Enter a first and/or last name to search Idaho death records. This website was created to provide genealogists with access to the Idaho death records from a single place. Additional information on how to obtain Idaho death certificates is available below.
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Death records contain information about a person's death, including the date of death, place of death, sometimes the names of the mother and father, and even the physician who attended the death. Death certificates issued by state and local governments will often include the place of residence, and the mother's maiden name.
This webpage gives you access to all of the online databases containing Idaho death records, Idaho death ceritificates, Idaho death notices, Idaho death indexes, and other related Idaho genealogy records.
Death records have long been used to help with genealogy research. They are considered to be "primary source" records, because the information is recorded by an eye witness, at the time the death takes place. The Internet has allowed people to store death records into various online archives. This has brought access to online death records much more easier for genealogy researchers.
Newspapers frequently publish notices of deaths, and in addition to death certificates, are a popular source of research by genealogists.
On this page you will find the most comprehensive databases containing death records of Idaho. We also suggest searching for "Idaho death records" using Google.com, which will yield all such databases.
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How to Obtain Idaho Death Certificates
The registration of births and deaths on the county level in Idaho was not required until 1907. Prior to that time, the only birth and death records were kept by churches, midwives, mortuaries, and physicians. The law governing the registration of births and deaths was changed in 1911, at which time the county recorder was relieved of this responsibility. After 1911 all births and deaths were registered directly with the state. Early marriages were fragmentary at best. Ricks College in Rexburg has an index to all pre-1900 marriages recorded in Idaho. For births and deaths from 1911 and marriage records from 1947, write:
State of Idaho Department of Health and Welfare
For prior records, contact the clerk of the county in question.
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