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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Iowa]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Carroll County'''  
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Guide to '''Carroll County, Iowa ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.<br>
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{{Click|Image:IA_ORP.png|Iowa Online Genealogy Records}} {{Infobox U.S. County  
 
| county = Carroll County  
 
| county = Carroll County  
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| state = Iowa
 
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| founded date = January 15
 
| founded date = January 15
 
| seat = Carroll
 
| seat = Carroll
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| building address = Carroll County Courthouse<br>114 E. 6th St.<br>Carroll, Iowa 51401<br> Phone:(712) 792-4327 <br>[http://www.co.carroll.ia.us/ '''Carroll County Website'''] }}
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| building address = Carroll County Courthouse<br>114 E. 6th St.<br>Carroll, Iowa 51401<br> Phone:(712) 792-4327 <br>[http://www.co.carroll.ia.us/ '''Carroll County Website'''] }}
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=== County Information  ===
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==== Carroll County, Iowa Record Dates  ====
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 225-231. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992</ref></center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Carroll County, Iowa Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Carroll County, Iowa Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Carroll County, Iowa Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Carroll County, Iowa Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Carroll County, Iowa Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Carroll County, Iowa Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1880
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1855
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1880
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1855
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.co.carroll.ia.us/ Carroll County]  
 
[http://www.co.carroll.ia.us/ Carroll County]  
  
== History  ==
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=== History  ===
  
[[Image:Charles Carroll.JPG|thumb|right|250px|Charles Carroll.JPG]]  
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[[Image:Charles Carroll.JPG|thumb|right|150px|Charles Carroll.JPG]]  
  
 
The county is named after [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Carroll_of_Carrollton Charles Carroll] (1737-1832), a signer of the Declaration of Independence.<ref>Charles Carroll of Carrollton, Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Carroll_of_Carrollton.</ref>  
 
The county is named after [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Carroll_of_Carrollton Charles Carroll] (1737-1832), a signer of the Declaration of Independence.<ref>Charles Carroll of Carrollton, Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Carroll_of_Carrollton.</ref>  
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1851--'''Carroll County was created 15 January 1851&nbsp;from&nbsp;[[Pottawattamie County, Iowa|Pottawattamie]] County. It was attached to Shelby and Guthrie Counties prior to organization 17 August 1855.&nbsp; '''County seat:&nbsp;''' Carroll <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1851--'''Carroll County was created 15 January 1851&nbsp;from&nbsp;[[Pottawattamie County, Iowa Genealogy|Pottawattamie]] County. It was attached to Shelby and Guthrie Counties prior to organization 17 August 1855.&nbsp; '''County seat:&nbsp;''' Carroll <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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For animated maps illustrating Iowa County boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/iowa/ "Rotating Formation Iowa County Boundary Maps"] (1816-1872) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
'''1886''' -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.  
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'''1886''' Courthouse was damaged by fire.<br>
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{{Fire+}}
  
For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:
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=== Places/Localities  ===
  
*[[Burned Counties Research|Burned Counties Research in FamilySearch Wiki]]
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'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''  
*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 Michael John Neill, ''Burned Counties'' in Family History Circle]
 
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Carroll, Arcadia Township|place|disp=Arcadia Township}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Carroll, Breda|place|disp=Breda}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Carroll, Carroll|place|disp=Carroll}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Carroll, Coon Rapids|place|disp=Coon Rapids}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Carroll, Eden Township|place|disp=Eden Township}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Carroll, Ewoldt Township|place|disp=Ewoldt Township}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Carroll, Glidden Township|place|disp=Glidden Township}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Carroll, Grant Township|place|disp=Grant Township}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Carroll, Halbur|place|disp=Halbur}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Carroll, Lidderdale|place|disp=Lidderdale}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Carroll, Manning|place|disp=Manning}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Carroll, Maple River Township|place|disp=Maple River Township}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Carroll, Mt. Carmel|place|disp=Mt. Carmel}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Carroll, Newton Township|place|disp=Newton Township}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Carroll, Pleasant Valley Township|place|disp=Pleasant Valley Township}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Carroll, Roselle|place|disp=Roselle}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Carroll, Sheridan Township|place|disp=Sheridan Township}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Carroll, Wheatland Township|place|disp=Wheatland Township}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Carroll, Willey|place|disp=Willey}}
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
[[Audubon County, Iowa|Audubon]] | [[Calhoun County, Iowa|Calhoun]] | [[Crawford County, Iowa|Crawford]] | [[Greene County, Iowa|Greene]] | [[Guthrie County, Iowa|Guthrie]] | [[Sac County, Iowa|Sac]] | [[Shelby County, Iowa|Shelby]]  
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[[Audubon County, Iowa Genealogy|Audubon]]{{•}} [[Calhoun County, Iowa Genealogy|Calhoun]]{{•}} [[Crawford County, Iowa Genealogy|Crawford]]{{•}} [[Greene County, Iowa Genealogy|Greene]]{{•}} [[Guthrie County, Iowa Genealogy|Guthrie]]{{•}} [[Sac County, Iowa Genealogy|Sac]]{{•}} [[Shelby County, Iowa Genealogy|Shelby]]  
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<center>{{IACarroll County, Iowa Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
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=== Resources  ===
  
