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Guide to '''Washington County, Idaho ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.<br>[[Image:Washington CO., Parade at Fiddle Fest, Weiser city, Image 4, (ParadeFidFest).jpg|thumb|right|200px|<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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*[[Washington County, Idaho#Census|Census]]
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*[[Washington County, Idaho#Birth|Birth]]
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*[[Washington County, Idaho#Marriage|Marriage]]
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*[[Washington County, Idaho#Death|Death]]
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{{Infobox U.S. County
 
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| building address = Washington County Courthouse<BR>256 East Court<BR>Weiser, ID 83672-0670  
 
| building address = Washington County Courthouse<BR>256 East Court<BR>Weiser, ID 83672-0670  
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}} ''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow-kelly.png]] [[Idaho|Idaho]] [[Image:Gotoarrow-kelly.png]] Washington County''
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=== County Information  ===
  
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==== Washington County, Idaho Record Dates  ====
  
=== Quick Facts  ===
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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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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Washington County, Idaho Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Washington County, Idaho Genealogy#Land_and_Property|'''Land''']]
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{{Wikipedia|Washington County, Idaho}}
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==== History  ====
  
 
Named for George Washington, first President of the United States of America.  
 
Named for George Washington, first President of the United States of America.  
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''20 February 1879:''' Washington County was created from [[Boise County, Idaho|Boise]] County. <ref>{{WorldCat|50140092}} {{FHL|1049485|item}}''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)</ref>  
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'''20 February 1879:''' Washington County was created from [[Boise County, Idaho Genealogy|Boise]] County. <ref>{{WorldCat|50140092}} {{FHL|1049485|item}}''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
'''3 March 1911:''' [[Adams County, Idaho|Adams County]] created from part of Washington County  
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'''3 March 1911:''' [[Adams County, Idaho Genealogy|Adams County]] created from part of Washington County  
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
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=== Places/Localities  ===
  
 
{{Washington County, Idaho}}  
 
{{Washington 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. This list of places in Washington County, Idaho was compiled from the {{wpd|Category:Lists of places in Idaho|Lists of Places in Idaho}} in Wikipedia and from the map of Washington County in [http://maps.live.com/ Virtual Earth].  
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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 Washington County, Idaho was compiled from the {{wpd|Category:Lists of places in Idaho|Lists of Places in Idaho}} in Wikipedia and from the map of Washington County in [http://maps.live.com/ Virtual Earth].
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=== Resources  ===
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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.  
  
== Resources  ==
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{{Tip|Don't overlook {{FHL|United States, Idaho, Washington|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].}}
  
Many of the older court, land, naturalization, probate, pension, and vital records for Washington County have been microfilmed and are available at the {{FHL|207604|subject-id|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 Weiser <ref>Idaho State Historical Society Reference Series, Number 10, ''Counties and County Seats'', Reissued July, 1991.</ref>.  
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<br> Many of the older court, land, naturalization, probate, pension, and vital records for Washington County have been microfilmed and are available at the {{FHL|207604|subject-id|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 Weiser <ref>Idaho State Historical Society Reference Series, Number 10, ''Counties and County Seats'', Reissued July, 1991.</ref>.
  
 
=== Archives and Libraries  ===
 
=== Archives and Libraries  ===
  
{{RAOGKcourthouse}}{{RAOGKlibrary}}Many public libraries provide internet access to sites of value to the family historian. Some have special collections of historical and cultural interest, as well. The following libraries may have some resources of value, but use of some or all of them may require a visit to the library.  
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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.  
  
 
*Cambridge District Library<br>120 N Superior St<br>Cambridge, ID 83610<br>Phone: (208) 257-3434  
 
*Cambridge District Library<br>120 N Superior St<br>Cambridge, ID 83610<br>Phone: (208) 257-3434  
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=== Cemeteries  ===
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
  
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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There are many cemeteries in Washington County. For a list of those that have been identified, and links to transcriptions and/or photographs of tombstones, go to [[Washington County, Idaho Cemetery Records|Washington County, Idaho Cemetery Records]].  
 
There are many cemeteries in Washington County. For a list of those that have been identified, and links to transcriptions and/or photographs of tombstones, go to [[Washington County, Idaho Cemetery Records|Washington 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>
 
| 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]].  
  
