History and Genealogy
Benewah County, Idaho
Dedicated to Free Genealogy
Welcome to Benewah County Genealogy Trails
This website is part of the Genealogy
Trails History Group and our goal is to help you track your ancestors through
time by transcribing genealogical and historical data and placing it
online for the free use of all researchers.
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desire to transcribe data and the know-how to make a basic webpage is
County was established January 23, 1915, by an act of the state
legislature from the southern part of Kootenai County and was named for
a Coeur d'Alene Indian chief. The county seat is located at St. Maries,
Idaho. Some settlement began after completion of the Mullan Road in
1860, but most settlers came to the area after the discovery of gold
near St. Maries in 1880.
St. Maries, Idaho
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 census information, marriage/birth/death records,
obituaries, county histories, biographies, old newspaper items -
anything that would help someone build their family tree! Feel free to email me, Sandra Davis, with
your contributions - every little bit helps someone!
regret that I am unable to do personal research.
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.
Please include your
email address should we have any questions.
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
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