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Guide to '''Clark County, Idaho ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.<br>[[Image:Minnetonka Cave.JPG |thumb|right|190px|<center>
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'''Quick start:'''
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*[[Clark County, Idaho#Census|Census]]
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*[[Clark County, Idaho#Birth|Birth]]
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Clark County
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| founded year = 1919
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| building address = [http://www.idaho.gov/aboutidaho/county/clark.html Clark County Courthouse]<br>602 Clark<br>320 West Main Street<br>Dubois, ID 83423-0007<br>Phone: (208) 374-5304<br>Fax: (208) 374-5609}}
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=== County Information  ===
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==== Clark County, Idaho Record Dates  ====
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== County Courthouse  ==
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=== County Courthouse  ===
  
[[Image:IDclarkcourthouse.jpg|thumb|right|250px]] [http://www.idaho.gov/aboutidaho/county/clark.html Clark County Courthouse]<br>Dubois, ID 83423-0007<br>Phone: (208) 374-5304<br>Fax: (208) 374-5609<br>  
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[http://www.idaho.gov/aboutidaho/county/clark.html Clark County Courthouse]<br>320 West Main Street<br>Dubois, ID 83423-0007<br>Phone: (208) 374-5304<br>Fax: (208) 374-5609<br><br>County Clerk has marriage, divorce, court and land records from 1919. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Clark, 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--'''Clark County was created 1 February 1919 from [[Fremont County, Idaho|Fremont]] County. '''County seat:''' Dubois <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1919--'''Clark County was created 1 February 1919 from [[Fremont County, Idaho Genealogy|Fremont]] County. '''County seat:''' Dubois <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
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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  ===
  
 
{{Clark 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.  
 
{{Clark 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 Clark 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 Clark County in [http://maps.live.com/ Virtual Earth].  
 
This list of places in Clark 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 Clark 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 Clark County have been microfilmed and are available at the {{FHL|Idaho%2C+Clark|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/county_microfilm.html 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 Dubois<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, Clark|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 Clark County have been microfilmed and are available at the {{FHL|Idaho%2C+Clark|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/county_microfilm.html 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 Dubois<ref>Idaho State Historical Society Reference Series, Number 10, ''Counties and County Seats'', Reissued July, 1991.</ref>.
  
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
  
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There are many cemeteries in Clark County. For a list of those that have been identified, and links to transcriptions and/or photographs of tombstones, go to [[Clark County, Idaho Cemetery Records|Clark County, Idaho Cemetery Records]].  
 
There are many cemeteries in Clark County. For a list of those that have been identified, and links to transcriptions and/or photographs of tombstones, go to [[Clark County, Idaho Cemetery Records|Clark 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  ===
 
=== 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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For a summary of census records for the state of Idaho, see [[Idaho Census|Idaho Census Records]].
  
 
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=== Church  ===
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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 Clark 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 [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library] in Salt Lake City and at its branch [https://www.familysearch.org/locations Family History Centers].  
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*List of [[Clark County, Idaho LDS Church Stakes and Wards|Clark County stakes and wards]] to about 1948.
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*In 1930, Clark County was part of [[Idaho Falls Stake, Idaho LDS Church Wards and Branches|Idaho Falls Stake]].
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*The following are local congregations (wards) which existed in Clark 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].
  
 
*Camas  
 
*Camas  
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=== Court Records  ===
 
=== Court Records  ===
  
Some of the early court records of Clark 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|730948|subject-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 Clark County courthouse in Dubois, Idaho, and can be accessed by making a visit there.  
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Some of the early court records of Clark County, Idaho have been microfilmed and are available at the [http://history.idaho.gov/archives-collections 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|730948|subject-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 Clark County courthouse in Dubois, Idaho, and can be accessed by making a visit there.  
  
 
Some of the records of the courts of Clark County that have been microfilmed include:  
 
Some of the records of the courts of Clark County that have been microfilmed include:  
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Also see "Miscellaneous" section below.  
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Also see "Miscellaneous" section below.
  
