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Idaho, Lemhi County Records 1868-1964
This article describes a collection of records at
Lemhi, Idaho, 
United States
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Location of Lemhi County, Idaho
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Location of Idaho
Record Description
Record Type County Records
Collection years 1868-1964
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Lemhi County Courthouse, Salmon, Idaho

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

This collection consists of the following records from the county courthouse in Salmon, Idaho. The collection is being published as images become available.

  • Marriages (1907-1961)
  • Deeds (1901-1941)
  • Declarations of Intent (1880-1892)
  • Discharge Papers (1919-1948)
  • Estate Records (1869-1952)
  • School Census (1880-1940)
  • Coroner's records (1905-1920)

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To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

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

The following information may be found in these records:


  • 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

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

Coverage Table[edit | edit source]

Record Record Type Years
Land and Property Declaration of homesteads 1903-1964
Land and Property Deed index direct 1910-1965
Land and Property Deed index indirect 1902-1965
Land and Property Deeds 1868-1963
Land and Property Patent record 1869
Military Soldiers' discharge records 1919-1948
Naturalization Declarations of intention 1880-1906
Naturalization Naturalization card index 1871-1941
Probate Estate case files 1873-1952
Probate Estate case files-Wills not probated 1935-1981
Probate Estate file index 1896-1952
Probate Probate court proceedings 1900-1959
School Eighth Grade examination card files 1938
School Eighth Grade examinations record book 1901-1941
School School census records 1888-1945
Vital Marriage affidavits 1930-1953
Vital Marriage certificates and certificates of appraisements 1869-1890
Vital Marriage index 1927
Vital Marriage record book 1887-1961
Vital Marriage register 1919-1925
Vital Notice of intention to marry 1931-1933

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

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