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City Directories[edit | edit source]

Directories of heads of households have been published for all the major cities and many of the smaller cities in Idaho. Many counties also have directories of their residents for scattered years. Many of these directories are in the holdings of the Idaho State Archives in Boise.

The Family History Library in Salt Lake City has copies of directories for the following cities. To access those without film numbers listed, use the Place-names Search in the FamilySearch Catalog for:

Boise[edit | edit source]
Family History Library FHL film 1036517 item 3
1905 Family History Library FHL film 1425575 item 5
1915 Family History Library FHL film 1320813 item 4
1918 Family History Library FHL film 908278 item 2
1921, 1923, 1927 Family History Library FHL films 908174-75
1904, 1914-18, etc. Family History Library FHL book 979.628 E4
Coeur d'Alene[edit | edit source]

1958-59, 1963, 1966, 1967, 1970, 1977
Idaho Falls[edit | edit source]
1911-33, 1941

Lewiston[edit | edit source]

1961, 1963-1967, 1969
Pocatello[edit | edit source]
Family History Library FHL fiche 6046575
1921 Family History Library FHL film 1035751 item 6
1903-06, 1927, etc. Family History Library FHL book 979.647/P1 E4p
1927 Family History Library FHL film 1320869 item 8
Rexburg[edit | edit source]

Twin Falls[edit | edit source]


Farm Directories[edit | edit source]

The Gem State Rural Publishing Company published books and magazines out of Caldwell, Idaho during the early part of the 20th Century. One of the series envisioned by this company was the Gem State Rural (Farm) Directory, to be published in several volumes. The intention was to print a directory for each county or combination of counties for the state. At least five volumes were printed, and a sixth was planned. At least one of these volumes is available online. Some are quite rare and copies are difficult to locate.

Ada County, 1917-1918
Bonneville, Madison, and Jefferson Counties, [dates??; copies not yet located]
Canyon County, 1916-1917
Gooding, Minidoka, and Lincoln Counties [planned but apparently never printed]
Malheur County, Oregon and Owyhee County, Idaho, 1918-1919
Twin Falls County, 1916-1917

These farm directories listed land owners by town, including those who resided outside the county. Names of owners, size of family, acreage, location of the land, and a list of produce and livestock grown are included.

Web Sites[edit | edit source]

  • US City Directories This web site identifies printed, microfilmed, and online directories and their repositories.