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Ada County, Idaho

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Ada County was created by the Idaho Territorial Legislature on December 22, 1864. It is named for Ada Riggs, the first pioneer child born in the area and the daughter of H.C. Riggs, a co-founder of Boise. Boise became the capital of Idaho in 1865. Canyon County was partitioned from western Ada County in the early 1890s.
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Website Updates:
October 2015
Obituaries: Melvin Earl Morris, Wm. B. Morris, Horatio L. Jones, Christian Scholl, Addie Alice Stephens and Maude Pettit.
News: Crime: Surnames Ridgely, Kurtz, Patterson and Pinkham.
News: Community: Surnames Waddingham, Lemmons and O'Neal.
News: Miscellaneous: Negroes for Idaho.
News: Death Notices: Dr. Talbot.
News: Marriage Notices: Harvey John Strode and Luella Mabel Garrett.
News: Divorce Notices: Alex Hamlin and Emma Hamlin; Charles F. Nelson and Florence Nelson.
Cemeteries: Morris Hill Cemetery: Burial for Christian Scholl.
Cemeteries: Meridian Cemetery: Burial for Addie Alice Stephens.

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A wonderful source of genealogical information that is very useful are cemetery headstones. They provide key data such as dates of birth, marriage information and dates of death. To submit headstone information please click here.

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Obituaries are one of the most important tools used by researchers in tracing their family roots. Please consider contributing any obituary information that you may have by submitting them here and filling out the transmittal form.
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As your Idaho State Coordinator, I try to post as much source data online as possible in order to make it freely available to all researchers. We gratefully accept contributions of raw data such as  marriage/birth/death records, obituaries, county histories, biographies, old newspaper items, census information, - anything that would help someone build their family tree! Feel free to email me, Sandra Davis, with your contributions - every little bit helps someone!
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