Research Links


The area now known as Adams County was first part of Boise County (1863). Aams County was created in 1911 from Washington County (which had been created from Boise County in 1879).
1864 county boundaries
1880 & 1900 census at ISU
1870 & 1880 non-population census
1940 census at searchable index and page images
1940 census page images at National Archives
1940 enumeration district maps - Once there select the "State", and go to "County" and then click on "Get ED Map Images" for entire county
Census Finder

Homestead Records

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

Marriage Records

BYUI Western States Marriage Index

Death Records

Valley County obituaries includes many from Adams County; Heikkila Funeral Chapel, McCall - includes obituaries
Death Records Index 1911 - 1951 (US GenWeb Archives)
Boise County newspaper death notices (Adams Co. was originally part of Boise Co.)
Find A Grave
SS Death Index
VA Gravesite Locator
Legacy Obituary Finder

Other Aids & Projects

Rootsweb messageboard
Rootsweb Resources:   Idaho
Family Group Sheet Project
Family Search includes 1880 census transcription, extracted marriage records, submitted family sheets, new wiki
GenForum messageboards
Cousin Connect
Cyndi's List
We Relate wiki
Civil War Records
currency converter at

Geography, Geology and Map Links

1895 Atlas
Idaho State University Digital Atlas
Idaho Geological Survey
USGS index of Geographic Names
Idaho Department of Lands, Gem Guide

Oregon Trail

The Goodale North Oregon Trail variant passed through Adams County -
"Goodale North" Oregon Trail Variant
ISU Trail Archives (includes journals)
OT at National Park Service
Oregon-California Trail Assoc.

Civilian Conservation Corps

There were five camps in Adams County
Idaho PTV transcript
CCC Legacy

other links

Council Valley Museum including newspaper abstracts from 1877 to 1950
Census Quick Facts
Gem County - Idaho Government
Idaho Post Offices
Idaho State Historical Society
ITD Historic Markers
Payette National Forest
Hells Canyon Nat'l Recreation area

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