== Resources ==
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==== Cemeteries ====
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=14&GScnty=560&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|693081|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=14&CScnty=560 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://iagenweb.org/carroll/cemeteries/index.htm IAGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Carroll+Iowa&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Iowa&county=Carroll&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ia/carroll/carroll.htm IAGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/iowa/carroll.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://iowagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?cid=14 Iowa Gravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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*[http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic/f?p=gnispq:2:1382643417966235::NO::P1_CLASS,P1_COUNTY,P1_STATE:Cemetery,Carroll,Iowa:YES Cemeteries] of Carroll, Iowa  
 
*[http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic/f?p=gnispq:2:1382643417966235::NO::P1_CLASS,P1_COUNTY,P1_STATE:Cemetery,Carroll,Iowa:YES Cemeteries] of Carroll, Iowa  
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*Gravestone pictures I have [[Salonvaunt@gmail.com|(e-mail me)]]&nbsp;&nbsp;in Carroll County Iowa: Arcadia Cemetery, Saint Johns Cemetery, Our Lady of Mount, Carmel Cemetery, Saint Bernard's Cemetery, Holy Family Cemetery, East Liberty Cemetery, Immanuel Cemetery, Holy Angels Cemetery, Saint Augustine Cemetery, Saint Francis Cemetery, Oak Hill Cemetery, Old Carrollton Cemetery, Union Cemetery, Dedham Cemetery, McCurdy Cemetery, Saint Josephs Cemetery, Saint Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Dickson Cemetery, West Lawn Cemetery, Lanesboro Cemetery, Salisbury Cemetery, Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Elba Cemetery, Sacred Heart Cemetery, and&nbsp;Wheatland Cemetery.
 
*Gravestone pictures I have [[Salonvaunt@gmail.com|(e-mail me)]]&nbsp;&nbsp;in Carroll County Iowa: Arcadia Cemetery, Saint Johns Cemetery, Our Lady of Mount, Carmel Cemetery, Saint Bernard's Cemetery, Holy Family Cemetery, East Liberty Cemetery, Immanuel Cemetery, Holy Angels Cemetery, Saint Augustine Cemetery, Saint Francis Cemetery, Oak Hill Cemetery, Old Carrollton Cemetery, Union Cemetery, Dedham Cemetery, McCurdy Cemetery, Saint Josephs Cemetery, Saint Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Dickson Cemetery, West Lawn Cemetery, Lanesboro Cemetery, Salisbury Cemetery, Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Elba Cemetery, Sacred Heart Cemetery, and&nbsp;Wheatland Cemetery.
  
=== Census  ===
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==== Census  ====
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Iowa recorded not only the federal census but state census through out the years too. The state census contains very valuable genealogical information. Where the census information can be found, what years it was taken, mortality schedules, census substitutions and much more is discussed in the very informative [[Iowa Census]] article.
  
