Audubon County, Iowa Genealogy

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

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Online Records

Audubon County, Iowa
Map of Iowa highlighting Audubon County
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the U.S. highlighting Iowa
Location of Iowa in the U.S.
Founded January 15, 1851
County Seat Audubon
Address Audubon County Courthouse
319 Leroy St
Audubon, IA 50025
Phone: (712) 563-4275
Audubon County Website


County Courthouse

Audubon County Courthouse
319 Leroy St
Audubon, IA 50025

(712) 563-4275

Audubon County


Parent County

1851--Audubon County was created 15 January 1851  from Pottawattamie County. Audubon was attached to Cass and Black Hawk Counties prior to organization 9 July 1855. County seat:  Audubon [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

For a list of cities and townships go to or

Neighboring Counties

Adair • Carroll • Cass • Crawford • Guthrie • Shelby

Audubon CountyGuthrie CountyAdair CountyCass CountyPottawattamie CountyShelby CountyCrawford CountyCarroll CountyGreene CountyDallas CountyMadison CountyUnion CountyAdams CountyMontgomery CountyMills CountyHarrison CountyMonona CountyWoodbury CountyIda CountySac CountyCalhoun CountyWebster CountyIAAudubon.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 Audubon 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.



Wikipedia has more about this subject: List of online newspaper archives ($) 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 - Audubon - 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).