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Guide to '''Iowa ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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* [http://www.iptv.org/iowapathways/default.cfm Iowa Pathways] contains a wealth of information relating to its history and people through text, artifacts and video clips.
 
* [http://www.iptv.org/iowapathways/default.cfm Iowa Pathways] contains a wealth of information relating to its history and people through text, artifacts and video clips.
 
* Most archives, historical societies, and genealogical societies have special collections and indexes of genealogical value. These collections often contain birth, marriage, and death information, as well as family histories. You may wish to write to these organizations for help in your search. Sometimes their collections must be searched in person.  
 
* Most archives, historical societies, and genealogical societies have special collections and indexes of genealogical value. These collections often contain birth, marriage, and death information, as well as family histories. You may wish to write to these organizations for help in your search. Sometimes their collections must be searched in person.  
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<div style="float: right; width: 70%;"><div style="padding-left: 1px; float: left; width: 74%;"><center>''[[United States|United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]][[Iowa]]'' </center> <br>{{TitleStyle1}}Welcome to Iowa, <br> the Hawkeye State {{/p}} </div>  
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'''1. [[How to Find Iowa Birth Records|Birth Information]]<br>2. [[How to Find Iowa Marriage Records|Marriage Information]]<br>3. [[How to Find Iowa Death Records|Death Information]]'''
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{{Click|Image:IA_ORP.png|Iowa Online Genealogy Records}}  
  
 
== Counties  ==
 
== Counties  ==
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*[[Adair County, Iowa|Adair]]  
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*[[Adair County, Iowa Genealogy|Adair]]  
*[[Adams County, Iowa|Adams]]  
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*[[Adams County, Iowa Genealogy|Adams]]  
*[[Allamakee County, Iowa|Allamakee]]  
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*[[Allamakee County, Iowa Genealogy|Allamakee]]  
*[[Appanoose County, Iowa|Appanoose]]  
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*[[Appanoose County, Iowa Genealogy|Appanoose]]  
*[[Audubon County, Iowa|Audubon]]  
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*[[Audubon County, Iowa Genealogy|Audubon]]  
*[[Benton County, Iowa|Benton]]  
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*[[Benton County, Iowa Genealogy|Benton]]  
*[[Black Hawk County, Iowa|Black Hawk]]  
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*[[Black Hawk County, Iowa Genealogy|Black Hawk]]  
*[[Boone County, Iowa|Boone]]  
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*[[Boone County, Iowa Genealogy|Boone]]  
*[[Bremer County, Iowa|Bremer]]  
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*[[Bremer County, Iowa Genealogy|Bremer]]  
*[[Buchanan County, Iowa|Buchanan]]  
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*[[Buchanan County, Iowa Genealogy|Buchanan]]  
*[[Buena Vista County, Iowa|Buena Vista]]  
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*[[Buena Vista County, Iowa Genealogy|Buena Vista]]  
*[[Butler County, Iowa|Butler]]  
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*[[Butler County, Iowa Genealogy|Butler]]  
*[[Calhoun County, Iowa|Calhoun]]  
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*[[Calhoun County, Iowa Genealogy|Calhoun]]  
*[[Carroll County, Iowa|Carroll]]  
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*[[Carroll County, Iowa Genealogy|Carroll]]  
*[[Cass County, Iowa|Cass]]  
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*[[Cass County, Iowa Genealogy|Cass]]  
*[[Cedar County, Iowa|Cedar]]  
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*[[Cedar County, Iowa Genealogy|Cedar]]  
*[[Cerro Gordo County, Iowa|Cerro Gordo]]  
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*[[Cerro Gordo County, Iowa Genealogy|Cerro Gordo]]  
*[[Cherokee County, Iowa|Cherokee]]  
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*[[Cherokee County, Iowa Genealogy|Cherokee]]  
*[[Chickasaw County, Iowa|Chickasaw]]  
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*[[Chickasaw County, Iowa Genealogy|Chickasaw]]  
*[[Clarke County, Iowa|Clarke]]  
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*[[Clarke County, Iowa Genealogy|Clarke]]  
*[[Clay County, Iowa|Clay]]  
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*[[Clay County, Iowa Genealogy|Clay]]  
*[[Clayton County, Iowa|Clayton]]  
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*[[Clayton County, Iowa Genealogy|Clayton]]  
*[[Clinton County, Iowa|Clinton]]  
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*[[Clinton County, Iowa Genealogy|Clinton]]  
*[[Crawford County, Iowa|Crawford]]  
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*[[Crawford County, Iowa Genealogy|Crawford]]  
*[[Dallas County, Iowa|Dallas]]
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*[[Dallas County, Iowa Genealogy|Dallas]]
  
