Difference between revisions of "Buchanan County, Iowa Genealogy"

From FamilySearch Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
(Put in infobox)
m (Text replacement - "[https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch" to "[https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch")
 
(53 intermediate revisions by 21 users not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Iowa]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Buchanan County'''  
+
{{breadcrumb
 
+
| link1=[[United States Genealogy|United States]]
<br> {{IADC}}  
+
| link2= [[Iowa Genealogy|Iowa]]
 
+
| link3=
{{Infobox U.S. County  
+
| link4=
 +
| link5=[[Buchanan County, Iowa Genealogy|Buchanan County]]
 +
}}
 +
Guide to '''Buchanan County, Iowa ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.<br>  
 +
{{Click|Image:IA_ORP.png|Iowa Online Genealogy Records}} {{Infobox U.S. County  
 
| county = Buchanan County  
 
| county = Buchanan County  
| county_map =  
+
| county_map = Iowa Buchanan Map.png
 
| state = Iowa
 
| state = Iowa
 
| state_map = Iowa.png  
 
| state_map = Iowa.png  
Line 15: Line 19:
 
| building image =  
 
| building image =  
 
| building address =  
 
| building address =  
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'''] }}
+
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 Information ===
  
 +
==== Buchanan County, Iowa Record Dates  ====
 +
 +
{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
 +
|-
 +
| 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>
 +
|-
 +
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Buchanan County, Iowa Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
 +
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Buchanan County, Iowa Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
 +
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Buchanan County, Iowa Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
 +
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Buchanan County, Iowa Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
 +
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Buchanan County, Iowa Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
 +
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Buchanan County, Iowa Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
 +
|-
 +
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1880
 +
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1848
 +
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1880
 +
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1840
 +
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1846?
 +
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1851
 +
|}
 +
 +
=== County Courthouse  ===
  
 
Clerk District Court has Birth and Death Records from 1880, Marriage Records from 1848, Divorce, Probate and Clerk Records from 1845.  
 
Clerk District Court has Birth and Death Records from 1880, Marriage Records from 1848, Divorce, Probate and Clerk Records from 1845.  
  
 +
<br>
  
== History  ==
+
=== History  ===
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''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 Genealogy|Dubuque ]]County.&nbsp; It was attached to Dubuque and Delaware Counties prior to organization 4 October 1847.&nbsp; '''County seat:'''&nbsp; Independence<ref>''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]  
 
[http://www.iagenweb.org/buchanan/history.htm Buchanan County History]  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 +
 +
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  ====
 +
There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
 +
 +
=== Places/Localities  ===
 +
 +
'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
  
== Places/Localities  ==
+
*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Buchanan, Brandon|place|disp=Brandon}}
 +
*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Buchanan, Hazleton|place|disp=Hazleton}}
 +
*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Buchanan, Independence|place|disp=Independence}}
 +
*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Buchanan, Lamont|place|disp=Lamont}}
 +
*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Buchanan, Winthrop|place|disp=Winthrop}}
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
Line 41: Line 79:
 
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 {{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  
+
♦ Aurora ♦ Brandon {{FHL|Iowa%2C+Buchanan%2C+Brandon|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}} ♦ Bryantsburg ♦ Chatham ♦ Doris ♦ Fairbank ♦ Gatesville ♦ Hamerville ♦ Hazleton {{FHL|Iowa%2C+Buchanan%2C+Hazleton|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}} ♦ Independence {{FHL|Iowa%2C+Buchanan%2C+Independence|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}} ♦ Jesup ♦ Lamont {{FHL|Iowa%2C+Buchanan%2C+Lamont|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}♦ Littleton ♦ Monti ♦ Otterville ♦ Quasqueton ♦ Rowley ♦ Shady Grove ♦ Stanley ♦ Vista ♦ Winthrop {{FHL|Iowa%2C+Buchanan%2C+Winthrop|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}} ♦ Wise  
  
