Buchanan County, Iowa Genealogy

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County Courthouse

Buchanan County Courthouse
210 N. 5th Ave NE
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.

Buchanan County

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

United States Census, 1850

1852 State Special Census of Iowa, Buchanan County.

United States Census, 1860

United States Census, 1870

1880 Census Buchanan County, Independence Mental Institution

United States Census, 1880

United States Census, 1900

Church

Churches of Buchanan County

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 details from 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

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

Buchanan County, Iowa Family History Library Catalog 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.

Vital Records

Buchanan County, Iowa Marriages Book 1 1848-1858

Buchanan County, Iowa Marriages 1854-1910

Buchanan County, Iowa Family History Library Catalog 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.


Societies and Libraries

Buchanan County Genealogical Society

Independence Public Library Resource Materials

Buchanan County, Iowa Historical Society

Web Sites

Family History Library Catalog

Buchanan County, Iowa

Buchanan County, Iowa Genealogy Mail List

References

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