 
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*[[Davis County, Iowa|Davis]]  
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*[[Davis County, Iowa Genealogy|Davis]]  
*[[Decatur County, Iowa|Decatur]]  
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*[[Decatur County, Iowa Genealogy|Decatur]]  
*[[Delaware County, Iowa|Delaware]]  
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*[[Delaware County, Iowa Genealogy|Delaware]]  
*[[Des Moines County, Iowa|Des Moines]]  
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*[[Des Moines County, Iowa Genealogy|Des Moines]]  
*[[Dickinson County, Iowa|Dickinson]]  
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*[[Dickinson County, Iowa Genealogy|Dickinson]]  
*[[Dubuque County, Iowa|Dubuque]]  
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*[[Dubuque County, Iowa Genealogy|Dubuque]]  
*[[Emmet County, Iowa|Emmet]]  
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*[[Emmet County, Iowa Genealogy|Emmet]]  
*[[Fayette County, Iowa|Fayette]]  
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*[[Fayette County, Iowa Genealogy|Fayette]]  
*[[Floyd County, Iowa|Floyd]]  
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*[[Floyd County, Iowa Genealogy|Floyd]]  
*[[Franklin County, Iowa|Franklin]]  
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*[[Franklin County, Iowa Genealogy|Franklin]]  
*[[Fremont County, Iowa|Fremont]]  
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*[[Fremont County, Iowa Genealogy|Fremont]]  
*[[Greene County, Iowa|Greene]]  
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*[[Greene County, Iowa Genealogy|Greene]]  
*[[Grundy County, Iowa|Grundy]]  
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*[[Grundy County, Iowa Genealogy|Grundy]]  
*[[Guthrie County, Iowa|Guthrie]]  
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*[[Guthrie County, Iowa Genealogy|Guthrie]]  
*[[Hamilton County, Iowa|Hamilton]]  
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*[[Hamilton County, Iowa Genealogy|Hamilton]]  
*[[Hancock County, Iowa|Hancock]]  
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*[[Hancock County, Iowa Genealogy|Hancock]]  
*[[Hardin County, Iowa|Hardin]]  
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*[[Hardin County, Iowa Genealogy|Hardin]]  
*[[Harrison County, Iowa|Harrison]]  
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*[[Harrison County, Iowa Genealogy|Harrison]]  
*[[Henry County, Iowa|Henry]]  
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*[[Henry County, Iowa Genealogy|Henry]]  
*[[Howard County, Iowa|Howard]]  
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*[[Howard County, Iowa Genealogy|Howard]]  
*[[Humboldt County, Iowa|Humboldt]]  
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*[[Humboldt County, Iowa Genealogy|Humboldt]]  
*[[Ida County, Iowa|Ida]]  
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*[[Ida County, Iowa Genealogy|Ida]]  
*[[Iowa County, Iowa|Iowa]]  
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*[[Iowa County, Iowa Genealogy|Iowa]]  
*[[Jackson County, Iowa|Jackson]]  
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*[[Jackson County, Iowa Genealogy|Jackson]]  
*[[Jasper County, Iowa|Jasper]]
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*[[Jasper County, Iowa Genealogy|Jasper]]
  
