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{{stub}}&nbsp;''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] &gt; [[Iowa|Iowa]]&nbsp;&gt; Howard County''<br>
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Iowa]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Howard County''' {{IADC}}
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| county = Howard County
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| state = Iowa
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| founded year = 1851
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| founded date = January 15
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| seat = Cresco
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
  
There have been two Howard counties in Iowa.<br>
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There have been two Howard counties in Iowa.<br>'''1816-- '''The first Howard County was established . It became part of the Missouri Territory.<br>'''1851--'''Howard County was created 15 January 1851 from unorganized territory. It was attached to&nbsp;Floyd County prior to organization 15 September 1855. &nbsp;'''County seat:''' Cresco <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
'''1816-- '''The first Howard County was established . It became part of the Missouri Territory.<br>
 
'''1851--'''The current Howard County was created from Chickasaw and Floyd counties. '''County seat:''' Cresco <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
 
  
 
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== Places/Localities ==
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'''December 1, 1876 '''-- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.
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For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:
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*[[Burned Counties Research|Burned Counties Research in FamilySearch Wiki]]
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*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 Michael John Neill, ''Burned Counties'' in Family History Circle]
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== Places/Localities ==
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=33438 Calvary Cemetery, Riceville] BillionGraves
  
 
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{{wikipedia|List of online newspaper archives|List of online newspaper archives}}
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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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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=202237&subject_disp=Iowa%2C+Howard&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]  
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*{{FHL|Iowa%2C+Howard|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IA/Howard/ Howard County, Iowa Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
 
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<references /> {{Iowa|Iowa}}
  
 
[[Category:Howard_County,_Iowa]]
 
[[Category:Howard_County,_Iowa]]

Revision as of 03:01, 7 March 2013

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Online Records



Howard County, Iowa
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Iowa
Location of Iowa in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 15, 1851
County Seat Cresco
Courthouse


County Courthouse

History

Parent County

There have been two Howard counties in Iowa.
1816-- The first Howard County was established . It became part of the Missouri Territory.
1851--Howard County was created 15 January 1851 from unorganized territory. It was attached to Floyd County prior to organization 15 September 1855.  County seat: Cresco [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

December 1, 1876 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

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

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Chickasaw | Floyd | Mitchell | Winneshiek | Fillmore County, Minnesota | Mower County, Minnesota

Resources

Cemeteries

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).