Cass County, Iowa Genealogy

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Template:Iowa-stubUnited States > Iowa > Cass County

County Courthouse

Cass County Courthouse
7th St. Courthouse
Atlantic, IA 50022

(712) 243-2105

Cass County

History

Parent Bounty

1851--Cass County was created 15 January 1851 from Pottawattamie County and organized 7 March 1853.
County seat:  Atlantic [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

March 1932 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Adair | Adams | Audubon | Guthrie | Montgomery | Pottawattamie | Shelby

Resources

Cemeteries

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.

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories 

Maps

David Rumsey Map Collection is a large online collection of rare, old, antique historical atlases, globes, maps, charts plus other cartographic treasures. This collection features the city of Atlantic.

Migration

Early migration routes to and from Cass County, Iowa Genealogy for European settlers included:

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. National Park Service, "Auto Tour Route Maps" in Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail at http://www.nps.gov/mopi/planyourvisit/maps.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).
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