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Idaho, Lincoln County Records, 1886-1972
This article describes a collection of records at
Lincoln, Idaho, 
United States
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Location of Lincoln County, Idaho
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Location of Idaho
Record Description
Record Type County Records
Collection years 1886-1972
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Lincoln County Clerk of the District Court, Clerk and Recorder Offices, Shoshone, Idaho

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

This collection contains:

  • Vital records
  • Coroner's inquests
  • Military discharges
  • Deeds
  • Patents
  • Probate case files
  • Registers of cases

The records are located at the Clerk of the District Court, Clerk and Recorder Offices in Shoshone, Idaho. This collection covers the years 1886-1972 and is being published as images become available.

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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, Lincoln County Records, 1886-1972.

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

The following information may be found in these records:


  • 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

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

Coverage Table[edit | edit source]

Record Record Type Years
Land and Property Deed 1904-1946
Land and Property Index to deeds grantee 1939-1990
Land and Property Index to deeds grantor 1939-1990
Land and Property Index to grantees 1879-1939
Land and Property Index to grantors 1879-1939
Land and Property State patent record 1915-1919
Military Soldier discharges 1918-1946
Naturalization Records 1904-1961
Probate Index to probate records 1895-1972
Probate Case files 1895-1946
Probate Case files receipts 1910-1922
Probate Minutes 1883-1951
Probate Register of cases 1895-1966
Vital Birth and death quarterly reports 1907-1913
Vital Coroner's inquests 1895-1933
Vital Marriage affidavits 1886-1938
Vital Marriage licenses and certificates 1905-1907
Vital Marriage quarterly reports 1907-1939
Vital Marriage register 1907-1939

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

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  • The location or date of the event

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

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  2. Click Search to show possible matches

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

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  • Search for vital records, such as birth, marriage, and death
  • Search for church records
  • Search for death or burial information in BillionGraves Index

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

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  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching a nearby locality
  • Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

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Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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