Poweshiek County, Iowa Genealogy

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Online Records



Poweshiek County, Iowa
Map
Map of Iowa highlighting Poweshiek County
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the U.S. highlighting Iowa
Location of Iowa in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 17, 1843
County Seat Montezuma
Courthouse


Contents

County Courthouse 

The Poweshiek County Courthouse in Montezuma contains vital records (starting about 1848 for birth, marriage, and death) on the 2nd floor. The staff is friendly and helpful. Access inside the records vault is allowed, although no cameras are permitted. There is no charge for transcribing documents, and since personal computers are allowed inside the records vault, transcription is easy. The cost for having the staff make copies was only a few dollars per copy.

History

Parent County

1843--Poweshiek County was created 17 February 1843 from Keokuk County.  It was attached to Mahaska and iowa Counties prior to organization 3 April 1848.  County seat:  Montezuma [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Benton | Iowa | Jasper | Keokuk | Mahaska | Marshall | Tama

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories 

Maps

Military

Newspapers

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

NewspaperArchive.com ($) has a large collection of digitized Iowa newspapers online. This database is sometimes free at libraries.

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

The Montezuma Public Library contains only an handful of local history books.  All newspapers and genealogical materials are in the Poweshiek County Historical and Genealogical Society in Montezuma (see website below).

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

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