Allamakee County, Iowa Genealogy

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[[Clayton County, Iowa|Clayton]] | [[Fayette County, Iowa|Fayette]] | [[Winneshiek County, Iowa|Winneshiek]] | [[Crawford County, Wisconsin|Crawford County, Wisconsin]] | [[Vernon County, Wisconsin|Vernon County, Wisconsin]] | [[Houston County, Minnesota|Houston County, Minnesota]]  
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[[Crawford County, Wisconsin|Crawford County, Wisconsin]]{{•}}
[[Vernon County, Wisconsin|Vernon County, Wisconsin]]{{•}}
[[Houston County, Minnesota|Houston County, Minnesota]]  
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[ David Rumsey Map Collection ]is a large online collection of rare, old, antique historical atlases, globes, maps, charts plus other cartographic treasures.
[ David Rumsey Map Collection ]is a large online collection of rare, old, antique historical atlases, globes, maps, charts plus other cartographic treasures.

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United States Gotoarrow.png Iowa Gotoarrow.png Allamakee County

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

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Online Records

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


County Courthouse

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


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

Record Loss


Populated Places

This  list of cities and townships come from


Harpers Ferry
New Albin
[edit] Townships

Allamakee County is divided into eighteen townships:

French Creek
Paint Creek
Union City
Union Prairie

 Unincorporated communities

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




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.


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.



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 Genealogy. 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.


David Rumsey Map Collection is a large online collection of rare, old, antique historical atlases, globes, maps, charts plus other cartographic treasures.


Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Allamakee County, Iowa Genealogy 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 Genealogy:

- 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


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


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.


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

Family History Centers

Web Sites


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