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Guide to '''Osceola 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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== County Courthouse ==
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| county = Osceola 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 = Sibley
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=== County Information ===
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==== Osceola County, Iowa Record Dates ====
  
== History  ==
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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" | '''[[Osceola County, Iowa Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Osceola County, Iowa Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Osceola County, Iowa Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Osceola County, Iowa Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Osceola County, Iowa Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Osceola County, Iowa Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1880
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1872
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1880
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1840
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1869
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1872
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=== County Courthouse  ===
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=== History  ===
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1851--'''Osceola County was created 15 January 1851&nbsp;from unorganized territory. It was attached to Woodbury County prior to organization 1 January 1872. '''County seat:'''&nbsp; Sibley <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1851--'''Osceola County was created 15 January 1851&nbsp;from unorganized territory. It was attached to Woodbury County prior to organization 1 January 1872. '''County seat:'''&nbsp; Sibley <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  ===
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
[[Clay County, Iowa|Clay]] | [[Dickinson County, Iowa|Dickinson]] | [[Lyon County, Iowa|Lyon]] | [[O'Brien County, Iowa|O'Brien]] | [[Sioux County, Iowa|Sioux]] | [[Jackson County, Minnesota|Jackson County, Minnesota]] | [[Nobles County, Minnesota|Nobles County, Minnesota]]  
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[[Clay County, Iowa Genealogy|Clay]]{{•}} [[Dickinson County, Iowa Genealogy|Dickinson]]{{•}} [[Lyon County, Iowa Genealogy|Lyon]]{{•}} [[O'Brien County, Iowa Genealogy|O'Brien]]{{•}} [[Sioux County, Iowa Genealogy|Sioux]]{{•}} [[Jackson County, Minnesota Genealogy|Jackson County, Minnesota]]{{•}} [[Nobles County, Minnesota Genealogy|Nobles County, Minnesota]]  
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<center>{{IAOsceola County, Iowa Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
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=== Resources  ===
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==== 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=618&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|NUMBER|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=617 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://iagenweb.org/osceola/cem/index.htm IAGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Osceola+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=Osceola&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://iowagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?cid=72 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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== Resources  ==
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==== Census ====
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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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}}
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{IA Land Intro}}
  
 
==== Local Histories&nbsp;  ====
 
==== Local Histories&nbsp;  ====
  
*'''History of Osceola County, Iowa: From its Organization to the Present Time'''<br>
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{{IA History}}
  
by D.A.W. Perkins<br>
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*''History of Osceola County, Iowa: From its Organization to the Present Time.'' By D.A.W. Perkins. Sioux Falls, S. D.&nbsp;: Brown &amp; Saenger, 1892. '''Online at:''' [http://books.google.com/books?id=4oIUAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA9&lpg=PA9&dq=History+of+Osceola+County,+Iowa+:+from+its+organization+to+the+present+time&source=bl&ots=_cKE0ZDflJ&sig=rRFuHKn6nLTrJPpcMjg_-ZIO9RY&hl=en&sa=X&ei=Vpx8VNryC8WbigK28oHACw&ved=0CFAQ6AEwBg#v=onepage&q=History%20of%20Osceola%20County%2C%20Iowa%20%3A%20from%20its%20organization%20to%20the%20present%20time&f=false Google Books]
  
Brown and Saenger, 1892<br>
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*''Past and present of O'Brien and Osceola Counties.'' By J. L. E. Peck, O.H. Montzheimer, and William J. Miller. Indianapolis, Indiana&nbsp;: B.F. Bowen, 1914. '''Online at:''' Vol. 1 {{FSbook|923844}}, Vol. 2 {{FSbook|923859}}, Vol. 1 and 2 [https://archive.org/details/pastpresentofobr01peck Internet Archive], [http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/008652906 HathiTrust]; {{WorldCat|6352905|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
  
