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Ringgold County, Iowa
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Ringgold County, Iowa Facts

Ringgold County

When was Ringgold County, IA Created?
Ringgold County was established on February 24, 1847 from Unorganized Territory.

What is the County Seat of Ringgold County, IA?
The County Seat is located in Mount Ayr and the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Ringgold County, IA?
Bordering Counties are Union County, Decatur County, Harrison County, Missouri, Worth County, Missouri, Taylor County.

Ringgold County, IA Vital Records

Where can find Ringgold County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Ringgold County vital records can be found at the Iowa Office of Vital Records which has copies of birth, marriage and death records from July 1880. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Iowa for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Ringgold County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Iowa Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Death Certificate Application to mail.

Ringgold County, IA Census Records

What Ringgold County, IA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Ringgold County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Ringgold Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Ringgold Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Ringgold Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890.

Another Iowa census is the Iowa State Census Collection from 1836-1925. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Iowa Census Records Research Guide

Ringgold County, IA Courthouse and Government Records

Ringgold County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Ringgold County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Ringgold County court, probate, and land records data as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in Iowa courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless Iowa residents.

The possibilities are excellent that your forefathers have left a comprehensive document of at least a number of facets of their lives in the Ringgold County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her to appear in court records. See Also Iowa Corthouse Records Research Guide.

Ringgold County, IA Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Ringgold County, IA?
A list of Ringgold County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Iowa Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Ringgold County, IA Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Ringgold County, IA?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Ringgold County. Many of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business oriented Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a cost. This is simply a list which has been compiled or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site over another.

Ringgold Co. IA Books, Newspapers & Publications

Ringgold Co. IA Cemeteries & Church Records

Ringgold Co. IA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Ringgold Co. IA General and History Websites

Ringgold Co. IA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Ringgold Co. IA Military Records

Ringgold Co. IA Schools & Directories

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