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[http://www.accessidaho.org/aboutidaho/county/franklin.html County Courthouse]<br>Preston, ID 83263-1234<br>Phone: (208) 852-1090<br>Fax: (208) 852-1094<br>
  
 
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Revision as of 05:03, 9 June 2010

United States  > Idaho > Franklin County

County Courthouse

County Courthouse
Preston, ID 83263-1234
Phone: (208) 852-1090
Fax: (208) 852-1094

History

Parent County

1913--Franklin County, Idaho was formed 20 January 1913 from Oneida and Bannock Counties. County seat: Preston [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

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

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

Populated Places

Cities

Clifton | Dayton | Oxford | Preston

Brief history of Preston

Other inhabited places

Anderson | Banida | Beers | Cherryville | Cleveland | Coulam | Egypt | Fairview | Franklin | Glendale | Linrose | Mapleton | Mink Creek | Mound Valley | Riverdale | Thatcher | Thorensen | Treasureton | Weston | Whitney | Winder

Former inhabited places, no longer in existence

Neighboring Counties

Bannock | Bear Lake | Caribou | Oneida | Cache County, Utah

Resources

Many of the older court, land, naturalization, probate, pension and vital records for Franklin County have been microfilmed and are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City and at the Idaho State Historical Society's Library in Boise. Details of the county records in the Family History Library can be obtained from their online catalog or listings. More recent records are in the county courthouse in Preston.

A significant volume of the older records for this county have been moved to the Idaho State Historical Society Library (PARL) in Boise. The bulk of records transferred are from the District Court, but most of the old Probate Court estate case files are also included.

Cemeteries

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

Name of cemetery Location Records
Banida Cemetery Banida
Cleveland Cemetery Cleveland Some records of this cemetery at PARL[2] in Boise; Transcription and photos online (286 interments - 25 Nov 2009 - Findagrave.com); an index to those interred here is also online (287 records - 27 Feb 2007 - Interment.net); photos of 1 gravestone available at idahogravestones.org
Clifton Cemetery Clifton Some records of this cemetery at PARL[3] in Boise; Transcription and photos online (665 interments - 25 Nov 2009 - Findagrave.com) ; transcription and photos online (515 interments - 17 June 2008 - Idahogravestones.org); photos of 515 gravestones available at idahogravestones.org
Dayton Cemetery Dayton Some records of this cemetery at PARL[4] in Boise; Transcription and photos online (598 interments - 25 Nov 2009 - Findagrave.com); transcription online (incomplete - March 1999 - USGenWeb); photos of 4 gravestones available at idahogravestones.org
Fairview Cemetery Fairview Some records of this cemetery at PARL[5] in Boise; Transcription and photos online (541 interment - 25 Nov 2009 - Findagrave.com); transcription online (seemingly complete - July 2004 - USGenWeb); photos of 1 gravestone available at idahogravestones.org
Franklin Cemetery Franklin Some records of this cemetery at PARL[6] in Boise; Transcription and photos online (1275 interments - 25 Nov 2009 - Findagrave.com)
website; photos of 1 gravestone available at idahogravestones.org
Frew Cemetery Transcription online (5 interments - 25 Nov 2009 - Findagrave.com)
Glendale Cemetery Glendale Transcription online (30 interments - 25 Nov 2009 - Findagrave.com); transcription online (about 30 interments - 24 April 2004 - USGenWeb)
Grant Cemetery

Mapleton Cemetery Mapleton Transcription online (21 interments - 25 Nov 2009 - Findagrave.com); another transcription online (20 interments - date ??? - USGenWeb)
Mendenhall Cemetery On Highway 36 between Preston and Dayton, on South side of the road
Some records of this cemetery at PARL[7] in Boise; Transcription and photos online (15 interments - 25 Nov 2009 - Findagrave.com); transcription online (17 interments - 26 July 1998 - USGenWeb)
Mink Creek On the hill behind the Mink Creek Church Some records of this cemetery at PARL[8] in Boise; Transcription and photos online (639 interments - 25 Nov 2009 - Findagrave.com); transcription online (about 400 interments - date ??? - USGenWeb)
Mound Valley: (Perry Ward) 3 miles south of Thatcher, Idaho Transcription online (57 interments - 27 Feb. 2007 - Interment.net); transcription online (39 interments - n.d. - USGenWeb)
Oxford Cemetery Oxford Some records of this cemetery at PARL[9] in Boise; Transcription and photos online (376 interments - 25 Nov 2009 - Findagrave.com); transcription online (about 350 interments - date ?? - USGenWeb); photos of 1 gravestone available at idahogravestones.org
Perry Ward: (Mound Valley) 3 miles south of Thatcher, Idaho Some records of this cemetery at PARL[10] in Boise; Transcription online (57 interments - 27 Feb. 2007 - Interment.net); transcription online (39 interments - n.d. - USGenWeb)
Preston Cemetery Preston Some records of this cemetery at PARL[11] in Boise; Transcription online (4121 interments - 25 Nov 2009 - Findagrave.com); transcription online (??? interments - n.d. - USGenWeb); photos of 4 gravestones available at idahogravestones.org
Red Rock Pass Cemetery

