Valley County, IDGenWeb Project

Valley Co. topo map
Reading List
Sharon McConnel, County Coordinator

Research Links


Valley Co. was created in 1917 from the southern portion of Idaho County and the northern portion of Boise County, search by precinct. (see Idaho census Maps)
Searchable Indexes at State Historical Society, includes 1870 & 1880 non-population census, re-constructed 1890 census, etc
1880 & 1900 census at ISU
1890 Census Reconstructed
1910 census, Roosevelt precinct
1920 Census
1930 High Valley & Roseberry precincts
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" and you will get the entire county
Census Finder

Marriage Records

BYUI Western States Marriage Index
extensive marriage records at US GenWeb Archives, Valley County

Homestead Records

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

Death Records

Cemetery index (on site)
Obituary Index (on site)
Idaho US GenWeb Archives, Valley County scanned obituary images and Transcribed Obituaries
Idaho Death Index 1911-1956 at Idaho US GenWeb Archives, statewide records
Boise County newspaper death notices (the south portion of Valley Co. was originally part of Boise Co.)
Find A Grave
SS Death Index
VA Gravesite Locator
Virtual Wall, Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Legacy Obituary Finder

Civilian Conservation Corps

There were twenty camps in Valley County
Idaho PTV transcript
CCC Legacy

Other Aids & Projects

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

Geography, geology and map links

1895 Atlas
Historic topo maps
Idaho State University Digital Atlas
Idaho Geological Survey
USGS index of Geographic Names


Thunder Mountain Line

100 Years Valley County and the City of Cascade, centennial magazine

other Off-site links

Founding of McCall, by Frank Rowland (off-site)
McCall Public Library Collection
What was life like in the early days of Valley County?, Rosemary Hoff
West Central Mountains/America's Best Communities
Valley County government
Idaho Government - Valley County
Census Quick Facts
Idaho State Historical Society  ::   Idaho State Historical Society Reference Series, includes articles on Stibnite, Roosevelt and Thunder Mountain
Idaho Post Offices
Bureau of Reclamation - Cascade Dam
Bureau of Reclamation - Deadwood Dam
Boise National Forest
Payette National Forest
Library of Congress American Memory, "Built in America collection" includes old Forest Service Landmark guard station
Council Valley Museum includes newspaper abstracts from 1877 to 1950
Pictures of Cascade
United States Zip Codes

USGenWeb Archives

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