 
=== History  ===
 
=== History  ===
  
Two published works are [http://www.worldcat.org/title/settlers-of-the-silver-sage/oclc/28981759&referer=brief_results Settlers of the Silver Sage ]&nbsp;by&nbsp;Bonnie Stoddard (Clark County Historical Society) and [http://www.worldcat.org/title/settlement-of-idaho-by-utah-pioneers-clark-fremont-and-teton-counties/oclc/61272000&referer=brief_results Settlement of Idaho by Utah Pioneers: Clark, Fremont, and Teton Counties], by Mary N. P. Harris.  
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Two published works are [http://www.worldcat.org/title/settlers-of-the-silver-sage/oclc/28981759&referer=brief_results Settlers of the Silver Sage ] by Bonnie Stoddard (Clark County Historical Society) and [http://www.worldcat.org/title/settlement-of-idaho-by-utah-pioneers-clark-fremont-and-teton-counties/oclc/61272000&referer=brief_results Settlement of Idaho by Utah Pioneers: Clark, Fremont, and Teton Counties], by Mary N. P. Harris.  
  
Brief notes on various aspects of [http://www.ccecodev.org/History.html Clark County's ]history are available at the Clark County Economic Development website. Another&nbsp;brief&nbsp;[http://clark.idgenweb.org/History/History.htm County History ]is posted at the Clark County GenWeb website.  
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A  brief history of [http://clark.idgenweb.org/History/History.htm Clark County History ]is posted at the Clark County GenWeb website.  
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A digital history is available at the Idaho Historical Society [http://idahohistory.cdmhost.com/cdm/search/searchterm/Clark Idaho State Archives].
  
The [http://lib.byu.edu/dlib/clarkcounty/ Clark County, Idaho Historical Photographs ]collection has 5,000 photos online.&nbsp;
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The [http://lib.byu.edu/dlib/clarkcounty/ Clark County, Idaho Historical Photographs ]collection has 5,000 photos online.
  
 
=== Land and Property  ===
 
=== Land and Property  ===
  
Land and Property records are generally recorded in the county courthouse of the county in which the transaction took place. For original records of&nbsp;Clark County, Idaho, one may visit the courthouse in Dubois, Idaho.  
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Land and Property records are generally recorded in the county courthouse of the county in which the transaction took place. For original records of Clark County, Idaho, one may visit the courthouse in Dubois, Idaho.  
  
The [http://history.idaho.gov/county_microfilm.html Idaho State Archives] has microfilmed&nbsp;some early&nbsp;county records of&nbsp;Clark County 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 early county records of Clark County and these can be accessed by visiting the Archives in Boise, Idaho.  
  
The Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah&nbsp;has microfilmed&nbsp;{{FHL|673721|title-id|disp=Homestead&nbsp;records (1894-1966)}}&nbsp; and {{FHL|673723|title-id|disp=Land Office Patent Records}} (1890-1919) of Clark County&nbsp;which can be viewed in the Library in Salt Lake City or in any of its [https://www.familysearch.org/locations Family History Centers].<br>  
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The Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah has microfilmed {{FHL|673721|title-id|disp=Homesteadrecords (1894-1966)}} and {{FHL|673723|title-id|disp=Land Office Patent Records}} (1890-1919) of Clark County which can be viewed in the Library in Salt Lake City or in any of its [https://www.familysearch.org/locations Family History Centers].<br>
  
 
=== Maps  ===
 
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[[Image:Idclark.jpg|300px|Idclark.jpg]]
  
 
*A digital Clark County Idaho map is [http://imnh.isu.edu/digitalatlas/counties/clark/clark.htm available online.]  
 
*A digital Clark County Idaho map is [http://imnh.isu.edu/digitalatlas/counties/clark/clark.htm available online.]  
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=== Military  ===
 
=== Military  ===
  
Because Clark 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 [[Fremont County, Idaho|Fremont County]], the parent county of Clark.  
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Because Clark 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 [[Fremont County, Idaho Genealogy|Fremont County]], the parent county of Clark.  
  
