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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States]] > [[Iowa|Iowa]] > Buchanan County''  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Iowa]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Buchanan County'''
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| county = Buchanan County
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| state = Iowa
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| founded year = 1837
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| founded date = December 21
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| seat = Independence
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Buchanan County Courthouse<br>210 N. 5th Ave NE<br>Independence, IA 50644-1959 Phone:(319) 334-2196 <br>[http://www.judicial.state.ia.us/wfdata/frame1759-1464/pressrel10.asp '''Buchanan County Website'''] }}
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
Buchanan County Courthouse<br>210 N. 5th Ave NE<br>Independence, IA 50644-1959
 
 
(319) 334-2196
 
  
Clerk District Court has Birth and Death Records from 1880, Marriage Records from 1848, Divorce, Probate and Clerk Records from 1845.
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Clerk District Court has Birth and Death Records from 1880, Marriage Records from 1848, Divorce, Probate and Clerk Records from 1845.  
  
[http://www.judicial.state.ia.us/wfdata/frame1759-1464/pressrel10.asp Buchanan County]
 
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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'''1837--'''Buchanan County was created 21 December 1837&nbsp;from [[Dubuque County, Iowa|Dubuque ]]County.&nbsp; It was attached to Dubuque and Delaware Counties prior to organization 4 October 1847.&nbsp; '''County seat:'''&nbsp; Independence<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
 
'''1837--'''Buchanan County was created 21 December 1837&nbsp;from [[Dubuque County, Iowa|Dubuque ]]County.&nbsp; It was attached to Dubuque and Delaware Counties prior to organization 4 October 1847.&nbsp; '''County seat:'''&nbsp; Independence<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
[http://www.iagenweb.org/buchanan/history.htm Buchanan County History]
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[http://www.iagenweb.org/buchanan/history.htm Buchanan County History]  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
==== Record Loss ====
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==== Record Loss ====
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== Places/Localities  ==
  
== Places/Localities ==
 
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
 
For a list of cities and townships go to [http://iowa.hometownlocator.com/ia/buchanan/ hometownlocator.com] or [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buchanan_County,_Iowa#Localities wikipedia.org.]  
 
For a list of cities and townships go to [http://iowa.hometownlocator.com/ia/buchanan/ hometownlocator.com] or [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buchanan_County,_Iowa#Localities wikipedia.org.]  
  
♦ Aurora ♦ Brandon [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=201865&subject_disp=Iowa%2C+Buchanan%2C+Brandon&columns=*,0,0 FHLC] ♦ Bryantsburg ♦ Doris ♦ Fairbank ♦ Gatesville ♦ Hamerville ♦ Hazleton [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=201866&subject_disp=Iowa%2C+Buchanan%2C+Hazleton&columns=*,0,0 FHLC] ♦ Independence [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=201868&subject_disp=Iowa%2C+Buchanan%2C+Independence&columns=*,0,0 FHLC] ♦ Jesup ♦ Lamont [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=201870&subject_disp=Iowa%2C+Buchanan%2C+Lamont&columns=*,0,0 FHLC]♦ Littleton ♦ Monti ♦ Otterville ♦ Quasqueton ♦ Rowley ♦ Shady Grove ♦ Stanley ♦ Vista ♦ Winthrop [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=201872&subject_disp=Iowa%2C+Buchanan%2C+Winthrop&columns=*,0,0 FHLC] ♦ Wise  
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♦ Aurora ♦ Brandon {{FHL|Iowa%2C+Buchanan%2C+Brandon|subject|disp=FHLC}} ♦ Bryantsburg ♦ Doris ♦ Fairbank ♦ Gatesville ♦ Hamerville ♦ Hazleton {{FHL|Iowa%2C+Buchanan%2C+Hazleton|subject|disp=FHLC}} ♦ Independence {{FHL|Iowa%2C+Buchanan%2C+Independence|subject|disp=FHLC}} ♦ Jesup ♦ Lamont {{FHL|Iowa%2C+Buchanan%2C+Lamont|subject|disp=FHLC}}♦ Littleton ♦ Monti ♦ Otterville ♦ Quasqueton ♦ Rowley ♦ Shady Grove ♦ Stanley ♦ Vista ♦ Winthrop {{FHL|Iowa%2C+Buchanan%2C+Winthrop|subject|disp=FHLC}} ♦ Wise  
  