 
Buchanan County Townships  
 
Buchanan County Townships  
Line 49: Line 87:
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
[[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 Genealogy|Benton]]{{•}} [[Black Hawk County, Iowa Genealogy|Black Hawk]]{{•}} [[Bremer County, Iowa Genealogy|Bremer]]{{•}} [[Clayton County, Iowa Genealogy|Clayton]]{{•}} [[Delaware County, Iowa Genealogy|Delaware]]{{•}} [[Fayette County, Iowa Genealogy|Fayette]]{{•}} [[Linn County, Iowa Genealogy|Linn]]  
 
+
<center>{{IABuchanan County, Iowa Clickable Neighbors}}</center>  
<br>  
+
=== Resources  ===
 
 
== Resources  ==
 
  
 
==== 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 {{FHL|465586|subject-id|disp=topic details}} from their catalog.<br>
+
*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.  
 
+
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=25502 History of Buchanan County, Iowa&nbsp;: with illustrations and biographical sketches.] at Ancestry.com ($)
<br>
 
  
 
==== Burials  ====
 
==== Burials  ====
Line 66: Line 101:
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 +
 +
{| width="80%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="3" border="1"
 +
|-
 +
| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
 +
| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
 +
| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
 +
|-
 +
| 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=556&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
 +
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|330273|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
 +
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=14&CScnty=556 Findagrave.com]
 +
|-
 +
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.iagenweb.org/buchanan/cemeteries/cemeteries.htm IAGenWeb]
 +
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Buchanan+Iowa&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
 +
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Iowa&county=Buchanan&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
 +
|-
 +
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ia/buchanan/buchanan.htm IAGenWeb Archives]
 +
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |
 +
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |
 +
|-
 +
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/iowa/buchanan.html Tombstone Project]
 +
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |
 +
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |
 +
|-
 +
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://iowagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?cid=10 Iowa Gravestones]
 +
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |
 +
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |
 +
|-
 +
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
 +
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |
 +
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |
 +
|-
 +
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[Iowa Cemeteries|Iowa Cemeteries]] for more information.
 +
|}
 +
  
 
*[http://freepages.history.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~littletonia/cemetery/cemetery.html Littleton, Buchanan County, Iowa&nbsp;Cemetery Index]  
 
*[http://freepages.history.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~littletonia/cemetery/cemetery.html Littleton, Buchanan County, Iowa&nbsp;Cemetery Index]  
Line 72: Line 141:
 
*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>
 
*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>
  
=== 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.  
 
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.  
  
 +
'''''United States Census'''''
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1401638 United States Census, 1850]  
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1401638 United States Census, 1850]  
 
*[http://www.iagenweb.org/buchanan/census/1852.htm 1852 State Special Census of Iowa, Buchanan County.]  
 
*[http://www.iagenweb.org/buchanan/census/1852.htm 1852 State Special Census of Iowa, Buchanan County.]  
Line 83: Line 153:
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1417683 United States Census, 1880]  
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1417683 United States Census, 1880]  
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1325221 United States Census, 1900]
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1325221 United States Census, 1900]
 +
 +
'''''State Census'''''
 +
*'''1895''' - {{RecordSearch|1803957|Iowa State Census, 1895}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 +
*'''1905''' - {{RecordSearch|2126961|Iowa State Census, 1905}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 +
*'''1915''' - {{RecordSearch|2240483|Iowa State Census, 1915}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 +
*'''1925''' - {{RecordSearch|2224537|Iowa State Census. 1925}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
 +
 +
{{IA Church Intro}}
  
 
*[http://www.iagenweb.org/buchanan/churches.htm Churches of Buchanan County]
 
*[http://www.iagenweb.org/buchanan/churches.htm Churches of Buchanan County]
 +
 +
===== Lutheran  =====
 +
 +
'''Aurora'''
 +
 +
*Records of the American Lutheran Church, Aurora, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
 +
 +
'''Independence'''
 +
 +
*Records of the American Lutheran Church, Independence, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
Line 96: Line 184:
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
 +
 +
{{IA Land Intro}}
  
 
*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 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>  
Line 101: Line 191:
  
 
==== Local Histories&nbsp;  ====
 
==== Local Histories&nbsp;  ====
 +
 +
{{IA History}}
  
 
*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.
 
