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Guide to '''Valley County, Idaho ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records. <br>[[Image:Valley CO., Tamarack view in West Mountain, Idaho.jpg|thumb|right|250px|<center>
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<br>{{Click|Image:ID_ORP.png|Idaho Online Genealogy Records}}
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'''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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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Valley County
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| state = Idaho
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| founded year = 1917
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| founded date = February 26
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| seat = Cascade
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| building address = [http://www.co.valley.id.us/departments/clerk/ Valley County Courthouse]<br>219 North Main Street<br>Cascade, ID 83611-0737<br>Phone: (208) 382-4297<br>Fax: (208) 382-4955}}
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=== County Information  ===
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==== Valley County, Idaho Record Dates  ====
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 169-180. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992</ref></center>
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== County Courthouse ==
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=== County Clerk ===
  
[[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.co.valley.id.us/departments/clerk/ Valley County Clerk]<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  ====
  
'''1917--'''Valley County, [[Idaho|Idaho]] was created 26 February 1917 from [[Idaho County, Idaho|Idaho]] and [[Boise County, Idaho|Boise]] Counties. '''County seat:''' Cascade <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1917--'''Valley County, [[Idaho Genealogy|Idaho]] was created 26 February 1917 from [[Idaho County, Idaho Genealogy|Idaho]] and [[Boise County, Idaho Genealogy|Boise]] Counties. '''County seat:''' Cascade <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
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== Places/Localities  ==
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
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=== Places/Localities  ===
  
 
{{Valley County, Idaho}}  
 
{{Valley County, Idaho}}  
  
The above list of places includes incorporated cities and towns, unincorporated towns and communities, and place names that may have been used in family histories. Some have well-organized records and even have web sites. Some are simply social communities with no official records, but which may be referenced in small-town newspapers. The list is provided to help researchers identify localities within the county. As records or histories of these localities are identified, a page will be added for each of these place names.  
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The above list of places includes incorporated cities and towns, unincorporated towns and communities, and place names that may have been used in family histories. Some have well-organized records and even have websites. Some are simply social communities with no official records, but which may be referenced in small-town newspapers. The list is provided to help researchers identify localities within the county. As records or histories of these localities are identified, a page will be added for each of these place names.  
  
 
This list of places in 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].  
  
== Resources  ==
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=== 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|United States, 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 [https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/United_States_Archives_and_Libraries Archives and Libraries].}}
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<br> Many of the older court, land, naturalization, probate, pension, and vital records for 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/archives-collections 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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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Valley+Idaho&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Idaho&county=Valley&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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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.  
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For the cemeteries in or immediately adjacent to the cities, please see the city pages for the cities listed above.
  
 
=== Census  ===
 
=== Census  ===
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| footnote=sources:<REF>[http://www.census.gov/population/cencounts/id190090.txt census.gov - Idaho population by county, 1900-90] accessed 2009-05-03</REF><REF>[http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/16/16027.html quickfacts.census.gov - Canyon County] accessed 2009-05-03</REF>
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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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The 1890 federal census for Idaho was destroyed. However, the Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library is creating a list of [http://www.history.idaho.gov/idaho-1890-reconstructed-census 1890 Idaho residents] by indexing a variety of records, 1885-1894. This reconstructed list will substitute for the destroyed 1890 federal census.
  
 
<br>For a summary of census records for the state of Idaho, see [[Idaho Census|Idaho Census Records]].
 
<br>For a summary of census records for the state of Idaho, see [[Idaho Census|Idaho Census Records]].
  
