Gooding, Gooding County, Idaho Genealogy

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Quick Facts

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Former name

  • Toponis

Geographic location

City Hall
Gooding City Hall
308 5th Ave W
Gooding, Idaho 83330
(208) 934-5669




Church History and Records



First Baptist Church
504 Washington Street
Gooding, ID 83330-1348
(208) 934-8881

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints


There are four wards (congregations) in Gooding.


Many of the original records of church units are in the Church History 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 its Family History Centers.



Trinity Episcopal Church
125 7th Avenue West
Gooding, ID 83330-1227
(208) 934-4749


The Family History Library in Salt Lake City has microfilmed records of the Trinity Episcopal Church of Pocatello Idaho which includes members from Gooding.  This film can be viewed at the Library in Salt Lake or in any of it's Family History Centers.


Gooding United Methodist Church*
805 Main Street
Gooding, ID 83330-1622
Phone: (208) 934-4633

Roman Catholic


St Elizabeths Catholic Church
1515 California Street
Gooding, ID 83330-1884
(208) 934-5634


The Family History Library in Salt Lake City has microfilmed records of the St Elizabeths Catholic Church (1949-1956) found in the Roman Catholic Diocese Archives in Boise.  This film is available at the Library in Salt Lake City or in any of its Family History Centers.


The Idaho State Historical Society in Boise has a collection of city, county, regional and state directories.

Funeral Homes

Demaray's Shoshone Funeral
737 Main St,
Gooding, Idaho 83330
(208) 934-4406
Demaray's Shoshone Funeral Chapel
404 W B St
Shoshone, Idaho 83352
208) 886-2345 (208) 934-4406


Gooding is a station on the Oregon Short Line Railroad, 65 miles southwest of Carey.
Settlers came in 1917 to build homes and farm the land. The total population of the Gooding Precinct was 1,556 in 1930.

Additional history of Gooding, Idaho and the early Mormon settlers there can be found in:
Andrew Jenson. Encyclopedic History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Salt Lake City: Deseret News Publishing Company, 1941, p. 290.


Military History and Records



Copies of issues of the following newspapers are in the collections of the Idaho State Historical Society in Boise.

Historical Newspapers

Enterprise of Southern Idaho -- 1977:5:26-1983:11:3  
Gooding County leader -- 1969:4:3-1995:12:27  
Gooding independent -- 1936:1:23-1939:12:28 
Gooding leader, 1921 -- 1921:1:20-1927:6:30  
Gooding leader, 1933 -- 1933:1:5-1975:1:30  
Idaho leader -- 1908:12:23-1921:1:13  
Idaho leader -- 1909:6:11, 11:12 


School Records

  • Idaho School for the Deaf and the Blind