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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.

     Nez Perce County was established February 4, 1864 by the Idaho Territorial Legislature with its county seat at Lewiston. Named for the Nez Perce Indians who already occupied the area when the white settlers arrived. Nez Perce County was previously established by the Washington Territorial Legislature in 1861. This was one of the four original Idaho counties in 1863 from which all 44 have been carved. The present boundaries of Nez Perce County were set in 1911.

     The American explorers, Lewis and Clark, first visited the area in 1805. Lewiston served as the territorial capital for twenty-two months before the capital was moved to Boise.

     The county seat is Lewiston, which is located on the confluence of the Snake and Clearwater Rivers. The county is comprised of 855 square miles.

     Towns are: Culdesac, Lapwai, Lewiston, Peck, Spalding

     Did you know? Walt Disney married Lillian Bounds in Nez Perce County? It's true! That's just one of the little known facts (or secrets...depending on your point of view) hidden in the history of Nez Perce County. Oh, I know what your thinking...but you see Lillian grew up here, and attended school in the community of Lapwai. Their marriage took place July 13, 1925 in Lewiston.