Idaho, Gem County Records - FamilySearch Historical Records
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Idaho, Gem County Records, 1877-1962
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|Gem, Idaho, |
|Flag of Idaho|
|Location of Gem County, Idaho|
|Location of Idaho|
|Record Type||County Records|
|Gem County Clerk and Recorder's Office, Emmett, Idaho|
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing This Collection
What is in This Collection?
This collection includes images of homestead patents, deeds, marriage licenses, naturalizations and probate records from the county clerk and recorder's office in Emmett, Idaho for the years 1877-1962.
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To Browse This Collection
|You can browse through images in this collection using the waypoints on the Collection Browse Page for Idaho, Gem County Records, 1877-1962.|
What Can These Records Tell Me?
The following information may be found in these records:
- Name of primary individual
- Event date
- Event place
- 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
Gem County was formed in 1915. Some of the records in this collection are transcriptions from records in the parent counties. The coverage table shows the record type and volume number, the time periods covered and the counties where the records came from.
|Record Type and Volume Number||Time Periods Covered||Parent County|
|Deed record, vol 1||1915-1916||Gem County|
|Deed record, vol 2||1866-1901||Ada County, Canyon County|
|Deed record, vol 3||1892-1902||Ada County, Canyon County|
|Deed record, vol 4||1902-1904||Canyon County|
|Deed record, vol 5||1904-1909||Canyon County|
|Deed record, vol 6||1907-1909||Ada County, Canyon County|
|Deed record, vol 7||1908-1911||Ada County, Canyon County|
|Deed record, vol 8||1911-1913||Ada County, Canyon County|
|Deed record, vol 9||1908-1915||Boise County, Canyon County|
|Deed record, vol 10||1906-1925||Canyon County, Gem County|
|Deed record, vol 11||1912-1918||Gem County|
|Deed record, vol 12||1916-1919||Ada County, Gem County|
|Deed record, vol 13||1919-1920||Gem County|
|Deed record, vol 14||1920-1922||Gem County|
|Deed record, vol A||1906-1916||Ada County, Boise County, Canyon County, Sweet County|
|Deed record, vol B||1907-1916||Boise County|
|Deed record, vol C||1892-1916||Boise County|
|Deed record, vol D||1901-1917||Ada County, Gem County|
|Homestead patents, vol 1||1877-1952||Adams County, Canyon County, Gem County, Payette County, Washington County|
|Homestead patents, vol A||1877-1952||Boise County, Gem County|
How Do I Search This Collection?
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
- The name of your ancestor
- The approximate date the event occurred
- The place where the event occurred
- The name of the intended spouse
View the Images
View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:
- Select the Record Category
- Select the Record Type, Record Description, and Year Range to view the images
How Do I Analyze the Results?
Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.
What Do I Do Next?
Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members.
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?
- Add any new information to your records
- Use the information to find other records such as birth, christening, census, land and death records
- Use the information to find the family in census records
- Search for church records
- If applicable, search for naturalization records
I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?
- Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name
- Collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records
- If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality
- Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images
- Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Idaho.
Citing This Collection
Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.