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Muscatine County, Iowa Genealogy

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=== County Information ===
 
==== Description ====
 
The County was named for the Mascouten tribe. The County has Muscatine as its seat and the County was created December 7, 1836. The County is located in the east central area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Muscatine, Iowa," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muscatine_County,_Iowa."</ref>
==== Muscatine County, Iowa Record Dates ====
{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"|-| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Muscatine County, Iowa. Page 230-238 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 222-225.</ref></center>
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| width="10014.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan| '''[[Muscatine County, Iowa Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="6#e4d8e5" align="center" | <'''[[Muscatine County, Iowa Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Muscatine County, Iowa Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center>" | '''Beginning Dates for Major [[Muscatine County , Iowa Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''<ref>Alice Eichholz[[Muscatine County, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County Iowa Genealogy#Land and Town Sources, Revised edProperty Records|Land]]'''| width="14. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Muscatine County, 1992), 225-231Iowa Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''| width="14. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992</ref></2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center>" | '''[[Muscatine County, Iowa Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="1614.62%" bgcoloralign="center" |1880 | width="#e4d8e514.2%" align="center" | '''[[Muscatine County, Iowa Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]''' 1838| width="1614.62%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Muscatine County, Iowa Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]''' 1880| width="1614.62%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Muscatine County, Iowa Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]''' 1839| width="1614.62%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Muscatine County, Iowa Genealogy#Census|Census]]''' 1838| width="1614.62%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Muscatine County, Iowa Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']] 1838| width="1614.62%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Muscatine County, Iowa Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''1847
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| widthcolspan="16.6%" align="center" | 1880 | width="16.6%" align="center7" | 1837 | width="16.6%" align="<center" | >Statewide registration started for births in July 1880 | width="16and for deaths Jan 1891.6%" align="center" | 1840 | width="16.6%" align="center" | 1838 | width="16General compliance by 1924.6%" align="</center" | 1838>
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'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Muscatine, Bloomington Township|place|disp=Bloomington Township}}
*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Muscatine, Fruitland|place|disp=Fruitland}}
*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Muscatine, Muscatine|place|disp=Muscatine}}
*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Muscatine, Nichols|place|disp=Nichols}}
*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Muscatine, Wapsinonoc Township|place|disp=Wapsinonoc Township}}
*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Muscatine, West Liberty|place|disp=West Liberty}}
*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Muscatine, Wilton|place|disp=Wilton}}
==== Populated Places ====
 
For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://iowa.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,139,c,muscatine.cfm HomeTown Locator]. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Muscatine County, Iowa," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muscatine_County,_Iowa#Communities, accessed 20 October 2019.</ref>
 
{{Populated places
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| cities-col1=<div>
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atalissa,_Iowa Atalissa]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Grass,_Iowa Blue Grass]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conesville,_Iowa Conesville]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Durant,_Iowa Durant]
</div>
| cities-col2=<div>
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fruitland,_Iowa Fruitland]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muscatine,_Iowa Muscatine]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nichols,_Iowa Nichols]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stockton,_Iowa Stockton]
</div>
| cities-col3=<div>
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walcott,_Iowa Walcott]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Liberty,_Iowa West Liberty]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilton,_Iowa Wilton]
</div>
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| unincorp-col1=<div>
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ardon,_Iowa Ardon]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cranston,_Iowa Cranston]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairport,_Iowa Fairport]
</div>
| unincorp-col2=<div>
*Hinkeyville (redirects to Moscow)
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midway_Beach,_Iowa Midway Beach]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montpelier,_Iowa Montpelier]
</div>
| unincorp-col3=<div>
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moscow,_Iowa Moscow]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petersburg,_Muscatine_County,_Iowa Petersburg]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Port_Allen,_Iowa Port Allen]
</div>
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| townships-col1=<div>
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bloomington_Township,_Muscatine_County,_Iowa Bloomington]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cedar_Township,_Muscatine_County,_Iowa Cedar]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fruitland_Township,_Muscatine_County,_Iowa Fruitland]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fulton_Township,_Muscatine_County,_Iowa Fulton]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goshen_Township,_Muscatine_County,_Iowa Goshen]
</div>
| townships-col2=<div>
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Township,_Muscatine_County,_Iowa Lake]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montpelier_Township,_Muscatine_County,_Iowa Montpelier]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moscow_Township,_Muscatine_County,_Iowa Moscow]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orono_Township,_Muscatine_County,_Iowa Orono]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pike_Township,_Muscatine_County,_Iowa Pike]
</div>
| townships-col3=<div>
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seventy-Six_Township,_Muscatine_County,_Iowa Seventy-Six]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweetland_Township,_Muscatine_County,_Iowa Sweetland]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wapsinonoc_Township,_Muscatine_County,_Iowa Wapsinonoc]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilton_Township,_Muscatine_County,_Iowa Wilton]
</div>
}}
==== Neighboring Counties ====
[[Cedar County, Iowa Genealogy|Cedar]]{{•}} [[Johnson County, Iowa Genealogy|Johnson]]{{•}} [[Louisa County, Iowa Genealogy|Louisa]]{{•}} [[Scott County, Iowa Genealogy|Scott]]{{•}} [[Mercer County, Illinois Genealogy|Mercer County, Illinois]]{{•}} [[Rock Island County, Illinois Genealogy|Rock Island County, Illinois]] <center>{{IAMuscatine County, Iowa Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
=== Resources ===
| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [httphttps://findagravebilliongraves.com/cgi-binsearch/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=14&GScnty=616&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n cemetery Findagrave.com]
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|1228384|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [httphttps://www.findagrave.com/cgicemetery-binbrowse/fg.cgiUSA/Iowa/Muscatine-County?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=14&CScntyid=616 county_616 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://iagenweb.org/muscatine/cemetery/cemetery_index.htm IAGenWeb]
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Muscatine+Iowa&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Iowa&county=Muscatine&cemetery_name=a# cemetery Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ia/muscatine/cemetery.html IAGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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==== Maps ====
{{IA Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{IA Muscatine County}}}}
*[http://www.mapofus.org/iowa/ Old Antique Atlases &amp; Maps of Iowa]
*[http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/maps/iowa-maps/ia-muscatine-county-iowa-1875-map.html# Township Map of 1875 Muscatine County, Iowa] with enlarged views of each township (My Genealogy Hound)<br>
==== Military ====
*'''1835-1998''' - {{RecordSearch|2515886|Iowa, Armed Forces Grave Registrations, ca. 1835-1998}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index*'''1861 - 1949''' - {{RecordSearch|2351982|Iowa, Grand Army of the Republic Membership Records, 1861-1949}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images*'''1862-1910''' - {{RecordSearch|2821291|Iowa, Records of Persons Subject to Military Duty, 1862-1910}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index 
===== Civil War =====
{{VAciv}}
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3639 Muscatine County, Iowa Civil War Soldiers] at Ancestry.com ($)
 
