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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://www.idaho.gov/aboutidaho/county/valley.html County Courthouse]<br>Cascade, ID 83611-0737<br>Phone: (208) 382-4297<br>Fax: (208) 382-4955<br>
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[[Image:IDvalleycourthouse.jpg|thumb|left|300px]] Valley [http://www.idaho.gov/aboutidaho/county/valley.html County Courthouse]<br>219 North Main Street<br>Cascade, ID 83611-0737<br>Phone: (208) 382-4297<br>Fax: (208) 382-4955<br><br>County records has marriage records from 1929, and land records from 1904. County Clerk has divorce records from 1950, probate records from 1934 and court records from 1917.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Valley County, Idaho page 180, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>{{RAOGKcourthouse}}
  
== Quick Facts<br> ==
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== Quick Facts<br> ==
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
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==== Record Loss ====
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==== Record Loss ====
  
 
== 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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{{Valley 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 Valley 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 Valley County in [http://maps.live.com/ Virtual Earth].  
 
This list of places in Valley 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 Valley County in [http://maps.live.com/ Virtual Earth].  
  
==== Populated Places ====
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== Resources  ==
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Many of the older court, land, naturalization, probate, pension, and vital records for Valley County have been microfilmed and are available at the {{FHL|Idaho%2C+Valley|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 Cascade<ref>Idaho State Historical Society Reference Series, Number 10, ''Counties and County Seats'', Reissued July, 1991.</ref>.
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=== Cemeteries ===
  
===== Cities  =====
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{{RAOGKcemetery}}There are many cemeteries in Valley County. For a list of those that have been identified, and links to transcriptions and/or photographs of tombstones, go to [[Valley County, Idaho Cemetery Records|Valley County, Idaho Cemetery Records]].
  
[[Cascade, Idaho|Cascade]] | [[Donnelly, Idaho|Donnelly]] | [[McCall, Idaho|McCall]]
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For the cemeteries in or immediately adjacent to the cities, please see the city pages for the cities listed above.
  
===== Other inhabited places =====
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=== Census ===
  
Alpha | Archabal | Arling | Belvedere | Big Creek | Cabarton | Eagle Nest | Edwardsburg | Fritser Ford | Lake Fork | Landmark | Lardo | Lawman Ford | Midnight | Norwood | Old Fort | Roseberry | Silver Creek Plunge | Smiths Ferry | Stibnite | Warm Lake | West Mountain | [[Yellow Pine, Idaho|Yellow Pine]]  
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| 1950=4270
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| 1970=3609
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| 1980=5604
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| 1990=6109
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| 2000=7651
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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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===== Former inhabited places, no longer in existence  =====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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<br>For a summary of census records for the state of Idaho, see [[Idaho Census|Idaho Census Records]].
  
[[Adams County, Idaho|Adams]] | [[Boise County, Idaho|Boise]] | [[Custer County, Idaho|Custer]] | [[Gem County, Idaho|Gem]] | [[Idaho County, Idaho|Idaho]] | [[Lemhi County, Idaho|Lemhi]]
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=== Church  ===
  
== Resources ==
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=== County Commissioners' Records ===
  
Many of the older court, land, naturalization, probate, pension, and vital records for Valley County have been microfilmed and are available at the [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=207601&subject_disp=Idaho%2C+Valley&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 Cascade<ref>Idaho State Historical Society Reference Series, Number 10, ''Counties and County Seats'', Reissued July, 1991.</ref>.  
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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.  
  
=== Cemeteries  ===
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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 county clerk for information about years covered and availability.
  