The 1890 federal census for Idaho was destroyed. However, the Idaho State Archives is creating a list of [http://history.idaho.gov/1890_census.html 1890 Idaho residents] by indexing a variety of records, 1885-1894. This reconstructed list will substitute for the destroyed 1890 federal census. Washington County is included in this reconstructed census.  
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===== The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons)  =====
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*List of [[Washington County, Idaho LDS Church Stakes and Wards|Washington County Stakes and Wards]] to about 1948.
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*The following are local congregations (wards) which existed in Washington County, Idaho prior to 1950: [[Union Stake, Oregon LDS Church Wards and Branches#Indian_Valley_Ward_.28Washington_and_Adams_Counties.2C_Idaho.29|Indian Valley Ward, Washington County, Idaho]]
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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].
  
 
=== Church History and Records (Rural)  ===
 
=== Church History and Records (Rural)  ===
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=== Court Records  ===
 
=== Court Records  ===
  
Some of the early court records of&nbsp;Washington 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&nbsp;may include civil suits, divorce papers,&nbsp; judgment dockets, etc.. Copies of these microfilmed court records are also available at the {{FHL|534884|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 courthouse in Weiser and can be accessed by paying a visit to the Washington County courthouse.  
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Some of the early court records of&nbsp;Washington 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&nbsp;may include civil suits, divorce papers,&nbsp; judgment dockets, etc.. Copies of these microfilmed court records are also available at the {{FHL|534884|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 courthouse in Weiser and can be accessed by paying a visit to the Washington County courthouse.  
  
 
Some of the records of Washington County which have been microfilmed are:  
 
Some of the records of Washington County which have been microfilmed are:  
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=== Directories  ===
 
=== Directories  ===
  
The I[http://history.idaho.gov/archives-collections daho State Archives] has a collection of city, county, state and regional directories.
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The I[http://history.idaho.gov/archives-collections daho State Archives] has a collection of city, county, state and regional directories.  
  
 
=== History  ===
 
=== History  ===
  
A [http://www.patroloff.com/history.htm ''Washington County History''] by Judge Frank Harris is available online.  
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A Saga of Salubria and a History of Washington County (same as above)&nbsp;Revisited is also available in a digitized version at the {{FHL|1283515|title-id|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}.  
  
A Saga of Salubria and a History of Washington County (same as above)&nbsp;Revisited is also available in a digitized version at the {{FHL|1283515|title-id|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}.  
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In 1940-41 a listing of all residents who had lived in Washington County for at least 50 years was made by the Weiser American newspaper.&nbsp; Their name, city in which they lived and how long they had lived in Washington County was given.&nbsp; [http://washington.idgenweb.org/pioneers.htm Washington County Pioneers].
  
In 1940-41 a listing of all residents who had lived in Washington County for at least 50 years was made by the Weiser American newspaper.&nbsp; Their name, city in which they lived and how long they had lived in Washington County was given.&nbsp; [http://washington.idgenweb.org/pioneers.htm Washington County Pioneers].
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=== Land and Property  ===
  
=== Land and Property  ===
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[[Image:The Weiser River outside Weiser, Idaho.jpg|thumb|right|200px]]
  
 
Land and Property records are generally recorded in the county courthouse of the county in which the transaction took place.&nbsp; For original records of Washington County, Idaho, one may visit the courthouse in Weiser, Idaho.  
 
Land and Property records are generally recorded in the county courthouse of the county in which the transaction took place.&nbsp; For original records of Washington County, Idaho, one may visit the courthouse in Weiser, Idaho.  
  
The [http://history.idaho.gov/County_Records_ISHS_microfilm.pdf Idaho State Archives] has microfilmed many deeds, homestead records, etc., of Washington County beginning 20 Feb 1879 when it was separated from Boise County, &nbsp;and these can be accessed by visiting the Archives in Boise, Idaho.  
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The p://[http://history.idaho.gov/archives-collections Idaho State Archives] has microfilmed many deeds, homestead records, etc., of Washington County beginning 20 Feb 1879 when it was separated from Boise County, &nbsp;and these can be accessed by visiting the Archives in Boise, Idaho.  
  
 
The Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah has microfilmed originals of the following&nbsp; records found in the Washington County Courthouse in Weiser, Idaho which can be accessed at the Library in Salt Lake City or in any of its [https://www.familysearch.org/locations Family History Centers: ]  
 
The Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah has microfilmed originals of the following&nbsp; records found in the Washington County Courthouse in Weiser, Idaho which can be accessed at the Library in Salt Lake City or in any of its [https://www.familysearch.org/locations Family History Centers: ]  
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*An 1895 map of Washington and surrounding counties is [http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/ID/County/washington.htm available online].  
 
