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Bear Lake County, Idaho

Bear Lake County was established on January 5, 1875 from Oneida County.

Currently the Bear Lake County Seat can be found in Paris plus the county government website is

Areas bordering Bear Lake County are Caribou CountyLincoln County, Wyoming, Rich County, Utah, Franklin County.

Bear Lake County includes Federal Census Schedules to guide in exploring your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are present for 1880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

Bear Lake Co. Mortality Schedules can be acquired for 1880. Bear Lake Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules is available for 1880. Bear Lake Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be acquired for 1890. There are free online and printable census forms to aid with your research.

Bear Lake County Society and Family History Resources

A list of Bear Lake County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.

Bear Lake County Courthouse and Government Records

Researchers often overlook the great importance of Bear Lake County court, probate, and land documents as a source of ancestry and genealogy information. Hidden away in Idaho courthouses and archives everywhere are the hopes and dreams and worries of the many Idaho citizens. The chances are great that your potential ancestors have left a in-depth record of at least some aspects of their lives in the Bear Lake County court records. Even if your forefathers is not brought up in a Court case, consider all of the other methods which could have lead to him or her appearing in court records.

Bear Lake County Links

The following are links to Genealogy and family history, Records and Resources associated to Bear Lake County. Most of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business oriented Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a payment. This is merely a collection which has been collected or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site over another. Feel free to present your own most liked Bear Lake County genealogy or family history affiliated sites.

Bear Lake Co. ID Books, Newspapers & Publications

Bear Lake Co. ID Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Bear Lake Co. ID Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Bear Lake Co. ID Census Records

Bear Lake Co. ID Cemeteries & Church Records

Bear Lake Co. ID Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Bear Lake Co. ID General and History Websites

Bear Lake Co. ID Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Bear Lake Co. ID Military Records

Bear Lake Co. ID Schools & Directories