Fremont County, Idaho Genealogy

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County Courthouse

Fremont County Courthouse

151 West 1st North
St. Anthony, Idaho
208-624-7332 • Fax: 208-624-7335

Quick Facts

Parent County

1893--Fremont County, Idaho was created 4 March 1893 from parts of Bingham and Lemhi Counties. County seat: St. Anthony [1]

Boundary Changes

18 February 1913 -- Jefferson County created from part of Fremont County

18 February 1913 -- Madison County created from part of Fremont County

26 January 1915 -- Teton County created from parts of Bingham, Fremont, and Madison Counties

1 February 1919 -- Clark County created from part of Fremont County

Record Loss

Places/Localities

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

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

Resources

Many of the older court, land, naturalization, probate, pension, and vital records for Fremont County have been microfilmed and are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City and through their family history centers. Be sure to use their on-line catalog for details. They are also available at the Idaho State Historical Society's Library in Boise and at BYU-Idaho's McKay Library in Rexburg. Original records which have been microfilmed and more recent records are in the county courthouse in St. Anthony[2]. Portions of some record series have been transferred to the Idaho State Historical Society's Archives in Boise.

Cemeteries

The following cemeteries of Fremont 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.

Cemetery information from other sources:

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

Name of cemetery Location Records
Ashton Cemetery Ashton Some records of this cemetery at PARL[3] in Boise; transcription of gravestones available at USGenWeb site for Fremont County
Chester Cemetery Chester Some records of this cemetery at PARL[4] in Boise; transcription of 103 gravestones available through Find-A-Grave.com website; transcription of 91 gravestones made in 2004 available through Interment.net website
Farnum Cemetery Drummond Some records of this cemetery at PARL[5] in Boise; transcription of 42 gravestones available through Find-A-Grave.com website; transcription of 37 gravestones made in 2004 available through Interment.net website; transcription of gravestones available at USGenWeb site for Fremont County
Heise Cemetery Some records of this cemetery at PARL[6] in Boise
Henry’s Lake Cemetery (Targhee Cemetery) (private) Henry's Lake Some records of this cemetery at PARL[7] in Boise
Idaho Industrial Training School Cemetery St. Anthony Transcription of 22 gravestones made in 2007 available through Interment.net website
Island Park Cemetery Island Park Transcription of 21 gravestones available through Find-A-Grave.com website; transcription of 15 gravestones made in 2004 available through Interment.net website; transcription of gravestones available at USGenWeb site for Fremont County
Ora Cemetery Ora Transcription of 48 gravestones available through Find-A-Grave.com website; transcription of 67 gravestones made in 2004 available through Interment.net website; transcription of gravestones available at USGenWeb site for Fremont County
Parker Cemetery PO Box 195 Parker, Idaho 83438 (208)624-3908 Some records of this cemetery at PARL[8] in Boise; transcription of 2,380 gravestones available through Find-A-Grave.com website;
2,471 Burials listed BYU-Idaho, Eastern Idaho Burial Index
Pineview Cemetery Ashton Transcription of 3,296 gravestones available through Find-A-Grave.com website; transcription of 2,799 gravestones made in 2006 available through Interment.net website; photos of 2 gravestones available at idahogravestones.org; transcription of gravestones in Marysville Addition available at USGenWeb site for Fremont County; transcription of gravestones in Ashton Addition available at USGenWeb site for Fremont County; transcription of gravestones in 1950 Addition available at USGenWeb site for Fremont County; transcription of gravestones in 1990 Addition available at USGenWeb site for Fremont County
Riverside Cemetery (Riverview)
St. Anthony Some records of this cemetery at PARL[9] in Boise; transcription pf 1,233 gravestones available through Find-A-Grave.com website; transcription of 1.037 gravestones made in 2004 available through Interment.net website; photos of 2 gravestones available at idahogravestones.org; transcription of gravestones available at USGenWeb site for Fremont County
Schultz Cemetery Transcription of 21 gravestones available through Find-A-Grave.com website
Squirrel Cemetery Squirrel Some records of this cemetery at PARL[10] in Boise; transcription of 160 gravestones available through Find-A-Grave.com website; transcription of 146 gravestones made in 2007 available through Interment.net website
Targhee Cemetery Henry's Lake Transcription of 87 gravestones available through Find-A-Grave.com website; transcription of 82 gravestones made in 2004 available through Interment.net website; transcription of gravestones available at USGenWeb site for Fremont County
Teton-Newdale Cemetery Transcription of 28 gravestones available through Find-A-Grave.com website; photos of 18 gravestones available at idahogravestones.org
Wilford Cemetery Wilford, SE of St. Anthony Some records of this cemetery at PARL[11] in Boise; transcription of 2,385 gravestones available through Find-A-Grave.com website; transcription of 2,231 gravestones made in 2004 available through Interment.net website

