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== County Courthouse  ==
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Guide to '''Ida 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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| county = Ida County
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| county_map = Iowa Ida Map.png
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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 = Ida Grove
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== History  ==
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=== County Information  ===
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==== Ida 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" | '''[[Ida County, Iowa#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Ida County, Iowa#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Ida County, Iowa#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Ida County, Iowa#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Ida County, Iowa#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Ida County, Iowa#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1880
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1880
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=== County Courthouse  ===
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=== History  ===
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1851--'''Ida County was created 15 January 1851 from unorganized territory. It was attached to Woodbury County prior to organization 1 January 1859. '''County seat:'''&nbsp; Ida Grove <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1851--'''Ida County was created 15 January 1851 from unorganized territory. It was attached to Woodbury County prior to organization 1 January 1859. '''County seat:'''&nbsp; Ida Grove <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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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
'''January 12, 1877''' -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.  
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'''1877''' Fire destroyed the courthouse on January 12.  Most of the county records were lost.  
  
For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:
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{{Fire+}}
  
*[[Burned Counties Research|Burned Counties Research in FamilySearch Wiki]]
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=== Places/Localities  ===
*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 Michael John Neill, ''Burned Counties'' in Family History Circle]
 
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Ida, Battle|place|disp=Battle}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Ida, Battle Creek|place|disp=Battle Creek}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Ida, Douglas Township|place|disp=Douglas Township}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Ida, Galva|place|disp=Galva}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Ida, Galva Township|place|disp=Galva Township}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Ida, Griggs Township|place|disp=Griggs Township}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Ida, Holstein|place|disp=Holstein}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Ida, Ida Grove|place|disp=Ida Grove}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Ida, Silver Creek Township|place|disp=Silver Creek Township}}
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
[[Buena Vista County, Iowa|Buena Vista]] | [[Cherokee County, Iowa|Cherokee]] | [[Crawford County, Iowa|Crawford]] | [[Monona County, Iowa|Monona]] | [[Sac County, Iowa|Sac]] | [[Woodbury County, Iowa|Woodbury]]  
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[[Buena Vista County, Iowa Genealogy|Buena Vista]]{{•}} [[Cherokee County, Iowa Genealogy|Cherokee]]{{•}} [[Crawford County, Iowa Genealogy|Crawford]]{{•}} [[Monona County, Iowa Genealogy|Monona]]{{•}} [[Sac County, Iowa Genealogy|Sac]]{{•}} [[Woodbury County, Iowa Genealogy|Woodbury]]  
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<center>{{IAIda County, Iowa Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
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=== Resources  ===
  
== Resources ==
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==== Biography ====
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=25755 Biographical history of Crawford, Ida and Sac Counties, Iowa&nbsp;: containing portraits of all the presidents of the United States,] at Ancestry.com ($)
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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{| width="80%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="3" border="1"
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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=593&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|552631|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=593 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://iagenweb.org/ida/cemetery/index.htm IAGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Ida+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=Ida&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ia/ida/ida.htm IAGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/iowa/ida.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://iowagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?cid=47 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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==== Census ====
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'''''State Census'''''
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*'''1895''' - {{RecordSearch|1803957|Iowa State Census, 1895}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1905''' - {{RecordSearch|2126961|Iowa State Census, 1905}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1915''' - {{RecordSearch|2240483|Iowa State Census, 1915}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1925''' - {{RecordSearch|2224537|Iowa State Census. 1925}} at [https://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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*Records of the St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Holstein, 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 Histories&nbsp;  ====
 
==== Local Histories&nbsp;  ====
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{{IA History}}
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*Moorehead, G. C. ''Historical collections of Ida County''. [S.l.]&nbsp;: Pioneer Record Press, 1928, 1975 printing.
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**Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE1667599 FamilySearch] (Free)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=25755 Biographical history of Crawford, Ida and Sac Counties, Iowa&nbsp;: containing portraits of all the presidents of the United States,] at Ancestry.com ($)
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*'''1861 - 1949''' - {{RecordSearch|2351982|Iowa, Grand Army of the Republic Membership Records, 1861-1949}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
{{wikipedia|List of online newspaper archives|List of online newspaper archives}}
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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.
  
