The new kid on the block, FootNote is known for digitizing historical
documents... many of which are genealogical gems. With naturalizations,
city directories, war records, newspapers, town records, etc... this new
kid is quickly being recognized as an alternative to Ancestry.
While we know our northern friends may not feel it, in the South, Spring is
here. So we thought we'd share a few of our gardening sites appropriate
for this time of the year. Along with gardening, there's grilling, and getting
ready to diet so that you can fit back into that bathing suit this summer!
as their name suggests, are connected with central life
events: birth, marriage, and death. Maintained by civil
authorities, they are prime sources of genealogical
information; but, unfortunately, official vital records are
available only for relatively recent periods. These records,
despite their recent creation in the United States, are
critically important in genealogical research, often
supplying details on family members well back into the
The Source: A Guidebook of American Genealogy,
by Loretto Szucs and Sandra Luebking.Idaho Center for Vital Statistics 450 W. State St., 1st Floor
PO Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720
Fax: (208) 389-9096
Make personal check or money order payable to
Idaho Vital Statistics. Idaho requires a copy of a picture ID, or copies
of two forms of ID that
have your signature such as a cancelled check and social security card.
For $10.00 extra you can fax the request and pay by credit card.
There is an additional $5 for Special Handling. Their hours are 8-5 pm
Mountain time (M-F) except Holidays. Heirloom Birth Certificates are no