Idaho Goals:  1: Research and Records   2: Archives and Libraries   3: Vital and Census Records   4: Church and Cemetery Records   5: Emigration and Immigration   6: Military Records   7: Probate, Land and Court   8: Maps and Gazetteers   9: Newspapers   10: Websites   11: Search Records   12: Get Help  




U.S.—Idaho

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Goal 1: Learn about Idaho research and records.


Choices:

A. Get started with research for your Idaho ancestors.

Summary
  1. Learn about basic Idaho research strategies.
    FS—Basic Idaho Research Tips and Strategies
  2. Explore resources for Idaho research on Ancestry.
    AC—Idaho Resources
  3. Study the Ancestry State Guide for Idaho research.
    AC—Idaho State Research Guide, 5 pgs.
  4. Use the Idaho Record Finder to decide on records to search.
    FS—Idaho Record Selection Table





Goal 2: Learn about Idaho archives and libraries.


Choices:

A. Learn about Idaho archives and libraries.

Summary
  1. Learn about Idaho archives and libraries in these articles.
    FS—Wiki: Idaho Archives and Libraries
    | AC—Wiki: Idaho Archives, Libraries, and Societies
  2. Explore the Idaho state archives.
  3. Explore the State Archives and Libraries site for Idaho.
  4. Explore Idaho Dept. of Archives collection.
  5. Explore Idaho Digital Resources site.
  6. Explore the Books We Own site for Idaho genealogy publications. Volunteers may be available for lookup services.
  7. Search for free online books on Idaho research on the FamilySearch site.
  8. Explore historical photo resources on the Ancestor Hunt site.

B. Learn about Idaho city directories.

Summary
  1. Learn about Idaho city directories in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Idaho Directories
  2. Explore Idaho city directories.
  3. Find out more about city directories in this research guide from Ancestry.
    AC—Six Things to Find—3 pgs.
  4. Explore Idaho city directories on the Ancestry site.
  5. Explore Idaho historical directories by county.
  6. Explore additional links for Idaho city directories on the LDSGenealogy site.


Goal 3: Learn about Idaho vital records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Idaho vital records.

Summary
  1. Learn about Idaho vital records in these articles. FS—Wiki: Idaho Vital Records |
    AC—Wiki: Idaho Vital Records
  2. Explore links for vital records on the Idaho Public Health site.
  3. Search for online Idaho vital records and find addresses for state offices to write to for records.
  4. Explore Idaho birth, marriage, and death records on the AccessGenealogy site.
  5. Explore Idaho birth certificate records on the Birth-Certificates.net site.
  6. Explore additional links for Idaho vital records on the Linkpendium site.
  7. Explore additional links for Idaho birth records on the LDSGenealogy site.

B. Explore Idaho marriage and death records.

Summary
  1. Learn how to find Idaho marriage records with FamilySearch.
  2. Explore links for Idaho marriage records.
  3. Explore the Western States Historical Marriage Records Index.
  4. Explore additional links for Idaho marriage records on the LDSGenealogy site.
  5. Explore the Ancestors at Rest site for Idaho death records.
  6. Explore the ObituariesHelp site for Idaho obituaries.
  7. Explore Idaho death records, indexes, and obituaries.
  8. Explore additional links for Idaho death records on the LDSGenealogy site.

C. Explore Idaho census and voter records.

Summary
  1. Get an overview of Idaho censuses in this article.
    FS—Idaho Census
  2. Learn about Idaho census records.
    Census Records for Idaho
  3. Explore the MyFreeCensus site for Idaho state and county census records.
  4. Explore additional links for Idaho census records on the LDSGenealogy site.
  5. Explore Idaho census records on the AccessGenealogy site.
  6. Learn about Idaho voting registers in this article.
    FS—Idaho Voting Registers


Goal 4: Learn about Idaho church and cemetery records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Idaho church records.

Summary
  1. Get an overview of Idaho church records in this article.
    FS—Idaho Church Records
  2. Learn about Idaho church records in this Ancestry Wiki article.
    AC—Idaho Church Records
  3. Explore additional links for Idaho church records on the LDSGenealogy site.

B. Explore Idaho cemetery records.

Summary
  1. Explore Idaho cemetery records in this article.
    FS—Idaho Cemetery Records
  2. Browse the Interment.net site for Idaho cemetery records.
  3. Search for Idaho cemetery records online.
  4. Explore Idaho cemetery records on the AccessGenealogy site.
  5. Explore additional links for Idaho cemetery records on the LDSGenealogy site.
  6. Explore the Tombstone Transcription Project on the U.S. GenWeb site.
  7. Explore additional links for Idaho cemetery records on the LDSGenealogy site.
  8. Search the FindaGrave site for cemetery records.
  9. Search the BillionGraves site for cemetery records.
  10. See additional cemetery resources on the Idaho Linkpendium site.


Goal 5: Learn about Idaho emigration and immigration.


Choices:

A. Learn about Idaho emigration and immigration.

Summary
  1. Learn about Idaho emigration and immigration in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Idaho Emigration and Immigration
  2. Learn about Idaho migration routes in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Idaho Migration
  3. Explore additional links for Idaho immigration records on the LDSGenealogy site.


Goal 6: Learn about Idaho military records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Idaho military records.

Summary
  1. Get an introduction to Idaho military records.
    Idaho Military Records
  2. Learn about Idaho military records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Idaho Military Records
  3. Explore Idaho military records on the AccessGenealogy site (scroll down).
  4. Explore Idaho military records on the Linkpendium site.
  5. Explore additional links for Idaho military records on the LDSGenealogy site.
  6. Explore Idaho military resources on Cyndi's List.


