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Idaho, County Birth and Death Records - FamilySearch Historical Records

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Record Description[edit | edit source]

This Collection will include records from 1883-1929.

The collection consists of a database and images of county birth and death registers for the following counties:

  • Ada
  • Bingham
  • Blaine
  • Bonner
  • Bonneville
  • Canyon
  • Cassia
  • Clearwater
  • Elmore
  • Fremont
  • Kootenai
  • Latah
  • Lemhi
  • Owyhee
  • Shoshone
  • Twin Falls
  • Washington

Some birth and deaths registers may extend beyond 1911.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Idaho, County Birth and Death Records, 1883-1929.

Record Content[edit | edit source]

Information found in the Birth Registers may include the following:

  • Full birth date
  • Place of birth
  • Name of Child
  • Gender
  • Race or Color
  • No. in Family
  • Living or Stillborn
  • Names of Parents
  • Color of Parents
  • Occupation of Father
  • Birthplace of parents
  • Age of parents
  • Residence
  • Maiden Name of Mother
  • Is child legitimate

The information found in the Death Registers may include the following:

  • Death date with year
  • Place of death
  • Age at death
  • Gender
  • Race or color
  • Married or Single
  • Cause of Death
  • Birthplace
  • Duration of Illness
  • Name of Parents
  • Residence
  • Color of Parents

How to Use the Record[edit | edit source]

To begin your search, it would be helpful to know the following:

  • Name
  • Date of the event
  • Place of the event

Search the Collection[edit | edit source]

To search the database, fill in the requested information in the boxes on the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the individuals in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to look at the information on several individuals comparing the information about them to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:

  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
  • Your ancestor may have used different names, or variations of their name, throughout their life.
  • If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names.
  • Even though these indexes are very accurate they may still contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.

For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.

To search the collection by image you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select "County"
⇒Select "Record Type, Date Range and Volume" which takes you to the images.

Look at each image 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 and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:

  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
  • Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.

Using the Information[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:

  • Use the names and relationships as a basis for compiling family groups.
  • Use the names, date, and residence or place to locate the individual or family in the census.
  • Use the names and places to locate additional records about the individual or family such as church and land records.
  • Use ages listed to determine approximate birth dates.

Tips to Keep in Mind[edit | edit source]

  • You may need to compare the information of more than one family or person to make this determination.
  • If the record is a death record look for burial and probate records in the same location.
  • If the record is a birth record look for records of the parents.

Unable to Find Your Ancestor?[edit | edit source]

  • Check for variant spellings of the names.
  • Search the records of neighboring counties.
  • Search for an index. Local historical and genealogical societies often have indexes to local records.

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 support@familysearch.org. 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]

How You Can Contribute[edit | edit source]

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Historical Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.


Citations for This Collection[edit | edit source]

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.

Collection Citation:

"Idaho, County Birth and Death Records, 1883-1929." Index and Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2015. Citing County Courthouses, Idaho.


Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

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.


Image Citation
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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.