Do you have ancestors’ from the state of Idaho? Explore the reconstructed Idaho census from 1890. This index was created by the volunteers and staff of the Idaho State Archives to assist researchers seeking information on those residing in Idaho in 1890 as the original federal 1890 census was destroyed by fire.
Each record includes a transcript of the original record. The details revealed in each transcript will vary depending on the original source material. Below are some of the facts you may discover about your ancestor:
The United States Census of 1890 was taken on June 2, 1890 however a fire in 1921 destroyed most of the 1890 US Federal Census.
This index was created by the volunteers and staff of the Idaho State Archives to assist researchers seeking information on those residing in Idaho in 1890.
Using federal, state and local government records, local newspapers and nationally distributed genealogical publications, they have attempted to identify as many people as possible who resided in Idaho from 1885 to 1894.
Records from Ada, Alturas, Bannock, Bear Lake, Boise, Cassia, Custer, Elmore, Idaho, Latah, Logan, Nez Perce, Oneida, Owyhee, Shoshone and Washington counties have been indexed using births, marriages, deaths, wills, land and tax records, court records, mining and water rights, naturalisations and citizenship. Also includes information from Boise city directories, Boise County money orders and our Century Farms records.
Begin your search broadly with just a name.
If needed, you can narrow your search results by adding additional search criteria such as a place or source.
Try different name combinations if you are having difficulty locating your ancestor’s entry. Occasionally, the first name was not recorded or a first name was recorded as an initial only. Try searching with only a last name.