 
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*[[Jefferson County, Iowa|Jefferson]]  
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*[[Jefferson County, Iowa Genealogy|Jefferson]]  
*[[Johnson County, Iowa|Johnson]]  
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*[[Johnson County, Iowa Genealogy|Johnson]]  
*[[Jones County, Iowa|Jones]]  
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*[[Jones County, Iowa Genealogy|Jones]]  
*[[Keokuk County, Iowa|Keokuk]]  
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*[[Keokuk County, Iowa Genealogy|Keokuk]]  
*[[Kossuth County, Iowa|Kossuth]]  
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*[[Kossuth County, Iowa Genealogy|Kossuth]]  
*[[Lee County, Iowa|Lee]]  
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*[[Lee County, Iowa Genealogy|Lee]]  
*[[Linn County, Iowa|Linn]]  
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*[[Linn County, Iowa Genealogy|Linn]]  
*[[Louisa County, Iowa|Louisa]]  
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*[[Louisa County, Iowa Genealogy|Louisa]]  
*[[Lucas County, Iowa|Lucas]]  
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*[[Lucas County, Iowa Genealogy|Lucas]]  
*[[Lyon County, Iowa|Lyon]]  
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*[[Lyon County, Iowa Genealogy|Lyon]]  
*[[Madison County, Iowa|Madison]]  
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*[[Madison County, Iowa Genealogy|Madison]]  
*[[Mahaska County, Iowa|Mahaska]]  
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*[[Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy|Mahaska]]  
*[[Marion County, Iowa|Marion]]  
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*[[Marion County, Iowa Genealogy|Marion]]  
*[[Marshall County, Iowa|Marshall]]  
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*[[Marshall County, Iowa Genealogy|Marshall]]  
*[[Mills County, Iowa|Mills]]  
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*[[Mills County, Iowa Genealogy|Mills]]  
*[[Mitchell County, Iowa|Mitchell]]  
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*[[Mitchell County, Iowa Genealogy|Mitchell]]  
*[[Monona County, Iowa|Monona]]  
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*[[Monona County, Iowa Genealogy|Monona]]  
*[[Monroe County, Iowa|Monroe]]  
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*[[Monroe County, Iowa Genealogy|Monroe]]  
*[[Montgomery County, Iowa|Montgomery]]  
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*[[Montgomery County, Iowa Genealogy|Montgomery]]  
*[[Muscatine County, Iowa|Muscatine]]  
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*[[Muscatine County, Iowa Genealogy|Muscatine]]  
*[[O'Brien County, Iowa|O'Brien]]  
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*[[O'Brien County, Iowa Genealogy|O'Brien]]  
*[[Osceola County, Iowa|Osceola]]  
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*[[Osceola County, Iowa Genealogy|Osceola]]  
*[[Page County, Iowa|Page]]  
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*[[Page County, Iowa Genealogy|Page]]  
*[[Palo Alto County, Iowa|Palo Alto]]  
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*[[Palo Alto County, Iowa Genealogy|Palo Alto]]  
*[[Plymouth County, Iowa|Plymouth]]
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*[[Plymouth County, Iowa Genealogy|Plymouth]]
  
