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== County Courthouse  ==
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Guide to '''Wright 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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| building address = Wright County Courthouse<br>115 North Main Street <br>Clarion, IA 50525<br>[http://www.wrightcounty.org/county_offices.htm  '''Wright County Website'''] }}
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=== County Information  ===
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==== Wright County, Iowa Record Dates  ====
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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" | '''[[Wright County, Iowa#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Wright County, Iowa#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Wright County, Iowa#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Wright County, Iowa#Probate|Probate]]'''
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=== County Courthouse  ===
  
 
[http://www.wrightcounty.org/county_offices.htm The Wright County Courthouse] <br>115 North Main Street <br>Clarion, IA 50525<br>  
 
[http://www.wrightcounty.org/county_offices.htm The Wright County Courthouse] <br>115 North Main Street <br>Clarion, IA 50525<br>  
  
== History  ==
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=== History  ===
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1851--'''Wright County was created 15 January 1851&nbsp;from unorganized territory. It was attached to Boone and Webster Counties prior to organization 1 October 1855. &nbsp;'''County seat:''' Clarion <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1851--'''Wright County was created 15 January 1851&nbsp;from unorganized territory. It was attached to Boone and Webster Counties prior to organization 1 October 1855. &nbsp;'''County seat:''' Clarion <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  ===
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'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Wright, Belmond|place|disp=Belmond}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Wright, Clarion|place|disp=Clarion}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Wright, Eagle Grove|place|disp=Eagle Grove}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Wright, Goldfield|place|disp=Goldfield}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Wright, Troy Township|place|disp=Troy Township}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Wright, Woolstock|place|disp=Woolstock}}
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
[[Cerro Gordo County, Iowa|Cerro Gordo]] | [[Franklin County, Iowa|Franklin]] | [[Hamilton County, Iowa|Hamilton]] | [[Hancock County, Iowa|Hancock]] | [[Hardin County, Iowa|Hardin]] | [[Humboldt County, Iowa|Humboldt]] | [[Kossuth County, Iowa|Kossuth]] | [[Webster County, Iowa|Webster]]  
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[[Cerro Gordo County, Iowa Genealogy|Cerro Gordo]]{{•}} [[Franklin County, Iowa Genealogy|Franklin]]{{•}} [[Hamilton County, Iowa Genealogy|Hamilton]]{{•}} [[Hancock County, Iowa Genealogy|Hancock]]{{•}} [[Hardin County, Iowa Genealogy|Hardin]]{{•}} [[Humboldt County, Iowa Genealogy|Humboldt]]{{•}} [[Kossuth County, Iowa Genealogy|Kossuth]]{{•}} [[Webster County, Iowa Genealogy|Webster]]  
 
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<center>{{IAWright County, Iowa Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
== Resources  ==
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=== Resources  ===
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== 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=645&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|595282|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=645 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://iagenweb.org/wright/wrightcemeteries.htm IAGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Wright+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=Wright&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ia/wright/cemetery.html IAGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/iowa/wright.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://iowagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?cid=99 Iowa Gravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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*Wright City Christian Reform Cemetery  
 
