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Emmet County needs volunteers. If you own or have access to any Emmet County reference books (such as census, cemetery, marriage, newspaper abstracts, family histories, biographies, etc.) and would be willing to do lookups for other Emmet County researchers, please contact the County Coordinator.


Christine Martin has offered to do census lookups for the 1925 Iowa State Census.


Census records available for Emmet County include:
Federal census: 1860-1940
Iowa state census: 1856, 1885, 1895,1905,1915 and 1925.

Please consider performing Lookups if you have access to any of these data sets.

For records available on this site please see: Emmet County Census page.


General lookups at the courthouse--Mary Ellen Sicard has graciously offered to do lookups at the Emmet County courthouse.


Emmet & Dickinson Counties history, Vol. II, published 1917
Pictorial Atlas of Emmet County; compiled 1970 published 1971
A. T. Anders Illustrated Historical Atlas of the State of Iowa 1875
Ringsted the First 75 Years , 1899 - 1974
Ringsted the First 100 Years , 1899 - 1999

The GREAT DANE
Ringsted Alumni 1922-1979
Armstrong - Ringsted Alumni, 1980 - 1999
(this has pictures of all the graduating classes)

The Lutheran Church - Ringsted, Iowa 1882 - 1932
(this includes the History of the first churches in Ringsted including:
St. Ansgar Danish Lutheran, St. Paul's Danish Evangelical Lutheran, and St. John's Danish Evangelical Lutheran)

75 Years of Blessing" 1897 - 1972, St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Ringsted, Iowa
100 Years of Blessing" 1897 - 1997, St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Ringsted, Iowa
(this includes lists of names by year of baptisms, confirmations, marriages, deaths as well as histories of the various church organizations)

Ringsted, Iowa 1899 - 1974, History of Our Heritage
(this includes histories of the town, churches, businesses and service organizations, also includes some history of Hoprig, Jack Creek, Halfa)
The following indexes compiled by the Emmet county Genealogical Society are also available for lookups:

Emmet County Marriages 1871-1941
Cemeteries
Ringsted Memorial, St. Pauls, and St. Johns Cemetery
Oak Hill Cemetery
East Side Cemetery & East Side Memorial Cemetery
Swan Lake Township Cemetery, Center Township Cemetery, Lincoln Township Cemetery, Palestine Lutheran Cemetery, Norwegian Cemetery, Union Cemetery, Estherville Lutheran Cemetery, St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery, High Lake - Jack Creek Cemetery, & Wallingford Lutheran Cemetery Armstrong Cemetery

Emmet County volunteer Esther Tripp has generously offered to do lookups in the above resources. Please contact her for more information.