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IDGenWeb Project

In March and April, 1996, a group of genealogists organized the Kentucky Comprehensive Genealogy Database. The idea was to provide a single entry point for all counties in Kentucky, where collected databases would be stored. In addition, the databases would be indexed and cross-linked, so that even if an individual were found in more than one county, they could be located in the index. At the same time, volunteers were found who were willing to coordinate the collection of databases and generally oversee the contents of the web page.

The Idaho GenWeb Project is an extension of the KY GenWeb Project.


Benewah County was established January 23, 1915 from part of Kootenai County. It was named for a Coeur d'Alene Indian chief. Some settlement began after the completion of the Mullan Road in 1860, but most settlers came to the area after the discovery of gold near St Maries in 1880.

Benewah Co. covers 787 square miles and had a population of 9,171 in 2000

The county seat is at St Maries.

County Clerk
  County Courthouse
  St Maries, ID 83861-1886
  Phone: (208) 245-3212
  Fax: (208) 245-3046

Other towns include:
     Plummer / Santa / Fernwood / Tensed / Sanders / Chatcolet / DeSmet / Emida