Bonner County was
established in 1907 and is one of 44 counties in the
state. About 36,000 people live within our borders. The
population has been growing steadily and has averaged 7
to 8 percent growth per year in the past five years.
Many of the people who relocate here are seeking a
better quality of life and easier access to the
recreational opportunities our area offers. Business
owners, in particular, find it favorable to relocate or
start up here because of the availability of commercial
land, relatively low taxes and an available labor force.
The County Courthouse is always a good place to begin
your visit to Bonner County:
Bonner County Courthouse
215 1st Avenue
Sandpoint, ID 83864
Bonner County Genealogy Society
Bonner County Historical Society Museum
611 Ella St.
Sandpoint, ID 83864
State of Idaho Resources
Idaho Center for Vital Statistics
450 W. State St., 1st Floor
PO Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720
Fax: (208) 389-9096
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)
Heirloom Birth Certificates are no longer offered.
Ancestry.com Idaho State Database
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$13.00 Since July 1911
For records from 1907 to 1911, write to County Recorder
in county where event occurred.
Marriage and Divorce
Since May 1947
Earlier records are with County Recorder in county where
marriage license was issued or divorce was granted. Fees
Western States Marriage Records Index On-line
marriage records 1915-1937, total 1,234 records. Over
the past decade, the Rexburg, Idaho Family History
Center has been extracting pre-1930 marriage information
from Idaho counties. Better than 99% of those entries
are included in this file. Also, many pre-1930 marriages
records from nearly every county in Arizona and Nevada
are here; plus selected counties for California, Eastern
Oregon, Eastern Washington, South Western Wyoming and
State of Idaho Death Index This is a database
created by the State of Idaho that contains all deaths
that occurred in Idaho from1911 through 1951 and were
filed with the Bureau of Health Policy and Vital
Statistics in Boise.
Japanese Immigrants to the United States 1887-1924
Walter Mason Camp Collection Western life, Indians and
George Edward Anderson Collection Many portrait
pictures, with names
William Henry Jackson Western life, landscape of the
western US and Mexico
Charles Roscoe Savage Landscape of Western United States