Idaho, Clark County Records - FamilySearch Historical Records

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Idaho, Clark County Records, 1884-1998
This article describes a collection of records at
Clark, Idaho, 
United States
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Location of Clark County, Idaho
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Location of Idaho
Record Description
Record Type County Records
Collection years 1884-1998
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Clark County Clerk's Office, Dubois

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

This collection contains the following records from the clerk’s office for Clark County, Idaho:

  • Vital or civil registration – marriages
  • Land and Property records
  • Brands
  • Homesteads
  • Patents
  • Probate records
  • Pensions
  • School Census Records

Some of the records are handwritten on loose pages. However, most of the records are handwritten on pre-printed pages or typed. The records cover the years 1884 to 1998.

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

Settlements in the area were established in 1864. Depending on the time period you are looking for, you may need to refer to a county name other than Clark.

  • Alturas County 1864 - 1877
  • Oneida County 1877 - 1885
  • Bingham County 1885 - 1893
  • Fremont County 1893 - 1919
  • Clark County was established in 1919

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To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Idaho, Clark County Records, 1884-1998.

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

The following information may be found in these records:


  • The names of primary persons
  • The names of heirs, such as spouse, children, other relatives, or friends
  • The names of the executor, administrator, or guardian
  • The names of witnesses
  • The dates the documents were written and recorded (used to approximate event dates since a will was usually written near the time of death)
  • The description and value of property or land

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Coverage Table[edit | edit source]

Records Record Type Years
Land and property Brand record book 1937-1955
Land and property Deeds 1911-1960
Land and property Grantee deed index 1906-1950
Land and property Grantor deed index 1907-1998
Land and property Mining locations 1884-1935
Land and property Patents 1890-1997
Naturalization Notice of application to citizenship 1887-1940
Naturalization Petition and record 1914-1925
Probate Estate case files loose papers 1903-1950
Probate Letters of guardianship 1921-1960
Probate Mothers pension 1918-1932
Probate Orders & decrees, probate & guardianship 1927-1963
Probate Probate letters testamentary 1901-1961
Probate Wills 1909-1963

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  • The approximate date of the event

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

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I Can’t Find the Person I’m 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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