Idaho County "NEWS" 1886-1903


River & Prairie "NEWS" 1904-1913

Compiled by Carol Anglen


Statistics and more from Idaho County in two books!!


Reading old Grangeville newspapers from June 1886 through 1903, a search for vital statistics was made by the compiler. In 1995 the collected items, which included lists, homesteads and preemptions, GAR members, Pioneer Association members, jury lists, and delinquent tax lists, were printed in a book titled Idaho County Newspaper Items, 1886-1903. It was printed in a very limited quantity and sold to historians, libraries, museums, and genealogists, with a briefer electronic version online at which is available by subscription only.  In 2004 this book was reprinted with a facelift and a new name:  Idaho County "NEWS" 1886-1903.


Later another search was made for newspaper items of births, deaths and marriages beginning where the first left off and covering the years 1904 through 1913.  This search resulted in the book entitled

River & Prairie "NEWS" 1904-1913.


In all, these two books cover 27 years of vital records and other items of interest to genealogists and historians.  So, whether your ancestors lived near the rivers of Idaho County or on the prairies - you just may find them in these books!!!


These two books have been out of print for some time

but once again are available.


To order, or for more information, please contact:


The Ilo-Vollmer Historical Society

Box 61

Craigmont, ID 83523

208-924-5474 or


Each volume is $20.00, plus $5.00 shipping and handling,

or $40.00 for two books, plus $5.00 s/h for both.

Please specify if you would like to have your books bound with plastic comb binding, or if you would prefer loose pages so you may bind your own.



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