 
=== Miscellaneous Series  ===
 
=== 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&nbsp;Clark County. The originals are held in the&nbsp;Clark County courthouse in Dubois, 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|673687|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 Clark County. The originals are held in the Clark County courthouse in Dubois, 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|673687|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.]
  
=== '''Naturalization/Citizenship''' ===
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=== Naturalization/Citizenship  ===
  
The [http://www.digitalarchives.idaho.gov/RecordSeriesInfo.aspx?rsid=2 Idaho State Archives] has online records of Naturalization in Idaho.
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The {{FHL|730937|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}} in Salt Lake City has microfilmed some Clark County naturalizations, from 1914-1925. These films can be viewed in Salt Lake City or in any of its [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/Library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp Family History Centers].
 
 
The {{FHL|730937|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}} in Salt Lake City has microfilmed some Clark County naturalizations, from 1914-1925.&nbsp; These films can be viewed in Salt Lake City or in any of its [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/Library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp Family History Centers].  
 
  
 
=== Newspapers  ===
 
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===== Historical  =====
 
===== Historical  =====
  
The [http://history.idaho.gov/library_collections.html#anchor566425 Idaho State Archives] has microfilmed the following Clark County newspapers:  
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The [http://history.idaho.gov/digital-newspapers Idaho State Archives] has microfilmed the following Clark County newspapers:  
  
Clark County Enterprise, 1921: 1921:11:17-1922:10:26<br>Clark County Enterprise, 1959: 1959:7:24-1970:12:31<br>Clark County Enterprise, Misc: 1919:5:15, 1922:6:29, 1954:2:26<br>Clark County Enterprise-Banner: 1924:5:8 -1959:<br>Dubois Banner: 1917:6:1-1918:6:29<br>Dubois Enterprise,1914: 1914:8:27-1928:6:29<br>Dubois Enterprise,1919: 1919:02:20<br>Enterprise-Citizen: 1971:1:7-1972:12:28<br>  
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Clark County Enterprise, 1921: 1921:11:17-1922:10:26<br>Clark County Enterprise, 1959: 1959:7:24-1970:12:31<br>Clark County Enterprise, Misc: 1919:5:15, 1922:6:29, 1954:2:26<br>Clark County Enterprise-Banner: 1924:5:8 -1959:<br>Dubois Banner: 1917:6:1-1918:6:29<br>Dubois Enterprise,1914: 1914:8:27-1928:6:29<br>Dubois Enterprise,1919: 1919:02:20<br>Enterprise-Citizen: 1971:1:7-1972:12:28<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
  
 
=== Probate  ===
 
=== Probate  ===
  
The existing original Clark County probate records should be&nbsp;in the county courthouse in Dubois, Idaho and can be accessed by visiting there.  
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1857 – 1989''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9047 Idaho Wills and Probate Records 1857-1989] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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The existing original Clark County probate records should be in the county courthouse in Dubois, Idaho and can be accessed by visiting there.  
  
The [http://history.idaho.gov/County_Records_ISHS_microfilm.pdf Idaho State Archives] has microfilmed some of the earlier Clark County probate records which are available for viewing at the Archives in Boise, Idaho.  
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The [http://history.idaho.gov/idaho-state-archives Idaho State Archives] has microfilmed some of the earlier Clark County probate records which are available for viewing at the Archives in Boise, Idaho.  
  
The Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah also has microfilms of some of the early Clark County probate records.&nbsp; The following are available for viewing at the Library in Salt Lake City or at any of its [https://www.familysearch.org/locations Family History Centers:]  
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The Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah also has microfilms of some of the early Clark County probate records. The following are available for viewing at the Library in Salt Lake City or at any of its [https://www.familysearch.org/locations Family History Centers:]  
  
*{{FHL|673692|title-id|disp=Orders and Decrees 1915-1937}}  
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*Idaho Orders and Decrees 1915-1937. {{FHL|673692|item|disp=FHL Film 1450800 Item 2}}  
*{{FHL|673624|title-id|disp=Probate Registers (1913-1986)}}  
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*Idaho Probate Registers (1913-1986). {{FHL|673624|item|disp=FHL Film 1450797 Item 3}}  
*{{FHL|673624|title-id|disp=Wills 1909-1963}}
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*Idaho Wills 1909-1963. {{FHL|673699|item|disp=FHL Film 1450800 Item 3}}
  
