Idaho Death Certificates (FamilySearch Historical Records)
- 1 What is in the 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 Known Issues with This Collection
- 7 Citing This Collection
- 8 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in the Collection?
This collection consists of a name index and image browse of Idaho Death Certificates from 1911 to 1937 and an index only of Idaho Death Certificates from 1938 - 1961, as well as a name index and image browse of Idaho Death Certificates from 1860-1960. The 1911-1937 certificates are arranged numerically by file number, with a rough chronological arrangement by date of death. The records were acquired from the Department of Health & Welfare in Boise. The 1911 to 1937 collection also includes 38 certificates from the years 1890-1910.
Statewide registration of deaths was required by law in 1911. The records are held at the State of Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. Earlier death records that may exist are held at the county level. Statewide registration of deaths began in 1911, and was generally complied with by the early 1920’s.
To Browse This Collection
|You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Idaho Death Certificates,1911-1937.|
|You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Idaho Death Certificates, 1938-1961.|
What Can These Records Tell Me?
Information found in most Idaho death records may include:
- Name of deceased
- Date and place of birth
- Date and place of death
- Date and place of burial
- Marital status
- Parent's names
- Parent's birth place
- Genealogical Society of Utah microfilm number
- Volume, page, and certificate number
How Do I Search the Collection?
You can search the index or view the images or both. Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
- Name of the person
- The name of a parent or date of the event
Search the Index
View the Images
View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page.
- Select Filing Number and Year Range
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.
|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at Idaho, death certificates, 1911-1937. Some catalog records link to multiple references. In this case, click on a reference to find a camera icon to see images.|
What Do I Do Next?
I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?
- Copy the citation below, in case you need to find this record again later.
- Use the age or estimated birth date to determine an approximate birth date to find other church and vital records such as birth, baptism, and marriage records.
- Use the information found in the record to find land, probate and immigration records.
- Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in censuses.
- Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
- Church Records were kept years before counties began keeping records. They are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.
I Can’t Find Who 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 records of a nearby town or county.
- Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name.
- Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
- Check the info box above for additional FamilySearch websites and related websites that may assist you in finding similar records.
Known Issues with This Collection
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Citing This Collection
Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.
- Collection Citation
- "Idaho, Death Certificates, 1911-1937" Database with Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Department of Health and Welfare, Boise.
Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):
- ""Idaho Death Certificates, 1938-1961." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 14 June 2016. Citing Department of Health and Welfare, Boise.
Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):
How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
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