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Libraries, Archives
& Repositories

Plummer Public Library
800 D street
P.O. Box 309
Phone: (208) 686-1812

St Maries Public Library
822 W College Avenue
St Maries, Idaho
Phone: (208) 245-3732

Tensed-Desmet Community Library
315 C Street
Tensed, Idaho 83870
Phone: (208) 274-2922

Benewah County
Idaho Archives

Benewah County Courthouse
701 College Avenue
St Maries, ID 83861
Phone: (208) 245-3241
[Records dating back to 1915 are available to the public with the exception of adoption and mental commitment records.]

Benewah County Idaho Genealogy Archives
On online dababase of free genealogy records
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Family History Centers
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Family History Center
St. Maries Idaho
South 23rd Street
St. Maries, Idaho
Phone: (208) 245-2224

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Historical & Genealogical

Historical & Genealogical Societies are a great resource for local genealogical records and history of the area.

Kootenai County Genealogical Society
Hayden, Idaho
[Benewah County was formerly part of Kootenai County. Kootenai County adjoins Benewah County at its northern border]

Latah County
Historical Society

327 East Second Street
Moscow ID 83843
Phone: (208) 882-1004
[Latah County adjoins Benewah County at its southern border]

Shoshone Genealogical and Historical Society
Box 182
Kellogg, ID 83837
Attn: Oradell B. Triplett
[Shoshone County adjoins Benewah County at its eastern border] 1900.

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Benewah County
Idaho Genealogy & Family History Resources

Cities, Towns, Villages & Communities:
Alder Creek, Benewah, Chatcolet, DeSmet, Emida, Fernwood, Parkline, Plummer, Renfrew, Sanders, Santa, St. Maries, Tensed

Coeur d' Alene Tribe & Indian Reservation
Benewah County is home to the Coeur d' Alene Tribe and the
Coeur d' Alene Indian Reservation. Tribal headquarters are located
in Plummer, Idaho.

Established: January 23, 1915 (34th County)
Parent County: Kootenai
County Seat: St. Maries

Adjacent Counties (Idaho): Kootenai, Shoshone, Latah
Adjacent Counties (Washington): Spokane, Whitman

Name Origin: Benewah County was named after a chief of the Coeur d' Alene Tribe.

  Birth, Death, Marriage, & Divorce Records

  Census Records
  Voter Records

  Tax Records

  Cemeteries & Burial Records
  Newspaper Articles
  • Benewah County Idaho Newspaper Articles
    Library of Congress ~ Chronicling America Collection
  • St Maries Gazette Record
    610 Main Avenue
    St. Maries, ID 83861
    Phone: (208) 245-4538
  • Newspapers on Microfilm at:
    University of Idaho Library
    P.O. Box 442350
    Moscow, Idaho 83844-2350
    Telephone: (208) 885-6584
    • St. Maries Courier - March 12, 1901-March 28, 1905
    • St. Maries Gazette - March 30, 1906-June 2, 1918
    • St. Maries Gazette Record - June 4, 1918 to Present
  • Read Historic Newspapers Online
    Read history as it was happening in more than 16 million pages from over 1000 different newspapers across the US, U.K. and Canada dating back to the 1700's. ~ Ancestry.com
  Immigration & Naturalization Records
  Military Records
  Land Records
  Maps & Gazatteers
  Church & Bible Records
  • See Ethnic Resources Below for Indian Catholic Resources
  Court, Wills & Probate Records

  City & Farm Directories
  • Search City & Farm Directories
    Searchable indexes; database results and some digitized images available with fee-based subscription
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  Genealogy & Family History Resources
  Biographies & Personal Histories
  • Bamsel Rambo's Documentation
    Benewah County Idaho GenWeb Project
    [Includes: Mining claim index, death certificate, cemetery record and homestead certificate]
  Correspondence & Diaries

  School Records, Yearbooks & Alumni Lists
  Occupational & Employment Records
  Institutional Records (Prisons, Hospitals, Etc.)

  Ethnic Genealogy Resources
  History & Culture
  Historical Photographs & Postcards
  Museums & Historical Places
  Miscellaneous Resources

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