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Idaho Births and Christenings, 1856-1965
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Idaho, United States
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Location of Idaho
Record Description
Record Type Births and Christenings Index
Collection years 1856-1965
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This index is an electronic index for the years 1856 to 1965. This index is not complete for any particular place, region or time period. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index.

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

The following information may be found in these records:

Births / Christenings

  • Name
  • Gender
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Date of christening
  • Place of christening
  • Parents' names
  • Race
  • Names of other family members

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Coverage Table[edit | edit source]

The coverage table shows the places and time periods of the original records in this collection. The table indicates how many records the collection has from each place. 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.

Locality Records
Ada 11,044
Bannock 1,588
Bear Lake 511
Benewah 572
Bingham 676
Blaine 1,315
Bonner 430
Bonneville 320
Boundary 216
Canyon 0
Cassia 0
Custer 0
Fremont 0
Gem 0
Gooding 134
Idaho 152
Idaho (state) 52,527
Jerome 423
Kootenai 3,227
Latah 254
Lemhi 131
Lewis 0
Lincoln 0
Minidoka 713
Nez Perce 143
Oneida 0
Payette 0
Power 137
Shoshone 711
Teton 0
Twin Falls 214
Washington 443

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

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of the child
  • The approximate date of birth

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

Search by name by visiting 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

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

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

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

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

  • Use the age or estimated birth date to find other vital records, such as marriage and death
  • Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in census records
  • Search the land and probate records
  • If applicable, search for immigration and naturalization records as well

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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Record Citation:
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