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<br><br><br><br>'''Quick start:'''
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*[[Valley County, Idaho#Census|Census]]
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*[[Valley County, Idaho#Birth|Birth]]
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*[[Valley County, Idaho#Marriage|Marriage]]
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*[[Valley County, Idaho#Death|Death]]
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| county = Valley County
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| state = Idaho
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| founded year = 1917
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| building address = [http://www.idaho.gov/aboutidaho/county/valley.html Valley County Courthouse]<br>219 North Main Street<br>Cascade, ID 83611-0737<br>Phone: (208) 382-4297<br>Fax: (208) 382-4955}}  
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[[Image:IDvalleycourthouse.jpg|thumb|left|300px]] [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><br>{{RAOGKcourthouse}}  
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[http://www.idaho.gov/aboutidaho/county/valley.html Valley 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>
  
== Quick Facts<br> ==
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== Quick Facts<br> ==
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
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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The types of records that follow are used for genealogy and family history. Most tell what you may learn and how to locate the records. Links to Internet sites usually go directly to {{PAGENAME}} entries with names, images, or information.
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{{Tip|Don't overlook {{FHL|Idaho, Valley|place|disp={{PAGENAME}}}} items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see [[Valley County, Idaho#Archives.2C_Libraries.2C_etc.|Archives and Libraries]].}}
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<br> 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>.  
  
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
  
{{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]].  
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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]].  
  
 
For the cemeteries in or immediately adjacent to the cities, please see the city pages for the cities listed above.  
 
For the cemeteries in or immediately adjacent to the cities, please see the city pages for the cities listed above.  
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=== Census  ===
 
=== Census  ===
  
For a summary of census records for the state of Idaho, see [[Idaho Census|Idaho Census Records]].  
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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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<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)  =====
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In 1930, Valley County was part of Northwestern States Mission.
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*The following are local congregations (wards) which existed in Valley County, Idaho prior to 1950.
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**For original or later records, check with the [[Church History Library]] in Salt Lake City.
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**Many of the records to about 1948 are available at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]] in Salt Lake City and at its [https://www.familysearch.org/locations FamilySearch Centers].
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*1917--Valley County, Idaho was created 26 February 1917 from Idaho and Boise Counties.
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*{{FHL|Saints. Cascade|corporate|disp=Cascade}}
  
 
=== County Commissioners' Records  ===
 
=== County Commissioners' Records  ===
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=== Court Records  ===
 
=== Court Records  ===
  
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;[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/Library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp 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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Some of the early court records of 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, 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 the Library's [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.  
  
Some of the records of the courts of&nbsp;Valley County that have been microfilmed include:  
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Some of the records of the courts of Valley County that have been microfilmed include:  
  
 
*County records, 1917-1937 Idaho. District Court (Valley County)  
 
*County records, 1917-1937 Idaho. District Court (Valley County)  
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=== Directories  ===
 
=== Directories  ===
  
The Idaho State Archives has in its collections copies of city, county, state and regional [http://history.idaho.gov/directories.html directories].  
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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  ===
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=== Land and Property  ===
 
=== Land and Property  ===
  
Land and Property records are generally recorded in the county courthouse of the county in which the transaction took place. For original records of&nbsp;Valley County, Idaho, one may visit the courthouse in Cascade, Idaho.  
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[[Image:Valley CO. Payette Lake near McCall, Art Roberts Park2 2007.jpg|frame|right|320x230px|Valley CO. Payette Lake near McCall, Art Roberts Park2 2007.jpg]] 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 [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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The [http://history.idaho.gov/county_microfilm.html 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 {{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 [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/Library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp Family History Centers].
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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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[[Image:Idvalley.jpg|640px|Idvalley.jpg]]
  
 
*A digital Valley County Idaho map is [http://imnh.isu.edu/digitalatlas/counties/valley/valley.htm available online.]  
 
*A digital Valley County Idaho map is [http://imnh.isu.edu/digitalatlas/counties/valley/valley.htm available online.]  
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=== Miscellaneous Series  ===
 
=== 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 <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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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. 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:  
  
 
*Index to Misc. Records, Book 1 1879-1973 Court  
 
*Index to Misc. Records, Book 1 1879-1973 Court  
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*Miscellaneous Record, Book 4
 
*Miscellaneous Record, Book 4
  
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 [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/Library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp Family History Centers].
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The Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah 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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The Idaho State Archives has issues of many [http://history.idaho.gov/library_collections.html#anchor566425 Idaho Newspapers] in its collections.  
 
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  ===
 
=== 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 [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 [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/Library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp Family History Centers].&nbsp;&nbsp;
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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.]  
  
 
=== Probate  ===
 
=== Probate  ===
  
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 [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/Library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp 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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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.] 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.  
  
 
For more recent or other probate records, it is suggested that you visit the Valley County courthouse in Cascade.  
 
For more recent or other probate records, it is suggested that you visit the Valley County courthouse in Cascade.  
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=== Taxation  ===
 
=== Taxation  ===
  
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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Any existing tax assessment rolls for 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  ===
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===== Birth  =====
 
===== Birth  =====
  
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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There is more detailed information on where to access [http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/w2w/idaho.htm Idaho birth records] at this website.  
  
See also [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Idaho_Vital_Records Idaho Vital Records].  
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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].  
 
Over 600 marriages, 1917-1939, are listed on the [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].  
  
See also [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Idaho_Vital_Records Idaho Vital Records]  
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See also [[Idaho Vital Records|Idaho Vital Records]]  
  
 
===== Death  =====
 
===== Death  =====
  
See also [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Idaho_Vital_Records Idaho Vital Records]  
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See also [[Idaho Vital Records|Idaho Vital Records]]  
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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*Central Idaho Historical Museum‎<br>1001 State Street, Mccall, ID 83638-3705<br>(208) 634-4497‎  
 
*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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*[[Cascade Idaho Family History Center]]
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*[[McCall Idaho Family History Center]]
  
 
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== References  ==
 
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United States Gotoarrow.png Idaho Gotoarrow.png Valley County

Guide to Valley County Idaho genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Quick start:


Valley County, Idaho
Map
Map of Idaho highlighting Valley County
Location in the state of Idaho
Map of the U.S. highlighting Idaho
Location of Idaho in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 26, 1917
County Seat Cascade
Courthouse
IDvalleycourthouse.jpg
Address Valley County Courthouse
219 North Main Street
Cascade, ID 83611-0737
Phone: (208) 382-4297
Fax: (208) 382-4955


County Courthouse

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]

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

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


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

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

In 1930, Valley County was part of Northwestern States Mission.

  • The following are local congregations (wards) which existed in Valley County, Idaho prior to 1950.
  • 1917--Valley County, Idaho was created 26 February 1917 from Idaho and Boise Counties.

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

Valley CO. Payette Lake near McCall, Art Roberts Park2 2007.jpg
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

Idvalley.jpg

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