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Guide to '''Payette County, Idaho ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.<br>[[Image:Payette CO., Payette River, Image 53, (PayetteRGrandjean3).jpg|thumb|right|150px|<center>Payette River, Payette CO, Idaho</center>]]  
  
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*[[Payette County, Idaho#Census|Census]]
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| building address = [http://www.idaho.gov/aboutidaho/county/payette.html Payette County Courthouse]<br>1130 3rd Avenue North<br>Payette, ID 83661<br>Phone: 208- 642-6000 <br>
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| building address = [http://www.payettecounty.org/ Payette County Courthouse]<br>1130 3rd Avenue North<br>Payette, ID 83661<br>Phone: 208- 642-6000}}
  
[[Image:IDpayettecourthouse.jpg|thumb|right|300px]] [http://www.idaho.gov/aboutidaho/county/payette.html Payette County Courthouse]<br>1130 3rd Avenue North<br>Payette, ID 83661<br>Phone: 208- 642-6000 <br><br>County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate, court and land records from 1917 and military discharge records from 1919<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Payette, Idaho page 179, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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=== County Information  ===
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==== Payette County, Idaho Record Dates  ====
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 169-180. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992</ref></center>
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== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.payettecounty.org/ Payette County Courthouse]<br>1130 3rd Avenue North<br>Payette, ID 83661<br>Phone: 208- 642-6000 <br><br>County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate, court and land records from 1917 and military discharge records from 1919<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Payette, Idaho page 179, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== Quick Facts<br>  ==
 
== Quick Facts<br>  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1917--'''Payette County was created 28 February 1917 from [[Canyon County, Idaho|Canyon County]] and was named for the French fur trapper who worked for the Hudson's Bay Company named Francois Payette.&nbsp; '''County seat:&nbsp;'''&nbsp;Payette <ref>The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1917--'''Payette County was created 28 February 1917 from [[Canyon County, Idaho Genealogy|Canyon County]] and was named for the French fur trapper who worked for the Hudson's Bay Company named Francois Payette. '''County seat: ''' Payette <ref>The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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{{Payette County, Idaho}}  
 
{{Payette County, Idaho}}  
  
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.  
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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 websites. 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 Payette 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 Payette County in [http://maps.live.com/ Virtual Earth].  
 
This list of places in Payette 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 Payette County in [http://maps.live.com/ Virtual Earth].  
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
Many of the older court, land, naturalization, probate, pension, and vital records for Payette County have been microfilmed and are available at the {{FHL|Idaho%2C+Payette|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 Payette<ref>Idaho State Historical Society Reference Series, Number 10, ''Counties and County Seats'', Reissued July, 1991.</ref>.  
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The types of records that follow are used for genealogy and family history. Most tell what you may learn and how to locate the records. Links to Internet sites usually go directly to {{PAGENAME}} entries with names, images, or information.
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{{Tip|Don't overlook {{FHL|United States, Idaho, Payette|place|disp={{PAGENAME}}}} items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see [https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/United_States_Archives_and_Libraries Archives and Libraries].}}
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<br> Many of the older court, land, naturalization, probate, pension, and vital records for Payette County have been microfilmed and are available at the {{FHL|Idaho%2C+Payette|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 Payette<ref>Idaho State Historical Society Reference Series, Number 10, ''Counties and County Seats'', Reissued July, 1991.</ref>.  
  
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
  
{{RAOGKcemetery}}There are many cemeteries in Payette County. For a list of those that have been identified, and links to transcriptions and/or photographs of tombstones, go to [[Payette County, Idaho Cemetery Records|Payette County, Idaho Cemetery Records]].  
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There are many cemeteries in Payette County. For a list of those that have been identified, and links to transcriptions and/or photographs of tombstones, go to [[Payette County, Idaho Cemetery Records|Payette County, Idaho Cemetery Records]].  
  
For the cemeteries in or immediately adjacent to the cities, please see the city pages for the cities listed above.  
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For the cemeteries in or immediately adjacent to the cities, please see the city pages for the cities listed above.
  
 
=== Census  ===
 
=== Census  ===
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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>
 
| 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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The 1890 federal census for Idaho was destroyed. However, the Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library is creating a list of [http://www.history.idaho.gov/idaho-1890-reconstructed-census 1890 Idaho residents] by indexing a variety of records, 1885-1894. This reconstructed list will substitute for the destroyed 1890 federal census.
  