*Wright City Christian Reform Cemetery  
 
*Wright County Burying Grounds
 
*Wright County Burying Grounds
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==== Census ====
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'''''State Census'''''
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*'''1895''' - {{RecordSearch|1803957|Iowa State Census, 1895}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1905''' - {{RecordSearch|2126961|Iowa State Census, 1905}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1915''' - {{RecordSearch|2240483|Iowa State Census, 1915}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1925''' - {{RecordSearch|2224537|Iowa State Census. 1925}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{IA Church Intro}}
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===== Lutheran  =====
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'''Samuel Lutheran Church, Eagle Grove'''
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*Records of the Samuel Lutheran Church, Eagle Grove, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
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'''Wright County'''
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*Records of the American Lutheran Church, Wright County, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{IA Land Intro}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
*[http://iagenweb.org/wright/INDEXTOTHEBIOGRAPHICALSKETCHESINHISTORYOFWRIGHTCOUNTYIOWAITSPEOPLE.htm Wright County Biographical Sketches] is an index of ''History of Wright County Iowa, It's People, Industries and Institutions''<ref> ''History of Wright County Iowa, It's People, Industries and Institutions''; Hon. B.P. Bridsall, B.P. Bowen &amp;amp;amp;amp; Co., Inc., Indianapolis, Indiana, 1915, 1061 pages.</ref>  
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{{IA History}}
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~iabiog/wright/hw1915/hw1915.htm Index of Wright County Biographical Sketches]from the book ''History of Wright County Iowa, It's People, Industries and Institutions'' <ref>''History of Wright County Iowa, It's People, Industries and Institutions''; Hon. B.P. Bridsall, B.P. Bowen &amp;amp;amp;amp; Co., Inc., Indianapolis, Indiana, 1915, 1061 pages.</ref>  
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*[http://iagenweb.org/wright/INDEXTOTHEBIOGRAPHICALSKETCHESINHISTORYOFWRIGHTCOUNTYIOWAITSPEOPLE.htm Wright County Biographical Sketches] is an index of ''History of Wright County Iowa, It's People, Industries and Institutions''<ref> ''History of Wright County Iowa, It's People, Industries and Institutions''; Hon. B.P. Bridsall, B.P. Bowen Co., Inc., Indianapolis, Indiana, 1915, 1061 pages.</ref>  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~iabiog/wright/hw1915/hw1915.htm Index of Wright County Biographical Sketches]from the book ''History of Wright County Iowa, It's People, Industries and Institutions'' <ref>''History of Wright County Iowa, It's People, Industries and Institutions''; Hon. B.P. Bridsall, B.P. Bowen Co., Inc., Indianapolis, Indiana, 1915, 1061 pages.</ref>  
 
*[http://www.archive.org/details/historyofwrightc01bird History of Wright County Iowa, It's People Industries and Institutions] down loadable book.
 
*[http://www.archive.org/details/historyofwrightc01bird History of Wright County Iowa, It's People Industries and Institutions] down loadable book.
  
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==== Maps  ====
  
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/iowa/ Old Antique Atlases &amp; Maps of Iowa]
 
*'''Iowa USGS Topographic'''<br>Choose Airport, Bridge, Building, Cemetery, Church, Civil, Hospital, Lake, Locale, Park, Populated Place, Post Office, School, Stream, Summit, Trail<br>[http://www.topozone.com/states/Iowa.asp?county=Wright http://www.topozone.com/states/Iowa.asp?county=Wright]<br>
 
*'''Iowa USGS Topographic'''<br>Choose Airport, Bridge, Building, Cemetery, Church, Civil, Hospital, Lake, Locale, Park, Populated Place, Post Office, School, Stream, Summit, Trail<br>[http://www.topozone.com/states/Iowa.asp?county=Wright http://www.topozone.com/states/Iowa.asp?county=Wright]<br>
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*'''1861 - 1949''' - {{RecordSearch|2351982|Iowa, Grand Army of the Republic Membership Records, 1861-1949}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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===== Civil War  =====
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{{VAciv}}
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:- [[4th Regiment, Iowa Cavalry|4th Regiment, Iowa Cavalry]], Company K
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
*[http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?brd=1907 Belmond Independent] Belmond, Iowa  
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{{IA Newspaper abstracts|Wright}} *[http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?brd=1907 Belmond Independent] Belmond, Iowa *[http://www.dowsadvocate.com/ Dows Advocate] Dows, Iowa *[http://theeaglegroveeagle.com/ Eagle Grove Eagle] Eagle Grove, Iowa *[http://www.clarionnewsonline.com/1homebody.lasso Wright County Monitor] Clarion, Iowa  
*[http://www.dowsadvocate.com/ Dows Advocate] Dows, Iowa  
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*[http://theeaglegroveeagle.com/ Eagle Grove Eagle] Eagle Grove, Iowa  
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:*1951-59 and 1961-68 — ''[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6859 Wright County Monitor]'' at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] ($) — Clarion, IA, USA
*[http://www.clarionnewsonline.com/1homebody.lasso Wright County Monitor] Clarion, Iowa
 
  
 
==== 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|Wright}}
  
 
==== 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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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ia/wright/bibles.html Bible Records]
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=====Births=====
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*'''1850-1939''' - {{RecordSearch|2527591|Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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=====Marriage=====
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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]
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*'''1880-1992''' - {{RecordSearch|2110820|Iowa, County Death Records, 1880-1992}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index<br>
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*'''1921-1940''' - {{RecordSearch|2531337|Iowa, Death Records, 1921-1940}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/ia/wright/bibles.html Bible Records]
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=== Societies and Libraries  ===
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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'''Wright County Genealogical Searchers'''<br>Post Office Box 225<br>Clarion, Iowa 50525-0225<br>[http://iagenweb.org/wright/WrightCountyGenealogicalSearchers.htm Website]
  
