Source Information

Ancestry.com. Idaho, Birth Index, 1861-1917, Stillbirth Index, 1905-1967 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013.
Original data: Idaho. Department of Health and Welfare. State Birth Index. Idaho Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics, Boise, Idaho.

About Idaho, Birth Index, 1861-1917, Stillbirth Index, 1905-1967

In Idaho, registration of births wasn’t required until 1907, though some births were recorded at a local level. In July 1911 the state Bureau of Vital Records assumed responsibility for maintaining records from all over the state.

This collection is an index to live and stillborn Idaho births beginning in 1861. The number of records available will increase as dates get later. Details recorded in this index can include:

  • name
  • certificate year and number
  • city and county of birth
  • date and time of birth
  • father’s name, age, and birthplace
  • mother’s name, age, and birthplace

For information on obtaining copies of the entire record, see the Idaho State Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics website. Some privacy restrictions may apply.