IDGenWeb Project, a Part of the USGenweb Project


The IDGenWeb Project is a genealogical and historical collection from the state of Idaho and its counties. The state and each county site are provided by volunteers, who are committed to dedicate and to promote free genealogical and historical resources from its respective localities and its state's rich ancestral history. Come and browse our state site to find what's available in each of our county's sites that may or may not be readily available to our patrons online. Welcome!

Idaho's Mysteries

McConnel Family Idaho's Mysteries, the home of where unsolved mystery of events, incidents, photographs, or family stories can be hosted, and perhaps, solved. If you have any mystery to unsolve, and would like some answers, then this is the place to host those kinds of mysteries. It has to be of Idaho origin to be unsolved.

To learn more on how to add your own mysterious items on IDGenWeb Project, contact the . We would love to feature your unsolved mystery here. Thank you for your patrons. Visit again to read about our next Idaho's Mysteries.

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1883 Idaho Map Idaho Maps are an invaluable part of family history research, especially if you live far from where your ancestor lived. Because Idaho political boundaries often change, historic maps are critical in helping you discover the precise location of your ancestor's hometown, what land they owned, who their neighbors were, and more. The Idaho State and County Formation Map begins in 1848 when it was a part of the northwest territory, and then follows through by year until the last county formation was created in February 1919. Idaho Territory was offically organized on March 4, 1863 with only one county formed, Owyhee county. Over the next 27 years, approximately 19 counties had been created before Idaho became the 43rd state on July 3, 1890.

This link will be located in our Idaho Maps & Places, under "County Formation Maps".

Updated: February 27, 2013

The best inheritance a parent can give his children is a few minutes of his time each day.
Orlando A. Battista

About the IDGenWeb Project

The USGenWeb ProjectOne of the newer states, Idaho has a short but interesting history that includes mountain men, many American Indian tribes, mining, cattlemen and sheepherders, outlaws and law abiding pioneers, and a broad spectrum of immigrants from all over the world. Idaho, also, has about the most diverse topography of all the states, including high mountain ranges, forests, probably more running water than any other state, lakes, lava fields, deserts, and lush farmlands.

It was originally a part of the Oregon Territory. Idaho became a territory in 1863 (which included at the time most of Montana and Wyoming) and then became a state in 1890. There are currently 44 counties, in which it includes portions of four different Indian reservations.

Each county have a volunteer coordinator or host or hostess, with an associated website. We would love to hear from you if you find our resources useful, if you would like to volunteer to become a county coordinator, if you have problems to report or suggestions to make, and especially if you have some information you would like to contribute to our effort.

Our ancestors ... possessed a right, which nature has given to all men, of departing from the country in which chance, not choice has placed them.
Thomas Jefferson

Featured County: Minidoka County

Main street, Paul, Idaho Minidoka County was created January 28, 1913 from the parent county of Lincoln. According to the County Government site, it was named after the only settlement in the area, a railroad siding. Included land area is 762 square miles. In the 1880's it was part of Cassia County. The county seat is Rupert. It consists of the small farming communities of Acequia, Heyburn, Minidoka, Paul, and Rupert. Adjoining counties include: Blaine, Lincoln, Jerome and Cassia.

Our county coodinator is Christine Storey.

My ancestors didn't come over on the Mayflower, but they were there to meet the boat.
Will Rogers

About the GenWeb Project

The USGenWeb ProjectThe USGenWeb Project, a group of volunteers working together to provide Internet websites for genealogical research in every county and every state of the United States. The Project is non-commercial and fully committed to free access for everyone. To learn more about the GenWeb Project

The WorldGenWeb ProjectThe WorldGenWeb Project was created in an effort to answer the growing needs of genealogists world-wide who were trying to research their ancestors online. Their goal is to have every country in the world represented by an online website.

Genealogy. An account of one's descent from an ancestor who did not particularly care to trace his own.
Ambrose Bierce

Genealogy Research Techniques

Find Records and Information about Records: Our web site contains answers to many of the preliminary research-related questions you might have.

  • To find copies of Federal records on our web site and/or information about the records and their historical context, you will have to look in several places.
  • Some sources listed below are databases while others are online guides, publications, and exhibits. ... (to read more ... [CLICK HERE].

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Volunteers are not paid not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless.
Author Unknown

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State Coordinator & Assistant State Coordinators

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