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/iowa/wright/ Genealogy Trails]
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/iowa/wright/ Genealogy Trails]
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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==== Family History Centers  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
== Web Sites ==
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=== Websites ===
  
*{{FHL|Iowa%2C+Wright|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/iowa/wright-county/ Wright County, IA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/110971683456785432231 Iowa Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/138731752868271/ Iowa Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
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*{{FHL|Iowa%2C+Wright|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IA/Wright/ Wright&nbsp;County, Iowa Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IA/Wright/ Wright&nbsp;County, Iowa Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
== References  ==
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=== References  ===
  
 
<references /> {{Iowa|Iowa}}  
 
<references /> {{Iowa|Iowa}}  
  
 
[[Category:Wright_County,_Iowa]]
 
[[Category:Wright_County,_Iowa]]

Latest revision as of 14:40, 21 June 2017

United States
Iowa
Wright County

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

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Wright County, Iowa
Map
Map of Iowa highlighting Wright 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 Clarion
Courthouse
IowaWrightCourthouse.jpg
Address Wright County Courthouse
115 North Main Street
Clarion, IA 50525
Wright County Website


County Information

Wright County, Iowa Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1880 1855 1880 1840 1855 1855

County Courthouse

The Wright County Courthouse
115 North Main Street
Clarion, IA 50525

History

Parent County

1851--Wright County was created 15 January 1851 from unorganized territory. It was attached to Boone and Webster Counties prior to organization 1 October 1855.  County seat: Clarion [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

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Cerro Gordo • Franklin • Hamilton • Hancock • Hardin • Humboldt • Kossuth • Webster

Wright CountyFranklin CountyHardin CountyHamilton CountyWebster CountyHumboldt CountyKossuth CountyHancock CountyCerro Gordo CountyFloyd CountyButler CountyGrundy CountyMarshall CountyStory CountyBoone CountyGreene CountyCalhoun CountyPocahontas CountyPalo Alto CountyEmmet CountyWinnebago CountyWorth CountyMitchell CountyIAWright.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
IAGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
Iowa Gravestones
Billion Graves
See Iowa Cemeteries for more information.
  • Amish Cemetery (historical)
  • Belmond Cemetery
  • Calvary Cemetery
  • Eagle Grove Township Cemetery (historical)
  • Elmwood Cemetery
  • Evergreen Cemetery
  • Fairview Cemetery
  • French Church Cemetery
  • Galt Cemetery
  • Goldfield Cemetery
  • Graceland Cemetery
  • Hickory Grove Cemetery
  • Holmes Cemetery
  • Immanuel Reformed Cemetery
  • Norway Township Cemetery
  • Ringsaker Cemetery
  • Rose Hill Cemetery
  • Saint Francis Cemetery
  • Saint Johns Cemetery
  • Saint Josephs Cemetery
  • Saint Pauls Lutheran Cemetery
  • Schwenck Family Plot (historical)
  • Simenson Family Plot
  • Troy Cemetery
  • Woolstock Cemetery
  • Wright City Christian Reform Cemetery
  • Wright County Burying Grounds

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.


Lutheran

Samuel Lutheran Church, Eagle Grove

  • Records of the Samuel Lutheran Church, Eagle Grove, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).

Wright County

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

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 Wright 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.


Biographies

Maps

Military

Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Wright County, Iowa Genealogy served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Wright County, Iowa Genealogy:

- 4th Regiment, Iowa Cavalry, Company K

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Wright County, Iowa Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

*Belmond Independent Belmond, Iowa *Dows Advocate Dows, Iowa *Eagle Grove Eagle Eagle Grove, Iowa *Wright County Monitor Clarion, Iowa 

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 - Wright - 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
Marriage
Deaths

Societies and Libraries

Wright County Genealogical Searchers
Post Office Box 225
Clarion, Iowa 50525-0225
Website

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.

Websites

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).
  3. History of Wright County Iowa, It's People, Industries and Institutions; Hon. B.P. Bridsall, B.P. Bowen Co., Inc., Indianapolis, Indiana, 1915, 1061 pages.
  4. History of Wright County Iowa, It's People, Industries and Institutions; Hon. B.P. Bridsall, B.P. Bowen Co., Inc., Indianapolis, Indiana, 1915, 1061 pages.