The more than 40,000 records in this index each include a transcript for births and baptisms occurring in the state of Idaho. While the information for each person varies, Idaho births & baptisms, 1856-1965 usually provides:
Idaho births & baptisms, 1856-1965 provides vital biographical details about your family members from the first settlers of Idaho up through the 20th century. Idaho ordered counties to register births after 1911, but some counties and even individuals began recording this information much earlier.
Explore these records and uncover new facts to include in your family history and allow you to expand your research. You could also find out more information about your family in our other collections or in local Idaho newspapers.
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These record sets use batch and film numbers to indicate the source of the information.
Film numbers refer to materials found at the Family History Library. These individual microfilms often contain copies of original records from courthouses, churches and other repositories. To learn more about a specific film number, you can search the Family History Library Catalog on the FamilySearch website (see useful links).
Batch numbers refer to a set of records extracted from microfilms. Batches might be separated by a specific type of record (births, baptisms, marriages, burials, etc.) and multiple film numbers could be included in a single batch number.
Findmypast displays a “People with the same last name on this source” function in order to help locate related records in the same film and/or batch. This function can also reveal the records for family members included in the same original source. For some records, this will uncover additional entries for the same individual but with slightly different information.
If you are having difficulty finding your ancestor, try searching for their parents’ names. Many records also include the names of the mother and father.
Be flexible with the year range. Births and baptisms were not always reported right away, so if your search is unsuccessful, steadily extend the year range.
If you are having trouble locating the records for someone, you can expand your search by clicking the “name variants” box in the search bar. This will return records with similar names, including possible alternate spellings or the use of initials or middle names.
Search our collections of Idaho newspapers either before or after looking through the birth records. The information you learn in newspapers will further enrich what you find in these records.