<br>For a summary of census records for the state of Idaho, see [[Idaho Census|Idaho Census Records]].  
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<br>For a summary of census records for the state of Idaho, see [[Idaho Census|Idaho Census Records]].
  
 
=== Church Records  ===
 
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In 1930, Payette County was part of the [[Stake, Idaho LDS Church Wards and Branches|Northwestern States Mission]]. There were no Stakes organized at that time.
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*The following are local congregations (wards) which existed in Payette County, Idaho prior to 1950.
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**Many of the records to about 1948 are available at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]] in Salt Lake City and at its [https://www.familysearch.org/locations FamilySearch Centers].
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*'''1917--'''Payette County was created 28 February 1917 from [[Canyon County, Idaho Genealogy|Canyon County]]
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*New Plymouth
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*Payette
  
 
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=== Court Records  ===
 
=== Court Records  ===
  
Some of the early court records of PayetteCounty, 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|639177|title-id|disp=Family History Library}} in Salt Lake City, Utah or at any of the Library's [https://www.familysearch.org/locations Family History Centers.] Additional court records and more recent records are housed at the&nbsp;Payette County courthouse in Payette, and can be accessed by making a visit there.  
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Some of the early court records of Payette County, Idaho have been microfilmed and are available at the [http://history.idaho.gov/archives-collections 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|639177|title-id|disp=Family History Library}} in Salt Lake City, Utah or at any of the Library's [https://www.familysearch.org/locations Family History Centers.] Additional court records and more recent records are housed at the Payette County courthouse in Payette, and can be accessed by making a visit there.  
  
Some of the records of the courts of&nbsp;Payette County that have been microfilmed include:  
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Some of the records of the courts of Payette County that have been microfilmed include:  
  
 
<u>Judgment Books</u>  
 
<u>Judgment Books</u>  
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=== History  ===
 
=== History  ===
  
Link to the history of the city of Payette: [http://payettecounty.info/officials/hawley.html payettecounty.info/officials/hawley.html]  
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Link to the history of the city of Payette: [http://payettecounty.info/officials/hawley.html Payette History]  
  
Link to stories of people and places: [http://payettecounty.info/marlow/intro.html payettecounty.info/marlow/intro.html]  
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Link to stories of people and places: [http://payettecounty.info/marlow/intro.html Payette County Histories]
  
 
=== Land and Property  ===
 
=== 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&nbsp;Payette County, Idaho, one may visit the courthouse in Payette, Idaho.  
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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 Payette County, Idaho, one may visit the courthouse in Payette, Idaho.  
  
At this time there do not appear to be any microfilmed copies of Payette County's&nbsp;land and property records.&nbsp; Earlier records might be found in Canyon County from which it was formed.  
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At this time there do not appear to be any microfilmed copies of Payette County's land and property records. Earlier records might be found in Canyon County from which it was formed.  
  
 
=== Maps  ===
 
=== Maps  ===
  
*Link to historic maps of Payette County:&nbsp; [http://payettecounty.info/maps/intro.html payettecounty.info/maps/intro.html].  
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*Link to historic maps of Payette County: [http://payettecounty.info/maps/intro.html payettecounty.info/maps/intro.html].  
 
*A digital Payette County Idaho map is [http://imnh.isu.edu/digitalatlas/counties/payette/payette.htm available online.]  
 
*A digital Payette County Idaho map is [http://imnh.isu.edu/digitalatlas/counties/payette/payette.htm available online.]  
 
*Map of Payette County, Idaho is [http://idaho.hometownlocator.com/maps/CountyMap,CFIPS,075,c,Payette.cfm available online.]
 
