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Lewiston Morning Tribune


A Guide to Genealogy Including numerous resources
Genealogy Resources Online - Web site locations and tips toward mapping a Family Tree.
Find Your Family: Helpful Tips for Genealogical Research

Military Historian RESEARCHER: Luke Sprague, M.A. provides written historical investigations about the military --

LOCAL HISTORICAL LINKS:   Northwest Digital Archives provides access to descriptions of primary sources in the Northwestern United States, including correspondence, diaries, or photographs. Digital reproductions of primary sources are available in some cases.

Latah County Oral History Collection -Digital Initiatives - University of Idaho Library -  Twin Rivers Genealogy Society Twin Rivers Genealogy Society
serving Lewiston ID, Clarkson, WA and surrounding areas

Idaho State Historical Society

The Idaho State Historical Society is an agency of state government and is the repository of last resort for state records. We will be happy to look for records of your ancestor’s property at our Merle Wells State Archives facility, in Boise.

Idaho-specific databases available:

Idaho Death Index, 1911-1956:

Western States Historical Marriages Index:

Eastern Idaho Death Index:
Idaho Biographical Index (IBI) (incomplete):

1870 and 1880 Federal Census of Idaho

 Special Schedules Index (includes Agricultural Schedules of farms and ranches):
1890 Reconstructed Census of Idaho (extensive, but incomplete):

Civil War Veterans in Idaho Index

Idaho Mothers Pension Index (incomplete):

Idaho Newspapers Catalog:

Idaho County Records on Microfilm Catalog:

Guide to Idaho Adoption, Birth, Marriage, Divorce, and Death Records:

We (Idaho State Historical Society) can provide copies of most of the records indexed in these databases. If we do not own the records, we can tell you who does. Please keep in mind that the same records may be available on microfilm from the Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, as well--via your local LDS family history center.

A list of local family history centers nationwide is available at

To discover what microfilmed records the Family History Library (SLC) owns, please see their online catalog at

Additionally, the Idaho State Historical Society operates the Idaho State Archives, the state repository for original territorial, state, county and city records of enduring value. These include civil, criminal, death, land, marriage, tax, state penitentiary, wills and estate records, among many other record types, many of them existing only in their original, paper form and never microfilmed.

Finally, the Idaho State Archives Research Library owns the most complete set of local newspapers from around the state and from throughout its history (all on microfilm).

If any or all of these records types looks helpful, or if we may be of any additional service whatsoever, please call or visit us at 208.334.2682, 2205 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise, or

Early Logging in North Central Idaho:
A photo documentation connected especially to the Potlatch Company extensively collected and compiled by Tia Pomponio: Site location has changed and will soon be available.
Log Drive Down the Clearwater |
Forest History Society : Photo Galleries
Clearwater Log Drives 8:57 min. video - YouTube

White Spring Ranch: The John And Mary Lorang White Spring Ranch, Genesee, Idaho, is a National Historical Site. It is the only Historical Ranch in Latah County on the Register and represents the pioneers of the Idaho Palouse.

"School Bells & Ink Wells"

publication contains almost 200 stories about what it was like to attend one of the 36 Lewis County country schools 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 6, Craigmont, Idaho 83523. Contact: 208-924-5498


The Project finds, documents, interprets and preserves pre-radio era (written before 1923) songs related to people, places and events of early Idaho and adjacent areas. Additional website details and audio track examples for each project:

IDAHO GENEALOGY LINKS: Read what you can at that site, then click on Downloads. They're now hosted on another site, but go ahead and follow the link and then you can register and download the files. (It's free.) One has only 1800-1840 census data but it has the instructions; the other has the 1790-1840 census data sheets. has made changes--now Fold3

Free Mormon (LDS) Genealogy Records by Ancestor Search
22 Idaho Newspapers Now Online- GenealogyBank
Online Family Network - Connecting Families Online The “OnlineFamilyNetwork” website has been established to give Family History researchers a complete one-stop website within which to conduct your research and to network with one another.

If you have an Idahoan ancestor that left a legacy in Idaho and you would like to share it with others contact the IDGenWeb Project State Coordinator at - 17,000 biographies in 122 counties in 10 states free and searchable by surname

Bibles and other Precious Book Repairer:

Web Site: GBBookMan.BIZ
Questions?: 920/265-5966 or toll free 844-I-FIX-BOOKS

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