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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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Pioneer Certificates
Pioneer certificates are issued to direct descendants of persons who lived in Idaho before Statehood, 3 July 1890.  Applicants must prove direct descent from a person who was in Idaho Territory prior to statehood.  The ancestor need not have been born here; they need not have stayed here but applicants must prove they were once here. Click image below for full size view of the certificate. This link will open a new window.