Written Resources
For Payette County, Idaho

Welcome to the Payette County, IDGenWeb Project




This is a list of books, microfilm, and newspapers that we hope will help you with your research

We would value any suggestions you have for this page! If you know of any other books, microfilm or other resource for Payette County please contact the   Payette County Coordinator



Books about Payette Online Books about Idaho History Newspapers Idaho State Historical Society Family History Center







Books Relating To
Payette County, Idaho






NAME OF BOOK AUTHOR DESCRIPTION DATE, NUMBER OF PAGES NOTES
All Along The River: Territorial and Pioneer Days on the Payette Nellie Ireton Mills Illustrated with maps, drawings and photographs 1963
320 pages
Written to commemorate the Idaho State Centennial
Table of Contents
Index
Any Bride Can Cook Maudie Owens Cookbook for beginners from the famous owner of Maudie Owens Cafe in Payette 1965
81 pages
Index
The Bachelor's Aid Cookbook Burt Owens Simple recipes for bachelors. Brother book to Any Bride Can Cook. 1965
89 pages
 
Becoming Somebody Don Chandler Story of Charlene Chandler and her life on a farm in New Plymouth 2010
311 pages
 
Been There, Done That Don Chandler Adventures of a Well Lived Life, including growing up on a farm in New Plymouth 2009
449 pages
 
From Our Hearts to Your Homes Heart n' Home Foundation A Collection of Recipes by Heart n' Home Foundation, Hospice & Palliative Care 2008  
The Gems of Payette County Dee Klenck History of Payette Pioneer Families 1989
248 pages
Table of Contents
Index
Idaho: The Fruitful Land George Yost &
Dick d'Easum
The story of Idaho fruit from the beginning to 1980 with a chapter on New Plymouth and Biographies of a few Fruit Growers in Payette County 1980
247 pages
Copies available from Idaho Horticultural Society
Table of Contents
Index
In The Shadow of the Squaw Written by the Junior English class of New Plymouth High School and completed, edited, and compiled by Claire Goldsmith The History and development of the New Plymouth community in Idaho as told in records, reminiscences, and pioneer stories. 1953 & 2004 Reprinted version available from A B Company Printing in New Plymouth
Table of Contents
Index
A Jewel Between Two Rivers Dee Klenck The History of Fruitland, Idaho 1990
30 pages
 
Old Schools of Canyon County, including Gem and Payette Counties Corinne Moyers Old schools in Canyon County with Gem and Idaho Counties, includes index 1988 A few copies still available from author
The Sowing and The Reaping A Western Recollection George Stewart Autobiography written by Colonel George Stewart about his childhood 1970
136 pages
Pages 67-136 cover his life in the Payette Valley from about 1906-1909
Time Marches On Dee Klenck Volume II of Gems of Payette County 1991
252 pages
Table of Contents
Index
Tumbledown Dream Castle of the Snake River Barbara J. Webb "Castle" built by Marinus Buehl Sherman in Fruitland 1986
36 pages
Copies available from the FRAME GALLERY in Payette
200 Years in the Making: Highlighting Malheur, Payette, Washington, Owyhee and Baker County history in Idaho and Oregon Augus Observer Staff and Others Articles about Malheur County and Payette County 1976 Table of Contents
Footprints Through Idaho: A Centennial Tribute to the Pioneer by Their Descendants Ruby L. Ewart Volume 1
Idaho Pedigree Charts
1989 Idaho Genealogical Society
Footprints Through Idaho: A Centennial Tribute to the Pioneer by Their Descendants Bill Bowman Volume 2
Idaho Pedigree Charts
1991 Idaho Genealogical Society
Footprints Through Idaho: A Centennial Tribute to the Pioneer by Their Descendants J.R. Lockhart-Lawson Volume 3
Idaho Pedigree Charts
1996 Idaho Genealogical Society
Who's Who for Idaho
1950-1951
Capitol Publishing Company Biographical sketches with some photos 1950
227 pages
Several thousand condensed biographies, according to the editor's preface
If you have trouble finding copies of any of these books please contact the Payette County coordinator at payettecounty@yahoo.com







Idaho History Books
Available Online


Please contact us if you have any other suggestions for books to add. Thank You!


