Idaho Genealogists

Our Idaho genealogists research on location. They will find and analyze the best records available to further your family history research. They can search the archives and libraries in Idaho, including:

  • Idaho State Archives in Boise
    Government records of the state and of the counties of Idaho of businesses, organizations, and private individuals, including many oral histories
  • County Courthouses and city Offices
    Includes court, land and property, naturalization and citizenship, probate, taxation, and vital records
  • Idaho State Historical Society
    Houses 500,000 photos, 40,000 maps and architectural drawings
  • Idaho Genealogical Society
    Statewide Idaho records
  • Idaho State University Library
    Houses rare books, manuscripts, historic photographs, and the University Archives. Inludes the Inter-mountain West Collection composed of hundreds of hard-to-find titles chronicling the history of southern Idaho and the surrounding area
  • Brigham Young University – Idaho Library in Rexburg
    Large collection of original research material on Utah and Eastern Idaho settlers. Focuses on materials relating to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons)
  • University of Idaho
    Federal Regional Depository for the state of Idaho, includes pension lists, private land claims, veterans’ burial lists, and individuals’ petitions to Congress

Our genealogists can do research projects of many sizes and for many budgets. We customize the amount of research provided according to your needs.

If you would like to learn how our genealogists can further your research, request a research quote.

Some of the major records sources that can be used for genealogy research in Idaho include:

  • Birth, marriage, and death records were kept by some towns as early as 1870
  • Birth, marriage, and death records have been recorded by the state government from 1911 to the present
  • Federal census records were recorded every 10 years starting in 1860
  • Agricultural, industrial, mortality, and other census records were recorded in 1870 and 1880
  • Land records were kept by the towns and counties from the time they were settled
  • Probate records were kept by the local courts from 1800s to the present
  • Churches kept records of the christenings, marriages, deaths, or other information about their members
  • Newspapers were written in many areas and time periods that contain information such as notices of marriages, notices of death, and obituaries
  • Military records
  • Town and county histories about the settlers and their families
  • Naturalization and citizenship records were recorded by the courts since 1890
  • Ship passenger lists, tax lists, and town records were recorded for many areas

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