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  • Madison County, Idaho —
    Information Updated for:  Mar 31, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Fremont County on 18-Feb-1913.
    Established:  08-Jan-1914
    County Seat:  Rexburg, Idaho

    County history - Madison County is named in honor of the 4th President of the United States, James Madison.

    Madison Courthouse
    GHLL Madison 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 - Madison County, ID Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (None found online at the time of this update.)
    6. US/IDGenWeb site - Madison County Archives
    7. US/IDGenWeb - Madison County Genealogy & History
    8. Madison County Vital Records - Madison County Clerk, P.O. Box 389, Rexburg, ID 83440-0389.
               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.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Fremont County (north), Teton County (east), Bonneville County (south), Jefferson
             County (west.

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  • Minidoka County, Idaho —
    Information Updated for:  Dec 15, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Lincoln County.
    Established:  28-Jan-1913
    County Seat:  Rupert, Idaho

    County history - Minidoka County name is somewhat under dispute. Dispute: Native American origin, either Lakota for "a fountain or spring of water" or Shoshoni for "broad expanse."

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Minidoka County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Minidoka County Vital Records - Minidoka County Clerk, 715 G Street, Rupert, ID 83350-0474.


  • Nez Perce County, Idaho —
    Information Updated for:  Dec 14, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Native American lands [one four original counties in 1863].
    Established:  04-Feb-1864
    County Seat:  Lewiston, Idaho

    County history - Nez Perce County is named in honor of Nez Perce Indians who already occupied the area when the white settlers arrived.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Nez Perce County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Nez Perce County Vital Records - Nez Perce County Clerk, P.O. Box 896, Lewiston, ID 83501-0896.

    9. Nez Perce County - Welcome - Ta'c Hal"xp. An early period of local history.

      Census Information:
    10. Nez Perce County - 1870 Census


  • Oneida County, Idaho —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 26, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of lands of Idaho Territory [an original County].
    Established:  22-Jan-1864
    County Seat:  Malad City, Idaho

    County history - Oneida County is named for Oneida Lake in New York state, from where many early settlers emigrated. The name is of Native American Indian origin, and means, "long awaited".
             The county seat was first at Soda Springs. In 1866, it was moved to Malad City, because of its growth and its location on the stagecoach line and freight road between Corinne, Utah, and the mines in Butte, Montana.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Oneida County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Oneida County Vital Records - Oneida County Clerk, P.O. Box 191, Malad City, ID 83252-0191.

      Census Information:
    9. 1870 Census (I) and (T) - Federal Census, Oneida County, Idaho Territory (Index: 1 page / Text: 5 pages).


  • Owyhee County, Idaho —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 26, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Idaho Territory lands [an original County].
    Established:  31-Dec-1863
    County Seat:  Murphy, Idaho

    County history - Owyhee County is a form of the name, Hawaii. The name Owyhee: "Owyhee" and "Hawaii" are two different spellings for the same word. When Captain James Cook discovered what he named the Sandwich Islands (known more recently as the Hawaiian Islands) in 1778, he found them inhabited by people called Owyhees. The spelling "Owyhee" is simplified a little from its original form: "Owyhee" is the spelling that British and American traders used during the early nineteenth century in referring to natives of the Sandwich Islands, and a number of Owyhees sailed on to the Columbia, where they joined trapping expeditions or worked at some of the fur trade posts.



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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Owyhee County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Owyhee County Vital Records - Owyhee County Clerk, P.O. Box 128, Murphy, ID 83650.

      Census Information:
    9. 1870 Census (I) and (T) - Federal Census, Owyhee County, Idaho Territory (Index: 1 page / Text: 3 pages).


  • Shoshone County, Idaho —
    Information Updated for:  Mar 31, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Shoshone Indian lands [an original county].
    Established:  04-Feb-1864
    County Seat:  Wallace, Idaho (Pierce until 1885; Osborn until 1890)

    County history - Shoshone County is named in honor of Shoshone Indian tribe.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    8. Washington County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    9. Shoshone County Vital Records - Shoshone County Clerk, 700 Bank Street #120, Wallace ID 83873-2348.
               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.

    10. Mining & Smelting Museum, Inc. - An historic collection from the Bunker Hill Mining and Smelting Company and the
               surrounding Silver Valley.

      Census Information:
    11. 1870 Census (T) - Districts 9th to 26th (Pierce and Pierce City post offices)


  • Teton County, Idaho —
    Information Updated for:  Jan 30, 2012
  • Formed from:  portions of Bingham, Fremont, and Madison Counties.
    Established:  26-Jan-1915
    County Seat:  Driggs, Idaho

    County history - Teton County is named after the Grand Teton Mountain Range and valley.

    Teton Courthouse
    GHLL Teton 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 - Teton County, ID Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Jackson Hole Historical Society & Museum / Jackson Hole, ID)
    6. US/IDGenWeb site - Teton County Archives
    7. US/IDGenWeb - History and Genealogy for Teton County
    8. Vital Records - Teton County Clerk, Auditor & Recorder, 150 Courthouse Drive, Driggs, ID 83422.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Fremont County (north), Madison County (west), Bonneville County (south),
             Teton County, Wyoming (east).

        Genealogy Trails - Teton County Genealogy & History

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    Census Information:
        1930 Census(T) - Federal Census, Brown Bear Precinct, Teton County (Text: 1 page).


  • Twin Falls County, Idaho —
    Information Updated for:  May 8, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Cassia County.
    Established:  21-Feb-1907
    County Seat:  Twin Falls, Idaho

    County history - Twin Falls County is named for the Twin Falls waterfall on the Snake River.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Twin Falls County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Twin Falls County Vital Records - Twin Falls County Clerk, 425 Shoshone St. North 2nd floor, P.O. Box 126, Twin Falls, ID 83301.


  • Valley County, Idaho —
    Information Updated for:  Dec 15, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Boise and Idaho counties.
    Established:  26-Feb-1917
    County Seat:  Cascade, Idaho

    County history - Valley County is named for the outstanding topographical feature of the area ("Long Valley").

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Valley County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Valley County Vital Records - Valley County Clerk, 219 N. Main St./PO Box 1350, Cascade, ID 83611-0737.

    9. Society/Museum/Assn - (Central Idaho Historical Museum (McCall, ID)


  • Washington County, Idaho —
    Information Updated for:  Nov 18, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of a region of Washington Territory in 1861.
    Established:  20-Feb-1879
    County Seat:  Weiser, Idaho

    County history - Washington County is named in honor of the first President of the United States, George Washington.

    Washington Courthouse
    GHLL Washington County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Washington County AHGP and / or ALHN
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Washington County, WA Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (None found online at the time of this update.)
    6. US/WAGenWeb site - Washington County Archives
    7. US/WAGenWeb - (None found online at the time of this update.)
    8. Washington County Vital Records - Washington County Clerk, P.O. Box 670, Weiser, ID 83672-0670.
               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.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
              Adams County (north), Gem County (east), Payette County (south), Malheur County, Oregon (southwest), Baker County, Oregon (west).
               Note:   County names in gray print are not yet linked, those in blue are linked.

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