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The Idaho Genealogical Society has published a collection of recipes in a cookbook titled"150 Years of Idaho Cooking", in honor of the Idaho Territorial Sesquicentennial. The book includes a number of recipes from Idaho's historical past, including interesting notes and anecdotes about the recipe or its contributor. Visit the IGS Publications page to order, or Click Here!

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The 2018 Winter Quarterly newsletter is now available in digital format. To access it, go to:
2018 Winter Quarterly
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Winter 2018 Quarterly

The Winter 2018 quarterly has been mailed out. It is available in digital format now.

Board Meetings

The Idaho Genealogical Society Board of Directors hold meetings monthly, except for December.

February meeting Postponed!! New date / time TBD.

The February meeting will start at 11:30 am on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 in the Shared Study Room at the Library! at Hillcrest, located at 5246 West Overland Road, Boise, Idaho. All members and others who have an interest are welcome to attend.

Dead Relative Collectors Meetings

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March DRCEver wonder how to take care of old historical newspapers, documents and photographs that have been handed down in your family through generations? Layce Johnson, Collection Archivist with the Idaho State Historical Society, will present “Preserving Family Personal Papers and Photographs” at the Idaho State Archives Multi-Use Room on Monday, March 11th.
The Idaho Genealogical Society is sponsoring this free event which starts at 11 am for the general public. The Preservation talk will be held in the Multi-Use Room at the Idaho State Archives, 2205 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise, Idaho. Even though the Merle W. Wells Research Center is normally closed on Mondays, the Conference Room will be open on March 11th for the preservation talk. Research Center hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11 am until 4 pm. (208)334-2620; Website:
For questions, contact Past-IGS President Juvanne Martin at 208-461-8866 or by email:

Links to Neighboring States' Genealogical Organizations

Montana State Genealogical Society Montana State Genealogical Society
Oregon Genealogical Society Oregon Genealogical Society
Utah Genealogical Association Utah Genealogical Association
Washington State Genealogical Society Washington State Genealogical Society