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Guide to Van Buren County Iowa genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
|Van Buren County, Iowa|
Location in the state of Iowa
Location of Iowa in the U.S.
|Founded||December 7, 1836|
See an interactive map of Iowa boundary changes.
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.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
LDS Ward and Branch Records
- Van Buren
- Records of the Zion Lutheran Church, Douds, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).
Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.
See Iowa Land and Property for additional information about early Iowa land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse, where records are currently housed.
Local histories are available for Van Buren County, Iowa. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Iowa Local Histories.
Early migration routes to and from Van Buren County, Iowa for European settlers included:
Regiments. Service men in Van Buren County, Iowa served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Van Buren County, Iowa:
- - 3rd Regiment, Iowa Cavalry, Companies B, D, G and H
- - 5th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company H
- - 14th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company D
- - 15th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company K
- - 17th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company D
- - 19th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Companies H and I
- - 30th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company D
NewspaperArchive.com ($) 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 Family History Library Catalog lists films of probate records. To find the records for this county, use the Place Search for Iowa - Van Buren - 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.
Societies and Libraries
Family History Centers
- Family History Library Catalog
- Van Buren County, Iowa Genealogy and Family History (Linkpendium)
- Van Buren County IAGenWeb Project
- Van Buren County IA Gravestone Photo Project
- WPA Graves Registration Survey for Van Buren County Iowa
- ↑ "Martin Van Buren," Wikipedia.
- ↑ The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
- ↑ National Park Service, "Auto Tour Route Maps" in Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail at http://www.nps.gov/mopi/planyourvisit/maps.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).
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