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Guide to Muscatine County Iowa genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
|Muscatine County, Iowa|
Location in the state of Iowa
Location of Iowa in the U.S.
|Founded||December 7, 1836|
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.
1864-- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged. For a list of record loss in Iowa Counties see: Iowa Counties with Burned Courthouses
For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:
- Burned Counties Research in FamilySearch Wiki
- Michael John Neill, Burned Counties in Family History Circle
Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog
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.
Zion Lutheran Church
- Records of the Zion Lutheran Church, Muscatine County, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).
- Muscatine, Iowa Directory, 1891-93 at Ancestry.com ($)
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 are available for Muscatine 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.
- Old Antique Atlases & Maps of Iowa
- Township Map of 1875 Muscatine County, Iowa with enlarged views of each township (My Genealogy Hound)
Regiments. Service men in Muscatine 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 Muscatine County, Iowa:
- - 1st Regiment, Iowa Infantry (3 months, 1861), Companies A and C
- - 2nd Regiment, Iowa Cavalry, Companies A and G
- - 7th Regiment, Iowa Cavalry, Company A
- - 11th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Companies A, D, H and I
- - 16th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company C
- - 18th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Companies E and K
- - 44th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864), Company B
- - 11th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company A
:- 11th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company D
:- 11th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company H
:- 11th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company I
:- 16th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company C
:- 18th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company E
:- 18th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company K
:- 1st Regiment, Iowa Infantry (3 months, 1861), Company A
:- 1st Regiment, Iowa Infantry (3 months, 1861), Company C
:- 2nd Regiment, Iowa Cavalry, Company A
:- 2nd Regiment, Iowa Cavalry, Company G
:- 44th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864), Company B
:- 7th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company A
Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Muscatine County, Iowa newspapers in online catalogs like:
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 - Muscatine - 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 Muscatine County, Iowa State Historical Society of Iowa Free list and links to data and "hard copy" material - results of "muscatine county" placed in search box The Iowa Heritage Digital Collection Free digital images from a variety of Iowa cultural institutions - results of "muscatine 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 "muscatine county" in the search box IAGenWeb 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 Muscatine 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 Muscatine 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 Muscatine 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 Muscatine County, IA Genealogy Forum ancestry.com Muscatine County Message Board
- ↑ The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
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