Dickinson County, Iowa Genealogy

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County Courthouse

Dickinson County Courthouse
1802 Hill Ave
Spirit Lake, IA 51360

(712) 336-1495

Dickinson County

History

Parent County

1851--Dickinson County was created 15 January 1851 from unorganized territory. It was attached to Woodbury County prior to organization 3 August 1857.  County seat:  Spirit Lake [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

November 1871 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

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

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Clay | Emmet | O'Brien | Osceola | Palo Alto | Jackson County, Minnesota

Resources

Cemeteries

Cemeteries, IAGenWeb Dickinson County, Iowa

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

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.

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).

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