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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Iowa]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Butler County'''
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Guide to '''Butler County Iowa genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
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Guide to '''Butler 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 = Butler County  
 
| county = Butler County  
 
| county_map = Iowa Butler Map.png
 
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| founded date = January 15
 
| founded date = January 15
 
| seat = Allison
 
| seat = Allison
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| building address = Butler County Courthouse<br>P. O. Box 325<br>Allison, IA 50602<br> Phone: (319) 267-2487 <br>[http://www.butlercoiowa.org/ '''Butler County Website'''] }}  
 
| building address = Butler County Courthouse<br>P. O. Box 325<br>Allison, IA 50602<br> Phone: (319) 267-2487 <br>[http://www.butlercoiowa.org/ '''Butler County Website'''] }}  
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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=== County Information  ===
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==== Butler 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" | '''[[Butler County, Iowa Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Butler County, Iowa Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Butler County, Iowa Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Butler County, Iowa Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Butler County, Iowa Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Butler County, Iowa Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | ca.1874
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1854
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1880
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1840
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1854
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1864
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=== County Courthouse  ===
  
 
Butler County Courthouse<br>P. O. Box 325<br>Allison, IA 50602<br>  
 
Butler County Courthouse<br>P. O. Box 325<br>Allison, IA 50602<br>  
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[http://www.butlercoiowa.org/ Butler County]  
 
[http://www.butlercoiowa.org/ Butler County]  
  
== History  ==
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=== History  ===
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7983 Butler and Bremer Counties, Iowa History] at Ancestry.com ($)
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1851--'''Butler County was created 15 January 1851&nbsp;from unorganized territory. The county was attached to Buchanan and Black Hawk Counties prior to&nbsp;its organization 2 October 1854.&nbsp; '''County seat:&nbsp;''' Allison <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1851--'''Butler County was created 15 January 1851&nbsp;from unorganized territory. The county was attached to Buchanan and Black Hawk Counties prior to&nbsp;its organization 2 October 1854.&nbsp; '''County seat:&nbsp;''' Allison <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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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  ====
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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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'''
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Butler, Clarksville|place|disp=Clarksville}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Butler, Packard|place|disp=Packard}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Butler, Parkersburg|place|disp=Parkersburg}}
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
[[Black Hawk County, Iowa|Black Hawk]] | [[Bremer County, Iowa|Bremer]] | [[Cerro Gordo County, Iowa|Cerro Gordo]] | [[Chickasaw County, Iowa|Chickasaw]] | [[Floyd County, Iowa|Floyd]] | [[Franklin County, Iowa|Franklin]] | [[Grundy County, Iowa|Grundy]] | [[Hardin County, Iowa|Hardin]]  
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[[Black Hawk County, Iowa Genealogy|Black Hawk]]{{•}} [[Bremer County, Iowa Genealogy|Bremer]]{{•}} [[Cerro Gordo County, Iowa Genealogy|Cerro Gordo]]{{•}} [[Chickasaw County, Iowa Genealogy|Chickasaw]]{{•}} [[Floyd County, Iowa Genealogy|Floyd]]{{•}} [[Franklin County, Iowa Genealogy|Franklin]]{{•}} [[Grundy County, Iowa Genealogy|Grundy]]{{•}} [[Hardin County, Iowa Genealogy|Hardin]]  
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<center>{{IAButler County, Iowa Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
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=== Resources  ===
  
== Resources ==
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==== 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=558&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|703119|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=558 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://iagenweb.org/butler/cemetery_directory.htm IAGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Butler+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=Butler&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ia/butler/cemetery.html IAGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/iowa/butler.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://iowagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?cid=12 Iowa Gravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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==== Cemeteries ====
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==== Census ====
  
=== 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.
  
