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''[[United States|United States ]] > [[Idaho|Idaho]] > Twin Falls County''  
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''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Idaho|Idaho]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Twin Falls County''  
  
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| county = Twin Falls County
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| state = Idaho
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| founded year = 1907
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| founded date = February 21
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| seat = Twin Falls
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| building address = [http://www.idaho.gov/aboutidaho/county/twinfalls.html Twin Falls County Courthouse]<br>425 Shoshone Street North<br>Twin Falls, ID 83303-0126<br>Phone: (208) 736-4004<br>Fax: (208) 736-4182<br>
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://www.idaho.gov/aboutidaho/county/twinfalls.html Twin Falls County Courthouse]<br>Twin Falls, ID 83303-0126<br>Phone: (208) 736-4004<br>Fax: (208) 736-4182<br>  
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[[Image:IDtwinfallscourthouse.jpg|thumb|left|300px|IDtwinfallscourthouse.jpg]] [http://www.idaho.gov/aboutidaho/county/twinfalls.html Twin Falls County Courthouse]<br>425 Shoshone Street North<br>Twin Falls, ID 83303-0126<br>Phone: (208) 736-4004<br>Fax: (208) 736-4182<br><br>County Clerk Recorder has birth and land records from 1907 and military records from 1919. <br>Court Services has divorce, probate and court records from 1907. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Twin Falls, Idaho page 180, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>{{RAOGKcourthouse}}
  
 
== 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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{{Twin Falls 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 Twin Falls 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 Twin Falls County in Virtual Earth.  
 
This list of places in Twin Falls 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 Twin Falls County in Virtual Earth.  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
 
===== Cities  =====
 
 
[[Buhl,_Idaho|Buhl]] | [[Filer,_Idaho|Filer ]]| [[Kimberly,_Idaho|Kimberly]] | [[Twin_Falls,_Idaho|Twin Falls]]
 
 
===== Other inhabited places  =====
 
 
Amsterdam | Artesian City | Berger | Bickel | Bills | Castleford | Cedar | Clover | Curry | Deep Creek | Fairview | Godwin | Hansen | Hollister } Idavada | Knull | McMillan | Meteor | Milner | Murtaugh | Parsons | Peavey | Rock Creek | Rogerson | Roseworth | Sully | Tuanna Crossing | Twin Falls City-County Airport
 
 
===== Former inhabited places, no longer in existence  =====
 
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
 
[[Cassia County, Idaho|Cassia]] | [[Elmore County, Idaho|Elmore]] | [[Gooding County, Idaho|Gooding]] | [[Jerome County, Idaho|Jerome]] | [[Owyhee County, Idaho|Owyhee]] | [[Elko County, Nevada|Elko County, Nevada]]
 
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
Many of the older court, land, naturalization, probate, pension, and vital records for Twin Falls County have been microfilmed and are available at the [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=207591&subject_disp=Idaho%2C+Twin+Falls&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 Twin Falls<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 Twin Falls County have been microfilmed and are available at the {{FHL|Idaho%2C+Twin+Falls|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 Twin Falls<ref>Idaho State Historical Society Reference Series, Number 10, ''Counties and County Seats'', Reissued July, 1991.</ref>.  
  
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
  
Twin Falls is home to several mortuaries and funeral chapels. Aside from the city cemetery Twin Falls is also home to Sunset Memorials, a privately funded cemetery across the street.  
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{{RAOGKcemetery}}There are many cemeteries in Twin Falls County. For a list of those that have been identified, and links to transcriptions and/or photographs of tombstones, go to [[Twin Falls County, Idaho Cemetery Records|Twin Falls County, Idaho Cemetery Records]].  
  
The following cemeteries of Twin Falls 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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For the cemeteries in or immediately adjacent to the cities, please see the city pages for the cities listed above.  
  