 
Buchanan County Townships  
 
Buchanan County Townships  
  
♦ Buffalo ♦ Byron ♦ Cono ♦ Fremont ♦&nbsp;Homer ♦ Jefferson ♦ Liberty ♦ Madison ♦ Middlefield ♦ Newton ♦ Perry ♦ Sumner ♦ Washington ♦ Westburg
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♦ Buffalo ♦ Byron ♦ Cono ♦ Fremont ♦&nbsp;Homer ♦ Jefferson ♦ Liberty ♦ Madison ♦ Middlefield ♦ Newton ♦ Perry ♦ Sumner ♦ Washington ♦ Westburg  
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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[[Benton County, Iowa|Benton]] | [[Black Hawk County, Iowa|Black Hawk]] | [[Bremer County, Iowa|Bremer]] | [[Clayton County, Iowa|Clayton]] | [[Delaware County, Iowa|Delaware]] | [[Fayette County, Iowa|Fayette]] | [[Linn County, Iowa|Linn]]  
 
[[Benton County, Iowa|Benton]] | [[Black Hawk County, Iowa|Black Hawk]] | [[Bremer County, Iowa|Bremer]] | [[Clayton County, Iowa|Clayton]] | [[Delaware County, Iowa|Delaware]] | [[Fayette County, Iowa|Fayette]] | [[Linn County, Iowa|Linn]]  
  
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Biographies  ====
 
==== Biographies  ====
  
Many Biography records for Buchanan County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=topicdetails&subject=465586&subject_disp=Iowa%2C+Buchanan+%2D+Biography&columns=*,0,0 topic details] from their catalog.<br>
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*Many Biography records for Buchanan County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the {{FHL|465586|subject-id|disp=topic details}} from their catalog.<br>
  
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==== Burials  ====
 
==== Burials  ====
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*[http://www.iagenweb.org/buchanan/cemeteries.htm Buchanan County, Iowa Cemeteries]  
 
*[http://www.iagenweb.org/buchanan/cemeteries.htm Buchanan County, Iowa Cemeteries]  
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/iowa/buchanan.html The Tombstone Transcripton Project]  
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/iowa/buchanan.html The Tombstone Transcripton Project]  
*Many Cemetery records for Buchanan County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=topicdetails&subject=330273&subject_disp=Iowa%2C+Buchanan+%2D+Cemeteries&columns=*,0,0 topic details] from their catalog.<br>
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*Many Cemetery records for Buchanan County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the {{FHL|330273|subject-id|disp=topic details}} from their catalog.<br>
 
 
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==== Census  ====
 
 
 
[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#c=1401638;p=collectionDetails United States Census, 1850]
 
 
 
[http://www.iagenweb.org/buchanan/census/1852.htm 1852 State Special Census of Iowa, Buchanan County.]
 
 
 
[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#c=1473181;p=collectionDetails United States Census, 1860]
 
 
 
[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#c=1438024;p=collectionDetails United States Census, 1870]
 
  
[http://www.iagenweb.org/buchanan/census/1880mental.htm 1880 Census Buchanan County, Independence Mental Institution]
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=== Census ===
  
[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#c=1417683;p=collectionDetails United States Census, 1880]  
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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.
  