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 Fremont 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. An entire set of the local LDS membership records are also available at BYU-Idaho Library and the Idaho Falls Regional Family History Center.

  • Ashton
  • Chester
  • Egin
  • Egin Bench
  • Farnum
  • Heman
  • Highland
  • Marysville
  • Newdale
  • Olive
  • Ora
  • Parker
  • St. Anthony
  • St. Anthony 1
  • St. Anthony 2
  • St. Anthony 3.
  • Sarilda
  • Teton
  • Twin Groves
  • Vernon
  • Warm River
  • Wilford
  • Young (St. Anthony)

County Commissioners' Records

Court

Judgment Books

History

Land

Deeds:

The deeds from 1893 to 1934 have been microfilmed by the Family History Library. Note: some of the first volumes contain transcripts from Bingham County deed books for land located in Fremont County (as it was in 1894).

Mortgages:

The volumes in this very large series are found in the Clerk's Office. The series has not been microfilmed by the Family History Library.

Homestead:

This series has been microfilmed and consists of three volumes. They date from 1888-1957. Note: some of the first volume contain transcripts from Bingham County record books for land locatd in Fremont County. Additional homestead documents including affidavits, abandonment, citizenship, etc. sometime may be found in the Miscellaneous Series.

Patents:

This group of documents have been microfilmed from 1889-1948.

Others:

    Water rights:

The volumes for this series of records are found in the Clerk's Office. They cover 1894-1919. There are many references to water and water rights in the Miscellaneous Series.

    Mining claims:

These volumes are also in the Clerk's Office. They cover 1878-1923.

    Canal records:

One volume only, 1886-1900

Maps

Military

World War I draft registration cards, 1917-1918 for Fremont County have been microfilmed. Copies of these records are available at the Family History Library (their microfilm numbers 1452214 and 1452215) 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.

Copies of soldier's discharge papers from 1918-1955 are located in the Fremont County Courthouse and have been microfilmed by the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. When using the originals at the courthouse, be aware the pre-1943 documents are found in the Miscellaneous Records series, vol. F-I. After 1943, they are in a separate series by themselves. There maybe use restrictions on the more recent volumes as social security information may be included in the individual soldier's papers.

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.

This series has been microfilmed from 1892-1934 by the Family History Library.

Newspapers

Current
Historical

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth

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

Marriage

All of the early marriage records for Fremont County have been microfilmed and are available at the Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library in Boise (PARL), the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah and the BYU-Idaho Library in Rexburg. Included are:

•Marriage Records Books, 1893-1948 •Index to Marriage Records, •Marriage Register, 1907-1956.

Marriages from other sources. Over 4,900 marriages for Fremont County residents from 1893-1956, are available on the Western States Marriage Index

Death

The Death Register for Fremont County, 1907-1911, has been microfilmed and is available at the Idaho State Historical Society Library in Boise and at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. After 1911, deaths occuring in Fremont 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.

  • Fremont County District Library
    925 Main
    Ashton, ID 83420
    Phone: (208) 652-7280
    Website

Web Sites

References

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