Idaho Cemetery Records
This entry was originally written by Dwight A. Radford for Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources.
Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints transcribed many Idaho cemetery records between 1952 and 1968. These records were published in a twelve-volume set that includes many of the cemeteries in the following counties: Ada, Adams, Bannock, Bear Lake, Bingham, Blaine, Bonneville, Boise, Bonner, Camas, Cassia, Canyon, Clark, Clearwater, Elmore, Franklin, Gem, Gooding, Idaho, Jefferson, Jerome, Kootenai, Lemhi, Madison, Minidoka, Nez Perce, Owyhee, Payette, Power, Twin Falls, Shoshone, Valley, and Washington.
The Idaho State Historical Society also has some transcribed cemetery records. A comprehensive listing of these holdings is online at the society’s website. The cemetery inventory is by county, cemetery name, and physical location of the graveyard. The society will then need to be contacted to obtain within the transcript itself. Some county genealogical societies and individuals have also transcribed tombstone inscriptions. The published inscriptions are easily accessible.