Idaho Counties records differ vastly from county to county in both quality and quantity. Some have already been very carefully maintained while some have been substantially misused and mistreated. A certain amount of Idaho records have simply disappeared. For genealogists carrying out research in Idaho there’s no valuable replace to have an on-site search of county courthouse records. For Definitions of all court terms see the Genealogy Encyclopedia.
Idaho Counties – There are 44 counties that exist in Idaho. Each one holds records that may include: Land, Estates, Taxes, Vital Records, Divorces, Naturalizations, Voter Registration, Court Records.
The county seat holds many county historical resources. The county recorder’s office has land records on file. Probate records can be accessed through the probate clerk. The district court clerk, meanwhile, holds court records. Some counties have vital records on file from before the time when it was mandatory to record such records. Court records, including minutes and judgments, from before the counties were formed are also available, along with some land records. The district court clerk’s office holds naturalization records, which generally start at the time when the county was founded. See also a list of links to county and county seat government run websites.