NAME OF BOOK AUTHOR DESCRIPTION DATE, NUMBER OF PAGES LINK
Conquest of Arid America William Ellsworth Smythe Relationship Between Early American Settlers and Irrigation, including New Plymouth Colony 1905 (Revised)
360 pages
Arid America
at Google Books
Early History of Idaho W. J. McConnell Who Was Present and Cognizant of the Events Narrated 1913
420 pages
Early History
at Google Books


Early History
at archive.org
History of Idaho John Hailey   1910
400 pages
History of Idaho
at Google Books


History of Idaho
at archive.org
History of Idaho (Volume 1) Hiram T. French, M.S. A Narrative Account of Its Historical Progress, Its People and Its Principal Interests 1914
579 pages
History (Vol 1)
at Google Books


History (Vol 1)
at archive.org
History of Idaho (Volume 2) Hiram T. French, M.S. A Narrative Account of Its Historical Progress, Its People and Its Principal Interests 1914
page 585-904
History (Vol 2)
at Google Books


History (Vol 2)
at archive.org
History of Idaho (Volume 3) Hiram T. French, M.S. A Narrative Account of Its Historical Progress, Its People and Its Principal Interests 1914
page 905-1320
History (Vol 3)
at Google Books


History (Vol 3)
at archive.org
History of Idaho, The Gem of the Mountains (Volume 1) James H. Hawley   1920
895 pages
Gem (Volume 1)
at archive.org
History of Idaho, The Gem of the Mountains (Volume 2) James H. Hawley   1920
1008 pages
Gem Volume 2)
at archive.org
History of Idaho, The Gem of the Mountains (Volume 3) James H. Hawley   1920
908 pages
Gem (Volume 3)
at Google Books

Gem (Volume 3)
at archive.org
History of Idaho, The Gem of the Mountains (Volume 4) James H. Hawley   1920
594 pages
Gem (Volume 4)
at Google Books

Gem (Volume 4)
at archive.org
History of Idaho Territory Showing Its Resources and Advantages with Illustrations Wallace W. Elliott and Co. Descriptive of Its Scenery, Residences, Farms, Mines, Mills, Hotels, Business Houses, Schools, Churches, Etc. From Original Drawings 1884
305 pages
Idaho Territory
at Google Books
History of the State of Idaho C. J. Brosnan How the Geology of Country Affects its History 1918
237 pages
State of Idaho
at Google Books


State of Idaho
at archive.org
Idaho chronology, nomenclature, bibliography John E. Rees The author's desire was to compile some scattered fragments of knowledge into a more compact form 1918
125 pages
Chronology
at Google Books


Chronology
at archive.org
Idaho Yesterdays Idaho Yesterdays Peer-Reviewed articles about Idaho Since 1957 Search Their Archives and Read Online
An Illustrated History of the State of Idaho Lewis Publishing Company Containing a History of the State of Idaho from the Earliest Period of its Discovery to the Present Time, Together with Glimpses of its Auspicious Future 1899
726 pages
Illustrated
at Google Books


Illustrated
at archive.org
Irrigation Age William Ellsworth Smythe Section on New Plymouth Colony from page 76-81 March 1895 Irrigation Age
at Google Books
Laws of the Territory of Idaho, First Session Idaho Contains first laws of territory, territorial organic act, declaration of independence, the federal constitution, the pre-emption and naturalization laws, etc. 1864
718 pages
Laws of Idaho
at Google Books


Laws of Idaho
at archive.org
Sketches of the inter-mountain states: together with biographies of many prominent and progressive citizens who have helped in the development and history-making of this marvelous region, 1847-1909, Utah, Idaho, and Nevada Salt Lake Tribune Section on Idaho from page 283-314 1909
176 pages
Sketches
at archive.org
The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, Volume XXXI
History of Washington, Idaho, and Montana: 1845-1899
Hubert Howe Bancroft and Frances Fuller Victor Part of Series of History Books by Hubert Howe Bancroft 1890
pages
Hubert Bancroft
at Google Books


Hubert Bancroft
at archive.org
Vigilante days and ways: the pioneers of the Rockies; the makers and making of Montana and Idaho Nathaniel Pitt Langford Longer Version, Volumes 1 & 2 available at archives.org 1912
554 pages
Vigilante Days
at Google Books

Google Books and Open Library and Internet Archive (archive.org) have several books on early Idaho laws and history. Try a few of the Search Terms Below.