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| Artesian City Cemetery
 
| Artesian City
 
| Some records of this cemetery at PARL<ref>Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.</ref> in Boise; transcription of 10 gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2240788&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=687& Find-a-Grave.com] website; transcription of 6 gravestones available through [http://www.interment.net/data/us/id/twin_falls/artesian/index.htm Interment.ne]t website; transcription of 7 gravestones available at [http://files.usgwarchives.org/id/twinfalls/cemeteries/artesian.txt USGenWeb] site for Twin Falls County
 
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| Bower Cemetery
 
| Artesian City
 
| Transcription of 6 gravestones available through [http://www.interment.net/data/us/id/twin_falls/bower/index.htm Interment.net] website
 
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| Barbara Ann Morgan Burial Site
 
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| Transcription of 1 gravestone available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2234757&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=687& Find-a-Grave.com] website; transcription of 1 gravestone available at [http://files.usgwarchives.org/id/twinfalls/cemeteries/buriasgr3ncm.txt USGenWeb] site for Twin Falls County; photo of 1 gravestone available at [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Twin_Falls_County,_Idaho#Cemeteries USGenWeb] site for Twin Falls County<br>
 
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| Buhl Cemetery (West End Cemetery)
 
| Buhl
 
| Some records of this cemetery at PARL<ref>Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.</ref> in Boise; transcription of 208 gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=80419&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=687& Find-a-Grave.com] website; photo of 1 gravestone available at [http://idahogravestones.org/cemetery.php?cemID=629 idahogravestones.org]
 
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| Buhl Mennonite Church Cemetery
 
| Buhl
 
| Transcription of 1 gravestone available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2229548&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=687& Find-a-Grave.com] website
 
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| Church of God in Christ Mennonite Church Cemetery
 
| Buhl
 
| Transcription of 13 gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2230980&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=687& Find-a-Grave.com] website; transcription of 11 gravestones available through [http://www.interment.net/data/us/id/twin_falls/churchofgod/index.htm Interment.net] website; transcription of 11 gravestones available at [http://files.usgwarchives.org/id/twinfalls/cemeteries/churchof2ncm.txt USGenWeb] site for Twin Falls County
 
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| Clover Lutheran Cemetery
 
| Clover
 
| Transcription of 347 gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2299064&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=687& Find-a-Grave.com] website; transcription of 339 gravestones available through [http://www.interment.net/data/us/id/twin_falls/clover_luth/index.htm Interment.net] website; transcription of gravestones available at [http://files.usgwarchives.org/id/twinfalls/cemeteries/clovercem.txt USGenWeb] site for Twin Falls County
 
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| David Bean Chadwick Cemetery
 
| Hollister
 
| Transcription of 1 gravestone available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2329531&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=687& Find-a-Grave.com] website
 
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| Estes Cemetery
 
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| Transcription of 2 gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2270780&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=687& Find-a-Grave.com] website; transcription of 2 gravestones available through [http://www.interment.net/data/us/id/twin_falls/estes/index.htm Interment.net] website; transcription of 2 gravestones available at [http://files.usgwarchives.org/id/twinfalls/cemeteries/estes.txt USGenWeb] site for Twin Falls County
 
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| Filer Cemetery (IOOF Cemetery)
 
| Filer
 
| Some records of this cemetery at PARL<ref>Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.</ref> in Boise; transcription of 2,688 gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1967696&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=687& Find-a-Grave.com] website; transcription of gravestones available at [http://files.usgwarchives.org/id/twinfalls/cemeteries/filer.txt USGenWeb] site for Twin Falls County; photo of 1 gravestone available at [http://idahogravestones.org/cemetery.php?cemID=18 idahogravestones.org]
 
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| Fish Creek Reservoir Cemetery (Estes graves)
 
| Roseworth, abt 12 m from Rogerson
 
| 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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| Fuller Ranch Cemetery
 
| on Dry Creek, S of Hansen
 
| 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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| Grassy Hill (Boyd Family) Cemetery
 
| SE of Roseworth
 
| Some records of this cemetery at PARL<ref>Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.</ref> in Boise; transcription of 2 gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2211218&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=687& Find-a-Grave.com] website; transcription of 2 gravestones available at [http://files.usgwarchives.org/id/twinfalls/cemeteries/grassyhi10gcm.txt USGenWeb] site for Twin Falls County
 
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| Haines Monument record
 
| bank of the Snake River, S of Hagerman
 
| Some records of this cemetery at PARL<ref>Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.</ref> in Boise; transcription of 1 gravestone available at [http://files.usgwarchives.org/id/twinfalls/cemeteries/hainesmo11gcm.txt USGenWeb] site for Twin Falls County
 
