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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1851--'''AAdair County was created in January 15, 1851 from [[Pottawattamie County, Iowa|Pottawattamie]], [[Dallas County, Iowa|Dallas]], [[Mahaska County, Iowa|Mahaska]], [[Monroe County, Iowa|Monroe]], [[Polk County, Iowa|Polk]] and [[Cass County, Iowa|Cass]] Counties. County records are housed in Greenfield. County. The county was attached to Pottawattamie and Cass Counties prior to organization 6 May 1854. '''County seat:''' Greenfield <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''1851--'''AAdair County was created in January 15, 1851 from [[Pottawattamie County, Iowa|Pottawattamie]], [[Dallas County, Iowa|Dallas]], [[Mahaska County, Iowa|Mahaska]], [[Monroe County, Iowa|Monroe]], [[Polk County, Iowa|Polk]] and [[Cass County, Iowa|Cass]] Counties. County records are housed in Greenfield. County. The county was attached to Pottawattamie and Cass Counties prior to organization 6 May 1854. '''County seat:''' Greenfield <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
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*[[Adair, Iowa|Adair]] <ref name="naco">[http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;Template=/cffiles/counties/citiescounty.cfm&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;countyid=19001 NAco National Association of Counties]</ref>  
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*[[Adair, Iowa|Adair]] <ref name="naco">[http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;Template=/cffiles/counties/citiescounty.cfm&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;countyid=19001 NAco National Association of Counties]</ref>  
 
*[[Arbor Hill, Iowa|Arbor]] <ref name="hometown">[http://iowa.hometownlocator.com/ia/adair/ Hometown Locator] </ref>
 
*[[Arbor Hill, Iowa|Arbor]] <ref name="hometown">[http://iowa.hometownlocator.com/ia/adair/ Hometown Locator] </ref>
 
*[[Bridgewater, Iowa|Bridgewater]] <ref name="city data">[http://www.city-data.com/county/Adair_County-IA.html City Data]</ref>  
 
*[[Bridgewater, Iowa|Bridgewater]] <ref name="city data">[http://www.city-data.com/county/Adair_County-IA.html City Data]</ref>  
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*Fisk <ref name="hometown" />
 
*Fisk <ref name="hometown" />
 
*[[Fontanelle, Iowa|Fontanelle]] <ref name="city data" />
 
*[[Fontanelle, Iowa|Fontanelle]] <ref name="city data" />
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*Gilead <ref name="hometown" />
 
*Gilead <ref name="hometown" />
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*[[Eureka Township, Iowa|Eureka]] <ref name="adair">[http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/topics/Adair_County,_Iowa Adair County Townships]</ref>  
 
*[[Eureka Township, Iowa|Eureka]] <ref name="adair">[http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/topics/Adair_County,_Iowa Adair County Townships]</ref>  
 
*[[Grand River Township, Iowa|Grand River]] <ref name="adair" />
 
*[[Grand River Township, Iowa|Grand River]] <ref name="adair" />
*[[Greenfield Township, Iowa|Greenfield]]
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*[[Greenfield Township, Iowa|Greenfield]]  
 
*[[Grove Township Iowa|Grove]] <ref name="adair" />
 
*[[Grove Township Iowa|Grove]] <ref name="adair" />
 
*[[Harrison Township|Harrison]] <ref name="adair" />
 
*[[Harrison Township|Harrison]] <ref name="adair" />
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==== Extinct Communities ====
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*Berea <ref name="hometown" />
 
