Idaho County, Idaho Genealogy

From FamilySearch Wiki
Revision as of 04:26, 2 June 2010 by Bakebr (talk | contribs) (Birth)

Jump to: navigation, search

United States  > Idaho > Idaho County

County Courthouse

History

Parent County

1864--Idaho County, Idaho was created 4 February 1864 as an original county. County seat: Grangeville [1]

Boundary Changes

9 January 1869 -- Lemhi County created from part of Idaho County

26 February 1917 -- Valley County created from parts of Boise and Idaho Counties

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

Populated Places

Cities

Grangeville | Kamiah | Riggins

Other inhabited places

Asbestos Point | Big Cedar | Boles | Burgdorf | Calendar | Caribel | Clark Tree | Clearwater | Concord | Copperville | Cottonwood | Cross Trails | Davidson | Denver | Dixie | Dryden | East Kamiah | Elk City | Elk Summit | Fall Creek | Fenn | Ferdinand | Florence | Fourway Junction | French Creek | Glenwood | Golden | Gold Point | Greencreek | Harpster | Harrisburg | Joseph | Kenterville | Kidder | Kooskia | Lowell | Lucile | Mackay Bar | Midasville | Mount Idaho | Mud Springs | Newsome | Nez Perce Indian Reservation | Nez Perce National Historical Park | Old Golden | Orogrande | Pardee | Pollock | Powell Junction | Red River Hot Springs | Riggins Hot Springs | Sand Spur | Seaburg | Shells Lick | Slate Creek | Smokehouse | Stites | Syringa | Tramway | Warren | Westlake | Whipsaw Saddle | White Bird | Winona | Woodland

Former inhabited places, no longer in existence

Freedom, located on Slate Creek where it joins the Salmon River, later became known as Slate Creek. At one time, there was a branch of the Salmon River Stores, which was owned and operated by John Nevin (1871-1917), an Irish immigrant who married Jennie Newman of White Bird, located upriver. All that is left of the location is a forest ranger station, homes, and in the hills above location, the remains of a cemetery.

Neighboring Counties

Adams | Clearwater | Lemhi | Nez Perce | Valley | Missoula County, Montana | Ravalli County, Montana | Wallowa County, Oregon

Resources

Many of the older court, land, naturalization, probate, pension, and vital records for Idaho County have been microfilmed and are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City and through their family history centers. They are also available at the Idaho State Historical Society's Library in Boise. Details of the county records in these respective institutions can be obtained from their online catalogs or listings. Original records which have been microfilmed and more recent records are in the county courthouse in Grangeville[2].

Cemeteries

The Idaho GenWeb Project, Idaho County has a listing of all Idaho County cemeteries, along with many cemetery photos. In addition, there is a clickable map showing the locations of all the cemeteries.

