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Guide to '''Latah County, Idaho ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.<br>[[Image:St Joe River at Red Ives.jpg|thumb|right|190px|<center>
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| county = Latah County
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| building address = [http://www.latah.id.us/ Latah County Courthouse]<br>602 Latah <br>522 S. Adams<br>P.O. Box 8068<br>Moscow, ID 83843<br>Phone: (208) 882-8580 ext. 3379<br>Fax: (208) 883-7203}}
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=== County Information  ===
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==== Latah 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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=== County Courthouse  ===
  
== County Courthouse ==
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[http://www.latah.id.us/ Latah County Courthouse]<br>522 S. Adams<br>P.O. Box 8068<br>Moscow, ID 83843<br>Phone: (208) 882-8580 ext. 3379<br>Fax: (208) 883-7203 <br><br>County Clerk Recorder has birth and death records 1907-1911, marriage, land and military discharge records from 1888 and naturalization records 1845-1898. <br>District Court has probate records from 1896, court records from 1891 and divorce records from 1940. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Latah, Idaho page 179, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
[[Image:IDlatahcourthouse.jpg|thumb|left|300px|IDlatahcourthouse.jpg]] [http://www.latah.id.us/ Latah County Courthouse]<br>522 S. Adams<br>P.O. Box 8068<br>Moscow, ID 83843<br>Phone: (208) 882-8580 ext. 3379<br>Fax: (208) 883-7203 {{RAOGKcourthouse}}<br><br>County Clerk Recorder has birth and death records 1907-1911, marriage, land and military discharge records from 1888 and naturalization records 1845-1898. <br>District Court has probate records from 1896, court records from 1891 and divorce records from 1940. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Latah, Idaho page 179, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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=== Quick Facts  ===
  
== Quick Facts ==
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==== Parent County ====
  
=== Parent County ===
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'''14 May 1888: '''Latah County was created from [[Nez Perce County, Idaho Genealogy|Nez Perce]] County.'''<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>'''
  
'''14 May 1888: '''Latah County was created from [[Nez Perce County, Idaho|Nez Perce]] County.'''<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>'''
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
=== Boundary Changes ===
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==== Record Loss ====
  
=== Record Loss  ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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=== Places/Localities  ===
  
 
{{Latah 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.  
 
{{Latah 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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This list of places in Latah County, Idaho was compiled from the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Lists_of_places_in_Idaho Lists of Places in Idaho] in Wikipedia and from the map of Latah County in [http://maps.live.com/ Virtual Earth].  
 
This list of places in Latah County, Idaho was compiled from the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Lists_of_places_in_Idaho Lists of Places in Idaho] in Wikipedia and from the map of Latah County in [http://maps.live.com/ Virtual Earth].  
  
== Resources  ==
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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.
  
Many of the older court, land, naturalization, probate, pension, and vital records for Latah County have been microfilmed and are available at the {{FHL|207509|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-archives 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 Moscow<ref>Idaho State Historical Society Reference Series, Number 10, ''Counties and County Seats'', Reissued July, 1991.</ref>.  
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{{Tip|Don't overlook {{FHL|United States, Idaho, Latah|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].}}
  
=== Cemeteries  ===
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<br> Many of the older court, land, naturalization, probate, pension, and vital records for Latah County have been microfilmed and are available at the {{FHL|207509|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-archives 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 Moscow<ref>Idaho State Historical Society Reference Series, Number 10, ''Counties and County Seats'', Reissued July, 1991.</ref>.
  
{{RAOGKcemetery}}There are many cemeteries in Latah County. For a list of those that have been identified, and links to transcriptions and/or photographs of tombstones, go to [[Latah County, Idaho Cemetery Records|Latah County, Idaho Cemetery Records]].
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==== Cemeteries  ====
  
For the cemeteries in or immediately adjacent to the cities, please see the city pages for the cities listed above.  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Latah+Idaho&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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There are many cemeteries in Latah County. For a list of those that have been identified, and links to transcriptions and/or photographs of tombstones, go to [[Latah County, Idaho Cemetery Records|Latah County, Idaho Cemetery Records]].  
  
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==== Census  ====
  
 
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<br>For a summary of census records for the state of Idaho, see [[Idaho Census|Idaho Census Records]].  
 
