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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Iowa]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Fayette County'''  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Iowa Genealogy|Iowa]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Fayette County'''  
  
{{IADC}}  
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Guide to '''Fayette County, Iowa ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.<br>
 
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{{Click|Image:IA_ORP.png|Iowa Online Genealogy Records}} {{Infobox U.S. County  
{{Infobox U.S. County  
 
 
| county = Fayette County  
 
| county = Fayette County  
| county_map =  
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| county_map = Iowa Fayette Map.png
 
| state = Iowa
 
| state = Iowa
 
| state_map = Iowa.png  
 
| state_map = Iowa.png  
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| seat = West Union
 
| seat = West Union
 
| building image =  
 
| building image =  
| building address = Fayette County Courthouse<br>114 North Vine Street<br>P.O. Box 226<br>West Union, IA 52175&nbsp; <br>Phone:(563) 422-3687<br>[http://www.fayettecountyiowa.org/RECORDER.html '''Fayette County Website'''] }}
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| building address = Fayette County Courthouse<br>114 North Vine Street<br>P.O. Box 226<br>West Union, IA 52175&nbsp; <br>Phone:(563) 422-3687<br>[http://www.fayettecountyiowa.org/RECORDER.html '''Fayette County Website'''] }}
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=== County Information  ===
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==== Fayette County, Iowa Record Dates  ====
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 225-231. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992</ref></center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Fayette County, Iowa Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Fayette County, Iowa Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Fayette County, Iowa Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Fayette County, Iowa Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Fayette County, Iowa Genealogy#Land_and_Property|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Fayette County, Iowa Genealogy#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1880
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1851
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | ca.1860
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1840
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1851
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1859
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== Quick Reference Facts  ==
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=== Quick Reference Facts  ===
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1837--'''Fayette County was created 21 December 1837&nbsp;from&nbsp;[[Dubuque County, Iowa|Dubuque]] County.&nbsp;it was attached to Clayton County prior to organiztoin 7 February 1859. &nbsp;'''County seat:&nbsp;''' West Union <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1837--'''Fayette County was created 21 December 1837&nbsp;from&nbsp;[[Dubuque County, Iowa Genealogy|Dubuque]] County.&nbsp;it was attached to Clayton County prior to organiztoin 7 February 1859. &nbsp;'''County seat:&nbsp;''' West Union <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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For animated maps illustrating Iowa County boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/iowa/ "Rotating Formation Iowa County Boundary Maps"] (1816-1872) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
[[Allamakee County, Iowa|Allamakee]] | [[Black Hawk County, Iowa|Black Hawk]] | [[Bremer County, Iowa|Bremer]] | [[Buchanan County, Iowa|Buchanan]] | [[Chickasaw County, Iowa|Chickasaw]] | [[Clayton County, Iowa|Clayton]] | [[Delaware County, Iowa|Delaware]] | [[Winneshiek County, Iowa|Winnishiek]]  
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[[Allamakee County, Iowa Genealogy|Allamakee]]{{•}} [[Black Hawk County, Iowa Genealogy|Black Hawk]]{{•}} [[Bremer County, Iowa Genealogy|Bremer]]{{•}} [[Buchanan County, Iowa Genealogy|Buchanan]]{{•}} [[Chickasaw County, Iowa Genealogy|Chickasaw]]{{•}} [[Clayton County, Iowa Genealogy|Clayton]]{{•}} [[Delaware County, Iowa Genealogy|Delaware]]{{•}} [[Winneshiek County, Iowa Genealogy|Winnishiek]]  
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<center>{{IAFayette County, Iowa Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
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==== Record Loss  ====
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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'''1872''' Courthouse was burned.
  