 
=== Church  ===
 
=== Church  ===
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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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**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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*{{FHL|Saints. Cascade|corporate|disp=Cascade}}
  
 
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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;[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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Some of the early court records of Valley County, Idaho have been microfilmed and are available at the [http://history.idaho.gov/archives-collections Idaho State Archives] in Boise, Idaho. The records filmed include civil suits, divorce papers, judgment dockets, etc. Copies of these microfilmed court records are also available at the {{FHL|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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*Judgment index Idaho. County Court (Valley County)<u></u>  
 
*Judgment index Idaho. County Court (Valley County)<u></u>  
*Judgment record, 1892-1925 Idaho. District Court (Valley County)  
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*Judgment record, 1892-1925 Idaho. District Court (Valley County)
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=== Directories  ===
 
=== Directories  ===
 
The I[https://www.familysearch.org/locations daho 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|thumb|right|200px|Valley CO. Payette Lake near McCall, Art Roberts Park]] 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/archives-collections 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 [https://www.familysearch.org/locations Family History Centers.]
 
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  ===
 
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[[Image:Idvalley.jpg|300px|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/archives-collections 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 [https://www.familysearch.org/locations 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  ===
 
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===== Historical  =====
 
===== Historical  =====
  
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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=== Obituaries ===
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*'''1943-2013''' - {{RecordSearch|2290243|Idaho, Southern Counties Obituaries, 1943-2013}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
=== 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 [https://www.familysearch.org/locations 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://www.history.idaho.gov/mothers-pension 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 [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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*'''1857 – 1989''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9047 Idaho Wills and Probate Records 1857-1989] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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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/archives-collections 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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'''''Online Records'''''
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*'''1861-1911''' - {{RecordSearch|2110744|Idaho, Birth Index, 1861-1911}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1883-1929''' - {{RecordSearch|1951759|Idaho County Birth and Death Records 1883-1929}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
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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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===== Marriage  =====
 
===== Marriage  =====
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*'''1864-1976''' - {{RecordSearch|2549611|Idaho Church Marriages, 1864-1976}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1864-1950''' - {{RecordSearch|1662500|Idaho County Marriages, 1864-1950}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1878-1898; 1903-1942''' - {{RecordSearch|1674817|Idaho Marriages, 1878-1898; 1903-1942}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1947-1963''' - {{RecordSearch|2106101|Idaho Marriage Index, 1947-1961}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
 
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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*'''1947-1963''' - {{RecordSearch|2106102|Idaho Divorce Index, 1947-1963}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
 
===== Death  =====
 
===== Death  =====
  
See also [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Idaho_Vital_Records Idaho Vital Records]  
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'''''Online Records'''''
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*'''1883-1929''' - {{RecordSearch|1951759|Idaho County Birth and Death Records 1883-1929}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1938-1961''' - {{RecordSearch|2612577|Idaho Death Certificates, 1938-1961}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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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.  
 
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*[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]]  
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/ID/Valley/ Valley County, Idaho Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/ID/Valley/ Valley County, Idaho Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
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Latest revision as of 22:51, 17 August 2017

United States
Idaho
Valley County
Guide to Valley County, Idaho ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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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 Information

Valley County, Idaho Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1917 1870 1879 1917

County Clerk

Valley County Clerk
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.[2]

Quick Facts

Parent County

1917--Valley County, Idaho was created 26 February 1917 from Idaho and Boise Counties. County seat: Cascade [3]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

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

Places/Localities

The above list of places includes incorporated cities and towns, unincorporated towns and communities, and place names that may have been used in family histories. Some have well-organized records and even have websites. Some are simply social communities with no official records, but which may be referenced in small-town newspapers. The list is provided to help researchers identify localities within the county. As records or histories of these localities are identified, a page will be added for each of these place names.

This list of places in 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[4].

Cemeteries

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

There are many cemeteries in 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:[5][6]

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


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

Church

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

History

Land and Property

Valley CO. Payette Lake near McCall, Art Roberts Park
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.


Obituaries

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

Online Probate Records

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

Online Records

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

See also Idaho Vital Records.

Marriage

Online Records

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

See also Idaho Vital Records

Divorce

Online Records

Death

Online Records

See 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

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

Websites

References

  1. Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 169-180. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Valley County, Idaho page 180, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. Idaho State Historical Society Reference Series, Number 10, Counties and County Seats, Reissued July, 1991.
  5. census.gov - Idaho population by county, 1900-90 accessed 2009-05-03
  6. quickfacts.census.gov - Canyon County accessed 2009-05-03