Camas County, Idaho Genealogy
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- 1 County Courthouse
- 2 History
- 3 Places/Localities
- 4 Resources
- 5 Societies and Libraries
- 6 Web Sites
- 7 References
1917 --Camas County was created 6 February 1917 from Blaine County. County seat: Fairfield
The following 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.
Corral | Fairfield | Hill City | Magic
Other inhabited places
Blaine | Carrietown | Indian Head Rock | Macon | Punkin Corner | Rands | Selby | Soldier |
Many of the older court, land, naturalization, probate, pension, and vital records for Camas County have been microfilmed and are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City and through their family history centers. They are also available 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 Fairfield.
The following cemeteries of Camas County have some records in the Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library:
- Corral Cemetery - 3.5 m W of Hill City
- Hill City Cemetery - Hill City
- Manard Cemetery - 5 m S of Fairfield
- Mountain View Cemetery - Fairfield
For a summary of census records for the state of Idaho, see Idaho Census Records.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons)
The following are local congregations (wards) of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints which existed in Camas 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.
- A digital Camas County Idaho map is available online.
- Map of Camas County, Idaho is available online.
World War I draft registration cards, 1917-1918, for Camas County have been microfilmed. Copies of these records are available at the Family History Library (their microfilm number 1452112) 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.
Societies and Libraries
- The Camas County Idaho GenWeb Project, a member of The IDGenWeb Project, an affiliate of The USGenWeb Project
- Family History Library Catalog
- Idaho State Historical Society Reference Series, Number 10, Counties and County Seats, Reissued July, 1991.