Tama County, Iowa Genealogy

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

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Tama County, Iowa
Map
Map of Iowa highlighting Tama County
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the U.S. highlighting Iowa
Location of Iowa in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 17, 1843
County Seat Toledo
Courthouse


County Courthouse

History

Parent County

1843--Tama County was created 17 February 1843 from Benton County. It was attached to Benton and Linn Counties prior to organization 4 July 1853. County seat:  Toledo [1]

Tama is pronounced Tayma. The first a rhymes with the a in day not with the a in cat. I learned this from the people in met in Tama county.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Benton | Black Hawk | Grundy | Iowa | Jasper | Marshall | Poweshiek

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Lutheran

St. Paul's Lutheran Church

  • Records of the St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Tama County, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).

Traer

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

Court

Land

Local Histories 

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: List of online newspaper archives
  • NewspaperArchive.com ($) has historical newspapers online including Waterloo newspapers that may have included Tama County residents. This database is free at some libraries.

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

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).