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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Iowa]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Allamakee County'''
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Guide to '''Allamakee County Iowa genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
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Guide to '''Allamakee 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  
 
| county = Allamakee County  
 
| county = Allamakee County  
 
| county_map = Iowa Allamakee Map.png
 
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| state = Iowa
 
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| founded year = 1847
 
| founded year = 1847
 
| founded date = February 20
 
| founded date = February 20
| seat = Waukon
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| seat = [http://www.cityofwaukon.com/ Waukon]
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| building image = IowaAllamakeeCourthouse.jpg
| building address = Allamakee County Courthouse<br>110 Allamakee St.<br>P.O. Box 248<br>Waukon, IA 52172-1794<br> Phone:(563) 568-6351 <br>[http://www.co.allamakee.ia.us/ '''County Website'''] }}  
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| building address = Allamakee County Courthouse<br>110 Allamakee St.<br>P.O. Box 248<br>Waukon, IA 52172-1794<br> Phone:(563) 568-6351 <br>[http://www.allamakee.us/ '''Allamakee County Website'''] }}
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=== County Information  ===
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==== Allamakee 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" | '''[[Allamakee County, Iowa Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Allamakee County, Iowa Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Allamakee County, Iowa Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Allamakee County, Iowa Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Allamakee County, Iowa Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Allamakee County, Iowa Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1880
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1849
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1880
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1841
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== County Courthouse  ==
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==== County Courthouse  ====
  
 
Allamakee County Courthouse<br>110 Allamakee St.<br>P.O. Box 248<br>Waukon, IA 52172-1794<br>Phone:(563) 568-6351  
 
Allamakee County Courthouse<br>110 Allamakee St.<br>P.O. Box 248<br>Waukon, IA 52172-1794<br>Phone:(563) 568-6351  
  
== History  ==
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=== History  ===
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1847--'''Allamakee County was created 20 February 1847&nbsp;from unorganized territory.&nbsp;&nbsp;The county was attached to Clayton County prior to organization on 6 March 1849. &nbsp;'''County seat:&nbsp;''' Waukon <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1847''' - Allamakee County was created 20 February 1847, from unorganized territory. The county was attached to Clayton County prior to organization on 6 March 1849.<br>
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*'''County seat: ''' [http://www.cityofwaukon.com/ Waukon] <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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'''1816-1872''' - 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  ===
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'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Allamakee, Postville|place|disp=Postville}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Allamakee, Village Creek|place|disp=Village Creek}}
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
This &nbsp;list of cities and townships come from [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allamakee_County,_Iowa#Localities wikipedia.org.]  
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This list of cities and townships come from [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allamakee_County,_Iowa#Localities wikipedia.org.]
  
== <br>Cities<br>  ==
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==== Cities ====
  
==== Harpers Ferry<br>Lansing<br>New Albin<br>Postville<br>Waterville<br>Waukon<br>[edit] Townships<br>  ====
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Harpers Ferry<br>Lansing<br>New Albin<br>Postville<br>Waterville<br>Waukon
  
==== Allamakee County is divided into eighteen townships:  ====
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==== Townships ==== 
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Allamakee County is divided into eighteen townships:   
  
 
Center<br>Fairview<br>Franklin<br>French Creek<br>Hanover<br>Iowa<br>Jefferson<br>Lafayette<br>Lansing<br>Linton<br>Ludlow<br>Makee<br>Paint Creek<br>Post<br>Taylor<br>Union City<br>Union Prairie<br>Waterloo<br>  
 
Center<br>Fairview<br>Franklin<br>French Creek<br>Hanover<br>Iowa<br>Jefferson<br>Lafayette<br>Lansing<br>Linton<br>Ludlow<br>Makee<br>Paint Creek<br>Post<br>Taylor<br>Union City<br>Union Prairie<br>Waterloo<br>  
  
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==== Unincorporated communities ====
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Dorchester<br>Rossville<br>Churchtown<br>  
  
