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My name is Sandra Davis and as your Kootenai County host I try to post as much data online as possible in order to make it freely available to all. We gratefully accept contributions of raw data such as census information, obituaries, marriage/birth/death records,  county histories, biographies, old newspaper items - anything that would help someone build their family tree!! Feel free to email me with your contributions - every little bit helps someone.


Kootenai County was established December 22, 1864 by the Second Territorial Legislature with Seneaquoteen, a trading post below Lake Pend Oreille, as the county seat. Rathdrum replaced Seneaquoteen as county seat in 1881 and Coeur d'Alene replaced Rathdrum in 1908. Named for the Kutenai Indians who inhabited the area when the white man arrived. The word "Kootenai" is derived from the Kutenai word meaning "water people.".  Kootenai County has a rich history, both in Native American and white settlers. Some of the Native American tribes of the area were the Kutenai and Coeur d'Alene. The Cataldo Mission and Fort  Sherman are a part of Kootenai County's history. Cataldo Mission is the oldest standing building in Idaho. The main industries of the area were once logging and mining.


Coeur d'Alene Lake


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County Records

Mining

School Records

Wills/Probate Records

Website Updates:
October 2013
Census: The 1870 U.S. Federal Census is now complete with the addition of the Third District.
Marriages: Marriage Notices: Marriage notice for Ada Walton submitted by Jim Dezotell.
Marriages: Marriage Licenses: W. Frank HERNDON and Gertrude A. SULLIVAN.
Obituaries: Obituary for PHILIP McMANAMIN has been added.
Newspaper Data: Three news stories have been added.
March 2013
Military: Korean War Casualties have been added.

September 2012
Death Records: Death Notices: Notices for Mrs. Gus JACKSON, Mrs. Louis ELLERT, Major J. I. BARNES, Charles BRENNER and W. D. REINHART have been added.
News Data: News stories regarding the surnames IHLE, QUARLES, McCREA, HART, LARSON, CHAMBARD and HANDY have been added.
Census: The 1930 U.S. Federal Census for Bayview Precinct and Bellgrove Precinct District 5 have been added.


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Obituaries

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