Cases argued and adjudged in the Supreme Court of the territory of Idaho Example:     Cases Argued, January Term 1866 and January and August Terms 1867
The Compiled Laws of Idaho Example:     The Compiled Laws of Idaho 1913
General Laws of the State of Idaho Example:     General Laws of the State of Idaho 1891
General School Laws of the State of Idaho Example:     General School Laws of the State of Idaho (1899)
Idaho Session Laws Example:     Idaho Session Laws 1893
Laws of the Territory of Idaho Example:     Laws of the Territory of Idaho (1879)
Penal Code of the State of Idaho Example:     Penal code of state of Idaho, 1901
Idaho Supreme Court Example:     Digest of the Decisions of the Supreme Court of Idaho: Covering All Cases, 1914








Payette County Resources Available
Through Your Local Family History Center


Family History Centers are branches of the Family History Library located in Salt Lake City, Utah. It was founded in 1894 to gather genealogical records and assist members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with their family history and genealogical research. The Family History Library is open to the general public free of charge and the staff are exceptionally helpful. It is a great place to get started or do advanced research. I highly recommend a visit.
Find your local Family History Center at familysearch.org

Your local Family History Center will be able to borrow any of these microfilms from the main Family History Library in Utah to be used at their center. They charge a small fee and usually have the microfilm within ten days.



Type of Record Title Film Number
Cemeteries Cemetery Records from New Plymouth, Payette County, Idaho
A list of all birth certificates filed in Canyon County, Idaho (1907-1911)
FHL US/CAN Film 849914
Items 5-6
Cemeteries Updated Cemetery Records, including St. Aloysius Cemetery, New Plymouth,
Payette County, Idaho

FHL US/CAN Film 1320740
Item 3
Military Records Soldier Discharge Records 1919-1928 from Payette County Court FHL US/CAN Film 1255645
Item 1
Court Records Judgment Records 1917-1930 from Idaho District Court, Payette County FHL US/CAN Film 1255644
Items 2-3
Probate Records Probate Records 1896-1925 from Payette County Probate Court
including Payette County records from Ada and Canyon Counties
FHL US/CAN Film 1255645
Item 2
Schools Old Country Schools of Canyon County: includes Gem and
Payette County School Districts
by Corinne Moyers
FHL US/CAN Film 1421994
Item 4
also available in book form
Church Records St. Aloysius Catholic Church, in New Plymouth,
record of baptisms, marriages and deaths 1914-1965
(includes communions and confirmations)
FHL US/CAN Film 2021207
Item 7
Church Records St. James Episcopal Church (Payette, Idaho) 1912-1994
Baptisms 1913-1993, Burials 1912-1994, Marriages 1913-1987
FHL US/CAN Film 2047002
Items 1-3
Church Records Holy Family Catholic Church (Payette, Idaho)
Baptisms, marriages, deaths 1930-1965 (includes communions and confirmations)
FHL US/CAN Film 2021208
Items 4-5
Church Records Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Record of Members 1940-1941.
Payette, Idaho Ward
7342
Marriage
Records
Marriage license v. 1-2 1917-1928 FHL US/CAN Film 1255643
Marriage
Records
Marriage register 1917-1944 FHL US/CAN Film 1255644
Item 1
Directories 1913 and 1915 R.L. Polk's Canyon County directory, containing cities of Fruitland, New Plymouth, Payette and others.

1916-17 R.L. Polk's Canyon, Gem, Washington and Adams County directory containing cities of New Plymouth, Fruitland, Payette, and others.

1919-20 R.L. Polk's Payette, Canyon, Gem, Washington, and Adams county directory
FHL US/CAN Film 2308615
Items 1, 2, 3, 4
Directories 1921-22 R.L. Polk's Payette, Canyon, Gem, Washington, and Adams counties, containing cities of Fruitland, New Plymouth, Payette and others

1925-26 Polk's Payette, Canyon, Gem, Washington counties, Idaho directory, containing cities of Caldwell, Cambridge, Emmett, Middleton, Midvale, Nampa, Parma, Payette, Weiser and Wilder

1930-31 Polk's Canyon, Gem, Payette and Washington County directory.
FHL US/CAN Film 2308616
Item 1, 2, 3
If you are looking for records from Payette, Fruitland, or New Plymouth from March 7, 1891 to February 28, 1917 be sure to check in Canyon County.
Here are some helpful Canyon County Records
Vital Records Canyon County Birth Register 1907-1911 FHL US/CAN Film 1255604
Item 1
Vital Records Canyon County Death Register 1907-1912 FHL US/CAN Film 1255604
Item 2
Marriage
Records
Canyon County Marriages 1907-1928 FHL US/CAN Film 1255604
Item 3
Marriage
Records
Canyon County Marriage Records v. 1 1892-1895 FHL US/CAN Film 1255605
Item 3
Marriage
Records
Canyon County Marriage License and Certificates v. 2-4 1900-1908 FHL US/CAN Film 1255605
Items 4-6
Marriage
Records
Canyon County Marriage License and Certificates v. 5-7 1908-1915 FHL US/CAN Film 1255606
Marriage
Records
Canyon County Marriage License and Certificates v. 8-10 1915-1920 FHL US/CAN Film 1255607
Ada County was established on December 22, 1864. From this date until March 7, 1891,
the area containing Payette, Fruitland, and New Plymouth were part of Ada County. If you are looking for records from the Payette, Fruitland, or New Plymouth area from March 7, 1891 to December 22, 1864 be sure to check in Ada County.