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  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{IA Church Intro}}
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===== Lutheran  =====
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'''Butler County'''
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*Records of the American Lutheran Church, Butler County, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
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'''Parkersburg'''
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*Records of the American Lutheran Church, Parkersburg, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
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'''St. James Lutheran Church, Allison'''
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*Records of the St. James Lutheran Church, Allison, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
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'''Shell Rock'''
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*Records of the American Lutheran Church, Shell Rock, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
=== Local Histories  ===
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{{IA Land Intro}}
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==== Local Histories  ====
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{{IA History}}
  
*''History of Butler County Iowa: A Record of Settlement, Organization, Progress, and Achievement Vol. 1'' <ref>Hart, Irving H.;'' History of Butler County Iowa: A Record of Settlement, Organization, Progress, and Achievement Vol. 1'', S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1914 [http://books.google.com/books?id=lYQUAAAAYAAJ&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;pg=PA281&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;dq=History+of+Butler+County+Iowa:+A+Record+of+Settlement,+Organization,+Progress,+and+Achievement+Vol.+1&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;hl=en&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;ei=KBsnTqLKMMPZgQf957lc&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;sa=X&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;oi=book_result&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;ct=result&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;resnum=1&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;ved=0CCkQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;q&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;f=false Google Books] {{WorldCat|6114539}} </ref>Volume 2 includes biographies.
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*''History of Butler County Iowa: A Record of Settlement, Organization, Progress, and Achievement Vol. 1'' <ref>Hart, Irving H.;'' History of Butler County Iowa: A Record of Settlement, Organization, Progress, and Achievement Vol. 1'', S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1914 [http://books.google.com/books?id=lYQUAAAAYAAJpg=PA281dq=History+of+Butler+County+Iowa:+A+Record+of+Settlement,+Organization,+Progress,+and+Achievement+Vol.+1hl=enei=KBsnTqLKMMPZgQf957lcsa=Xamp;oi=book_resultct=resultamp;resnum=1ved=0CCkQ6AEwAA#v=onepageqf=false Google Books] {{WorldCat|6114539}} </ref>Volume 2 includes biographies.  
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**Vol 1 Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE933585 FamilySearch] (Free) and at [https://archive.org/details/historyofbutlerc01hart Internetarchive] (Free) and at [http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/008652832 Hathitrust] (Free)
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**Vol 2 Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE950995 FamilySearch] (Free) and at [http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/008652832 Hathitrust] (Free)
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*''History of Butler and Bremer counties, Iowa&nbsp;: together with sketches of their towns, villages and townships, educational, civil, military and political history&nbsp;; portraits of prominent persons, and biographies of representative citizens&nbsp;: History of Iowa, embracing accounts of the prehistoric race, and a brief review of its civil, political, and military history''. Springfield, Illinois&nbsp;: Union Pub. Co., 1883.
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**Online at [http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/008652834 Hathitrust] (Free) and at [http://books.google.com/books?id=G1A0AQAAMAAJ&pg=PA913&lpg=PA913&dq=History+of+Butler+and+Bremer+counties,+Iowa+:+together+with+sketches+of+their+to..&source=bl&ots=BlqT6RvyeU&sig=kZ14Twtn7cXD00LttqPN53M7STA&hl=en&sa=X&ei=eZ9bVOj0FIiliAKt74DACw&ved=0CD0Q6AEwBg#v=onepage&q=History%20of%20Butler%20and%20Bremer%20counties%2C%20Iowa%20%3A%20together%20with%20sketches%20of%20their%20to..&f=false Googlebooks] (Free) and at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7983 Ancestry.com] ($)
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
*'''Iowa USGS Topographic'''<br>Choose Airport, Bridge, Building, Cemetery, Church, Civil, Hospital, Lake, Locale, Park, Populated Place, Post Office, School, Stream, Summit, Trail<br>[http://www.topozone.com/states/Iowa.asp?county=Butler http://www.topozone.com/states/Iowa.asp?county=Butler]<br>
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/iowa/ Old Antique Atlases &amp; Maps of Iowa]
 
