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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Iowa]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Emmet County'''  
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Guide to '''Emmet 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  
 
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| seat = Estherville
 
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| building address = Estherville City Hall<br>2 North 7th Street<br>Estherville, Iowa 51334<br>Phone: 712-362-7771<br>Fax: 712-362-7773<br>[http://www.emmetcountyia.com/  '''Emmet County Website'''] }}
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| building address = Estherville City Hall<br>2 North 7th Street<br>Estherville, Iowa 51334<br>Phone: 712-362-7771<br>Fax: 712-362-7773<br>[http://www.emmetcountyia.com/  '''County Website'''] }}  
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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=== County Information  ===
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==== Emmet 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" | '''[[Emmet County, Iowa Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Emmet County, Iowa Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Emmet County, Iowa Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Emmet County, Iowa Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Emmet County, Iowa Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Emmet County, Iowa Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1880
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1876?
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1880
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1840
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=== County Courthouse  ===
  
 
Estherville City Hall<br>2 North 7th Street<br>Estherville, Iowa 51334<br>Phone: 712-362-7771<br>Fax: 712-362-7773<br>  
 
Estherville City Hall<br>2 North 7th Street<br>Estherville, Iowa 51334<br>Phone: 712-362-7771<br>Fax: 712-362-7773<br>  
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<br>[http://www.emmetcountyia.com/ Emmet County]  
 
<br>[http://www.emmetcountyia.com/ Emmet County]  
  
== History  ==
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=== History  ===
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1851--'''Emmet County was created 15 January 1851 from unorganized territory. It was attaced to Bonne and Webster Counties prior to organization 7 February 1859. '''County seat:&nbsp;''' Estherville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1851--'''Emmet County was created 15 January 1851 from unorganized territory. It was attaced to Bonne and Webster Counties prior to organization 7 February 1859. '''County seat:&nbsp;''' Estherville <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  ====
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
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=== Places/Localities  ===
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'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Emmet, Estherville|place|disp=Estherville}}
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
[[Clay County, Iowa|Clay]] | [[Dickinson County, Iowa|Dickinson]] | [[Kossuth County, Iowa|Kossuth]] | [[Palo Alto County, Iowa|Palo Alto]] | [[Jackson County, Minnesota|Jackson County, Minnesota]] | [[Martin County, Minnesota|Martin County, Minnesota]]  
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[[Clay County, Iowa Genealogy|Clay]]{{•}} [[Dickinson County, Iowa Genealogy|Dickinson]]{{•}} [[Kossuth County, Iowa Genealogy|Kossuth]]{{•}} [[Palo Alto County, Iowa Genealogy|Palo Alto]]{{•}} [[Jackson County, Minnesota Genealogy|Jackson County, Minnesota]]{{•}} [[Martin County, Minnesota Genealogy|Martin County, Minnesota]]  
 
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<center>{{IAEmmet County, Iowa Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
== Resources  ==
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=== Resources  ===
  
 
==== 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=578&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|782942|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=578 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://iagenweb.org/emmet/cemetery.html IAGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Emmet+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=Emmet&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ia/emmet/cemetery.html IAGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/iowa/emmet.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://iowagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?cid=32 Iowa Gravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[Iowa Cemeteries|Iowa Cemeteries]] for more information.
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'''Armstrong-- '''Armstrong Grove<br>'''Armstrong--'''Mount Calvary<br>'''Armstrong--'''St. Mary's Catholic  
 
'''Armstrong-- '''Armstrong Grove<br>'''Armstrong--'''Mount Calvary<br>'''Armstrong--'''St. Mary's Catholic  
  
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'''Ringsted--'''Ringsted Memorial<br>'''Ringsted--'''St. John's Lutheran<br>'''Ringsted--'''St. Paul's Lutheran  
 
'''Ringsted--'''Ringsted Memorial<br>'''Ringsted--'''St. John's Lutheran<br>'''Ringsted--'''St. Paul's Lutheran  
  
'''Wallingford--'''Wallingford Lutheran  
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'''Wallingford--'''Wallingford Lutheran
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==== Census  ====
  
=== 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}}
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===== Lutheran  =====
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'''Armstrong'''
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*Records of the American Lutheran Church, Armstrong, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
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'''Emmet County'''
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*Records of the American Lutheran Church, Emmet County, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{IA Land Intro}}
  
 
==== Local&nbsp;Histories&nbsp;  ====
 
==== Local&nbsp;Histories&nbsp;  ====
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{{IA History}}
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*''History of Emmet County and Dickinson County, Iowa&nbsp;: a record of settlement, organization, progress and achievement''. Chicago, Illinois&nbsp;: Pioneer Pub., 1917.
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**Online at [https://archive.org/details/historyofemmetco02pion Internetarchive] (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  ====
 
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==== 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|Emmet}}
  
 
==== 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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'''Emmett County Genealogical Society'''<br>c/o Estherville Public Library<br>613 Central Avenue<br>Estherville IA 51334-2294<br>
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'''Emmet County Historical Society Museum'''<br>1720 3 Ave S<br>Estherville, IA 51334<br>Telephone:712-362-2750<br>
  
 
The county library is located in Emmetsburg. It has an on-line searchable newspaper system which is available in the library for research. Contact the library for availability of a user name and password to access the system outside the library.  
 
The county library is located in Emmetsburg. It has an on-line searchable newspaper system which is available in the library for research. Contact the library for availability of a user name and password to access the system outside the library.  
  
