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Idaho, Gooding County Records, 1879-1962
This article describes a collection of records at
Gooding, Idaho, 
United States
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Location of Gooding County, Idaho
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Location of Idaho
Record Description
Record Type District Court
Collection years 1879-1962
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Gooding County Courthouse, Gooding, Idaho

What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

The collection consists of records from the Clerk of the District Court in Gooding. This collection is being published as images become available. The records cover the years 1879 to 1962.

For a list of records by document type and dates currently published in this collection, select the Browse.

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To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You can browse through images in this collection using the waypoints on the Collection Browse Page for Idaho, Gooding County Records, 1879-1962.

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:


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

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

Coverage Table[edit | edit source]

The coverage table shows the places and time periods covered in the records for this collection. Most of the records in the collection are from the time periods listed in the table; however, the collection may have a few records from before or after the time period.

(Type of record) (Collection Types) (Years)
Land and Property Records Deed Records 1879-1927
Index to Deeds 1884-1978
Sheriff's Deed Records 1917-1920
State Patent Homestead records 1915-1942
US Patent Homestead Records 1884-1960
Military Records US Discharge Records 1916-1960
Naturalization Records Naturalization Papers/Coroner Inquests 1913-1941
Pension Records Old Age Pensions vol 1 1932-1934
Probate Records Estate Files 1899-1945
Will Records 1908-1955
School Records School Census 1921-1946
Vital Records Marriage Affidavits 1913-1962
Marriage Licenses 1933-1960

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of the person
  • The location or date of the event

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

Search by name on the Collection Details Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

View the Images[edit | edit source]

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  1. Select the Record Category
  2. Select the Record Type, Record Description, and Year Range to view the images

How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

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What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Add any new information to your records
  • Use the information found in the record to find the family in census records
  • Search for vital records, such as birth, marriage, and death
  • Search for church records
  • If applicable, search for naturalization records
  • Search for death or burial information in BillionGraves Index

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • 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

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Idaho.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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Collection Citation:
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Image Citation:
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