*An 1895 map of Washington and surrounding counties is [http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/ID/County/washington.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 must search if the information you are seeking is not found elsewhere. The following&nbsp;Washington County records have been microfilmed and are available for viewing at the&nbsp;Washington County courthouse in Wesier, Idaho,&nbsp;at the [http://history.idaho.gov/County_Records_ISHS_microfilm.pdf Idaho State Archives] in Boise, Idaho or at the {{FHL|367954|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:]  
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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 must search if the information you are seeking is not found elsewhere. The following&nbsp;Washington County records have been microfilmed and are available for viewing at the&nbsp;Washington County courthouse in Wesier, Idaho,&nbsp;at the [http://history.idaho.gov/archives-collections Idaho State Archives] in Boise, Idaho or at the {{FHL|367954|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:]  
  
 
*Washington-10 4 Miscellaneous Index, Direct, Book 1, pp A-E (con't on Washington-11/1) 1883-1968 Court  
 
*Washington-10 4 Miscellaneous Index, Direct, Book 1, pp A-E (con't on Washington-11/1) 1883-1968 Court  
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=== Newspapers  ===
 
{{RAOGKobituary}}
 
  
 
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==== Historical  ====
 
==== Historical  ====
  
Copies of issues of many [http://history.idaho.gov/library_collections.html#anchor566425 Idaho newspapers] are found in the collections of the Idaho State Archives.  
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Copies of issues of many [http://history.idaho.gov/digital-newspapers Idaho newspapers] are found in the collections of the Idaho State Archives.
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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
  
 
=== Probate Records  ===
 
=== Probate Records  ===
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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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 $
  
 
The Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah has microfilmed {{FHL|367683|title-id|disp=Wills of Washington County }}(1878-1946) which can be viewed at the Library in Salt Lake City, or in any of its [https://www.familysearch.org/locations Family History Centers.]  
 
The Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah has microfilmed {{FHL|367683|title-id|disp=Wills of Washington County }}(1878-1946) which can be viewed at the Library in Salt Lake City, or in any of its [https://www.familysearch.org/locations Family History Centers.]  
  
The [http://history.idaho.gov/County_Records_ISHS_microfilm.pdf Idaho State Archives ]has also microfilmed some early probate records of Washington County, and these can be viewed at their facilities in Boise.  
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The [http://history.idaho.gov/archives-collections Idaho State Archives ]has also microfilmed some early probate records of Washington County, and these can be viewed at their facilities in Boise.  
  
 
For other and later probate records, one can visit the county courthouse in Weiser.
 
For other and later probate records, one can visit the county courthouse in Weiser.
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==== Birth  ====
 
==== Birth  ====
  
The Birth Registers for Washington County, 1907-1911, have been microfilmed and are available at the Idaho State Archives in Boise and at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. Birth records, 1911 to present, for individuals born in Washington County are included in and recorded at the state level. These records are restricted for a period of one hundred years from the time of the individual's birth but can be obtained by following the guidelines as issued by the State of Idaho. See the [[Idaho_Vital_Records|Vital Records]]section under the subject Idaho for more details.  
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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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The Birth Registers for Washington County, 1907-1911, have been microfilmed and are available at the Idaho State Archives in Boise and at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. Birth records, 1911 to present, for individuals born in Washington County are included in and recorded at the state level. These records are restricted for a period of one hundred years from the time of the individual's birth but can be obtained by following the guidelines as issued by the State of Idaho. See the [[Idaho Vital Records|Vital Recordssection]] under the subject Idaho for more details.  
  
 
There are 443 births recorded in Washington County online at [[Idaho Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Idaho Births and Christenings]].
 
There are 443 births recorded in Washington County online at [[Idaho Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Idaho Births and Christenings]].
  
 
==== Marriage  ====
 
==== Marriage  ====
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'''''Online Records'''''
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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
  
 
Nearly 13,200 marriages, 1879-1969, are listed on the [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].  
 
Nearly 13,200 marriages, 1879-1969, are listed on the [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].  
  
 
There are 244 Washington County marriages listed in [[Idaho Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Idaho Marriages]].
 
