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Guide to Allamakee County, Iowa ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Allamakee County, Iowa
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Map of Iowa highlighting Allamakee County
Location in the state of Iowa
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Location of Iowa in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 20, 1847
County Seat Waukon
Courthouse
Address Allamakee County Courthouse
110 Allamakee St.
P.O. Box 248
Waukon, IA 52172-1794
Phone:(563) 568-6351
County Website

Contents

County Courthouse

Allamakee County Courthouse
110 Allamakee St.
P.O. Box 248
Waukon, IA 52172-1794
Phone:(563) 568-6351

History

Parent County

1847--Allamakee County was created 20 February 1847 from unorganized territory.  The county was attached to Clayton County prior to organization on 6 March 1849.  County seat:  Waukon [1]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Iowa County boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Iowa County Boundary Maps" (1816-1872) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

For a list of record loss in Iowa Counties see: Iowa Counties with Burned Courthouses

Places/Localities

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

Populated Places

This  list of cities and townships come from wikipedia.org.


Cities

Harpers Ferry
Lansing
New Albin
Postville
Waterville
Waukon
[edit] Townships

Allamakee County is divided into eighteen townships:

Center
Fairview
Franklin
French Creek
Hanover
Iowa
Jefferson
Lafayette
Lansing
Linton
Ludlow
Makee
Paint Creek
Post
Taylor
Union City
Union Prairie
Waterloo


 Unincorporated communities
Dorchester
Rossville
Churchtown

Neighboring Counties

Clayton • Fayette • Winneshiek • Crawford County, Wisconsin • Vernon County, Wisconsin • Houston County, Minnesota

Allamakee CountyClayton CountyFayette CountyWinneshiek CountyBuchanan CountyDelaware CountyDubuque CountyHoward CountyChickasaw CountyBremer CountyBlack Hawk CountyGrant CountyCrawford CountyVernon CountyRichland CountyLa Crosse CountyMonroe CountyHouston CountyFillmore CountyWinona CountyOlmsted CountyIAAllamakee.JPG

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

Iowa recorded not only the federal census but state census through out the years too. The state census contains very valuable genealogical information. Where the census information can be found, what years it was taken, mortality schedules, census substitutions and much more is discussed in the very informative Iowa Census article.

Church

Most church records are held by individual churches. For contact information, check a phone directory, such as SearchBug or Dex Knows. Some denominations are gathering their records into a central repository. For more information about these major repositories, see Iowa Church Records.


Court

Land

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Iowa Land and Property for additional information about early Iowa land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse, where records are currently housed.


Local Histories

Local histories are available for Allamakee County, Iowa. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Iowa Local Histories.


Maps

Military

Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Allamakee County, Iowa served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Allamakee County, Iowa:


- 5th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company K
- 6th Regiment, Iowa Cavalry, Company F
- 12th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company B
- 27th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Companies A, B and I
- 12th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company B
:- 1st Regiment, Iowa Cavalry, Company K
:- 27th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company A
:- 27th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company B
:- 27th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company I
:- 5th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company K
:- 6th Regiment, Iowa Cavalry, Company F

Newspapers

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: List of online newspaper archives
  • NewspaperArchive.com ($) has a large collection of Iowa newspapers online. This database is sometimes free at libraries under the name AccessNewspaperArchive.

Probate

In most counties in Iowa, probate records have been kept by the county judge. They include wills, fee books, claim registers, legacy records, inheritance records, probate ticklers, and dockets. The records are available at the county courthouse.

The FamilySearch Catalog lists films of probate records. To find the records for this county, use the Place Search for Iowa - Allamakee - Probate records.


Taxation

Iowa tax records complement land records and can be used to supplement the years between censuses. Tax lists were usually made every year, however, there may be gaps of several years. For more information, see the wiki page Iowa Taxation.


Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Iowa Department of Public Health or the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred. See also How to order Iowa Vital Records or order electronically online..


Societies and Libraries

See also a List of Iowa Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies

Family History Centers

Websites



Sites with online indexes or images of records pertaining to Allamakee County, Iowa
State Historical Society of Iowa Free list and links to data and "hard copy" material - results of "allamakee county" placed in search box
The Iowa Heritage Digital Collection Free digital images from a variety of Iowa cultural insitutions - results of "allamakee county" in the search box
State Library of Iowa Free electronic depository of documents intended for the general public produced by Iowa agencies - results of "allamakee county" in the search box
IAGenWeb Project Free Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
USGenWeb Archives Free Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
[1] [2][3] FamilySearch Free Births, 1880-1935; Deaths 1880-1992; Marriages, 1838-1934; all indexes
Sites that search for links pertaining to Allamakee County, Iowa
RootsWeb Resources Free Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
Linkpendium Free Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
CyndisList Free Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
StateofUS.com Free family history resources and government records
Major catalogs for hard copy collections of Allamakee County, Iowa
Books, microfilm, or manuscripts of genealogical records
FamilySearch Catalog Select topics. To select towns, add a comma to the search box.
WorldCat To find nearby libraries that have specific items, see WorldCat Online Catalog.
Allen County Public Library located in Indiana They are heavily involved in digitizing.
See also local libraries and Iowa Archives and Libraries
Social networking sites pertaining to Allamakee County, Iowa
GeneaBloggers enter "Iowa" in search box to see list and links to Iowa blogs
Google+ list of groups from "iowa genealogy" search
Facebook list of groups from "Iowa Genealogy" search
genealogy.com Allamakee County, IA Genealogy Forum
ancestry.com Allamakee County Message Board

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).

 

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