'''1872 '''-- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.
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{{Fire+}}
  
For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:
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=== Resources  ===
  
*[[Burned Counties Research|Burned Counties Research in FamilySearch Wiki]]
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==== Cemeteries  ====
*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 Michael John Neill, ''Burned Counties'' in Family History Circle]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.org/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=14&GScnty=579&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|332332|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=14&CScnty=579 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://iagenweb.org/fayette/cem/ndx.htm IAGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Fayette+Iowa&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Iowa&county=Fayette&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ia/fayette/cemetery.html IAGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/iowa/fayette.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://iowagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?cid=33 Iowa Gravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[Iowa Cemeteries|Iowa Cemeteries]] for more information.
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==== Cemeteries ====
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==== Census ====
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'''State Census'''
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*'''1895''' - {{RecordSearch|1803957|Iowa State Census, 1895}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1905''' - {{RecordSearch|2126961|Iowa State Census, 1905}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1925''' - {{RecordSearch|2224537|Iowa State Census 1925}} at [https://familysearch.org/search| FamilySearch]— index and images
  
 
==== Church Records  ====
 
==== Church Records  ====
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{{IA Church Intro}}
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===== Lutheran  =====
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'''Clermont'''
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*Records of the American Lutheran Church, Clermont, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
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'''Hope Lutheran Church, Westgate'''
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*Records of the Hope Lutheran Church, Westgate, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
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'''Richfield'''
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*Records of the American Lutheran Church, Richfield, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
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'''West Union'''
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*Records of the American Lutheran Church, West Union, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
  
 
==== Court Records  ====
 
==== Court Records  ====
  
 
==== Land and Property  ====
 
==== Land and Property  ====
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{{IA Land Intro}}
  
 
==== History  ====
 
==== History  ====
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{{IA History}}
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=26857 Past and present of Fayette County, Iowa] at Ancestry.com ($)
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*Fayette County Historical Society. ''Heritage of Fayette County, Iowa, 1996''. West Union, Iowa]&nbsp;: Fayette County, IA Heritage Book Committee, c1996.
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**Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE1892921 FamilySearch] (Free)
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*Peterman, Thomas Draper. ''Historical sketches of Fayette County, Iowa, in the 40's and 50's''. [S.l.&nbsp;: s.n., 19--?].
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**Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE744062 FamilySearch] (Free)
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*''The History of Fayette County, Iowa&nbsp;: containing a history of the county, its cities, towns, &amp;c., a biographical directory of its citizens, war record of its volunteers, history of the northwest, history of Iowa, map of Fayette County''. Chicago&nbsp;: Western Historical Co., 1878.
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**Online at [https://archive.org/details/cu31924028913980 Internetarchive] (Free)
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*''Past and present of Fayette County, Iowa&nbsp;: illustrated''. Marceline, Mo.&nbsp;: Walsworth, [197-?].
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**Vol 1 Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE91104 FamilySearch] (Free)
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**Vol 2 Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE92178 FamilySearch] (Free)
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/iowa/ Old Antique Atlases &amp; Maps of Iowa]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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===== Civil War  =====
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{{VAciv}}
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:- [[3rd Regiment, Iowa Infantry|3rd Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company F
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:- [[6th Regiment, Iowa Cavalry|6th Regiment, Iowa Cavalry]], Company C
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:- [[9th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|9th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company F
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:- [[12th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|12th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company C
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:- [[15th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry|15th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry]], Company H
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:- [[18th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|18th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company H
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:- [[46th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864)|46th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864)]], Company D
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:<br><br><br>
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{wikipedia|List of online newspaper archives|List of online newspaper archives}}  
 
{{wikipedia|List of online newspaper archives|List of online newspaper archives}}  
  
*NewspaperArchive.com ($) has historical newspapers online including [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=39&ci=32008 Waterloo newspapers] that may have included Fayette County residents. This database is free at some libraries.
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*NewspaperArchive.com ($) has historical newspapers online including [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=39&ci=32008 Waterloo newspapers] that may have included Fayette County residents. This database is free at some libraries.  
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*'''''The Oelwein Daily Register.''''' 1841-1848 Oelwein, IA, USA. Online at: [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7035 Ancestry.com] ($)
  
 
==== Probate Records  ====
 
==== Probate Records  ====
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1758 - 1997''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9064 Iowa Wills and Probate Records 1758-1997] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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{{IA Probate Intro|Adair}}
  
 
Fayette County probate case files are scheduled to become available for free online at FamilySearch as images become available. For more information, [[Iowa, Fayette County Probate Case Files (FamilySearch Historical Records)|click here]].  
 