 
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*[[Pocahontas County, Iowa|Pocahontas]]  
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*[[Pocahontas County, Iowa Genealogy|Pocahontas]]  
*[[Polk County, Iowa|Polk]]  
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*[[Polk County, Iowa Genealogy|Polk]]  
*[[Pottawattamie County, Iowa|Pottawattamie]]  
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*[[Pottawattamie County, Iowa Genealogy|Pottawattamie]]  
*[[Poweshiek County, Iowa|Poweshiek]]  
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*[[Poweshiek County, Iowa Genealogy|Poweshiek]]  
*[[Ringgold County, Iowa|Ringgold]]  
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*[[Ringgold County, Iowa Genealogy|Ringgold]]  
*[[Sac County, Iowa|Sac]]  
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*[[Sac County, Iowa Genealogy|Sac]]  
*[[Scott County, Iowa|Scott]]  
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*[[Scott County, Iowa Genealogy|Scott]]  
*[[Shelby County, Iowa|Shelby]]  
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*[[Shelby County, Iowa Genealogy|Shelby]]  
*[[Sioux County, Iowa|Sioux]]  
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*[[Sioux County, Iowa Genealogy|Sioux]]  
*[[Story County, Iowa|Story]]  
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*[[Story County, Iowa Genealogy|Story]]  
*[[Tama County, Iowa|Tama]]  
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*[[Tama County, Iowa Genealogy|Tama]]  
*[[Taylor County, Iowa|Taylor]]  
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*[[Taylor County, Iowa Genealogy|Taylor]]  
*[[Union County, Iowa|Union]]  
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*[[Union County, Iowa Genealogy|Union]]  
*[[Van Buren County, Iowa|Van Buren]]  
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*[[Van Buren County, Iowa Genealogy|Van Buren]]  
*[[Wapello County, Iowa|Wapello]]  
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*[[Wapello County, Iowa Genealogy|Wapello]]  
*[[Warren County, Iowa|Warren]]  
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*[[Warren County, Iowa Genealogy|Warren]]  
*[[Washington County, Iowa|Washington]]  
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*[[Washington County, Iowa Genealogy|Washington]]  
*[[Wayne County, Iowa|Wayne]]  
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*[[Wayne County, Iowa Genealogy|Wayne]]  
*[[Webster County, Iowa|Webster]]  
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*[[Webster County, Iowa Genealogy|Webster]]  
*[[Winnebago County, Iowa|Winnebago]]  
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*[[Winnebago County, Iowa Genealogy|Winnebago]]  
*[[Winneshiek County, Iowa|Winneshiek]]  
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*[[Winneshiek County, Iowa Genealogy|Winneshiek]]  
*[[Woodbury County, Iowa|Woodbury]]  
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*[[Woodbury County, Iowa Genealogy|Woodbury]]  
*[[Worth County, Iowa|Worth]]  
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*[[Worth County, Iowa Genealogy|Worth]]  
*[[Wright County, Iowa|Wright]]
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*[[Wright County, Iowa Genealogy|Wright]]
  
 
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'''Click''' on the map below to go to a county page. '''Hover''' over a county to see its name. To see a '''larger''' version of the map, Left Click on the map. {{IAmap}}
  
 
== Extinct or Renamed Counties  ==
 
== Extinct or Renamed Counties  ==
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*[[Bancroft County, Iowa|Bancroft]]  
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*[[Bancroft County, Iowa Genealogy|Bancroft]]  
*[[Buncombe County, Iowa|Buncombe]] see [[Lyon County, Iowa|Lyon County]]  
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*[[Buncombe County, Iowa Genealogy|Buncombe]] see [[Lyon County, Iowa Genealogy|Lyon County]]  
*[[Cook County, Iowa|Cook]] see [[Des Moines County, Iowa|Des Moines County]]  
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*[[Cook County, Iowa Genealogy|Cook]] see [[Des Moines County, Iowa Genealogy|Des Moines County]]  
*[[Crocker County, Iowa|Crocker]] see [[Kossuth County, Iowa|Kossuth County]]  
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*[[Crocker County, Iowa Genealogy|Crocker]] see [[Kossuth County, Iowa Genealogy|Kossuth County]]  
*[[Fox County, Iowa|Fox]] see [[Calhoun County, Iowa|Calhoun County]]
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*[[Kishkekosh County, Iowa|Kishkekosh]] see [[Monroe County, Iowa|Monroe County]]  
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*[[Kishkekosh County, Iowa Genealogy|Kishkekosh]] see [[Monroe County, Iowa Genealogy|Monroe County]]  
*[[Risley County, Iowa|Risley]] see [[Hamilton County, Iowa|Hamilton County]]  
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*[[Risley County, Iowa Genealogy|Risley]] see [[Hamilton County, Iowa Genealogy|Hamilton County]]  
*[[Slaughter County, Iowa|Slaughter]] see [[Washington County, Iowa|Washington County]]  
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*[[Slaughter County, Iowa Genealogy|Slaughter]] see [[Washington County, Iowa Genealogy|Washington County]]  
*[[Wahkaw County, Iowa|Wahkaw]] see [[Woodbury County, Iowa|Woodbury County]]  
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*[[Wahkaw County, Iowa Genealogy|Wahkaw]] see [[Woodbury County, Iowa Genealogy|Woodbury County]]  
*[[Yell County, Iowa|Yell]] see [[Webster County, Iowa|Webster County]]
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*[[Yell County, Iowa Genealogy|Yell]] see [[Webster County, Iowa Genealogy|Webster County]]
  