There are 244 Washington County marriages listed in [[Idaho Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Idaho Marriages]].
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==== Divorce ====
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'''''Online Records'''''
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*'''1947-1963''' - {{RecordSearch|2106102|Idaho Divorce Index, 1947-1963}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
 
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==== Death  ====
  
The Death Registers for Washington County, 1907-1911, have been microfilmed and are available at the Idaho State Archives in Boise and at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. After 1911, deaths occurring in Washington County are included in the state-wide registration program. These records are restricted for a period of fifty years from the time of the individual's death but can be obtained by following the guidelines as mandated by the State of Idaho. See the [[Idaho_Vital_Records|Vital Records]] section under Idaho for details Idaho Vital 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
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The Death Registers for Washington County, 1907-1911, have been microfilmed and are available at the Idaho State Archives in Boise and at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. After 1911, deaths occurring in Washington County are included in the state-wide registration program. These records are restricted for a period of fifty years from the time of the individual's death but can be obtained by following the guidelines as mandated by the State of Idaho. See the [[Idaho Vital Records|Vital Records]] section under Idaho for details Idaho Vital Records.  
  
 
Copies of death certificates from 1911-1954 are on microfilm and can be used at the Idaho State Archives in Boise, the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, BYU-Idaho University Library in Rexburg and several other locations.  
 
Copies of death certificates from 1911-1954 are on microfilm and can be used at the Idaho State Archives in Boise, the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, BYU-Idaho University Library in Rexburg and several other locations.  
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There are 474 Washington County deaths listed online at [[Idaho Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Idaho Deaths and Burials]].
 
There are 474 Washington County deaths listed online at [[Idaho Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Idaho Deaths and Burials]].
  
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Weiser Idaho Family History Center]]
 
*[[Weiser Idaho Family History Center]]
  
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{{Wikipedia|Washington County, Idaho}}
  
 
*[http://washington.idgenweb.org/ The Washington County ID GenWeb Project], a member of [[IDGenWeb|The IDGenWeb Project]]  
 
*[http://washington.idgenweb.org/ The Washington County ID GenWeb Project], a member of [[IDGenWeb|The IDGenWeb Project]]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/ID/Washington/ Linkpendium]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/ID/Washington/ Linkpendium]  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/id/washington/washington.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project]  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/id/washington/washington.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project]  
*[http://usgwarchives.org/id/washington/washington.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] (backup site)  
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/id/washington/washington.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] (backup site)  
*{{FHL|207604|subject-id|disp=FamilySearch.org}} Family History Library Catalog for Washington County.
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*{{FHL|207604|subject-id|disp=FamilySearch.org}} FamilySearch Catalog for Washington County.
  
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Latest revision as of 22:52, 17 August 2017

United States
Idaho
Washington County
Guide to Washington County, Idaho ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Washington County, Idaho
Map
Map of Idaho highlighting Washington County
Location in the state of Idaho
Map of the U.S. highlighting Idaho
Location of Idaho in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 20, 1879
County Seat Weiser
Courthouse
Id-washington-ch.jpg
Address Washington County Courthouse
256 East Court
Weiser, ID 83672-0670
Website: www.co.washington.id.us



County Information

Washington County, Idaho Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1907 1879 1907 1870 1879 1878

History

Named for George Washington, first President of the United States of America.

Parent County

20 February 1879: Washington County was created from Boise County. [2]

Boundary Changes

3 March 1911: Adams County created from part of Washington County

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 Washington County, Idaho was compiled from the Lists of Places in Idaho in Wikipedia and from the map of Washington 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 Washington County, Idaho Genealogy entries with names, images, or information.


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

Archives 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.

  • Cambridge District Library
    120 N Superior St
    Cambridge, ID 83610
    Phone: (208) 257-3434
  • Midvale District Library
    70 E Bridge St
    Midvale, ID 83645
    Phone: (208) 355-2213
  • Weiser Public Library
    628 E 1st St
    Weiser, ID 83672
    Phone: (208) 549-1243

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 Washington County. For a list of those that have been identified, and links to transcriptions and/or photographs of tombstones, go to Washington 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.
19006,882
191011,10161.3%
19209,424−15.1%
19307,962−15.5%
19408,85311.2%
19508,576−3.1%
19608,378−2.3%
19707,633−8.9%
19808,80315.3%
19908,550−2.9%
20009,97716.7%
sources:[4][5]

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.


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

Church History and Records (Rural)

Gotoarrow-kelly.png Please refer to the cities for local churches.

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 Washington County, Idaho have been microfilmed and are available at the Idaho State Archives in Boise, Idaho. The records filmed may 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 courthouse in Weiser and can be accessed by paying a visit to the Washington County courthouse.

Some of the records of Washington County which have been microfilmed are:

  • Power of attorney, 1880-1921 Idaho. County Court (Washington County)
  • Register of civil actions, 1881-1929 Idaho. County Court (Washington County) 
     .

