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Guide to '''Caribou County, Idaho ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records. <br>[[Image:Caribou CO.- HenrysLake. -245 Image.jpg |thumb|right|190px|<center>
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{{Infobox U.S. County | county = Caribou County | county_map = Caribou faraway.gif | state = Idaho | state_map = Idaho.png | latd = | longd = | founded year = 1907 | founded date = April 17 | seat = Soda Springs | building image = IDcariboucourthouse.jpg | building address = [http://www.co.caribou.id.us/ Caribou County Courthouse ]&lt;br&gt;602 Caribou&lt;br&gt;159 South Main &lt;br&gt;Soda Springs, Idaho 83276 &lt;br&gt;Phone: (208) 547-4324}}
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=== County Information  ===
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==== Caribou County, Idaho Record Dates  ====
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== County Courthouse  ==
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=== County Courthouse  ===
  
[[Image:IDcariboucourthouse.jpg|thumb|left|300px|IDcariboucourthouse.jpg]] [http://www.co.caribou.id.us/ Caribou County Courthouse ]<br>159 South Main <br>Soda Springs, Idaho 83276 <br>Phone: (208) 547-4324<br><br>County Clerk has marriage from 1919<br>divorce, probate, court and land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Caribou, Idaho page 178, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref> <br><br>{{RAOGKcourthouse}}
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[http://www.co.caribou.id.us/ Caribou County Courthouse ]<br>159 South Main <br>Soda Springs, Idaho 83276 <br>Phone: (208) 547-4324<br><br>County Clerk has marriage from 1919<br>divorce, probate, court and land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Caribou, Idaho page 178, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
== Quick Facts  ==
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=== Quick Facts  ===
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
1919--Caribou County was created 11 February 1919 from [[Bannock County, Idaho|Bannock]] County. '''County seat:''' Soda Springs <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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1919--Caribou County was created 11 February 1919 from [[Bannock County, Idaho Genealogy|Bannock]] County. '''County seat:''' Soda Springs <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
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== Places/Localities  ==
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
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=== Places/Localities  ===
  
 
{{Caribou County, Idaho}} 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.  
 
{{Caribou County, Idaho}} 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.  
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This list of places in Caribou County, Idaho was compiled from the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Lists_of_places_in_Idaho Lists of Places in Idaho] in Wikipedia and from the map of Caribou County in [http://maps.live.com/ Virtual Earth].  
 
This list of places in Caribou County, Idaho was compiled from the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Lists_of_places_in_Idaho Lists of Places in Idaho] in Wikipedia and from the map of Caribou County in [http://maps.live.com/ Virtual Earth].  
  
== Resources  ==
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The types of records that follow are used for genealogy and family history. Most tell what you may learn and how to locate the records. Links to Internet sites usually go directly to {{PAGENAME}} entries with names, images, or information.
  
Many of the older court, land, naturalization, probate, pension, and vital records for Caribou County have been microfilmed and are available at the {{FHL|Idaho%2C+Caribou|subject|disp=Family History Library}} in Salt Lake City and through their family history centers. They are also available at the [http://history.idaho.gov/research.html Idaho State&nbsp;Archives] 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 Soda Springs<ref>Idaho State Historical Society Reference Series, Number 10, ''Counties and County Seats'', Reissued July, 1991.</ref>.  
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{{Tip|Don't overlook {{FHL|United States, Idaho, Caribou|place|disp={{PAGENAME}}}} items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see [https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/United_States_Archives_and_Libraries Archives and Libraries].}}
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<br> Many of the older court, land, naturalization, probate, pension, and vital records for Caribou County have been microfilmed and are available at the {{FHL|Idaho%2C+Caribou|subject|disp=Family History Library}} in Salt Lake City and through their family history centers. They are also available at the [http://history.idaho.gov/archives-collections  Idaho State Archives] 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 Soda Springs<ref>Idaho State Historical Society Reference Series, Number 10, ''Counties and County Seats'', Reissued July, 1991.</ref>.
  
