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{{stub}} ''[[United States|United States ]] > [[Iowa|Iowa]] > Muscatine County''  
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''[[United States|United States ]] > [[Iowa|Iowa]] > Muscatine County''  
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Guide to '''Muscatine County Iowa genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Muscatine County
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| county_map = Iowa Muscatine Map.png
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| state = Iowa
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| founded year = 1836
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| founded date = December 7
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| seat = Muscatine
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== County Courthouse   ==
 
== County Courthouse   ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1836--'''Muscatine County was created 7 December 1836&nbsp;from [[Des_Moines_County,_Iowa|Des Moines]] County. '''County seat:&nbsp;''' Muscatine <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''1836--'''Muscatine County was created 7 December 1836&nbsp;from [[Des Moines County, Iowa|Des Moines]] County. '''County seat:&nbsp;''' Muscatine <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
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== Places/Localities ==
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'''1864'''-- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.
====Populated Places====
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For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:
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*[[Burned Counties Research|Burned Counties Research in FamilySearch Wiki]]
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*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 Michael John Neill, ''Burned Counties'' in Family History Circle]
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== Places/Localities ==
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==== Populated Places ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
[[Cedar County, Iowa|Cedar]] | [[Johnson County, Iowa|Johnson]] | [[Louisa County, Iowa|Louisa]] | [[Scott County, Iowa|Scott]] | [[Washington County, Iowa|Washington]] | [[Mercer County, Illinois|Mercer County, Illinois]] | [[Rock Island County, Illinois|Rock Island County, Illinois]]
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[[Cedar County, Iowa|Cedar]] | [[Johnson County, Iowa|Johnson]] | [[Louisa County, Iowa|Louisa]] | [[Scott County, Iowa|Scott]] | [[Mercer County, Illinois|Mercer County, Illinois]] | [[Rock Island County, Illinois|Rock Island County, Illinois]]  
  
 
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{{IA Church Intro}}
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===== Lutheran  =====
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'''Zion Lutheran Church'''
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*Records of the Zion Lutheran Church, Muscatine County, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
  
 
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{{IA Land Intro}}
  
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{{IA History}}
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[[Image:Iamuscatine.jpg|900px]]
  
 
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{{IA Newspaper abstracts|Muscatine}}
  
==== Probate ====
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{{IA Probate Intro|Muscatine}}
  
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{{IA Tax Intro}}
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{{IA Vital Intro}}
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Muscatine Iowa Family History Center]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
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[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=202516&subject_disp=Iowa%2C+Muscatine&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]  
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IA/Muscatine/ Muscatine County, Iowa Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
 
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Revision as of 21:17, 13 August 2013

United States  > Iowa > Muscatine County

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

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Online Records


Muscatine County, Iowa
Map
Map of Iowa highlighting Muscatine County
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the U.S. highlighting Iowa
Location of Iowa in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 7, 1836
County Seat Muscatine
Courthouse

Contents

County Courthouse 

History

Parent County

1836--Muscatine County was created 7 December 1836 from Des Moines County. County seat:  Muscatine [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1864-- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Cedar | Johnson | Louisa | Scott | Mercer County, Illinois | Rock Island County, Illinois

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

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.

Lutheran

Zion Lutheran Church

  • Records of the Zion Lutheran Church, Muscatine County, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).

Court

Land

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 Muscatine 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.

Maps

Iamuscatine.jpg

Military

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Muscatine County, Iowa newspapers in online catalogs like:

Probate

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 - Muscatine - Probate records.

Taxation

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

References

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