Idaho, Jefferson County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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|Jefferson, Idaho, United States|
|Flag of Idaho|
|Location of Jefferson County, Idaho|
|Location of Idaho|
|Record Type||County Records|
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search the Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing this Collection
- 7 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in This Collection?
This collection contains various records from the county clerk’s office, for the years 1898 to 1966. These records are:
- Vital records – marriages
- Land and Property records
- Probate records
- School Census Records
What Can These Records Tell Me?
The following information is generally found in the records:
- Names 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
To see a coverage map of FamilySearch's holdings of Idaho marriages, click here.
County officials began keeping records from the time the county was formed. 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. Facts current at the time of the event are generally reliable.
Some of the records are handwritten on loose pages. However, most of the records are handwritten on pre-printed pages or typed.
How Do I Search the Collection?
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
- The name of the person
- The location or date of the event
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How Do I Analyze the Results?
Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.
What Do I Do Next?
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?
- Use the age or estimated birth date to find vital records, such as birth, marriage, and death
- Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in census records
- Use the information found in the record to find probate records
- Use the information found in the record to find land and property records
- If applicable, search for immigration and naturalization records
I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?
- If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives
- If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching a nearby locality
- Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name
- Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names, or even initials
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Idaho.
Citing this Collection
Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
- Collection Citation
"Idaho, Jefferson County Records, 1898-1966." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : publication date. Custodian.
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