&nbsp;Unincorporated communities<br>Dorchester<br>Rossville<br>Churchtown<br>
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==== Neighboring Counties ====
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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[[Clayton County, Iowa Genealogy|Clayton]]{{•}} [[Fayette County, Iowa Genealogy|Fayette]]{{•}} [[Winneshiek County, Iowa Genealogy|Winneshiek]]{{•}} [[Crawford County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Crawford County, Wisconsin]]{{•}} [[Vernon County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Vernon County, Wisconsin]]{{•}} [[Houston County, Minnesota Genealogy|Houston County, Minnesota]]
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<center>{{IAAllamakee County, Iowa Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
  
[[Clayton County, Iowa|Clayton]] | [[Fayette County, Iowa|Fayette]] | [[Winneshiek County, Iowa|Winneshiek]] | [[Crawford County, Wisconsin|Crawford County, Wisconsin]] | [[Vernon County, Wisconsin|Vernon County, Wisconsin]] | [[Houston County, Minnesota|Houston County, Minnesota]]
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=== Resources  ===
  
== Resources ==
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==== Cemeteries ====
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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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=549&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|550499|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=549 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://iagenweb.org/allamakee/cemindex.htm IAGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Allamakee+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=Allamakee&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ia/allamakee/cemetery.html IAGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/iowa/allamakee.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://iowagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?cid=3 Iowa Gravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
  
Iowa recorded not only the federal census but state census through out the years too. The state census contains very valuable genealogical information. Where the census information can be found, what years it was taken, mortality schedules, census substitutions and much more is discussed in the very informative [[Iowa Census]] article.  
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Iowa recorded not only the federal census but state census through out the years too. The state census contains very valuable genealogical information. Where the census information can be found, what years it was taken, mortality schedules, census substitutions and much more is discussed in the very informative [[Iowa Census]] article.
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'''''State Census'''''
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*'''1895''' - {{RecordSearch|1803957|Iowa State Census, 1895}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1905''' - {{RecordSearch|2126961|Iowa State Census, 1905}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1915''' - {{RecordSearch|2240483|Iowa State Census, 1915}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1925''' - {{RecordSearch|2224537|Iowa State Census, 1925}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
==== Church ====
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==== Church ====
  
{{IA Church Intro}}
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{{IA Church Intro}}  
  
 
==== Court<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1218058244343_983" />  ====
 
==== Court<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1218058244343_983" />  ====
  
==== Land ====
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==== Land ====
  
{{IA Land Intro}}
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{{IA Land Intro}}  
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{IA History}}  
 
{{IA History}}  
  
*[http://books.google.com/books?hl=en&id=Znwre_NW_7QC&dq=history+of+winneshiek+and+allamakee&printsec=frontcover&source=web&ots=9Kvbfoh0mD&sig=NRE7KCdauZHLbzLZduFPf0_vLoA&ei=WkqQSYOSK4TUMfP9_Y4L&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=1&ct=result History of Winneshiek and Allamkee Counties, Iowa]  
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*[http://books.google.com/books?hl=en&id=Znwre_NW_7QC&dq=history+of+winneshiek+and+allamakee&printsec=frontcover&source=web&ots=9Kvbfoh0mD&sig=NRE7KCdauZHLbzLZduFPf0_vLoA&ei=WkqQSYOSK4TUMfP9_Y4L&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=1&ct=result History of Winneshiek and Allamakee Counties, Iowa]  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~iabiog/adair/ha1915/ha1915.htm History of Adair County, Iowa and its People]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~iabiog/allamakee/ppa1913/ppa1913.htm Past and Present of Aalamakee County, Iowa]
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*Hancock, Ellery M. ''Past and present of Allamakee County, Iowa&nbsp;: a record of settlement, organization, progress, and achievement''. Reprint of the 1913 ed. published by S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., Chicago.
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**Vol. 2 Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE519740 FamilySearch] (Free)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=23807 Past and present of Allamakee County, Iowa&nbsp;: a record of settlement, organization, progress and achievement] at Ancestry.com ($)
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
[http://www.davidrumsey.com/directory/where/Allamakee+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.mapofus.org/iowa/ Old Antique Atlases &amp; Maps of Iowa]
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*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/directory/where/Allamakee+County++Iowa+/ David Rumsey Map Collection ]is a large online collection of rare, old, antique historical atlases, globes, maps, charts plus other cartographic treasures.
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*'''1835-1998''' - {{RecordSearch|2515886|Iowa, Armed Forces Grave Registrations, ca. 1835-1998}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861-1949''' - {{RecordSearch|2351982|Iowa, Grand Army of the Republic Membership Records, 1861-1949}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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===== Civil War  =====
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{{VAciv}}
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:- [[1st Regiment, Iowa Cavalry|1st Regiment, Iowa Cavalry]], Company K
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:- [[5th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|5th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company K
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:- [[6th Regiment, Iowa Cavalry|6th Regiment, Iowa Cavalry]], Company F
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:- [[12th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|12th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company B
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:- [[27th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|27th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Companies A, B and I
  
