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Nearly 1700 marriages, 1890-1941, are listed on the [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].  
 
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The death registers for Blaine County, 1907-1911 have been microfilmed and are available at the Idaho State Historical Society Library (PARL) in Boise, the BYU-Idaho Library in Rexburg and at the Family History Library (FHL) in Salt Lake City, Utah.
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After 1911, deaths occuring in Blaine County are included in the state-wide registration program. These records are restricted for a period of fifty years from the time of the individual's death but can be obtained by following the guidelines as issued by the State of Idaho. See the Vital Records section under Idaho for details.
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Copies of death certificates from 1911-1954 are on microfilm and can be used at the Idaho State Historical Society Library, the Family History Library, BYU-Idaho University Library in Rexburg and several other locations.
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A state-wide index to Idaho Deaths, 1911-1956 is available online. Efforts to expand this index to 1960 are underway. Another version is the US Genweb Idaho Death Index 1911-1956.
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Deaths from other sources. 
  
 
Index to Deaths from 1911-1954 [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/famhist/Death/searchForm.cfm available online].
 
Index to Deaths from 1911-1954 [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/famhist/Death/searchForm.cfm available online].

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United States Gotoarrow.png Idaho Gotoarrow.png Blaine County

County Courthouse

Blaine County, Idaho

Quick Facts

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Blaine County, Idaho

Parent County

5 March 1895: Blaine County, Idaho was created from Alturas County. [1]

Boundary Changes

30 January 1913: Power County created from parts of Bingham, Blaine, and Oneida Counties

Record Loss

Places/Localities

The preceding list of places includes incorporated cities and towns, unincorporated towns and communities, and place names that may have been used in family histories. Some have well-organized records and even have web sites. Some are simply social communities with no official records, but which may be referenced in small-town newspapers. The list is provided to help researchers identify localities within the county. As records or histories of these localities are identified, a page will be added for each of these place names.

Resources

Many of the older court, land, naturalization, probate, pension, and vital records for Blaine County have been microfilmed and are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City and at the Idaho State Historical Society's Library in Boise. Details of the county records in these respective institutions can be obtained from their online catalogs or listings. Original records which have been microfilmed and more recent records are in the county courthouse in Hailey. [2]

Cemeteries

The following cemeteries of Blaine County have been identified and some of their records located. When multiple transcriptions are listed, they may contain discrepant information. The transcriptions may have been made at different times and by different people. Some names may have been mis-read. Some gravestones may have been missed. All transcriptions available for each cemetery should be checked.

Name of cemetery Location Records
Base Leg Ranch Cemetery Carey Transcription of 2 gravestones available through Find-A-Grave.com website
Bellevue Cemetery Bellvue Transcription of 219 gravestones available through Find-A-Grave.com website
Carey Cemetery Carey Some records of this cemetery at PARL[3] in Boise; a transcription is available online at the county GenWeb site; another transcription made in 2002 is also available online; Transcription of 727 gravestones available through Find-A-Grave.com website; transcript available through USGenWeb for Blaine County
Carey Pioneer Cemetery Transcription of 42 gravestones available through Find-A-Grave.com website
City Cemetery Hailey Some records of this cemetery at PARL[4] in Boise
County Cemetery Hailey Some records of this cemetery at PARL[5] in Boise
Deckard Cemetery Triumph; N on Hwy 75 from Hailey to East Fork Rd., rt. 3 miles to Decker Creek (unmarked); cem. is on ridge on N. side of road Transcription of 3 graves available online; transcription of 3 gravestones available through Find-A-Grave.com website
Galena Cemetery between Hwy turnoff and Galena store Some records of this cemetery at PARL[6] in Boise (3 graves); transcription of a single grave available online; transcription of 1 gravestone available through Find-A-Grave.com website
Hailey Cemetery Hailey Transcription of 890 gravestones available through Find-A-Grave.com website
Idaho Pioneer Cemetery N. of Carey, about a mile off Hwy. 23/93, on Wood River Reservoir Road
Transcription made in 2000 available online
Ketchum Cemetery Ketchum Some records of this cemetery at PARL[7] in Boise; transcription of 164 gravestones available through Find-A-Grave.com website; photos of 2 gravestones available at idahogravestone.org
Kilpatrick Cemetery 4 mi. E. of Hwy 20/75 at Kilpatrick Bridge Road transcription made in 1996 available online; transcription of 6 gravestones available through Find-A-Grave.com website
Lakeview Cemetery Carey Some records of this cemetery at PARL[8] in Boise
Little Wood River Cemetery Carey Some records of this cemetery at PARL[9] in Boise
Masonic Cemetery Hailey Some records of this cemetery at PARL[10] in Boise
New City Cemetery Bellevue Some records of this cemetery at PARL[11] in Boise
Old Carey Cemetery Carey Transcription of 36 gravestones available through Find-A-Grave.com website
Picabo Cemetery (Picabo-Gannett) Picabo Some records of this cemetery at PARL[12] in Boise; transcription of 119 tombstones made in 2000 available online; transcription of 126 gravestones available through Find-A-Grave.com website
Pioneer Cemetery Hailey Some records of this cemetery at PARL[13] in Boise
Red Devil Cemetery N. of Hailey, off Hwy. 75 transcription made in 2002 available online; transcription of 2 gravestones available through Find-A-Grave.com website
Thompson Creek Grave Transcription of 1 gravestone available through Find-A-Grave.com website
Timmerman Hill Cemetery Hailey Some records of this cemetery at PARL[14] in Boise; transcription of 29 tombstones made in 1999 available online; transcription of 34 gravestones available through Find-A-Grave.com website 
Ward Family Cemetery NW of Fish Creek Reservoir Some records of this cemetery at PARL[15] in Boise (5 graves); transcription made in 2000 available online; transcription of 5 gravestones available through Find-A-Grave.com website
Wood River Chapel Hailey Transcription of 2 gravestones available through Find-A-Grave.com website