Iowa recorded not only the federal census but state census through out the years too. The state census contains very valuable genealogical information. Where the census information can be found, what years it was taken, mortality schedules, census substitutions and much more is discussed in the very informative [[Iowa Census]] article.
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'''''State Census'''''
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*'''1895''' - {{RecordSearch|1803957|Iowa State Census, 1895}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1905''' - {{RecordSearch|2126961|Iowa State Census, 1905}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1915''' - {{RecordSearch|2240483|Iowa State Census, 1915}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1925''' - {{RecordSearch|2224537|Iowa State Census. 1925}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{IA Church Intro}}
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{IA Land Intro}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
*''History of Carroll County, Iowa, Vol. 1'' <ref>''History of Carroll County Iowa, Vol. 1.'' Maclean, Paul. S.J. Clarke Publishing Company [http://books.google.com/books?id=nIQUAAAAYAAJ&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;pg=PA216&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;dq=ostfriesen&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;as_brr=1&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;client=firefox-a Google Books][http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/6114428 Worldcat] </ref>is a record of settlement, organization, progress and achievement of Carroll County, Iowa.
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{{IA History}}
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*Maclean, Paul.''History of Carroll County, Iowa, Vol. 1''.&nbsp; Chicago: S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1912. Online at: [http://books.google.com/books?id=nIQUAAAAYAAJpg=PA216dq=ostfriesenas_brr=1client=firefox-a Google Books]; [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/6114428 Worldcat] - record of settlement, organization, progress and achievement of Carroll County, Iowa.  
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**Vol 1 Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE3011143 FamilySearch] (Free) and at [http://books.google.com/books?id=nIQUAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA9&source=gbs_toc_r&cad=3#v=onepage&q&f=false Googlebooks] (Free)and at [http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/008652841 Hathitrust] (Free)
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**Vol 2 Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE1220800 FamilySearch] (Free) and at [http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/008652841 Hathitrust] (Free)
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/iowa/ Old Antique Atlases &amp; Maps of Iowa]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*'''1861-1949''' - {{RecordSearch|2351982|Iowa, Grand Army of the Republic Membership Records, 1861-1949}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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*[http://carrollpl.newspaperarchive.com/ Carroll Public Library Archives, Carroll County] (1884-1997)
 
*[http://carrollpl.newspaperarchive.com/ Carroll Public Library Archives, Carroll County] (1884-1997)
  
*NewspaperArchive.com ($) has a large collection of digitized [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?co=7&s=39 Iowa newspapers] online. This database is sometimes free at libraries.
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*NewspaperArchive.com ($) has a large collection of digitized [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?co=7&s=39 Iowa newspapers] online. This database is sometimes free at libraries.  
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*'''''Manning Monitor'''''. 1956 Manning, IA, USA. Online at: [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8403 Ancestry.com] ($)
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1758 - 1997''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9064 Iowa Wills and Probate Records 1758-1997] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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{{IA Probate Intro|Carroll}}
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{IA Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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{{IA Vital Intro}}
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=====Births=====
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*'''1850-1939''' - {{RecordSearch|2527591|Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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=====Marriages=====
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*'''1838-1934''' - {{RecordSearch|1805551|Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
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=====Deaths=====
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*'''1850-1990''' - {{RecordSearch|1674841|Iowa, Deaths and Burials 1850-1990}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] - index
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*'''1880-1992''' - {{RecordSearch|2110820|Iowa, County Death Records, 1880-1992}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index<br>
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*'''1921-1940''' - {{RecordSearch|2531337|Iowa, Death Records, 1921-1940}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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=== Societies and Libraries  ===
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'''Carroll County Genealogical Society'''<br>Mailing address:P.O. Box 21, Carroll, IA 51401-0021<br>Physical location:Glidden Public Library, 110 Idaho St., Glidden, IA 51443<br>Telephone:712-659-3781<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~iacarrol/ccgs.htm?cj=1&sid=RootsWeb&netid=cj&o_xid=0007727563&o_lid=0007727563&o_sch=Affiliate+External Website]
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'''Glidden Public Library'''<br>110 Idaho St.<br>PO Box 345<br> Glidden, IA 51443<br>Telephone:712-659-3781<br>[http://www.gliddeniowa.com/gliddenlibrary.htm Website]
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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==== Websites  ====
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{{WA Websites Intro}}
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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| width="30%" | [http://www.iowahistory.org/search.html?q=Carroll+county&btnG=Search+%C2%BB State Historical Society of Iowa]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | list and links to data and "hard copy" material - results of "carroll county" placed in search box
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| width="30%" | [http://www.iowaheritage.org/items/browse?search=carroll+county&submit_search=Search+All The Iowa Heritage Digital Collection]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | digital images from a variety of Iowa cultural institutions - results of "carroll county" in the search box
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| width="30%" | [http://publications.iowa.gov/cgi/search/simple?q=carroll+county&_action_search=Search&_order=-byyear%2Fbytitle&basic_srchtype=ALL&_satisfyall=ALL State Library of Iowa]
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| width="20%" | Free
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| width="60%" | electronic depository of documents intended for the general public produced by Iowa agencies - results of "carroll county" in the search box
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| width="30%" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~iacarrol/ IAGenWeb Project]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
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| width="30%" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ia/carroll/carroll.htm USGenWeb Archives]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
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| width="30%" | [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1821206] [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2110820][https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1805551] FamilySearch
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Births, 1880-1935; Deaths 1880-1992; Marriages, 1838-1934; all indexes
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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| width="30%" | [http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/IA/Carroll/ RootsWeb Resources]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
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| width="30%" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IA/Carroll/ Linkpendium]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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| width="30%" | [http://www.cyndislist.com/us/ia/counties/carroll/ CyndisList]  
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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| width="30%" | [http://www.genealogyinc.com/iowa/carroll-county/ StateofUS.com]  
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | family history resources and government records
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== Web Sites  ==
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{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" border="1"
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#FFFF66" colspan="2" | <center>'''Major catalogs for ''hard copy'' collections of {{PAGENAME}}''' <br>Books, microfilm, or manuscripts of genealogical records</center>
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| width="30%" | {{FHL|United States, Iowa, Carroll|place|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
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| width="70%" | Select topics. To select towns, add a comma to the search box.
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| width="30%" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=carroll+county+iowa&dblist=638&fq=s0%3A28000000&qt=facet_s0%3A WorldCat]
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| width="70%" | To find nearby libraries that have specific items, see [[WorldCat Online Catalog]].
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| width="30%" | [http://smartcat.acpl.lib.in.us/?q=carroll+county%2C+iowa&image.x=0&image.y=0 Allen County Public Library]
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| located in Indiana They are heavily involved in digitizing.
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| width="100%" colspan="2" | <center>'''See also''' [[{{PAGENAME}}#Societies_and_Libraries|local libraries]] and [[Iowa Archives and Libraries]]</center>
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*{{FHL|Iowa%2C+Carroll|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IA/Carroll/ Carroll&nbsp;County, Iowa Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#FAEBD7" colspan="3" | <center>'''Social networking sites pertaining to {{PAGENAME}}''' </center>
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Latest revision as of 19:38, 23 August 2017

