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| county = Lemhi County
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| state = Idaho
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| founded year = 1869
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| founded date = January 9
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| seat = Salmon
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| building address = Lemhi County Courthouse<br>602 Lemhi
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/lemhi.h[[Image:IDlemhicourthouse.jpg|thumb|right|300px]] [http://www.idaho.gov/aboutidaho/countytml Lemhi County Courthouse]<br>206 Courthouse Drive<br>Salmon, ID 83467-3943<br>Phone: (208)756-2815<br>
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://www.idaho.gov/aboutidaho/county/lemhi.html Lemhi County Courthouse]<br>Salmon, ID 83467-3943<br>Phone: (208) 756-2815<br>Fax: (208) 756-8424<br>  
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/lemhi.h[[Image:IDlemhicourthouse.jpg|thumb|right|300px]] [http://www.idaho.gov/aboutidaho/countytml Lemhi County Courthouse]<br>206 Courthouse Drive<br>Salmon, ID 83467-3943<br>Phone: (208)756-2815<br><br>Count Clerk Recorder has birth and death records 1907-1911, marriage, land and military discharge records from 1888 and naturalization from 1869. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lemhi, Idaho page 179, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
 
== Quick Facts  ==
 
== Quick Facts  ==
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== Places/Localities  ==
 
== 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.  
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{{Lemhi County, Idaho}}
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The above 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 Lemhi County, Idaho was compiled from the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Lists_of_places_in_Idaho Lists of Places in Idaho] in Wikipedia and from the map of Lemhi County in [http://maps.live.com/ Virtual Earth].  
 
This list of places in Lemhi County, Idaho was compiled from the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Lists_of_places_in_Idaho Lists of Places in Idaho] in Wikipedia and from the map of Lemhi County in [http://maps.live.com/ Virtual Earth].  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
 
===== Cities  =====
 
 
[[Salmon,_Idaho|Salmon]]
 
 
===== Other inhabited places  =====
 
 
Baker | Blackbird Townsite | Carmen | Cobalt | Forney | Gibbonsville | Gilmore | Hahn | Leadore | Leadville | Leesburg | Lemhi | May | Nicholia | North Fork | Patterson | Shoup | Tendoy | Ulysses | Yellowjacket
 
 
===== Former inhabited places, no longer in existence  =====
 
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
 
[[Butte County, Idaho|Butte]] | [[Clark County, Idaho|Clark]] | [[Custer County, Idaho|Custer]] | [[Idaho County, Idaho|Idaho]] | [[Valley County, Idaho|Valley]] | [[Beaverhead County, Montana|Beaverhead County, Montana]] | [[Ravalli County, Montana|Ravalli County, Montana]]
 
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
Many of the older court, land, naturalization, probate, pension, and vital records for Lemhi County have been microfilmed and are available at the [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=207515&subject_disp=Idaho%2C+Lemhi&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library] in Salt Lake City and through their family history centers. They are also available at the [http://www.idahohistory.net/county_microfilm.html 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 Salmon<ref>Idaho State Historical Society Reference Series, Number 10, ''Counties and County Seats'', Reissued July, 1991.</ref>.  
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Many of the older court, land, naturalization, probate, pension, and vital records for Lemhi County have been microfilmed and are available at the {{FHL|Idaho%2C+Lemhi|subject|disp=Family History Library}} in Salt Lake City and through their family history centers. They are also available at the [http://history.idaho.gov/ 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 Salmon<ref>Idaho State Historical Society Reference Series, Number 10, ''Counties and County Seats'', Reissued July, 1991.</ref>.  
  
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
  
The following cemeteries of Lemhi 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.  
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There are many cemeteries in Lemhi County. For a list of those that have been identified, and links to transcriptions and/or photographs of tombstones, go to [[Lemhi County, Idaho Cemetery Records|Lemhi County, Idaho Cemetery Records]].  
  
