A Family History Conference will be held at BYU-Idaho in Rexburg on October 17, 2009, from 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The theme is New Family History Horizons in the Digital Age. A similar conference will be held in the Boise Valley on October 24, 2009. More information about both of these conferences may be obtained from the BYU-Idaho Division of Continuing Education web site.
Idaho began as part of Oregon Territory. It became a separate territory in 1863, then encompassing most of what became Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming. Idaho was the 43rd state admitted to the Union, which occurred 3 July 1890.
The Idaho State Historical Society has a Library and Archives located at 2205 Old Penitentiary Road in Boise. They have a large collection of newspapers, photographs, and manuscripts relating to Idaho. They are open only Wednesday thru Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Their web site gives more information about their holdings. The Idaho State Historical Society also has published a new research guide. A link to that guide is on their home page.