*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.
 +
 +
*Garfield, James A. ''History of Buchanan County, Iowa&nbsp;: with illustrations and biographical sketches''. Cleveland, Ohio&nbsp;: Williams Bros., 1881.
 +
**Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE1019637 FamilySearch] (Free)
 +
 +
*Church, Harry. ''History of Buchanan County, Iowa, and its people''. Chicago, Illinois&nbsp;: S. J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1914.
 +
**Vol 1 Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE105727 FamilySearch] (Free)
 +
**Vol 2 Online at {https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE92784 FamilySearch] (Free)
 +
 +
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=25502 History of Buchanan County, Iowa&nbsp;: with illustrations and biographical sketches.] at Ancestry.com ($)
 +
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=23745 History of Buchanan County, Iowa, and its people] at Ancestry.com ($)
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
 +
*[http://www.mapofus.org/iowa/ Old Antique Atlases &amp; Maps of Iowa]
 
*[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]  
Line 116: Line 219:
 
*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 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 {{FHL|592090|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 {{FHL|592090|subject-id|disp=topic details}} from their catalog.
 +
*'''1861-1949''' - {{RecordSearch|2351982|Iowa, Grand Army of the Republic Membership Records, 1861-1949}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 +
===== Civil War  =====
 +
{{VAciv}}
 +
:- [[4th Regiment, Iowa Cavalry|4th Regiment, Iowa Cavalry]], Company B
 +
:- [[5th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|5th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company E
 +
:- [[6th Regiment, Iowa Cavalry|6th Regiment, Iowa Cavalry]], Company G
 +
:- [[27th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|27th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Companies C and H
 +
:- [[47th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864)|47th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864)]], Company D
 +
:- [[27th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|27th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company C<br>:- [[27th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|27th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company H<br>:- [[47th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864)|47th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864)]], Company D<br>:- [[4th Regiment, Iowa Cavalry|4th Regiment, Iowa Cavalry]], <br>:- [[5th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|5th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company E<br>:- [[6th Regiment, Iowa Cavalry|6th Regiment, Iowa Cavalry]], Company G
  
 
==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
 
==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
Line 126: Line 238:
  
 
*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.
 
*NewspaperArchive.com ($) has historical newspapers online including [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=39&ci=4783 Cedar Rapids newspapers] and [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=39&ci=32008 Waterloo newspapers] that may have included Buchanan County residents. This database is free at some libraries.
 +
 +
*'''''Bulletin Journal'''''. 1947, 1955, 1962, 1966 Independence, IA, USA Online at: [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6757 Ancestry.com] ($)
 +
*'''''Winthrop News'''''. 1957 Winthrop, IA, USA Online at: [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7033 Ancestry.com] ($)
  
 
==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
Line 135: Line 250:
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
 +
'''Online Probate Records'''
 +
 +
*'''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|Buchanan}}
  
 
*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>
 
*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>
Line 150: Line 270:
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*[http://www.iagenweb.org/buchanan/maillist.htm Buchanan County, Iowa Marriages Book 1 1848-1858]  
+
{{IA Vital Intro}}
*[http://www.idreamof.com/marriage/ia/buchanan.html Buchanan County, Iowa Marriages 1854-1910]  
+
=====Births=====
 +
*'''1850-1939''' - {{RecordSearch|2527591|Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 +
=====Marriages=====
 +
*'''1838-1934''' - {{RecordSearch|1805551|Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
 +
*'''1838-1858''' - [http://www.iagenweb.org/buchanan/maillist.htm Buchanan County, Iowa Marriages Book 1 1848-1858]  
 +
*'''1854-1910''' - [http://www.idreamof.com/marriage/ia/buchanan.html Buchanan County, Iowa Marriages 1854-1910]  
 +
=====Deaths=====
 +
*'''1850-1990''' - {{RecordSearch|1674841|Iowa, Deaths and Burials 1850-1990}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] - index
 +
*'''1880-1992''' - {{RecordSearch|2110820|Iowa, County Death Records, 1880-1992}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index<br>
 +
*'''1921-1940''' - {{RecordSearch|2531337|Iowa, Death Records, 1921-1940}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*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.
 