 
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=== Major Repositories  ===
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[[State Historical Society of Iowa—Des Moines]]{{·}} [[State Historical Society of Iowa—Iowa City]]{{·}} [[Iowa Genealogical Society]]{{·}} [[State Library of Iowa]]{{·}} [[Burlington Public Library]]{{·}} [[Davenport Public Library]]{{·}} [[Fort Madison Public Library]]{{·}} [[Grout Museum of History and Science Library]]{{·}} [[Iowa State University Library]]{{·}} [[Marshalltown Public Library]]{{·}} [[University of Iowa Main Library]]{{·}} [[Mid-Continent Public Library Midwest Genealogy Center]]{{·}} [[National Archives at Kansas City]]{{·}} [[Newberry Library]]
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=== Migration Routes  ===
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[[Mississippi River]]{{·}} [[Missouri River]]{{·}} [[California Trail]]{{·}} [[Chicago-Dubuque Highway]]{{·}} [[Mormon Trail]]{{·}} [[Oregon Trail]]{{·}} [[Great Northern Railway (U.S.)]]{{·}} [[Illinois Central Railroad]]{{·}} [[Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway|Santa Fe Railway]]{{·}} [[Union Pacific Railroad]]
  
 
Iowa's rivers provided transportation routes bringing European traders, trappers and explorers like the Frenchmen, [http://www.greatriverroad.com/Pere/marquetteBio.htm Jacques Marquette] and [http://library.thinkquest.org/4034/marquettejolliet.html Louis Joliet] in 1673. Prior to this exploration the land was occupied by the [http://www.tolatsga.org/sf.html Fox], [http://umbrigade.tripod.com/articles/ioway.html Ioway], [http://www.tolatsga.org/pota.html Potawatomi], [http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/tribes/oto/otohist.htm Oto], [http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/tribes/siouan/missourihist.htm Missouri], [http://www.tolatsga.org/sf.html Sauk], and [http://www.sonofthesouth.net/union-generals/sioux-indians/sioux-indians.htm Sioux] Native Americans.&nbsp;The [http://www.gatewayno.com/history/LaPurchase.html Louisiana Purchase] gave the U.S. control of Iowa in 1803. The [http://lincoln.lib.niu.edu/blackhawk/ Black Hawk Purchase] in 1833 brought the first official American village. Iowa was populated with settlers pioneering in from Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana, New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. When [http://iagenweb.org/history/moi/MOIChp2.htm Iowa] became a [http://www.iptv.org/iowapathways/mypath.cfm?ounid=ob_000124 State in 1846], its capital was Iowa City. Iowa’s current borders were drawn in 1857 when Des Moines in Polk county became home of the new State Capital.  
 
