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Canyon County, Idaho

Canyon County was established on March 7, 1891 from Ada County. The county name is disputed, either a canyon of the Boise River near Caldwell or a canyon of the Snake River which forms part of the county’s boundary.

Currently the Canyon County Seat can be found in Caldwell plus the county government website is

Areas bordering Canyon County are Payette CountyGem CountyAda CountyOwyhee CountyMalheur County, Oregon.

Canyon County includes Federal Census Schedules to guide in exploring your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are present for 19001910192019301940. There are free online and printable census forms to aid with your research.

Canyon County Society and Family History Resources

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

Canyon County Courthouse and Government Records

Researchers often overlook the great importance of Canyon 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 Canyon 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.

Canyon County Links

The following are links to Genealogy and family history, Records and Resources associated to Canyon 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 Canyon County genealogy or family history affiliated sites.

Canyon Co. ID Books, Newspapers & Publications

Canyon Co. ID Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Canyon Co. ID Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Canyon Co. ID Census Records

Canyon Co. ID Cemeteries & Church Records

Canyon Co. ID Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Canyon Co. ID General and History Websites

Canyon Co. ID Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Canyon Co. ID Military Records

Canyon Co. ID Schools & Directories