Idaho Death Certificates (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Access the records: Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937 .
- 1 Collection Time Period
- 2 Record Description
- 3 How to Use the Records
- 4 Record History
- 5 Related Web Sites
- 6 Related Wiki Articles
- 7 Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections
- 8 Sources of Information for This Collection:
Collection Time Period
The records cover from 1911 to 1937.
Each death was recorded on a pre-printed form.
Key genealogical facts found in most Idaho death records are:
- Name of deceased
- Marital status
- Date and place of birth
- Date and place of death and burial
- Parents names and their place of birth
- Name and address of informant
How to Use the Records
Death records are the best source of death and burial information. The death record may provide clues for further research such as date and place of birth of the individual, names of parents, place of residence, or marital status.
Statewide registration of deaths was required by law in 1911. The records are held at the State of Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. Earlier death records that may exist are held at the county level. Statewide registration of deaths began in 1911, and was generally complied with by the early 1920’s.
Why This Record Was Created
Death records were created to record deaths in Idaho in compliance with state law and to better serve public health needs.
The most reliable information is the name, date and place of death and burial. Other information will only be as reliable as the informant’s knowledge or memory.
Related Web Sites
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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the Wiki Article: How to Cite FamilySearch Collections
Please add sample citations to this article following the format guidelines in the wiki article listed above.
Examples of Source Citations for a Record In This Collection
"Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937." index and images, FamilySearch (https://[http://www.familysearch.org: accessed 9 March 2011). entry for Fred Eugene Kelly, died 3 November 1936; citing Death Certificates, FHL microfilm 1,530,933; Department of Health and Welfare, Boise, Idaho.
Sources of Information for This Collection:
Idaho. Death Certificates, 1911-1937; Index, 1911-1932. Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, Boise, Idaho.
A full bibliographic record is available in the Family History Library Catalog. The format for citing FamilySearch Historical Collections, including how to cite individual archives is found in the following link: How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections