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

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Van Buren County, Iowa
Map
Map of Iowa highlighting Van Buren 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 Keosaugua
Courthouse

Contents

County Courthouse

History

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The county is named after President Martin Van Buren (1782-1862) who served as United States Vice President at the time of the county's formation.[1]

Parent County

1836--Van Buren County was created 7 December 1836 from Des Moines County. County seat:  Keosauqua [2]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Iowa boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Davis | Henry | Lee | Jefferson | Wapello | Clark County, Missouri | Scotland County, Missouri

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Keosauqua
  • Van Buren

Court

Land

Local Histories 

Maps

Migration

Early migration routes to and from Van Buren County, Iowa Genealogy for European settlers included:

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

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. "Martin Van Buren," Wikipedia.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. National Park Service, "Auto Tour Route Maps" in Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail at http://www.nps.gov/mopi/planyourvisit/maps.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).

 

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