Ida County, Iowa Genealogy

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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 [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

January 12, 1877 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

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

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Buena Vista | Cherokee | Crawford | Monona | Sac | Woodbury

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

Web Sites

References

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