*Map of Payette County, Idaho is [http://idaho.hometownlocator.com/maps/CountyMap,CFIPS,075,c,Payette.cfm available online.]
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=== Newspapers  ===
 
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===== Historical  =====
  
Copies of issues of many [http://history.idaho.gov/library_collections.html#anchor562626 Idaho newspapers] are in the collections of the Idaho State Archives  
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=== Obituaries ===
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*'''1943-2013''' - {{RecordSearch|2290243|Idaho, Southern Counties Obituaries, 1943-2013}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
=== Probate  ===
 
=== Probate  ===
  
Record A (1896-1925) of Payette's probate records has been microfilmed and copies are available at the [http://history.idaho.gov/county_microfilm.html Idaho State Archives] in Boise, or at the {{FHL|639186|title-id|disp=Family History Library}} in Salt Lake City, Utah.&nbsp; Copies can be viewed at the Library in Salt Lake City, or in any of its [https://www.familysearch.org/locations Family History Centers.]
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'''Online Probate Records'''
  
Any other existing probate records or those of later dates should be available at the Payette County courthouse in Payette and can be accessed by visiting there.  
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*'''1857-1989''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9047 Idaho Wills and Probate Records 1857-1989] at Ancestry.com $
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Record A (1896-1925) of Payette's probate records has been microfilmed and copies are available at the  Idaho State Archives in Boise, or at the {{FHL|639186|title-id|disp=Family History Library}} in Salt Lake City, Utah. Copies can be viewed at the Library in Salt Lake City, or in any of its [https://www.familysearch.org/locations Family History Centers.]
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Any other existing probate records or those of later dates should be available at the Payette County courthouse in Payette and can be accessed by visiting there.
  
 
=== Taxation  ===
 
=== Taxation  ===
  
Any existing tax assessment rolls for&nbsp;Payette County should be in the courthouse in&nbsp;Payette and would need to be accessed by visiting there.  
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Any existing tax assessment rolls for Payette County should be in the courthouse in Payette and would need to be accessed by visiting there.  
  
 
=== Vital Records  ===
 
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===== Birth  =====
 
===== Birth  =====
  
Birth records, 1911 to present, for individuals born in Payette 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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'''''Online Records'''''
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*'''1861-1911''' - {{RecordSearch|2110744|Idaho, Birth Index, 1861-1911}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1883-1929''' - {{RecordSearch|1951759|Idaho County Birth and Death Records 1883-1929}} at FamilySearch.
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Birth records, 1911 to present, for individuals born in Payette 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.
  
 
===== Marriage  =====
 
===== Marriage  =====
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*'''1864-1976''' - {{RecordSearch|2549611|Idaho Church Marriages, 1864-1976}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1864-1950''' - {{RecordSearch|1662500|Idaho County Marriages, 1864-1950}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1878-1898; 1903-1942''' - {{RecordSearch|1674817|Idaho Marriages, 1878-1898; 1903-1942}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1947-1963''' - {{RecordSearch|2106101|Idaho Marriage Index, 1947-1961}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
 
Over 7400 marriages, 1917-1964, are listed on [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].  
 
Over 7400 marriages, 1917-1964, are listed on [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].  
  
There are 143 Payette County marriages in the online [[Idaho Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Idaho Marriages]].  
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There are 143 Payette County marriages in the online [[Idaho Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Idaho Marriages]].
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*'''1947-1963''' - {{RecordSearch|2106102|Idaho Divorce Index, 1947-1963}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
 
===== Death  =====
 
===== Death  =====
  
[http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ Social Security Death Index].  
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'''''Online Records'''''
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*'''1883-1929''' - {{RecordSearch|1951759|Idaho County Birth and Death Records 1883-1929}} at FamilySearch
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*'''1938-1961''' - {{RecordSearch|2612577|Idaho Death Certificates, 1938-1961}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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[http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ Social Security Death Index].
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Fruitland Idaho Family History Center]]
 
*[[Fruitland Idaho Family History Center]]
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Websites ==
  
 
*[http://payettecounty.info/ The Payette County ID GenWeb Project], a member of [[IDGenWeb|The IDGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]]  
 
*[http://payettecounty.info/ The Payette County ID GenWeb Project], a member of [[IDGenWeb|The IDGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]]  
*{{FHL|Idaho%2C+Payette|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL|Idaho%2C+Payette|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/ID/Payette/ Payette County, Idaho Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/ID/Payette/ Payette County, Idaho Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
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Idaho
Payette County
Guide to Payette County, Idaho ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
Payette River, Payette CO, Idaho


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Payette County, Idaho
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Map of Idaho highlighting Payette County
Location in the state of Idaho
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Location of Idaho in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 28, 1917
County Seat Payette
Courthouse
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Address Payette County Courthouse
1130 3rd Avenue North
Payette, ID 83661
Phone: 208- 642-6000


County Information

Payette County, Idaho Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1917 1870 1917 1896

County Courthouse

Payette County Courthouse
1130 3rd Avenue North
Payette, ID 83661
Phone: 208- 642-6000

County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate, court and land records from 1917 and military discharge records from 1919[2]

Quick Facts

Parent County

1917--Payette County was created 28 February 1917 from Canyon County and was named for the French fur trapper who worked for the Hudson's Bay Company named Francois Payette. County seat: Payette [3]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

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

Resources

The types of records that follow are used for genealogy and family history. Most tell what you may learn and how to locate the records. Links to Internet sites usually go directly to Payette County, Idaho Genealogy entries with names, images, or information.