Goal 7: Learn about Idaho probate, land, and court records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Idaho probate, land and court records.

Summary
  1. Learn about Idaho probate records in these articles.
    FS—Wiki: Idaho Probate Records
    | AC—Wiki: Idaho Probate Records
  2. Learn about Idaho land and property records.
    FS—Idaho Land and Property Records
  3. Learn about Idaho land records in this Ancestry Wiki article.
    AC—Idaho Land Records
  4. Explore additional links for Idaho probate records on the LDSGenealogy site.
  5. Explore additional links for Idaho land records on the LDSGenealogy site.

B. Learn about Idaho court records.

Summary
  1. Learn about Idaho court records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Idaho Court Records
  2. Learn about Idaho court records in this Ancestry Wiki article.
    AC—Wiki: Idaho Court Records


Goal 8: Learn about Idaho maps and gazetteers.


Choices:

A. Learn about Idaho maps and gazetteers.

Summary
  1. Learn about Idaho maps in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Idaho Maps
  2. Learn about Idaho maps in this Ancestry Wiki article.
    AC—Wiki: Idaho Maps
  3. Learn about Idaho gazetteers in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Idaho Gazetteers

B. Explore Idaho maps and gazetteers.

  1. Explore the David Rumsey collection of Idaho maps.
  2. Explore the Perry-Castaneda site for maps of Idaho.
  3. Explore historical Idaho maps on the Historic Map Works site.
  4. Explore the Old Maps Online site for Idaho maps.


Goal 9: Learn about Idaho newspapers.


Choices:

A. Learn about Idaho newspapers.

Summary
  1. Learn about Idaho newspapers in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Idaho Newspapers
  2. Learn about Idaho newspapers, periodicals, and manuscript collections.
    AC—Wiki: Idaho Periodicals, Newspapers, and Manuscripts

B. Explore Idaho newspapers.

Summary
  1. Search for Idaho historical newspapers in the Library of Congress collection.
  2. Search Idaho newspapers in the onlinenewspapers.com site.
  3. Search Idaho newspapers in the world-newspapers.com site.
  4. Search Idaho newspapers in the ABYZ News Link site.
  5. Explore Idaho newspaper resources on the Ancestor Hunt site.
  6. See additional Idaho newspaper resources on the Linkpendium site.
  7. Explore additional links for Idaho newspapers and obituaries on the LDSGenealogy site.


Goal 10: Explore additional websites for research.


Choices:

A. There are a number of websites with valuable resources for Idaho research.

  1. Explore links in Cyndi's List.
  2. Explore links in Linkpendium.
  3. Explore links in Kindred Trails.
  4. Explore links in GenealogyLinks.net.
  5. Explore links in LDSGenealogy.com.


Goal 11: Search records from Idaho.


Choices:

A Use the QUIKLinks (top of page) or Idaho County links (bottom) to quickly search common record collections for Idaho.

Note: To search records on these sites, you must be registered on the site or be at a FamilySearch Center.

  1. In the QUIKLinks, click the link for FamilySearch, Ancestry, Findmypast, or MyHeritage to view the corresponding record collection.
  2. Scroll down near the bottom of this page to see available county records. Click the name of the county for FamilySearch, or A for Ancestry, or L for Linkpendium.

B Explore additional record collections.

  1. In FamilySearch, explore the Idaho Online Genealogy Records page for a variety of record collections.
  2. In each program (FamilySearch, Ancestry, or Findmypast), explore additional record collections besides the ones listed in QUIKLinks on this page.


Goal 12: Get help with your Idaho research.


Choices:

A. Use Facebook pages to get answers to your questions.

  1. Visit the Idaho Genealogy Network page on Facebook.
  2. Visit the Idaho Genealogy page on Facebook.
  3. Visit the Idaho Genealogical Society page on Facebook.
  4. Visit the U.S. West Genealogy Research page on Facebook.
  5. See the Genealogy on Facebook list of Facebook groups dedicated to helping with research for Idaho.

B. Join a mailing list or message board for Idaho research.

  1. Join the RootsChat forum and post questions about Idaho research.
  2. Search the RootsWeb site for Idaho research mailing lists.
  3. Explore the Idaho research mailing lists on Cyndi's List.
  4. Use the RootsWeb message boards to read or post questions about Idaho research.

C. Learn about Idaho genealogy societies.

  1. Learn about genealogy societies in Idaho in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Idaho Societies
  2. Learn about genealogy societies in Idaho in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Idaho Societies
  3. Explore the Idaho Genealogical Society site.
  4. Explore the Idaho State Historical Society site.
  5. Explore Idaho genealogy society sites on Cyndi's list.




Idaho Counties

Name = FamilySearch; A = Ancestry; L = Linkpendium

Ada    A    L Adams    A    L Bannock    A    L Bear Lake    L Benewah    L Bingham    L
Blaine    A    L Boise    L Bonner    L Bonneville    A    L Boundary    L Butte    L
Camas    L Canyon    A    L Caribou    A    L Cassia    L Clark    L Clearwater    L
Custer    L Elmore    L Franklin    L Fremont    L Gem    L Gooding    L
Idaho    A    L Jefferson    L Jerome    L Kootenai    L Latah    L Lemhi    L
Lewis    L Lincoln    L Madison    L Minidoka    L Nez Perce    A    L Oneida    L
Owyhee    L Payette    L Power    L Shoshone    A    L Teton    L Twin Falls    L
Valley    L Washington    L


Map Courtesy of Digital-Topo-Maps.com