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Owyhee County, Idaho

Owyhee County was established on December 31, 1863 as an Original County.

Currently the Owyhee County Seat can be found in Murphy plus the county government website is

Areas bordering Owyhee County are Canyon CountyAda CountyElmore CountyTwin Falls CountyElko County, Nevada, Humboldt County, Nevada, Malheur County, Oregon.

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

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

Owyhee County Society and Family History Resources

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

Owyhee County Courthouse and Government Records

Researchers often overlook the great importance of Owyhee 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 Owyhee 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.

Owyhee County Links

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

Owyhee Co. ID Books, Newspapers & Publications

Owyhee Co. ID Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Owyhee Co. ID Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Owyhee Co. ID Census Records

Owyhee Co. ID Cemeteries & Church Records

Owyhee Co. ID Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Owyhee Co. ID General and History Websites

Owyhee Co. ID Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Owyhee Co. ID Military Records

Owyhee Co. ID Schools & Directories