Idaho, Butte County Records - FamilySearch Historical Records

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Idaho, Butte County Records, 1882-1970
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Butte, Idaho, 
United States
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Location of Butte County, Idaho
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Record Description
Record Type County Records
Collection years 1882-1970
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Butte County Courthouse, Arco Idaho


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

This collection contains the following records from the county courthouse in Arco.

  • Marriages (1917-1970)
  • Wills (1893-1951)
  • Deeds (1882-1920)

To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

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  • Name of primary persons
  • 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
  • Witnesses

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

Coverage Table[edit | edit source]

Record Type Record Years
Land and Property Declaration of homestead 1887-1969
Land and Property Deed Record 1917-1970
Land and Property Index to deeds direct 1882-1980
Land and Property Index to deeds indirect 1882-1985
Land and Property Index to mining records 1881-1986
Land and Property Land patents 1887-1957
Land and Property Official bond record 1917-1969
Probate Orders and decrees 1930-1970
Probate Probate Minutes 1886-1949
Probate Record of wills 1893-1961
Vital Marriage license affidavits 1917-1961

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

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  • The date of the event

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

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I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

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  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

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