Jerome County, Idaho Genealogy

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County Courthouse

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Jerome County Courthouse
Jerome, ID 83338-0407
Phone: (208) 324-8811
Fax: (208) 324-2719

Quick Facts

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Jerome County, Idaho

Parent County

8 Feb 1919: Jerome County, Idaho was created from Gooding and Lincoln Counties. [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

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

Resources

Many of the older court, land, naturalization, probate, pension, and vital records for Jerome 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 Archives 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 Jerome[2].

Cemeteries

The following cemeteries of Jerome County have been identified and some of their records located. When multiple transcriptions are listed, they may contain differing 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
Eden Trinity Lutheran Cemetery 3 m S of Eden Some records of this cemetery at the Idaho State Archives in Boise; transcription of 59 gravestones available through Find-a-Grave.com website; transcription of 54 gravestones made in 2000 available through Interment.net website
Haughey Grave Jerome Transcription of 2 gravestones available through Find-a-Grave.com website; transcription of 1 gravestone available on the USGenWeb website for Jerome County
Hazelton Cemetery Hazelton Transcription of 58 gravestones available through Find-a-Grave.com website; transcription of 577 gravestones made in 2000 available through Interment.net website; photos of 796 gravestones available throug idahogravestones.org
Hunt Relocation Center Cemetery between Jerome and Eden transcription of 1 gravestone and history of the cemetery available on the USGenWeb website for Jerome County
Ira Burton Perrine Cemetery Perrine Transcription of 6 gravestones available through Find-a-Grave.com website; transcription of 6 gravestones made in 2003 available through Interment.net website; transcription of 6 gravestones available on the USGenWeb website for Jerome County
Jerome Cemetery Jerome Some records of this cemetery at the Idaho State Archives in Boise; Transcription of 754 gravestones available through Find-a-Grave.com website; transcription of 4,784 gravestones made in 1991 available through Interment.net website; transcription available on the USGenWeb website for Jerome County; photos of 33 gravestones available through idahogravestones.org/cemetery.php
Milner Dam Cemetery (four burials) Milner Dam Some records of this cemetery at the Idaho State Archives in Boise
Monastery of the Ascension Cemetery Jerome Transcription of 6 gravestones available through Find-a-Grave.com website; transcription of 5 gravestones available on the USGenWeb website for Jerome County
Union Cemetery Transcription of 1 gravestone available through Find-a-Grave.com website

Census

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

Church

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons)

The following are local congregations (wards) of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints which existed in Jerome County, Idaho prior to 1950. Many of the original records of these church units are in the Historical 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.

  • Eden
  • Hazelton
  • Hunt
  • Jerome
  • Jerome 1
  • Jerome 2
  • Lone Star

County Commissioners' Records

The minute books of the County Commissioners contain interesting tidbits of history about the county as well as the names of individuals appealing to the County Commissioners for action on issues of concern to them. Minutes of those meetings were recorded from the formation of the county, for most counties. Some counties now post the minutes of current meetings online.

Most of these records have been preserved in the county courthouses of the State of Idaho. Few have been microfilmed. Contact the county clerk for information about years covered and availability

Court Records

Judgment Books

History

Land and Property

Maps

Military

Because Jerome County was not formed until 1919, those who were of military draft age for World War I were included in the draft registration records of Bannock County, Gooding County and Lincoln County, the parent counties of Caribou.

Miscellaneous Series

Newspapers

Pension Records

Old Age Pensions were provided by the State of Idaho from 1931 to 1936. The original papers for several counties have been transferred to the Idaho State Archives in Boise and have been indexed. Jerome County Old Age Pensions are included in that index.

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth

Birth records, 1911 to present, for individuals born in Jerome 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.

Some 423 Birth and christening records for Jerome County are available online.

Marriage

Nearly 1300 marriages, 1919-1942, are listed on the Western States Marriage Index.

There are 189 Jerome County Marriages  online with other Idaho marriages.

Deaths

Deaths occurring in Jerome County after 1911 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 issued 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 Archives, the Family History Library, 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.

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.

  • Jerome Public Library
    100 1st Ave E
    Jerome, ID 83338
    Phone: (208) 324-5427
  • Jerome County Historical Society
    P.O. Box 50
    Jerome, Idaho 83338
    Phone: 208-324-5641
    Website
  • Hagerman Valley Historical Society Inc:
  • 100 North State Street, Hagerman, ID 83332
    (208) 837-6288‎

    Open Wednesday-Sunday 1:00-4:00‎

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.