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== What is in This Collection? ==
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This collection contains images of court records from the the office of the Tama County Clerk for the years 1859 to 1927.
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=== To Browse This Collection ===
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=== Image Visibility ===
== Record Description  ==
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== What Can These Records Tell Me? ==
This collection contains images of court records from the the office of the Tama County Clerk for the years 1859 to 1927.
 
 
 
== Record Content  ==
 
 
 
 
Information found in this collection may include:  
 
Information found in this collection may include:  
 
 
*Names of interested parties  
 
*Names of interested parties  
 
*Date of court proceeding or transaction  
 
*Date of court proceeding or transaction  
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*Place of residence  
 
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*Names of witnesses
 
*Names of witnesses
 
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== Collection Content ==
== How to Use the Record  ==
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Image:Iowa, Tama County Court Records (14-0999) Court Records Index DGS 100994645_120.jpg|General Index to Court Records
 
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== How Do I Search This Collection? ==
 
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*The name of the person
 
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*The approximate date of the court case
Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:
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=== View the Images ===
 
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*Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
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Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.
 
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Keep track of your research in a [[Use_Appropriate_Forms#Prepare_a_Research_Log | research log]].
==== Using the Information  ====
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
 
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=== I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family. For example use the date and locality to search for census and church records.
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*Use the probate record to identify adoptions, guardians, heirs and relatives
 
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*Use the probate record to approximate a death date, then find a death certificate
==== Tips to Keep in Mind  ====
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*For earlier years, use the probate record to substitute for civil birth and death records
 
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*Search for other vital records such as birth and marriage 
*Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname as the deceased, this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
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*Use the information found in the record to find immigration and land records
*Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have been in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
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*Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in census records
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
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=== I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now? ===
*Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after 1900.  
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*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
*There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another record.  
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*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 
*Witnesses in court cases may be close relatives.
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*Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name
 
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*Remember that sometimes individuals went by [http://usgenweb.org/research/nicknames.html nicknames] or alternated between using first and middle names, or even initials
==== Unable to Find Your Ancestor?  ====
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=== Research Helps ===
 
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The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of [[Iowa, United States Genealogy|Iowa]].
*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.  
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* [[GuidedResearch:Iowa|Iowa Guided Research]]
*Check for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. Local historical and genealogical groups also compile indexes to local records .
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* [[Iowa Record Finder]]
*Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.
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* [[Iowa Research Tips and Strategies|Research Tips and Strategies]]
 
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* [[Step-by-Step Iowa Research, 1880-Present|Step-by-Step Research]]
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== Citing this Collection ==
 
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Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
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Tama, Iowa, 
United States
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Flag of Iowa
US Locator Map Iowa Tama.PNG
Location of Tama County, Iowa
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Location of Iowa
Record Description
Record Type Court Records
Collection years 1859-1927
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
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Tama County Clerk. Tama County Courthouse, Toledo, Iowa


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

This collection contains images of court records from the the office of the Tama County Clerk for the years 1859 to 1927.

To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You will be able to browse through images in this collection when it is published.

Image Visibility[edit | edit source]

Whenever possible FamilySearch makes images and indexes available for all users. However, rights to view these data are limited by contract and subject to change. Because of this there may be limitations on where and how images and indexes are available or who can see them. Please be aware some collections consist only of partial information indexed from the records and do not contain any images. For additional information about image restrictions see Restrictions for Viewing Images in FamilySearch Historical Record Collections.

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

Information found in this collection may include:

  • Names of interested parties
  • Date of court proceeding or transaction
  • Details of the case
  • Place of residence
  • Names of witnesses

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

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

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of the person
  • The approximate date of the court case

View the Images[edit | edit source]

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page

  1. Select the Record Category to view the images.

How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

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

  • Use the probate record to identify adoptions, guardians, heirs and relatives
  • Use the probate record to approximate a death date, then find a death certificate
  • For earlier years, use the probate record to substitute for civil birth and death records
  • Search for other vital records such as birth and marriage
  • Use the information found in the record to find immigration and land records
  • Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in 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

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

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

Citing this Collection[edit | edit source]

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation:
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
Record Citation:
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Image Citation:
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