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|jasper County, Iowa|
Location in the state of Iowa
Location of Iowa in the U.S.
|Founded||January 13, 1836|
HistoryWilliam Jasper (c1750-1779).
1846--Jasper County was created 13 January 1846 from unorganized territory. It was attached to Mahaska County prior to organization 1 March 1846. County seat: Newton 
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
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 are available for Jasper 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 Jasper 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 Jasper County, Iowa:
- - 4th Regiment, Iowa Cavalry, Company A
- - 5th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company B
- - 10th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Companies I and K
- - 13th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Companies B and E
- - 14th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company E
- - 22nd Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company C
- - 23rd Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company G
- - 28th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company K
- - 48th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864), Company B
- - 10th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company I
:- 10th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company K
:- 13th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company B
:- 13th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company E
:- 14th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company E
:- 22nd Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company C
:- 23rd Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company G
:- 28th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company K
:- 48th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864), Company B
:- 4th Regiment, Iowa Cavalry, Company A
:- 5th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company B
- Altoona Public Library Archives, Polk County (1876-2000)
- Johnston Historical Society Archive, Polk County (1970-2007)
- NewspaperArchive.com ($) has historical newspapers online including Des Moines newspapers. This database is free at some libraries.
Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Jasper 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 Family History Library Catalog lists films of probate records. To find the records for this county, use the Place Search for Iowa - Jasper - 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.
- Jasper County, IA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy
- Iowa Genealogy Network Community on Google+
- Iowa Genealogy Network Group on Facebook
- Family History Library Catalog
- Jasper County, Iowa Genealogy and Family History (Linkpendium)
- ↑ "William Jasper," Wikipedia.
- ↑ The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
- This page was last modified on 2 July 2014, at 00:35.
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