Aberdeen, Idaho

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Quick Facts

Former name

Geographic location

City Hall

http://yanceyfamilygenealogy.org/aberdeen.htm
Aberdeen City Hall
33 North Main
Aberdeen P.O. Box 190
Aberdeen, Idaho 83210
Phone: 208 . 397 . 4161 - Fax: 208 . 397 . 3431

Resources

Biography

Cemeteries

Aberdeen Cemetery is located to the East of Aberdeen at 2670 West 1750 South.  As of the year 2010, all headstones were photographed and placed on findagrave.com.  The sexton records up to the year 2004 are also available online, but it should be noted that there are various errors and omissions. 

Church History and Records

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Current

There are two wards and one branch holding meetings in this meetinghouse:

149 W Central St, Aberdeen, ID 83210
(208) 397-3249


Historical

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 Aberdeen Ward (1908-1948) are included in this collections.

Directories

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

Funeral Homes

Davis-rose Mortuary
170 Idaho St
American Falls, Idaho 83210
(208) 226-2147


History

Aberdeen, Bingham County, Idaho consists of Latter-day Saints residing in a growing settlement of the name in the Snake River Valley. Aberdeen is the terminus of branch of the Oregon Short Line Railroad.
In 1915 there were only about eight or ten Latter-day Saint settlers in the newly surveyed town of Aberdeen. Samuel Neville, Nils A. Pehrson, Alma Rigby, John F. Monson, Wilhelm Carlson, and Leonard H. Elias and Roy Phillips settle in Aberdeen. These families were members of the Sterling Ward, on Oct 3, 1915; they were organized as the Aberdeen Branch. Regular meetings were commenced in private houses. On Dec 3, 1916 the branch was organized as a so-called “independent” branch (reporting directly to the presidency of the Blackfoot Stake). The total population of the Aberdeen Precinct was 1,761 in 1930; of these 646 resided in the town of Aberdeen.

Additional history of Aberdeen, Idaho and the early Mormon 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. 2.

Maps

Military History and Records

Minorities

Newspapers

Current

Aberdeen Times
174 Idaho St.
American Falls, ID 83211
Mailing address:
P.O. Box 856
Aberdeen, ID 832110
Ph. (208)226-5294
email - press1@dcdi.net
Weekly

Historical

Copies of the following newspapers published in Aberdeen are included in the collections of the Idaho State Archives in Boise.

Aberdeen gazette -- 1909:8:12 - 1909:10:7 
Aberdeen times -- 1912:1:5: - 9999

Obituaries

School Records

Websites

References