Research Library

The Museum of North Idaho has a large repository of historic books, manuscripts, ephemera, and printed materials on local history in North Idaho, including city directories, school annuals, phone books, a state census index for 1910, abstracts and indexes of marriage records, school censuses, teacher certificates, cemetery listings, homestead patents, probate records etc. for Kootenai County, and limited newspapers.

The research library collection holds reference books, photograph archives, and oral histories, including audio tapes about labor history in the lumbering industry.

The library is open to researchers Monday - Friday from 10am - 5pm. An appointment must be made in advance to access the library. Please email or call 208-664-3448 to schedule an appointment.


Digital Research Resources

Idaho Resources

Local Newspapers

Local Cemetery Records

University of Idaho Archives

City of Coeur d'Alene Public Records

Kootenai County Recorders Records

Idaho State Historical Society

Idaho Ghost Towns

Idaho Genealogical Society

Idaho State Library

USGenWeb Archives


General Resources

National Archives

Library of Congress

Ellis Island Passenger List

Find a Grave





Other Resources

Kootenai County Genealogical Society

Shoshone County Public Records

Rathdrum Historical Society

Post Falls Museum

Spirit Lake Historical Society

Wallace District Mining Museum

Barnard Stockbridge Museum