Riverdale Hill Crest Riverdale Some records of this cemetery at PARL[12] in Boise; Transcription and photos online (309 interments - 25 Nov 2009 - Findagrave.com)
Smart Family Cemetery Franklin Some records of this cemetery at PARL[13] in Boise; Transcription and photos online (5 interments - 25 Nov 2009 - Findagrave,com);transcription online (4 interments - n.d. - USGenWeb)
Stanrod Cemetery Stanrod Some records of this cemetery at PARL[14] in Boise
Stone Cemetery Franklin Some records of this cemetery at PARL[15] in Boise; Transcription online (3 interments - n.d. - USGenWeb)
Thatcher Cemetery 4 miles northwest of Thatcher, Idaho Some records of this cemetery at PARL[16] in Boise; Transcription online (358 interments - 13 August 2007 - Interment.net); Transcription and some photos online - VERY incomplete (6 interments - 25 Nov 2009 - Findagrave.com); transcription online (??? interments - n.d. - USGenWeb)
Treasureton Cemetery Treasureton Some records of this cemetery at PARL[17] in Boise; Transcription and photos online (71 interments - 25 Nov 2009 - Findagrave.com); transcription online (??? interments - 1998 - USGenWeb); photos of 3 gravestones available at idahogravestones.org
Weston Cemetery Weston Some records of this cemetery at PARL[18] in Boise; Transcription and some photos online (1512 interments - 25 Nov 2009 - Findagrave.com; transcription online (??? interments - n.d. - USGenWeb); photos of 1 gravestone available at idahogravestones.org
Whitney Cemetery Whitney Some records of this cemetery at PARL[19] in Boise; Transcription and photos online (737 interments - 25 Nov 2009 - Findagrave.com); transcription online (??? interments - n.d. - USGenWeb); photos of 4 gravestones available at idahogravestones.org

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) of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints which existed in Franklin County, Idaho prior to 1950. Many of the original records of these church units are in the Historical Library in Salt Lake City. Many of the membership records covering these units from the date of their creation to about 1948 have been microfilmed and are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.

  • Banida
  • Blackville
  • Cedarville
  • Clifton
  • Dayton
  • Fairview (Preston)
  • Franklin
  • Glencoe
  • Glendale
  • Linrose (Weston)
  • Mapleton (Preston)
  • Mink Creek
  • Preston
  • Preston 1
  • Preston 2
  • Preston 3
  • Preston 4
  • Preston 5
  • Preston 6
  • Preston 7
  • Riverdale
  • Treasureton
  • Weston
  • Whitney
  • Winder

County Commissioners' Records

Court

Judgment Books

History

Land

Maps

Military

World War I draft registration cards, 1917-1918, for Franklin County have been microfilmed. Copies of these records are available at the Family History Library (their microfilm number 1452214) and are also available online at Ancestry.com, for a subscription fee. The original cards are maintained in the Southeast Regional Archives of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in East Point, Georgia and have been microfilmed by the National Archives as their Microcopy M1509.

Miscellaneous Series

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

Naturalization and Citizenship

Records of the naturalization of people born outside of the United States were often kept in the county courthouses of the respective counties of Idaho. For Franklin County, the following records have been abstracted and are available online. Many of those same records were microfilmed by the Family History Library.

Declaration of Intentions, 1913-1928

Newspapers

Current

Probate

According to the Clerk of the District Court, the estate case files from 1913 -(??) have been transferred to the Idaho State Historical Society Library in Boise (as of 2010). Several of the early Judgment volumes and the Probate minute books are probably still in the vault area on the third floor of the courthouse. The early Miscellaneous Series are also likely still there, too.

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth

Birth records, 1911 to present, for individuals born in the Franklin 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

Marriages recorded in this county from 1876 to 1940 are available at the Western States Marriage Records Index (website). Be cautious with any birth, marriage and/or death event as being recorded in Franklin County prior to its creation in 1913. Such events should be cited in the appropriate pioneer county.

Death

Deaths occuring in Franklin 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 Historical Society (PARL) Library 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.

  • Larsen-Sant/Franklin District Library
    109 S 1st E
    Preston, ID 83263
    Phone: (208) 852-0175
    Website

Websites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.
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