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WEB: Idaho, Reconstructed State Census, 1890Free35,928
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U.S., Presbyterian Church Records, 1701-19704,530,460
Web: Western States Marriage Index, 1809-2011Free1,334,001
Idaho, Marriage Records, 1863-1968Updated687,419
Idaho, Death Records, 1890-1968Updated674,817
Idaho, Birth Index, 1861-1918, Stillbirth Index, 1905-1968Updated411,368
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U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947Updated54,293,029
U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942Updated15,293,445
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U.S., Index to Alien Arrivals at Canadian Atlantic and Pacific Seaports, 1904-19444,355,887
Idaho, Naturalization Records, 1903-198216,130
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U.S., Dutch Christian Reformed Church Membership Records, 1856-1970210,144
U.S., Dutch Christian Reformed Church Vital Records, 1856-197052,945
Idaho City Directories674
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Lincoln County, Idaho, County Records 1886-1972164,868
Lemhi County, Idaho, County Records 1868-1964129,909
Twin Falls County, Idaho, County Records, 1906-198891,387
Idaho, County Birth and Death Records, 1863-197073,006
Idaho, Wills and Probate Records, 1857-198932,574
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The Idaho almanac677
Guide to public vital statistics records in Idaho.54
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U.S., Women of the West, 1928Free4,669
History of Idaho2,808
Idaho History1,604
Historic towns of the western states732
The Idaho almanac677
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A Genealogical History

Idaho in brief

Statehood: 3 July 1890
Capital: Boise
Largest City: Boise
Counties: 44
State motto: Esto Perpetua (It Is Perpetual)
State nickname: The Gem State
Neighboring states: Nevada, Utah, Montana, Wyoming, Washington, Oregon
 


Shoshone Falls, Snake River, Idaho, 1874

Interesting Facts

  • Gold brought many early settlers to Idaho when it was discovered in 1863, and when the gold fields began to disappear, other minerals were discovered and the mining continued. Idaho produces an estimated 45 percent of the silver mined in the U.S.
  • Idaho mines produce to the 72 kinds of precious and semi-precious gems, more than any other state. Some of those gems are unique to Idaho.
  • Hells Canyon in Idaho is the deepest river gorge in North America. The National Recreation Area established there in 1975 encompasses 215,000 acres of wilderness.
     

Featured Idaho Data Collections

U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 194215,293,445
U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-194754,293,029
WEB: Idaho, Reconstructed State Census, 189035,928
U.S., Presbyterian Church Records, 1701-19704,530,460
Idaho, County Marriage Records, 1864-1967317,712

Famous People

Help and Advice

Resources

 Idaho Census Research

The first federal census for Idaho was taken in 1870. The census is considered complete, although the unorganized part of Kootenai was enumerated with Nez Perce County, and a part of the Bear Lake and Franklin County areas were enumerated with Cache County, Utah.

In the 1880 census, those living in the Yellowstone National Park area of Idaho were included in the Wyoming census rather than with Idaho.

The pre-statehood U.S Federal 1860 census covers the part of Idaho north of 46 degrees north latitude, which was included as part of Spokane County, Washington Territory. In addition, some people living in the southeastern corner of the Bear Lake area of Idaho were included in the census of Cache County, Utah Territory.

There are no known state-sponsored censuses for Idaho.


Idaho Vital records

Idaho began registering births and death at the county level in 1907. Before 1907, the only birth and death records were kept by churches, midwives, mortuaries, and physicians.

After 1911, all births and deaths were registered directly with the state rather than the county. Early marriages were fragmentary at best. Ricks College in Rexburg has an index to all pre-1900 marriages recorded in Idaho.

Idaho Research Resources

The organizations listed below provide information about Idaho history and genealogy. In addition to these state-level resources, many counties and towns maintain important genealogical collections in local libraries, genealogical societies, or historical societies, so check for a local resource when researching.