*Berea <ref name="hometown" />
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
Cemeteries for Adair County are:
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Cemeteries for Adair County are:  
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* Abandoned Timber Cemetery
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*Abandoned Timber Cemetery  
* Adair County Cemetery
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*Adair County Cemetery  
* Avondale Cemetery
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*Avondale Cemetery  
* Boley Farm Cemetery
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*Boley Farm Cemetery  
* Bryant Cemetery
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*Bryant Cemetery  
* Calvary Cemetery
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*Calvary Cemetery  
* Campbell Cemetery
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*Campbell Cemetery  
* Canby Cemetery
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*Canby Cemetery  
* Cears Cemetery
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*Cears Cemetery  
* Eureka Cemetery
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*Eureka Cemetery  
* Fairview Cemetery
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*Fairview Cemetery
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* Fontanelle Cemetery
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*Fontanelle Cemetery  
* Garner Cemetery
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*Garner Cemetery  
* Grand River Center Cemetery
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*Grand River Center Cemetery  
* Greenfield Cemetery
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*Greenfield Cemetery  
* Grove Center Cemetery
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*Grove Center Cemetery  
* Hebron Cemetery
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*Hebron Cemetery  
* Hill of Zion Cemetery
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*Hill of Zion Cemetery  
* Immanuel Cemetery
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*Immanuel Cemetery  
* Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery
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*Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery  
* Jefferson Cemetery
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*Jefferson Cemetery
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* Liberty Cemetery
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*Liberty Cemetery  
* Loucks Grove Cemetery
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*Loucks Grove Cemetery  
* Mormon Cemetery
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*Mormon Cemetery  
* Oakwood Cemetery
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*Oakwood Cemetery  
* Orient Cemetery
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*Orient Cemetery  
* Penn Avenue Cemetery
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*Penn Avenue Cemetery  
* Pleasant Grove Cemetery
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*Pleasant Grove Cemetery  
* Prussia Cemetery
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*Prussia Cemetery  
* Roberts Cemetery
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*Roberts Cemetery
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* Saint Johns Cemetery
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*Saint Johns Cemetery  
* Saint Josephs Cemetery
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*Saint Josephs Cemetery  
* Saint Marys Cemetery
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*Saint Marys Cemetery  
* Sunny Hill Cemetery
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*Sunny Hill Cemetery  
* Union Cemetery
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*Union Cemetery  
* Wilson Cemetery
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*Wilson Cemetery  
* Winn Cemetery
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*Winn Cemetery  
* Witt Cemetery
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*Witt Cemetery
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Transcriptions for some of these cemeteries can be found at:
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Transcriptions for some of these cemeteries can be found at:  
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=547 FindAGrave.com]
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/ia/adair.htm Interment.net cemetery records].
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=547 FindAGrave.com]  
*[http://iowawpagraves.org/index.php?cid=1 Iowa WPA Graves Registration]
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/ia/adair.htm Interment.net cemetery records].  
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*[http://iowawpagraves.org/index.php?cid=1 Iowa WPA Graves Registration]  
 
*[http://iowagravestones.org/search.php?search=custom&new_cid=1&cfield=last&ctype=1&ctxt= Iowa Gravestone Photo Project]  
 
*[http://iowagravestones.org/search.php?search=custom&new_cid=1&cfield=last&ctype=1&ctxt= Iowa Gravestone Photo Project]  
*[http://www.savinggraves-us.org/ia/index.htm Saving Graves]
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*[http://www.savinggraves-us.org/ia/index.htm Saving Graves]  
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/iowa/iowa.html Tombstone Transcription Project]  
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/iowa/iowa.html Tombstone Transcription Project]
  
The [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=topicdetails&subject=350675&subject_disp=Iowa%2C+Adair+-+Cemeteries&columns=*,0,0 Family History library] has several films with information about the cemeteries in Adair County. For more information about cemeteries in Iowa see the [[Iowa Cemeteries|Iowa Cemeteries]] page.
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The [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=topicdetails&subject=350675&subject_disp=Iowa%2C+Adair+-+Cemeteries&columns=*,0,0 Family History library] has several films with information about the cemeteries in Adair County. For more information about cemeteries in Iowa see the [[Iowa Cemeteries|Iowa Cemeteries]] page.  
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
*''Affidavit index, 1907-1924''. <ref> Adair County (Iowa). Clerk of the District Court (Main Author),''Affidavit index, 1907-1924'' Family History Film [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=533472&disp=Affidavit+index%2C+1907-1924%20%20&columns=*,0,0 FHL US/CAN Film 1787316 Items 2-3]. </ref> Microfilm of originals housed at the Clerk of the District Court, Adair County, Greenfield, Iowa. Affidavits concerning land transactions.
 