The following cemeteries of Idaho 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
Battle Ridge Cemetery SE of Stites Some records of this cemetery at PARL[3] in Boise; transcription of 51 gravestones available through Find-a-Grave.com website; transcription of gravestones at USGenWeb site for Idaho County
Bear grave mouth of Center Ck. Some records of this cemetery at PARL[4] in Boise; transcription of 1 gravestone available at USGenWeb site for Idaho County
Canfield Cemetery Doumecq Plains beside old Canfield School Some records of this cemetery at PARL[5] in Boise; transcription of 5 gravestones available through Find-a-Grave.com website; transcription of gravestones at USGenWeb site for Idaho County
Chamberlain Cemetery Transcription of gravestones at USGenWeb site for Idaho County
Christina C. Sullivan grave between Kamiah & Kooskia, Hovey residence Some records of this cemetery at PARL[6] in Boise; transcription of 1 gravestone available at USGenWeb site for Idaho County
Clearwater Cemetery 5 m S of Clearwater General Store Some records of this cemetery at PARL[7] in Boise; transcription of 212 gravestones available through Find-a-Grave.com website; transcription of 270 gravestones available through Interment.net website; transcription of gravestones at USGenWeb site for Idaho County
Conners & Sword graves mouth of Robins Ck on Salmon R. Some records of this cemetery at PARL[8] in Boise; transcription of 1 gravestone available at USGenWeb site for Idaho County
Cooper Cemetery Transcription of gravestones at USGenWeb site for Idaho County
Cottonwood Catholic Cemetery N edge of Cottonwood, N side of road Some records of this cemetery at PARL[9] in Boise; transcription of gravestones at USGenWeb site for Idaho County
Cottonwood City Cemetery N edge of Cottonwood, S side of road Some records of this cemetery at PARL[10] in Boise; transcription of 188 gravestones available through Find-a-Grave.com website; photo of 1 gravestone available at idahogravestones.org; transcription of gravestones at USGenWeb site for Idaho County
County Burial Plots (Hillcrest Cemetery)
2 m from Grangeville on Hwy 13 towards Harpster Some records of this cemetery at PARL[11] in Boise; transcription of gravestones at USGenWeb site for Idaho County
David Kirk grave upper Kirkwood Bar,Snake R. T26N, R1W, Sec 30 Some records of this cemetery at PARL[12] in Boise; transcription of 1 gravestone available at USGenWeb site for Idaho County
Denver Cemetery about 2 m N of Fenn Some records of this cemetery at PARL[13] in Boise; transcription of 17 gravestones available through Find-a-Grave.com website; transcription of 3 gravestones available through Interment.net website; transcription of gravestones at USGenWeb site for Idaho County
Dixie Cemetery Dixie Some records of this cemetery at PARL[14] in Boise; transcription of 7 gravestones available through Find-a-Grave.com website; transcription of gravestones at USGenWeb site for Idaho County
Doumeoq Cemetery Transcription of 1 gravestone available through Find-a-Grave.com website
Ezzard Richardson grave Salmon River Some records of this cemetery at PARL[15] in Boise; transcription of 1 gravestone available at USGenWeb site for Idaho County
Elk City IOOF Cemetery Transcription of gravestones at USGenWeb site for Idaho County
Fairview Cemetery about 3 m NE of Grangeville Some records of this cemetery at PARL[16] in Boise; transcription of 236 gravestones available throughFind-a-Grave.com website; transcription of gravestones at USGenWeb site for Idaho County
Ferdinand (St. Maurus) Cemetery Ferdinand Some records of this cemetery at PARL[17] in Boise; transcription of 7 gravestones available through Find-a-Grave.com website; transcription of gravestones at USGenWeb site for Idaho County
First Indian Presbyterian Church Cemetery Kamiah Some records of this cemetery at PARL[18] in Boise; transcription of 53 gravestones available through Find-a-Grave.com website
Florence Cemetery near White Bird and Grangeville Some records of this cemetery at PARL[19] in Boise; transcription of 10 gravestones available through Find-a-Grave.com website; transcription of gravestones at USGenWeb site for Idaho County
Freedom Cemetery (Slate Creek Cemetery) Slate Creek Some records of this cemetery at PARL[20] in Boise; transcription of gravestones at USGenWeb site for Idaho County
French (Old Whitebird) Cemetery Transcription of gravestones at USGenWeb site for Idaho County
George Simon(d)s grave in the corral at Adams Camp T27N, R3E, Sec 23 Some records of this cemetery at PARL[21] in Boise; transcription of 1 gravestone available at USGenWeb site for Idaho County
Girton family Cemetery Camas Prairie, about 3 m from Grangeville Some records of this cemetery at PARL[22] in Boise; transcription of gravestones at USGenWeb site for Idaho County
Grangeville Cemetery Transcription of 14 gravestones available through Find-a-Grave.com website
Greencreek (St. Anthony) Cemetery Greencreek, 6 m NE of Cottonwood Some records of this cemetery at PARL[23] in Boise; transcription of 3 gravestones available through Find-a-Grave.com website; transcription of gravestones at USGenWeb site for Idaho County
Harpster Cemetery Harpster Some records of this cemetery at PARL[24] in Boise; transcription of 12 gravestones available through Find-a-Grave.com website; transcription of gravestones at USGenWeb site for Idaho County
Harris Ridge Cemetery Transcription of gravestones at USGenWeb site for Idaho County; transcription of 2 gravestones available through Find-a-Grave.com website
Henkle Family Cemetery Transcription of 1 gravestone available through Find-a-Grave.com website
Hillcrest Poor Farm Cemetery see County Burial Plots
Idaho Falls Cemetery Transcription of 9 gravestones available through Find-a-Grave.com website
Jack Ranger grave 2 m below Boise Bar on Salmon R. Some records of this cemetery at PARL[25] in Boise; transcription of 1 gravestone available at USGenWeb site for Idaho County
Jinkins grave near Harbison place on Big Mallard Ck Some records of this cemetery at PARL[26] in Boise; transcription of 1 gravestone available at USGenWeb site for Idaho County
John Day Cemetery about 15 m N of Riggins Some records of this cemetery at PARL[27] in Boise; transcription of 124 gravestones available through Find-a-Grave.com website; transcription of gravestones at USGenWeb site for Idaho County
Joseph Plains Cemetery Joseph Plains, about 27 m SW of Cottonwood Some records of this cemetery at PARL[28] in Boise; transcription of gravestones at USGenWeb site for Idaho County
Kamiah Presbyterian (Nikesa) Cemetery Kamiah Transcription of gravestones at USGenWeb site for Idaho County