<br>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 [http://history.idaho.gov/idaho-state-archives Idaho State Archives] is creating a list of [http://history.idaho.gov/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. Latah County is included in this reconstructed 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.
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====== The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons)  ======
  
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*In 1930, Latah County was part of [[Stake, Idaho LDS Church Wards and Branches|Northwestern States Mission.]] There were no stake organized in the area at the time.
  
===== The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons)  =====
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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].
  
The following is the only local congregation (ward) of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints which existed in Latah County, Idaho prior to 1950. Many of the original records of church units are in the [http://www.lds.org/churchhistory/library Historical Library] in Salt Lake City. Many of the membership records covering these units from the date of their creation to about 1948 have been microfilmed and are available at the[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Family_History_Library Family History Library] in Salt Lake City.  
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*14 May 1888: Latah County was created from [[Nez Perce County, Idaho Genealogy|Nez Perce]] County.
  
 
*Moscow
 
*Moscow
  
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*Records of Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Moscow, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
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==== County Commissioners' Records  ====
  
 
The [[Idaho County Commissioners' Records|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.  
 
The [[Idaho County Commissioners' Records|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.  
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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.  
 
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  ===
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==== Court Records  ====
  
Some of the early court records of Latah County, Idaho have been microfilmed and are available at the [http://history.idaho.gov/idaho-state-archives 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|731395|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}} in Salt Lake City, Utah or at any of the Library's[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Category:Family_History_Centers Family History Centers]. Additional court records and more recent records are housed at the Latah County courthouse in Moscow, and can be accessed by making a visit there.  
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Some of the early court records of Latah County, Idaho have been microfilmed and are available at the [http://history.idaho.gov/idaho-state-archives 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|731395|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}} in Salt Lake City, Utah or at any of the Library's[[:Category:Family History Centers|Family History Centers]]. Additional court records and more recent records are housed at the Latah County courthouse in Moscow, and can be accessed by making a visit there.  
  
 
Some of the records of the courts of Latah County that have been microfilmed include:  
 
Some of the records of the courts of Latah County that have been microfilmed include:  
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====== <u>Judgment Books</u>  ======
  
 
*Judgments, 1889-1942
 
*Judgments, 1889-1942
  
=== Directories  ===
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==== Directories  ====
  
 
The [http://history.idaho.gov/idaho-state-archives Idaho State Archives] as a collection of city, county, state and regional [http://history.idaho.gov/directories.html directories].  
 
The [http://history.idaho.gov/idaho-state-archives Idaho State Archives] as a collection of city, county, state and regional [http://history.idaho.gov/directories.html directories].  
  
=== History  ===
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==== History  ====
  
 
Brief histories of the county and of several towns within the county are available online on the [http://users.moscow.com/lchs/history.html Latah County Historical Society]'s website.  
 
Brief histories of the county and of several towns within the county are available online on the [http://users.moscow.com/lchs/history.html Latah County Historical Society]'s website.  
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=== Land and Property  ===
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==== Land and Property  ====
  
Land and Property records are generally recorded in the county courthouse of the county in which the transaction took place. For original records of&nbsp;Latah County, Idaho, one may visit the courthouse in Moscow, Idaho.  
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[[Image:Latch CO., Landscape near Genesse, Image 179, (FarmGenesee1) by Fred Cota .jpg|thumb|right|200px|Latch CO., Landscape near Genesse, Image 179, (FarmGenesee1) by Fred Cota .jpg]] Land and Property records are generally recorded in the county courthouse of the county in which the transaction took place. For original records of&nbsp;Latah County, Idaho, one may visit the courthouse in Moscow, Idaho.  
  
 
The [http://history.idaho.gov/idaho-state-archives Idaho State Archives] has microfilmed many county records of&nbsp;Latah County and these can be accessed by visiting the Archives in Boise, Idaho.  
 
The [http://history.idaho.gov/idaho-state-archives Idaho State Archives] has microfilmed many county records of&nbsp;Latah County and these can be accessed by visiting the Archives in Boise, Idaho.  
  
The Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah has microfilmed originals of the following records found in the&nbsp;Latah County Courthouse in Moscow, Idaho which can be accessed at the Library in Salt Lake City or in any of its [https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Category:Family_History_Centers Family History Centers]:  
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The Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah has microfilmed originals of the following records found in the&nbsp;Latah County Courthouse in Moscow, Idaho which can be accessed at the Library in Salt Lake City or in any of its [[:Category:Family History Centers|Family History Centers]]:  
  
 
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*{{FHL|676342|title-id|disp=Orders affecting real estate}}, 1881-1933; index, 1888-1986 (from Probate Court)
 
*{{FHL|676342|title-id|disp=Orders affecting real estate}}, 1881-1933; index, 1888-1986 (from Probate Court)
  
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of Latah County, Idaho] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
 
*An 1895 map of&nbsp;Latah and surrounding counties is [http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/ID/County/latah.htm available online].  
 
*An 1895 map of&nbsp;Latah and surrounding counties is [http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/ID/County/latah.htm available online].  
 
*A digital Latah County Idaho map is [http://imnh.isu.edu/digitalatlas/counties/latah/latah.htm available online].  
 
*A digital Latah County Idaho map is [http://imnh.isu.edu/digitalatlas/counties/latah/latah.htm available online].  
 
*Map of Latah County, Idaho is [http://idaho.hometownlocator.com/maps/CountyMap,CFIPS,057,c,Latah.cfm available online.]
 
*Map of Latah County, Idaho is [http://idaho.hometownlocator.com/maps/CountyMap,CFIPS,057,c,Latah.cfm available online.]
  
=== Military  ===
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==== Military  ====
  
World War I draft registration cards, 1917-1918, for Latah County have been microfilmed. Copies of these records are available at the Family History Library (their {{FHL|746974|title-id|disp=microfilm numbers 1452217 and 1452218}}) and are also [http://content.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=6482&path=Idaho.Latah+County available online] at Ancestry.com, for a subscription fee and at [http://usgwarchives.net/id/latah/military.html usgenwebusgwarchives]. 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 Latah County have been microfilmed. Copies of these records are available at the Family History Library (their {{FHL|746974|title-id|disp=microfilm numbers 1452217 and 1452218}}) and are also [http://content.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=6482&path=Idaho.Latah+County available online] at Ancestry.com, for a subscription fee and at [http://usgwarchives.net/id/latah/military.html usgenwebusgwarchives]. 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 [http://history.idaho.gov/idaho-state-archives Idaho State Archives] in Boise, Idaho, and the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah have copies of the miscellaneous record of&nbsp;Latah County. The originals are held in the&nbsp;Latah County courthouse in Moscow, Idaho and can be accessed by visiting there. Copies in the [http://history.idaho.gov/idaho-state-archives Idaho State Archives] are available for viewing in Boise. Those held by the {{FHL|676314|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/learn/wiki/en/Category:Family_History_Centers Family History Centers.]  
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Both the [http://history.idaho.gov/idaho-state-archives Idaho State Archives] in Boise, Idaho, and the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah have copies of the miscellaneous record of&nbsp;Latah County. The originals are held in the&nbsp;Latah County courthouse in Moscow, Idaho and can be accessed by visiting there. Copies in the [http://history.idaho.gov/idaho-state-archives Idaho State Archives] are available for viewing in Boise. Those held by the {{FHL|676314|title-id|disp=Family History Library}} can be viewed either at the Library in Salt Lake City or at any of its[[:Category:Family History Centers|Family History Centers.]]
 
 
=== Newspapers  ===
 
  
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==== Current  ====
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*[http://www.dnews.com/ Daily News], published in [[Moscow, Idaho|Moscow]].  
 
*[http://www.dnews.com/ Daily News], published in [[Moscow, Idaho|Moscow]].  
 
*Latah Eagle
 
*Latah Eagle
  
==== Historical  ====
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===== Historical  =====
  
 
The [http://history.idaho.gov/idaho-state-archives Idaho State Archives] has a collection of Idaho-related [http://history.idaho.gov/library_collections.html#anchor562626 newspapers].  
 
The [http://history.idaho.gov/idaho-state-archives Idaho State Archives] has a collection of Idaho-related [http://history.idaho.gov/library_collections.html#anchor562626 newspapers].  
  