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
  
{{RAOGKcemetery}}There are many cemeteries in Caribou County. For a list of those that have been identified, and links to transcriptions and/or photographs of tombstones, go to [[Caribou County, Idaho Cemetery Records|Caribou County, Idaho Cemetery Records]].  
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There are many cemeteries in Caribou County. For a list of those that have been identified, and links to transcriptions and/or photographs of tombstones, go to [[Caribou County, Idaho Cemetery Records|Caribou County, Idaho Cemetery Records]].  
  
For the cemeteries in or immediately adjacent to the cities, please see the city pages for the cities listed above.  
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For the cemeteries in or immediately adjacent to the cities, please see the city pages for the cities listed above.
  
 
=== Census  ===
 
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The 1890 federal census for Idaho was destroyed. However, the Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library is creating a list of [http://www.history.idaho.gov/idaho-1890-reconstructed-census 1890 Idaho residents] by indexing a variety of records, 1885-1894. This reconstructed list will substitute for the destroyed 1890 federal census.
  
<br>For a summary of census records for the state of Idaho, see [[Idaho Census|Idaho Census Records]].  
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<br>For a summary of census records for the state of Idaho, see [[Idaho Census|Idaho Census Records]].
  
 
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===== The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons)  =====
 
===== 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 Canyon County, Idaho prior to 1950. Many of the original records of these church units are in the [http://www.lds.org/churchhistory/library 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, or at any of its [https://www.familysearch.org/locations Family History Centers.]
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*List of [[Caribou County, Idaho LDS Church Stakes and Wards|Caribou County stakes and wards]] to about 1948.
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*The following are local congregations (wards) which existed in Caribou County, Idaho prior to 1950.  
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**Many of the records to about 1948 are available at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]] in Salt Lake City and at its [https://www.familysearch.org/locations FamilySearch Centers].
  
 
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=== Court Records  ===
 
=== Court Records  ===
  
Some of the early court records of Caribou County, Idaho have been microfilmed and are available at the [http://history.idaho.gov/County_Records_ISHS_microfilm.pdf Idaho State Archives] in Boise, Idaho. The records filmed include civil suits, divorce papers, judgment dockets, etc. Copies of these microfilmed court records are also available at the {{FHL|368040|title-id|disp=Family History Library}} in Salt Lake City, Utah or at any of the Library's [https://www.familysearch.org/locations Family History Centers.] Additional court records and more recent records are housed at the Caribou County courthouse in Soda Springs, Idaho, and can be accessed by making a visit there.  
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Some of the early court records of Caribou County, Idaho have been microfilmed and are available at the [http://history.idaho.gov/idaho-state-archives Idaho State Archives] in Boise, Idaho. The records filmed include civil suits, divorce papers, judgment dockets, etc. Copies of these microfilmed court records are also available at the {{FHL|368040|title-id|disp=Family History Library}} in Salt Lake City, Utah or at any of the Library's [https://www.familysearch.org/locations Family History Centers.] Additional court records and more recent records are housed at the Caribou County courthouse in Soda Springs, Idaho, and can be accessed by making a visit there.  
  
 
Some of the records of the courts of Caribou County that have been microfilmed include:  
 
Some of the records of the courts of Caribou County that have been microfilmed include:  
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*Judgments, 1891-1933 <br>
 
*Judgments, 1891-1933 <br>
  
The Miscellaneous records are found under the Miscellaneous Series  
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The Miscellaneous records are found under the Miscellaneous Series
  
 
=== History  ===
 
=== History  ===
  
The book [http://www.worldcat.org/title/caribou-county-chronology/oclc/15269280&referer=brief_results Caribou County&nbsp;Chronology ]is a brief history, published in 1930. [http://worldcat.org WorldCat ]lists library holdings.  
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The book [http://www.worldcat.org/title/caribou-county-chronology/oclc/15269280&referer=brief_results Caribou County Chronology ]is a brief history, published in 1930.  
  