Keuterville Cemetery Keuterville Some records of this cemetery at PARL[29] in Boise; transcription of 14 gravestones available through Find-a-Grave.com website; transcription of gravestones at USGenWeb site for Idaho County
Kidder Ridge  (Glenwood - Grandview - Lutheran Community) Cemetery Transcription of gravestones at USGenWeb site for Idaho County
Kip-Kip Pelican Cemetery Transcription of gravestones at USGenWeb site for Idaho County
Kirkwood Bar Cemetery Transcription of 1 gravestone available through Find-a-Grave.com website
Kooskia Cemetery (Pine Grove) (Spotted Pony) Kooskia Some records of this cemetery at PARL[30] in Boise; transcription of 1,078 gravestones available through Find-a-Grave.com website; transcription of gravestones at USGenWeb site for Idaho County
Litchfield Family Cemetery Transcription of gravestones at USGenWeb site for Idaho County
Mackey Bar Burials Transcription of gravestones at USGenWeb site for Idaho County
Maggie Creek Cemetery Transcription of gravestones at USGenWeb site for Idaho County
Meadowcreek Indian Presbyterian Church Cemetery near Ferdinand on Hwy62 Some records of this cemetery at PARL[31] in Boise
Mike Olsen grave T41N, R11E, Sec 28, Lake Ck. Some records of this cemetery at PARL[32] in Boise
Miller Cemetery Transcription of gravestones at USGenWeb site for Idaho County
Mt. Idaho Cemetery (Masonic Lodge Cemetery) near Grangeville, old townsite of Mt. Idaho Some records of this cemetery at PARL[33] in Boise; transcription of 352 gravestones available through Find-a-Grave.com website; transcription of gravestones at USGenWeb site for Idaho County
Mt. Zion Cemetery E of Winona on Red Rock Road Some records of this cemetery at PARL[34] in Boise; transcription of 159 gravestones available through Find-a-Grave.com website; transcription of gravestones at USGenWeb site for Idaho County
Nancy Goodwin grave Pickle Point ridge above Harpster Some records of this cemetery at PARL[35] in Boise; transcription of 1 gravestone available at USGenWeb site for Idaho County
Newsome Cemetery (six known burials) Newsome townsite Some records of this cemetery at PARL[36] in Boise; transcription of gravestones at USGenWeb site for Idaho County
Nicodemus (Oatman) Indian Cemetery Kooskia Some records of this cemetery at PARL[37] in Boise; transcription of 26 gravestones available through Find-a-Grave.com website; transcription of gravestones at USGenWeb site for Idaho County
North Riggins Cemetery Transcription of 1 gravestone available through Find-a-Grave.com website
Old Elk City Transcription of 1 gravestone available through Find-a-Grave.com website
Pinegrove Cemetery see Kooskia Cemetery
Poker Kelly grave N bank of Salmon R., 1 m above Kelly-Squaw Ck Some records of this cemetery at PARL[38] in Boise; transcription of 1 gravestone available at USGenWeb site for Idaho County
Prairie View Cemetery Grangeville Some records of this cemetery at PARL[39] in Boise; transcription of 298 gravestones available through Find-a-Grave.com website
Riggins Cemetery Riggins Some records of this cemetery at PARL[40] in Boise; transcription of 153 gravestones available through Find-a-Grave.com website; transcription of gravestones at USGenWeb site for Idaho County
Rosehill Cemetery Transcription of 5 gravestones available through Find-a-Grave.com website
Saint Anthony's Cemetery Cottonwood Transcription of 17 gravestones available through Find-a-Grave.com website
Saint Gertrude's Monastery Cemetery Transcription of gravestones at USGenWeb site for Idaho County; transcription of 71 gravestones available through Find-a-Grave.com website
Salmon River memorial (Fosskett memorial) 12 m S of Whitebird on US 95 Some records of this cemetery at PARL[41] in Boise; transcrirption of 1 gravestone available through Find-a-Grave.com website
Secech Meadows Cemetery Secech Meadows townsite, T22N, R5E, Sec. 10 Some records of this cemetery at PARL[42] in Boise; transcription of 4 gravestones available through Find-a-Grave.com website; transcription of gravestones at USGenWeb site for Idaho County
Shepp Ranch Transcription of 3 gravestones available through Find-a-Grave.com website
Sherrer Family Cemetery Transcription of 1 gravestone available through Find-a-Grave.com website
South Fork grave sites South Fork Salmon River Some records of this cemetery at PARL[43] in Boise
Staford (father) grave McComas Meadows near Harpster Some records of this cemetery at PARL[44] in Boise; transcription of 1 gravestone available at USGenWeb site for Idaho County
Staford (son) grave near old Pat Kincaid homestead cabin Some records of this cemetery at PARL[45] in Boise; transcription of 1 gravestone available at USGenWeb site for Idaho County
Stites I.O.O.F. Cemetery Stites Some records of this cemetery at PARL[46] in Boise; 1975 transcription of 106 gravestones available on Interment.net website. NOTE: This cemetery has not been used since 1956. Transcription of gravestones at USGenWeb site for Idaho County; transcription of 2 gravestones available through Find-a-Grave.com website.
Stites Indian Cemetery #1 Transcription of gravestones at USGenWeb site for Idaho County
Stites Indian Cemetery #2 Transcription of gravestones at USGenWeb site for Idaho County
Stites Presbyterian Cemetery Stites Transcription of 1 gravestone available through Interment.net website
Tahoe Ridge Cemetery (Mountain Rest Cemetery) near Kooskia Some records of this cemetery at PARL[47] in Boise; transcription of 309 gravestones available through Find-a-Grave.com website; transcription of gravestones at USGenWeb site for Idaho County (Alpha Listing)
Taylor Cemetery Taylor Transcription of 2 gravestones available through Find-a-Grave.com website
Warren Cemetery Warren Some records of this cemetery at PARL[48] in Boise; transcription of gravestones at USGenWeb site for Idaho County
Warren Chinese Cemetery Transcription of gravestones at USGenWeb site for Idaho County
Whitebird Cemetery Whitebird Some records of this cemetery at PARL[49] in Boise; transcription of 348 gravestones available through Find-a-Grave.com website; transcription of gravestones at USGenWeb site for Idaho County
William Rhodes grave T38N, R13E, Sec 17, head of Silver Ck Some records of this cemetery at PARL[50] in Boise; transcription of 1 gravestone available at USGenWeb site for Idaho County
Willow Ridge Transcription of gravestones at USGenWeb site for Idaho County; trasncription of 1 gravestone available through Find-a-Grave.com website
Winona Cemetery just W of Winona townsite Some records of this cemetery at PARL[51] in Boise; transcription of gravestones at USGenWeb site for Idaho Caounty
Woodland Cemetery about 12 m N of Kamiah, Friends Church Some records of this cemetery at PARL[52] in Boise; transcription of 12 gravestones available through Find-a-Grave.com website; transcription of gravestones at USGenWeb site for Idaho County

