Idaho, Clark County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Idaho, Clark County Records, 1884-1998
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Clark, Idaho, United States
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Record Description
Record Type County Records
Collection years 1884-1998
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Clark County Clerk's Office, Dubois


What is in This Collection?

This collection contains the following records from the clerk’s office for Clark County, Idaho:

  • Vital or civil registration – marriages
  • Land and Property records
  • Brands
  • Homesteads
  • Patents
  • Probate records
  • Pensions
  • School Census Records

Some of the records are handwritten on loose pages. However, most of the records are handwritten on pre-printed pages or typed. The records cover the years 1884 to 1998.

Boundary Changes

Settlements in the area were established in 1864. Depending on the time period you are looking for, you may need to refer to a county name other than Clark.

  • Alturas County 1864 - 1877
  • Oneida County 1877 - 1885
  • Bingham County 1885 - 1893
  • Fremont County 1893 - 1919
  • Clark County was established in 1919

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To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Idaho, Clark County Records, 1884-1998.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

The following information is generally found in the records:

  • The names of primary persons
  • The names of heirs, such as spouse, children, other relatives, or friends
  • The names of the executor, administrator, or guardian
  • The names of witnesses
  • The dates the documents were written and recorded (used to approximate event dates since a will was usually written near the time of death)
  • The description and value of property or land

Collection Content

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How Do I Search This Collection?

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  • The name of the person
  • The approximate date of the event

View the Images

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How Do I Analyze the Results?

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What Do I Do Next?

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • Search for the family in census records
  • Search for vital records, such as birth, marriage, and death
  • Search for death or burial information in BillionGraves Index
  • If applicable, search for immigration and naturalization records as well

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?

  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching a nearby locality
  • Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names

Citing This Collection

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Collection Citation

"Idaho, Clark County Records, 1884-1998" Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Clark County Clerk's Office, Dubois.

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