African American Resources for Idaho

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Introduction[edit | edit source]

Online Resources[edit | edit source]

  • 1863-1967 Idaho, Marriage Records, 1863-1967 at Ancestry ($)
  • 1890-1967 Idaho, Death Records, 1890-1967 at Ancestry ($)
  • 1911-1937 Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937 at FamilySearch — How to Use this Collection
  • 1947-1967 Idaho, Divorce Records, 1947-1967 at Ancestry ($)
  • African American Digital Bookshelf - a growing list of digital books on FamilySearch and other websites
  • African American Resources
  • African-American Slave Records by State
  • African American History Materials - available at Idaho State. Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library. A list of books at the library about the African American community in Idaho.
  • Research Strategy[edit | edit source]

    History[edit | edit source]

    The first African Americans to settle in Idaho arrived in the early 1860s after the discovery of gold and silver. Many migrated to Idaho to take part in mining, homestead farming, or the railroad. The population of African Americans in Idaho was never particularly large, but they did play an important role in Idaho's history.[1] To learn more about African Americans in Idaho, see "Idaho Ebony: The African American Presence in Idaho State History" on JSTOR.

    Resources[edit | edit source]

    Biographies[edit | edit source]

  • "Idaho Ebony: The African American Presence in Idaho State History"
  • Includes short biographies of various African Americans who lived in Idaho

    Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

    Census Records[edit | edit source]

    Church Records[edit | edit source]

    Emancipation Records[edit | edit source]

    Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

    Genealogies[edit | edit source]

    Land and Property[edit | edit source]

    Plantation[edit | edit source]

    Oral Histories[edit | edit source]

    Other Records[edit | edit source]

    Military Records[edit | edit source]

    Newspapers[edit | edit source]

    Probate Records[edit | edit source]

    Reconstruction Records[edit | edit source]

    Freedman’s Bank[edit | edit source]

    Freedmen's Bureau[edit | edit source]

    School Records[edit | edit source]

    Slavery Records[edit | edit source]

    Vital Records[edit | edit source]

    Birth[edit | edit source]

    Marriage[edit | edit source]

  • Idaho, Marriage Records, 1863-1967 at ancestry ($); information can include the name, residence, age, race, marital status, and birthplace of the bride and groom and the marriage date and place
  • Death[edit | edit source]

  • Idaho, Death Records, 1890-1967 at Ancestry ($); lists name, death date and place, burial date and place, residence, cause of death, race, gender, spouse, marital status, age, occupation, parents and their birthplaces
  • Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937 at FamilySearch; lists name, death date and place, gender, race, marital status, birth date and place, age, occupation, cause of death, parents and their birthplaces, and burial date and place
  • Divorce[edit | edit source]

  • Idaho, Divorce Records, 1947-1967 at Ancestry ($); lists the name, residence, race, age, birthplace, and occupation of the husband and wife; date and place of marriage; date of separation; date of petition filing; date of the decree; cause or ground of divorce; number of children in the marriage; and the plaintiff
  • Voting Registers[edit | edit source]

    Archives and Libraries[edit | edit source]

    Idaho State Archives
    2205 Old Penitentiary Road
    Boise, Idaho 83712
    Phone: (208) 334-2620
    Website: Idaho State Archives

    The Idaho State Archives holds some collections pertaining to African Americans, including a collection of oral histories of African Americans in southeast Idaho.

    Societies[edit | edit source]

    References[edit | edit source]

    1. Oliver, Mamie O. "Idaho Ebony: The African American Presence in Idaho State History", The Journal of African American History, vol. 91, no. 1 (Winter 2006): 41-54.