The Soda Springs Chamber of Commerce has compiled the [http://www.lib.washington.edu/msd/norestriction/b5828123x.pdf Oregon Trail in Caribou County], a self-guided tour of sites documented by&nbsp;diaries and journals of early pioneers and explorers, available online.  
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The Soda Springs Chamber of Commerce has compiled the [http://www.lib.washington.edu/msd/norestriction/b5828123x.pdf Oregon Trail in Caribou County], a self-guided tour of sites documented by diaries and journals of early pioneers and explorers, available online.  
  
A work highlighting the county's&nbsp;mining history is [http://www.worldcat.org/title/mountain-carriboo-and-other-gold-camps-in-idaho/oclc/26821168&referer=brief_results The mountain&nbsp;: Carriboo and other Gold Camps in Idaho ]available at various libraries nationwide.  
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A work highlighting the county's mining history is [http://www.worldcat.org/title/mountain-carriboo-and-other-gold-camps-in-idaho/oclc/26821168&referer=brief_results The mountain: Carriboo and other Gold Camps in Idaho ]available at various libraries nationwide.
  
 
=== Land  ===
 
=== Land  ===
  
Land and Property records are generally found in the Clerk's Office of the county in which the transactions took place.&nbsp; They can be accessed by contacting that [http://www.co.caribou.id.us/ office], which in Caribou County is located in Soda Springs, Idaho.  
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Land and Property records are generally found in the Clerk's Office of the county in which the transactions took place. They can be accessed by contacting that [http://www.co.caribou.id.us/ Caribou County Clerk's office], which in Caribou County is located in Soda Springs, Idaho.  
  
The [http://history.idaho.gov/county_microfilm.html Idaho State Archives] has microfilmed some of the earlier records of Caribou County and these can be accessed by visiting the Archives&nbsp; in Boise, Idaho.  
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The [http://history.idaho.gov/archives-collections Idaho State Archives] has microfilmed some of the earlier records of Caribou County and these can be accessed by visiting the Archives in Boise, Idaho.  
  
The {{FHL|534962|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}} in Salt Lake City has microfilmed the following records found in the Caribou County Clerk's Office: Homestead Records 1889-1964, Deeds 1901-1935, Patent Records 1889-1950.&nbsp; These films are available for viewing in Salt Lake City or in any of the [https://www.familysearch.org/locations Family History Centers.]  
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The {{FHL|534962|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}} in Salt Lake City has microfilmed the following records found in the Caribou County Clerk's Office: Homestead Records 1889-1964, Deeds 1901-1935, Patent Records 1889-1950. These films are available for viewing in Salt Lake City or in any of the [https://www.familysearch.org/locations Family History Centers.]
  
 
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*A digital Caribou County Idaho map is [http://imnh.isu.edu/digitalatlas/counties/caribou/caribou.htm available online].  
 
*A digital Caribou County Idaho map is [http://imnh.isu.edu/digitalatlas/counties/caribou/caribou.htm available online].  
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=== Military  ===
 
=== Military  ===
  
Because Caribou County was not formed until 1919, those who were of military draft age for World War I were included in the draft registration records of [[Bannock County, Idaho|Bannock County]], the parent county of Caribou.  
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Because Caribou County was not formed until 1919, those who were of military draft age for World War I were included in the draft registration records of [[Bannock County, Idaho Genealogy|Bannock County]], the parent county of Caribou.  
  
 
=== Miscellaneous Series  ===
 
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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.  
 
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.  
  
Both the Idaho State Archives in Boise, Idaho, and the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah have copies of the miscellaneous record of Teton County. The originals are held in the Teton County courthouse in Driggs, Idaho and can be accessed by visiting there. Copies in the [http://history.idaho.gov/County_Records_ISHS_microfilm.pdf Idaho State Archives] are available for viewing in Boise. Those held by the {{FHL|368014|title-id|disp=Family History Library}} can be viewed either at the Library in Salt Lake City or at any of its [https://www.familysearch.org/locations Family History Centers.]  
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Both the Idaho State Archives in Boise, Idaho, and the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah have copies of the miscellaneous record of Teton County. The originals are held in the Teton County courthouse in Driggs, Idaho and can be accessed by visiting there. Copies in the [http://history.idaho.gov/archives-collections Idaho State Archives] are available for viewing in Boise. Those held by the {{FHL|368014|title-id|disp=Family History Library}} can be viewed either at the Library in Salt Lake City or at any of its [https://www.familysearch.org/locations Family History Centers.]
  
