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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Iowa]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Kossuth County'''
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Guide to '''Kossuth County, Iowa ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.<br>
 
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== County Courthouse ==
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=== County Information ===
  
== History  ==
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==== Kossuth County, Iowa Record Dates  ====
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 225-231. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992</ref></center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Kossuth County, Iowa Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Kossuth County, Iowa Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Kossuth County, Iowa Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Kossuth County, Iowa Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Kossuth County, Iowa Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Kossuth County, Iowa Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1880
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1857
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1880
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1840
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1855
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | &nbsp;?
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=== County Courthouse  ===
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=== History  ===
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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For animated maps illustrating Iowa County boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/iowa/ "Rotating Formation Iowa County Boundary Maps"] (1816-1872) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
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=== Places/Localities  ===
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'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Kossuth, Algona|place|disp=Algona}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Kossuth, Bancroft|place|disp=Bancroft}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Kossuth, Irvington|place|disp=Irvington}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Kossuth, Lakota|place|disp=Lakota}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Kossuth, Titonka|place|disp=Titonka}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Kossuth, Wesley|place|disp=Wesley}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Kossuth, Whittemore|place|disp=Whittemore}}
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
[[Emmet County, Iowa|Emmet]] | [[Hancock County, Iowa|Hancock]] | [[Humboldt County, Iowa|Humboldt]] | [[Palo Alto County, Iowa|Palo Alto]] | [[Pocahontas County, Iowa|Pocahontas]] | [[Winnebago County, Iowa|Winnebago]] | [[Wright County, Iowa|Wright]] | [[Faribault County, Minnesota|Faribault County, Minnesota]] | [[Martin County, Minnesota|Martin County, Minnesota]]  
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[[Emmet County, Iowa Genealogy|Emmet]]{{•}} [[Hancock County, Iowa Genealogy|Hancock]]{{•}} [[Humboldt County, Iowa Genealogy|Humboldt]]{{•}} [[Palo Alto County, Iowa Genealogy|Palo Alto]]{{•}} [[Pocahontas County, Iowa Genealogy|Pocahontas]]{{•}} [[Winnebago County, Iowa Genealogy|Winnebago]]{{•}} [[Wright County, Iowa Genealogy|Wright]]{{•}} [[Faribault County, Minnesota Genealogy|Faribault County, Minnesota]]{{•}} [[Martin County, Minnesota Genealogy|Martin County, Minnesota]]  
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<center>{{IAKossuth County, Iowa Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
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=== Resources  ===
  
== Resources ==
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==== Cemeteries ====
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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{| width="80%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="3" border="1"
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=14&GScnty=601&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|NUMBER|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=14&CScnty=601 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://iagenweb.org/kossuth/Cemeteries/CountyCemeteries.html IAGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Kossuth+Iowa&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Iowa&county=Kossuth&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ia/kossuth/cemetery.html IAGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/iowa/kossuth.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://iowagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?cid=55 Iowa Gravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[Iowa Cemeteries|Iowa Cemeteries]] for more information.
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==== Census ====
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'''''State Census'''''
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*'''1895''' - {{RecordSearch|1803957|Iowa State Census, 1895}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1905''' - {{RecordSearch|2126961|Iowa State Census, 1905}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1915''' - {{RecordSearch|2240483|Iowa State Census, 1915}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1925''' - {{RecordSearch|2224537|Iowa State Census. 1925}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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==== Church ====
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{{IA Church Intro}}
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===== Lutheran  =====
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*Records of the American Lutheran Church, Kossuth County, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{IA Church Intro}}
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===== Lutheran  =====
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*Records of the American Lutheran Church, Kossuth County, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{IA Land Intro}}
  