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For the cemeteries in or immediately adjacent to the cities, please see the city pages for the cities listed above.  
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| '''Name of cemetery'''
 
| '''Location'''
 
| '''Records'''
 
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| Banester Cemetery
 
| Leadore
 
| Some records of this cemetery at PARL<ref>Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.</ref> in Boise
 
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| Charles White grave
 
| T24N, R4E, Sec 3
 
| Some records of this cemetery at PARL<ref>Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.</ref> in Boise
 
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| Chief Tendoy Cemetery
 
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| Transcription of 4 gravestones available through&nbsp;[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=80431 Find-a-Grave.com] website
 
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| Clarence Rowley grave
 
| T24N, R4E, Sec 3
 
| Some records of this cemetery at PARL<ref>Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.</ref> in Boise
 
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| Custer Cemetery
 
| Custer
 
| Transcription of 3 gravestones available through [http://www.interment.net/data/us/id/lemhi/custer.htm Interment.net] website
 
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| Frank Hitley grave
 
| Hutton Gulch T25N, R2W, Sec 14
 
| Some records of this cemetery at PARL<ref>Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.</ref> in Boise
 
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| Ft. Lemhi Cemetery
 
| abt 8 m from Lemhi near Hwy 28
 
| Some records of this cemetery at PARL<ref>Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.</ref> in Boise; transcription of 29 gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2264508&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=675& Find-a-Grave.com] website
 
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| Gibbonsville Cemetery
 
| Gibbonsville
 
| Transcription of 56 gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2224826&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=675& Find-a-Grave.com] website
 
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| Gilmore Cemetery
 
| 1 m from Hwy 28
 
| Some records of this cemetery at PARL<ref>Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.</ref> in Boise; transcription of 31 gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2231895&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=675& Find-a-Grave.com] website
 
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| Hemminger grave
 
| Fall Creek, T25N, R9E, Sec 27
 
| Some records of this cemetery at PARL<ref>Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.</ref> in Boise
 
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| Henry Kurry grave
 
| Kurry Creek, T27N, R1W, Sec 28
 
| Some records of this cemetery at PARL<ref>Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.</ref> in Boise
 
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| Humes/ Churchill/ Burgman graves
 
| Richardson Creek, T25N, R10E, Sec 5
 
| Some records of this cemetery at PARL<ref>Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.</ref> in Boise
 
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| Iron Creek Cemetery
 
| Elk Bend
 
| Transcription of 20 gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2247469&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=675& Find-a-Grave.com] website
 
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| James A. &amp; Raymond E. Parisot graves
 
| Bullion Mine, T25N, R4E, Sec 33
 
| Some records of this cemetery at PARL<ref>Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.</ref> in Boise
 
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| James Hemstock grave
 
| Sheep Creek, T25N, R5E, Sec 35
 
| Some records of this cemetery at PARL<ref>Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.</ref> in Boise
 
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| Jess Root grave
 
| Whitewater Ranch, T25N, R9E, Sec 1
 
| Some records of this cemetery at PARL<ref>Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.</ref> in Boise
 
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| Jim Jones grave
 
| W fork of Rapid River, T23N, R1W, Sec 26
 
| Some records of this cemetery at PARL<ref>Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.</ref> in Boise
 
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| Jim Moore grave
 
| Moore Bar, T25N, R9E, Sec 22
 
| Some records of this cemetery at PARL<ref>Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.</ref> in Boise
 
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| Joe Anderson grave
 
| Granite Creek
 
| Some records of this cemetery at PARL<ref>Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.</ref> in Boise
 
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| Lambeth Family Cemetery
 
| Iron Creek on Salmon River
 
| Some records of this cemetery at PARL<ref>Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.</ref> in Boise
 
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| Leesburg Cemetery
 
| Leesburg townsite
 
| Some records of this cemetery at PARL<ref>Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.</ref> in Boise; transcription of 11 gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2266694&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=675& Find-a-Grave.com] website
 
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| May Cemetery
 
| May townsite
 
| Some records of this cemetery at PARL<ref>Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.</ref> in Boise; transcription of 190 gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1977472&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=675& Find-a-Grave.com] website; photos of 10 gravestones available through [http://idahogravestones.org/cemetery.php?cemID=483 idahogravestones.org]
 
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| McConnaghy Cemetery
 
| Salmon
 
| Transcription of 4 gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2292821&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=675& Find-a-Grave.com] website
 
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| McRae Cemetery
 
| Leadore
 
| Some records of this cemetery at PARL<ref>Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.</ref> in Boise; transcription of 128 gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=80556&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=675& Find-a-Grave.com] website
 
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| Nabob Mine Gravesite
 
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| Transcription of 1 gravestone available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2213348&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=675& Find-a-Grave.com] website
 
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| Norman Wolf grave
 
| Campbells Ferry, T25N, R9E, Sec 22
 
| Some records of this cemetery at PARL<ref>Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.</ref> in Boise
 
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| Pratt grave
 
| Clark Forks Creek, T25N, R1W, Sec 31
 
| Some records of this cemetery at PARL<ref>Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.</ref> in Boise
 
