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

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Grundy County, Iowa
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Location in the state of Iowa
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County Courthouse


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The county is named after U.S. Attorney General Felix Grundy (1777-1840).[1]
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Grundy County

Parent County

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Black Hawk | Butler | Franklin | Hardin | Marshall | Tama




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 Grundy 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.





Wikipedia has more about this subject: List of online newspaper archives
  • ($) has historical newspapers online including Waterloo newspapers that may have included Grundy County residents. This database is free at some 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 - Grundy - 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

Sources and Footnotes

  1. "Felix Grundy," Wikipedia.


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