 
==== Local Histories&nbsp;  ====
 
==== Local Histories&nbsp;  ====
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{{IA History}}
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*Reed, Benjamin F. ''History of Kossuth County, Iowa&nbsp;: a record of all important events from earliest times to midsummer of 1912''. Chicago&nbsp;: S. J. Clarke, 1913.
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**Vol. 1 Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE923135 FamilySearch] (Free)
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**Vol. 2 Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE923153 FamilySearch] (Free)
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*''History of Kossuth, Hancock and Winnebago counties, Iowa&nbsp;: together with sketches of their cities, villages and townships; history of Iowa''. Springfield, Illinois&nbsp;: Union Pub. Co., 1884.
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**Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE109632 FamilySearch] (Free) and at [http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/008652838 Hathitrust] (Free)
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/iowa/ Old Antique Atlases &amp; Maps of Iowa]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*'''1861 - 1949''' - {{RecordSearch|2351982|Iowa, Grand Army of the Republic Membership Records, 1861-1949}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{IA Newspaper abstracts|Kossuth}}
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*'''''Kossuth County Advance.'''''1951-58 Algona, IA, USA. Online at: [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6746 Ancestry.com] ($)
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*'''''Algona Kossuth County Advance.'''''1958-60. Algona, IA, USA. Online at: [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6858 Ancestry.com] ($)
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*'''''West Bend Journal.''''' 1956. West Bend, IA, USA. Online at: [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7032 Ancestry.com] ($)
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1758 - 1997''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9064 Iowa Wills and Probate Records 1758-1997] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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{{IA Probate Intro|Kossuth}}
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{IA Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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{{IA Vital Intro}}
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=====Births=====
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*'''1850-1939''' - {{RecordSearch|2527591|Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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=====Marriages=====
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*'''1838-1934''' - {{RecordSearch|1805551|Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
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=====Deaths=====
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*'''1850-1990''' - {{RecordSearch|1674841|Iowa, Deaths and Burials 1850-1990}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] - index
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*'''1880-1992''' - {{RecordSearch|2110820|Iowa, County Death Records, 1880-1992}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index<br>
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*'''1921-1940''' - {{RecordSearch|2531337|Iowa, Death Records, 1921-1940}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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'''Kossoth County Iowa Genealogical Society'''<br>c/o Algona Public Library<br>210 North Phillips Street<br>Algona, IA 50511<br>[http://www.kossuthcountygenealogicalsociety.com/index.html Website]
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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==== Websites  ====
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{{WA Websites Intro}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ADFF85" colspan="3" | <center>'''Sites with online indexes or images of records pertaining to {{PAGENAME}}''' </center>
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| width="30%" | [http://www.iowahistory.org/search.html?q=Kossuth+county&btnG=Search+%C2%BB State Historical Society of Iowa]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | list and links to data and "hard copy" material - results of "kossuth county" placed in search box
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| width="30%" | [http://www.iowaheritage.org/items/browse?search=kossuth+county&submit_search=Search+All The Iowa Heritage Digital Collection]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | digital images from a variety of Iowa cultural institutions - results of "kossuth county" in the search box
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| width="30%" | [http://publications.iowa.gov/cgi/search/simple?q=kossuth+county&_action_search=Search&_order=-byyear%2Fbytitle&basic_srchtype=ALL&_satisfyall=ALL State Library of Iowa]
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| width="20%" | Free
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| width="60%" | electronic depository of documents intended for the general public produced by Iowa agencies - results of "kossuth county" in the search box
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| width="30%" | [http://iagenweb.org/kossuth/ IAGenWeb]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
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| width="30%" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ia/kossuth/kossuth.htm USGenWeb Archives]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
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| width="30%" | [http://genealogytrails.com/iowa/kossuth/ genealogytrails.com]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
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| width="30%" | [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1821206] [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2110820][https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1805551] FamilySearch
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Births, 1880-1935; Deaths 1880-1992; Marriages, 1838-1934; all indexes
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== Web Sites ==
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#94FFFF" colspan="3" | <center>'''Sites that search for links pertaining to {{PAGENAME}}''' </center>
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| width="30%" | [http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/IA/Kossuth/ RootsWeb Resources]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
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| width="30%" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IA/Kossuth/ Linkpendium]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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| width="30%" | [http://www.cyndislist.com/us/ia/counties/kossuth/ CyndisList]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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| width="30%" | [http://ldsgenealogy.com/IA/Kossuth-County.htm Kossuth County IA at LDS Genealogy]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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| width="30%" | [http://www.genealogyinc.com/iowa/kossuth-county/ StateofUS.com]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | family history resources and government records
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{{FHL|Iowa%2C+Kossuth|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" border="1"
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#FFFF66" colspan="2" | <center>'''Major catalogs for ''hard copy'' collections of {{PAGENAME}}''' <br>Books, microfilm, or manuscripts of genealogical records</center>
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| width="30%" | {{FHL|United States, Iowa, Kossuth|place|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
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| width="70%" | Select topics. To select towns, add a comma to the search box.
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| width="30%" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=kossuth+county+iowa&dblist=638&fq=s0%3A28000000&qt=facet_s0%3A WorldCat]
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| width="70%" | To find nearby libraries that have specific items, see [[WorldCat Online Catalog]].
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| width="30%" | [http://smartcat.acpl.lib.in.us/?q=kossuth+county%2C+iowa&image.x=0&image.y=0 Allen County Public Library]
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| located in Indiana They are heavily involved in digitizing.
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| width="100%" colspan="2" | <center>'''See also''' [[{{PAGENAME}}#Societies_and_Libraries|local libraries]] and [[Iowa Archives and Libraries]]</center>
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[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IA/Kossuth/ Kossuth&nbsp; County, Iowa Genealogy and Family History ](Linkpendium)
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#FAEBD7" colspan="3" | <center>'''Social networking sites pertaining to {{PAGENAME}}''' </center>
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| width="30%" | [http://geneabloggers.com/genealogy-blogs/ GeneaBloggers]
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| width="70%" | enter "Iowa" in search box to see list and links to Iowa blogs
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| width="30%" | [https://plus.google.com/s/iowa%20genealogy Google+]
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| width="70%" | list of groups from "iowa genealogy" search
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| width="30" | [https://www.facebook.com/search/more/?q=iowa%20genealogy&sid=0.10269487418482515 Facebook]
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| width="70%" | list of groups from "Iowa Genealogy" search
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| width="30%" | [http://genforum.genealogy.com/ia/kossuth/ genealogy.com]
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| width="70%" | Kossuth County, IA Genealogy Forum
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| width="30%" | [http://boards.ancestry.com/localities.northam.usa.states.iowa.counties.kossuth/mb.ashx ancestry.com]  
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| width="70%" | Kossuth County Message Board
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== References  ==
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=== References  ===
  