The following cemeteries of Valley 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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=== Court Records  ===
  
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Some of the early court records of&nbsp;Valley County, 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,&nbsp;judgment dockets, etc. Copies of these microfilmed court records are also available at the {{FHL|535153|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}} in Salt Lake City, Utah or at any of&nbsp;the Library's&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/locations Family History Centers.] Additional court records and more recent records are housed at the Valley County courthouse in Cascade, and can be accessed by making a visit there.  
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| '''Name of cemetery'''
 
| '''Location'''
 
| '''Records'''
 
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| Alpha Cemetery
 
| Long Valley, E of Alpha Grange Hall
 
| 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=80397&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=688& Find-a-Grave.com] website; transcription and some photos of gravestones available at [http://valley.idgenweb.org/cem_alpha.html USGenWeb] site for Valley County
 
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| Bell Cemetery
 
| Spink
 
| Transcription of 104 gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=80642&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=688& Find-a-Grave.com ]website; transcription and some photos of gravestones available at [http://valley.idgenweb.org/cem_bell.html USGenWeb] site for Valley County
 
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| Cascade Cemetery
 
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| Transcription of 2 gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2204833&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=688& Find-a-Grave.com] website
 
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| Crawford Nook burials (Bean Homestead burials)
 
| Glen Cove on Stibnite/Yellow Pine Rd
 
| 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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| Crown Point Cemetery
 
| Cascade Dam
 
| Some records of this cemetery at PARL<ref>Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.</ref> in Boise; transcription of 38 gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2143627&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=688& Find-a-Grave.com] website; transcription and some photos of gravestones available at [http://valley.idgenweb.org/cem_crown.html USGenWeb] site for Valley County
 
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| Davis Ranch Cemetery
 
| Yellow Pine
 
| Transcription of 1 gravestone available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2352419&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=688& Find-a-Grave.com] website
 
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| Elizabeth Harris/ Mary Hollis graves
 
| near Holmes Cemetery
 
| 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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| Finland Cemetery (Finn Cemetery)
 
| E of Lake Fork on Farm to Market Rd.
 
| Some records of this cemetery at PARL<ref>Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.</ref> in Boise; transcription of 229 gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=80467&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=688& Find-a-Grave.com] website; transcription and some photos of gravestones available at [http://valley.idgenweb.org/cem_finnish.html USGenWeb] site for Valley County
 
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| Holmes Cemetery
 
| abt 3 m SE of Donnelly
 
| Some records of this cemetery at PARL<ref>Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.</ref> in Boise; transcription of 54 gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=80467&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=688& Find-a-Grave.com] website; transcription and some photos of gravestones available at [http://valley.idgenweb.org/cem_holmes.html USGenWeb] site for Valley County
 
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| J. L. Wisdom grave
 
| SE of McCall
 
| 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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| Klines Cemetery
 
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| Transcription of 1 gravestone available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=80531&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=688& Find-a-Grave.com] website; transcription and some photos of gravestones available at [http://valley.idgenweb.org/cem_kline_grave.html USGenWeb] site for Valley County
 
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| Margaret Cemetery (Margarite Cemetery)
 
| Cascade
 
| Some records of this cemetery at PARL<ref>Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.</ref> in Boise; transcription of 106 gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=264365&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=688& Find-a-Grave.com] website; transcription and some photos of gravestones available at [http://valley.idgenweb.org/cem_margaret.html USGenWeb] site for Valley County
 
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| McCall Cemetery
 
| McCall
 
| Some records of this cemetery at PARL<ref>Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.</ref> in Boise; transcription of 38 gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1786150&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=688& Find-a-Grave.com] website; transcription and some photos of gravestones available at [http://valley.idgenweb.org/cem_mccall.html USGenWeb] site for Valley County
 
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| Pioneer Cemetery
 
| Yellow Pine
 
| Transcription of 32 gravestones available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=80609&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=688& Find-a-Grave.com ]website; transcription and some photos of gravestones available at [http://valley.idgenweb.org/cem_yppioneer.html USGenWeb] site for Valley County
 
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| Private Cemeteries and Isolated Graves
 
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| Transcription of 1 gravestone available through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2214592&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=688& Find-a-Grave.com] website' Transcription and some photos of scattered gravestones available at [http://valley.idgenweb.org/cem_private.html USGenWeb] site for Valley County
 
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| Roosevelt Cemetery
 
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| Transcription and some photos of gravestones available at [http://valley.idgenweb.org/cem_roosevelt.html USGenWeb] site for Valley County
 
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| Spink (or Bell) Cemetery
 
| abt 2 m S of Finn Cemetery on Farm to Market Rd.
 