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| Salmon Cemetery
 
| Salmon
 
| Some records of this cemetery at PARL<ref>Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.</ref> in Boise; transcription of 6,383 gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=157706&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=675& Find-a-Grave.com] website; transcription and photos of gravestones in this cemetery are available at the [http://lemhi.idgenweb.org/pages/Cemetery/SalmonCemeteryWebPage/salmon_cemetery.htm USGenWeb] site for Lemhi County; transcription of 1 gravestone available through [http://idahogravestones.org/cemetery.php?cemID=485 idahogravestones.org]<br>
 
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| Spring Mtn. Cemetery
 
| Gilmore
 
| Some records of this cemetery at PARL<ref>Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.</ref> in Boise
 
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| Thompson grave
 
| W fork of Rapid River, T23N, R1W, Sec 26
 
| Some records of this cemetery at PARL<ref>Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.</ref> in Boise
 
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| Yearian Cemetery
 
| Leadore
 
| Some records of this cemetery at PARL<ref>Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.</ref> in Boise; transcription of 75 gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2200518&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=675& Find-a-Grave.com] website
 
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=== Census  ===
 
=== Census  ===
  
For a summary of census records for the state of Idaho, see [[Idaho Census|Idaho Census Records]].  
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| 1900=3446
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| 1910=4786
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| 1920=5164
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| 1930=4643
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| 1940=6521
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| 1950=6278
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| 1960=5816
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| 1970=5566
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| 1980=7460
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| 1990=6899
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| 2000=7806
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| footnote=sources:<ref>[http://www.census.gov/population/cencounts/id190090.txt census.gov - Idaho population by county, 1900-90] accessed 2009-05-03</ref><ref>[http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/16/16027.html quickfacts.census.gov - Canyon County] accessed 2009-05-03</ref>
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<br>For a summary of census records for the state of Idaho, see [[Idaho Census|Idaho Census Records]].  
  
 
=== Church  ===
 
=== Church  ===
  
A list of current churches in Lemhi County is available on the [http://lemhi.idgenweb.org/pages/Church/lemhi_county_church_records.htm USGenWeb] site for the county.  
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A list of current churches in Lemhi County is available on the [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~idlemhi/ USGenWeb ]site for the county.  
  
 
===== The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons)  =====
 
===== 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 Lemhi County, Idaho prior to 1950. Many of the original records of these church units are in the [http://www.lds.org/churchhistory/library 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.  
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The following are local congregations (wards) of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints which existed in Lemhi County, Idaho prior to 1950. Many of the original records of these church units are in the [http://www.lds.org/churchhistory/library 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 [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library] in Salt Lake City and at its branch [https://www.familysearch.org/locations Family History Centers]..  
  
 
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=== County Commissioners' Records  ===
 
=== County Commissioners' Records  ===
  
The [[Idaho_County_Commissioners'_Records|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.  
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The [[Idaho County Commissioners' Records|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.
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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  ===
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=== Court Records ===
  
===== Judgment Book =====
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Some of the early court records of Lemhi County, Idaho have been microfilmed and are available at the [http://history.idaho.gov/County_Records_ISHS_microfilm.pdf Idaho State Archives] in Boise, Idaho. The records filmed include civil suits, divorce papers, judgment dockets, etc. Copies of these microfilmed court records are also available at the {{FHL|731262|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}} in Salt Lake City, Utah or at any of the Library's {{FHL|731262|subject-id|disp=Family History Centers}}. Additional court records and more recent records are housed at the Lemhi County courthouse in Salmon, and can be accessed by making a visit there.
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Some of the records of the courts of&nbsp;Lemhi County that have been microfilmed include:
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*Coroner's inquest, 1905-1916&nbsp;
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*Court records, 1878-1934&nbsp;
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*District court Idaho territory records, 1868-1877
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*Power of attorney, 1889-1941; index, 1878-1984
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<u>'''Judgment Books'''</u>
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*Judgments, 1878-1929; index, 1883-1929
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=== Directories ===
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The Idaho State Archives has a collection of city, county, state and regional [http://history.idaho.gov/directories.html directories].
  
