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

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Buchanan County, Iowa
Map
Map of Iowa highlighting Buchanan County
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the U.S. highlighting Iowa
Location of Iowa in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 21, 1837
County Seat Independence
Courthouse
Address Buchanan County Courthouse
210 N. 5th Ave NE
Independence, IA 50644-1959 Phone:(319) 334-2196
Buchanan County Website

Contents

County Courthouse

Clerk District Court has Birth and Death Records from 1880, Marriage Records from 1848, Divorce, Probate and Clerk Records from 1845.


History

Parent County

1837--Buchanan County was created 21 December 1837 from Dubuque County.  It was attached to Dubuque and Delaware Counties prior to organization 4 October 1847.  County seat:  Independence[1]

Buchanan County History

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

For a list of cities and townships go to hometownlocator.com or wikipedia.org.

♦ Aurora ♦ Brandon FHLC ♦ Bryantsburg ♦ Doris ♦ Fairbank ♦ Gatesville ♦ Hamerville ♦ Hazleton FHLC ♦ Independence FHLC ♦ Jesup ♦ Lamont FHLC♦ Littleton ♦ Monti ♦ Otterville ♦ Quasqueton ♦ Rowley ♦ Shady Grove ♦ Stanley ♦ Vista ♦ Winthrop FHLC ♦ Wise

Buchanan County Townships

♦ Buffalo ♦ Byron ♦ Cono ♦ Fremont ♦ Homer ♦ Jefferson ♦ Liberty ♦ Madison ♦ Middlefield ♦ Newton ♦ Perry ♦ Sumner ♦ Washington ♦ Westburg

Neighboring Counties

Benton | Black Hawk | Bremer | Clayton | Delaware | Fayette | Linn


Resources

Biographies

  • Many Biography records for Buchanan County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the topic details from their catalog.


Burials

WPA 1930's Graves Registration Survey

Cemeteries

Census

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.

Church

Court

  • Many Court records for Buchanan County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the topic detailsfrom their catalog.
  • Many Guardianship records for Buchanan County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the topic details from their catalog.


Land

  • Many Plat Book records for Buchanan County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the topic details from their catalog.
  • Many Land and Property records for Buchanan County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the topic details from their catalog.

Local Histories 

  • Many Local History records for Buchanan County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the topic details from their catalog.

Maps

Military

Naturalization and Citizenship

  • Many Naturalization and Citizenship records for Buchanan County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the topic details from their catalog.

Newspapers

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: List of online newspaper archives

Obituaries

  • Buchanan County, Iowa Obituaries
  • Many Obituary records for Buchanan County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the topic details from their catalog.


Probate

  • Many Probate records for Buchanan County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the topic details from their catalog..

Schools

Taxation

  • Buchanan County Tax Roll 1862
  • Many Taxation records for Buchanan County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the topic details from their catalog.

Vital Records


Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

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

 

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