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The Winter 2019 Quarterly newsletter is now available in digital format. To access it, go to:
2019 Winter Quarterly
A list of research helps for Idaho genealogy is found on the Idaho Links page. Here is a direct link to
Idaho Research Resources
Another useful list of research helps is found on our blog Online Resources on IGS Blog.
Online Version of the Cumulative Index of Footprints
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Shoshone County Resources
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Oasis Bordello Museum in Historic Wallace, Idaho
The Oasis Bordello, built in 1895 as a hotel and saloon, was an operating bordello until 1988 when the ladies of the evening made a hasty departure, leaving everything behind. Take a tasteful tour of the premises and learn about the history of this unusual museum. Located at 605 Cedar Street in Wallace, ID.
Wallace District Mining Museum. The Silver Valley is the richest silver mining region in the world. In just one hundred twenty years, over 1.1 BILLION ounces of silver have been produced from mines in this valley. The museum captures the impact of mining history with artifacts and exhibits depicting the hardships, toils and home life of the period. An exhibit of photographs and commissioned paintings helps bring the reality of those early days to light.

Captain John Mullan Museum
Dedicated to the history of Mullan, the museum is housed inside the old Liberty Theater. Visitors will find historical photographs, household furnishings, old newspapers, mining relics, vintage memorabilia and other items related to the early history of Mullan, Idaho. Located at 229 Earle Street in Mullan, ID.

"An Illustrated History of North Idaho." Western Historical Publishing Co., 1903 (no author). The book covers the
history of and events in the towns, and early settlers of Nez Perces [sic}, Idaho, Latah, Kootenai, and Shoshone counties of Idaho from 1903 and previous. There are some pictures of early settlers.
THIS BOOK IS NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE - it can be freely downloaded from the Internet Archives project.

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