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Wright County, Iowa Genealogy

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


Wright County, Iowa
Map of Iowa highlighting Wright County
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the U.S. highlighting Iowa
Location of Iowa in the U.S.
Founded January 15, 1851
County Seat Clarion
Address Wright County Courthouse
115 North Main Street
Clarion, IA 50525
Wright County Website

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

The Wright County Courthouse
115 North Main Street
Clarion, IA 50525

History[edit | edit source]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

1851--Wright County was created 15 January 1851 from unorganized territory. It was attached to Boone and Webster Counties prior to organization 1 October 1855.  County seat: Clarion [1]

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

Places/Localities[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Cerro Gordo | Franklin | Hamilton | Hancock | Hardin | Humboldt | Kossuth | Webster

Resources[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

  • Amish Cemetery (historical)
  • Belmond Cemetery
  • Calvary Cemetery
  • Eagle Grove Township Cemetery (historical)
  • Elmwood Cemetery
  • Evergreen Cemetery
  • Fairview Cemetery
  • French Church Cemetery
  • Galt Cemetery
  • Goldfield Cemetery
  • Graceland Cemetery
  • Hickory Grove Cemetery
  • Holmes Cemetery
  • Immanuel Reformed Cemetery
  • Norway Township Cemetery
  • Ringsaker Cemetery
  • Rose Hill Cemetery
  • Saint Francis Cemetery
  • Saint Johns Cemetery
  • Saint Josephs Cemetery
  • Saint Pauls Lutheran Cemetery
  • Schwenck Family Plot (historical)
  • Simenson Family Plot
  • Troy Cemetery
  • Woolstock Cemetery
  • Wright City Christian Reform Cemetery
  • Wright County Burying Grounds

Church[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Samuel Lutheran Church, Eagle Grove

  • Records of the Samuel Lutheran Church, Eagle Grove, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at ($).

Wright County

  • Records of the American Lutheran Church, Wright County, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at ($).

Court[edit | edit source]

Land[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Wright 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.

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]


Military[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]

Regiments. Service men in Wright County, Iowa Genealogy served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Wright County, Iowa Genealogy:

- 4th Regiment, Iowa Cavalry, Company K

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

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

*Belmond Independent Belmond, Iowa *Dows Advocate Dows, Iowa *Eagle Grove Eagle Eagle Grove, Iowa *Wright County Monitor Clarion, Iowa

Probate[edit | edit source]

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 - Wright - Probate records.

Taxation[edit | edit source]

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 [edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers
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Web Sites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. History of Wright County Iowa, It's People, Industries and Institutions; Hon. B.P. Bridsall, B.P. Bowen Co., Inc., Indianapolis, Indiana, 1915, 1061 pages.
  3. History of Wright County Iowa, It's People, Industries and Institutions; Hon. B.P. Bridsall, B.P. Bowen Co., Inc., Indianapolis, Indiana, 1915, 1061 pages.