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Guide to Jackson County Iowa genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Jackson County, Iowa
Map
Map of Iowa highlighting Jackson County
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the U.S. highlighting Iowa
Location of Iowa in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 21, 1837
County Seat Maquoketa
Courthouse

Contents

County Courthouse

History

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The county is named after President Andrew Jackson (1767-1845).[1]

Parent County

1837--Jackson County was created 21 December 1837 from Dubuque County. County seat:  Maquoketa [2]

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

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Clinton • Dubuque • Jones • Carroll County, Illinois • Jo Daviess County, Illinois

Jackson CountyClinton CountyScott CountyCedar CountyJones CountyDubuque CountyDelaware CountyClayton CountyLinn CountyJohnson CountyLafayette CountyGrant CountyGreen CountyJo Daviess CountyStephenson CountyCarroll CountyWhiteside CountyRock Island CountyIAJackson.JPG

Resources

Cemeteries

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.

Lutheran
  • Records of the American Lutheran Church, La Motte, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).

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 Jackson 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 Jackson 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 Jackson County, Iowa:

- 2nd Regiment, Iowa Cavalry, Companies L and M
- 5th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company I
- 9th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company A
- 12th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company I
- 24th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Companies A, I and K
- 44th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864), Company F

Newspapers

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: List of online newspaper archives

NewspaperArchive.com ($) has a large collection of digitized Iowa newspapers online. This database is sometimes free at libraries.

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 Family History Library Catalog lists films of probate records. To find the records for this county, use the Place Search for Iowa - Jackson - 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

References

  1. "List of counties in Iowa," Wikipedia.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).

 

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