[http://books.google.com/books?id=4oIUAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA132&dq=butler+co+iowa&lr=&as_brr=1&client=firefox-a#PPA1,M1 http://books.google.com/books?id=4oIUAAAAYAAJ&amp;pg=PA132&amp;dq=butler+co+iowa&amp;lr=&amp;as_brr=1&amp;client=firefox-a#PPA1,M1]<br>
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=23808 Past and present of O'Brien and Osceola Counties, Iowa] at Ancestry.com ($)
  
 
==== 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  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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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 ($) has a large collection of digitized [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?co=7&s=39 Iowa newspapers] online. This database is sometimes free at libraries.  
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*'''''The Osceola Sentinel.''''' 1951 and 1959. Osceola, IA, USA.Online at: [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8429 Ancestry.com] ($)
  
 
==== 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|Osceola}}
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
==== Vital Records&nbsp;  ====
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{{IA Tax Intro}}
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==== Vital Records ====
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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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See also a List of [http://www.genealogyinc.com/iowa/ia-society-archive/ Iowa Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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*[[Osceola Iowa Family History Center]] Highway 34 East Osceola IA 50213
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==== Websites ====
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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{{WA Websites Intro}}
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" border="1"
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| width="30%" | [http://www.iowahistory.org/search.html?q=Osceola+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 "Osceola county" placed in search box
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| width="30%" | [http://www.iowaheritage.org/items/browse?search=Osceola+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 "osceola county" in the search box
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| width="30%" | [http://publications.iowa.gov/cgi/search/simple?q=osceola+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 "osceola county" in the search box
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| width="30%" | [http://iagenweb.org/osceola/ 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://www.usgwarchives.net/ia/osceola/osceola.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/osceola/ 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/Osceola/ 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/Osceola/ Linkpendium]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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| width="30%" | [http://www.cyndislist.com/us/ia/counties/osceola/ CyndisList]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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| width="30%" | [http://ldsgenealogy.com/IA/Osceola-County.htm Osceola 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/osceola-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, Osceola|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=osceola+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=osceola+county%2C+iowa&image.x=7&image.y=8 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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*{{FHL|Iowa%2C+Osceola|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1218899033185_987" />}}  
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IA/Osceola/ Osceola 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>
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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/osceola/ genealogy.com]
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| width="70%" | Osceola County, IA Genealogy Forum
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| width="30%" | [http://boards.ancestry.com/localities.northam.usa.states.iowa.counties.osceola/mb.ashx ancestry.com]  
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| width="70%" | Osceola County Message Board
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== References  ==
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=== References  ===
  
 
<references /> {{Iowa|Iowa}}  
 
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[[Category:Osceola_County,_Iowa]]
 
[[Category:Osceola_County,_Iowa]]

Latest revision as of 20:40, 23 August 2017

United States
Iowa
Osceola County

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

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Osceola County, Iowa
Map
Map of Iowa highlighting Osceola 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 Sibley
Courthouse
IowaOsceolaCourthouse.jpg


County Information

Osceola County, Iowa Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1880 1872 1880 1840 1869 1872

County Courthouse

History

Parent County

1851--Osceola County was created 15 January 1851 from unorganized territory. It was attached to Woodbury County prior to organization 1 January 1872. County seat:  Sibley [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

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Clay • Dickinson • Lyon • O'Brien • Sioux • Jackson County, Minnesota • Nobles County, Minnesota

Osceola CountyDickinson CountyClay CountyO'Brien CountySioux CountyLyon CountyEmmet CountyPalo Alto CountyPocahontas CountyBuena Vista CountyCherokee CountyPlymouth CountyUnion CountyClay CountyLincoln CountyMinnehaha CountyLake CountyMoody CountyRock CountyNobles CountyJackson CountyMartin CountyWatonwan CountyCottonwood CountyMurray CountyPipestone CountyIAOsceola.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
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.


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 Osceola 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 Osceola County, Iowa: From its Organization to the Present Time. By D.A.W. Perkins. Sioux Falls, S. D. : Brown & Saenger, 1892. Online at: Google Books


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.

  • The Osceola Sentinel. 1951 and 1959. Osceola, 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 - Osceola - 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

See also a List of Iowa Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies

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.

United States

Websites



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