*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.
  
<br>  
+
=== Societies and Libraries  ===
 +
 
 +
'''Buchanan County Genealogical Society'''<br>103 4th Ave. SE<br>Independence, IA 50644<br>Telephone:319-334-9333<br>E-mail: [mailto:buchanancoia@yahoo.com buchanancoia@yahoo.com]<br>[http://www.iagenweb.org/buchanan/Local%20Resources/gensociety.htm Website]<br>
 +
 
 +
'''Buchanan County Iowa Historical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 321<br>Independence, Iowa 50644<br>Telephone:319-334-4616<br>E-mail: [mailto:bchs.lkh@gmail.com bchs.lkh@gmail.com]<br>[http://www.buchanancountyhistory.com/index.php Website]<br>
 +
 
 +
'''Independence Public Library'''<br>805 1st Street East<br>Independence, IA 50644<br>Telephone:319-334-2470<br>E-mail: [mailto:indylib@indytel.com indylib@indytel.com]<br>[http://www.iagenweb.org/buchanan/Local%20Resources/lib_indep.htm Website]<br>
 +
 
 +
==== Family History Centers  ====
 +
 
 +
{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
+
==== Websites ====
  
*[http://www.iagenweb.org/buchanan/gensociety.htm Buchanan County Genealogical Society]
+
{{WA Websites Intro}}
*[http://www.iagenweb.org/buchanan/lib_indep.htm Independence Public Library Resource Materials]
 
*[http://www.buchanancountyhistory.com/ Buchanan County, Iowa Historical Society]
 
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
+
{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" border="1"
 +
|-
 +
| width="100%" bgcolor="#ADFF85" colspan="3" | <center>'''Sites with online indexes or images of records pertaining to {{PAGENAME}}''' </center>
 +
|-
 +
| width="30%" | [http://www.iowahistory.org/search.html?q=buchanan+county&btnG=Search+%C2%BB State Historical Society of Iowa]
 +
| width="10%" | Free
 +
| width="60%" | list and links to data and "hard copy" material - results of "buchanan county" placed in search box
 +
|-
 +
| width="30%" | [http://www.iowaheritage.org/items/browse?search=buchanan+county&submit_search=Search+All The Iowa Heritage Digital Collection]
 +
| width="10%" | Free
 +
| width="60%" | digital images from a variety of Iowa cultural institutions - results of "buchanan county" in the search box
 +
|-
 +
| width="30%" | [http://publications.iowa.gov/cgi/search/simple?q=buchanan+county&_action_search=Search&_order=-byyear%2Fbytitle&basic_srchtype=ALL&_satisfyall=ALL State Library of Iowa]
 +
| width="20%" | Free
 +
| width="60%" | electronic depository of documents intended for the general public produced by Iowa agencies - results of "buchanan county" in the search box
 +
|-
 +
| width="30%" | [http://iagenweb.org/buchanan/ IAGenWeb Project]
 +
| width="10%" | Free
 +
| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
 +
|-
 +
| width="30%" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ia/buchanan/buchanan.htm USGenWeb Archives]
 +
| width="10%" | Free
 +
| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
 +
|-
 +
| width="30%" | [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1821206] [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2110820][https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1805551] FamilySearch
 +
| width="10%" | Free
 +
| width="60%" | Births, 1880-1935; Deaths 1880-1992; Marriages, 1838-1934; all indexes
 +
|}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
+
{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" border="1"
 +
|-
 +
| width="100%" bgcolor="#94FFFF" colspan="3" | <center>'''Sites that search for links pertaining to {{PAGENAME}}''' </center>
 +
|-
 +
| width="30%" | [http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/IA/Buchanan/ RootsWeb Resources]
 +
| width="10%" | Free
 +
| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
 +
|-
 +
| width="30%" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IA/Buchanan/ Linkpendium]
 +
| width="10%" | Free
 +
| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
 +
|-
 +
| width="30%" | [http://www.cyndislist.com/us/ia/counties/buchanan/ CyndisList]  
 +
| width="10%" | Free
 +
| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
 +
|-
 +
| width="30%" | [http://www.genealogyinc.com/iowa/buchanan-county/ StateofUS.com]  
 +
| width="10%" | Free
 +
| width="60%" | family history resources and government records
 +
|}
  
