OTHER GENEALOGY RESOURCES
Owyhee County, Idaho
Societies and Family History Resources ∣ County Courthouse and Government Records ∣ County Genealogy Links
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 http://www.owyheecounty.net
Areas bordering Owyhee County are Canyon County, Ada County, Elmore County, Twin Falls County, Elko 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 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
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.
- Idaho State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Owyhee County Historical Society, 17085 Basey St, PO Box 67, Murphy, ID 83650; PH (208) 495-2319
- Owyhee County, Idaho Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com)
- Owyhee County, Idaho Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
- USGenWeb Archives for Owyhee County (usgwarchives.net)
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 Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 31 W Wyoming Ave, Homedale, ID 83628
- Phone: (208) 495-2421
- Owyhee County Clerk, Auditor, Recorders Office
- Marriage Records: 1876
- Land Records: 1865
- Probate Records: 1864
- Court Records: 1873
- 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.
- Ordering Vital Records – You can also order Order Electronically Online or You can download an application for Idaho Birth, Marriage, Divorce and Death Certificates Applications to mail.
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
- Idaho Newspapers Books & Publications Research Guide
- Idaho historical newspaper archives online (newspapers.com)
- Historical Newspapers from Idaho (1864–1922) (genealogybank.com)
- Owyhee County, Idaho Books (amazon.com)
- Search Idaho Obituaries (1985 to current) (genealogybank.com)
- Idaho, Obituaries, 2007 (familysearch.org) Digital images of originals collected and housed by the Idaho Falls Regional Family History Center. Obituaries are from various Idaho newspapers printed in 2007. This collection has multiple arrangements: by Idaho city or town, mixed cities and name, and by out of state deaths of Idaho natives.
- Owyhee County Genealogy Books (books.google.com)
Owyhee Co. ID Birth, Marriage & Death Records
- See Also Statewide Birth, Marriage, Divorce and Death Certificates in Idaho
- Idaho Vital Records Research Guide
- Idaho Death Records 1911-1960 (archives.com) Idaho Department of Health and Welfare
- Idaho Divorce Records 1947-1960 (archives.com) Idaho Department of Health and Welfare
- Idaho Marriage Records 1947-1960 (archives.com) Idaho Department of Health and Welfare
- Social Security Death Index (search.ancestry.com)
Owyhee Co. ID Court, Probate Land and Tax Records
- Idaho Court Records Research Guide
- BLM Land Records (glorecords.blm.gov)
Owyhee Co. ID Census Records
- See Also Statewide Census Records and Links for Idaho
- Owyhee County, ID Census Records Links
- Owyhee County, ID Census QuickFacts
Owyhee Co. ID Cemeteries & Church Records
- Idaho Cemetery Research Guide
- Owyhee Co., Idaho Graves (findagrave.com)
- Utah and Idaho cemetery records (search.ancestry.com)
- Owyhee County Tombstone Transcription Project (usgwtombstones.org)
- Owyhee Co., Idaho Cemeteries (Internment.net)
- Topographic Cemetery List and Map for Owyhee County, Idaho
- Owyhee Co., Idaho Cemetery Books (amazon.com)
- Idaho Church & Bible Research Guide
- Topographic Church List and Map for Owyhee County, Idaho
- Owyhee County, Idaho Church Books (amazon.com)
Owyhee Co. ID Family Websites, Pictures & Histories
- Idaho Family Group Sheet Project (fgs-project.com)
Owyhee Co. ID General and History Websites
- See Also State History for Idaho
- Owyhee County, Idaho Wikipedia (wikipedia.org)
- Owyhee County, Idaho Wiki (familysearch.org)
- Owyhee Co. ID Genealogy (kindredtrails.com)
- Family History Library (familysearch.org)
- Owyhee County, Idaho (linkpendium.com)
- Cyndi’s List – United States – Idaho – Counties – Owyhee (cyndislist.com)
- Owyhee County Idaho (genealogytrails.com)
- Owyhee Co. IDGenweb (idgenweb.org)
- Owyhee County Genealogy Queries (cousinconnect.com)
- Owyhee Co. Data Collections (search.ancestry.com)
Owyhee Co. ID Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers
- See Also Map of Idaho Links and Information
- 1895 Owyhee County Map (livgenmi.com)
Owyhee Co. ID Military Records
- Idaho Military Records Research Guide
- Idaho Military Records (fold3.com) will provide easy access to military records, stories, photos, and personal documents belonging to the Idaho men and women who served. Great for Owyhee County genealogists, researchers, historians and more.
Owyhee 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.