NewspaperArchive.com ($) has a large collection of digitized [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?co=7&s=39 Iowa newspapers] online. This database is sometimes free at libraries.
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*'''''Ida County Pioneer Record.'''''1951-59. Ida County, IA, USA. Online at: [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6756 Ancestry.com] ($)  
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*'''''Pioneer Record.'''''1951. Ida Grove, IA, USA. Online at: [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8441 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|Ida}}
  
 
==== 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://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://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index<br>
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*'''1921-1940''' - {{RecordSearch|2531337|Iowa, Death Records, 1921-1940}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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=== Societies and Libraries  ===
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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}}
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{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" border="1"
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ADFF85" colspan="3" | <center>'''Sites with online indexes or images of records pertaining to {{PAGENAME}}''' </center>
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| width="30%" | [http://www.iowahistory.org/search.html?q=Ida+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 "ida county" placed in search box
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| width="30%" | [http://www.iowaheritage.org/items/browse?search=ida+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 "ida county" in the search box
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| width="30%" | [http://publications.iowa.gov/cgi/search/simple?q=ida+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 "ida county" in the search box
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| width="30%" | [http://iagenweb.org/ida// IAGenWeb]
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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://usgwarchives.net/ia/ida/ida.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/ida/ 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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|-
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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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==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" border="1"
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#94FFFF" colspan="3" | <center>'''Sites that search for links pertaining to {{PAGENAME}}''' </center>
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| width="30%" | [http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/IA/Ida/ 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/Ida/ Linkpendium]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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| width="30%" | [http://www.cyndislist.com/us/ia/counties/ida/ CyndisList]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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| width="30%" | [http://ldsgenealogy.com/IA/Ida-County.htm Ida 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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|-
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| width="30%" | [http://www.genealogyinc.com/iowa/ida-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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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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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, Ida|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=ida+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=ida+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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== Web Sites  ==
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{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" border="1"
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#FAEBD7" colspan="3" | <center>'''Social networking sites pertaining to {{PAGENAME}}''' </center>
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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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|-
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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/ida/ genealogy.com]
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| width="70%" | Ida County, IA Genealogy Forum
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| width="30%" | [http://boards.ancestry.com/localities.northam.usa.states.iowa.counties.ida/mb.ashx ancestry.com]
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| width="70%" | Ida County Message Board
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*{{FHL|Iowa%2C+Ida|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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=== References  ===
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IA/Ida/ Ida County, Iowa Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
  
== References  ==
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<references /> {{Iowa|Iowa}}
  
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{{Iowa|Iowa}}
 
 
[[Category:Ida_County,_Iowa]]
 
[[Category:Ida_County,_Iowa]]

Latest revision as of 23:30, 20 June 2017

United States
Iowa
Ida County

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

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Ida County, Iowa
Map
Map of Iowa highlighting Ida 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 Ida Grove
Courthouse
IowaIdaCourthouse.jpg


County Information

Ida County, Iowa Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1880 1868 1880 1840 1856 1870

County Courthouse

History

Parent County

1851--Ida County was created 15 January 1851 from unorganized territory. It was attached to Woodbury County prior to organization 1 January 1859. County seat:  Ida Grove [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1877 Fire destroyed the courthouse on January 12. Most of the county records were lost.

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

Buena Vista • Cherokee • Crawford • Monona • Sac • Woodbury

Ida CountySac CountyCarroll CountyCrawford CountyMonona CountyWoodbury CountyPlymouth CountyCherokee CountyBuena Vista CountyPocahontas CountyCalhoun CountyAudubon CountyShelby CountyHarrison CountySioux CountyO'Brien CountyClay CountyPalo Alto CountyDakota CountyThurston CountyBurt CountyCuming CountyDixon CountyUnion CountyIAIda (2).JPG

Resources

Biography

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.

Census

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
  • Records of the St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Holstein, 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 Ida 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.

  • Ida County Pioneer Record.1951-59. Ida County, IA, USA. Online at: Ancestry.com ($)
  • Pioneer Record.1951. Ida Grove, IA, USA. Online at: Ancestry.com ($)

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 - Ida - 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

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 Ida County, Iowa Genealogy
State Historical Society of Iowa Free list and links to data and "hard copy" material - results of "ida county" placed in search box
The Iowa Heritage Digital Collection Free digital images from a variety of Iowa cultural institutions - results of "ida 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 "ida county" in the search box
IAGenWeb 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 Ida 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 ($)
CyndisList Free Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
Ida 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 Ida 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 Ida 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 Ida County, IA Genealogy Forum
ancestry.com Ida 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).