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Guide to '''Greene County Iowa genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''Greene 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  
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| county = Greene County  
 
| county = Greene County  
 
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| founded date = January 15
 
| founded date = January 15
 
| seat = Jefferson
 
| seat = Jefferson
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== County Courthouse ==
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=== County Information ===
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==== Greene 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" | '''[[Greene County, Iowa Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Greene County, Iowa Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Greene County, Iowa Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Greene County, Iowa Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Greene County, Iowa Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Greene County, Iowa Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1880
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1880
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== History  ==
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=== County Courthouse  ===
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=== History  ===
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
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==== 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.
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
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=== Places/Localities  ===
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Greene, Bristol|place|disp=Bristol}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Greene, Churdan|place|disp=Churdan}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Greene, Grand Junction|place|disp=Grand Junction}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Greene, Jackson Township|place|disp=Jackson Township}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Greene, Jefferson|place|disp=Jefferson}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Greene, Paton|place|disp=Paton}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Greene, Rippey|place|disp=Rippey}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Greene, Scranton|place|disp=Scranton}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Greene, Scranton Township|place|disp=Scranton Township}}
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
[[Boone County, Iowa|Boone]] | [[Calhoun County, Iowa|Calhoun]] | [[Carroll County, Iowa|Carroll]] | [[Dallas County, Iowa|Dallas]] | [[Guthrie County, Iowa|Guthrie]] | [[Webster County, Iowa|Webster]]  
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[[Boone County, Iowa Genealogy|Boone]]{{•}} [[Calhoun County, Iowa Genealogy|Calhoun]]{{•}} [[Carroll County, Iowa Genealogy|Carroll]]{{•}} [[Dallas County, Iowa Genealogy|Dallas]]{{•}} [[Guthrie County, Iowa Genealogy|Guthrie]]{{•}} [[Webster County, Iowa Genealogy|Webster]]  
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<center>{{IAGreene County, Iowa Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
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=== Resources  ===
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==== Cemeteries  ====
  
== 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.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=14&GScnty=583&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|661396|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=583 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://iagenweb.org/greene/cemeteries/index.htm IAGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Greene+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=Greene&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ia/greene/cemetery.html IAGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/iowa/greene.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://iowagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?cid=37 Iowa Gravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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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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*'''1915''' - {{RecordSearch|2240483|Iowa State Census, 1915}} 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  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{IA Church Intro}}
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*Records of the St. Peter Lutheran Church, Greene County, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{IA Land Intro}}
  
 
==== Local Histories&nbsp;  ====
 
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{{IA History}}
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*''Biographical and historical record of Greene and Carroll Counties, Iowa&nbsp;:''. Chicago, Illinois&nbsp;: Lewis Pub. Co., 1887.
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**Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE215790 FamilySearch] (Free) and at [https://archive.org/details/biographicalhist00lewi Internetarchive] (Free)
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*Stillman, E. B. ''Past and present of Greene County, Iowa&nbsp;: together with biographical sketches of many of its prominent and leading citizens and illustrious dead''. Chicago&nbsp;: S.J. Clarke, 1907.
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**Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE101507 FamilySearch] (Free)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=27923 Past and present of Greene County, Iowa] at Ancestry.com ($)
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/iowa/ Old Antique Atlases &amp; Maps of Iowa]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*'''1861 - 1949''' - {{RecordSearch|2351982|Iowa, Grand Army of the Republic Membership Records, 1861-1949}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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===== Civil War  =====
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:- [[10th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|10th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company H
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
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NewspaperArchive.com ($) has a large collection of digitized [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?co=7&s=39 Iowa newspapers] online. This database is sometimes free at libraries.  
 
NewspaperArchive.com ($) has a large collection of digitized [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?co=7&s=39 Iowa newspapers] online. This database is sometimes free at libraries.  
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*'''''The Jefferson Bee.'''''1952, 1955, 1957-59, 1961, and 1964. Jefferson, IA, USA. Online at: [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6798 Ancestry.com] ($)
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*'''''The Jefferson Herald.''''' 1952 and 1954-55. Jefferson, IA, USA. Online at: [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8356 Ancestry.com] ($)
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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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|Greene}}
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{IA Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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{{IA Vital Intro}}
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=====Births=====
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*'''1850-1939''' - {{RecordSearch|2527591|Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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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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*'''1850-1990''' - {{RecordSearch|1674841|Iowa, Deaths and Burials 1850-1990}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] - index
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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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*'''1921-1940''' - {{RecordSearch|2531337|Iowa, Death Records, 1921-1940}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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=== Societies and Libraries  ===
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'''Greene County Genealogical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 133<br>Jefferson, IA 50129-0133<br>E-mail: [mailto:sross@netins.net sross@netins.net]<br>[http://iagenweb.org/greene/resources/gensociety.htm Website]
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'''Greene County Historical Society Museum'''<br>219 East Lincoln Way<br>Jefferson, IA 50129<br>Telephone:(515)386-8544 - Voice Mail<br>E-mail: [mailto:gchsmuseum@windstream.net gchsmuseum@windstream.net]<br>[http://iagenweb.org/greene/resources/historicalsoc.htm Website]
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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==== Family History Centers  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
== Web Sites  ==
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*{{FHL|Iowa%2C+Greene|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/iowa/greene-county/ Greene County, IA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IA/Greene/ Greene County, Iowa Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/110971683456785432231 Iowa Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/138731752868271/ Iowa Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
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*{{FHL|Iowa|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IA/Greene/ Greene County, Iowa Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
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*[http://iagenweb.org/greene/ Greene County IAGenweb Project]
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*[http://iowagravestones.org/search.php?cid=37 Greene County Iowagravestones Photo Project]
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*[http://iowawpagraves.org/index.php?cid=37 WPA Graves Registration Survey for Greene County, IA]
  
== References  ==
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<references /> {{Iowa|Iowa}}  
 
<references /> {{Iowa|Iowa}}  
  
 
[[Category:Greene_County,_Iowa]]
 
[[Category:Greene_County,_Iowa]]

Latest revision as of 22:16, 13 February 2017

United States
Iowa


Greene County


Guide to Greene County, Iowa ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Greene County, Iowa
Map
Map of Iowa highlighting Greene County
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the U.S. highlighting Iowa
Location of Iowa in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 15, 1851
County Seat Jefferson
Courthouse
IowaGreeneCourthouse.jpg


County Information

Greene County, Iowa Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1880 1854 1880 1840 1854 1854

County Courthouse

History

Parent County

1851--Greene County was created 15 January 1851 from unorganized territory. It was attached to Dallas County prior to organization 25 August 1853.  County seat:  Jefferson [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.

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places/Localities

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Boone • Calhoun • Carroll • Dallas • Guthrie • Webster

Greene CountyBoone CountyDallas CountyGuthrie CountyAudubon CountyCarroll CountySac CountyCalhoun CountyWebster CountyWright CountyHamilton CountyStory CountyPolk CountyWarren CountyMadison CountyAdair CountyCass CountyPottawattamie CountyShelby CountyCrawford CountyBuena Vista CountyPocahontas CountyIAGreene.JPG

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

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.


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 Greene 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.


Maps

Military

Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Greene 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 Greene County, Iowa Genealogy:

- 10th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company H

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

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 - Greene - 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.

Births
Marriages
Deaths

Societies and Libraries

Greene County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 133
Jefferson, IA 50129-0133
E-mail: sross@netins.net
Website

Greene County Historical Society Museum
219 East Lincoln Way
Jefferson, IA 50129
Telephone:(515)386-8544 - Voice Mail
E-mail: gchsmuseum@windstream.net
Website

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.

Web Sites

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).
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