Iowa's rivers provided transportation routes bringing European traders, trappers and explorers like the Frenchmen, [http://www.greatriverroad.com/Pere/marquetteBio.htm Jacques Marquette] and [http://library.thinkquest.org/4034/marquettejolliet.html Louis Joliet] in 1673. Prior to this exploration the land was occupied by the [http://www.tolatsga.org/sf.html Fox], [http://umbrigade.tripod.com/articles/ioway.html Ioway], [http://www.tolatsga.org/pota.html Potawatomi], [http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/tribes/oto/otohist.htm Oto], [http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/tribes/siouan/missourihist.htm Missouri], [http://www.tolatsga.org/sf.html Sauk], and [http://www.sonofthesouth.net/union-generals/sioux-indians/sioux-indians.htm Sioux] Native Americans.&nbsp;The [http://www.gatewayno.com/history/LaPurchase.html Louisiana Purchase] gave the U.S. control of Iowa in 1803. The [http://lincoln.lib.niu.edu/blackhawk/ Black Hawk Purchase] in 1833 brought the first official American village. Iowa was populated with settlers pioneering in from Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana, New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. When [http://iagenweb.org/history/moi/MOIChp2.htm Iowa] became a [http://www.iptv.org/iowapathways/mypath.cfm?ounid=ob_000124 State in 1846], its capital was Iowa City. Iowa’s current borders were drawn in 1857 when Des Moines in Polk county became home of the new State Capital.  
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[[Image:IowaStateCapitol.jpg|thumb|left|200px]] [http://www.iowahistory.org/archives/holdings/index.html The Archives Division of the State Historical Society of Iowa] in Des Moines primarily collects manuscript records of the state, including government, land, and military records; while the [http://www.iowahistory.org/libraries/index.html State Historical Society of Iowa Library ] in Iowa City has manuscript records as well as numerous published sources, censuses, and newspapers. [[Iowa Archives and Libraries|Read more]]...  
 
[[Image:IowaStateCapitol.jpg|thumb|left|200px]] [http://www.iowahistory.org/archives/holdings/index.html The Archives Division of the State Historical Society of Iowa] in Des Moines primarily collects manuscript records of the state, including government, land, and military records; while the [http://www.iowahistory.org/libraries/index.html State Historical Society of Iowa Library ] in Iowa City has manuscript records as well as numerous published sources, censuses, and newspapers. [[Iowa Archives and Libraries|Read more]]...  
  
== Research Tools  ==
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'''Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:'''  
 
'''Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:'''  
  
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/138731752868271/ Iowa Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/iowa/ia-society-archive/ List of Iowa Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/iowa/ia-counties/ History &amp; Facts of Iowa Counties]
 
*[[Iowa Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Iowa Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Iowa Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Iowa Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Iowa Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Iowa Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Iowa Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Iowa Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Iowa State Census, 1885 (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Iowa State Census, 1885 (FamiltySearch Historical Records]]  
 
*[[Iowa State Census, 1885 (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Iowa State Census, 1885 (FamiltySearch Historical Records]]  
 
*[[Iowa County Births (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Iowa County Births (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Iowa County Births (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Iowa County Births (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*I[[Iowa County Marriage Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|owa County Marriage Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/110971683456785432231 Iowa Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/iowa/ia-vital-records/ How to order Iowa Vital Records]
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/iowa/ia-government-records/ State of Iowa County &amp; City Government Court links]
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/iowa/ Rotating Formation Iowa County Boundary Maps and Atlases]
 
*Find which county a town is in, what town a cemetery is in, even where a postoffice or building is by using the United States Geographical Survey's [http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic Geographical Names Information System].  
 
*Find which county a town is in, what town a cemetery is in, even where a postoffice or building is by using the United States Geographical Survey's [http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic Geographical Names Information System].  
 
*Clickable&nbsp; [http://iagenweb.org/state/map.php Map of Iowa Counties] -- Iowa Gen Web,&nbsp; Click on County to get to Gen Web County Page  
 
*Clickable&nbsp; [http://iagenweb.org/state/map.php Map of Iowa Counties] -- Iowa Gen Web,&nbsp; Click on County to get to Gen Web County Page  
 
*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/directory/where/Iowa/ David Rumsey Map Collection] is a large online collection of rare, old, antique historical atlases, globes, maps, charts plus other cartographic treasures.  
 
*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/directory/where/Iowa/ David Rumsey Map Collection] is a large online collection of rare, old, antique historical atlases, globes, maps, charts plus other cartographic treasures.  
 