 
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{{RAOGKobituary}}Caribou County Sun, published in [[Soda Springs, Idaho|Soda Springs]].  
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Caribou County Sun, published in [[Soda Springs, Idaho|Soda Springs]].  
  
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Caribou County Sun<br>P.O. Box 815<br>Soda Springs, Idaho 83276<br>Ph. 208-547-3260<br>email - ccsun10@aol.com<br>Weekly
  
 
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===== Historical  =====
  
The [http://history.idaho.gov/library_collections.html#anchor566425 Idaho State Archives] has microfilmed copies of early Caribou County newspapers which can be accessed at their facility in Boise:  
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The [http://history.idaho.gov/digital-newspapers Idaho State Archives] has microfilmed copies of early Caribou County newspapers which can be accessed at their facility in Boise:  
  
 
Bancroft Standard: 1933:1:28:-1934:12:28<br>Caribou County Sun: 1955:3:31-9999<br>Caribou County Sun &amp; Soda Springs Sun: 1954:2:11-1955:3:24<br>Grace Citizen: 1967:11:2-1990:12:26<br>Grace Herald: 1929:3:21-1966:12:29<br>Grace Herald: 1941:12:18-1946:9:12<br>Soda Springs Chieftain: 1906:3:1-1931:3:12<br>Soda Springs Sun: 1933:5:11-1955:2:4<br>  
 
Bancroft Standard: 1933:1:28:-1934:12:28<br>Caribou County Sun: 1955:3:31-9999<br>Caribou County Sun &amp; Soda Springs Sun: 1954:2:11-1955:3:24<br>Grace Citizen: 1967:11:2-1990:12:26<br>Grace Herald: 1929:3:21-1966:12:29<br>Grace Herald: 1941:12:18-1946:9:12<br>Soda Springs Chieftain: 1906:3:1-1931:3:12<br>Soda Springs Sun: 1933:5:11-1955:2:4<br>  
  
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=== Obituaries ===
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*'''1943-2013''' - {{RecordSearch|2290243|Idaho, Southern Counties Obituaries, 1943-2013}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
=== Pension Records  ===
 
=== Pension Records  ===
  
[http://history.idaho.gov/pension.html 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 Archives in Boise and have been indexed. Caribou County Mothers' Pensions are included in that index which is available online.  
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[http://history.idaho.gov/mothers-pension 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 Archives in Boise and have been indexed. Caribou County Mothers' Pensions are included in that index which is available online.  
  
Microfilmed copies of these [http://history.idaho.gov/pension.html Mother's Pension records] are also available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, or in any of the Library's [https://www.familysearch.org/locations Family History Centers.]&nbsp; Microfilm of the orginals are also found in the Caribou county courthouse at Soda Springs, Idaho.  
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Microfilmed copies of these [http://history.idaho.gov/mothers-pension Mother's Pension records] are also available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, or in any of the Library's [https://www.familysearch.org/locations Family History Centers.] Microfilm of the originals are also found in the Caribou county courthouse at Soda Springs, Idaho.
  
 
=== Probate  ===
 
=== Probate  ===
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*'''1857 – 1989''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9047 Idaho Wills and Probate Records 1857-1989] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $
  
 
Probate records are generally found on the county level and can be accessed by contacting the [http://www.co.caribou.id.us/ county courthouse] in which the transactions took place. The Caribou County courthouse is located in Soda Springs and the records can be accessed by visiting there.  
 