 
=== History  ===
 
=== History  ===
  
=== Land  ===
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=== Land and Property ===
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Land and Property records are generally recorded in the county courthouse of the county in which the transaction took place. For original records of&nbsp;Lemhi County, Idaho, one may visit the courthouse in Salmon, Idaho.
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The [http://history.idaho.gov/county_microfilm.html Idaho State Archives] has microfilmed many county records of&nbsp;Lemhi County and these can be accessed by visiting the Archives in Boise, Idaho.
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The Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah has microfilmed originals of the following records found in the&nbsp;{{FHL|731266|subject-id|disp=Lemhi County Courthouse}} in Salmon, Idaho which can be accessed at the Library in Salt Lake City or in any of its [https://www.familysearch.org/locations Family History Centers:]
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*Deeds and water rights, 1867-1892&nbsp;
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*Deeds, 1868-1915; index 1871-1930&nbsp;
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*Estate records, 1884-1932&nbsp;
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*Homestead claims, 1880-1914; index, 1880-1986
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*Judgments, 1878-1929; index, 1883-1929
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*Salmon townsite deeds, 1883-1915 <br><br>
  
 
=== Maps  ===
 
=== Maps  ===
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=== Military  ===
 
=== Military  ===
  
World War I draft registration cards, 1917-1918, for Lemhi County have been microfilmed. Copies of these records are available at the Family History Library (their [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=746974&disp=Idaho%2C+World+War+I+Selective+Service+S++ microfilm number 1452218]) and are also [http://content.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=6482&path=Idaho.Lemhi+County 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.  
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World War I draft registration cards, 1917-1918, for Lemhi County have been microfilmed. Copies of these records are available at the Family History Library (their {{FHL|746974|title-id|disp=microfilm number 1452218}}) and are also [http://content.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=6482&path=Idaho.Lemhi+County 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  ===
 
=== 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.  
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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.
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Both the Idaho State Archives in Boise, Idaho, and the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah have copies of the miscellaneous record of&nbsp;Lemhi County. The originals are held in the&nbsp;Lemhi County courthouse in Salmon, Idaho and can be accessed by visiting there. Copies in the [http://history.idaho.gov/County_Records_ISHS_microfilm.pdf Idaho State Archives] are available for viewing in Boise. Those held by the {{FHL|675237|title-id|disp=Family History Library}} can be viewed either at the Library in Salt Lake City or at any of its [https://www.familysearch.org/locations Family History Centers].  
  
 
=== Newspapers  ===
 
=== Newspapers  ===
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===== Current  =====
 
===== Current  =====
  
*Recorder- Herald
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*[http://www.manta.com/c/mm2r226/recorder-herald Recorder- Herald]
  
 
===== Historical  =====
 
===== Historical  =====
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The Idaho State Archives had a fine collection of [http://history.idaho.gov/library_collections.html#anchor562626 newspapers] from Idaho.
  
 
=== Probate  ===
 
=== Probate  ===
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As a general rule, probate records are recorded in the county in which the event took place, so existing Lemhi County records should be available in Salmon for viewing in the county courthouse there.
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Some older {{FHL|731274|subject-id|disp=Lemhi County probate }}records have been microfilmed by the Family History&nbsp;Library in Salt Lake City, Utah&nbsp;and are available for viewing at the Library in Salt Lake or in any of its affiliate [https://www.familysearch.org/locations Family History Centers.]
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The [http://history.idaho.gov/County_Records_ISHS_microfilm.pdf Idaho State Archives] has also microfilmed some earlier records of Lemhi County, and these films can be viewed at their headquarters in Boise, Idaho.
  
 
=== Taxation  ===
 
=== Taxation  ===
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Any existing tax assessment rolls for&nbsp;Lemhi County should be in the courthouse in&nbsp;Salmon and would need to be accessed by visiting there.
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A few {{FHL|731284|subject-id|disp=taxation records of Lemhi County}} have been microfilmed by the Family History Library of Salt Lake City, Utah&nbsp;and are available for viewing in the Library in Salt Lake City&nbsp;or in any of its affiliate [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/Library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp family history centers].&nbsp; The same &nbsp;Inheritance Tax Records 1907-1912 are on microfilm at the [http://history.idaho.gov/ Idaho State Archives].
  
 
=== Vital Records  ===
 
=== Vital Records  ===
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===== Birth  =====
 
===== Birth  =====
  
The Birth Register for Lemhi County, 1907-1911 has been microfilmed and is available at the Idaho State Historical Society Library in Boise and at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. Birth records, 1911 to present, for individuals born in Lemhi 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 ''[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Idaho_Vital_Records Idaho]'' for more details.  
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The Birth Register for Lemhi County, 1907-1911 has been microfilmed and is available at the Idaho State Archives in Boise and at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. Birth records, 1911 to present, for individuals born in Lemhi 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 Vital Records|Idaho]]'' for more details.
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A few (131) [Idaho Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)|birth/christening records] for Lemhi County are found in Idaho births and christenings.  
  