Fayette County probate case files are scheduled to become available for free online at FamilySearch as images become available. For more information, [[Iowa, Fayette County Probate Case Files (FamilySearch Historical Records)|click here]].  
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&nbsp; [https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Iowa,_Fayette_County_Probate_Case_Files_%28FamilySearch_Historical_Records%29 &nbsp;Iowa, Fayette County Probate Case Files (FamilySearch Historical Records)]  
 
&nbsp; [https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Iowa,_Fayette_County_Probate_Case_Files_%28FamilySearch_Historical_Records%29 &nbsp;Iowa, Fayette County Probate Case Files (FamilySearch Historical Records)]  
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:*1851-1928 — ''[https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/1978346/waypoints Fayette County Probate Records] at [http://FamilySearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — browsable images only;''
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{IA Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
== Repositories  ==
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{{IA Vital Intro}}
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=====Marriages=====
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*'''1838-1934''' {{RecordSearch|1805551|Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
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=====Deaths=====
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*'''1880-1992''' {{RecordSearch|2110820|Iowa, County Death Records, 1880-1992}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index<br>
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=== Repositories  ===
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See also a List of [http://www.genealogyinc.com/iowa/ia-society-archive/ Iowa Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
  
 
==== Archives, Libraries, and Museums  ====
 
==== Archives, Libraries, and Museums  ====
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==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
*[[Fayette Iowa Family History Center]]
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*[[Cedar Falls/Waterloo Iowa Family History Center]] 3006 Pleasant Drive, Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613 United States; Phone: 319-266-6374; [https://www.google.com/maps/place/3006+Pleasant+Dr,+Cedar+Falls,+IA+50613/@42.5134779,-92.4109017,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x87e554c501d7fe8b:0x6b9ec7db7b7afda!8m2!3d42.513474!4d-92.408713 Location Map]
  
 
==== Societies  ====
 
==== Societies  ====
  
== Places  ==
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'''Fayette County Historical &amp; Genealogical Society'''<br>100 North Walnut Street<br>West Union, Iowa 52175<br>Telephone:563-422-5797<br>E-mail: [mailto:fayettehistorical@gmail.com fayettehistorical@gmail.com]<br>[http://www.fayettecountyiowa.org/HistoricalCenter.html Website]
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'''Oelwein Area Genealogical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 389<br>Oelwein, IA 50662-0389<br>E-mail: [mailto:Oelwein_Area_Genealogical_Society@hotmail.com Oelwein_Area_Genealogical_Society@hotmail.com]<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~iaoags/?cj=1&sid=RootsWeb&netid=cj&o_xid=0007727563&o_lid=0007727563&o_sch=Affiliate+External Website]
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=== Places  ===
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'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Fayette, Alpha|place|disp=Alpha}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Fayette, Arlington|place|disp=Arlington}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Fayette, Auburn Township|place|disp=Auburn Township}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Fayette, Banks Township|place|disp=Banks Township}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Fayette, Bethel Township|place|disp=Bethel Township}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Fayette, Center Township|place|disp=Center Township}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Fayette, Clermont|place|disp=Clermont}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Fayette, Clermont Township|place|disp=Clermont Township}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Fayette, Donnan|place|disp=Donnan}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Fayette, Dover Township|place|disp=Dover Township}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Fayette, Eden Township|place|disp=Eden Township}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Fayette, Eldorado|place|disp=Eldorado}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Fayette, Elgin|place|disp=Elgin}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Fayette, Fairbank|place|disp=Fairbank}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Fayette, Fairfield Township|place|disp=Fairfield Township}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Fayette, Fayette|place|disp=Fayette}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Fayette, Fremont Township|place|disp=Fremont Township}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Fayette, Harlan Township|place|disp=Harlan Township}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Fayette, Hawkeye|place|disp=Hawkeye}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Fayette, Illyria Township|place|disp=Illyria Township}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Fayette, Maynard|place|disp=Maynard}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Fayette, Oelwein|place|disp=Oelwein}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Fayette, Oran|place|disp=Oran}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Fayette, Oran Township|place|disp=Oran Township}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Fayette, Pleasant Valley|place|disp=Pleasant Valley}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Fayette, Putnam Township|place|disp=Putnam Township}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Fayette, Randalia|place|disp=Randalia}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Fayette, Scott|place|disp=Scott}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Fayette, Scott Township|place|disp=Scott Township}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Fayette, Smithfield Township|place|disp=Smithfield Township}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Fayette, Union Township|place|disp=Union Township}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Fayette, Wadena|place|disp=Wadena}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Fayette, Waucoma|place|disp=Waucoma}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Fayette, Westfield Township|place|disp=Westfield Township}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Fayette, West Union|place|disp=West Union}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Fayette, Windsor Township|place|disp=Windsor Township}}
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==== Websites  ====
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{{WA Websites Intro}}
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ADFF85" colspan="3" | <center>'''Sites with online indexes or images of records''' </center>
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| width="30%" | [http://www.iowahistory.org/search.html?q=fayette+county&btnG=Search+%C2%BB State Historical Society of Iowa]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | list and links to data and "hard copy" material from "fayette county" placed in search box
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| width="30%" | [http://iagenweb.org/fayette/ IAGenWeb Project]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
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| width="30%" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ia/fayette/fayette.htm USGenWeb Archives]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
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|-
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| width="30%" | [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1821206] [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2110820][https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1805551] FamilySearch
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Births, 1880-1935; Deaths 1880-1992; Marriages, 1838-1934; all indexes
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| width="30%" | [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1978346 FamilySearch]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Iowa, Fayette County Probate Records, 1851-1928; browse images
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|}
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{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" border="1"
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|-
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#94FFFF" colspan="3" | <center>'''Sites that search for links pertaining to {{PAGENAME}}''' </center>
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| width="30%" | [http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/IA/Fayette/ RootsWeb Resources]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
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| width="30%" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IA/Fayette/ Linkpendium]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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| width="30%" | [http://www.cyndislist.com/us/ia/counties/fayette/ CyndisList]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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|-
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| width="30%" | [http://www.stateofus.com/iowa/fayette-county/ StateofUS.com]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | family history resources and government records
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|}
  