Many of the older court, land, naturalization, probate, pension, and vital records for Payette 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 Payette[4].

Cemeteries

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
IDGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
IDGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
Idaho Gravestones
Billion Graves
See Idaho Cemeteries for more information.

There are many cemeteries in Payette County. For a list of those that have been identified, and links to transcriptions and/or photographs of tombstones, go to Payette 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.
19207,021
19307,3184.2%
19409,51130.0%
195011,92125.3%
196012,3633.7%
197012,4010.3%
198015,72226.8%
199016,4344.5%
200020,57825.2%
sources:[5][6]


The 1890 federal census for Idaho was destroyed. However, the Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library is creating a list of 1890 Idaho residents by indexing a variety of records, 1885-1894. This reconstructed list will substitute for the destroyed 1890 federal census.


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

Church Records

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

In 1930, Payette County was part of the Northwestern States Mission. There were no Stakes organized at that time.

  • The following are local congregations (wards) which existed in Payette County, Idaho prior to 1950.
  • 1917--Payette County was created 28 February 1917 from Canyon County
  • New Plymouth
  • Payette
Current
Historical

Early Payette Idaho Churches by Ron Marlow

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 Payette 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 Payette County courthouse in Payette, and can be accessed by making a visit there.

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

Judgment Books

  • Judgment records, 1917-1930 Idaho. District Court (Payette County)

Directories

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

History

Link to the history of the city of Payette: Payette History

Link to stories of people and places: Payette County Histories

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 Payette County, Idaho, one may visit the courthouse in Payette, Idaho.

At this time there do not appear to be any microfilmed copies of Payette County's land and property records. Earlier records might be found in Canyon County from which it was formed.

Maps

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Migration

Early migration routes to and from Payette County, Idaho Genealogy for European and African American settlers included:

Military

World War I draft registration cards, 1917-1918, for Payette County have been microfilmed. Copies of these records are available at the Family History Library (their microfilm number 1452220) 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.

Newspapers

Current
Historical

Copies of issues of many Idaho newspapers are in the collections of the Idaho State Archives

Obituaries

Probate

Online Probate Records

Record A (1896-1925) of Payette's probate records has been microfilmed and copies are available at the Idaho State Archives in Boise, or at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. Copies can be viewed at the Library in Salt Lake City, or in any of its Family History Centers.

Any other existing probate records or those of later dates should be available at the Payette County courthouse in Payette and can be accessed by visiting there.

Taxation

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

Vital Records

Birth

Online Records


Birth records, 1911 to present, for individuals born in Payette 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

Online Records

Over 7400 marriages, 1917-1964, are listed on Western States Marriage Index.

There are 143 Payette County marriages in the online Idaho Marriages.

Divorce

Online Records

Death

Online Records


Social Security 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.

  • Fruitland Community Library
    ‎500 Southwest 3rd Street, Fruitland, ID 83619
    (208) 452-7123‎
  • Armoral Tuttle Public Library‎
    301 Plymouth Avenue, New Plymouth, ID 83655
    (208) 278-5338‎
  • Payette County Museum‎
    90 South 9th Street, Payette, ID 83661
    (208) 642-4883‎
  • Payette County Historical Society

Family History Centers

Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Websites

References

  1. Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 169-180. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Payette, Idaho page 179, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. Idaho State Historical Society Reference Series, Number 10, Counties and County Seats, Reissued July, 1991.
  5. census.gov - Idaho population by county, 1900-90 accessed 2009-05-03
  6. quickfacts.census.gov - Canyon County accessed 2009-05-03
  7. Jim Tompkins, "The Oregon Trail 1841-1848 Map V" in Oregon Trail Landmarks at http://www.oregonpioneers.com/OTMap5.jpg (accessed 18 July 2011).