Bear Lake County, Idaho Genealogy Guide

Bear Lake County, Idaho (Map It) was created on January 5, 1875 from Oneida County. Bear Lake County was named for the Bear Lake on the Utah/Idaho border. Learn More About State of Idaho History

Bear Lake County is bordered by Caribou County (north), Lincoln County, Wyoming (east), Rich County, Utah (south), Franklin County (west).

Bear Lake County Cities and Towns include Bloomington, Georgetown, Montpelier, Paris, St. Charles.

Bear Lake County, Idaho Courthouse Records

Bear Lake County, Idaho Courthouse
Bear Lake County, ID Courthouse

The Bear Lake County Courthouse is located in Paris, Idaho. Learn More About State of Idaho Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.

The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Bear Lake county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered.

  • Bear Lake County Clerk, Auditor, Recorders Office has Marriage Records from 1875, Land Records from 1875, Probate Records from 1875 and Court Records from 1875. The Recorder is responsible to keep records of all documents recorded in Adams County. Additionally, the Recorder’s office provides marriage licenses, processes passports and records land documents, including plat maps, surveys, easements, assertions of right-of-way, and some types of liens.

Bear Lake County, Idaho Census Records

Bear Lake County, Idaho Vital Records

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