== Web Sites  ==
+
{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" border="1"
 +
|-
 +
| width="100%" bgcolor="#FFFF66" colspan="2" | <center>'''Major catalogs for ''hard copy'' collections of {{PAGENAME}}''' <br>Books, microfilm, or manuscripts of genealogical records</center>
 +
|-
 +
| width="30%" | {{FHL|United States, Iowa, Buchanan|place|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
 +
| width="70%" | Select topics. To select towns, add a comma to the search box.
 +
|-
 +
| width="30%" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=buchanan+county+iowa&dblist=638&fq=s0%3A28000000&qt=facet_s0%3A WorldCat]
 +
| width="70%" | To find nearby libraries that have specific items, see [[WorldCat Online Catalog]].
 +
|-
 +
| width="30%" | [http://smartcat.acpl.lib.in.us/?q=buchanan+county%2C+iowa&image.x=0&image.y=0 Allen County Public Library]
 +
| located in Indiana They are heavily involved in digitizing.
 +
|-
 +
| width="100%" colspan="2" | <center>'''See also''' [[{{PAGENAME}}#Societies_and_Libraries|local libraries]] and [[Iowa Archives and Libraries]]</center>
 +
|}
  
*{{FHL|Iowa%2C+Buchanan|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
+
{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" border="1"
*[http://iagenweb.org/buchanan/ Buchanan County, Iowa]  
+
|-
*[http://www.iagenweb.org/buchanan/maillist.htm Buchanan County, Iowa Genealogy Mail Lis][http://www.iagenweb.org/buchanan/maillist.htm t]  
+
| width="100%" bgcolor="#FAEBD7" colspan="3" | <center>'''Social networking sites pertaining to {{PAGENAME}}''' </center>
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IA/Buchanan/ Buchanan County, Iowa Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
+
|-
 +
| width="30%" | [http://geneabloggers.com/genealogy-blogs/ GeneaBloggers]
 +
| width="70%" | enter "Iowa" in search box to see list and links to Iowa blogs
 +
|-
 +
| width="30%" | [https://plus.google.com/s/iowa%20genealogy Google+]  
 +
| width="70%" | list of groups from "iowa genealogy" search
 +
|-
 +
| width="30" | [https://www.facebook.com/search/more/?q=iowa%20genealogy&sid=0.10269487418482515 Facebook]
 +
| width="70%" | list of groups from "Iowa Genealogy" search
 +
|-
 +
| width="30%" | [http://genforum.genealogy.com/ia/buchanan/ genealogy.com]  
 +
| width="70%" | Buchanan Hawk County, IA Genealogy Forum
 +
|-
 +
| width="30%" | [http://boards.ancestry.com/localities.northam.usa.states.iowa.counties.buchanan/mb.ashx ancestry.com]
 +
| width="70%" | Buchanan Hawk County Message Board
 +
|}
  
