Chickasaw County, Iowa Genealogy

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

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Online Records

Chickasaw County, Iowa
Map of Iowa highlighting Chickasaw County
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the U.S. highlighting Iowa
Location of Iowa in the U.S.
Founded January 15, 1815
County Seat New Hampton


County Courthouse

Chickasaw County Courthouse
8 East Prospect St.
P.O. Box 14
New Hampton, Iowa 50659-0014

(641) 394-2336

Chickasaw County


Parent County

1851--Chickasaw County was created 15 January 18151 from unorganized territory.  It was attached to Fayette County prior to organization 12 September 1853.  County seat:  New Hampton [1]


Record Loss

March 26, 1880 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

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


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Bremer | Butler | Fayette | Floyd | Howard | Mitchell | Winneshiek




Iowa recorded not only the federal census but state census through out the years too. The state census contains very valuable genealogical information. Where the census information can be found, what years it was taken, mortality schedules, census substitutions and much more is discussed in the very informative Iowa Census article.




Local Histories 




Wikipedia has more about this subject: List of online newspaper archives ($) has a large collection of digitized Iowa newspapers online. This database is sometimes free at libraries.


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 - Chickasaw - Probate records.


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


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