Shoshone County, Idaho Genealogy Guide
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Shoshone County is bordered by Bonner County (north), Kootenai County (west), Benewah County (west), Latah County (southwest), Clearwater County (south), Mineral County, Montana (east), Sanders County, Montana (east).
Shoshone County Cities and Towns include Kellogg, Mullan, Osburn, Pinehurst, Smelterville, Wallace, Wardner.
Shoshone County, Idaho Courthouse Records
Shoshone 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 Shoshone 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.
- Shoshone County Clerk, Auditor, Recorders Office has Marriage Records from 1875, Land Records from 1871, Probate Records from 1871 and Court Records from 1866. 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.
Shoshone County, Idaho Census Records
- Learn More: State of Idaho Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1870 and 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Shoshone 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 or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth, Marriage, Divorce and Death Certificates Applications.
Shoshone County, Idaho Resources
- Shoshone County Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 183, Kellogg ID 83837
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