 
=== Taxation  ===
 
=== Taxation  ===
  
Any existing tax assessment rolls for&nbsp;Clark County should be in the courthouse in&nbsp;Dubois and would need to be accessed by visiting there.  
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Any existing tax assessment rolls for Clark County should be in the courthouse in Dubois 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 [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1674817 Clark 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 [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1674817 Clark 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 {{FHL|673609|title-id|disp=Family History Library}} in Salt Lake City, Utah has microfilmed marriage records of Clark County from 1919-1982 which can be viewed at the Library in Salt Lake City or at any of its [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/Library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp Family History Centers].&nbsp; This record is also available at the [http://history.idaho.gov/County_Records_ISHS_microfilm.pdf Idaho State Archives] in Boise, Idaho and can be accessed by visiting the Archives.  
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The {{FHL|673609|title-id|disp=Family History Library}} in Salt Lake City, Utah has microfilmed marriage records of Clark County from 1919-1982 which can be viewed at the Library in Salt Lake City or at any of its [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/Library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp Family History Centers]. This record is also available at the [http://history.idaho.gov/idaho-state-archives Idaho State Archives] in Boise, Idaho and can be accessed by visiting the Archives.  
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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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Clark County is included in the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1674817 online collection] of Idaho County marriages 1864-1950.
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===== Divorce =====
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'''''Online Records'''''
  
Clark County is included in the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1674817 online collection] of Idaho County marriages 1864-1950.
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*'''1947-1963''' - {{RecordSearch|2106102|Idaho Divorce Index, 1947-1963}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
 
===== Death  =====
 
===== Death  =====
  
Deaths occurring in Clark 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
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Deaths occurring in Clark 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.  
  
 
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.  
 
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 [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/famhist/Death/searchForm.cfm available online]. Efforts to expand this index to 1960 are underway. Another version is [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1674815 Idaho Death Index 1907-1965] at Family Search.  
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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 [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1674815 Idaho Death Index 1907-1965] at Family Search.
  
 
===== 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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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Rigby Idaho Family History Center]]
 
*[[Rigby Idaho Family History Center]]
  
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*[http://clark.idgenweb.org/ The Clark County Idaho GenWeb Project], a member of [[IDGenWeb|The IDGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]]  
 
*[http://clark.idgenweb.org/ The Clark County Idaho GenWeb Project], a member of [[IDGenWeb|The IDGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]]  
*{{FHL|Idaho%2C+Clark|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/ID/Clark/ Clark County, Idaho Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/ID/Clark/ Clark County, Idaho Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
 
'''A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:'''  
 
'''A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:'''  
  
[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Idaho,_Clark_County_Records_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records) Idaho, Clark County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]  
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[Idaho,_Clark_County_Records_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records)|Idaho, Clark County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
  
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Latest revision as of 17:13, 3 October 2017

United States
Idaho
Clark County
Guide to Clark County, Idaho ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Clark County, Idaho
Map
Map of Idaho highlighting Clark County
Location in the state of Idaho
Map of the U.S. highlighting Idaho
Location of Idaho in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 1, 1919
County Seat Dubois
Courthouse
IDclarkcourthouse.jpg
Address Clark County Courthouse
602 Clark
320 West Main Street
Dubois, ID 83423-0007
Phone: (208) 374-5304
Fax: (208) 374-5609


County Information

Clark County, Idaho Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1919 1870 1866 1909

County Courthouse

Clark County Courthouse
320 West Main Street
Dubois, ID 83423-0007
Phone: (208) 374-5304
Fax: (208) 374-5609

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

Quick Facts

Parent County

1919--Clark County was created 1 February 1919 from Fremont County. County seat: Dubois [3]

Boundary Changes

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 Clark County, Idaho was compiled from the Lists of Places in Idaho in Wikipedia and from the map of Clark 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 Clark County, Idaho Genealogy entries with names, images, or information.