 
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[[Category:Kossuth_County,_Iowa]]
 
[[Category:Kossuth_County,_Iowa]]

Latest revision as of 22:39, 13 February 2017

United States
Iowa


Kossuth County


Guide to Kossuth County, Iowa ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Kossuth County, Iowa
Map
Map of Iowa highlighting Kossuth 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 Algona
Courthouse


County Information

Kossuth County, Iowa Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1880 1857 1880 1840 1855  ?

County Courthouse

History

Parent County

1851--Kossuth County was created 15 January 1851 from unorganized territory. It was attached to Boone and Webster Counties prior to organization 1 March 1856. County seat:  Algona [2]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Iowa County boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Iowa County Boundary Maps" (1816-1872) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places/Localities

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Emmet • Hancock • Humboldt • Palo Alto • Pocahontas • Winnebago • Wright • Faribault County, Minnesota • Martin County, Minnesota

Kossuth CountyWinnebago CountyHancock CountyWright CountyHumboldt CountyPocahontas CountyPalo Alto CountyEmmet CountyWorth CountyCerro Gordo CountyFranklin CountyWebster CountyBuena Vista CountyClay CountyDickinson CountyMartin CountyFaribault CountyFreeborn CountyJackson CountyCottonwood CountyWatonwan CountyBlue Earth CountyWaseca CountySteele CountyIAKossuth.JPG

Resources

Cemeteries

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
IAGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
IAGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
Iowa Gravestones
Billion Graves
See Iowa Cemeteries for more information.

Census

State Census

Church

Most church records are held by individual churches. For contact information, check a phone directory, such as SearchBug or Dex Knows. Some denominations are gathering their records into a central repository. For more information about these major repositories, see Iowa Church Records.


Lutheran

Church

Most church records are held by individual churches. For contact information, check a phone directory, such as SearchBug or Dex Knows. Some denominations are gathering their records into a central repository. For more information about these major repositories, see Iowa Church Records.


Lutheran

Court

Land

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Iowa Land and Property for additional information about early Iowa land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse, where records are currently housed.


Local Histories 

Local histories are available for Kossuth County, Iowa Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Iowa Local Histories.


Maps

Military

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Kossuth County, Iowa Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:


Probate

Online Probate Records

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 - Kossuth - Probate records.


Taxation

Iowa tax records complement land records and can be used to supplement the years between censuses. Tax lists were usually made every year, however, there may be gaps of several years. For more information, see the wiki page Iowa 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.

Births
Marriages
Deaths

Societies and Libraries

Kossoth County Iowa Genealogical Society
c/o Algona Public Library
210 North Phillips Street
Algona, IA 50511
Website

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Websites



Sites with online indexes or images of records pertaining to Kossuth County, Iowa Genealogy
State Historical Society of Iowa Free list and links to data and "hard copy" material - results of "kossuth county" placed in search box
The Iowa Heritage Digital Collection Free digital images from a variety of Iowa cultural institutions - results of "kossuth county" in the search box
State Library of Iowa Free electronic depository of documents intended for the general public produced by Iowa agencies - results of "kossuth county" in the search box
IAGenWeb Free Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
USGenWeb Archives Free Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
genealogytrails.com Free Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
[1] [2][3] FamilySearch Free Births, 1880-1935; Deaths 1880-1992; Marriages, 1838-1934; all indexes
Sites that search for links pertaining to Kossuth County, Iowa Genealogy
RootsWeb Resources Free Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
Linkpendium Free Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
CyndisList Free Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
Kossuth County IA at LDS Genealogy Free Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
StateofUS.com Free family history resources and government records
Major catalogs for hard copy collections of Kossuth County, Iowa Genealogy
Books, microfilm, or manuscripts of genealogical records
FamilySearch Catalog Select topics. To select towns, add a comma to the search box.
WorldCat To find nearby libraries that have specific items, see WorldCat Online Catalog.
Allen County Public Library located in Indiana They are heavily involved in digitizing.
See also local libraries and Iowa Archives and Libraries
Social networking sites pertaining to Kossuth County, Iowa Genealogy
GeneaBloggers enter "Iowa" in search box to see list and links to Iowa blogs
Google+ list of groups from "iowa genealogy" search
Facebook list of groups from "Iowa Genealogy" search
genealogy.com Kossuth County, IA Genealogy Forum
ancestry.com Kossuth County Message Board

References

  1. Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 225-231. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
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