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| Hranac Farm Cemetery
 
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| Transcription of 1 gravestone available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2270856&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=687& Find-a-Grave.com] website; transcription of 1 gravestone available at [http://files.usgwarchives.org/id/twinfalls/cemeteries/buriasgr3ncm.txt USGenWeb] site for Twin Falls Coun ty
 
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| Larsen Family Cemetery
 
| on a farm S of Hansen
 
| 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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| Magic Valley Veterans Memorial Cemetery
 
| Hansen
 
| Transcription of 135 gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2270856&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=687& Find-a-Grave.com ]website; transcription of 112 gravestones available through [http://www.interment.net/data/us/id/twin_falls/magic.htm Interment.net] website; photo of 1 gravestones available at [http://idahogravestones.org/cemetery.php?cemID=630 idahogravestones.org]
 
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| Mathers Family Cemetery
 
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| Transcription of 6 gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2270748&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=687&CSsr=1& Find-a-Grave.com] website; photos of 4 gravestones available at [http://usgwarchives.org/id/twinfalls/photos/tombstones/mathersfamily/ USGenWeb] site for Twin Falls County
 
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| May Jones Burial Site
 
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| Transcription of 1 gravestone available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2270863&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=687& Find-a-Grave.com] website; transcription of 1 gravestone available at [http://files.usgwarchives.org/id/twinfalls/cemeteries/buriasgr3ncm.txt USGenWeb] site for Twin Falls County; photo of 1 gravestone available at [http://usgwarchives.org/id/twinfalls/photos/tombstones/shoshonebasin/ USGenWeb] site for Twin Falls County
 
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| Memorial Park Cemetery
 
| Twin Falls
 
| Transcription of 3 gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2232180&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=687& Find-a-Grave.com] website
 
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| Milner Cemetery
 
| Milner
 
| A history of this cemetery and a transcription of those buried here are available at the [http://files.usgwarchives.org/id/cassia/history/other/milnerhi3nms.txt USGenWeb] site for Twin Falls County
 
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| Morrill Farm Cemetery
 
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| Transcription of 1 gravestone available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2270860&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=687& Find-a-Grave.com] website; transcription of 1 gravestone available at [http://files.usgwarchives.org/id/twinfalls/cemeteries/buriasgr3ncm.txt USGenWeb] site for Twin Falls County
 
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| Old Rock Creek Station Cemetery
 
| site obliterated
 
| 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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| Parker Ranch Cemetery
 
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| Transcription of 1 gravestone available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2232811&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=687& Find-a-Grave.com] website; transcription of 1 gravestone available at [http://files.usgwarchives.org/id/twinfalls/cemeteries/buriasgr3ncm.txt USGenWeb] site for Twin Falls County
 
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| Restlawn Gradens
 
| Twin Falls
 
| Transcription of 1 gravestone available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2323457&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=687&CSsr=21& Find-a-Grave.com] website
 
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| Rock Creek (Strycker) Cemetery
 
| Twin Falls (Est. 1906, contains reburials)
 
| Some records of this cemetery at PARL<ref>Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.</ref> in Boise; transcription of 23 gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2270784&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=687&CSsr=21& Find-a-Grave.com] website; transcription of 8 gravestones available through [http://www.interment.net/data/us/id/twin_falls/rockcreek/rock.htm Interment.net] website; transcriptions of gravestones available at [http://usgwarchives.org/id/twinfalls/cemetery.html USGenWeb] site for Twin Falls County; photo of 1 gravestone available at [http://idahogravestones.org/cemetery.php?cemID=25 idahogravestones.org]<br>
 
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| Rogerson Cemetery
 
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| Transcription of 7 gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2271254&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=687&CSsr=21& Find-a-Grave.com ]website; transcription of 7 gravestones available through [http://www.interment.net/data/us/id/twin_falls/rogerson/index.htm Interment.net] website; transcription of 7 gravestones available at [http://files.usgwarchives.org/id/twinfalls/cemeteries/rogerson.txt USGenWeb] site for Twin Falls County; photo of 1 gravestone available at [http://usgwarchives.org/id/twinfalls/photos/tombstones/rogerson/ USGenWeb] site for Twin Falls County<br>
 