  
For more information about the courts in Iowa see the [[Iowa Court Records|Iowa Court Records]] page.
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*''Affidavit index, 1907-1924''. <ref>Adair County (Iowa). Clerk of the District Court (Main Author),''Affidavit index, 1907-1924'' Family History Film [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&amp;titleno=533472&amp;disp=Affidavit+index%2C+1907-1924%20%20&amp;columns=*,0,0 FHL US/CAN Film 1787316 Items 2-3]. </ref>Microfilm of originals housed at the Clerk of the District Court, Adair County, Greenfield, Iowa. Affidavits concerning land transactions.
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For more information about the courts in Iowa see the [[Iowa Court Records|Iowa Court Records]] page.  
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
*''Affidavit index, 1907-1924''. <ref> Adair County (Iowa). Clerk of the District Court (Main Author),''Affidavit index, 1907-1924'' Family History Film [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=533472&disp=Affidavit+index%2C+1907-1924%20%20&columns=*,0,0 FHL US/CAN Film 1787316 Items 2-3]. </ref> Microfilm of originals housed at the Clerk of the District Court, Adair County, Greenfield, Iowa. Affidavits concerning land transactions.
 
  
*Homestead records 1878-1972, Land transfer records 1858-1916; index 1855-1920, Miscellaneous records, 1880-1911; index 1880-1916, Tax deed records 1873-1954, Town lot deed records 1855-1918, Town lot transfer records 1867-1991; index 1870-1991 <ref> [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=topicdetails&subject=331079&subject_disp=Iowa%2C+Adair+-+Land+and+property&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library] </ref>
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*''Affidavit index, 1907-1924''. <ref>Adair County (Iowa). Clerk of the District Court (Main Author),''Affidavit index, 1907-1924'' Family History Film [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&amp;titleno=533472&amp;disp=Affidavit+index%2C+1907-1924%20%20&amp;columns=*,0,0 FHL US/CAN Film 1787316 Items 2-3]. </ref>Microfilm of originals housed at the Clerk of the District Court, Adair County, Greenfield, Iowa. Affidavits concerning land transactions.
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*Homestead records 1878-1972, Land transfer records 1858-1916; index 1855-1920, Miscellaneous records, 1880-1911; index 1880-1916, Tax deed records 1873-1954, Town lot deed records 1855-1918, Town lot transfer records 1867-1991; index 1870-1991 <ref>[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=topicdetails&amp;subject=331079&amp;subject_disp=Iowa%2C+Adair+-+Land+and+property&amp;columns=*,0,0 Family History Library] </ref>
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~iabiog/adair/ga1884/ga1884.htm History of Guthrie and Adair Counties, Iowa]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~iabiog/adair/ga1884/ga1884.htm History of Guthrie and Adair Counties, Iowa]  
 
*[http://iagenweb.org/adair/photoindex.htm Adair County History in Photos]
 
