Malad City, Oneida County, Idaho Genealogy

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Quick Facts

Former name

Geographic location

City Hall

Malad City Hall
59 Bannock Street
Malad City, ID 83252
(208) 766-4010




Church History and Records

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints


Malad 4th, 2nd, 5th Wards

400 N 200 W
Malad, ID 83252

Malad 6th, 3rd, 7th Wards

20 S 100 W
Malad, ID 83252

Malad 1st, Pleasant View and St John Wards

1250 N 1100 W
Malad, ID 83252


Many of the original records of church units are in the Church History 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 or at its Family History Centers.  The records of the Malad Ward (1878-1948) are found in this collections.


Presbyterian Church‎
7 South Main Street
Malad City, ID 83252-1226

(208) 766-2764

Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints


The Family History Library has filmed two records of the church in Malad (1829-1920).  These films are available for viewing at the Library in Salt Lake City or in any of its Family History Centers.


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

Funeral Homes

Horsley Funeral Homes
132 W 300 N
Malad City, Idaho 83252
(208) 766-4330


Malad Valley was used as a herd-ground in early Utah days, and the first attempt made to settle it was in 1855 when Ezra Barnard of Farmington, Utah and about 15 other families located a settlement on the east side of the Malad River, nearly opposite of the present Washakie. During that and following years these settlers built an adobe fort enclosing about an acre of ground inside of which they dug cellars and erected log house. The first attempt at farming in Malad Valley was unsuccessful, as the crops were destroyed by grasshoppers. The little settlement of Malad and Samaria were founded further north. It is the terminus of the Malad branch of the Oregon Short Line Railroad and the business center of the whole country lying west, north and south. A large percentage of the settlers in Malad are of Welsh descent.

Additional history of Malad, Idaho and the early Mormon settlers there can be found in:
Andrew Jenson. Encyclopedic History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Salt Lake City: Deseret News Publishing Company, 1941, p. 463.


Military History and Records




Idaho Enterprise
P.O. Box 205
Malad City, ID 83252
Ph. 208-766-4773
email -


Copies of issues of the folowing Malad newspapers are in the collections of the Idaho State Archives in Boise:

Idaho enterprise, 1889  1889:3:2-1890:1:15  
Idaho enterprise, 1909  1909:1:27-1920:12:27  
Idaho enterprise, 1930  1930:5:6-1996:12:26  
Oneida County enterprise  1924:1:3-1930:5:1  
Oneida County news  1921:3:15-1923:4:19  
Southern Idaho magazine  1982:3:1-1985:2:13

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