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| Sunset Memorial Cemetery
 
| 2296 Kimberly Rd.,Twin Falls (film # 1149, pt. 29)
 
| Some records of this cemetery at PARL<ref>Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.</ref> in Boise; transcription of 1,239 gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=80651&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=687&CSsr=21& Find-a-Grave.com] website; photos of 53 gravestones available at [http://idahogravestones.org/cemetery.php?cemID=26 idahogravestones.org]; photo of 1 gravestone available at [http://usgwarchives.org/id/twinfalls/photos/tombstones/sunsetmemorialpa/ USGenWeb] site for Twin Falls County<br>
 
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| Twin Falls Cemetery
 
| Twin Falls
 
| Transcription of 859 gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=80667&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=687&CSsr=21& Find-a-Grave.com] website; transcription and index of gravestones (2002) available at [http://usgwarchives.org/id/twinfalls/cemetery.html USGenWeb] site for Twin Falls County; photo of 1 gravestone available at [http://usgwarchives.org/id/twinfalls/photos/tombstones/twinfalls/ USGenWeb] site for Twin Falls County
 
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| Valley View Mennonite Cemetery
 
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| Transcription of 2 gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2230973&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=687&CSsr=21& Find-a-Grave.com] website
 
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| Walton-Gumm Cemetery
 
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| Transcription of 3 gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2270851&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=687&CSsr=21& Find-a-Grave.com] website; transcription of 3 gravestones available through [http://www.interment.net/data/us/id/twin_falls/walton/index.htm Interment.net] website; transcription of 3 gravestones available at [http://files.usgwarchives.org/id/twinfalls/cemeteries/waltgum.txt USGenWeb] site for Twin Falls County
 
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| Warm Springs burial ground
 
| .3 m S of Cottonwood Stage Station on Oregon Trail
 
| 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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| West End District Cemetery
 
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| Tanscription of 501 gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2270851&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=687&CSsr=21& Find-a-Grave.com ]website; photos of 254 gravestones available at [http://idahogravestones.org/cemetery.php?cemID=16 idahogravestones.org]; photos of 3 gravestones available at [http://usgwarchives.org/id/twinfalls/photos/tombstones/westend/ USGenWeb] site for Twin Falls County
 
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| White Mortuary
 
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| Transcription of 1 gravestone available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2222308&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=687&CSsr=21& Find-a-Grave.com] website
 
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=== Census  ===
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{{USCensusPop
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|1910=5258
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|1920=8324
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|1930=8787
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|1940=11851
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|1950=17600
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|1960=20126
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|1970=21914
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|1980=26209
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|1990=27591
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|2000=34469
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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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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  ===
 
=== Church  ===
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===== 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 Twin Falls 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 Twin Falls 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://familysearch.org/#form=historical_records Family History Library ]in Salt Lake City, and can be ordered though any of its [https://www.familysearch.org/locations Family History Centers].  
  
 
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=== County Commissioners' Records  ===
 
=== County Commissioners' Records  ===
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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.
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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 Twin Falls county clerk for information about years covered and availability of such records in Twin Falls County.
  
 
=== Court  ===
 
=== Court  ===
  
===== Judgment Books =====
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It appears that none of the earlier Twin Falls County court records have been microfilmed.&nbsp; We suggest you check Cassia County.&nbsp; For more recent records and the records they do have can be viewed at the Twin Falls County courthouse in Twin Falls.
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=== Directories  ===
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The [http://history.idaho.gov/archives-collections Idaho State Archives] has in its collections city, county, state and regional directories.
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The ''Gem State Rural's 1916-17 Farm Directory of Twin Falls County, Idaho'' is available at the College of Southern Idaho and the Twin Falls Public Library. It lists landowners by town, including those owning land in these two counties, but residing elsewhere. The size of the family, amount of acreage owned, the location of the land, and a list of crops and livestock raised on each farm is also included.
  
 
=== 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;Twin Falls&nbsp;County, Idaho, one may visit the courthouse in Twin Falls, Idaho.
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The [http://history.idaho.gov/County_Records_ISHS_microfilm.pdf Idaho State Archives] has microfilmed many county records of Twin Falls County&nbsp;which was formed on&nbsp;21 Feb 1907 from Cassia 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 some of the Twin Falls County land and property records, and the following 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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*{{FHL|652157|title-id|disp=Register of estates, 1907-1928}}
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*{{FHL|610810|title-id|disp=Twin Falls county index to deeds, Twin Falls county, Idaho}}, 1880-1914
  
 
=== Maps  ===
 
=== Maps  ===
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*A digital Twin Falls County Idaho map is [http://imnh.isu.edu/digitalatlas/counties/twin/twin.htm available online.]  
 
