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|Dubuque County, Iowa|
Location in the state of Iowa
Location of Iowa in the U.S.
|Founded||October 1, 1834|
|Address|| Dubuque County Courthouse|
720 Central Avenue
Dubuque, IA 52001
Dubuque County Website
Dubuque County Courthouse
720 Central Avenue
Dubuque, IA 52001
1834--Dubuque County was created 1 October 1834 from Michigan Territory. County seat: Dubuque 
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.
For a list of record loss in Iowa Counties see: Iowa Counties with Burned Courthouses
Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog
- Concord Township
- Dodge Township
- Dubuque Township
- Holy Cross
- Iowa Township
- Jefferson Township
- Mosalem Township
- New Vienna
- New Wine Townshp
- Peru Township
- Prairie Creek Township
- Table Mound Township
- Taylor Township
- Washington Township
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.
- The first census of the original counties of Dubuque and Demoine (Iowa) taken in July, 1836 at Ancestry.com ($)
- 1836 State Transcription and Index
- 1841 State Transcription and Index
- 1842 State Transcription and Index
- 1844 State Transcription and Index
- 1846 State Transcription and Index
- 1847 State Transcription and Index
- 1849 State Transcription and Index
- 1854 State Originals
- 1856 State Originals
- 1885 State Originals
- 1895 State Originals
- 1905 State Originals and Index
- 1915 State Originals
- 1925 State Originals
Most church records are held by individual churches. For contact information, check a phone directory, such as SearchBug or Dex Knows. Some denominations are gathering their records into a central repository. For more information about these major repositories, see Iowa Church Records.
- Records of the American Lutheran Church, Dubuque, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).
St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Dubuque
- Records of the St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Dubuque, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).
The indexes and deeds are now online - http://cotthosting.com/iadubuque/LandRecords/protected/SrchQuickName.aspx There is a tab for the index books back to 1834. Once the book and page are found, use the Record Book using the boxes on the right part of the page. Be sure to try all types of the record books as the early deeds aren't in obvious places all the time.
Local histories are available for Dubuque 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.
Regiments. Service men in Dubuque 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 Dubuque County, Iowa:
- - 1st Regiment, Iowa Infantry (3 months, 1861), Companies H and I
- - 3rd Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company A
- - 4th Regiment, Iowa Cavalry, Company B
- - 6th Regiment, Iowa Cavalry, Companies B and M
- - 9th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company C
- - 16th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Companies G and H
- - 20th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Companies C, E, F and I
- - 44th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864), Company A
- - 46th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864), Company A
- - Engineer Regiment of the West, Missouri Volunteers (Union), Company F
:- 16th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company G
:- 16th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company H
:- 1st Regiment, Iowa Cavalry, Company G
:- 1st Regiment, Iowa Infantry (3 months, 1861), Company H
:- 1st Regiment, Iowa Infantry (3 months, 1861), Company I
:- 20th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company C
:- 20th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company E
:- 20th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company F
:- 20th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company I
:- 3rd Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company A
:- 44th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864), Company A
:- 46th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864), Company A
:- 4th Regiment, Iowa Cavalry, Company B
:- 6th Regiment, Iowa Cavalry, Company B
:- 6th Regiment, Iowa Cavalry, Company M
:- 9th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company C
Naturalization and citizenship (microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for Dubuque County, Iowa. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see Some of the microfilms may be available at the state archives or at state and county historical societies.
NewspaperArchive.com ($) has a large collection of digitized Iowa newspapers online. This database is sometimes free at libraries.
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 - Dubuque - Probate records.
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 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
Centers provide: • Personal one-on-one assistance • Access to genealogical records through the Internet or microfilm loan program • Free how-to classes (varies by location). See Family History Centers for more information.
Check back often with these websites. Internet offerings are growing at record rates.
Local societies and libraries may know of other websites.
Sites with online indexes or images of records pertaining to Dubuque County, Iowa State Historical Society of Iowa Free list and links to data and "hard copy" material - results of "dubuque county" placed in search box The Iowa Heritage Digital Collection Free digital images from a variety of Iowa cultural institutions - results of "dubuque 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 "dubuque 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 genealogytrails.com Free Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions   FamilySearch Free Births, 1880-1935; Deaths 1880-1992; Marriages, 1838-1934; all indexes Sites that search for links pertaining to Dubuque 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 ($) CyndisList Free Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($) iowa-genealogy.com 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 Dubuque 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 Dubuque County, Iowa GeneaBloggers enter "Iowa" in search box to see list and links to Iowa blogs Google+ list of groups from "iowa genealogy" search list of groups from "Iowa Genealogy" search genealogy.com Dubuque County, IA Genealogy Forum ancestry.com Dubuque County Message Board
Sources and Footnotes
- ↑ The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
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