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Lewis County, Idaho (Map It) was created on March 3, 1911 from Nez Perce County. Lewis County was named in honor of Meriwether Lewis (1774-1809), a leader of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Learn More About State of Idaho History
Lewis County Cities and Towns include Craigmont, Kamiah, Nezperce, Reubens, Winchester.
Lewis County, Idaho Courthouse Records
Lewis County, ID Courthouse
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 Lewis 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.
- Lewis County Clerk, Auditor, Recorders Office has Marriage Records from 1911, Land Records from 1868, Probate Records from 1911 and Court Records from 1883 . 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.
Lewis 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
Lewis County, Idaho Vital Records
- Learn More: State of Idaho Vital Records
- Birth and Death Records: from July 1911 to present.
- Marriage and Divorce Records: from May 1947 to present.
- Locations: Idaho Office of Vital Statistics, 450 W. State St., 1st Floor, Boise, ID 83720; (208) 334-5988
- Vital Records Online: USAVital, VitalChek or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth, Marriage, Divorce and Death Certificates Applications.
Lewis County, Idaho Resources
- Kamiah Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 322, Kamiah ID 83536
- Lewis County Historical Society, Po Box 373, Kamiah, ID 83536
- Nez Perce Historical Society, P.O. Box 86, Nez Perce ID 83542
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