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United States  > Idaho > Twin Falls County

Twin Falls, Shoshone Falls, 2006.jpg

County Courthouse

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

Quick Facts

Parent County

1907--Twin Falls County was created 21 February 1907 from Cassia County. County seat: Twin Falls [1]

Boundary Changes

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 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.

Populated Places

Cities

Buhl | Filer | Kimberly | 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 | Elmore | Gooding | Jerome | Owyhee | Elko County, Nevada

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 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[2].

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.

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.

Name of cemetery Location Records
Artesian City Cemetery Artesian City Some records of this cemetery at PARL[3] in Boise; transcription of 10 gravestones available through Find-a-Grave.com website; transcription of 6 gravestones available through Interment.net website; transcription of 7 gravestones available at USGenWeb site for Twin Falls County
Bower Cemetery Artesian City Transcription of 6 gravestones available through Interment.net website
Barbara Ann Morgan Burial Site Transcription of 1 gravestone available through Find-a-Grave.com website; transcription of 1 gravestone available at USGenWeb site for Twin Falls County; photo of 1 gravestone available at USGenWeb site for Twin Falls County
Buhl Cemetery (West End Cemetery) Buhl Some records of this cemetery at PARL[4] in Boise; transcription of 208 gravestones available through Find-a-Grave.com website; photo of 1 gravestone available at idahogravestones.org
Buhl Mennonite Church Cemetery Buhl Transcription of 1 gravestone available through Find-a-Grave.com website
Church of God in Christ Mennonite Church Cemetery Buhl Transcription of 13 gravestones available through Find-a-Grave.com website; transcription of 11 gravestones available through Interment.net website; transcription of 11 gravestones available at USGenWeb site for Twin Falls County
Clover Lutheran Cemetery Clover Transcription of 347 gravestones available through Find-a-Grave.com website; transcription of 339 gravestones available through Interment.net website; transcription of gravestones available at USGenWeb site for Twin Falls County
David Bean Chadwick Cemetery Hollister Transcription of 1 gravestone available through Find-a-Grave.com website
Estes Cemetery Transcription of 2 gravestones available through Find-a-Grave.com website; transcription of 2 gravestones available through Interment.net website; transcription of 2 gravestones available at USGenWeb site for Twin Falls County
Filer Cemetery (IOOF Cemetery) Filer Some records of this cemetery at PARL[5] in Boise; transcription of 2,688 gravestones available through Find-a-Grave.com website; transcription of gravestones available at USGenWeb site for Twin Falls County; photo of 1 gravestone available at idahogravestones.org
Fish Creek Reservoir Cemetery (Estes graves) Roseworth, abt 12 m from Rogerson Some records of this cemetery at PARL[6] in Boise
Fuller Ranch Cemetery on Dry Creek, S of Hansen Some records of this cemetery at PARL[7] in Boise
Grassy Hill (Boyd Family) Cemetery SE of Roseworth Some records of this cemetery at PARL[8] in Boise; transcription of 2 gravestones available through Find-a-Grave.com website; transcription of 2 gravestones available at USGenWeb site for Twin Falls County
Haines Monument record bank of the Snake River, S of Hagerman Some records of this cemetery at PARL[9] in Boise; transcription of 1 gravestone available at USGenWeb site for Twin Falls County
Hranac Farm Cemetery Transcription of 1 gravestone available through Find-a-Grave.com website; transcription of 1 gravestone available at USGenWeb site for Twin Falls Coun ty
Larsen Family Cemetery on a farm S of Hansen Some records of this cemetery at PARL[10] in Boise
Magic Valley Veterans Memorial Cemetery Hansen Transcription of 135 gravestones available through Find-a-Grave.com website; transcription of 112 gravestones available through Interment.net website; photo of 1 gravestones available at idahogravestones.org
Mathers Family Cemetery Transcription of 6 gravestones available through Find-a-Grave.com website; photos of 4 gravestones available at USGenWeb site for Twin Falls County
May Jones Burial Site Transcription of 1 gravestone available through Find-a-Grave.com website; transcription of 1 gravestone available at USGenWeb site for Twin Falls County; photo of 1 gravestone available at USGenWeb site for Twin Falls County
Memorial Park Cemetery Twin Falls Transcription of 3 gravestones available through Find-a-Grave.com website
Milner Cemetery Milner A history of this cemetery and a transcription of those buried here are available at the USGenWeb site for Twin Falls County
Morrill Farm Cemetery Transcription of 1 gravestone available through Find-a-Grave.com website; transcription of 1 gravestone available at USGenWeb site for Twin Falls County
Old Rock Creek Station Cemetery site obliterated Some records of this cemetery at PARL[11] in Boise
Parker Ranch Cemetery Transcription of 1 gravestone available through Find-a-Grave.com website; transcription of 1 gravestone available at USGenWeb site for Twin Falls County
Restlawn Gradens Twin Falls Transcription of 1 gravestone available through Find-a-Grave.com website
Rock Creek (Strycker) Cemetery Twin Falls (Est. 1906, contains reburials) Some records of this cemetery at PARL[12] in Boise; transcription of 23 gravestones available through Find-a-Grave.com website; transcription of 8 gravestones available through Interment.net website; transcriptions of gravestones available at USGenWeb site for Twin Falls County; photo of 1 gravestone available at idahogravestones.org
Rogerson Cemetery Transcription of 7 gravestones available through Find-a-Grave.com website; transcription of 7 gravestones available through Interment.net website; transcription of 7 gravestones available at USGenWeb site for Twin Falls County; photo of 1 gravestone available at USGenWeb site for Twin Falls County
Sunset Memorial Cemetery 2296 Kimberly Rd.,Twin Falls (film # 1149, pt. 29) Some records of this cemetery at PARL[13] in Boise; transcription of 1,239 gravestones available through Find-a-Grave.com website; photos of 53 gravestones available at idahogravestones.org; photo of 1 gravestone available at USGenWeb site for Twin Falls County
Twin Falls Cemetery Twin Falls Transcription of 859 gravestones available through Find-a-Grave.com website; transcription and index of gravestones (2002) available at USGenWeb site for Twin Falls County; photo of 1 gravestone available at USGenWeb site for Twin Falls County
Valley View Mennonite Cemetery Transcription of 2 gravestones available through Find-a-Grave.com website
Walton-Gumm Cemetery Transcription of 3 gravestones available through Find-a-Grave.com website; transcription of 3 gravestones available through Interment.net website; transcription of 3 gravestones available at USGenWeb site for Twin Falls County
Warm Springs burial ground .3 m S of Cottonwood Stage Station on Oregon Trail Some records of this cemetery at PARL[14] in Boise
West End District Cemetery Tanscription of 501 gravestones available through Find-a-Grave.com website; photos of 254 gravestones available at idahogravestones.org; photos of 3 gravestones available at USGenWeb site for Twin Falls County
White Mortuary Transcription of 1 gravestone available through Find-a-Grave.com website

Census

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.

  • 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

Court

Judgment Books

History

Land

Maps

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 Historical Society' Library in Boise have been indexed in their Index to Naturalizations.

Newspapers

Current
Historical

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 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.

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.

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

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 Idaho for more details.

Marriage

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

Death

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

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.
  3. Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.
  4. Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.
  5. Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.
  6. Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.
  7. Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.
  8. Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.
  9. Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.
  10. Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.
  11. Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.
  12. Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.
  13. Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.
  14. Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.