaho.

Taxation

Any existing tax assessment rolls for Idaho County should be in the courthouse in Grangeville and would need to be accessed by visiting there.

Vital Records

Birth

Online Records


The birth registers for Idaho County, 1907-1911 have been microfilmed and are available at the Idaho State Archives in Boise and at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. Birth records, 1911 to present, for individuals born in Idaho County are included in and recorded at the state level. These records are restricted for a period of one hundred years from the time of the individual's birth but can be obtained by following the guidelines as issued by the State of Idaho. See the Idaho Vital Records section under the subject Idaho for more details.

In the Idaho Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records) records, there are 152 births or christenings listed for Idaho County.

Marriage

Over 2800 marriages, 1862-1929, are listed on the Western States Marriage Index.

There are 4558 marriages from Idaho County online at Idaho Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records).

Death

Online Records


The Death Registers for Idaho County, 1907-1911, have been microfilmed and are available at the Idaho State Archives in Boise and at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. After 1911, deaths occurring in Idaho County are included in the state-wide registration program. These records are restricted for a period of fifty years from the time of the individual's death but can be obtained by following the guidelines as mandated by the State of Idaho. See the Vital Records section under Idaho Vital Records for details.

Copies of death certificates from 1911-1954 are on microfilm and can be used at the Idaho State Archives (PARL) in Boise, the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, BYU-Idaho University Library in Rexburg and several other locations.

A state-wide index to Idaho Deaths, 1911-1956 is available online. Efforts to expand this index to 1960 are underway. Another version is Idaho Death Index 1911-1956. See: www.deathindexes.com/idaho/index.html

There are also 563 Idaho County death records online at Death Records and Burials

Societies and Libraries

Many public libraries provide internet access to sites of value to the family historian. Some have special collections of historical and cultural interest, as well. The following libraries may have some resources of value, but use of some or all of them may require a visit to the library.

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Web Sites

References

  1. Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 123-139. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Idaho State Historical Society Reference Series, Number 10, Counties and County Seats, Reissued July, 1991.
  4. census.gov - Idaho population by county, 1900-90 accessed 2009-05-03
  5. quickfacts.census.gov - Canyon County accessed 2009-05-03