Historic Record Books
The Bremer County Historical Document Archive contains key county land documents from the Recorder's and Auditor's Office. The books contained in this archive site were digitized in 2021 for historical preservation and protection of this important county record and to provide improved searching tools and access. These Land Index book images are being made available to the public for research purposes and specifically to locate Book/Page information to a recorded document.
Recorder's OfficeAt this time, the historic digital archive includes: General Deed Index - Lands & Town Lots ranging from 1852 through Sept 1983.
The recommended search technique of the digital collection will mirror the historic search technique of the physical books. Based on your search criteria, 1) Select Index Record Type 2) Select the correct index book from the drop-down filter based on the Year 3) Select the specific drop-down Letter filter of the Last Name, reducing the number of images to review.
Auditor's OfficeAt this time, the historic digital archive includes: The complete set of Transfer of Lands & Transfer of Lots books and Bremer County Supervisor Minutes. The initial project of Supervisor Minutes included Books D thru N (June 1888 - June 2003). Future initiatives may include Books A thru C and July 2003 to current.
The recommended search technique of the Transfer Book collection is the following: Based on your search criteria, 1) 1st drop-down filter on the left, select Transfer - Lands or Transfer - Lots 2) Using the filters, select the Section/Township/Range or Subdivision/Lot/Block applicable to your search 3) All pages that meet the search criteria will be presented from oldest to the most recent.
The recommended search technique of the Supervisor Minutes is the following: 1) Select Word Search button (typed content only) 2) Enter words or phrases (Names, Topics, Events, etc.) 3) All pages that meet the search criteria will be presented. 4) Filter your results by modifying the search or selecting a Year/Decade.