Probate records are generally found on the county level and can be accessed by contacting the [http://www.co.caribou.id.us/ county courthouse] in which the transactions took place. The Caribou County courthouse is located in Soda Springs and the records can be accessed by visiting there.  
  
The [http://history.idaho.gov/County_Records_ISHS_microfilm.pdf Idaho State Archives] has microfilmed some of the early Caribou County probate records and these can be accessed by visiting the Archives in Boise, Idaho.  
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The [http://history.idaho.gov/archives-collections Idaho State Archives] has microfilmed some of the early Caribou County probate records and these can be accessed by visiting the Archives in Boise, Idaho.  
  
The [http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHLC/frameset_fhlc.asp Family History Library] has filmed Caribou County probate records (1898-1926) and these films are available for viewing at their facility in Salt Lake City or in any of its&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/locations Family History Centers].  
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The [http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FamilySearch Catalog/frameset_fhlc.asp Family History Library] has filmed Caribou County probate records (1898-1926) and these films are available for viewing at their facility in Salt Lake City or in any of its [https://www.familysearch.org/locations Family History Centers].
  
 
=== Taxation  ===
 
=== Taxation  ===
  
Any existing tax assessment rolls for&nbsp;Caribou County should be in the courthouse in Soda Springs and would need to be accessed by visiting there.  
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Any existing tax assessment rolls for Caribou County should be in the courthouse in Soda Springs and would need to be accessed by visiting there.  
  
 
=== Vital Records  ===
 
=== Vital Records  ===
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===== Birth  =====
 
===== Birth  =====
  
Birth records, 1911 to present, for individuals born in the Caribou County area 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 [[Idaho_Vital_Records|Vital Records] ]section under the subject Idaho for more details.  
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'''''Online Records'''''
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*'''1861-1911''' - {{RecordSearch|2110744|Idaho, Birth Index, 1861-1911}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1883-1929''' - {{RecordSearch|1951759|Idaho County Birth and Death Records 1883-1929}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
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Birth records, 1911 to present, for individuals born in the Caribou County area 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 [[Idaho_Vital_Records|Vital Records] ]section under the subject Idaho for more details.
  
 
===== Marriage  =====
 
===== Marriage  =====
  
The [http://history.idaho.gov/County_Records_ISHS_microfilm.pdf Idaho State Archives] and the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah have microfilmed copies of {{FHL|368006|title-id|disp=Caribou County marriages}} 1919-1944, the originals of which can be viewed at the Caribou county courthouse in Soda Springs.&nbsp;The filmed copies can be viewed&nbsp;at the Archives in Boise, Idaho or at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, or in any of the Library's [https://www.familysearch.org/locations Family History Centers.]  
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'''''Online Records'''''
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*'''1864-1976''' - {{RecordSearch|2549611|Idaho Church Marriages, 1864-1976}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1864-1950''' - {{RecordSearch|1662500|Idaho County Marriages, 1864-1950}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1878-1898; 1903-1942''' - {{RecordSearch|1674817|Idaho Marriages, 1878-1898; 1903-1942}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1947-1963''' - {{RecordSearch|2106101|Idaho Marriage Index, 1947-1961}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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The [http://history.idaho.gov/archives-collections Idaho State Archives] and the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah have microfilmed copies of {{FHL|368006|title-id|disp=Caribou County marriages}} 1919-1944, the originals of which can be viewed at the Caribou county courthouse in Soda Springs. The filmed copies can be viewed at the Archives in Boise, Idaho or at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, or in any of the Library's [https://www.familysearch.org/locations Family History Centers.]
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===== Divorce =====
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'''''Online Records'''''
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*'''1947-1963''' - {{RecordSearch|2106102|Idaho Divorce Index, 1947-1963}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
 
===== Death  =====
 
===== Death  =====
  
Deaths occuring in Caribou 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 mandated by the State of Idaho. See the '''Vital Records''' section under [[Idaho Vital Records|Idaho]] for details.
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'''''Online Records'''''
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*'''1883 - 1929''' - {{RecordSearch|1951759|Idaho County Birth and Death Records 1883-1929}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1938-1961''' - {{RecordSearch|2612577|Idaho Death Certificates, 1938-1961}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
Copies of death certificates from 1911-1954 are on microfilm and can be used at the Idaho State&nbsp;Archives in Boise, the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, BYU-Idaho University Library in Rexburg and several other locations.
 