*A digital Twin Falls County Idaho map is [http://imnh.isu.edu/digitalatlas/counties/twin/twin.htm available online.]  
 
*Map of Twin Falls County, Idaho is [http://idaho.hometownlocator.com/maps/CountyMap,CFIPS,083,c,Twin%20Falls.cfm available online.]
 
*Map of Twin Falls County, Idaho is [http://idaho.hometownlocator.com/maps/CountyMap,CFIPS,083,c,Twin%20Falls.cfm available online.]
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=== Migration  ===
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Early migration routes to and from {{PAGENAME}} for European and African American settlers included:
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:*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snake_River Snake River]
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:*[[Oregon Trail]] 1830s to 1890s from western Missouri to Oregon City, Oregon<ref>Jim Tompkins, "The Oregon Trail 1841-1848 Map V" in ''Oregon Trail Landmarks'' at http://www.oregonpioneers.com/OTMap5.jpg  (accessed 18 July 2011).</ref>
  
 
=== Military  ===
 
=== Military  ===
  
World War I draft registration cards, 1917-1918, for Twin Falls 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 numbers 1452222 and 1452224]) and are also [http://content.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=6482&path=Idaho.Twin+Falls+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 Twin Falls County have been microfilmed. Copies of these records are available at the Family History Library (their {{FHL|746974|title-id|disp=microfilm numbers 1452222 and 1452224}}) and are also [http://content.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=6482&path=Idaho.Twin+Falls+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  ===
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=== Naturalization  ===
 
=== Naturalization  ===
  
The original naturalization records of Twin Falls County that have been transferred to the Idaho State Historical Society' Library in Boise have been indexed in their [http://idahohistory.net/naturalization.html Index to Naturalizations].  
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The original naturalization records of Twin Falls County that have been transferred to the Idaho State Archives in Boise have been indexed in their [http://history.idaho.gov/naturalization.html Index to Naturalizations].  
  
 
=== Newspapers  ===
 
=== Newspapers  ===
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===== Current  =====
 
===== Current  =====
  
*Buhl Herald  
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*[http://www.discoverourtown.com/ID/TwinFalls/Publications/72678.html Buhl Herald]
 
*[http://www.magicvalley.com/ Times-News]
 
*[http://www.magicvalley.com/ Times-News]
  
 
===== Historical  =====
 
===== Historical  =====
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Copies of issues of many [http://history.idaho.gov/library_collections.html#anchor566425 Idaho newspapers] are in the collections of the Idaho State Archives.
  
 
=== Pension Records  ===
 
=== Pension Records  ===
  
[http://idahohistory.net/pension.html Mothers' Pensions] were provided by the State of Idaho for widows and/or orphans, under certain conditions. Petitions for those pensions were filed with the probate court in each county. The original papers for several counties have been transferred to the Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library (PARL) in Boise. Those at PARL have been indexed. Twin Falls County Mothers' Pensions are included in that index.  
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[http://history.idaho.gov/pension.html Mothers' Pensions] were provided by the State of Idaho for widows and/or orphans, under certain conditions. Petitions for those pensions were filed with the probate court in each county. The original papers for several counties have been transferred to the Idaho State Archives in Boise and have been indexed. Twin Falls County Mothers' Pensions are included in that index.  
  
[http://idahohistory.net/oldage_pension.html Old Age Pensions] were also provided by the State of Idaho from 1931 to 1936. The original records for these pensions in PARL have also been indexed. Twin Falls County Old Age Pensions are included in that index.  
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[http://history.idaho.gov/oldage_pension.html Old Age Pensions] were also provided by the State of Idaho from 1931 to 1936. The original records for these pensions in the Idaho State Archives and have also been indexed. Twin Falls County Old Age Pensions are included in that index.  
  
 
=== Probate  ===
 
=== Probate  ===
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The [http://history.idaho.gov/archives-collections Idaho State Archives] has microfilmed some of the earlier probate records of Twin Falls County (it was Cassia County before 1907), and these films can be viewed at their facility in Boise.
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For more recent probate records which may exist, it is recommended that you contact the Twin Falls County courthouse in Twin Falls.
  
