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Iowa, Tama County, Tax Records, 1865-1939
This article describes a collection of records at
Tama, Iowa, 
United States
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Location of Tama County, Iowa
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Record Description
Record Type Tax
Collection years 1865-1939
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Related Websites
Tama County Recorder, Toledo

What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

The collection consists of index and images of original records housed at the Tama County courthouse.

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

  • Name of land owner
  • Value of property
  • Amount of taxes owed
  • When paid
  • Paid by whom

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How Do I Search the Collection?[edit | edit source]

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  • The name of the person
  • Place of residence

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I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Use the information found in the record to find additional land records that might have more information
  • Search for vital records such as birth, marriage and death
  • Use the information found in the record to find immigration and probate records
  • Use the information in each record to find additional family members in the census records

I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby town or county
  • Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names, or even initials

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The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Iowa.

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