 
===== Marriage  =====
 
===== Marriage  =====
  
 
Nearly 1700 marriages, 1869-1938, are listed on the [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].  
 
Nearly 1700 marriages, 1869-1938, are listed on the [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].  
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In the online [[Idaho Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Idaho marriages]] are found 135 Lemhi County marriages.
  
 
===== Death  =====
 
===== Death  =====
  
The Death Registers for Lemhi 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 Lemhi 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 [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Idaho_Vital_Records Idaho] for details.  
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The Death Registers for Lemhi County, 1907-1911, have been microfilmed and are available at the Idaho State Archives in Boise and at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. After 1911, deaths occurring in Lemhi 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 Vital Records|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.  
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Copies of death certificates from 1911-1954 are on microfilm and can be used at the Idaho State Archives 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 [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/famhist/Death/searchForm.cfm available online]. Efforts to expand this index to 1960 are underway. Another version is Idaho Death Index 1911-1956.  
 
A state-wide index to Idaho Deaths, 1911-1956 is [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/famhist/Death/searchForm.cfm available online]. Efforts to expand this index to 1960 are underway. Another version is Idaho Death Index 1911-1956.  
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Found in the [Idaho Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Idaho death and burials]] online are 129 deaths from Lemhi County.
  
 
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*Lemhi County District Library<br>204 Main St<br>Salmon, ID 83467<br>Phone: (208) 756-2311<br>[http://salmon.lili.org/ Website]  
 
*Lemhi County District Library<br>204 Main St<br>Salmon, ID 83467<br>Phone: (208) 756-2311<br>[http://salmon.lili.org/ Website]  
 
*[http://www.lemhimuseum.org/ Lemhi County Historical Society &amp; Museum]<br>210 Main Street<br>Salmon, Idaho 83467<br>(208) 756-3342
 
*[http://www.lemhimuseum.org/ Lemhi County Historical Society &amp; Museum]<br>210 Main Street<br>Salmon, Idaho 83467<br>(208) 756-3342
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*[http://lemhi.idgenweb.org/ The Lemhi County ID GenWeb Project], a member of [[IDGenWeb|The IDGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]]  
 
*[http://lemhi.idgenweb.org/ The Lemhi County ID GenWeb Project], a member of [[IDGenWeb|The IDGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]]  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=207515 Family History Library Catalog]
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{{Infobox U.S. County | county = Lemhi County | county_map = | state = Idaho | state_map = Idaho.png | latd = | longd = | founded year = 1869 | founded date = January 9 | seat = Salmon | building image = | building address = Lemhi County Courthouse
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Lemhi County Courthouse
206 Courthouse Drive
Salmon, ID 83467-3943
Phone: (208)756-2815

County Courthouse

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Lemhi County Courthouse
206 Courthouse Drive
Salmon, ID 83467-3943
Phone: (208)756-2815

Count Clerk Recorder has birth and death records 1907-1911, marriage, land and military discharge records from 1888 and naturalization from 1869. [1]

Quick Facts

Parent County

1869--Lemhi County was created 9 January 1869 from Idaho County. County seat: Salmon [2]

Boundary Changes

8 January 1881 -- Custer County created from parts of Alturas and Lemhi Counties

4 March 1893 -- Fremont County created from parts of Bingham and Lemhi Counties

Record Loss

Places/Localities

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

Resources

Many of the older court, land, naturalization, probate, pension, and vital records for Lemhi 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 Salmon[3].

Cemeteries

There are many cemeteries in Lemhi County. For a list of those that have been identified, and links to transcriptions and/or photographs of tombstones, go to Lemhi County, Idaho Cemetery Records.

For the cemeteries in or immediately adjacent to the cities, please see the city pages for the cities listed above.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
19003,446
19104,78638.9%
19205,1647.9%
19304,643−10.1%
19406,52140.4%
19506,278−3.7%
19605,816−7.4%
19705,566−4.3%
19807,46034.0%
19906,899−7.5%
20007,80613.1%
sources:[4][5]


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

Church

A list of current churches in Lemhi County is available on the USGenWeb site for the county.

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 Lemhi 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 and at its branch Family History Centers..