Census

For a summary of census records for the state of Idaho, see Idaho Census Records.

The 1890 federal census for Idaho was destroyed. However, the Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library is creating a list of 1890 Idaho residents by indexing a variety of records, 1885-1894. This reconstructed list will substitute for the destroyed 1890 federal census. Idaho County is included in this reconstructed census.

Church

County Commissioners' Records

Court

Judgment Book

History

An excellent brief history of Idaho County is available on the official website of the county.

Land

Included with the standard county land records are Indian patents, 1895-1909, mostly for some of the Nez Perce Indians.

Maps

Military

World War I draft registration cards, 1917-1918, for Idaho County have been microfilmed. Copies of these records are available at the Family History Library (their microfilm number 1452216) 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

The original naturalization records of Idaho County that have been transferred to the Idaho State Historical Society' Library in Boise have been indexed in their Index to Naturalizations.

Newspapers

Current
Historical

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth

The birth registers for Idaho 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, Utah. Birth records, 1911 to present, for individuals born in Idaho 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

Over 2800 marriages, 1862-1929, are listed on the Western States Marriage Index.

Death

The Death Registers for Idaho 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. After 1911, deaths occuring in Idaho 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.

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.

  • Grangeville Centennial Library
    215 W North St
    Grangeville, ID 83530
    Phone: (208) 983-0951
    Website
  • Salmon River Public Library
    126 N Main St
    Riggins, ID 83549
    Phone: (208) 628-3394
    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.
  12. Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.
  13. Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.
  14. Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.
  15. Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.
  16. Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.
  17. Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.
  18. Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.
  19. Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.
  20. Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.
  21. Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.
  22. Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.
  23. Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.
  24. Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.
  25. Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.
  26. Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.
  27. Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.
  28. Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.
  29. Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.
  30. Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.
  31. Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.
  32. Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.
  33. Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.
  34. Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.
  35. Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.
  36. Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.
  37. Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.
  38. Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.
  39. Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.
  40. Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.
  41. Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.
  42. Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.
  43. Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.
  44. Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.
  45. Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.
  46. Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.
  47. Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.
  48. Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.
  49. Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.
  50. Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.
  51. Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.
  52. Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.