Lemhi County, Idaho Genealogy

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County Courthouse

History

Parent County

1869--Lemhi County was created 9 January 1869 from Idaho County. County seat: Salmon [1]

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

Populated Places

Cities

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 | Clark | Custer | Idaho | Valley | Beaverhead County, Montana | Ravalli County, Montana

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 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[2].

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.

Name of cemetery Location Records
Banester Cemetery Leadore Some records of this cemetery at PARL[3] in Boise
Charles White grave T24N, R4E, Sec 3 Some records of this cemetery at PARL[4] in Boise
Chief Tendoy Cemetery Transcription of 4 gravestones available through Find-a-Grave.com website
Clarence Rowley grave T24N, R4E, Sec 3 Some records of this cemetery at PARL[5] in Boise
Custer Cemetery Custer Transcription of 3 gravestones available through Interment.net website
Frank Hitley grave Hutton Gulch T25N, R2W, Sec 14 Some records of this cemetery at PARL[6] in Boise
Ft. Lemhi Cemetery abt 8 m from Lemhi near Hwy 28 Some records of this cemetery at PARL[7] in Boise; transcription of 29 gravestones available through Find-a-Grave.com website
Gibbonsville Cemetery Gibbonsville Transcription of 56 gravestones available through Find-a-Grave.com website
Gilmore Cemetery 1 m from Hwy 28 Some records of this cemetery at PARL[8] in Boise; transcription of 31 gravestones available through Find-a-Grave.com website
Hemminger grave Fall Creek, T25N, R9E, Sec 27 Some records of this cemetery at PARL[9] in Boise
Henry Kurry grave Kurry Creek, T27N, R1W, Sec 28 Some records of this cemetery at PARL[10] in Boise
Humes/ Churchill/ Burgman graves Richardson Creek, T25N, R10E, Sec 5 Some records of this cemetery at PARL[11] in Boise
Iron Creek Cemetery Elk Bend Transcription of 20 gravestones available through Find-a-Grave.com website
James A. & Raymond E. Parisot graves Bullion Mine, T25N, R4E, Sec 33 Some records of this cemetery at PARL[12] in Boise
James Hemstock grave Sheep Creek, T25N, R5E, Sec 35 Some records of this cemetery at PARL[13] in Boise
Jess Root grave Whitewater Ranch, T25N, R9E, Sec 1 Some records of this cemetery at PARL[14] in Boise
Jim Jones grave W fork of Rapid River, T23N, R1W, Sec 26 Some records of this cemetery at PARL[15] in Boise
Jim Moore grave Moore Bar, T25N, R9E, Sec 22 Some records of this cemetery at PARL[16] in Boise
Joe Anderson grave Granite Creek Some records of this cemetery at PARL[17] in Boise
Lambeth Family Cemetery Iron Creek on Salmon River Some records of this cemetery at PARL[18] in Boise
Leesburg Cemetery Leesburg townsite Some records of this cemetery at PARL[19] in Boise; transcription of 11 gravestones available through Find-a-Grave.com website
May Cemetery May townsite Some records of this cemetery at PARL[20] in Boise; transcription of 190 gravestones available through Find-a-Grave.com website; photos of 10 gravestones available through idahogravestones.org
McConnaghy Cemetery Salmon Transcription of 4 gravestones available through Find-a-Grave.com website
McRae Cemetery Leadore Some records of this cemetery at PARL[21] in Boise; transcription of 128 gravestones available through Find-a-Grave.com website
Nabob Mine Gravesite Transcription of 1 gravestone available through Find-a-Grave.com website
Norman Wolf grave Campbells Ferry, T25N, R9E, Sec 22 Some records of this cemetery at PARL[22] in Boise
Pratt grave Clark Forks Creek, T25N, R1W, Sec 31 Some records of this cemetery at PARL[23] in Boise
Salmon Cemetery Salmon Some records of this cemetery at PARL[24] in Boise; transcription of 6,383 gravestones available through Find-a-Grave.com website; transcription and photos of gravestones in this cemetery are available at the USGenWeb site for Lemhi County; transcription of 1 gravestone available through idahogravestones.org
Spring Mtn. Cemetery Gilmore Some records of this cemetery at PARL[25] in Boise
Thompson grave W fork of Rapid River, T23N, R1W, Sec 26 Some records of this cemetery at PARL[26] in Boise
Yearian Cemetery Leadore Some records of this cemetery at PARL[27] in Boise; transcription of 75 gravestones available through Find-a-Grave.com website

Census

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.

  • Leadore
  • Lemhi
  • Salmon
  • Silver Creek

County Commissioners' Records

Court

Judgment Book

History

Land

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.

Newspapers

Current
  • Recorder- Herald
Historical

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

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 Idaho for more details.

Marriage

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

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 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.

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.

  

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.
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