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Webster County, Iowa Facts

Webster County

When was Webster County, IA Created?
Webster County was established on January 15, 1851 from Risley County & Yell County .

What is the County Seat of Webster County, IA?
The County Seat is located in Fort Dodge and the county government website is http://www.webstercountyia.org/

What counties are adjacent to Webster County, IA?
Bordering Counties are Humboldt County, Wright County, Hamilton County, Boone County, Greene County, Calhoun County, Pocahontas County.


Webster County, IA Vital Records

Where can find Webster County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Webster 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 Webster 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.


Webster County, IA Census Records

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

Webster Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Webster Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Webster 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


Webster County, IA Courthouse and Government Records


Webster County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Webster County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Webster 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 Webster 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.


Webster County, IA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

What other genealogical resources are available in Webster County, IA?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Webster 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.

Webster Co. IA Books, Newspapers & Publications

Webster Co. IA Cemeteries & Church Records

Webster Co. IA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Webster Co. IA General and History Websites

Webster Co. IA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Webster Co. IA Military Records

Webster Co. IA Schools & Directories

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