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United States Gotoarrow.png Iowa Gotoarrow.png Calhoun County

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

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Calhoun County, Iowa
Map
Map of Iowa highlighting Calhoun 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 Rockwell
Courthouse
Address Calhoun County Courthouse
P. O. Box 273
Rockwell, IA 50579-0273
Phone:(712) 297-8122
Calhoun County Website


County Courthouse

Calhoun County Courthouse
P. O. Box 273
Rockwell, IA 50579-0273

(712) 297-8122

Calhoun County

History

Parent County

1851--Calhoun County was created 15 January 1851 from unorganized territory. It was formerly Fox County, until the name changed 22 January 1853.  It was attached to Green and Boone Counties prior to organization 7 November 1855.
County seat: Rockwell City [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1884 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

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

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Buena Vista | Carroll | Greene | Pocahontas | Sac | Webster

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

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.

Church

Lutheran
  • Records of the American Lutheran Church, Pomeroy, 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 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 FamilySearch Catalog lists films of probate records. To find the records for this county, use the Place Search for Iowa - Calhoun - 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).