| Some records of this cemetery at PARL<ref>Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.</ref> in Boise; photo of 1 gravestone available at [http://idahogravestones.org/cemetery.php?cemID=313 idahogravestones.org]<br>
 
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| Thomas S. Moore grave
 
| Frank Kerby Ranch S of Alpha Cemetery
 
| 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 through [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2148757&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=688& Find-a-Grave.com] website; transcription and some photos of gravestones available at [http://valley.idgenweb.org/cem_moore_grave.html USGenWeb] site for Valley County
 
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| Wile Jamison grave
 
| abt 3.5 m NE of Upper Payette Lake
 
| 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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| Willam Darling grave
 
| S Fork Salmon River
 
| 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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| Yellow Pine Cemetery
 
| Yellow Pine
 
| 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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=== Census  ===
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Some of the records of the courts of&nbsp;Valley County that have been microfilmed include:
  
For a summary of census records for the state of Idaho, see [[Idaho Census|Idaho Census Records]].  
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*County records, 1917-1937 Idaho. District Court (Valley County)
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*Register of action, 1917-1934 Idaho. Probate Court (Valley County)
  
=== Church  ===
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<u>Judgment Books</u>
  
=== County Commissioners' Records ===
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*Judgment index Idaho. County Court (Valley County)<u></u>
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*Judgment record, 1892-1925 Idaho. District Court (Valley County)
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=== Court ===
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=== Directories ===
  
===== Judgment Books =====
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The I[https://www.familysearch.org/locations Idaho State Archives] has in its collections copies of city, county, state and regional directories.
  
 
=== 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;Valley County, Idaho, one may visit the courthouse in Cascade, Idaho.
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The [http://history.idaho.gov/county_microfilm.html Idaho State Archives] has microfilmed many deeds, homestead records, etc., of&nbsp;Valley County , and these can be accessed by visiting the Archives in Boise, Idaho.
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Some {{FHL|535229|subject-id|disp=land records}} have been microfilmed by the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah and are available for viewing there or at any of the Library's [https://www.familysearch.org/locations Family History Centers.]
  
 
=== Maps  ===
 
=== Maps  ===
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=== Military  ===
 
=== Military  ===
  
World War I draft registration cards, 1917-1918, for Valley 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 number 1452224]) and are also [http://content.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=6482&path=Idaho.Valley+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 Valley County have been microfilmed. Copies of these records are available at the Family History Library (their {{FHL|746974|title-id|disp=microfilm number 1452224}}) and are also [http://content.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=6482&path=Idaho.Valley+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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=== Miscellaneous Series  ===
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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 <u>must</u> search if the information you are seeking is not found elsewhere.&nbsp; The following Valley County records have been microfilmed and are available for viewing at the Valley County courthouse in Cascade, Idaho or at the [http://history.idaho.gov/County_Records_ISHS_microfilm.pdf Idaho State Archives] in Boise, Idaho:
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*Index to Misc. Records, Book 1 1879-1973 Court
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*Transcribed Miscellaneous Records, Idaho County, Book 1, pp 1-149 (con't on Valley-2/1) 1888-1903 Court
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*Transcribed Miscellaneous Records, Idaho County, Book 1, pp 150-472 (con't from Valley-1/5) 1901-1903 Court
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*Miscellaneous Record, Book 1 1879-1917 Court
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*Miscellaneous Record, Book 2 1917-1925 Court
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*Miscellaneous Record, Book 3 1917-1924 Court
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*Miscellaneous Record, Book 4
  
=== Miscellaneous Series ===
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The Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah&nbsp;also has microfilmed copies of these {{FHL|368608|title-id|disp=Miscellaneous }}records which can be viewed at the Library in Salt Lake City and at any of its [https://www.familysearch.org/locations Family History Centers.]
  