[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#c=1325221;p=collectionDetails United States Census, 1900]  
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1401638 United States Census, 1850]
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*[http://www.iagenweb.org/buchanan/census/1852.htm 1852 State Special Census of Iowa, Buchanan County.]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1473181 United States Census, 1860]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1438024 United States Census, 1870]
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*[http://www.iagenweb.org/buchanan/census/1880mental.htm 1880 Census Buchanan County, Independence Mental Institution]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1417683 United States Census, 1880]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1325221 United States Census, 1900]
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
  
[http://www.iagenweb.org/buchanan/churches.htm Churches of Buchanan County]  
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*[http://www.iagenweb.org/buchanan/churches.htm Churches of Buchanan County]
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
*Many Court records for Buchanan County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=topicdetails&subject=607957&subject_disp=Iowa%2C+Buchanan+%2D+Court+records&columns=*,0,0 topic details ]from their catalog.<br>
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*Many Court records for Buchanan County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the {{FHL|607957|subject-id|disp=topic details }}from their catalog.<br>  
*Many Guardianship records for Buchanan County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=topicdetails&subject=588134&subject_disp=Iowa%2C+Buchanan+%2D+Guardianship&columns=*,0,0 topic details] from their catalog.<br>
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*Many Guardianship records for Buchanan County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the {{FHL|588134|subject-id|disp=topic details}} from their catalog.<br>
  
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
*Many Plat Book records for Buchanan County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=topicdetails&subject=530316&subject_disp=Iowa%2C+Buchanan+%2D+Directories&columns=*,0,0 topic details] from their catalog.<br>
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*Many Plat Book records for Buchanan County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the {{FHL|530316|subject-id|disp=topic details}} from their catalog.<br>  
*Many Land and Property records for Buchanan County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=topicdetails&subject=581296&subject_disp=Iowa%2C+Buchanan+%2D+Land+and+property&columns=*,0,0 topic details] from their catalog.
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*Many Land and Property records for Buchanan County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the {{FHL|581296|subject-id|disp=topic details}} from their catalog.
  
 
==== Local Histories&nbsp;  ====
 
==== Local Histories&nbsp;  ====
  
*Many Local History records for Buchanan County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=topicdetails&subject=365548&subject_disp=Iowa%2C+Buchanan+%2D+History&columns=*,0,0 topic details] from their catalog.
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*Many Local History records for Buchanan County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the {{FHL|365548|subject-id|disp=topic details}} from their catalog.
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.web-iowa.com/CemeteryMaps/BUCHANAN.HTM Buchanan County, Iowa Cemetery Maps]  
 
*[http://www.web-iowa.com/CemeteryMaps/BUCHANAN.HTM Buchanan County, Iowa Cemetery Maps]  
 
*[http://www.iagenweb.org/buchanan/maps/maps.htm 1875 Maps of Buchanan County]  
 
*[http://www.iagenweb.org/buchanan/maps/maps.htm 1875 Maps of Buchanan County]  
*Many Map records for Buchanan County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=topicdetails&subject=530231&subject_disp=Iowa%2C+Buchanan+%2D+Maps&columns=*,0,0 topic details] from their catalog.
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*Many Map records for Buchanan County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the {{FHL|530231|subject-id|disp=topic details}} from their catalog.
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
 
*[http://www.iagenweb.org/buchanan/military/index.htm Buchanan County Military Page]  
 
*[http://www.iagenweb.org/buchanan/military/index.htm Buchanan County Military Page]  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/ia/buchanan/military/bucwwii.txt World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing for Buchanan County, Iowa]  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ia/buchanan/military/bucwwii.txt World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing for Buchanan County, Iowa]  
*Many Military records for Buchanan County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=topicdetails&subject=333063&subject_disp=Iowa%2C+Buchanan+%2D+Military+records&columns=*,0,0 topic details] from their catalog.
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*Many Military records for Buchanan County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the {{FHL|333063|subject-id|disp=topic details}} from their catalog.  
*Many Military World War, 1914-1918&nbsp;records for Buchanan County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=topicdetails&subject=592090&subject_disp=Iowa%2C+Buchanan+%2D+Military+records+%2D+World+War%2C+1914%2D1918&columns=*,0,0 topic details] from their catalog.
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*Many Military World War, 1914-1918&nbsp;records for Buchanan County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the {{FHL|592090|subject-id|disp=topic details}} from their catalog.
  