 
=== Taxation  ===
 
=== Taxation  ===
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Any existing tax assessment rolls for&nbsp;Twin Falls&nbsp;County should be in the courthouse in Twin Falls and would need to be accessed by visiting there.
  
 
=== Vital Records  ===
 
=== Vital Records  ===
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===== Births  =====
 
===== Births  =====
  
The Birth Registers for Twin Falls 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, Utah. Birth records, 1911 to present, for individuals born in Twin Falls 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 Registers for Twin Falls 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, Utah. Birth records, 1911 to present, for individuals born in Twin Falls 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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There are 214 Twin Falls County births and christenings in the online [[Idaho Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Idaho Births and Christenings]].  
  
 
===== Marriage  =====
 
===== Marriage  =====
  
 
Nearly 6400 marriages, 1907-1942, are listed on the [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].  
 
Nearly 6400 marriages, 1907-1942, are listed on the [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].  
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There are 5139 Twin Falls County marriages in the online [[Idaho Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Idaho Marriages]].
  
 
===== Death  =====
 
===== Death  =====
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There are 969 Twin Falls County deaths and burials in the online [[Idaho Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Idaho Deaths and Burials]].
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== 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.  
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{{RAOGKlibrary}}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.  
  
 
*Buhl Public Library<br>215 Broadway N<br>Buhl, ID 83316<br>Phone: (208) 543-6500<br>[http://buhl.lili.org/ Website]  
 
*Buhl Public Library<br>215 Broadway N<br>Buhl, ID 83316<br>Phone: (208) 543-6500<br>[http://buhl.lili.org/ Website]  
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*Twin Falls Public Library<br>201 Fourth Ave E<br>Twin Falls, ID 83301<br>Phone: (208) 733-2964<br>[http://twinfallspubliclibrary.org/ Website]  
 
*Twin Falls Public Library<br>201 Fourth Ave E<br>Twin Falls, ID 83301<br>Phone: (208) 733-2964<br>[http://twinfallspubliclibrary.org/ Website]  
 
*[http://www.museumsusa.org/museums/info/1158561 Twin Falls County Historical Museum Filer, Idaho]  
 
*[http://www.museumsusa.org/museums/info/1158561 Twin Falls County Historical Museum Filer, Idaho]  
*Twin Falls County Museum<br>‎21337a U.S. 30, Filer, ID 83328<br>(208) 736-4675‎<br><br>
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*Twin Falls County Museum<br>‎21337a U.S. 30, Filer, ID 83328<br>(208) 736-4675‎
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Twin Falls Idaho Family History Center]]<br>
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~idtwinfa/ The Twin Falls County ID GenWeb Project], a member of [[IDGenWeb|The IDGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~idtwinfa/ The Twin Falls 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=207591&subject_disp=Idaho%2C+Twin+Falls&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*{{FHL|Idaho%2C+Twin+Falls|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/ID/Twin_Falls/ Twin Falls County, Idaho Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
 
== References  ==
 
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{{Infobox U.S. County | county = Twin Falls County | county_map = | state = Idaho | state_map = Idaho.png | latd = | longd = | founded year = 1907 | founded date = February 21 | seat = Twin Falls | building image = | building address = Twin Falls County Courthouse
425 Shoshone Street North
Twin Falls, ID 83303-0126
Phone: (208) 736-4004
Fax: (208) 736-4182

County Courthouse

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Twin Falls County Courthouse
425 Shoshone Street North
Twin Falls, ID 83303-0126
Phone: (208) 736-4004
Fax: (208) 736-4182

County Clerk Recorder has birth and land records from 1907 and military records from 1919.
Court Services has divorce, probate and court records from 1907. [1]Template:RAOGKcourthouse

Quick Facts

Parent County

1907--Twin Falls County was created 21 February 1907 from Cassia County. County seat: Twin Falls [2]

Boundary Changes

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

Resources

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

Cemeteries

There are many cemeteries in Twin Falls County. For a list of those that have been identified, and links to transcriptions and/or photographs of tombstones, go to Twin Falls 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.
19105,258
19208,32458.3%
19308,7875.6%
194011,85134.9%
195017,60048.5%
196020,12614.4%
197021,9148.9%
198026,20919.6%
199027,5915.3%
200034,46924.9%
sources:[4][5]


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

Church

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

The following are local congregations (wards) of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints which existed in Twin Falls 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 can be ordered though any of its Family History Centers.

