Genealogy Projects tagged with miner on the Geni Family Tree

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  • Idaho Pioneers

    Idaho Pioneers will include persons who lived in Idaho before Statehood, 3 July 1890. If you so desire, "The Idaho State Genealogical Society" issues certificates to those who can prove their descent from a Pioneer. There are 3 different certificates you can apply for: Pioneer certificates are issued to direct descendants of persons who lived in Idaho before Statehood, 3 July 1890. Applic...

  • Mining Idaho ~ The Gem State

    Gold Rush When gold in California began to peter out, miners sought gold in other places, including Colorado, Nevada, Montana … and Idaho. Idaho’s rugged mountains presented a real challenge to prospectors and travelers alike. Still, by 1860, a man named Elias Davidson Pierce asked the Nez Perce natives if he could prospect on their lands. They said no, so in true prospector tra...