  • Leadore
  • Lemhi
  • Salmon
  • Silver Creek

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

Some of the early court records of Lemhi County, Idaho have been microfilmed and are available at the Idaho State Archives in Boise, Idaho. The records filmed include civil suits, divorce papers, judgment dockets, etc. Copies of these microfilmed court records are also available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah or at any of the Library's Family History Centers. Additional court records and more recent records are housed at the Lemhi County courthouse in Salmon, and can be accessed by making a visit there.

Some of the records of the courts of Lemhi County that have been microfilmed include:

  • Coroner's inquest, 1905-1916 
  • Court records, 1878-1934 
  • District court Idaho territory records, 1868-1877
  • Power of attorney, 1889-1941; index, 1878-1984


Judgment Books

  • Judgments, 1878-1929; index, 1883-1929

Directories

The Idaho State Archives has a collection of city, county, state and regional directories.

History

Land and Property

Land and Property records are generally recorded in the county courthouse of the county in which the transaction took place. For original records of Lemhi County, Idaho, one may visit the courthouse in Salmon, Idaho.

The Idaho State Archives has microfilmed many county records of Lemhi County and these can be accessed by visiting the Archives in Boise, Idaho.

The Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah has microfilmed originals of the following records found in the Lemhi County Courthouse in Salmon, Idaho which can be accessed at the Library in Salt Lake City or in any of its Family History Centers:

  • Deeds and water rights, 1867-1892 
  • Deeds, 1868-1915; index 1871-1930 
  • Estate records, 1884-1932 
  • Homestead claims, 1880-1914; index, 1880-1986
  • Judgments, 1878-1929; index, 1883-1929
  • Salmon townsite deeds, 1883-1915

Maps

Military

World War I draft registration cards, 1917-1918, for Lemhi County have been microfilmed. Copies of these records are available at the Family History Library (their microfilm number 1452218) 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.

Both the Idaho State Archives in Boise, Idaho, and the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah have copies of the miscellaneous record of Lemhi County. The originals are held in the Lemhi County courthouse in Salmon, Idaho and can be accessed by visiting there. Copies in the Idaho State Archives are available for viewing in Boise. Those held by the Family History Library can be viewed either at the Library in Salt Lake City or at any of its Family History Centers.

Newspapers

Current
Historical

The Idaho State Archives had a fine collection of newspapers from Idaho.

Probate

As a general rule, probate records are recorded in the county in which the event took place, so existing Lemhi County records should be available in Salmon for viewing in the county courthouse there.

Some older Lemhi County probaterecords have been microfilmed by the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah and are available for viewing at the Library in Salt Lake or in any of its affiliate Family History Centers.

The Idaho State Archives has also microfilmed some earlier records of Lemhi County, and these films can be viewed at their headquarters in Boise, Idaho.

Taxation

Any existing tax assessment rolls for Lemhi County should be in the courthouse in Salmon and would need to be accessed by visiting there.

A few taxation records of Lemhi County have been microfilmed by the Family History Library of Salt Lake City, Utah and are available for viewing in the Library in Salt Lake City or in any of its affiliate family history centers.  The same  Inheritance Tax Records 1907-1912 are on microfilm at the Idaho State Archives.

Vital Records

Birth

The Birth Register for Lemhi County, 1907-1911 has been microfilmed and is available at the Idaho State Archives in Boise and at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. Birth records, 1911 to present, for individuals born in Lemhi 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.

A few (131) [Idaho Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)|birth/christening records] for Lemhi County are found in Idaho births and christenings.

Marriage

Nearly 1700 marriages, 1869-1938, are listed on the Western States Marriage Index.

In the online Idaho marriages are found 135 Lemhi County marriages.

Death

The Death Registers for Lemhi County, 1907-1911, have been microfilmed and are available at the Idaho State Archives in Boise and at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. After 1911, deaths occurring in Lemhi 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 Archives 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.

Found in the [Idaho Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Idaho death and burials]] online are 129 deaths from Lemhi County.

Deaths from other sources

A significant source of death and related information for eastern Idaho families can be found at the following website Eastern Idaho Death Index.

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.

Family History Centers

  

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lemhi, Idaho page 179, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Idaho State Historical Society Reference Series, Number 10, Counties and County Seats, Reissued July, 1991.
  4. census.gov - Idaho population by county, 1900-90 accessed 2009-05-03
  5. quickfacts.census.gov - Canyon County accessed 2009-05-03