*[http://iagenweb.org/adair/photoindex.htm Adair County History in Photos]
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
[http://www.davidrumsey.com/directory/where/Adair+County++Iowa+/ David Rumsey Map Collection] is a large online collection of rare, old, antique historical atlases, globes, maps, charts plus other cartographic treasures.
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[http://www.davidrumsey.com/directory/where/Adair+County++Iowa+/ David Rumsey Map Collection] is a large online collection of rare, old, antique historical atlases, globes, maps, charts plus other cartographic treasures.  
*''Map of Adair County, Iowa 1882''. <ref> Allen, C. R. ''Map of Adair County, Iowa 1882''. [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=1474959&disp=Map+of+Adair+County%2C+Iowa+1882%20%20&columns=*,0,0 Family History Book 977.773 E7]</ref> Includes inset maps of Greenfield, Adair, Orient, Casey, Stuart, Port Union, Fontanelle and the state of Iowa.
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*''Standard atlas or Adair County, Iowa : including a plat book of the villages, cities and townships of the county''. <ref> Micro-reproduction of original published: Chicago : Ogle, 1901. 53, 28 p. ''Standard atlas or Adair County, Iowa : including a plat book of the villages, cities and townships of the county''. [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=42115&disp=Standard+atlas+or+Adair+County%2C+Iowa%20%20&columns=*,0,0 Family History FHL US/CAN Film 985415 Item 1] </ref> Landowners are shown on the township maps.
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*''Map of Adair County, Iowa 1882''. <ref>Allen, C. R. ''Map of Adair County, Iowa 1882''. [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&amp;titleno=1474959&amp;disp=Map+of+Adair+County%2C+Iowa+1882%20%20&amp;columns=*,0,0 Family History Book 977.773 E7]</ref> Includes inset maps of Greenfield, Adair, Orient, Casey, Stuart, Port Union, Fontanelle and the state of Iowa.  
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*''Standard atlas or Adair County, Iowa&nbsp;: including a plat book of the villages, cities and townships of the county''. <ref>Micro-reproduction of original published: Chicago : Ogle, 1901. 53, 28 p. ''Standard atlas or Adair County, Iowa : including a plat book of the villages, cities and townships of the county''. [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&amp;titleno=42115&amp;disp=Standard+atlas+or+Adair+County%2C+Iowa%20%20&amp;columns=*,0,0 Family History FHL US/CAN Film 985415 Item 1] </ref>Landowners are shown on the township maps.
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
*''Soldiers discharge record, 1887-1952'' <ref> Adair County (Iowa). County Recorder  ''Soldiers discharge record, 1887-1952''. [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=44824&disp=Soldiers+discharge+record%2C+1887-1952%20%20&columns=*,0,0 Family History Film US/CAN Film 1034838 Item 5] </ref> Microfilm of original records found in the Adair County Courthouse. Adair - Military records; World War, 1914-1918. World War, 1939-1945.
 
  
For more information about the Military in Adair see the [[Iowa Military Records|Iowa Military Records]] page.
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*''Soldiers discharge record, 1887-1952'' <ref>Adair County (Iowa). County Recorder ''Soldiers discharge record, 1887-1952''. [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&amp;titleno=44824&amp;disp=Soldiers+discharge+record%2C+1887-1952%20%20&amp;columns=*,0,0 Family History Film US/CAN Film 1034838 Item 5] </ref>Microfilm of original records found in the Adair County Courthouse. Adair - Military records; World War, 1914-1918. World War, 1939-1945.
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For more information about the Military in Adair see the [[Iowa Military Records|Iowa Military Records]] page.  
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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*[http://www.iowanewspapersonline.com/default.asp?lstNewsPaper=41&Submit=GO Adair News]
 
*[http://www.iowanewspapersonline.com/default.asp?lstNewsPaper=41&Submit=GO Adair News]
  
====Obituaries====
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==== Obituaries ====
*''Adair County, Iowa obituaries, 1907-1959''. <ref> Rivenburgh, Myrtle. ''Adair County, Iowa obituaries, 1907-1959''. [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/printing/titledetailsprint.asp?titleno=696123 FHL US/CAN Film 1845781 Items 8-10] </ref> Micro reproduction of originals housed at the Greenfield Public Library, Greenfield, Iowa.
 
  
*''Adair County, Iowa obituaries, Obituaries 1934-1978''. <ref> Adair County Free Press. ''Adair County, Iowa obituaries, Obituaries 1934-1978''. [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/printing/titledetailsprint.asp?titleno=696123 FHL US/CAN Film 1845782 Items 1-7 ]</ref> Micro reproduction of originals housed at the Greenfield Public Library, Greenfield, Iowa. Also includes Death records 1940-1959.
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*''Adair County, Iowa obituaries, 1907-1959''. <ref>Rivenburgh, Myrtle. ''Adair County, Iowa obituaries, 1907-1959''. [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/printing/titledetailsprint.asp?titleno=696123 FHL US/CAN Film 1845781 Items 8-10] </ref>Micro reproduction of originals housed at the Greenfield Public Library, Greenfield, Iowa.
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*''Adair County, Iowa obituaries, Obituaries 1934-1978''. <ref>Adair County Free Press. ''Adair County, Iowa obituaries, Obituaries 1934-1978''. [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/printing/titledetailsprint.asp?titleno=696123 FHL US/CAN Film 1845782 Items 1-7 ]</ref> Micro reproduction of originals housed at the Greenfield Public Library, Greenfield, Iowa. Also includes Death records 1940-1959.
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=topicdetails&subject=330932&subject_disp=Iowa%2C+Adair+-+Probate+records&columns=*,0,0 Family History Films] contains information about administrator's, executor's, and guardian's bonds, 1858-1902; Probate packets, 1854-1926; index, 1854-1926; Probate records 1857-1952; index, 1857-1965; Probate register, 1868-1886; Will records, 1858-1979.
 
