We have tried to provide a comprehensive listing of Government, State and local offices that may be of help in your research in Kootenai County. The county was organized in 1864 out of Nez Perce County, but was not organized until 1881. The County Clerk has birth and death records from 1907 to 1912, marriage, divorce, probate and civil court records from 1881. The recorder maintains all land records since county inception. Marriage licenses were not required in Idaho until 11 March 1895.

Kootenai County CourthouseKootenai County Recorder, 451 Government Way, Coeur d’ Alene ID 83814
The County Clerk has birth and death records from 1907 to 1912, marriage, divorce, probate and civil court records from 1881. The recorder maintains all land records since county inception. Marriage licenses were not required in Idaho until 11 March 1895.
Idaho Department of Health and WelfareIdaho Bureau of Vital Statistics, P.O. Box 83720, Boise, ID 83720-0036
The Idaho Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics maintains birth and death records filed from July 1911 to the present, and marriage and divorce records filed from May 1947 to the present. Some counties may have older birth, death, marriage, or divorce records in their files, but county files contain only records of vital events that occurred in that county.
Idaho Digital ArchivesOriginally a part of Oregon Territory and then of Washington Territory, Idaho became a territory itself on March 4, 1863. Only eighteen years later, a group of early settlers organized the Historical Society of Idaho Pioneers. They wished to preserve their own history, and they wanted their descendants and future residents of Idaho to understand how this place had come to be.
Idaho USGenWeb ArchivesThe Idaho Archives is a free web site! It’s built upon 100% volunteered endeavor. If you have anything to contribute to the Idaho Archives, read our “Submission Information” for further information. As of January 2011, the Idaho Archives holds 685Mb of Idaho historical and genealogical data and works, consisting of more than 22,300 digital files.
Idaho Historical SocietyOn July 3, 1890, Idaho achieved statehood. Seventeen years later, the Ninth Legislature established the Idaho State Historical Society as a state agency. Its home for nearly fifty years was in a basement room in the Capitol.
Idaho Genealogical SocietyAll members of Idaho Genealogical Society and persons interested in their family history are welcome to attend. The Idaho Genealogical Society meets 11 months out of the year. December is our holiday month. Meetings are held at noon on the 3rd Saturday of the month at the Idaho Archives located at 2205 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise, Idaho 83712-8250.
Idaho Indian Tribes ProjectListings of the Indian Tribes past and present in Idaho
Special Collections & Family HistoryThis is the home for Western States Marriage Index, Manuscript Collections, Oral History Interviews, Upper Snake River Valley Histories and much more.
Coeur d’Alene Public Library702 E. Front Avenue, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814 ~ Heritage Quest Online with Library Card
Hayden Branch Library
Post Falls Public Library
Spokane Public Library Genealogy