  
A state-wide index to Idaho Deaths, 1911-1956 is [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/famhist/Death/searchForm.cfm available online]. Efforts to expand this index to 1960 are underway. Another version is Idaho Death Index 1911-1956.  
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Deaths occurring in Caribou 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 mandated by the State of Idaho. See the '''Vital Records''' section under [[Idaho Vital Records|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 Archives in Boise, the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, BYU-Idaho University Library in Rexburg and several other locations.
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A state-wide index to Idaho Deaths, 1911-1956 is [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/famhist/Death/searchForm.cfm available online]. Efforts to expand this index to 1960 are underway. Another version is Idaho Death Index 1911-1956.
  
 
===== Deaths from other sources  =====
 
===== Deaths from other sources  =====
  
A significant source of death and related information for eastern Idaho families can be found at the following website [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/famhist/Obit/searchForm.cfm Eastern Idaho Death Index].  
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A significant source of death and related information for eastern Idaho families can be found at the following website [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/famhist/Obit/searchForm.cfm Eastern Idaho Death Index].
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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=== Societies and Libraries  ===
  
 
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.  
 
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.  
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
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*[[Soda Springs Idaho Family History Center]]
 
*[[Soda Springs Idaho Family History Center]]
  
== Web Sites ==
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=== Websites ===
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~idcaribo/ The Caribou County Idaho GenWeb Project], a member of [[IDGenWeb|The IDGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]]  
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*[http://www.caribou.idgenweb.org/ The Caribou County Idaho GenWeb Project], a member of [[IDGenWeb|The IDGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]]  
*{{FHL|Idaho%2C+Caribou|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL|Idaho%2C+Caribou|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/ID/Caribou/ Caribou County, Idaho Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/ID/Caribou/ Caribou County, Idaho Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
== References  ==
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=== References&nbsp; ===
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Anderson, Lavina Fielding (ed).&nbsp; ''Chesterfield: Mormon Outpost in Idaho''. Bancroft, Idaho: The Chesterfield Foundation, Inc., 1982.&nbsp; 91 pages.
  
 
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Latest revision as of 19:39, 23 August 2017

United States
Idaho
Caribou County
Guide to Caribou County, Idaho ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
Henrys Lake, Caribou CO., Idaho


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Caribou County, Idaho
Map
Map of Idaho highlighting Caribou County
Location in the state of Idaho
Map of the U.S. highlighting Idaho
Location of Idaho in the U.S.
Facts
Founded April 17, 1907
County Seat Soda Springs
Courthouse
IDcariboucourthouse.jpg
Address Caribou County Courthouse <br>602 Caribou<br>159 South Main <br>Soda Springs, Idaho 83276 <br>Phone: (208) 547-4324


County Information

Caribou County, Idaho Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1919 1870 1901 1914

County Courthouse

Caribou County Courthouse
159 South Main
Soda Springs, Idaho 83276
Phone: (208) 547-4324

County Clerk has marriage from 1919
divorce, probate, court and land records. [2]

Quick Facts

Parent County

1919--Caribou County was created 11 February 1919 from Bannock County. County seat: Soda Springs [3]

Boundary Changes

2 Nov. 1948 - Caribou gained from Bannock County. Areas gained were described in two separate acts approved 18 Mar, 1948, became effective through a vote in the general election of 2 Nov. 1948. This annexation involved the residents of Commissioner's District #3 of Bannock County which included all of Gem Valley from Chesterfield to the Devils Hand Canyon, (Bancroft, Grace, and the lower Gem Valley).

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

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.