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=topicdetails&subject=330932&subject_disp=Iowa%2C+Adair+-+Probate+records&columns=*,0,0 Family History Films] contains information about administrator's, executor's, and guardian's bonds, 1858-1902; Probate packets, 1854-1926; index, 1854-1926; Probate records 1857-1952; index, 1857-1965; Probate register, 1868-1886; Will records, 1858-1979.
  
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
[http://www.greenfield.swilsa.lib.ia.us/ Greenfield Public Library]<br>
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202 S 1st Street<br>
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[http://www.greenfield.swilsa.lib.ia.us/ Greenfield Public Library]<br>202 S 1st Street<br>Phone: 641-743-6120  
Phone: 641-743-6120
 
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~iaaags/ Adair County Anquestors Genealogy Society Adair County, Iowa]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~iaaags/ Adair County Anquestors Genealogy Society Adair County, Iowa]  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~iabiog/adair/ha1915/ha1915.htm Adair County Biographies part 1] <ref>[http://books.google.com/books?id=hX4UAAAAYAAJ&amp;printsec=frontcover&amp;dq=iowa+county+history+adair&amp;lr=#v=onepage&amp;q=&amp;f=false Google Books]</ref>  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~iabiog/adair/ha1915/ha1915.htm Adair County Biographies part 1] <ref>[http://books.google.com/books?id=hX4UAAAAYAAJ&amp;amp;printsec=frontcover&amp;amp;dq=iowa+county+history+adair&amp;amp;lr=#v=onepage&amp;amp;q=&amp;amp;f=false Google Books]</ref>  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~iabiog/adair/other/other.html Adair County Biographies part 2]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~iabiog/adair/other/other.html Adair County Biographies part 2]  
 
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=201769&subject_disp=Iowa%2C+Adair&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]  
 
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=201769&subject_disp=Iowa%2C+Adair&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]  
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[[Category:Adair_County,_Iowa|Adair_County,_Iowa]]
 
[[Category:Adair_County,_Iowa|Adair_County,_Iowa]]

Revision as of 15:24, 7 October 2010

This article is about a southwestern Iowa county. For other uses, see Adair.

United States > Iowa > Adair County

County Courthouse

Adair County Courthouse
P. O. Box L
Greenfield, IA 5089-1290

(515) 743-2445

History

Parent County

1851--AAdair County was created in January 15, 1851 from Pottawattamie, Dallas, Mahaska, Monroe, Polk and Cass Counties. County records are housed in Greenfield. County. The county was attached to Pottawattamie and Cass Counties prior to organization 6 May 1854. County seat: Greenfield [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1889 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Townships

Extinct Communities

Neighboring Counties

Adams | Audubon | Cass | Dallas | Guthrie | Madison | Union

Resources

Cemeteries

Cemeteries for Adair County are:

  • Abandoned Timber Cemetery
  • Adair County Cemetery
  • Avondale Cemetery
  • Boley Farm Cemetery
  • Bryant Cemetery
  • Calvary Cemetery
  • Campbell Cemetery
  • Canby Cemetery
  • Cears Cemetery
  • Eureka Cemetery
  • Fairview Cemetery
  • Fontanelle Cemetery
  • Garner Cemetery
  • Grand River Center Cemetery
  • Greenfield Cemetery
  • Grove Center Cemetery
  • Hebron Cemetery
  • Hill of Zion Cemetery
  • Immanuel Cemetery
  • Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery
  • Jefferson Cemetery
  • Liberty Cemetery
  • Loucks Grove Cemetery
  • Mormon Cemetery
  • Oakwood Cemetery
  • Orient Cemetery
  • Penn Avenue Cemetery
  • Pleasant Grove Cemetery
  • Prussia Cemetery
  • Roberts Cemetery
  • Saint Johns Cemetery
  • Saint Josephs Cemetery
  • Saint Marys Cemetery
  • Sunny Hill Cemetery
  • Union Cemetery
  • Wilson Cemetery
  • Winn Cemetery
  • Witt Cemetery

Transcriptions for some of these cemeteries can be found at:

The Family History library has several films with information about the cemeteries in Adair County. For more information about cemeteries in Iowa see the Iowa Cemeteries page.

