Iowa, Tama County Court Records - FamilySearch Historical Records

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Tama, Iowa, 
United States
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Location of Tama County, Iowa
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Location of Iowa
Record Description
Record Type Court Records
Collection years 1859-1927
FamilySearch Resources
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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.

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

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  • The approximate date of the court case

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

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  • 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]

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