United States
Iowa
Carroll County

Guide to Carroll County, Iowa ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Carroll County, Iowa
Map
Map of Iowa highlighting Carroll County
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the U.S. highlighting Iowa
Location of Iowa in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 15, 1851
County Seat Carroll
Courthouse
IowaCarrollCourthouse.jpg
Address Carroll County Courthouse
114 E. 6th St.
Carroll, Iowa 51401
Phone:(712) 792-4327
Carroll County Website


County Information

Carroll County, Iowa Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1880 1855 1880 1840 1855 1856

County Courthouse

Carroll County Courthouse
114 E. 6th St.
Carroll, Iowa 51401

(712) 792-4327

Carroll County

History

Charles Carroll.JPG

The county is named after Charles Carroll (1737-1832), a signer of the Declaration of Independence.[2]

Parent County

1851--Carroll County was created 15 January 1851 from Pottawattamie County. It was attached to Shelby and Guthrie Counties prior to organization 17 August 1855.  County seat:  Carroll [3]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Iowa County boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Iowa County Boundary Maps" (1816-1872) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

1886 Courthouse was damaged by fire.

For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:

Places/Localities

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Audubon • Calhoun • Crawford • Greene • Guthrie • Sac • Shelby

Carroll CountyGreene CountyGuthrie CountyAudubon CountyShelby CountyCrawford CountyIda CountySac CountyCalhoun CountyWebster CountyBoone CountyDallas CountyMadison CountyAdair CountyCass CountyPottawattamie CountyHarrison CountyMonona CountyWoodbury CountyCherokee CountyBuena Vista CountyPocahontas CountyIACarroll.JPG

