Lewiston, Nez Perce County, Idaho Genealogy

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Quick Facts[edit | edit source]

Former name[edit | edit source]

Geographic location[edit | edit source]

City Hall[edit | edit source]

Lewiston City Hall
P.O. Box 617
Lewiston, ID 83501
Phone: (208) 746-3671

Resources[edit | edit source]

Biography[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Church History and Records[edit | edit source]

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints[edit | edit source]

In 1930, Nez Perce County was part of a Stake.

  • The following are local congregations (wards) which existed in Nez Perce County, Idaho prior to 1950.

Current[edit | edit source]

There are three Wards and one Branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Lewiston. Go to the website above for times and places.

Historical[edit | edit source]

Many of the original records of church units are in the Church History Library in Salt Lake City. Many of the membership records covering these units from the date of their creation to about 1948 have been microfilmed and are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City or at its Family History Centers.  Records of the Lewiston Branch (1947-1948) are in this collection.

Roman Catholic[edit | edit source]

Current[edit | edit source]

Our Lady of Lourdes Church‎

2015 13th Ave

Lewiston, ID 83501-3043

(208) 743-6101

St Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church‎
633 5th Ave
Lewiston, ID 83501-2499
(208) 743-7331

Historical[edit | edit source]

Records of the St Stanisaus Catholic Church (1920-1965 ) and Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church (1947-1965) have been microfilmed by the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah from records held in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Boise. These films can be viewed at the Library in Salt Lake City or in any of it Family History Centers.

Other[edit | edit source]

Many other churches in Lewiston are listed, along with their location and contact information in this website.

Directories[edit | edit source]

The Idaho State Archives in Boise has a collection of city, county, state and regional directories

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Vassar-Rawls Funeral Home
920 21st Ave
Lewiston, Idaho 83501
(208) 743-6541
Mountain View Funeral Home
3521 7th St
Lewiston, Idaho 8350
(208) 743-9464
Malcom's Brower-Wann Funeral;;;
1711 18th St
Lewiston, Idaho 83501
(208) 743-4578

History[edit | edit source]

For a number of years after the founding of Franklin and Richmond in 1860 the tract of country lying between Bear River and Cub River was utilized as a grazing country and used as such by the people of these settlements. The first effort to found a settlement in that locality proved unsuccessful through the failure of bring water for irrigation upon some 25,000 acres of land which was surveyed, but a second attempt, made in 1870, proved successful, when water for irrigation purpose was brought in from Worm Creek and later, also, through a long canal, tapping Cub River. The locality was, in the beginning, referred to as “Starvation Corner,” “Poverty Flat,” Hardscrabble” and other such names, but Lewiston finally became one of the best grain-growing districts in the Valleys of the Rocky Mountains. The raising of sugar beets and potatoes is one of the chief industries. The total population of the Lewiston Precinct was 1,783 in 1930.

Additional history of Lewiston, Idaho and the early Latter-day Saint settlers there can be found in:
Andrew Jenson. Encyclopedic History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Salt Lake City: Deseret News Publishing Company, 1941, p. 429.

Maps[edit | edit source]

Military History and Records[edit | edit source]

Minorities[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Current[edit | edit source]

Morning Tribune
505 C Street
Lewiston, ID 83501
Ph. 208-743-9411
email - alford@limtribune.com

Historical[edit | edit source]

Copies of the following issues of Lewiston newspapers   are in the collections of the Idaho State Archives in Boise:

Golden age  1862:8:2-1864:11:19  
Idaho signal  1872:3:9-1874:8:20 
Lewiston banner  1919:9:26-1926:10:16  
Lewiston banner  1931:6:26  
Lewiston daily teller  1900:10:18-1901:1:12 
Lewiston daily tribune  1898:5:9-1902:11:30 
Lewiston evening teller  1878:4:13-1908:3:25  
Lewiston inter-state news  1905:11:7-1905:12:29  
Lewiston journal  1867:7:4,1872:1:13  
Lewiston journal  1867:2:15, 4:5  
Lewiston morning tribune  1899:1-9999 
Lewiston news  1932:9:23-1937:4:30  
Lewiston tribune  1896:1-1897:12  
Lewiston weekly tribune  1908:4:30  
Nez Perce news  1881:4:28-1886:8:12 
North Idaho radiator  1865:1:28-1865:4:15  
North Idaho report  1963:11, 1964:1, 1964:3 
Northerner  1874:9:12-1875:6:5 
Teller  1876:10:21-1878:4:6  
Valley news  1957:9:27 
Weekly tribune  1898:10:7-1898:12:30

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