Palo Alto County, Iowa Genealogy

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United States Gotoarrow.png Iowa Gotoarrow.png Palo Alto County

County Courthouse

Quick Facts

Parent County

1851 Palo Alto County was created 15 January 1851 from unorganized territory. It was attached to Boone and Webster Counties prior to organization 29 December 1858. County seat: Emmetsburg [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Buena Vista | Clay | Dickinson | Emmet | Humboldt | Kossuth | Pocahontas

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

History

Map

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, Libraries and Museums

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,

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

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