They have indexed listing for interments in the local cemeteries <br>Estherville Public Library 613 Central Ave, Estherville, Iowa 51334. www.esthervillepubliclibrary.com<br>
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[http://www.estherville.lib.ia.us/ Estherville Public Library] They have indexed listing for interments in the local cemeteries  
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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=Emmet+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 "emmet county" placed in search box
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| width="30%" | [http://www.iowaheritage.org/items/browse?search=emmet+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 "emmet county" in the search box
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| width="30%" | [http://publications.iowa.gov/cgi/search/simple?q=emmet+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 "emmet county" in the search box
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| width="30%" | [http://iagenweb.org/emmet/ 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/emmet/emmet.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%" | [http://genealogytrails.com/iowa/emmet/ genealogytrails.com]
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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%" | [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/Emmet/ 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/Emmet/ Linkpendium]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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| width="30%" | [http://www.cyndislist.com/us/ia/counties/emmet/ CyndisList]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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| width="30%" | [http://ldsgenealogy.com/IA/Emmet-County.htm Emmet County IA at LDS Genealogy]  
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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/emmet-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="30%" | {{FHL|United States, Iowa, Emmet|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=emmet+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=emmet+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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*[http://iagenweb.org/emmet/ Emmet County IAGenWeb]  
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*{{FHL|Iowa%2C+Emmet|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IA/Emmet/ Emmet 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>
*[[Www.esthervillepubliclibrary.com|Estherville Public Library]]
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| width="30%" | [http://geneabloggers.com/genealogy-blogs/ GeneaBloggers]  
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| width="70%" | enter "Iowa" in search box to see list and links to Iowa blogs
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| width="30%" | [https://plus.google.com/s/iowa%20genealogy Google+]
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| width="70%" | list of groups from "iowa genealogy" search
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| width="30" | [https://www.facebook.com/search/more/?q=iowa%20genealogy&sid=0.10269487418482515 Facebook]
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| width="70%" | list of groups from "Iowa Genealogy" search
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| width="30%" | [http://genforum.genealogy.com/ia/emmet/ genealogy.com]
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| width="70%" | Emmet County, IA Genealogy Forum
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| width="30%" | [http://boards.ancestry.com/localities.northam.usa.states.iowa.counties.emmet/mb.ashx ancestry.com]
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| width="70%" | Emmet County Message Board
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== References  ==
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=== References  ===
  
 
<references />{{Iowa|Iowa}}  
 
<references />{{Iowa|Iowa}}  
  
 
[[Category:Emmet_County,_Iowa]]
 
[[Category:Emmet_County,_Iowa]]

Latest revision as of 20:02, 23 August 2017

United States
Iowa
Emmet County

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

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Emmet County, Iowa
Map
Map of Iowa highlighting Emmet 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 Estherville
Courthouse
Address Estherville City Hall
2 North 7th Street
Estherville, Iowa 51334
Phone: 712-362-7771
Fax: 712-362-7773
County Website


County Information

Emmet County, Iowa Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1880 1876? 1880 1840 1876 1877?

County Courthouse

Estherville City Hall
2 North 7th Street
Estherville, Iowa 51334
Phone: 712-362-7771
Fax: 712-362-7773


Emmet County

History

Parent County

1851--Emmet County was created 15 January 1851 from unorganized territory. It was attaced to Bonne and Webster Counties prior to organization 7 February 1859. County seat:  Estherville [2]

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

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places/Localities

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Clay • Dickinson • Kossuth • Palo Alto • Jackson County, Minnesota • Martin County, Minnesota

Emmet CountyKossuth CountyPalo Alto CountyClay CountyDickinson CountyWinnebago CountyHancock CountyWright CountyHumboldt CountyPocahontas CountyBuena Vista CountyCherokee CountyO'Brien CountyOsceola CountyJackson CountyMartin CountyFaribault CountyCottonwood CountyWatonwan CountyBlue Earth CountyIAEmmet.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.

Armstrong-- Armstrong Grove
Armstrong--Mount Calvary
Armstrong--St. Mary's Catholic

Dolliver--Lincoln Township
Dolliver--Palenstine

Ellsworth--Union

Estherville --East Side
Estherville-- East Side Memorial
Estherville--Estherville Lutheran
Estherville--Norwegian
Estherville--Oak Hill
Estherville--St. Patrick's Catholic

Gruver--Center Township (Old Swan Lake)
Gruver--Swan Lake

High Lake Township-- High Lake-Jack Creek,

Ringsted--Ringsted Memorial
Ringsted--St. John's Lutheran
Ringsted--St. Paul's Lutheran

Wallingford--Wallingford Lutheran

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.


Lutheran

Armstrong

  • Records of the American Lutheran Church, Armstrong, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).

Emmet County

  • Records of the American Lutheran Church, Emmet County, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).

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 Emmet 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.


  • History of Emmet County and Dickinson County, Iowa : a record of settlement, organization, progress and achievement. Chicago, Illinois : Pioneer Pub., 1917.

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

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 - Emmet - 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

Emmett County Genealogical Society
c/o Estherville Public Library
613 Central Avenue
Estherville IA 51334-2294

Emmet County Historical Society Museum
1720 3 Ave S
Estherville, IA 51334
Telephone:712-362-2750

The county library is located in Emmetsburg. It has an on-line searchable newspaper system which is available in the library for research. Contact the library for availability of a user name and password to access the system outside the library.

Estherville Public Library They have indexed listing for interments in the local cemeteries

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 Emmet County, Iowa Genealogy
State Historical Society of Iowa Free list and links to data and "hard copy" material - results of "emmet county" placed in search box
The Iowa Heritage Digital Collection Free digital images from a variety of Iowa cultural institutions - results of "emmet 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 "emmet 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
genealogytrails.com Free Data may be submitted by individuals or 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 Emmet 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 ($)
CyndisList Free Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
Emmet County IA at LDS Genealogy 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 Emmet 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 Emmet 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 Emmet County, IA Genealogy Forum
ancestry.com Emmet 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. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).