Payette County Records Available
at Idaho State Historical Society

If you are in the Boise, Idaho area be sure to stop in at the Idaho State Historical Society located at 450 North Fourth Street in Boise Idaho 83702. They have original records, the Family History Center microfilms, newspapers on microfilm (listed below), yearbooks, polk directories, oral histories, a nice photograph collection and much more. They are open Wednesday-Saturday 9-5 and closed Sunday-Tuesday and major holidays.
View their collection holdings by clicking this
Idaho State Historical Society Library and Archives link




These "original records" are the actual originals and have not been microfilmed so they are kept in a separate special archives. If you would like to see these records, be sure to call in advance to have the records brought over to the research room.
Title Dates Type of Record
Tax/Treasurer's Records 1917-1960 Original Records
Tax/Treasurer's Records 1997-1998 Original Records
Chattel Mortgages 1930-1960 Original Records
Annual Financial Reports 1920-1999 Original Records
Assessment Rolls 1917-1960 Original Records
Assessment Rolls 1968 Original Records
Highway District Number Two Records 1920-1934 Original Records
Highway District Number Two Records 1941-1942 Original Records
Drainage District Number One Records 1919-1934 Original Records
District Court Records 1893-1997 Original Records
Probate Court Records 1919-1960 Original Records
Magistrate Court Records 1900-1995 Original Records
Marriage Register 1919-1948 Original Records
Justice Docket 1918-1949 Original Records
Agricultural Census 1918 Original Records

Court Records Judgment Record
Book 1 (indexed)
1917-1923 Microfilm IHS Roll
#Payette-2
Item #2 FHC Call #1255644
Court Records Judgment Record
Book 2 (indexed)
1923-1930 Microfilm IHS Roll
#Payette-2
Item #3 FHC Call #1255644
Military Records Soldier Discharge Record
Book 1
1919-1928 Microfilm IHS Roll
#Payette-3
Item #1 FHC Call #1255645
Probate Records Probate Record
Book A
1896-1925 Microfilm IHS Roll
#Payette-3
Item #2 FHC Call #1255645
Marriage Records Marriage License
Book 1 (indexed)
1917-1922 Microfilm IHS Roll
#Payette-1
Item #1 FHC Call #1255643
Marriage Records Marriage License
Book 2 (indexed)
1922-1928 Microfilm IHS Roll
#Payette-1
Item #2 FHC Call #1255643
Marriage Records Marriage Register
Book 1 (indexed)
1917-1944 Microfilm IHS Roll
#Payette-2
Item #1 FHC Call #1255644
Birth Records Canyon County Birth Register
(indexed)
1907-1911 Microfilm IHS Roll
#Canyon-1
Item #1 FHC Call #1255604
Death Records Canyon County Death Register
(indexed)
1907-1912 Microfilm IHS Roll
#Canyon-1
Item #2 FHC Call #1255604






Payette County Newspapers
Available through InterLibrary Loan







NEWSPAPER PERIOD OF CIRCULATION CITY INTERLIBRARY LOAN
Independent Enterprise January 02, 1937 - Present Payette Yes
New Plymouth News January 21, 2004 - October 24, 2006 New Plymouth newplymouthnews.com
Payette Independent June 04, 1891 - December 31, 1936 Payette Yes
New Plymouth Outlook January 22, 1904 - April 06, 1906   New Plymouth   Yes
Payette Enterprise September 02, 1909 - December 26, 1935 Payette Yes
New Plymouth Sentinel February 03, 1910 - May 06, 1926 New Plymouth Yes
Fruitland Tidings
(Plughoff & Bliss, Publishers)
Unknown
(Listed in 1912-1913 Business Directory)
Fruitland No
Fruitland Banner March 27, 1914 - March 15, 1934 Fruitland Yes
Western Recorder March 17, 1925 - July 01, 1925 Payette Yes
Payette Valley Sentinel May 13, 1926 - January 01, 1970 New Plymouth Yes
New Plymouth Red Apple February 09, 1972 - June 26, 1991 New Plymouth Yes
Three Rivers Chronicle
November 16, 1995 - December 12, 1996 Payette Yes


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