== References  ==
+
=== References  ===
  
 
<references />{{Iowa|Iowa}}  
 
<references />{{Iowa|Iowa}}  
  
 
[[Category:Buchanan_County,_Iowa]]
 
[[Category:Buchanan_County,_Iowa]]

Latest revision as of 19:37, 23 August 2017

United States
Iowa
Buchanan County

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

{{{link}}}

Buchanan County, Iowa
Map
Map of Iowa highlighting Buchanan County
Location in the state of Iowa
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 Information

Buchanan County, Iowa Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1880 1848 1880 1840 1846? 1851

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[2]

Buchanan County History

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Iowa County boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Iowa County Boundary Maps" (1816-1872) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

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

Places/Localities

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

Populated Places

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

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

Buchanan CountyDelaware CountyJones CountyLinn CountyBenton CountyTama CountyBlack Hawk CountyBremer CountyChickasaw CountyFayette CountyClayton CountyDubuque CountyJackson CountyClinton CountyCedar CountyJohnson CountyIowa CountyPoweshiek CountyGrundy CountyButler CountyFloyd CountyWinneshiek CountyAllamakee CountyGrant CountyCrawford CountyIABuchanan.JPG

Resources

Biographies

Burials

WPA 1930's Graves Registration Survey

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.

United States Census

State Census

Church

Most church records are held by individual churches. For contact information, check a phone directory, such as SearchBug or Dex Knows. Some denominations are gathering their records into a central repository. For more information about these major repositories, see Iowa Church Records.


Lutheran

Aurora

  • Records of the American Lutheran Church, Aurora, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).

Independence

  • Records of the American Lutheran Church, Independence, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).

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

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.


  • 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 

Local histories are available for Buchanan 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.


  • 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.
  • Garfield, James A. History of Buchanan County, Iowa : with illustrations and biographical sketches. Cleveland, Ohio : Williams Bros., 1881.

Maps

Military

Civil War

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

- 4th Regiment, Iowa Cavalry, Company B
- 5th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company E
- 6th Regiment, Iowa Cavalry, Company G
- 27th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Companies C and H
- 47th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864), Company D
- 27th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company C
:- 27th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company H
:- 47th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864), Company D
:- 4th Regiment, Iowa Cavalry,
:- 5th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company E
:- 6th Regiment, Iowa Cavalry, Company G

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
  • Bulletin Journal. 1947, 1955, 1962, 1966 Independence, IA, USA Online at: Ancestry.com ($)
  • Winthrop News. 1957 Winthrop, IA, USA Online at: Ancestry.com ($)

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

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 - Buchanan - Probate records.


  • 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

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

Buchanan County Genealogical Society
103 4th Ave. SE
Independence, IA 50644
Telephone:319-334-9333
E-mail: buchanancoia@yahoo.com
Website

Buchanan County Iowa Historical Society
P.O. Box 321
Independence, Iowa 50644
Telephone:319-334-4616
E-mail: bchs.lkh@gmail.com
Website

Independence Public Library
805 1st Street East
Independence, IA 50644
Telephone:319-334-2470
E-mail: indylib@indytel.com
Website

Family History Centers

Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Websites



Sites with online indexes or images of records pertaining to Buchanan County, Iowa Genealogy
State Historical Society of Iowa Free list and links to data and "hard copy" material - results of "buchanan county" placed in search box
The Iowa Heritage Digital Collection Free digital images from a variety of Iowa cultural institutions - results of "buchanan 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 "buchanan 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
[1] [2][3] FamilySearch Free Births, 1880-1935; Deaths 1880-1992; Marriages, 1838-1934; all indexes
Sites that search for links pertaining to Buchanan 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 ($)
CyndisList Free Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
StateofUS.com Free family history resources and government records
Major catalogs for hard copy collections of Buchanan 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 Buchanan 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 Buchanan Hawk County, IA Genealogy Forum
ancestry.com Buchanan Hawk 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).