=== Probate  ===
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==== Probate  ====
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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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 $
  
 
Probate records are usually housed in the county in which the transactions took place, so the Latah County records should be available in Moscow, Idaho by visiting the county courthouse there.  
 
Probate records are usually housed in the county in which the transactions took place, so the Latah County records should be available in Moscow, Idaho by visiting the county courthouse there.  
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Some {{FHL|731400|subject-id|disp=Latah County probate records}} have been microfilmed by the Family History Library in Salt Lake City and are available for viewing in Salt Lake or its affiliate [http://history.idaho.gov/ family history centers.]  
 
Some {{FHL|731400|subject-id|disp=Latah County probate records}} have been microfilmed by the Family History Library in Salt Lake City and are available for viewing in Salt Lake or its affiliate [http://history.idaho.gov/ family history centers.]  
  
The [http://history.idaho.gov/idaho-state-archives Idaho State Archives] has also microfilmed many Latah County probate records, and these copies can be accessed by visiting their facility in Boise, Idaho.  
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The [http://history.idaho.gov/archives-collections Idaho State Archives] has also microfilmed many Latah County probate records, and these copies can be accessed by visiting their facility in Boise, Idaho.
  
=== Taxation  ===
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==== Taxation  ====
  
 
Any existing tax assessment rolls for&nbsp;Latah County should be in the courthouse in&nbsp;Moscow and would need to be accessed by visiting there.  
 
Any existing tax assessment rolls for&nbsp;Latah County should be in the courthouse in&nbsp;Moscow and would need to be accessed by visiting there.  
  
=== Vital Records  ===
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==== Vital Records  ====
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===== Births  =====
  
==== Births  ====
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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 FamilySearch.
  
 
The Birth Registers for Latah County, 1907-1911 have been microfilmed and are available at the [http://history.idaho.gov/idaho-state-archives 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 Latah 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 '''Vital Records''' section under the subject [[Idaho Vital Records|''Idaho'' for]] more details.  
 
The Birth Registers for Latah County, 1907-1911 have been microfilmed and are available at the [http://history.idaho.gov/idaho-state-archives 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 Latah 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 '''Vital Records''' section under the subject [[Idaho Vital Records|''Idaho'' for]] more details.  
  
Some 254 [[Idaho Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)|birth and christening records]] for Latah County are found among the Idaho Birth and Christenings online.  
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Some 254 [[Idaho Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)|birth and christening records]] for Latah County are found among the Idaho Birth and Christenings online.
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===== Marriages  =====
  
==== Marriages ====
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'''''Online Records'''''
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*'''1864-1976''' - {{RecordSearch|2549611|Idaho Church Marriages, 1864-1976}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1864-1950''' - {{RecordSearch|1662500|Idaho County Marriages, 1864-1950}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1878-1898; 1903-1942''' - {{RecordSearch|1674817|Idaho Marriages, 1878-1898; 1903-1942}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1947-1963''' - {{RecordSearch|2106101|Idaho Marriage Index, 1947-1961}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
 
Over 7800 marriages, 1868-1942, are listed on the [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].  
 
Over 7800 marriages, 1868-1942, are listed on the [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].  
  
Some 2128 [[Idaho Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|marriages in]] Latah County are available in the Idaho Marriages online.  
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Some 2128 [[Idaho Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|marriages in]] Latah County are available in the Idaho Marriages online.
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===== Divorce =====
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'''''Online Records'''''
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*'''1947-1963''' - {{RecordSearch|2106102|Idaho Divorce Index, 1947-1963}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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===== Deaths  =====
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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
  
==== Deaths  ====
 
  
 
The death registers for Latah County, 1907-1911 have been microfilmed and are available at the [http://history.idaho.gov/idaho-state-archives Idaho State Archives] in Boise and at the Family History Library (FHL) in Salt Lake City, Utah.  
 
The death registers for Latah County, 1907-1911 have been microfilmed and are available at the [http://history.idaho.gov/idaho-state-archives Idaho State Archives] in Boise and at the Family History Library (FHL) in Salt Lake City, Utah.  
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A state-wide index to Idaho Deaths, 1911-1956 is [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/famhist/Death/searchForm.cfm available online]. Efforts to expand this index to 1960 are underway. Another version is the US Genweb Idaho Death Index 1911-1956.  
 