 
=== Newspapers  ===
 
=== Newspapers  ===
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*[http://www.mccallstarnews.com/ Star - News]
 
*[http://www.mccallstarnews.com/ Star - News]
  
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===== Historical =====
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The Idaho State Archives has issues of many [http://history.idaho.gov/library_collections.html#anchor566425 Idaho Newspapers] in its collections.
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=== Pension Records  ===
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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. Valley County [http://history.idaho.gov/documents/List_Mothers_Pension_Records.pdf Mothers' Pensions] are included in that index. This index is available online.<br>Microfilmed copies of these records are available at the Idaho State Archives in Boise, Idaho and at the {{FHL|368600|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.]&nbsp;&nbsp;
  
 
=== Probate  ===
 
=== Probate  ===
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Some early {{FHL|535208|subject-id|disp=Probate records}} for Valley County have been microfilmed by the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, and are available for viewing at their Library in Salt Lake or at any of their [https://www.familysearch.org/locations Family History Centers.]&nbsp;&nbsp; The [http://history.idaho.gov/County_Records_ISHS_microfilm.pdf Idaho State Archives] has also made copies of early Valley County records which can be viewed at their facility.
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For more recent or other probate records, it is suggested that you visit the Valley County courthouse in Cascade.
  
 
=== Taxation  ===
 
=== Taxation  ===
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Any existing tax assessment rolls for&nbsp;Valley County should be in the courthouse in Cascade and would need to be accessed by visiting there.
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=== Vital Records  ===
 
=== Vital Records  ===
  
===== Birth =====
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===== Birth =====
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There is&nbsp;more detailed information on where to access [http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/w2w/idaho.htm Idaho birth records] at this website.
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See also [[Idaho Vital Records|Idaho Vital Records]].
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===== Marriage  =====
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Over 600 marriages, 1917-1939, are listed on the [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].
  
===== Marriage =====
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See also [[Idaho Vital Records|Idaho Vital Records]]
  
Over 600 marriages, 1917-1939, are listed on the [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].
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===== Death  =====
  
===== Death =====
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See also [[Idaho Vital Records|Idaho Vital Records]]
  
 
== 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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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.  
  
*Cascade Public Library<br>105 N Front St<br>Cascade, ID 83611<br>Phone: (208) 382-4757
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*Cascade Public Library<br>105 N Front St<br>Cascade, ID 83611<br>Phone: (208) 382-4757  
*Mccall Public Library<br>218 E Park St<br>Mccall, ID 83638<br>Phone: (208) 634-5522<br>[http://mccall.lili.org/ Website]
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*Mccall Public Library<br>218 E Park St<br>Mccall, ID 83638<br>Phone: (208) 634-5522<br>[http://mccall.lili.org/ Website]  
 
*[http://cascade.lili.org/node/90 Valley County Genealogy Society and Cascade Public Library]  
 
*[http://cascade.lili.org/node/90 Valley County Genealogy Society and Cascade Public Library]  
*Central Idaho Historical Museum‎<br>1001 State Street, Mccall, ID 83638-3705<br>(208) 634-4497‎
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*Central Idaho Historical Museum‎<br>1001 State Street, Mccall, ID 83638-3705<br>(208) 634-4497‎  
 
*Valley County Museum<br>‎13131 Farm to Market Road, Donnelly, ID 83615<br>(208) 325-8628‎<br>
 
*Valley County Museum<br>‎13131 Farm to Market Road, Donnelly, ID 83615<br>(208) 325-8628‎<br>
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==== Family Hstory Centers  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Cascade Idaho Family History Center]]
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*[[McCall Idaho Family History Center]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
 
*[http://valley.idgenweb.org/ The Valley County ID GenWeb Project], a member of [[IDGenWeb|The IDGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]]  
 
*[http://valley.idgenweb.org/ The Valley 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=207601&subject_disp=Idaho%2C+Valley&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*{{FHL|Idaho%2C+Valley|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/ID/Valley/ Valley County, Idaho Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
 
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{{Idaho|Idaho}}
  
 
[[Category:Valley_County,_Idaho]] [[Category:Idaho_Counties]]
 
[[Category:Valley_County,_Idaho]] [[Category:Idaho_Counties]]

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County Courthouse

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Valley County Courthouse
219 North Main Street
Cascade, ID 83611-0737
Phone: (208) 382-4297
Fax: (208) 382-4955

County records has marriage records from 1929, and land records from 1904. County Clerk has divorce records from 1950, probate records from 1934 and court records from 1917.[1]Template:RAOGKcourthouse

Quick Facts

Parent County

1917--Valley County, Idaho was created 26 February 1917 from Idaho and Boise Counties. County seat: Cascade [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 Valley County, Idaho was compiled from the Lists of Places in Idaho in Wikipedia and from the map of Valley County in Virtual Earth.

