Franklin County, Idaho

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Franklin County

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Franklin County was formed on the 30 Jan 1913 from Oneida.  The county seat is Preston, Idaho. 

If you would like to donate family information or local photographs or would like to help put some of Franklin county records online or help volunteer to do lookups for Franklin County.
please contact us 

We would like to thank Jason Mendenhall and all of the previous coordinators for doing a great job with this Franklin County GenWeb site.


This county is available for adoption. If you are interested in becoming the County Coordinator for

Franklin County

or any other Idaho county. Contact the .

Or visit our "Volunteer" page for detailed information on how to become a County Coordinator.

My Name is Randy and I will be the Temporary Franklin County Coordinator until it is adopted.
If you have questions about the web site please let me know. so that I can help make your visit as successful as possible.

Contact Temporary County Coordinator

Franklin County Research Area

Newspapers Information    Cemetery Records
First Families. In Franklin, ID.    Photo Gallery  
Census information    Family File Cabinet

 Idaho Death Index Search 1911 - 1956

   WW1 Civilian Draft Registration (1917-18) Records under Military
Western Marriage Index (Franklin 01 Mar 1876 - 21 Nov 1940 )    Idaho State and Territorial Penitentiary Inmate Files 1864 - 1975 Index
Index to Declaration of Intention (1913 - 1928)    Mother's Pension Application Index (1913-1930)


Histories & Historical Events

Franklin County Towns

Battle Creek

Mink Creek


Clifton Preston









Histories & Historical Events


Franklin County History Early history of Franklin before 1860. "The "Old Fort" at Franklin, Idaho
Bear River Massacre  Other Franklin County Idaho Histories

Franklin County Message Boards 


Franklin County Mailing List

Idaho Genweb Archives

Personal Genealogy Pages with a Franklin County Idaho Connection

  •   Gill Family Webpage covers four families ... GILL, GOODSELL, KERN, and GERBER. The Gill family came to       Weston in 1857. The Goodsells came up from Newton in Cache Valley later on. The Kerns and Gerbers lived around Preston. 

  •   The George Swainston and Mary Groom Family Organization The Swainston family were early residents of Whitney and they still have a number of family members living in the Preston/Whitney area.

  •   The Mendenhall Family The Mendenhall family was one of the founding families to settle Franklin Idaho. 

  •   The Parkinson Family The Parkinson Family was one of the founding families to settle Franklin Idaho.

  •   Preston Idaho Photo's (1940's - 50's) This site is photos of the Preston area. The wayback machine has a copy of this old site, if your family is listed maybe you can find the owner.

If you have a Franklin County connection on your personal genealogy homepage and would like to be added to this section, please e-mail the URL to us Contact Temporary County Coordinator


Map - Rand McNalley 1924

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Neighbouring counties

Bear Lake
Cache (UT)

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