Gem County, Idaho Genealogy Guide

Gem County, Idaho (Map It) was created on March 15, 1915 from Boise County and Canyon County. Gem County was named for the State nickname of "Gem State.". Learn More About State of Idaho History

Gem County is bordered by Adams County (north), Valley County (northeast), Boise County (east), Ada County (south), Canyon County (southwest), Payette County (west), Washington County (northwest).

Gem County Cities and Towns include Emmett.

Gem County, Idaho Courthouse Records

Gem County, Idaho Courthouse
Gem County, ID Courthouse

The Gem County Courthouse is located in Emmett, 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 Gem 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.

  • Gem County Clerk, Auditor, Recorders Office has Marriage Records from 1915, Land Records from 1870, Probate Records from 1896  and Court Records from 1865 . 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.

Gem County, Idaho Census Records

  • Learn More: State of Idaho Census Records
  • U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1920, 1930, 1940
  • U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: None
  • Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: None
  • Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: None
  • Union Veterans Schedules: None

Gem County, Idaho Vital Records

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