Resources

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

Cemeteries

There are many cemeteries in Valley County. For a list of those that have been identified, and links to transcriptions and/or photographs of tombstones, go to Valley 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.
19202,524
19303,48838.2%
19404,03515.7%
19504,2705.8%
19603,663−14.2%
19703,609−1.5%
19805,60455.3%
19906,1099.0%
20007,65125.2%
sources:[4][5]



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

Church

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

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

  • County records, 1917-1937 Idaho. District Court (Valley County)
  • Register of action, 1917-1934 Idaho. Probate Court (Valley County)

Judgment Books

  • Judgment index Idaho. County Court (Valley County)
  • Judgment record, 1892-1925 Idaho. District Court (Valley County)

Directories

The IIdaho State Archives has in its collections copies of city, county, state and regional directories.

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 Valley County, Idaho, one may visit the courthouse in Cascade, Idaho.

The Idaho State Archives has microfilmed many deeds, homestead records, etc., of Valley County , and these can be accessed by visiting the Archives in Boise, Idaho.

Some land records have been microfilmed by the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah and are available for viewing there or at any of the Library's Family History Centers.

Maps

Military

World War I draft registration cards, 1917-1918, for Valley County have been microfilmed. Copies of these records are available at the Family History Library (their microfilm number 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.  The following Valley County records have been microfilmed and are available for viewing at the Valley County courthouse in Cascade, Idaho or at the Idaho State Archives in Boise, Idaho:

  • Index to Misc. Records, Book 1 1879-1973 Court
  • Transcribed Miscellaneous Records, Idaho County, Book 1, pp 1-149 (con't on Valley-2/1) 1888-1903 Court
  • Transcribed Miscellaneous Records, Idaho County, Book 1, pp 150-472 (con't from Valley-1/5) 1901-1903 Court
  • Miscellaneous Record, Book 1 1879-1917 Court
  • Miscellaneous Record, Book 2 1917-1925 Court
  • Miscellaneous Record, Book 3 1917-1924 Court
  • Miscellaneous Record, Book 4

The Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah also has microfilmed copies of these Miscellaneousrecords which can be viewed at the Library in Salt Lake City and at any of its Family History Centers.

Newspapers

Current
Historical

The Idaho State Archives has issues of many Idaho Newspapers in its collections.


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. Valley County Mothers' Pensions are included in that index. This index is available online.
Microfilmed copies of these records are available at the Idaho State Archives in Boise, Idaho and at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah or at any of the Library's Family History Centers.  

Probate

Some early Probate records for Valley County have been microfilmed by the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, and are available for viewing at their Library in Salt Lake or at any of their Family History Centers.   The Idaho State Archives has also made copies of early Valley County records which can be viewed at their facility.

For more recent or other probate records, it is suggested that you visit the Valley County courthouse in Cascade.

Taxation

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

 

Vital Records

Birth

There is more detailed information on where to access Idaho birth records at this website.

See also Idaho Vital Records.

Marriage

Over 600 marriages, 1917-1939, are listed on the Western States Marriage Index.

See also Idaho Vital Records

Death

See also Idaho Vital Records

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.

  • Cascade Public Library
    105 N Front St
    Cascade, ID 83611
    Phone: (208) 382-4757
  • Mccall Public Library
    218 E Park St
    Mccall, ID 83638
    Phone: (208) 634-5522
    Website
  • Valley County Genealogy Society and Cascade Public Library
  • Central Idaho Historical Museum‎
    1001 State Street, Mccall, ID 83638-3705
    (208) 634-4497‎
  • Valley County Museum
    ‎13131 Farm to Market Road, Donnelly, ID 83615
    (208) 325-8628‎

Family Hstory Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Valley County, 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