*[[IAGenWeb|The IAGenWeb Project]] has a wealth of information at [http://www.iagenweb.org/ Iowa's GenWeb Project], it is a part of the larger [[USGenWeb|USGenWeb Project]]. [http://www.usgenweb.org/ The USGenWeb Project] provides internet information on every county in every state in the United States.  
 
*[[IAGenWeb|The IAGenWeb Project]] has a wealth of information at [http://www.iagenweb.org/ Iowa's GenWeb Project], it is a part of the larger [[USGenWeb|USGenWeb Project]]. [http://www.usgenweb.org/ The USGenWeb Project] provides internet information on every county in every state in the United States.  
*[http://www.iptv.org/iowapathways/artifact_detail.cfm?aid=a_000746&oid=ob_000206 Iowa Pathways]
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/encyclopedia/ Family Tree Encyclopedia] - Terminology &amp; Meanings of Genealogical Terms
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/forms.html Printable Genealogy Forms used in Research]
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/iowa/ia-military-records/ Research in Iowa Military Records]
 
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Lyon CountyOsceola CountyDickinson CountyEmmet CountyKossuth CountyWinnebago CountyWorth CountyMitchell CountyHoward CountyWinneshiek CountyAllamakee CountyClayton CountyFayette CountyChickasaw CountyFloyd CountyCerro Gordo CountyHancock CountyPalo Alto CountyClay CountyO'Brien CountySioux CountyPlymouth CountyCherokee CountyBuena Vista CountyPocahontas CountyHumboldt CountyWright CountyFranklin CountyButler CountyBremer CountyDubuque CountyDelaware CountyBuchanan CountyBlack Hawk CountyGrundy CountyHardin CountyHamilton CountyWebster CountyCalhoun CountySac CountyIda CountyWoodbury CountyMonona CountyCrawford CountyCarroll CountyGreene CountyBoone CountyStory CountyMarshall CountyTama CountyBenton CountyLinn CountyJones CountyJackson CountyClinton CountyCedar CountyJohnson CountyIowa CountyPoweshiek CountyJasper CountyPolk CountyDallas CountyGuthrie CountyAudubon CountyShelby CountyHarrison CountyPottawattamie CountyCass CountyAdair CountyMadison CountyWarren CountyMarion CountyMahaska CountyKeokuk CountyWashington CountyLouisa CountyMuscatine CountyScott CountyDes Moines CountyHenry CountyJefferson CountyWapello CountyMonroe CountyLucas CountyClarke CountyUnion CountyAdams CountyMontgomery CountyMills CountyFremont CountyPage CountyTaylor CountyRinggold CountyDecatur CountyWayne CountyAppanoose CountyDavis CountyVan Buren CountyLee CountyIowa-county-map.gif


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Major Repositories

State Historical Society of Iowa—Des Moines · State Historical Society of Iowa—Iowa City · Iowa Genealogical Society · State Library of Iowa · Burlington Public Library · Davenport Public Library · Fort Madison Public Library · Grout Museum of History and Science Library · Iowa State University Library · Marshalltown Public Library · University of Iowa Main Library · Mid-Continent Public Library Midwest Genealogy Center · National Archives at Kansas City · Newberry Library

Migration Routes

Mississippi River · Missouri River · California Trail · Chicago-Dubuque Highway · Mormon Trail · Oregon Trail · Great Northern Railway (U.S.) · Illinois Central Railroad · Santa Fe Railway · Union Pacific Railroad

Iowa's rivers provided transportation routes bringing European traders, trappers and explorers like the Frenchmen, Jacques Marquette and Louis Joliet in 1673. Prior to this exploration the land was occupied by the Fox, Ioway, Potawatomi, Oto, Missouri, Sauk, and Sioux Native Americans. The Louisiana Purchase gave the U.S. control of Iowa in 1803. The Black Hawk Purchase in 1833 brought the first official American village. Iowa was populated with settlers pioneering in from Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana, New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. When Iowa became a State in 1846, its capital was Iowa City. Iowa’s current borders were drawn in 1857 when Des Moines in Polk county became home of the new State Capital.

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