== Web Sites  ==
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{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" border="1"
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#FFFF66" colspan="2" | <center>'''Major catalogs for ''hard copy'' collections of {{PAGENAME}}''' <br>Books, microfilm, or manuscripts of genealogical records</center>
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| width="30%" | {{FHL|United States, Iowa, Fayette|place|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
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| width="70%" | Select topics. To select towns, add a comma to the search box.
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|-
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| width="30%" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=fayette+county+iowa&dblist=638&fq=s0%3A28000000&qt=facet_s0%3A WorldCat]
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| width="70%" | To find nearby libraries that have specific items, see [[WorldCat Online Catalog]].
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| width="30%" | [http://smartcat.acpl.lib.in.us/?q=fayette+county%2C+iowa&image.x=5&image.y=11 Allen County Public Library]
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| located in Indiana They are heavily involved in digitizing.
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Guide to Fayette County, Iowa ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Fayette County, Iowa
Map
Map of Iowa highlighting Fayette County
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the U.S. highlighting Iowa
Location of Iowa in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 21, 1837
County Seat West Union
Courthouse
Address Fayette County Courthouse
114 North Vine Street
P.O. Box 226
West Union, IA 52175 
Phone:(563) 422-3687
Fayette County Website


County Information

Fayette County, Iowa Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1880 1851 ca.1860 1840 1851 1859

Quick Reference Facts

Parent County

1837--Fayette County was created 21 December 1837 from Dubuque County. it was attached to Clayton County prior to organiztoin 7 February 1859.  County seat:  West Union [2]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Iowa County boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Iowa County Boundary Maps" (1816-1872) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Neighboring Counties

Allamakee • Black Hawk • Bremer • Buchanan • Chickasaw • Clayton • Delaware • Winnishiek

Fayette CountyClayton CountyDubuque CountyDelaware CountyBuchanan CountyBlack Hawk CountyBremer CountyChickasaw CountyHoward CountyWinneshiek CountyAllamakee CountyJackson CountyJones CountyLinn CountyBenton CountyTama CountyGrundy CountyButler CountyFloyd CountyMitchell CountyHouston CountyFillmore CountyMower CountyGrant CountyCrawford CountyVernon CountyIAFayette.JPG

Record Loss

1872 Courthouse was burned.

For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:


Resources

Cemeteries

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
IAGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
IAGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
Iowa Gravestones
Billion Graves
See Iowa Cemeteries for more information.