 
==== 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}}  
  
*Online Obituaries:[http://iagenweb.org/cgi-bin/websearch/search.pl iagenweb.org/cgi-bin/websearch/search.pl]
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*Online Obituaries at [http://iagenweb.org/boards/allamakee/obituaries/ Newspaper Archive]
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*NewspaperArchive.com ($) has a large collection of [http://newspaperarchive.com/us/iowa/ Iowa newspapers] online. This database is sometimes free at libraries under the name AccessNewspaperArchive.
  
*NewspaperArchive.com ($) has a large collection of [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?co=7&s=39 Iowa newspapers] online. This database is sometimes free at libraries under the name AccessNewspaperArchive.
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==== Probate  ====
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'''Online Probate Records'''
  
==== Probate ====
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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 $
  
 
{{IA Probate Intro|Allamakee}}
 
{{IA Probate Intro|Allamakee}}
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==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
==== Vital Records ====
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{{IA Tax Intro}}
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==== Vital Records ====
  
 
{{IA Vital Intro}}
 
{{IA Vital Intro}}
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===== Births  =====
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*'''1850-1939''' - {{RecordSearch|2527591|Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1880-1935''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1821206 FamilySearch.org Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935] at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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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://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1921-1940''' - {{RecordSearch|2531337|Iowa, Death Records, 1921-1940}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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=== Societies and Libraries  ===
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'''Allamakee County Historical Society'''<br>Museum and Genealogy Research<br>121 Allamakee Street<br>PO Box 95<br>Waukon, Iowa 52172<br>Telephone:563.568.2954<br> [http://www.allamakeehistory.org/ Website]<br>
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*Extensive list of family trees
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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==== Websites  ====
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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{{WA Websites Intro}}
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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| width="30%" | [https://iowaculture.gov/history/research/collections State Historical Society of Iowa]
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| width="60%" | Select from research collection topic links
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| width="30%" | [http://www.iowaheritage.org/items/browse?search=allamakee+county&submit_search=Search+All The Iowa Heritage Digital Collection]
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| width="60%" | digital images from a variety of Iowa cultural insitutions - results of "allamakee county" in the search box
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| width="30%" | [http://publications.iowa.gov/cgi/search/simple?q=allamakee+county&_action_search=Search&_order=-byyear%2Fbytitle&basic_srchtype=ALL&_satisfyall=ALL State Library of Iowa]
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| width="60%" | electronic depository of documents intended for the general public produced by Iowa agencies - results of "allamakee county" in the search box
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| width="30%" | [http://iagenweb.org/allamakee/ 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/allamakee/allamakee.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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| width="30%" | [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1821206 Births] [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2110820 Deaths][https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1805551 Marriages] 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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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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| width="30%" | [http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/IA/Allamakee/ 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/Allamakee/ Linkpendium]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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| width="30%" | [http://www.cyndislist.com/us/ia/counties/allamakee/ CyndisList]  
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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| width="30%" | [http://www.stateofus.com/iowa/allamakee-county/ Genealogy Inc.]  
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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="30%" | {{FHL|United States, Iowa, Allamakee|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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| width="30%" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=allamakee+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://www.acpl.lib.in.us/ Allen County Public Library]
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| located in Indiana They are heavily involved in digitizing.
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| width="100%" colspan="2" | <center>'''See also''' [[{{PAGENAME}}#Societies_and_Libraries|local libraries]] and [[Iowa Archives and Libraries]]</center>
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*{{FHL|Iowa%2C+Allamakee|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IA/Allamakee/ Allamakee County, Iowa Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#FAEBD7" colspan="3" | <center>'''Social networking sites pertaining to {{PAGENAME}}''' </center>
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| width="30%" | [http://geneabloggers.com/genealogy-blogs/ GeneaBloggers]
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| width="70%" | enter "Iowa" in search box to see list and links to Iowa blogs
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| width="30%" | [https://plus.google.com/s/iowa%20genealogy Google+]
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| width="70%" | list of groups from "iowa genealogy" search
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| width="30" | [https://www.facebook.com/search/more/?q=iowa%20genealogy&sid=0.10269487418482515 Facebook]
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| width="70%" | list of groups from "Iowa Genealogy" search
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| width="30%" | [http://www.genealogy.com/forum/regional/states/topics/ia/ genealogy.com]
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| width="70%" |IA Genealogy Forum
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Latest revision as of 14:38, 7 December 2017