 
==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
 
==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
  
Buchanan County, Iowa Family History Library Catalog [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=topicdetails&subject=509598&subject_disp=Iowa%2C+Buchanan+%2D+Naturalization+and+citizenship&columns=*,0,0 Naturalization and Citizenship] records that may be ordered into your nearest Family History Center or be viewed in the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.<br>
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*Many Naturalization and Citizenship records for Buchanan County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the {{FHL|509598|subject-id|disp=topic details}} from their catalog.
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{wikipedia|List of online newspaper archives|List of online newspaper archives}}
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*NewspaperArchive.com ($) has historical newspapers online including [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=39&ci=4783 Cedar Rapids newspapers] and [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=39&ci=32008 Waterloo newspapers] that may have included Buchanan County residents. This database is free at some libraries.
  
 
==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
  
[http://www.iagenweb.org/boards/buchanan/obituaries/index.cgi Buchanan County, Iowa Obituaries]  
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*[http://www.iagenweb.org/boards/buchanan/obituaries/index.cgi Buchanan County, Iowa Obituaries]  
 
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*Many Obituary records for Buchanan County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the {{FHL|587528|subject-id|disp=topic details}} from their catalog.
Buchanan County, Iowa Family History Library Catalog [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=topicdetails&subject=587528&subject_disp=Iowa%2C+Buchanan+%2D+Obituaries&columns=*,0,0 Obituary] records that may be ordered into your nearest Family History Center or be viewed in the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.<br>
 
  
 
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
Buchanan County, Iowa Family History Library Catalog [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=topicdetails&subject=333072&subject_disp=Iowa%2C+Buchanan+%2D+Probate+records&columns=*,0,0 Probate and Will] records that may be ordered into your nearest Family History Center or be viewed in the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.<br>  
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*Many Probate records for Buchanan County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the {{FHL|333072|subject-id|disp=topic details}} from their catalog..<br>
  
 
==== Schools  ====
 
==== Schools  ====
  
[http://www.iagenweb.org/buchanan/Whats_New.htm Graduation years 1924-1948 to Jesup High School.]  
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*[http://www.iagenweb.org/buchanan/Whats_New.htm Graduation years 1924-1948 to Jesup High School.]  
 
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*[http://www.iagenweb.org/buchanan/schools/ Buchanan County Schools]
[http://www.iagenweb.org/buchanan/schools/ Buchanan County Schools]  
 
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
[http://www.iagenweb.org/buchanan/census/taxroll1862.htm Buchanan County Tax Roll 1862]  
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*[http://www.iagenweb.org/buchanan/census/taxroll1862.htm Buchanan County Tax Roll 1862]  
 
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*Many Taxation records for Buchanan County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the {{FHL|543539|subject-id|disp=topic details}} from their catalog.
Buchanan County, Iowa Family History Library Catalog [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=topicdetails&subject=543539&subject_disp=Iowa%2C+Buchanan+%2D+Taxation&columns=*,0,0 Taxation] records that may be ordered into your nearest Family History Center or be viewed in the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.<br>
 
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
[http://www.iagenweb.org/buchanan/maillist.htm Buchanan County, Iowa Marriages Book 1 1848-1858]  
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*[http://www.iagenweb.org/buchanan/maillist.htm Buchanan County, Iowa Marriages Book 1 1848-1858]  
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*[http://www.idreamof.com/marriage/ia/buchanan.html Buchanan County, Iowa Marriages 1854-1910]
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*Many Vital records for Buchanan County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the {{FHL|429552|subject-id|disp=topic details}} from their catalog.
  
[http://www.idreamof.com/marriage/ia/buchanan.html Buchanan County, Iowa Marriages 1854-1910]
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Buchanan County, Iowa Family History Library Catalog [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=topicdetails&subject=429552&subject_disp=Iowa%2C+Buchanan+%2D+Vital+records&columns=*,0,0 Vital] records that may be ordered into your nearest Family History Center or be viewed in the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.<br>
 
 
 
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
[http://www.iagenweb.org/buchanan/gensociety.htm Buchanan County Genealogical Society]  
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*[http://www.iagenweb.org/buchanan/gensociety.htm Buchanan County Genealogical Society]
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*[http://www.iagenweb.org/buchanan/lib_indep.htm Independence Public Library Resource Materials]
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*[http://www.buchanancountyhistory.com/ Buchanan County, Iowa Historical Society]
  
