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United States Gotoarrow.png Iowa Gotoarrow.png Humboldt County

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

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Online Records

Humboldt County, Iowa
Map of Iowa highlighting Humboldt County
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the U.S. highlighting Iowa
Location of Iowa in the U.S.
Founded August 31, 1857
County Seat Dakota City

County Courthouse


Parent County

1851--Old Humboldt County was established 15 January 1851 from unorganized territory. It was attached to Boone County and abolished 24 January 1855 and absorbed by Kossuth and Webster Counties.
1857-- Present-day Humboldt County was established 31 August 1857 from Kossuth and Webster Counties.
County seat: Dakota City [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Hancock | Kossuth | Palo Alto | Pocahontas | Webster | Wright





First Lutheran Church

  • 1893-1929 - Membership Record Book #1 of the First Lutheran Church, Humboldt County, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).

Gilmore City

  • Records of the American Lutheran Church, Gilmore City, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).


  • Records of the American Lutheran Church, Renwick, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).

Trinity Lutheran Church, Rutland

  • Records of the Trinity Lutheran Church, Rutland, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).



Local Histories 

  • The History of Humboldt County with a history of Iowa. Historical Pub. Co., 1901. FHL Collection




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.



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).