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Idaho, United States
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Country United States
State Idaho
Record Description
Record Type Birth, Marriage, Death
Collection Years 1919-1969
Coverage Tables and Maps
Idaho County Marriage Holdings
Idaho County Death Holdings
Idaho County Birth Holdings
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites

What is in the Collection?[edit | edit source]

The collection consists of the following records located at the county courthouse in Soda Springs. 

Subject Record Type Years Covered
Vital Records Marriages 1907-1961
Land Records Deeds 1901-1941
Naturalization Records Declarations of intent 1880-1892
Military Records Discharge papers 1919-1948
Probate Records Estates, wills, and case files 1869-1952
School Records School censuses 1880-1940
Court Records Coroner's inquests 1905-1920

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

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What Can this Collection Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The record content varies by record type. It may include any of the following pieces of information:

  • Name of primary individual
  • Event date
  • Event place
  • Residence
  • Age
  • Sex
  • Names of parents
  • Biographical information about parents such as date and place of birth
  • Names of heirs, such as spouse, children, other relatives, or friends
  • Names of the executor, administrator, or guardian
  • Names of witnesses
  • Dates the documents were written and recorded (used to approximate event dates since a will was usually written near the time of death)
  • Description and value of property or land
  • Occupation

How Do I Search the Collection?[edit | edit source]

To search the collection it is helpful to know the following:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • The approximate date of the event
  • The place of residence
  • The names of other family members

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What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors.

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have been born, married or died nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify. Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual. This compiled list can help you identify possible relations that can be further verified by researching [[Idaho Census|census records to find families listed together in households.

  • Use the event date and ages of ancestors to search for original birth, marriage, or death records in the county of the event. The County Clerk has marriage records from 1854, probate, divorce, court and land records, birth records 1919-1988 (some from 1873) and death records 1905-1988 some from 1876. These records may have the maiden name of the mother, verify parents, and provide more clues to this family.

  • Search the Idaho Census records from this town/county/state to find this person as a child in the birth family and also as a parent in their adult family. Record names of family members listed, immigration dates, occupation, residence, birthplace, parents birthplace, and other information leading to more clues about your ancestor.

  • Use the locality and relative’s names to locate Idaho Land and Property records. These records often name close relatives and also give you more clues into the life of your ancestor.

  • Find more detail about death or burial information by searching for cemeteries, grave markers,sexton's records, or a civil or religious death record. Look for an obituary in a local [archive]. Sometimes a person is buried in a city or town in which they did not die. Do not assume that a burial place is the same as a death place. Look for death records in the place of death. The name of the undertaker or mortuary could lead you to funeral and cemetery records, which often include the names and residences of other family members.

  • Church records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900. If the officiator of a marriage or death was a minister, you may be able to determine to which religion or congregation your ancestor belonged. Look for church records of the birth, marriage, or death which may provide more information on the family.

I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Search the the Idaho State Historical Society archives and other genealogical societies for local records, newspapers, histories.

  • Try searching the records of a nearby locality.

  • If you cannot find your ancestor in civil records, try searching church records of baptisms. Oftentimes church records pre-date civil records.

  • Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images.

  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.

  • Perhaps other records used to determine the birth, marriage, or death date of your ancestor were incorrect. Try searching in this collection and the [,Death,Marriage,DivorceCertificates/tabid/82/Default.aspxseveral Idaho Vital Records Department for your ancestor a few years before and after the supposed birth or death of your ancestor to locate the record.

Citations for This Collection[edit | edit source]

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