Idaho, County Birth and Death Records - FamilySearch Historical Records
|Idaho, United States|
|Record Type||Birth, marriage, death|
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|California, Oakland, Alameda County, Newspaper Record Collection|
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|California County Marriage Holdings|
|California County Death Holdings|
|California County Birth Holdings|
|California Marriage Table|
- 1 What Is In This Collection?
- 2 Known Issues with This Collection
- 3 Related Websites
- 4 Related Wiki Articles
- 5 How You Can Contribute
- 6 Citations for This Collection
What Is In This Collection?[edit | edit source]
This collection consists of a database and images of county birth and death registers for the following counties (coverage varies between counties)for the years 1883 to 1929:
Sample of Record Content[edit | edit source]
The various records in this collection may contain any of the following information:
Sample of Images[edit | edit source]
Search the Collection[edit | edit source]
Look at each image or record comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images or records and compare the information about the individuals listed to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind there may be more than one person in the records with the same name and you will want to look carefully at dates, places and relations to identify your ancestor from another person. You also may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name if they were known by a nickname or changed their name from the original birth record name. Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life and may be listed in records with any of those variations. For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.
To search the collection by name:
Fill in the requested information on the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches.
To search the collection by image:
To search the images in this collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒ Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒ Select the "County" category
⇒ Select the "Record Type, Date Range and Volume" category which takes you to the images.
What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Make a photocopy of the record, or extract the genealogical information needed. 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. The following examples show ways you can use the information:
- 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 vital records in the county.
- 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 California 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 California 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 newspaper 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.
- You may use the birth or death information from this index to obtain the original certificate for a fee from: Idaho, Department of Health and Welfare or Idaho Vital Records. Original records may contain more information than the index.
Tips to Keep in Mind[edit | edit source]
- If the record is a death record look for burial and probate records in the same location.
- Try searching for the parents’ marriage record in the same locality as your ancestor’s birth place. A marriage record can provide more information about your family, especially the mother’s maiden name—which is frequently unknown.
- 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.
- If a religion practiced infant baptism, the baptism usually took place within a few days or weeks of the birth. However, individuals could also be baptized later in childhood or adulthood.
Unable to Find Your Ancestor?[edit | edit source]
- Search for an index. Local historical and genealogical societies often have indexes to local records.
- If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they were born, then try searching the records of a nearby locality.
- If you cannot find your ancestor in civil records of birth, 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 birthdate or death of your ancestor were incorrect. Try searching several years before and after the supposed birth or death of your ancestor to locate the record.
|Don't overlook FHL Keyword Idaho, Vital Records items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see the wiki article Idaho Archives and Libraries.|
Known Issues with This Collection[edit | edit source]
For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached Wiki article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to email@example.com. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.
Related Websites[edit | edit source]
Related Wiki Articles[edit | edit source]
- Idaho Vital Records
- Idaho Births and Christenings - FamilySearch Historical Records
- Idaho Deaths and Burials - FamilySearch Historical Records
- Idaho Death Certificates - FamilySearch Historical Records
How You Can Contribute[edit | edit source]
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Citations for This Collection[edit | edit source]
Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Idaho, County Birth and Death Records, 1883-1929.
Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Idaho, County Birth and Death Records, 1883-1929.
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