Saturday, July 24, 2010

County Resources

Idaho's county resources can be found in the county seat. Land records are filed at the county recorder's office, probate records with the probate clerk, and court records with the district clerk of the court. A survey of the counties indicates that some hold vital records before the date of mandatory recording, and land records and court records, including judgments, minutes, and miscellaneous records, are available previous to county formation. Naturalizations generally begin at the year of formation of the county and are held by the clerk of the district court. The website "Access Idaho" at provides links to Idaho's county websites. The Idaho State Historical Society library also holds microfilms of most of these records. Other large collections on microfilm are at the Family History Library.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Cyndi's List

Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet ( is a free, categorized and cross-referenced index to genealogical resources on the Internet. The site is 14 years old and contains more than 280,000 links to genealogical sites. Be sure and visit this site and you will be amazed at the resources that are available to us as family historians. Cyndi also keeps a blog of random thoughts, advice and tips at

Sunday, July 4, 2010

FamilySearch News

Twenty-nine new collections were updated or added last week at -- with 26 million names and 1.5 million digital images! The international collections continue to expand, with exciting new additions for Costa Rica, France, Hungary, Mexico and Spain. In addition, nine indexes were added to the U.S. 1910 Federal Census collection -- that means it is 37 percent complete. This project is moving along quickly. There are now 428 collections from original source records available online. Search all of these great collections at