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Benewah County, Idaho

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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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benewah.jpg Benewah 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. benewahcths.jpg
Benewah County Courthouse
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!

I regret that I am unable to do personal research.

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Website Updates:
March 2016
Military: Korean War Casualties for Benewah County have been added.
Obituaries: Walter C. Briggs.
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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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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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