Idaho Family History Societies

This section lists the state-wide association Idaho Genealogical Society.  It then lists the county associations in Booner and Kootenai giving details about each association and what resources and publications they offer.

Statewide Societies

County Societies

Statewide and Regional Societies

Idaho Genealogical Society

The association was established in 1958. 

The aims of the Society are to become the first stop for people researching their Idaho ancestry, to preserve archives relating to the state to safeguard them for present and future generations and to help people who are researching their family history and genealogy.

They also offer Pioneer Certificates, Early Settlers Certificates and Oregon Trail Certificates.  Further information is available on the site.  

Many publications are available for sale, which include:

  • 1910 Index to Idaho Federal Census
  • Footprints through Idaho (Pioneers in the state on or before 3 July 1890)
  • Milleman Newspaper Clipping Scrapbook 1865-1905 with Annotated Index

The site has numerous links to other websites that may prove useful when conducting genealogical research.  These links include a Genealogy Guide, which also lists many archives available including Census Returns and Vital Records.


County and other Societies

Bonner County Genealogical Society

The association was established in 1979. Its aim is to promote and encourage the study of genealogy.  They have donated many resources to the Family History Centre in Sandpoint, which include Census Information, Vital Statistics, Genealogical Dictionaries and Area Histories.

Some members of the Society are able to look at local archives, which include:

  • Cemeteries
  • Naturalisation
  • Births 1907-1911
  • Marriages 1907-1947
  • Land records

No death or passport records are available for the area. 

If you wish to look at earlier documents, please contact Kootenai County Genealogical Society as Booner was once part of this county.


Kootenai County Genealogical Society

The aims of the association are to promote and encourage the study of genealogy, to preserve historical data and to give members help with their research.

The site includes a list of their extensive resources that are accessible in Hayden Library.  These incorporate:

  • Birth and Death Records 1907-1911
  • Cemetery Records
  • Census Returns
  • Civil Index 1882-1970
  • Common School Diplomas 1900-1925
  • Deeds 1881-1900
  • Funeral Home Records

Archives available at the library also include:

  • Jury Index 1882-1921
  • Local Histories
  • Marriages 1881-1948
  • Military Discharges 1865-1989
  • Mother's Pension Records 1913-1935
  • Newspapers
  • Obituary Indexes

In addition, resources held in the library include:

  • Passenger and Immigration Lists
  • Probate Index 1884-1970
  • School Yearbooks
  • Spokane City Directories
  • Spokane Co. History Books
  • Spokane Co. Marriages
  • Wills, Estates and Guardianships 1884-1925

Some resources relate to England and Wales.

The association is also able to conduct research for people unable to visit the Hayden Library.  They do make a charge to people taking advantage of this service.


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