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United States Gotoarrow.png Iowa Gotoarrow.png Pocahontas County

Guide to Pocahontas County Iowa genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Pocahontas County, Iowa
Map
Map of Iowa highlighting Pocahontas 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 Pocahontas
Courthouse


County Courthouse

History

Parent County

1851--Pocahontas County was created 15 January 1851 from unorganized territory. It was attached to Conne and Webster Counties prior to organization 11 May 1859. County seat:  Pocahontas [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Fonda | Gilmore City | Havelock | Laurens | Palmer | Plover | Pocahontas | Rolfe | Varina

Neighboring Counties

Buena Vista | Calhoun | Clay | Humboldt | Kossuth | Palo Alto | Sac | Webster

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Lutheran

Gilmore City

  • Records of the American Lutheran Church, Gilmore City, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).

Laurens

  • Records of the American Lutheran Church, Laurens, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).

Palmer

  • Records of the American Lutheran Church, Callender, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).

Pocahontas

  • Records of the American Lutheran Church, Pocahontas, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).

Court

Land

Local Histories 

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

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 - Pocahontas - Probate records.


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.


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).
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