TAMA COUNTY COURTHOUSE
100 West High Street PO Box 306
Toledo, IA 52342
Phone: (641) 484-2740
Web site: http://www.tamacounty.org/
Web site: http://www.tamacounty.org/recorder.html
Births, Marriages, and Deaths are located in the
County Recorder's Office in the Tama County
Courthouse in Toledo, IA. The County Recorders'
staff are very busy but are willing to allow people
to do personal research on their own. The records
are all well indexed.
Births - Begin in 1880
First Recorded - Robert Ray Robinson Jul 17, 1880
Adoption Records are NOT AVAILABLE for they are
sealed by law
Deaths - Begin in 1880
(County Historical Society has Obit and cemetery
Index from 1874 to present)
Marriages - Begin in 1850
First recorded - Miron Blodget & Sarah Cronk -
14 Aug 1853
are also located in the Tama County Recorder's Office
and are easily indexed. They also have in the Tama
County Courthouse the first book of Benton County
Deeds, in perfect condition and indexed. However,
remember that it is very likely that Tama County was
created from Benton County and the records were never
moved to the Benton County Courthouse and were simply
left there. Be certain to check Benton county also for
early marriages and probate records. The County
Recorder also has cemetery plot deed records, city and
town lot deed, soldier's discharge records and the
original homestead book. Again, this is probably for
Benton County as well.
BOOK OF ORIGINAL LAND GRANTS
This book records transactions where the U.S.
Government (agents) was the Grantor. Some early
settlers walked into the Land Office and made a
purchase. For others, they were given a tract of
land in payment for their service in the United
States Armed Forces.
These Land Grants transactions are indexed by
location ie. Range and Township.
These records may be found on-line by going to The
Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
COUNTY CLERK OFFICE
Probate records begin in 1850. They are also indexed.
They include guardianship records, wills and estate
The Clerks' office also holds divorce proceedings and
COUNTY AUDITOR OFFICE
Tax Records are found in the auditor's office and
date back to 1848. They are very helpful in making
their records available. They also have plat maps.