My name is Sandra Davis and as your Kootenai
County host I try to post as much data online as possible in order to
make it freely available to all. We gratefully accept contributions of
raw data such as census information, obituaries,
marriage/birth/death records, county histories, biographies, old
newspaper items - anything that would help someone build their family
tree!! Feel free to email me with your
contributions - every little bit helps someone.
Kootenai County was established December 22,
1864 by the Second
Territorial Legislature with Seneaquoteen, a trading post below Lake
Pend Oreille, as the county seat. Rathdrum replaced Seneaquoteen as
county seat in 1881 and Coeur d'Alene replaced Rathdrum in 1908. Named
for the Kutenai Indians who inhabited the area when the white man
arrived. The word "Kootenai" is derived from the Kutenai word meaning
"water people.". Kootenai
County has a rich history, both in Native American and white settlers.
Some of the Native American tribes of the area were the Kutenai and
Coeur d'Alene. The Cataldo Mission and Fort Sherman
are a part of Kootenai County's history. Cataldo Mission is the oldest
standing building in Idaho. The main
industries of the area were once logging and mining.
Updates: September 2014
Obituaries: Obituaries for Joe L. JAMES and Emily NEWHOUSE.
Newspaper Data: News article re: surnames LANE, GRAHAM and MARSHALL.
Military: Vietnam War Casualties have been added.
Obituaries: Obituary for "Captain" John FREDERICK submitted by Jim Dezotell.
Military: News: News article regarding "Captain" John FREDERICK submitted by Jim Dezotell.
Census: The 1870 U.S. Federal Census is now complete with the addition of the Third District.
Marriages: Marriage Notices: Marriage notice for Ada Walton submitted by Jim Dezotell.
Marriages: Marriage Licenses: W. Frank HERNDON and Gertrude A. SULLIVAN.
Obituaries: Obituary for PHILIP McMANAMIN has been added.
Newspaper Data: Three news stories have been added. March 2013
Military: Korean War Casualties have been added. September 2012
Death Records: Death Notices: Notices for Mrs. Gus JACKSON, Mrs. Louis
ELLERT, Major J. I. BARNES, Charles BRENNER and W. D. REINHART have
News Data: News stories regarding the surnames IHLE, QUARLES, McCREA, HART, LARSON, CHAMBARD and HANDY have been added.
Census: The 1930 U.S. Federal Census for Bayview Precinct and Bellgrove Precinct District 5 have been added.
REGRET THAT WE ARE UNABLE TO DO PERSONAL RESEARCH FOR YOU.
ALL DATA IS ADDED TO THIS SITE AS WE COME ACROSS IT, SO IF IT IS NOT
HERE, WE DON'T
HAVE ACCESS TO IT.
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.
Another wonderful source
of genealogical information for researchers are cemetery headstones.
provide key data such as dates of birth, marriage information and dates
of death. To
submit headstone information click here.
We're looking for folks who share our dedication to putting data online
and are interested in helping this project
be successful. If you are
interested in joining our group, view our Volunteer Page for further information and then contact Nancy.
Check your attics!
Dust off your family bibles and scrapbooks!
We're looking for DATA for this site!!!
If you are interested in adding your families' information to this
website, please send me an email.
be happy to help with your families' obituaries, news
items and other historical data, find a home here at Shoshone County
Trails, where it will remain free for all to view.