Census

State Census

Church Records

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

Clermont

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

Hope Lutheran Church, Westgate

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

Richfield

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

West Union

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

Court Records

Land and Property

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.


History

Local histories are available for Fayette County, Iowa Genealogy. 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.


  • Past and present of Fayette County, Iowa at Ancestry.com ($)
  • Fayette County Historical Society. Heritage of Fayette County, Iowa, 1996. West Union, Iowa] : Fayette County, IA Heritage Book Committee, c1996.
  • Peterman, Thomas Draper. Historical sketches of Fayette County, Iowa, in the 40's and 50's. [S.l. : s.n., 19--?].
  • The History of Fayette County, Iowa : containing a history of the county, its cities, towns, &c., a biographical directory of its citizens, war record of its volunteers, history of the northwest, history of Iowa, map of Fayette County. Chicago : Western Historical Co., 1878.
  • Past and present of Fayette County, Iowa : illustrated. Marceline, Mo. : Walsworth, [197-?].

Maps

Military

Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Fayette County, Iowa Genealogy served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Fayette County, Iowa Genealogy:


- 3rd Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company F
- 6th Regiment, Iowa Cavalry, Company C
- 9th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company F
- 12th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company C
- 15th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Company H
- 18th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company H
- 46th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864), Company D



Newspapers

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: List of online newspaper archives
  • NewspaperArchive.com ($) has historical newspapers online including Waterloo newspapers that may have included Fayette County residents. This database is free at some libraries.
  • The Oelwein Daily Register. 1841-1848 Oelwein, IA, USA. Online at: Ancestry.com ($)

Probate Records

Online Probate Records

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 FamilySearch Catalog lists films of probate records. To find the records for this county, use the Place Search for Iowa - Adair - Probate records.


Fayette County probate case files are scheduled to become available for free online at FamilySearch as images become available. For more information, click here.

   A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:

   Iowa, Fayette County Probate Case Files (FamilySearch Historical 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.

Marriages
Deaths

Repositories

See also a List of Iowa Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies

Archives, Libraries, and Museums

Courthouses  

Fayette County Courthouse
114 North Vine Street
P.O. Box 226
West Union, IA 52175 
(563) 422-3687 
  Fayette County 
 

Family History Centers

  • Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.


Societies

Fayette County Historical & Genealogical Society
100 North Walnut Street
West Union, Iowa 52175
Telephone:563-422-5797
E-mail: fayettehistorical@gmail.com
Website

Oelwein Area Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 389
Oelwein, IA 50662-0389
E-mail: Oelwein_Area_Genealogical_Society@hotmail.com
Website

Places

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

Websites



Sites with online indexes or images of records
State Historical Society of Iowa Free list and links to data and "hard copy" material from "fayette county" placed in search box
IAGenWeb Project Free Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
USGenWeb Archives Free Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
[1] [2][3] FamilySearch Free Births, 1880-1935; Deaths 1880-1992; Marriages, 1838-1934; all indexes
FamilySearch Free Iowa, Fayette County Probate Records, 1851-1928; browse images
Sites that search for links pertaining to Fayette County, Iowa Genealogy
RootsWeb Resources Free Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
Linkpendium Free Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
CyndisList Free Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
StateofUS.com Free family history resources and government records
Major catalogs for hard copy collections of Fayette County, Iowa Genealogy
Books, microfilm, or manuscripts of genealogical records
FamilySearch Catalog Select topics. To select towns, add a comma to the search box.
WorldCat To find nearby libraries that have specific items, see WorldCat Online Catalog.
Allen County Public Library located in Indiana They are heavily involved in digitizing.
See also local libraries and Iowa Archives and Libraries
Social networking sites pertaining to Fayette County, Iowa Genealogy
GeneaBloggers enter "Iowa" in search box to see list and links to Iowa blogs
Google+ list of groups from "iowa genealogy" search
Facebook list of groups from "Iowa Genealogy" search
genealogy.com Fayette County, IA Genealogy Forum
ancestry.com Fayette County Message Board

References

  1. Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 225-231. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).