Resources

Cemeteries

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
IAGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
IAGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
Iowa Gravestones
Billion Graves
See Iowa Cemeteries for more information.
  • Cemeteries of Carroll, Iowa
  • Index of Grave Stone Photos
  • Oak Hill Cemetery
  • Old Carrollton Cemetery
  • Union Township Cemetery
  • Gravestone pictures I have (e-mail me)  in Carroll County Iowa: Arcadia Cemetery, Saint Johns Cemetery, Our Lady of Mount, Carmel Cemetery, Saint Bernard's Cemetery, Holy Family Cemetery, East Liberty Cemetery, Immanuel Cemetery, Holy Angels Cemetery, Saint Augustine Cemetery, Saint Francis Cemetery, Oak Hill Cemetery, Old Carrollton Cemetery, Union Cemetery, Dedham Cemetery, McCurdy Cemetery, Saint Josephs Cemetery, Saint Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Dickson Cemetery, West Lawn Cemetery, Lanesboro Cemetery, Salisbury Cemetery, Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Elba Cemetery, Sacred Heart Cemetery, and Wheatland Cemetery.

Census

Iowa recorded not only the federal census but state census through out the years too. The state census contains very valuable genealogical information. Where the census information can be found, what years it was taken, mortality schedules, census substitutions and much more is discussed in the very informative Iowa Census article.

State Census

Church

Most church records are held by individual churches. For contact information, check a phone directory, such as SearchBug or Dex Knows. Some denominations are gathering their records into a central repository. For more information about these major repositories, see Iowa Church Records.


Court

Land

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Iowa Land and Property for additional information about early Iowa land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse, where records are currently housed.


Local Histories

Local histories are available for Carroll County, Iowa Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Iowa Local Histories.


Maps

Military

Newspapers

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: List of online newspaper archives
  • NewspaperArchive.com ($) has a large collection of digitized Iowa newspapers online. This database is sometimes free at libraries.
  • Manning Monitor. 1956 Manning, IA, USA. Online at: Ancestry.com ($)

Probate

Online Probate Records

In most counties in Iowa, probate records have been kept by the county judge. They include wills, fee books, claim registers, legacy records, inheritance records, probate ticklers, and dockets. The records are available at the county courthouse.

The FamilySearch Catalog lists films of probate records. To find the records for this county, use the Place Search for Iowa - Carroll - Probate records.


Taxation

Iowa tax records complement land records and can be used to supplement the years between censuses. Tax lists were usually made every year, however, there may be gaps of several years. For more information, see the wiki page Iowa Taxation.


Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Iowa Department of Public Health or the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred. See also How to order Iowa Vital Records or order electronically online.

Births
Marriages
Deaths

Societies and Libraries

Carroll County Genealogical Society
Mailing address:P.O. Box 21, Carroll, IA 51401-0021
Physical location:Glidden Public Library, 110 Idaho St., Glidden, IA 51443
Telephone:712-659-3781
Website

Glidden Public Library
110 Idaho St.
PO Box 345
Glidden, IA 51443
Telephone:712-659-3781
Website

Family History Centers

Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Websites



Sites with online indexes or images of records pertaining to Carroll County, Iowa Genealogy
State Historical Society of Iowa Free list and links to data and "hard copy" material - results of "carroll county" placed in search box
The Iowa Heritage Digital Collection Free digital images from a variety of Iowa cultural institutions - results of "carroll county" in the search box
State Library of Iowa Free electronic depository of documents intended for the general public produced by Iowa agencies - results of "carroll county" in the search box
IAGenWeb Project Free Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
USGenWeb Archives Free Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
[1] [2][3] FamilySearch Free Births, 1880-1935; Deaths 1880-1992; Marriages, 1838-1934; all indexes
Sites that search for links pertaining to Carroll County, Iowa Genealogy
RootsWeb Resources Free Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
Linkpendium Free Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
CyndisList Free Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
StateofUS.com Free family history resources and government records
Major catalogs for hard copy collections of Carroll County, Iowa Genealogy
Books, microfilm, or manuscripts of genealogical records
FamilySearch Catalog Select topics. To select towns, add a comma to the search box.
WorldCat To find nearby libraries that have specific items, see WorldCat Online Catalog.
Allen County Public Library located in Indiana They are heavily involved in digitizing.
See also local libraries and Iowa Archives and Libraries
Social networking sites pertaining to Carroll County, Iowa Genealogy
GeneaBloggers enter "Iowa" in search box to see list and links to Iowa blogs
Google+ list of groups from "iowa genealogy" search
Facebook list of groups from "Iowa Genealogy" search
genealogy.com Carroll County, IA Genealogy Forum
ancestry.com Carroll County Message Board

References

  1. Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 225-231. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992
  2. Charles Carroll of Carrollton, Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Carroll_of_Carrollton.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).