==== Naturalization and Citizenship ====
*'''1859-1990''' - {{RecordSearch|3155890|United States, Iowa Naturalization Records, 1859-1990}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
==== Newspapers ====
==== Taxation ====
*'''1934-1958''' - {{RecordSearch|2573700|Iowa, Old Age Tax Assistance Records, 1934-1958}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
{{IA Tax Intro}}
==== Vital Records ====
=====Births=====
*'''1850-1939''' - {{RecordSearch|2527591|Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
*'''1921-1942''' - {{RecordSearch|2849548|Iowa, Birth Records, 1921-1942}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
=====Marriages=====
*'''1518-1996''' - [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=iowa%2cia Iowa, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index $*'''1838-1934''' - {{RecordSearch|1805551|Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934}} at [https://www.familysearch.org /search/ FamilySearch] — index and images 
=====Deaths=====
*'''1850-1990''' - {{RecordSearch|1674841|Iowa, Deaths and Burials 1850-1990}} at [https://www.familysearch.org /search/ FamilySearch] - index
*'''1880-1992''' - {{RecordSearch|2110820|Iowa, County Death Records, 1880-1992}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index<br>
*'''19211904-19401951''' - {{RecordSearch|2531337|Iowa, Death Records, 19211904-19401951}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
=== Societies and Libraries ===
==== Family History Centers ====
*{{FamilySearch Family History Centers Intro}}
*[[Muscatine Iowa Family History Center]] 2902 Lucas St., Muscatine, IA 52761 United States [https://www.google.com/maps/preview#!q=2902+Lucas+St+Muscatine+IA+52761+United+States+&data=!4m15!2m14!1m13!1s0x87e3fa97ce9bfd55%3A0xa0b65702550d951a!3m8!1m3!1d3088!2d-123.385132!3d48.096297!3m2!1i1393!2i890!4f13.1!4m2!3d41.424035!4d-91.078577 Location Map]
==== Websites ====
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ADFF85" colspan="3" | <center>'''Sites with online indexes or images of records pertaining to {{PAGENAME}}''' </center>
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| width="30%" | [httphttps://wwwiowaculture.iowahistory.orggov/history/research/search.html?q=Muscatine+county&btnG=Search+%C2%BB collections State Historical Society of Iowa]
| width="10%" | Free
| width="60%" | list and links to data and "hard copy" material - results of "muscatine county" placed in search boxSelect from research collection topics
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| width="30%" | [http://www.iowaheritage.org/items/browse?search=muscatine+county&submit_search=Search+All The Iowa Heritage Digital Collection]
| width="70%" | To find nearby libraries that have specific items, see [[WorldCat Online Catalog]].
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| width="30%" | [http://smartcatwww.acpl.lib.in.us/?q=muscatine+county%2C+iowa&image.x=0&image.y=0 Allen County Public Library]
| located in Indiana They are heavily involved in digitizing.
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| width="70%" | list of groups from "Iowa Genealogy" search
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| width="30%" | [http://genforumwww.genealogy.com/forum/regional/states/topics/ia/muscatine/ genealogy.com] | width="70%" | Muscatine County, IA Genealogy Forum
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| width="30%" | [http://boards.ancestry.com/localities.northam.usa.states.iowa.counties.muscatine/mb.ashx ancestry.com]
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