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

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Floyd County, Iowa
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Location in the state of Iowa
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Location of Iowa in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 15, 1851
County Seat Charles City
Courthouse
Address Floyd County Courthouse
101 S. Main St.
Charles City, IA 50616-2756
Phone: (515) 228-7111

Contents

County Courthouse

Floyd County Courthouse
101 S. Main St.
Charles City, IA 50616-2756

(515) 228-7111

History

Parent County

1851--Floyd County was created 15 January 1851 from unorganized territory. It was attached to Fayette and  Chickasaw Counties prior to organization 4 September 1854. County seat:  Charles City [1]

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

June 7, 1874 and 1881 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged. For a list of record loss in Iowa Counties see: Iowa Counties with Burned Courthouses


For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Bremer • Butler • Cerro Gordo • Chickasaw • Franklin • Howard • Mitchell

Floyd CountyChickasaw CountyBremer CountyButler CountyFranklin CountyCerro Gordo CountyWorth CountyMitchell CountyHoward CountyWinneshiek CountyFayette CountyBuchanan CountyBlack Hawk CountyGrundy CountyHardin CountyHamilton CountyWright CountyHancock CountyWinnebago CountyFreeborn CountyMower CountyFillmore CountyIAFloyd.JPG

Resources

Cemeteries

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 Floyd County, Iowa. 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.

Maps

Military

Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Floyd County, Iowa 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 Floyd County, Iowa:

- 27th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company G
- 27th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company G

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

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 Family History Library Catalog lists films of probate records. To find the records for this county, use the Place Search for Iowa - Floyd - 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..

Societies and Libaries

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

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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