Many of the older court, land, naturalization, probate, pension, and vital records for Clark 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 Dubois[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 Clark County. For a list of those that have been identified, and links to transcriptions and/or photographs of tombstones, go to Clark 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.
19201,886
19301,122−40.5%
19401,005−10.4%
1950918−8.7%
1960915−0.3%
1970741−19.0%
19807987.7%
1990762−4.5%
20001,02234.1%
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)
  • Camas
  • Kilgore
  • Woodrow

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 Clark 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 Clark County courthouse in Dubois, Idaho, and can be accessed by making a visit there.

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

  • Power of attorney, 1890-1962


Judgment Books
  • Judgment book, 1893-1965; index, 1919-1986


Also see "Miscellaneous" section below.

History

Two published works are Settlers of the Silver Sage by Bonnie Stoddard (Clark County Historical Society) and Settlement of Idaho by Utah Pioneers: Clark, Fremont, and Teton Counties, by Mary N. P. Harris.

A brief history of Clark County History is posted at the Clark County GenWeb website. A digital history is available at the Idaho Historical Society Idaho State Archives.

The Clark County, Idaho Historical Photographs collection has 5,000 photos online.

Land and Property

Land and Property records are generally recorded in the county courthouse of the county in which the transaction took place. For original records of Clark County, Idaho, one may visit the courthouse in Dubois, Idaho.

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

The Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah has microfilmed Homesteadrecords (1894-1966) and Land Office Patent Records (1890-1919) of Clark County which can be viewed in the Library in Salt Lake City or in any of its Family History Centers.

Maps

Idclark.jpg

Military

Because Clark 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 Fremont County, the parent county of Clark.

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 Clark County. The originals are held in the Clark County courthouse in Dubois, 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.

Naturalization/Citizenship

The Family History Library in Salt Lake City has microfilmed some Clark County naturalizations, from 1914-1925. These films can be viewed in Salt Lake City or in any of its Family History Centers.

Newspapers

Current
Historical

The Idaho State Archives has microfilmed the following Clark County newspapers:

Clark County Enterprise, 1921: 1921:11:17-1922:10:26
Clark County Enterprise, 1959: 1959:7:24-1970:12:31
Clark County Enterprise, Misc: 1919:5:15, 1922:6:29, 1954:2:26
Clark County Enterprise-Banner: 1924:5:8 -1959:
Dubois Banner: 1917:6:1-1918:6:29
Dubois Enterprise,1914: 1914:8:27-1928:6:29
Dubois Enterprise,1919: 1919:02:20
Enterprise-Citizen: 1971:1:7-1972:12:28

Obituaries

Probate

Online Probate Records

The existing original Clark County probate records should be in the county courthouse in Dubois, Idaho and can be accessed by visiting there.

The Idaho State Archives has microfilmed some of the earlier Clark County probate records which are available for viewing at the Archives in Boise, Idaho.

The Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah also has microfilms of some of the early Clark County probate records. The following are available for viewing at the Library in Salt Lake City or at any of its Family History Centers:

Taxation

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

Vital Records

Birth

Online Records


Birth records, 1911 to present, for individuals born in the Clark 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 Vital Records section under the subject Idaho for more details.

Marriage

The Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah has microfilmed marriage records of Clark County from 1919-1982 which can be viewed at the Library in Salt Lake City or at any of its Family History Centers. This record is also available at the Idaho State Archives in Boise, Idaho and can be accessed by visiting the Archives.

Online Records

Clark County is included in the online collection of Idaho County marriages 1864-1950.

Divorce

Online Records

Death

Online Records


Deaths occurring in Clark 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 1907-1965 at Family Search.

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.

  • Clark County District Library
    160 W Main St
    Dubois, ID 83423
    Phone: (208) 374-5267
  • Heritage Hall Museum‎
    110 South Reynolds Street, Dubois, ID 83423

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

A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:

[Idaho,_Clark_County_Records_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records)|Idaho, Clark County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]

References


  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), Clark, 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