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This article describes a collection of records scheduled to become available at FamilySearch.org.
Idaho, United States
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Location of Idaho
Record Description
Record Type Death
Collection years 1890-1960
FamilySearch Resources
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection consists of a name index and image browse of Idaho Death Certificates from 1890 to 1960. The records were acquired from the Department of Health and Welfare in Boise.

To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Idaho, Death Certificates, 1890-1960.

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

What Can this Collection Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

Death certificates may contain the following information:

  • The first and last name of the deceased
  • The date of death
  • The place of death
  • The birth date and birth place of the deceased
  • The names of the deceased's parents
  • The date of burial
  • The cemetery where the deceased was buried

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

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • The approximate year of death
  • The place of death
  • The names of family members and their relationships

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

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

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

Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members.

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

  • Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find names of parents and other records.
  • Check the census records to find siblings or grandparents.
  • Use the residence and names to locate church and land records.
  • Use Occupations to find employment or military records.
  • Check the cemetery records for additional family members.

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

  • Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • Collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records.
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search.
  • Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images.
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
  • Search the indexes and records of Idaho.
  • Search in the Idaho Archives and Libraries.

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]

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation:
A citation will be available on the Collection Details page when the collection is published.
Record Citation:
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Image Citation:
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.

How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?[edit | edit source]

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