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.

18 December 2011

Last Minute Christmas Ideas!!!

Footprints Through Idaho Vol I.
A Centennial Tribute to the Pioneer By Their Descendants
Compiled by  Ruby L. Ewart
Published December1989 by The Idaho Genealogical Society;second printing.
(certificates 1-566) 162 pages

                                                 Footprints Through Idaho Vol. II
                              A Centennial Tribute to Pioneer By Their Descendants
                                                 Compiled by Bill C. Bowman
                                  Published July 1991 by The Idaho Genealogical Society
                                               (certificates 567-999) 241 pages


Footprints Through Idaho Vol. III With Cumulative Index
A Centennial Tribute to Idaho Pioneers By Their Descendants
Compild by J.R. Lockhart-Lawson and Jane Walls Golden
Published Sept 1996 by The Idaho Genealogical Society 
(certificates 1000-1799) 404 pages

                                                                        A Taste of Time
Compiled by Jeanne St. Clair
Edited by Ruby L. Ewart
Published 1990 by The Idaho Genealogical society

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Items are available for purchase through Paypal or mail. Shipping is included. Please email us if you would like to arrange a quick delivery in time for the holidays at idahogenealogy@hotmail.com

12 December 2011

A Call for IGS Volunteers for the year 2012

On April 2, 2012 the wait will end for the 1940 U.S. Federal Census.  The National Archives and Records Administration will digitally release the census. The 1940 and later censuses are not available for public use, because of a statutory 72-year restriction on access for privacy reasons. (92 Stat. 915; Public Law 95-416; October 5, 1978). [i]
Information about you or a deceased person from the 1940 or later censuses can be obtained by either filling out Form BC-600 from the Bureau of the Census Age Search Service or writing to: U.S. Census Bureau, National Processing Center, 1201 East 10th St., Jeffersonville, IN 47132.

Because the 1940 U.S. Census does not contain an Index when released April 2012, FamilySearch.org will start a 1940 Indexing Project:  https://www.familysearch.org/1940Census.  FamilySearch.org recently contacted the Idaho Genealogical Society for help in contacting people interested in this worthwhile project.  They want local people to index their own state.

If you are interested in this project, please contact President Juvanne Martin, CG; Idaho Genealogical Society, (208)-461-8866 or email: idahogenealogy@hotmail.com.

The Idaho Genealogical Society also needs help in other areas:
  • People to serve on the Board of Directors. 
  • Quarterly Magazine: Submitting stories and photos help with editing and proofreading, photo resizing; layout and design.
  • Submitting genealogical events throughout Idaho for magazine, newsletter, Facebook, and blog.  
  • Webpage:  Help add links to site, type content material into a Word Document; create a database using Microsoft Access and scan documents.

written by Juvanne Martin, CG

02 December 2011

Great Christmas Gift!

Many of you are probably aware of the Lewis County country school book, which was completed this year.  The Ilo-Vollmer Historical Society would like take this time to remind everyone that this would make a good Christmas present, especially for someone who attended one of these schools. 

Almost 200 stories about what it was like to attend one of the 36 Lewis County country schools were received from former teachers and students.  In addition to the stories, the book includes photos of the school buildings, students, and teachers, as well as lists of all known students and teachers.  The introduction contains 30 pages of general information about country schools of that era.  There is also a map showing the location of these schools.  The book is over 600 pages and includes a surname index.  It has a soft cover, is spiral bound, and is also available on a computer CD.


$25.00 plus $6.00 S/H per book, $8.00 S/H for two books.
CD $12.00 each plus $3.00 S/H
Order from
Ilo-Vollmer Historical Society
Box 61
Craigmont,Idaho 83523
Thank you and Happy Holidays!