A state-wide index to Idaho Deaths, 1911-1956 is [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/famhist/Death/searchForm.cfm available online]. Efforts to expand this index to 1960 are underway. Another version is the US Genweb Idaho Death Index 1911-1956.  
  
Some 408 [[Idaho Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)|deaths or burials]] from Latah County are found among the online Idaho deaths and burials.  
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Some 408 [[Idaho Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)|deaths or burials]] from Latah County are found among the online Idaho deaths and burials.
  
== Societies, Libraries and Museums  ==
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=== Societies, Libraries and Museums  ===
  
{{RAOGKlibrary}}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.  
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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.  
  
 
*Latah County District Library<br>110 S Jefferson St<br>Moscow, ID 83843<br>Phone: (208) 882-3925<br>[http://www.latahlibrary.org/ Website]  
 
*Latah County District Library<br>110 S Jefferson St<br>Moscow, ID 83843<br>Phone: (208) 882-3925<br>[http://www.latahlibrary.org/ Website]  
 
*Historical Society‎<br>313 South Main Street, Moscow, ID 83843-2972<br>(208) 882-1540‎  
 
*Historical Society‎<br>313 South Main Street, Moscow, ID 83843-2972<br>(208) 882-1540‎  
*[http://users.moscow.com/lchs/ Latah County Historical Society and the McConnell Museum]<br>327 East Second Street<br>Moscow, ID 83843<br>(208)882-1004  
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*[http://www.latahcountyhistoricalsociety.org/Latah County Historical Society]<br>327 East Second Street<br>Moscow, ID 83843<br>(208)882-1004  
 
*McConnell Mansion Museum‎<br>110 South Adams Street, Moscow, ID 83843-2829<br>(208) 882-1004‎
 
*McConnell Mansion Museum‎<br>110 South Adams Street, Moscow, ID 83843-2829<br>(208) 882-1004‎
  
 
==== 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]]  
 
*[[Moscow Idaho Family History Center]]
 
*[[Moscow Idaho Family History Center]]
  
== Web Sites ==
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=== Websites ===
  
 
*[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/id/county/latah/ The Latah County ID GenWeb Project], a member of [[IDGenWeb|The IDGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]]  
 
*[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/id/county/latah/ The Latah County ID GenWeb Project], a member of [[IDGenWeb|The IDGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]]  
*{{FHL|207509|subject-id|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL|207509|subject-id|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/ID/Latah/ Latah County, Idaho Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/ID/Latah/ Latah County, Idaho Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
== References  ==
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Latest revision as of 01:21, 17 August 2017

United States
Idaho
Latah County
Guide to Latah County, Idaho ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
St. Joe River in St. Joe National Forest, Latah County, Idaho


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Latah County, Idaho
Map
Map of Idaho highlighting Latah County
Location in the state of Idaho
Map of the U.S. highlighting Idaho
Location of Idaho in the U.S.
Facts
Founded May 14, 1888
County Seat Moscow
Courthouse
IDlatahcourthouse.jpg
Address Latah County Courthouse
602 Latah
522 S. Adams
P.O. Box 8068
Moscow, ID 83843
Phone: (208) 882-8580 ext. 3379
Fax: (208) 883-7203


County Information

Latah County, Idaho Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1907 1888 1888 1870 1888 1888

County Courthouse

Latah County Courthouse
522 S. Adams
P.O. Box 8068
Moscow, ID 83843
Phone: (208) 882-8580 ext. 3379
Fax: (208) 883-7203

County Clerk Recorder has birth and death records 1907-1911, marriage, land and military discharge records from 1888 and naturalization records 1845-1898.
District Court has probate records from 1896, court records from 1891 and divorce records from 1940. [2]

Quick Facts

Parent County

14 May 1888: Latah County was created from Nez Perce County.[3]

Boundary Changes

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.

This list of places in Latah County, Idaho was compiled from the Lists of Places in Idaho in Wikipedia and from the map of Latah County in Virtual Earth.

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 Latah County, Idaho Genealogy entries with names, images, or information.


Many of the older court, land, naturalization, probate, pension, and vital records for Latah 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 Moscow[4].

Cemeteries

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.

