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A Family History Conference will be held at BYU-Idaho in Rexburg on October 17, 2009, from 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The theme is New Family History Horizons in the Digital Age. A similar conference will be held in the Boise Valley on October 24, 2009. More information about both of these conferences may be obtained from the BYU-Idaho Division of Continuing Education web site.

Information about several events of interest to family historians is available on PARL’s Outreach page:

ID Topics

United States > Idaho

Origin of Idaho[edit | edit source]

Idaho began as part of Oregon Territory. It became a separate territory in 1863, then encompassing most of what became Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming. Idaho was the 43rd state admitted to the Union, which occurred 3 July 1890.


Did you know[edit | edit source]

The Idaho State Historical Society has a Library and Archives located at 2205 Old Penitentiary Road in Boise. They have a large collection of newspapers, photographs, and manuscripts relating to Idaho. They are open only Wednesday thru Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Their web site gives more information about their holdings. The Idaho State Historical Society also has published a new research guide. A link to that guide is on their home page.

You can find your villainous Idaho ancestors at Idaho Blacksheep Ancestors?

Research Tools[edit | edit source]

Idaho counties[edit | edit source]

Extinct or Renamed Counties[1]:
| Alturas | Logan |

  1. Idaho State Historical Society Reference Series, "Counties Which No Longer Exist", Number 11 available online

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