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== Collection Time Period  ==
 
 
 
These records cover the years about 1890 to the mid 1900s.
 
  
 
== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
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*School Census Records
 
*School Census Records
  
Some of the records are handwritten on loose pages. However, most of the records are handwritten on pre-printed pages or typed.  
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Some of the records are handwritten on loose pages. However, most of the records are handwritten on pre-printed pages or typed. The records cover the years 1884 to 1998.
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County officials began keeping records from the time the county was formed.  
  
=== Record Content  ===
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For a list of record categories currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Fapi.familysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fcollection%2F1920125%2Fwaypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.
  
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
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[[Idaho, Clark County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
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== Record Content  ==
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To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:  
 
To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:  
  
*The place where the event occurred.
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*The place where the event occurred  
*The approximate date the event occurred.
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*The approximate date the event occurred  
*The name of the individual or individuals such as the names of the bride and groom.
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*The name of the individual or individuals such as the names of the bride and groom
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==== Search the Collection  ====
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To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br>⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br>⇒Select the "Record Category" category<br>⇒Select the "Record Type, Volume, and Year Range" category which takes you to the images<br>
  
Compare the information in the records to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct person. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination.  
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Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.  
  
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family. For example:  
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==== Using the Information  ====
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When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors. For example:  
  
 
*Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information.  
 
*Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information.  
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*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.  
 
*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.  
 
*Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.  
 
*Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.  
*Occupations listed can lead you to employment records or other types of records such as military records.
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*Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.
*Use the parent’s birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.  
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==== Tips to Keep in Mind  ====
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*Occupations listed can lead you to other types of records such as employment or military records.  
 
*The name of the officiator may be a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county.  
 
*The name of the officiator may be a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county.  
 
*The name of the undertaker, mortuary, or cemetery could lead you to funeral and cemetery records which often include the names and residences of other family members.  
 
*The name of the undertaker, mortuary, or cemetery could lead you to funeral and cemetery records which often include the names and residences of other family members.  
 
*Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname. This is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.  
 
*Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname. This is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.  
 
*Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have been born, married, or died in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.  
 
*Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have been born, married, or died in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.  
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
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*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.  
 
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*Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800s.  
Keep in mind:
 
 
 
*The information in the records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.  
 
*Earlier records may not contain as much information as more recent records.  
 
 
*There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another record.
 
*There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another record.
  
If you are unable to find the ancestors you are looking for, try the following:<br>
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==== Unable to Find Your Ancestor?  ====
  
 
*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.  
 
*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.  
*Check for an index. There are often indexes created by local genealogical and historical societies.  
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*Check for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume.  
 
*Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.
 
*Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.
  
For a summary of this information see the wiki article: [[United States, How to Use the Records Summary (FamilySearch Historical Records)|United States, How to Use the Records Summary (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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For a summary of this information see the wiki article: [[United States, How to Use the Records Summary (FamilySearch Historical Records)|United States, How to Use the Records Summary (FamilySearch Historical Records)]].  
 
 
== Record History  ==
 
 
 
County officials began keeping records from the time the county was formed.
 
 
 
=== Why this Record Was Created  ===
 
 
 
Each type of record within the county was created for a different purpose, but most were created to keep track of the vital events happening in the lives of the citizens and to safeguard their legal interests and the legal interests of their heirs.
 
 
 
=== Record Reliability  ===
 
 
 
Facts current at the time of the event are generally reliable.  
 
  
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
  
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*[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/ID_Clark.htm Clark County, Idaho: Free Public Records Directory]
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*[http://recordsproject.com/county/idaho/clark.asp Clark public Record Information Online]
  
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
[[Clark County, Idaho|Clark County, Idaho]]  
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*[[Clark County, Idaho|Clark County, Idaho]]
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*[[Idaho|Idaho]]
  
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
  
When you copy information from a record, you should also list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.  
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When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.  
 
 
A suggested format for citing FamilySearch Historical Collections, including how to cite individual archives is found in the following link: [[How to Cite FamilySearch Collections|How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]]
 
 
 
==== Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection  ====
 
 
 
*United States. Bureau of the Census. 12th census, 1900, digital images, From FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org: September 29, 2006), Arizona Territory, Maricopa, Township 1, East Gila, Salt River Base and Meridian; sheet 9B, line 71
 
*Mexico, Distrito Federal, Catholic Church Records, 1886-1933, digital images, from FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org: April 22, 2010), Baptism of Adolfo Fernandez Jimenez, 1 Feb. 1910, San Pedro Apóstol, Cuahimalpa, Distrito Federal, Mexico, film number 0227023
 
  
== Sources of Information for This Collection  ==
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections|Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].&nbsp;
  
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
  
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"Idaho, Clark County Records." digital images,&nbsp;''FamilySearch'' (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 24 June 2011). Agnes C. Winter. deed transfered 22 April 1919; Land and property records&gt;deeds , v.1, 1911-1922&gt; Image 46; Clark County Records, Clark County Office, Dubois, Idaho, United States.
  
 
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Record Description

This collection contains the following various records from the county clerk’s office:

  • Vital or civil registration – marriages
  • Land and Property records
  • Brands
  • Homesteads
  • Patents
  • Probate records
  • Pensions
  • School Census Records

Some of the records are handwritten on loose pages. However, most of the records are handwritten on pre-printed pages or typed. The records cover the years 1884 to 1998.

County officials began keeping records from the time the county was formed.

For a list of record categories currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

Clark County Officials. Idaho, Clark County Records. Clark County Courthouse, Dubois, Idaho.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

The following information is generally found in the records:

  • Name of primary persons
  • Names of heirs, such as spouse, children, other relatives, or friends
  • Names of the executor, administrator, or guardian
  • Names of witnesses
  • Dates the documents were written and recorded (used to approximate event dates since a will was usually written near the time of death)
  • Description and value of property or land

How to Use the Record

To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:

  • The place where the event occurred
  • The approximate date the event occurred
  • The name of the individual or individuals such as the names of the bride and groom

Search the Collection

To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select the "Record Category" category
⇒Select the "Record Type, Volume, and Year Range" category which takes you to the images

Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.

Using the Information

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors. For example:

  • Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information.
  • Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth of each partner to find a couple's birth records and parents' names.
  • Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.
  • Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.
  • Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.

Tips to Keep in Mind

  • Occupations listed can lead you to other types of records such as employment or military records.
  • The name of the officiator may be a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county.
  • The name of the undertaker, mortuary, or cemetery could lead you to funeral and cemetery records which often include the names and residences of other family members.
  • Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname. This is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
  • Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have been born, married, or died in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  • Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800s.
  • There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another record.

Unable to Find Your Ancestor?

  • Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
  • Check for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.

For a summary of this information see the wiki article: United States, How to Use the Records Summary (FamilySearch Historical Records).

Related Websites

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to This Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.


Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections

Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

"Idaho, Clark County Records." digital images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 24 June 2011). Agnes C. Winter. deed transfered 22 April 1919; Land and property records>deeds , v.1, 1911-1922> Image 46; Clark County Records, Clark County Office, Dubois, Idaho, United States.