Emmet County, Iowa Genealogy
- 1 County Courthouse
- 2 History
- 3 Places/Localities
- 4 Resources
- 5 Societies and Libraries
- 6 Web Sites
- 7 References
Estherville City Hall
2 North 7th Street
Estherville, Iowa 51334
1851--Emmet County was created 15 January 1851 from unorganized territory. It was attaced to Bonne and Webster Counties prior to organization 7 February 1859. County seat: Estherville 
Armstrong-- Armstrong Grove
Armstrong--St. Mary's Catholic
Estherville --East Side
Estherville-- East Side Memorial
Estherville--St. Patrick's Catholic
Gruver--Center Township (Old Swan Lake)
High Lake Township-- High Lake-Jack Creek,
Ringsted--St. John's Lutheran
Ringsted--St. Paul's Lutheran
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.
NewspaperArchive.com ($) has a large collection of digitized Iowa newspapers online. This database is sometimes free at libraries.
Societies and Libraries
The county library is located in Emmetsburg. It has an on-line searchable newspaper system which is available in the library for research. Contact the library for availability of a user name and password to access the system outside the library.
They have indexed listing for interments in the local cemeteries
Estherville Public Library 613 Central Ave, Estherville, Iowa 51334. www.esthervillepubliclibrary.com
Family History Centers
- Emmet County IAGenWeb
- Family History Library Catalog
- Emmet County, Iowa Genealogy and Family History (Linkpendium)
- Estherville Public Library
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).