[http://www.iagenweb.org/buchanan/lib_indep.htm Independence Public Library Resource Materials]
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
  
[http://www.buchanancountyhistory.com/ Buchanan County, Iowa Historical Society]
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=201864&subject_disp=Iowa%2C+Buchanan&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]  
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*{{FHL|Iowa%2C+Buchanan|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://iagenweb.org/buchanan/ Buchanan County, Iowa]
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*[http://www.iagenweb.org/buchanan/maillist.htm Buchanan County, Iowa Genealogy Mail Lis][http://www.iagenweb.org/buchanan/maillist.htm t]
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IA/Buchanan/ Buchanan County, Iowa Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
[http://iagenweb.org/buchanan/ Buchanan County, Iowa]
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== References  ==
  
[http://www.iagenweb.org/buchanan/maillist.htm Buchanan County, Iowa Genealogy Mail List]
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<references />{{Iowa|Iowa}}
  
== References  ==
 
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[[Category:Buchanan_County,_Iowa]]
 
[[Category:Buchanan_County,_Iowa]]

Revision as of 02:08, 7 March 2013

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Online Records



Buchanan County, Iowa
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Iowa
Location of Iowa in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 21, 1837
County Seat Independence
Courthouse
Address Buchanan County Courthouse
210 N. 5th Ave NE
Independence, IA 50644-1959 Phone:(319) 334-2196
Buchanan County Website


County Courthouse

Clerk District Court has Birth and Death Records from 1880, Marriage Records from 1848, Divorce, Probate and Clerk Records from 1845.


History

Parent County

1837--Buchanan County was created 21 December 1837 from Dubuque County.  It was attached to Dubuque and Delaware Counties prior to organization 4 October 1847.  County seat:  Independence[1]

Buchanan County History

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

For a list of cities and townships go to hometownlocator.com or wikipedia.org.

♦ Aurora ♦ Brandon FHLC ♦ Bryantsburg ♦ Doris ♦ Fairbank ♦ Gatesville ♦ Hamerville ♦ Hazleton FHLC ♦ Independence FHLC ♦ Jesup ♦ Lamont FHLC♦ Littleton ♦ Monti ♦ Otterville ♦ Quasqueton ♦ Rowley ♦ Shady Grove ♦ Stanley ♦ Vista ♦ Winthrop FHLC ♦ Wise

Buchanan County Townships

♦ Buffalo ♦ Byron ♦ Cono ♦ Fremont ♦ Homer ♦ Jefferson ♦ Liberty ♦ Madison ♦ Middlefield ♦ Newton ♦ Perry ♦ Sumner ♦ Washington ♦ Westburg

Neighboring Counties

Benton | Black Hawk | Bremer | Clayton | Delaware | Fayette | Linn


Resources

Biographies

  • Many Biography records for Buchanan County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the topic details from their catalog.


Burials

WPA 1930's Graves Registration Survey

Cemeteries

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.

Church

Court

  • Many Court records for Buchanan County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the topic detailsfrom their catalog.
  • Many Guardianship records for Buchanan County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the topic details from their catalog.


Land

  • Many Plat Book records for Buchanan County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the topic details from their catalog.
  • Many Land and Property records for Buchanan County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the topic details from their catalog.

Local Histories 

  • Many Local History records for Buchanan County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the topic details from their catalog.

Maps

Military

Naturalization and Citizenship

  • Many Naturalization and Citizenship records for Buchanan County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the topic details from their catalog.

Newspapers

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: List of online newspaper archives

Obituaries

  • Buchanan County, Iowa Obituaries
  • Many Obituary records for Buchanan County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the topic details from their catalog.


Probate

  • Many Probate records for Buchanan County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the topic details from their catalog..

Schools

Taxation

  • Buchanan County Tax Roll 1862
  • Many Taxation records for Buchanan County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the topic details from their catalog.

Vital Records


Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).