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United States Gotoarrow.png Iowa Gotoarrow.png Floyd County

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
Map
Map of Iowa highlighting Floyd 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 Charles City
Courthouse
Address Floyd County Courthouse
101 S. Main St.
Charles City, IA 50616-2756
Phone: (515) 228-7111


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

Record Loss

June 7, 1874 and 1881 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

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

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

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 - Floyd - 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 Libaries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

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