Clark County, Idaho
Clark County was established on February 1, 1919 from Fremont County.
Currently the Clark County Seat can be found in Dubois plus the county government website is http://www.clark-co.id.gov/
Areas bordering Clark County are Lemhi County, Butte County, Jefferson County, Fremont County, Beaverhead County, Montana.
Clark County includes Federal Census Schedules to guide in exploring your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are present for 1920, 1930, 1940. There are free online and printable census forms to aid with your research.
Clark County Society and Family History Resources
A list of Clark County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.
Clark County Courthouse and Government Records
Researchers often overlook the great importance of Clark 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 Clark 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.
- Clark County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 224 W Main St, Dubois, ID 83446
- Phone: (208) 374-5402
- Clark County Clerk, Auditor, Recorders Office
- Marriage Records: 1919
- Land Records: 1866
- Probate Records: 1909
- Court Records: 1890
- Idaho Office of Vital Records has copies of birth, marriage, divorce and death records. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Idaho for current fees and application process. Birth, marriage, and death records are connected with central life events.
Clark County Links
The following are links to Genealogy and family history, Records and Resources associated to Clark 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 Clark County genealogy or family history affiliated sites.
Clark Co. ID Books, Newspapers & Publications
Clark Co. ID Birth, Marriage & Death Records
Clark Co. ID Court, Probate Land and Tax Records
- Idaho Court Records Research Guide
- Clark County Records, 1884-1998 (familysearch.org) Clark County marriage affidavits, naturalization records, declarations of intention, deeds, patents, brands and marks, mining records, probate records, and estate files located at the Clark County courthouse. Time period varies by record type. Additional records will be added to this collection as they become available.
- BLM Land Records (glorecords.blm.gov)
Clark Co. ID Census Records
Clark Co. ID Cemeteries & Church Records
Clark Co. ID Family Websites, Pictures & Histories
Clark Co. ID General and History Websites
Clark Co. ID Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers
Clark Co. ID Military Records
Clark Co. ID Schools & Directories
- Idaho City Directories (search.ancestry.com) This database is a collection of city directories for various years and cities in Idaho. Generally a city directory will contain an alphabetical list of its citizens, listing the names of the heads of households, their addresses, and occupational information. Sometimes the wife's name will be listed in parentheses or italics following the husband's. Often, dates of deaths of individuals listed in the previous year's directory are listed as well as the names of partners of firms, and when possible, the forwarding addresses or post offices of people who moved to another town. In addition to the alphabetical portion, a city directory may also contain a business directory, street directory, governmental directory, and listings of town officers, schools, societies, churches, post offices, and other miscellaneous matters of general and local interest.