Church

Court

  • Affidavit index, 1907-1924. [6]Microfilm of originals housed at the Clerk of the District Court, Adair County, Greenfield, Iowa. Affidavits concerning land transactions.

For more information about the courts in Iowa see the Iowa Court Records page.

Land

  • Affidavit index, 1907-1924. [7]Microfilm of originals housed at the Clerk of the District Court, Adair County, Greenfield, Iowa. Affidavits concerning land transactions.
  • Homestead records 1878-1972, Land transfer records 1858-1916; index 1855-1920, Miscellaneous records, 1880-1911; index 1880-1916, Tax deed records 1873-1954, Town lot deed records 1855-1918, Town lot transfer records 1867-1991; index 1870-1991 [8]

Local Histories

Maps

David Rumsey Map Collection is a large online collection of rare, old, antique historical atlases, globes, maps, charts plus other cartographic treasures.

  • Map of Adair County, Iowa 1882. [9] Includes inset maps of Greenfield, Adair, Orient, Casey, Stuart, Port Union, Fontanelle and the state of Iowa.
  • Standard atlas or Adair County, Iowa : including a plat book of the villages, cities and townships of the county. [10]Landowners are shown on the township maps.

Military

  • Soldiers discharge record, 1887-1952 [11]Microfilm of original records found in the Adair County Courthouse. Adair - Military records; World War, 1914-1918. World War, 1939-1945.

For more information about the Military in Adair see the Iowa Military Records page.

Newspapers

Obituaries

  • Adair County, Iowa obituaries, 1907-1959. [12]Micro reproduction of originals housed at the Greenfield Public Library, Greenfield, Iowa.
  • Adair County, Iowa obituaries, Obituaries 1934-1978. [13] Micro reproduction of originals housed at the Greenfield Public Library, Greenfield, Iowa. Also includes Death records 1940-1959.

Probate

  • Family History Films contains information about administrator's, executor's, and guardian's bonds, 1858-1902; Probate packets, 1854-1926; index, 1854-1926; Probate records 1857-1952; index, 1857-1965; Probate register, 1868-1886; Will records, 1858-1979.

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Greenfield Public Library
202 S 1st Street
Phone: 641-743-6120

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 NAco National Association of Counties
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 Hometown Locator
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 City Data
  5. 5.00 5.01 5.02 5.03 5.04 5.05 5.06 5.07 5.08 5.09 5.10 5.11 5.12 5.13 5.14 5.15 5.16 Adair County Townships
  6. Adair County (Iowa). Clerk of the District Court (Main Author),Affidavit index, 1907-1924 Family History Film FHL US/CAN Film 1787316 Items 2-3.
  7. Adair County (Iowa). Clerk of the District Court (Main Author),Affidavit index, 1907-1924 Family History Film FHL US/CAN Film 1787316 Items 2-3.
  8. Family History Library
  9. Allen, C. R. Map of Adair County, Iowa 1882. Family History Book 977.773 E7
  10. Micro-reproduction of original published: Chicago : Ogle, 1901. 53, 28 p. Standard atlas or Adair County, Iowa : including a plat book of the villages, cities and townships of the county. Family History FHL US/CAN Film 985415 Item 1
  11. Adair County (Iowa). County Recorder Soldiers discharge record, 1887-1952. Family History Film US/CAN Film 1034838 Item 5
  12. Rivenburgh, Myrtle. Adair County, Iowa obituaries, 1907-1959. FHL US/CAN Film 1845781 Items 8-10
  13. Adair County Free Press. Adair County, Iowa obituaries, Obituaries 1934-1978. FHL US/CAN Film 1845782 Items 1-7
  14. Google Books