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  • Gem County, Idaho —
    Information Updated for:  May 8, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Boise and Canyon Counties.
    Established:  15-Mar-1915
    County Seat:  Emmett, Idaho

    County history - Gem County was named for the state nickname, "Gem State."
             The county seat, Emmett, was originally known as Martinsville prior to 1909

    Gem Courthouse
    1. Gem County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Gem County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Gem County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Gem County Historical Society & Museum / Emmett, ID)
    4. Gem County - US/IDGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Gem County - US/IDGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Gem County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Gem County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Gem County Vital Records - Gem County Clerk-Auditor-Recorder, 415 East Main Street, Emmett, ID 83617.


  • Gooding County, Idaho —
    Information Updated for:  Jul 16, 2012
  • Formed from:  portions of Lincoln County (In the 1880s, it was part of Alturas County, which no longer exists).
    Established:  28-Jan-1913
    County Seat:  Gooding, Idaho

    County history - Gooding County is named in honor of Frank R. Gooding (1859-1928), seventh Governor of Idaho (1905-1909), U.S. Senator (1921-1928).

    Gooding Courthouse
    GHLL Gooding County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Gooding County, ID Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Gooding County Historical Society and Museum / Gooding, ID)
    6. US/IDGenWeb site - Gooding County Archives
    7. US/IDGenWeb - Gooding County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Gooding County Clerk, P.O. Box 417, Gooding, ID 83330-0417.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Elmore County (west), Twin Falls County (south), Jerome County (east), Lincoln County
             (east), Camas County (north).

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  • Idaho County, Idaho —
    Information Updated for:  Dec 14, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of territorial lands [an original county].
    Established:  04-Feb-1864
    County Seat:  Grangeville, Idaho

    County history - Idaho County is named in honor of the Columbia River steamship, Idaho, launched in 1860. Name predates both Idaho Territory and the State of Idaho.

    Idaho Courthouse
    1. Idaho County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Idaho County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Idaho County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
    4. Idaho County - US/IDGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Idaho County - US/IDGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Idaho County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Idaho County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Idaho County Vital Records - Idaho County Clerk, 320 West Main Street, Grangeville, ID 83530-1948.

      Census Information:
    9. Idaho County - 1870 Census
    10. Idaho County - 1930 Census Index, ED25-03


  • Jerome County, Idaho —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 26, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Gooding and Lincoln Counties.
    Established:  08-Feb-1919
    County Seat:  Jerome, Idaho

    County history - Jerome County's name is seemingly disputed as being named honoring three men; either North Side Irrigation Project developer Jerome Hill, his son-in-law Jerome Kuhn, or his grandson Jerome Kuhn, Jr.

    Jerome Courthouse
    1. Jerome County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. Jerome County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Jerome County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Jerome County Historical Society & Museum / Jerome, ID)
    4. Jerome County - US/IDGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Jerome County - US/IDGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Jerome County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Jerome County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Jerome County Vital Records - Jerome County Clerk, P.O. Box 407, Jerome, ID 83338-0407.


  • Kootenai County, Idaho —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 16, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Nez Perce County on 22-Dec-1864.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1878
    County Seat:  Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

    County history - Kootenai County is named in honor of the Kootenai Indian tribe.

    Kootenai Courthouse
    1. Kootenai County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Kootenai County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Kootenai County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
    4. Kootenai County - US/IDGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Kootenai County - US/IDGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Kootenai County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Kootenai County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Kootenai County Vital Records - Kootenai County Clerk, 501 Government Way, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814-2915.
               Note:  Some county offices carry vital records, others do not. Many have different offices for handling specific types of vital records and holdings may vary. Use the addresses and phone numbers listed for each county as a starting point.


  • Latah County, Idaho —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 13, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of tribal lands of the Nez Perce, Native Americans.
    Established:  14-May-1888
    County Seat:  Moscow, Idaho

    County history - Latah County is named after Latah Creek, a Nez Perce word meaning, "the place of pine trees and pestle", because the tribe found stones here suitable for pulverizing camas roots and shade under the white pine trees in which to work.
             Latah County is the only county in the U.S. established by an act of Congress.

    Latah Courthouse
    1. Latah County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. Latah County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Latah County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Latah County Historical Society & Museum / Moscow, ID)
    4. Latah County - US/IDGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Latah County - US/IDGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Latah County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Latah County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Latah County Vital Records - Latah County Clerk, P.O. Box 8068, Moscow, ID 83843-0568.


  • Lemhi County, Idaho —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 26, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Idaho County.
    Established:  09-Jan-1869
    County Seat:  Salmon, Idaho

    County history - Lemhi County is named after Fort Lemhi (or Limhi), a remote Mormon missionary settlement from 1855-58 in Bannock and Shoshone territory which was in turn, named for Limhi, king of the Nephites according to the Book of Mormon..

    Lemhi Courthouse
    1. Lemhi County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Lemhi County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Lemhi County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Lemhi County Historical Society & Museum / Salmon, ID)
    4. Lemhi County - US/IDGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Lemhi County - US/IDGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Lemhi County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Lemhi County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Lemhi County Vital Records - Lemhi County Clerk, 206 Courthouse Drive, Salmon, ID 83467-3943.

      Census Information:
    9. 1870 Census (T) - Federal Census, Lemhi County (Text: 1 page).


  • Lewis County, Idaho —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 13, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Nez Perce County.
    Established:  03-Mar-1911
    County Seat:  Nezperce, Idaho

    County history - Lewis County is named in honor of Meriwether Lewis (1774-1809), leader of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

    Lewis Courthouse
    1. Lewis County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. Lewis County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Lewis County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Lewis County Historical Society / Lewiston, ID)
    4. Lewis County - US/IDGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Lewis County - US/IDGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Lewis County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Lewis County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Lewis County Vital Records - Lewis County Clerk, P.O. Box 39, Nezperce, ID 83543.


  • Lincoln County, Idaho —
    Information Updated for:  Sep 17, 2012
  • Formed from:  portions of Logan County.
    Established:  18-Mar-1895
    County Seat:  Shoshone, Idaho

    County history - Lincoln County is named in honor of Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), sixteenth President of the United States (1861-1865). Idaho Territory was founded under Lincoln's administration..

    Lincoln Courthouse
    GHLL Lincoln County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Lincoln County, ID Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Lincoln County Historical Society / Shoshone, ID)
    6. US/IDGenWeb site - Lincoln County Archives
    7. US/IDGenWeb - Lincoln County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Lincoln County Clerk, P.O. Box A, Shoshone, ID 83352-0800.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Camas County (northwest), Blaine County (north), Minidoka County (east), Jerome
                County
    (south), Gooding County (west).

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