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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Iowa]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Buena Vista County'''  
''[[United States|United States]] > [[Iowa|Iowa]] > Buena Vista County''
 
  
== History and Tidbits  ==
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=== Cities  ===
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Buena Vista County
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| state = Iowa
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| founded year = 1851
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| founded date = November 20
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| seat = Storm Lake
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| building address = Buena Vista County Courthouse<br>215 E. 5th St.<br>P. O. Box 1186<br>Storm Lake, IA 50588-1186<br> Phone: (712) 749-2546 <br> }}
  
=== Townships ===
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== County Courthouse ==
  
=== Communities ===
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Buena Vista County Courthouse<br>215 E. 5th St.<br>P. O. Box 1186<br>Storm Lake, IA 50588-1186<br>
  
=== County Government Site  ===
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(712) 749-2546
  
== Neighboring Counties  ==
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== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
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'''1851--'''Buena Vista County was created 15 January 1851&nbsp;from&nbsp;unorganized territory. It was attached to Woodbury County prior to organization 20 November 1858. '''County seat:&nbsp;''' Storm Lake <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
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'''January 1, 1877'''-- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.
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For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:
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*[[Burned Counties Research|Burned Counties Research in FamilySearch Wiki]]
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*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 Michael John Neill, ''Burned Counties'' in Family History Circle]
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== Places/Localities  ==
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{{Iowa|Iowa}}
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==== Populated Places  ====
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For a list of cities and townships go to [http://iowa.hometownlocator.com/ia/buena-vista/ hometownlocator.com] or [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buena_Vista_County,_Iowa#Cities_and_towns wikipedia.org.]
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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[[Calhoun County, Iowa|Calhoun]] | [[Cherokee County, Iowa|Cherokee]] | [[Clay County, Iowa|Clay]] | [[Ida County, Iowa|Ida]] | [[O'Brien County, Iowa|O'Brien]] | [[Palo Alto County, Iowa|Palo Alto]] | [[Pocahontas County, Iowa|Pocahontas]] | [[Sac County, Iowa|Sac]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
=== Cemeteries  ===
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==== Cemeteries  ====
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*Gravestone pictures I have in my collection [[Salonvaunt@gmail.com|(e-mail me). ]]&nbsp;Barnes Township Cemetery Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery, Cooke Cemetery, Daily Burial Ground, Elk Cemetery, Fairfield Cemetery, First M E Church Cemetery,Garton Graveyard,Hayes Township Cemetery, Lincoln Township Cemetery, Little Sioux Valley Cemetery, Lone Tree Cemetery,Maple Valley Cemetery, Newell Catholic Cemetery, Newell Cemetery,Plainview Cemetery,Poland Cemetery,Saint John's Cemetery, Saint John's Lutheran Cemetery, Saint Johns Church Of Christ Cemetery, Saint Joseph's Cemetery, Saint Mary's Cemetery, Scandinavian Cemetery, Smith Cemetery, Storm Lake Municipal Cemetery, Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Varina Cemetery, Woodlawn Cemetery, Zion Lutheran Cemetery I will look up any gravestone from the list. Please provide full name, cemetery and DOD if possible.
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=== Census  ===
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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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==== Church  ====
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==== Court  ====
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==== Land  ====
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==== Local&nbsp;Histories&nbsp;  ====
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==== Maps  ====
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==== Military  ====
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==== Newspapers  ====
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{{wikipedia|List of online newspaper archives|List of online newspaper archives}}
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NewspaperArchive.com ($) has a large collection of digitized [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?co=7&s=39 Iowa newspapers] online. This database is sometimes free at libraries.
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==== Probate  ====
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==== Taxation  ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Storm Lake Iowa Family History Center]]
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== Web Sites  ==
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*{{FHL|Iowa%2C+Buena+Vista|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IA/Buena_Vista/ Buena Vista County, Iowa Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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== References  ==
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<references />{{Iowa|Iowa}}
  
== Genealogy and History Websites  ==
 
 
[[Category:Buena_Vista_County,_Iowa]]
 
[[Category:Buena_Vista_County,_Iowa]]

Revision as of 02:24, 7 March 2013

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Buena Vista County, Iowa
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Iowa
Location of Iowa in the U.S.
Facts
Founded November 20, 1851
County Seat Storm Lake
Courthouse
Address Buena Vista County Courthouse
215 E. 5th St.
P. O. Box 1186
Storm Lake, IA 50588-1186
Phone: (712) 749-2546


County Courthouse

Buena Vista County Courthouse
215 E. 5th St.
P. O. Box 1186
Storm Lake, IA 50588-1186

(712) 749-2546

History

Parent County

1851--Buena Vista County was created 15 January 1851 from unorganized territory. It was attached to Woodbury County prior to organization 20 November 1858. County seat:  Storm Lake [1]

Boundary Changes

January 1, 1877-- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

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

Places/Localities

Populated Places

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

Neighboring Counties

Calhoun | Cherokee | Clay | Ida | O'Brien | Palo Alto | Pocahontas | Sac

Resources

Cemeteries

  • Gravestone pictures I have in my collection (e-mail me).  Barnes Township Cemetery Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery, Cooke Cemetery, Daily Burial Ground, Elk Cemetery, Fairfield Cemetery, First M E Church Cemetery,Garton Graveyard,Hayes Township Cemetery, Lincoln Township Cemetery, Little Sioux Valley Cemetery, Lone Tree Cemetery,Maple Valley Cemetery, Newell Catholic Cemetery, Newell Cemetery,Plainview Cemetery,Poland Cemetery,Saint John's Cemetery, Saint John's Lutheran Cemetery, Saint Johns Church Of Christ Cemetery, Saint Joseph's Cemetery, Saint Mary's Cemetery, Scandinavian Cemetery, Smith Cemetery, Storm Lake Municipal Cemetery, Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Varina Cemetery, Woodlawn Cemetery, Zion Lutheran Cemetery I will look up any gravestone from the list. Please provide full name, cemetery and DOD if possible.

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

Land

Local Histories 

Maps

Military

Newspapers

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

NewspaperArchive.com ($) has a large collection of digitized Iowa newspapers online. This database is sometimes free at libraries.

Probate

Taxation

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).