Roberts, Jefferson County, Idaho Genealogy

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Quick Facts[edit | edit source]

Wikipedia has more about this subject: Roberts, Idaho

Former name[edit | edit source]

Roberts was once known as Market Lake Idaho.

Geographic location[edit | edit source]

City Hall[edit | edit source]

Roberts City Hall
647 N 2872 E
Roberts, ID 83444
Phone:(208) 228-3220

Resources[edit | edit source]

Biography[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Name of cemetery Location Records
Adams Cemetery near Roberts Some records of this cemetery at PARL[1] in Boise
Jones Family Cemetery 2 m N of Roberts Some records of this cemetery at PARL in Boise
Market Lake Cemetery (Patrie Cemetery) Roberts Some records of this cemetery at PARL in Boise; transcription of 88 gravestones available through website
Market Lake Wildlife Management Area Cemetery Transcription of 2 gravestones available through website
Roberts Cemetery Roberts Some records of this cemetery at PARL in Boise; transcription of 101 gravestones available through website

United States, Cemetery Abstracts, 1949-1969

US Vol. 24 page 69 - Roberts Cemetery

Church History and Records[edit | edit source]

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints[edit | edit source]

Current[edit | edit source]

Roberts 2nd Ward
663 N 2858 E
Roberts, ID

Historical[edit | edit source]

Many of the original records of church units are in the Church History Library in Salt Lake City. Many of the membership records covering these units from the date of their creation to about 1948 have been microfilmed and are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City or at its Family History Centers.  Records of the Roberts Ward (1886-1948) are included.

Other[edit | edit source]

Roberts Community Church

637 2872 East, Roberts, ID 83444
(208) 228-2291

Roberts Community Church was built in 1912. For many years, it was associated with Village Missions Ministry. The Church shared a pastor with the Mud Lake Community.

Directories[edit | edit source]

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

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Roberts is a farming district in that part of the Snake River Valley which lies north of Idaho Falls. The center of the town is a station on the Oregon Short Line Railroad, on the west side of the Snake River, 15 miles west of Rigby. The total population of the Roberts Precinct was 806 in 1930.

Additional history of Roberts, Idaho and the early Latter-day Saint settlers there can be found in:

Andrew Jenson. Encyclopedic History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Salt Lake City: Deseret News Publishing Company, 1941, p. 714.

Maps[edit | edit source]

Military History and Records[edit | edit source]

Minorities[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Historical[edit | edit source]

Copies of issues of the following Roberts newspapers   are in the collections of the

Idaho State Archives in Boise[2]:

  • Roberts Sentinel -- 1912:1-1914; 1914:6:12
  • Gem State Sentinel -- 1935:6:6
  • Market Lake Citizen -- 1959:7:16-1970:12:10

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

School Records[edit | edit source]

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, Boise Idaho.
  2. Idaho State Historical Society's website, Idaho Newspapers, N-R.