Directories

The Idaho State Archives has a collection of city, county, state and regional directories.

History

A Saga of Salubria and a History of Washington County (same as above) Revisited is also available in a digitized version at the FamilySearch Catalog.

In 1940-41 a listing of all residents who had lived in Washington County for at least 50 years was made by the Weiser American newspaper.  Their name, city in which they lived and how long they had lived in Washington County was given.  Washington County Pioneers.

Land and Property

The Weiser River outside Weiser, Idaho.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 Washington County, Idaho, one may visit the courthouse in Weiser, Idaho.

The p://Idaho State Archives has microfilmed many deeds, homestead records, etc., of Washington County beginning 20 Feb 1879 when it was separated from Boise County,  and these can be accessed by visiting the Archives in Boise, Idaho.

The Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah has microfilmed originals of the following  records found in the Washington County Courthouse in Weiser, Idaho which can be accessed at the Library in Salt Lake City or in any of its Family History Centers:

Maps

Idwashington.jpg

Military History and Records

World War I draft registration cards, 1917-1918, for Washington County have been microfilmed. Copies of these records are available at the Family History Library (their microfilm number 1452223) 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.  The Washington County GenWeb site has abstracted the information on these draft registration cards for those who registered in Washington County.

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 Washington County records have been microfilmed and are available for viewing at the Washington County courthouse in Wesier, Idaho, at the Idaho State Archives in Boise, Idaho or at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah or at any of the Library's Family History Centers:

  • Washington-10 4 Miscellaneous Index, Direct, Book 1, pp A-E (con't on Washington-11/1) 1883-1968 Court
  • Washington-11 1 Miscellaneous Index, Direct, Book 1, pp E-Z (con't from Washington-10/4) 1883-1968 Court
  • Washington-11 2 Miscellaneous Index, Indirect, Book 1 1883-1968 Court
  • Washington-11 3 Record, Miscellaneous, v. 1, pp 1-155 (con't on Washington-12/1) 1892-1905 Court
  • Washington-12 1 Record, Miscellaneous, v. 1, pp 154-400 (con't from Washington-11/3) 1905-1915 Court
  • Washington-12 2 Miscellaneous Record, Book 2 1915-1921 Court
  • Washington-12 3 Miscellaneous Record, Book 3 1921-1931 Court

Newspapers

Current

  • Upper County Reporter
  • Weiser Signal - American

Historical

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

Obituaries

Probate Records

Online Probate Records

The Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah has microfilmed Wills of Washington County(1878-1946) which can be viewed at the Library in Salt Lake City, or in any of its Family History Centers.

The Idaho State Archives has also microfilmed some early probate records of Washington County, and these can be viewed at their facilities in Boise.

For other and later probate records, one can visit the county courthouse in Weiser.

Taxation

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

Vital Records

Birth

Online Records


The Birth Registers for Washington County, 1907-1911, have been microfilmed and are available at the Idaho State Archives in Boise and at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. Birth records, 1911 to present, for individuals born in Washington County are included in and recorded at the state level. These records are restricted for a period of one hundred years from the time of the individual's birth but can be obtained by following the guidelines as issued by the State of Idaho. See the Vital Recordssection under the subject Idaho for more details.

There are 443 births recorded in Washington County online at Idaho Births and Christenings.

Marriage

Online Records

Nearly 13,200 marriages, 1879-1969, are listed on the Western States Marriage Index.

There are 244 Washington County marriages listed in Idaho Marriages.

Divorce

Online Records

Death

Online Records


The Death Registers for Washington County, 1907-1911, have been microfilmed and are available at the Idaho State Archives in Boise and at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. After 1911, deaths occurring in Washington County are included in the state-wide registration program. These records are restricted for a period of fifty years from the time of the individual's death but can be obtained by following the guidelines as mandated by the State of Idaho. See the Vital Records section under Idaho for details Idaho Vital Records.

Copies of death certificates from 1911-1954 are on microfilm and can be used at the Idaho State Archives in Boise, the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, BYU-Idaho University Library in Rexburg and several other locations.

A state-wide index to Idaho Deaths, 1911-1956 is available online. Efforts to expand this index to 1960 are underway. Another version is Idaho Death Index 1911-1956.

There are 474 Washington County deaths listed online at Idaho Deaths and Burials.

Societies, Libraries and Museums

Family History 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

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Washington County, Idaho

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. WorldCat 50140092 FHL CollectionHandybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 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