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Census Records

The area now known as Canyon County was part of Boise County in 1863 when Idaho Territory was created. When Ada County was formed in 1864, it included Canyon County. When Canyon County was formed in 1891 it included southern Gem County and Payette County. Gem County was split off in 1915 and Payette County was split off in 1917.

1870 Ada Co. census
1880 & 1900 census at ISU
1870 non-population census
1880 non-population census
Census Finder

Homestead Records

Canyon County contains 603 square miles, 98% of which is in private ownership.

Government Land Office records: Patents (homesteads, cash sale and livestock) & maps -
Homestead Records or new GLO site

Marriage Records

BYUI Western States Marriage Index

Death Records

Death Records 1911-1951 at archives
Canyon County Headstone Photos, Obits and Contributed Information by Idaho Family Scanners
Find A Grave
SS Death Index
VA Gravesite Locator
Idaho Obituary Links Legacy Obituary Finder
Idaho Press Tribune - Obituaries
Boise Public Library - Obituary Index

Other Research Aids & Projects

Cyndi's List
Family Group Sheet Project
Family Search includes 1880 census transcription, extracted marriage records, submitted family sheets, new wiki
GenForum messageboards
Rootsweb Resources:   Idaho
We Relate wiki
Civil War Records
Canyon County Vital Records
Surname Helper
Canyon County resources at Kindred Trails
BYU Idaho, Special Collections
Guide to Adoption, Birth, Death, Divorce, and Marriage Information at State Historical Society
Idaho Vital Records Information
Idaho Military Records Guide at Rootsweb

Geography and map links

Boise River on 19th Century Maps at Boise State University, online exhibits

1895 Atlas
Idaho State University Digital Atlas
Idaho Geological Survey
USGS index of Geographic Names
Idaho Digital Map Library at US GenWeb Archives

First there were trappers

Fur trappers were in the area as early as 1818 and Fort Boise was originally a Hudson Bay Fort -
Alexander Ross' Journal, 1824
John Work's Journal, 1830-31

Oregon Trail

The Oregon Trail in Idaho
ISU Trail Archives (includes journals)
OT at National Park Service
Oregon-California Trail Assoc.
Covered Wagon History

Civilian Conservation Corps

There were five camps in Canyon County
Idaho PTV transcript

other links

Canyon County Historical Society
Census Quick Facts
Canyon County - Idaho Government
Canyon County Idaho Court Records Directory
Canyon County at
Idaho Post Offices
Idaho State Historical Society
Idaho Historic Markers
College of Idaho Archives
Idaho Meanderings: Steunenberg, Trial of the Century, Labor, Legal, Political History
US GenNet, Idaho History and Genealogy

IDGenWeb home
USGenWeb home

The IDGenWeb Project is a genealogical and resource collection for the state of Idaho and its counties. The state and counties has many volunteers who are dedicated to promoting free genealogical and research resources from the state's rich ancestral history.

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