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State of   IDAHO -   (The Gem State)
      The 43rd U.S. State to join the Union:   03-July-1890
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Assorted Groups  (Anthology, Cultural, Ethnic, & Religious):
    Basque - Basque Americans in the Columbia River Basin.
    Basque - The Basque Community of Boise, Idaho USA (also see Ada County)
    Basque Museum - The Basque Museum & Cultural Center provides a look into the
         heritage of the Basque communities of Idaho and surrounding areas..
    Cenarrusa Foundation for Basque Culture - founded in 2003 as the Cenarrusa Center
         for Basque Studies. The goal was to preserve, educate and connect the Basque
         community and the the world through research, projects and educational
         opportunities by establishing a Basque Studies program at Boise State University.
    Idaho's Chinese Pioneers - The Chinese came seeking a "Mountain of Gold".
    Idaho's Potato Pioneers - Mormon colonists.
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Census  (& related Lists of various kinds):
    1890 Census - A reconstructed census, created from County Records, Local
         Newspapers, and Nationally Distributed Genealogical Publications Relating to Idaho,
         1885-1894.
    Idaho Death Indexes - In July, 1911 the state of Idaho began collecting death
         information at the state level. Prior to that time, death records or registers were
         kept at the county level.
    Inmate Files - Idaho State and Territorial Penitentiary Inmate Files, from 1864
    Naturalization Records - at the Public Archives and Research Library (1878 - 1984).
    State of Idaho Death Index - Search for Death Certificates by Name and County,
         (BYU: Special Collections & Family History).

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Extinct Idaho Counties:: (not linked unless noted, ):
    (If you know of more to be added, please contact us.)
County Name
Alturas -
Lah-Toh -
Logan -
Factual information
Idaho (1864- 05-Mar-1895)
Idaho Territory (1864-1867)
Idaho (1889-1895)
More information here soon

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Genealogical/Historical Commissions, Societies and Museums:
  Please click here - (Counties we have listed),   (To list a local society, please contact us.)
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H
Historical interest Items, etc.:
    1895 US Atlas - State and County maps as well as Index to Towns & Cities.
    Ghost Towns of Idaho - listed alphabetically or by county (Interactive map).
    Idaho Gold Mining History - (Biographies only, web site incomplete)
    Penny Postcards from Idaho - Penny Postcards from Idaho

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Idaho, A Portrait - Explore Idaho at your own pace, and travel through land that Lewis
         and Clark would still recognize.
Idaho Association of Professional Genealogists - (fee for service)
Idaho, Land of Contrasts - The Local Legacies project provides a "snapshot" of American
         Culture as it was expressed in spring of 2000.
Idaho Maps - Perry-Castaneda Library Map Collection
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N
National Parks, Playgrounds, Recreational Areas etc.
    City of Rocks - National Reserve.
    Craters of the Moon - National Monument and Preserve.
    Hagerman Fossil Beds - National Monument.
    Nez Perce - National Historical Park. (Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington)
    Sawtooth National Recreation Area - History and Homesteading.

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State of Idaho - Idaho State Historical Society, Digital Collections
  • State of Idaho
  • State Capital City Boise   (Capital since 1865 - located in   Ada County)

    The State name:  Idaho was first presented to Congress, by mining lobbyist George M. Willing, as a name for a new territory around Pike's Peak. He told Congress that Idaho was a Shoshone Indian word that meant "Gem of the Mountains." Indian names were popular at the time and by the end of 1860, Congress was set to name the Pike's Peak region Idaho. Just as Congress was about to bestow this name, it came to their attention that Idaho was not an Indian name, but a name made up by Mr. Willing. In reaction, Congress designated the territory Colorado instead of Idaho. In the meantime, the word Idaho had come into common usage.
    American History and Genealogy Proj.
    American Local History Network
    Colonial Currency
    Cemetery Listings
    County maps of Idaho
    Daughters of the American Revolution
    General History
    Migration Patterns
    State Archives (Govt.)
    State Archives (USGenWeb.)
    State Genealogy Forum
    State Genealogical Society
    State Historical Society
    State USGenWeb Site
    Symbols (Flag, Seal, etc.)
    Timeline (Historic)

    State of Idaho - Idaho State and Territorial Penitentiary Inmate Files, from 1864
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    U.S.A. - General Information links page
    U.S.A. - Possessions & Territories
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    Vital Records:
        Idaho Death Indexes - In July, 1911 the state of Idaho began collecting death
             information at the state level. Prior to that time, death records or registers were
             kept at the county level.
        Idaho Marriage Index
        Naturalization Records - at the Public Archives and Research Library (1878 - 1984).
        State of Idaho Death Index - Search for Death Certificates by Name and County,
             (BYU: Special Collections & Family History).

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