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== Societies and Libraries  ==
== Societies and Libraries  ==

Revision as of 17:37, 11 June 2013

This article is about an central-east county of Iowa. For other uses, see Delaware (disambiguation).

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

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Online Records

Delaware County, Iowa
Map of Iowa highlighting Delaware County
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the U.S. highlighting Iowa
Location of Iowa in the U.S.
Founded December 21, 1837
County Seat Manchester

County Courthouse

Delaware County Courthouse
301 E. Main
P. O. Box 527
Manchester, IA 52057-0527

(319) 927-4942


Parent County

1837--Delaware County was created 21 December 1837 from Dubuque County.  It was organized 19 November 1841. County seat:  Manchester [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Buchanan | Clayton | Dubuque | Fayette | Jones | Linn




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.



First Lutheran Church, Manchester

  • Records of the First Lutheran Church, Manchester, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).

Delaware County

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



Local Histories 




  • NewspaperArchive.com ($) has historical newspapers online including Cedar Rapids newspapers that may have included Delaware County residents. This database is free at some libraries.



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


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