History and Genealogy
Gem County, Idaho
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Named for the state nickname, "Gem State," the county was established
on March 15, 1915, partitioned from Canyon County and Boise County. Fur
trappers were in the area as early as 1818, and Alexander Ross explored
Squaw Creek in 1824. Prospectors and miners moved through the county in
1862 in route to the gold rush in the Boise Basin around Idaho City,
and by the next year irrigation began along the Payette River. The
Black Canyon diversion dam on the river was built in the early 1920s,
east of Emmett. The county seat and largest city is Emmett.
Military: Korean War Casualties for Gem County have been added.
Obituaries: J. F. Basye and Hattie W. Bilderback.
Submit Cemetery Information
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
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their family roots. Please consider contributing any obituary
information that you may have by submitting them here
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as possible in order to make it freely available to all researchers. We
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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
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