  • Buhl
  • Bliss
  • Castleford
  • Filer
  • Hollister
  • Kimberly
  • Murtaugh
  • Roseworth
  • Twin Falls
  • Twin Falls 1
  • Twin Falls 2
  • Twin Falls 3
  • Twin Falls 4

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 Twin Falls county clerk for information about years covered and availability of such records in Twin Falls County.

Court

It appears that none of the earlier Twin Falls County court records have been microfilmed.  We suggest you check Cassia County.  For more recent records and the records they do have can be viewed at the Twin Falls County courthouse in Twin Falls.

Directories

The Idaho State Archives has in its collections city, county, state and regional directories.

City Directories

Farm Directories

The Gem State Rural's 1916-17 Farm Directory of Twin Falls County, Idaho is available at the College of Southern Idaho and the Twin Falls Public Library. It lists landowners by town, including those owning land in these two counties, but residing elsewhere. The size of the family, amount of acreage owned, the location of the land, and a list of crops and livestock raised on each farm is also included.

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 Twin Falls County, Idaho, one may visit the courthouse in Twin Falls, Idaho.

The Idaho State Archives has microfilmed many county records of Twin Falls County which was formed on 21 Feb 1907 from Cassia County, and these can be accessed by visiting the Archives in Boise, Idaho.

The Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah has microfilmed some of the Twin Falls County land and property records, and the following can be viewed at the Library in Salt Lake City or in any of its Family History Centers:

Maps

Migration

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

Military

World War I draft registration cards, 1917-1918, for Twin Falls County have been microfilmed. Copies of these records are available at the Family History Library (their microfilm numbers 1452222 and 1452224) 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.

Naturalization

The original naturalization records of Twin Falls County that have been transferred to the Idaho State Archives in Boise have been indexed in their Index to Naturalizations.

Newspapers

 

Current
Historical

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

Pension Records

Mothers' Pensions were provided by the State of Idaho for widows and/or orphans, under certain conditions. Petitions for those pensions were filed with the probate court in each county. The original papers for several counties have been transferred to the Idaho State Archives in Boise and have been indexed. Twin Falls County Mothers' Pensions are included in that index.

Old Age Pensions were also provided by the State of Idaho from 1931 to 1936. The original records for these pensions in the Idaho State Archives and have also been indexed. Twin Falls County Old Age Pensions are included in that index.

Probate

The Idaho State Archives has microfilmed some of the earlier probate records of Twin Falls County (it was Cassia County before 1907), and these films can be viewed at their facility in Boise.

For more recent probate records which may exist, it is recommended that you contact the Twin Falls County courthouse in Twin Falls.

Taxation

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

Vital Records

Births

The Birth Registers for Twin Falls 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, Utah. Birth records, 1911 to present, for individuals born in Twin Falls 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.

There are 214 Twin Falls County births and christenings in the online Idaho Births and Christenings.

Marriage

Nearly 6400 marriages, 1907-1942, are listed on the Western States Marriage Index.

There are 5139 Twin Falls County marriages in the online Idaho Marriages.

Death

There are 969 Twin Falls County deaths and burials in the online Idaho Deaths and Burials.

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.

  • Buhl Public Library
    215 Broadway N
    Buhl, ID 83316
    Phone: (208) 543-6500
    Website
  • Filer Public Library
    219 Main St
    Filer, ID 83328
    Phone: (208) 326-4143
  • Hansen District Library
    120 W Maple Ave
    Hansen, ID 83334
    Phone: (208) 423-4122
    Website
  • Kimberly Public Library
    120 Madison St W
    Kimberly, ID 83341
    Phone: (208) 423-4556
  • Twin Falls Public Library
    201 Fourth Ave E
    Twin Falls, ID 83301
    Phone: (208) 733-2964
    Website
  • Twin Falls County Historical Museum Filer, Idaho
  • Twin Falls County Museum
    ‎21337a U.S. 30, Filer, ID 83328
    (208) 736-4675‎

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Twin Falls, Idaho page 180, 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
  6. Jim Tompkins, "The Oregon Trail 1841-1848 Map V" in Oregon Trail Landmarks at http://www.oregonpioneers.com/OTMap5.jpg (accessed 18 July 2011).