Census

For a summary of census records for the state of Idaho, see Idaho Census Records.

Church History and Records

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

The following are local congregations (wards) of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints which existed in Blaine County, Idaho prior to 1950. Many of the original records of these church units are in the Historical 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.

  • Blaine Dist
  • Carey
  • Gannett
  • Hailey
  • Sun Valley

County Commissioners' Records

Court

Judgment Books

History

Land

Maps

Military History and Records

World War I draft registration cards, 1917-1918, for Blaine County have been microfilmed. Copies of these records are available at the Family History Library (their microfilm number 1452109) and are also available online at Ancestry.com, for a subscription fee. The original cards are maintained in the Southeast Regional Archives of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in East Point, Georgia and have been microfilmed by the National Archives as their Microcopy M1509.

Miscellaneous Series

Often overlooked by the genealogist, this group of volumes may contain affidavits for citizenship, final disposition of estates, divorce decrees, and many other types of valuable documents. The content varies from county to county, year to year and from clerk to clerk. When the estate case files, civil or criminal files are not available or have been destroyed, you may find key documents recorded here. Most counties will have an index to this series and it is a must search if the information you are seeking is not found elsewhere.

Newspapers

Current

Historical

Pension Records

Mothers' Pensions were provided by the State of Idaho for widows and/or orphans, under certain conditions. Petitions for those pensions were filed with the probate court in each county. The original papers for several counties have been transferred to the Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library (PARL) in Boise. Those at PARL have been indexed. Blaine County Mothers' Pensions are included in that index.

Probate Records

Taxation

Any existing tax assessment rolls for Blaine County should be in the courthouse in Hailey and would need to be accessed by visiting there.

Vital Records

Birth

The Birth Registers for Blaine County, 1907-1911, have been microfilmed and are available at the Idaho State Historical Society Library in Boise and at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. Birth records, 1911 to present, for individuals born in Blaine County are included in and recorded at the state level. These records are restricted for a period of one hundred years from the time of the individual's birth but can be obtained by following the guidelines as issued by the State of Idaho. See the Vital Records section under the subject Idaho for more details.

Marriage

Nearly 1700 marriages, 1890-1941, are listed on the Western States Marriage Index.

Deaths

The death registers for Blaine County, 1907-1911 have been microfilmed and are available at the Idaho State Historical Society Library (PARL) in Boise, the BYU-Idaho Library in Rexburg and at the Family History Library (FHL) in Salt Lake City, Utah.

After 1911, deaths occuring in Blaine County are included in the state-wide registration program. These records are restricted for a period of fifty years from the time of the individual's death but can be obtained by following the guidelines as issued by the State of Idaho. See the Vital Records section under Idaho for details.

Copies of death certificates from 1911-1954 are on microfilm and can be used at the Idaho State Historical Society Library, the Family History Library, BYU-Idaho University Library in Rexburg and several other locations.

A state-wide index to Idaho Deaths, 1911-1956 is available online. Efforts to expand this index to 1960 are underway. Another version is the US Genweb Idaho Death Index 1911-1956.

Deaths from other sources.

Index to Deaths from 1911-1954 available online.

Societies, Libraries and Museums

Many public libraries provide internet access to sites of value to the family historian. Some have special collections of historical and cultural interest, as well. The following libraries may have some resources of value, but use of some or all of them may require a visit to the library.

  • Bellevue Public Library
    115 E Pine
    Bellevue, ID 83313
    Phone: (208) 788-2128
    Website
  • Little Wood River District Library
    16 Panther Ave
    Carey, ID 83320
    Phone: (208) 823-4510
  • Hailey Public Library
    7 W Croy St
    Hailey, ID 83333
    Phone: (208) 788-2036
    Website
  • The Community Library
    415 Spruce Avenue N
    PO Box 2168
    Ketchum, Idaho 83340-2168
    (208) 726-3493
    Website
  • Ketchum Sun Valley Historical Society Heritage & Ski Museum‎
    180 1st Ave E, Ketchum, ID 83340
    (208) 726-8118‎
  • Blaine County Historical Museum
    213 North Main Street (physical address)
    P.O. Box 124 (mailing address)
    Hailey, Idaho 83333
    (208) 788-1801
    Website

Websites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Idaho State Historical Society Reference Series, Number 10, Counties and County Seats, Reissued July, 1991.
  3. Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.
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