This list of places in Caribou County, Idaho was compiled from the Lists of Places in Idaho in Wikipedia and from the map of Caribou County in Virtual Earth.

Resources

The types of records that follow are used for genealogy and family history. Most tell what you may learn and how to locate the records. Links to Internet sites usually go directly to Caribou County, Idaho Genealogy entries with names, images, or information.


Many of the older court, land, naturalization, probate, pension, and vital records for Caribou 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 Archives 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 Soda Springs[4].

Cemeteries

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
[IDGenWeb] WorldCat Billion Graves
IDGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
Idaho Gravestones
Billion Graves
See Idaho Cemeteries for more information.

There are many cemeteries in Caribou County. For a list of those that have been identified, and links to transcriptions and/or photographs of tombstones, go to Caribou County, Idaho Cemetery Records.

For the cemeteries in or immediately adjacent to the cities, please see the city pages for the cities listed above.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
19202,191
19302,121−3.2%
19402,2847.7%
19505,576144.1%
19605,9767.2%
19706,5349.3%
19808,69533.1%
19906,963−19.9%
20007,3044.9%
sources:[5][6]


The 1890 federal census for Idaho was destroyed. However, the Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library is creating a list of 1890 Idaho residents by indexing a variety of records, 1885-1894. This reconstructed list will substitute for the destroyed 1890 federal census.


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

Church

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons)
  • The following are local congregations (wards) which existed in Caribou County, Idaho prior to 1950.
  • Central
  • Mt. Sherman
  • Conda
  • Davisville
  • Meadowville
  • Soda Springs

County Commissioners' Records

The minute books of the County Commissioners contain interesting tidbits of history about the county as well as the names of individuals appealing to the County Commissioners for action on issues of concern to them. Minutes of those meetings were recorded from the formation of the county, for most counties. Some counties now post the minutes of current meetings online.

Most of these records have been preserved in the county courthouses of the State of Idaho. Few have been microfilmed. Contact the county clerk for information about years covered and availability.

Court Records

Some of the early court records of Caribou County, Idaho have been microfilmed and are available at the Idaho State Archives in Boise, Idaho. The records filmed include civil suits, divorce papers, judgment dockets, etc. Copies of these microfilmed court records are also available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah or at any of the Library's Family History Centers. Additional court records and more recent records are housed at the Caribou County courthouse in Soda Springs, Idaho, and can be accessed by making a visit there.

Some of the records of the courts of Caribou County that have been microfilmed include:

Judgment Books
  • Judgments, 1891-1933

The Miscellaneous records are found under the Miscellaneous Series

History

The book Caribou County Chronology is a brief history, published in 1930.

The Soda Springs Chamber of Commerce has compiled the Oregon Trail in Caribou County, a self-guided tour of sites documented by diaries and journals of early pioneers and explorers, available online.

A work highlighting the county's mining history is The mountain: Carriboo and other Gold Camps in Idaho available at various libraries nationwide.

Land

Land and Property records are generally found in the Clerk's Office of the county in which the transactions took place. They can be accessed by contacting that Caribou County Clerk's office, which in Caribou County is located in Soda Springs, Idaho.

The Idaho State Archives has microfilmed some of the earlier records of Caribou County and these can be accessed by visiting the Archives in Boise, Idaho.

The Family History Library in Salt Lake City has microfilmed the following records found in the Caribou County Clerk's Office: Homestead Records 1889-1964, Deeds 1901-1935, Patent Records 1889-1950. These films are available for viewing in Salt Lake City or in any of the Family History Centers.

Maps

Idcaribou.jpg

Migration

Early migration routes to and from Caribou County, Idaho Genealogy for European and African American settlers included:

Military

Because Caribou County was not formed until 1919, those who were of military draft age for World War I were included in the draft registration records of Bannock County, the parent county of Caribou.

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.

Both the Idaho State Archives in Boise, Idaho, and the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah have copies of the miscellaneous record of Teton County. The originals are held in the Teton County courthouse in Driggs, Idaho and can be accessed by visiting there. Copies in the Idaho State Archives are available for viewing in Boise. Those held by the Family History Library can be viewed either at the Library in Salt Lake City or at any of its Family History Centers.

