Genealogy: Idaho, Library and society resource list

Idaho, Library and society resource listBy Barry J. Ewell

As this article was being researched it became very clear that links to genealogy and historical societies, libraries, and archives are scattered throughout the web.  None of the resources are complete, yet all must reviewed to make sure you have not overlooked a possible source.  Many of the resources are compiled on lists of varying names while others are buried on page 50 of Google search. Rather than give you a few links and say “Go Fish” I chose to research and compile links to online state resources in the following categories:

  1. State-wide Resources
  2. University Archives and Collections
  3. Public Library and Community Resources and Archives
  4. Historical Society and Special Interest Resources and Archives
  5. Finding State Digital Resources and Collections
  6. Digital Library Collections
  7. Historical and Genealogical Society Online Web Pages

While I have sought to provide you a detailed compilation, I know that I have missed some resources.  If you don’t find you seek, I suggest you contact the library or society nearest your place of interest and see if they can help you locate resources that may not be not be online but can be contacted via other means.

**Important note about links:  The links that are presented below represent what was available during the research of this article.  If the link you seek is broken, simple copy the name of the library, society, archive, etc. and paste it into the Google search engine and you will be lead to the new link or copy and paste the name of institution in Google and find the URL.

State-wide Resources (4)

  1. Idaho Genealogical Society:  http://www.idahogenealogy.org/
  2. Idaho State Historical Society:  http://www.idahohistory.net/
  3. Idaho State Historical Society Library & Archives:  http://www.idahohistory.net/library_archives.html
  4. Idaho State Library:  http://www.lili.org/

University Archives and Collections (5)

  1. Boise State University:   http://library.boisestate.edu/Special/
  2. Brigham Young University Idaho:   http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/spchome.htm
  3. Idaho State University:   http://www.isu.edu/library/special/
  4. University of Idaho. International Jazz Collections:   http://www.ijc.uidaho.edu/
  5. University of Idaho. Special Collections and Archives:   http://www.lib.uidaho.edu/special-collections

Public Library and Community Resources and Archives (4)

  1. Coeur d’Alene–Coeur d’Alene Public Library:  http://www.cdalibrary.org/
  2. Ketchum–Community Library, Ketchum:   http://www.thecommunitylibrary.org/regionalhistory/
  3. Lewiston City–Lewiston City Library:   http://www.cityoflewiston.org/library/genealogy.htm
  4. Twinfalls–Twin Falls Public Library. Bisbee Photograph Collection:   http://www.twinfallspubliclibrary.org/photo.html

Historical Society and Special Interest Resources and Archives (1)

  1. Latah County Historical Society:   http://users.moscow.com/lchs/resources.html

Finding State Digital Resources and Collections (1)

  1. LiLI – Libraries Linking Idaho:  http://www.lili.org/portal/

This site includes online Databases providing access to full-text articles from magazines, professional journals, newspapers, and reference books free to all Idaho residents. It also includes an online Catalog and resources for librarians.

Digital Library Collections (1)

  1. Digital Atlas of Idaho:    http://imnh.isu.edu/digitalatlas/