Idaho, United States Genealogy

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Guide to Idaho ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

Idaho Information

Idaho became the forty-third state admitted to the United States on July 3, 1890. Idaho was created from Idaho Territory and is located in the northwestern region of the United States.[1] Idaho began as part of Oregon Territory. The counties in the panhandle became part of the Washington Territory in 1853[2]. The capital is Boise and there are 44 counties in Idaho. [3]

Getting Started

Getting Started with Idaho Research

Links to articles on getting started with Idaho research.

Idaho Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Idaho research.

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Many genealogy records are kept on the county level in the United States. Click on a county below to go to the county Wiki article listing more information.

Boundary CountyBonner CountyKootenai CountyBenewah CountyShoshone CountyLatah CountyClearwater CountyNez Perce CountyLewis CountyIdaho CountyAdams CountyValley CountyLemhi CountyWashington County, IdahoPayette CountyGem CountyBoise CountyCanyon CountyAda CountyElmore CountyOwyhee CountyTwin Falls CountyJerome CountyMinidoka CountyGooding CountyCamas CountyBlaine CountyLincoln CountyCassia CountyCuster CountyButte CountyClark CountyFremont CountyTeton CountyMadison CountyJefferson CountyBonneville CountyBingham CountyPower CountyOneida CountyFranklin CountyBear Lake CountyCaribou CountyBannock CountyIdaho-county-map.gif


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Idaho Migration Routes

FamilySearch Resources

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Additional Resources


  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Idaho " in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at (accessed 15 March 2016).
  2. The Evolution of Washington Counties by Newton Carl Abbott, Fred E. Carver, 1979. Published by the Yakima Valley Genealogical Society and Klickitat County Genealogical Society.
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "List of US States by Date of Admission," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,, accessed 1 Nov 2016.