United States
Iowa
Allamakee County

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

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Allamakee County, Iowa
Map
Map of Iowa highlighting Allamakee County
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the U.S. highlighting Iowa
Location of Iowa in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 20, 1847
County Seat Waukon
Courthouse
IowaAllamakeeCourthouse.jpg
Address Allamakee County Courthouse
110 Allamakee St.
P.O. Box 248
Waukon, IA 52172-1794
Phone:(563) 568-6351
Allamakee County Website


County Information

Allamakee County, Iowa Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1880 1849 1880 1840 1841 1854

County Courthouse

Allamakee County Courthouse
110 Allamakee St.
P.O. Box 248
Waukon, IA 52172-1794
Phone:(563) 568-6351

History

Parent County

1847 - Allamakee County was created 20 February 1847, from unorganized territory. The county was attached to Clayton County prior to organization on 6 March 1849.

Boundary Changes

1816-1872 - 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

This list of cities and townships come from wikipedia.org.

Cities

Harpers Ferry
Lansing
New Albin
Postville
Waterville
Waukon

Townships

Allamakee County is divided into eighteen townships:

Center
Fairview
Franklin
French Creek
Hanover
Iowa
Jefferson
Lafayette
Lansing
Linton
Ludlow
Makee
Paint Creek
Post
Taylor
Union City
Union Prairie
Waterloo

Unincorporated communities

Dorchester
Rossville
Churchtown

Neighboring Counties

Clayton • Fayette • Winneshiek • Crawford County, Wisconsin • Vernon County, Wisconsin • Houston County, Minnesota

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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

Iowa recorded not only the federal census but state census through out the years too. The state census contains very valuable genealogical information. Where the census information can be found, what years it was taken, mortality schedules, census substitutions and much more is discussed in the very informative Iowa Census article.

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 Allamakee 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 Allamakee 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 Allamakee County, Iowa Genealogy:

- 1st Regiment, Iowa Cavalry, Company K
- 5th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company K
- 6th Regiment, Iowa Cavalry, Company F
- 12th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company B
- 27th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Companies A, B and I

Newspapers

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: List of online newspaper archives
  • NewspaperArchive.com ($) has a large collection of Iowa newspapers online. This database is sometimes free at libraries under the name AccessNewspaperArchive.

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 - Allamakee - 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

Allamakee County Historical Society
Museum and Genealogy Research
121 Allamakee Street
PO Box 95
Waukon, Iowa 52172
Telephone:563.568.2954
Website

  • Extensive list of family trees

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.

Websites



Sites with online indexes or images of records pertaining to Allamakee County, Iowa Genealogy
State Historical Society of Iowa Free Select from research collection topic links
The Iowa Heritage Digital Collection Free digital images from a variety of Iowa cultural insitutions - results of "allamakee county" in the search box
State Library of Iowa Free electronic depository of documents intended for the general public produced by Iowa agencies - results of "allamakee county" in the 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
Births DeathsMarriages FamilySearch Free Births, 1880-1935; Deaths 1880-1992; Marriages, 1838-1934; all indexes
Sites that search for links pertaining to Allamakee 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 ($)
CyndisList Free Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
Genealogy Inc. Free family history resources and government records
Major catalogs for hard copy collections of Allamakee 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 Allamakee 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 IA Genealogy Forum
ancestry.com Allamakee 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).