We are so excited you found us. Come join us and see why the unraveling of family history is the fastest growing hobby in the land. All members of Idaho Genealogical Society and persons interested in their family history are welcome. The Idaho Genealogical Society meets 11 months out of the year.

27 September 2011

Idaho, Clark County Records, 1884-1998

FamilySearch.org is posting that they have recently (as of 26 Sept) added or updated images for the collection of "Idaho, Clark County Records, 1884-1994."  There are currently 19,976 images on file. The collection details are as follows:

"Clark County marriage affidavits, naturalization records, declarations of intention, deeds, patents, brands and marks, mining records, probate records, and estate files located at the Clark County courthouse. Time period varies by record type. Additional records will be added to this collection as they become available."

12 September 2011

Lewis County Historical Society - Steamboats on the Clearwater and Snake Rivers



The general public is invited to a meeting of the Lewis County Historical Society on Sept. 19 at 1:00 P.M. in Nezperce, Idaho, at the Nezperce Community Center located at 602 -4th Ave. Participants will hear Carole Simon-Smolinski share her information on early steamboats plying the Clearwater and Snake Rivers. She is also the author of the book “Hells Canyon and the Middle Snake River. Anyone with an interest in the history of our local area and steam boats is urged to attend. There is no admission cost.

The presentation will be followed by the regular meeting of the Lewis County Historical Society. The Society is an umbrella organization of the historical societies in Kamiah, Nezperce, Craigmont, and Winchester. A presentation of each museum’s activities will be presented. Other agenda items include each museum’s participation in the 100th Birthday celebration of Lewis County during the annual Lewis County Fair to be held on Sept. 29, 30, and Oct 1; the selection of a nomination committed to nominate new officers for the next year. The election will be at the next meeting on Nov. 21.

Basque Seminar Oct 14-15

The Cenarrusa Foundation for Basque Culture in Boise is bringing to Boise for Oct 14-15 two specialists from the Ecclesiastical Archive of Bizkaia (the Basque territory), as well as Dr. George Ryskamp from BYU (to be confirmed), and specialists from the BYU Center for Family History and Genealogy. This seminar is free and open to the public.

The seminar is on Oct. 14th 6:30-9:00pm and 15th 9:30am-4:00pm. All presentations will be in English and some private help in Spanish for those who understand it.

Questions? Contact:

Dr. Gloria Totoricag├╝ena - Director

Cenarrusa Foundation for Basque Culture


2011 Esto Perpetua Award Recipients

Congratulations to Dick Southern (Craigmont) and Steve Branting (Lewiston) as this year’s recipients of the Idaho State Historical Society's Esto Perpetua award.

Read a press release from the Idaho Statesman at: 

10 September 2011


If you haven’t checked out this site, it might be worth taking a look at. It doesn’t have any Idaho papers, but sometimes Idaho items show up in Washington papers. This site appears to be free.


07 September 2011

Idaho- Cassia Co. & Teton Co. @ FamilySearch

New Browsable Image Collections added 09/07/2011 for Cassia and Teton County, Idaho at www.familysearch.org

U.S., Idaho, Cassia County Records, 1879–1960
"Marriage, probate, soldier discharge, school census, deeds, patents, homesteads, mining location, coroners, and mothers pension records located at the county courthouse located in Burley. This collection is being published as images become available." Over 50,805 images

U.S., Idaho, Teton County Records, 1948–1959
"Marriage and land and property records located at the county courthouse in Driggs, Idaho. This collection is being published as images become available." Over 11,148 images

01 September 2011

Going Bloggers!

The Idaho Genealogical Society, in an attempt to keep up with the advances of technology, is going online with a Blog. We hope you enjoy it. Please contribute to our blog and be forgiving as we get started! We hope to create an online atmosphere that will inspire us all to learn more about our ancestors; especially our Idahoan ancestors!