Newspapers

Current

Caribou County Sun, published in Soda Springs.

Caribou County Sun
P.O. Box 815
Soda Springs, Idaho 83276
Ph. 208-547-3260
email - ccsun10@aol.com
Weekly

Historical

The Idaho State Archives has microfilmed copies of early Caribou County newspapers which can be accessed at their facility in Boise:

Bancroft Standard: 1933:1:28:-1934:12:28
Caribou County Sun: 1955:3:31-9999
Caribou County Sun & Soda Springs Sun: 1954:2:11-1955:3:24
Grace Citizen: 1967:11:2-1990:12:26
Grace Herald: 1929:3:21-1966:12:29
Grace Herald: 1941:12:18-1946:9:12
Soda Springs Chieftain: 1906:3:1-1931:3:12
Soda Springs Sun: 1933:5:11-1955:2:4


Obituaries

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 Archives in Boise and have been indexed. Caribou County Mothers' Pensions are included in that index which is available online.

Microfilmed copies of these Mother's Pension records are also available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, or in any of the Library's Family History Centers. Microfilm of the originals are also found in the Caribou county courthouse at Soda Springs, Idaho.

Probate

Online Probate Records

Probate records are generally found on the county level and can be accessed by contacting the county courthouse in which the transactions took place. The Caribou County courthouse is located in Soda Springs and the records can be accessed by visiting there.

The Idaho State Archives has microfilmed some of the early Caribou County probate records and these can be accessed by visiting the Archives in Boise, Idaho.

The Catalog/frameset_fhlc.asp Family History Library has filmed Caribou County probate records (1898-1926) and these films are available for viewing at their facility in Salt Lake City or in any of its Family History Centers.

Taxation

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

Vital Records

Birth

Online Records


Birth records, 1911 to present, for individuals born in the Caribou County area 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 [[Idaho_Vital_Records|Vital Records] ]section under the subject Idaho for more details.

Marriage

Online Records

The Idaho State Archives and the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah have microfilmed copies of Caribou County marriages 1919-1944, the originals of which can be viewed at the Caribou county courthouse in Soda Springs. The filmed copies can be viewed at the Archives in Boise, Idaho or at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, or in any of the Library's Family History Centers.

Divorce

Online Records

Death

Online Records


Deaths occurring in Caribou 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 mandated 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 Archives in Boise, the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, 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 Idaho Death Index 1911-1956.

Deaths from other sources

A significant source of death and related information for eastern Idaho families can be found at the following website Eastern Idaho Death Index.

Societies and Libraries

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.

  • Grace District Library
    204 S Main St
    Grace, ID 83241
    Phone: (208) 425-3695
    Website
  • Soda Springs Public Library
    149 S Main St
    Soda Springs, ID 83276
    Phone: (208) 547-2606
    Website
  • Enders Hotel & Museum‎
    76 South Main Street, Soda Springs, ID 83276-1426
    (208) 547-4980‎

Family History Centers

Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Websites

References 

Anderson, Lavina Fielding (ed).  Chesterfield: Mormon Outpost in Idaho. Bancroft, Idaho: The Chesterfield Foundation, Inc., 1982.  91 pages.

  1. Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 123-139. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Caribou, Idaho page 178, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. Idaho State Historical Society Reference Series, Number 10, Counties and County Seats, Reissued July, 1991.
  5. census.gov - Idaho population by county, 1900-90 accessed 2009-05-03
  6. quickfacts.census.gov - Canyon County accessed 2009-05-03
  7. Jim Tompkins, "The Oregon Trail 1841-1848 Map IV" in Oregon Trail Landmarks at http://www.oregonpioneers.com/OTMap4.jpg (accessed 18 July 2011).
  8. "Oregon California Trails Association" at http://octatrails.micromaps.com/ (accessed 18 July 2011).