Hamer, Jefferson County, Idaho Genealogy
Contact Jefferson County Clerk
Church History and Records
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
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 Hamer Branch and Hamer Ward are included.
The Idaho State Archives in Boise has a collection of city, county, state and regional directories.
Hamer is a farming district lying along the Oregon Short Line Railroad. The few families who have settled in this community are engaged in dry farming and rely upon obtaining water for irrigation and culinary purpose by pumping it from wells. The total population of the Hamer Precinct was 348 in 1930
Additional history of Hamer, 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. 310.
Military History and Records
There are no copies of Hamer newspapers in the collections of the Idaho State Archives in Boise, Idaho, but papers from nearby cities/towns that are in the Archives may be of help to residents of Hamer.