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

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

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
190013,451
191018,81839.9%
192018,092−3.9%
193017,798−1.6%
194018,8045.7%
195020,97111.5%
196021,1700.9%
197024,89117.6%
198028,74915.5%
199030,6176.5%
200034,93514.1%
sources:[5][6]


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

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.

Church

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons)
  • 14 May 1888: Latah County was created from Nez Perce County.
  • Moscow
Lutheran
  • Records of the American Lutheran Church, Kendrick, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).
  • Records of Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Moscow, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).

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 Latah 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'sFamily History Centers. Additional court records and more recent records are housed at the Latah County courthouse in Moscow, and can be accessed by making a visit there.

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

  • Court records, 1889-1939
  • Power of attorney, 1879-1947; index, 1879-1986


Judgment Books
  • Judgments, 1889-1942

Directories

The Idaho State Archives as a collection of city, county, state and regional directories.

History

Brief histories of the county and of several towns within the county are available online on the Latah County Historical Society's website.

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


Land and Property

Latch CO., Landscape near Genesse, Image 179, (FarmGenesee1) by Fred Cota .jpg
Land and Property records are generally recorded in the county courthouse of the county in which the transaction took place. For original records of Latah County, Idaho, one may visit the courthouse in Moscow, Idaho.

The Idaho State Archives has microfilmed many county records of Latah County and these can be accessed by visiting the Archives in Boise, Idaho.

The Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah has microfilmed originals of the following records found in the Latah County Courthouse in Moscow, Idaho which can be accessed at the Library in Salt Lake City or in any of its Family History Centers:


Maps

Idlatah.jpg

Military

World War I draft registration cards, 1917-1918, for Latah County have been microfilmed. Copies of these records are available at the Family History Library (their microfilm numbers 1452217 and 1452218) and are also available online at Ancestry.com, for a subscription fee and at usgenwebusgwarchives. 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 Latah County. The originals are held in the Latah County courthouse in Moscow, 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 itsFamily History Centers.

Newspapers

Current
Historical

The Idaho State Archives has a collection of Idaho-related newspapers.

Probate

Online Probate Records

Probate records are usually housed in the county in which the transactions took place, so the Latah County records should be available in Moscow, Idaho by visiting the county courthouse there.

Some Latah County probate records have been microfilmed by the Family History Library in Salt Lake City and are available for viewing in Salt Lake or its affiliate family history centers.

The Idaho State Archives has also microfilmed many Latah County probate records, and these copies can be accessed by visiting their facility in Boise, Idaho.

Taxation

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

Vital Records

Births

Online Records

The Birth Registers for Latah 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 Latah 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 Vital Records section under the subject Idaho for more details.

Some 254 birth and christening records for Latah County are found among the Idaho Birth and Christenings online.

Marriages

Online Records

Over 7800 marriages, 1868-1942, are listed on the Western States Marriage Index.

Some 2128 marriages in Latah County are available in the Idaho Marriages online.

Divorce

Online Records

Deaths

Online Records


The death registers for Latah County, 1907-1911 have been microfilmed and are available at the Idaho State Archives in Boise and at the Family History Library (FHL) in Salt Lake City, Utah.

After 1911, deaths occurring in Latah 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 issued by the State of Idaho. See the Vital Records section under Idaho for details.

Copies of death certificates from 1911-1954 are on microfilm and can be used at the Idaho State Archives, the Family History Library, 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 the US Genweb Idaho Death Index 1911-1956.

Some 408 deaths or burials from Latah County are found among the online Idaho deaths and burials.

Societies, Libraries and Museums

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.

  • Latah County District Library
    110 S Jefferson St
    Moscow, ID 83843
    Phone: (208) 882-3925
    Website
  • Historical Society‎
    313 South Main Street, Moscow, ID 83843-2972
    (208) 882-1540‎
  • County Historical Society
    327 East Second Street
    Moscow, ID 83843
    (208)882-1004
  • McConnell Mansion Museum‎
    110 South Adams Street, Moscow, ID 83843-2829
    (208) 882-1004‎

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.

Websites

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. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Latah, Idaho page 179, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. Idaho State Historical Society Reference Series, Number 10, Counties and County Seats, Reissued July, 1991.
  5. census.gov - Idaho population by county, 1900-90 accessed 2009-05-03
  6. quickfacts.census.gov - Canyon County accessed 2009-05-03