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Kootenai County, Idaho

Kootenai County was established on December 22, 1864 from Nez Perce County.

Currently the Kootenai County Seat can be found in Coeur d’Alene plus the county government website is

Areas bordering Kootenai County are Bonner CountyShoshone CountyBenewah CountySpokane County, Washington.

Kootenai County includes Federal Census Schedules to guide in exploring your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are present for 18701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

Kootenai Co. Mortality Schedules can be acquired for 1870 and 1880. Kootenai Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules is available for 1870 and 1880. Kootenai Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be acquired for 1890. There are free online and printable census forms to aid with your research.

Kootenai County Society and Family History Resources

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

Kootenai County Courthouse and Government Records

Researchers often overlook the great importance of Kootenai 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 Kootenai 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.

Kootenai County Links

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

Kootenai Co. ID Books, Newspapers & Publications

Kootenai Co. ID Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Kootenai Co. ID Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Kootenai Co. ID Census Records

Kootenai Co. ID Cemeteries & Church Records

Kootenai Co. ID Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Kootenai Co. ID General and History Websites

Kootenai Co. ID Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Kootenai Co. ID Military Records

Kootenai Co. ID Schools & Directories