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*'''Iowa USGS Topographic'''<br>Choose Airport, Bridge, Building, Cemetery, Church, Civil, Hospital, Lake, Locale, Park, Populated Place, Post Office, School, Stream, Summit, Trail<br>[http://www.topozone.com/states/Iowa.asp?county=Butler http://www.topozone.com/states/Iowa.asp?county=Butler]
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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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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:- [[3rd Regiment, Iowa Infantry|3rd Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company I
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:- [[44th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864)|44th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864)]], Company E
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:- [[3rd Regiment, Iowa Infantry|3rd Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company I<br>:- [[44th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864)|44th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864)]], Company E
  
 
==== 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}}  
  
*NewspaperArchive.com ($) has historical newspapers online including [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=39&ci=32008 Waterloo newspapers] that may have included Butler County residents. This database is free at some libraries.
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*NewspaperArchive.com ($) has historical newspapers online including [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=39&ci=32008 Waterloo newspapers] that may have included Butler County residents. This database is free at some libraries.  
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*'''''The Iowa Recorder'''''. 1937-1956 Greene, IA, USA Online at: [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6751 Ancestry.com] ($)
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*'''''The Greene Recorder'''''. 1950, 1957-1969, 1973-1975 Greene, IA, USA Online at: [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6748 Ancestry.com] ($)
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*'''''The Marble Rock News.''''' 1929, 1930, 1948 Greene, IA, USA Online at: [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6750 Ancestry.com] ($)
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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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 $
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{{IA Probate Intro|Butler}}
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{IA Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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{{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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=====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<br>
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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  ===
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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'''Butler County Iowa Genealogical Society'''<br>c/o Clarksville Public Library<br>103 W. Greene Street<br>Clarksville, IA 50619<br>Telephone:319-278-1168<br>[http://iagenweb.org/butler/BCGS.htm Website]
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==== Family History Centers ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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==== Websites  ====
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{{WA Websites Intro}}
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| width="30%" | [http://www.iowahistory.org/search.html?q=butler+county&btnG=Search+%C2%BB State Historical Society of Iowa]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | list and links to data and "hard copy" material - results of "butler county" placed in search box
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| width="30%" | [http://www.iowaheritage.org/items/browse?search=butler+county&submit_search=Search+All The Iowa Heritage Digital Collection]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | digital images from a variety of Iowa cultural institutions - results of "butler county" in the search box
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| width="30%" | [http://publications.iowa.gov/cgi/search/simple?q=butler+county&_action_search=Search&_order=-byyear%2Fbytitle&basic_srchtype=ALL&_satisfyall=ALL State Library of Iowa]
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| width="20%" | Free
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| width="60%" | electronic depository of documents intended for the general public produced by Iowa agencies - results of "butler county" in the search box
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| width="30%" | [http://iagenweb.org/butler/ 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/butler/butler.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] [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2110820][https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1805551] 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/Butler/ 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/Butler/ Linkpendium]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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| width="30%" | [http://www.cyndislist.com/us/ia/counties/butler/ CyndisList]  
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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| width="30%" | [http://www.genealogyinc.com/iowa/butler-county/ StateofUS.com]  
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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="100%" bgcolor="#FFFF66" colspan="2" | <center>'''Major catalogs for ''hard copy'' collections of {{PAGENAME}}''' <br>Books, microfilm, or manuscripts of genealogical records</center>
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| width="30%" | {{FHL|United States, Iowa, Butler|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=butler+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://smartcat.acpl.lib.in.us/?q=butler+county%2C+iowa&image.x=0&image.y=0 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+Butler|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IA/Butler/ Butler 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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Latest revision as of 19:35, 23 August 2017

United States
Iowa
Butler County

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

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Butler County, Iowa
Map
Map of Iowa highlighting Butler County
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the U.S. highlighting Iowa
Location of Iowa in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 15, 1851
County Seat Allison
Courthouse
IowaButlerCourthouse.jpg
Address Butler County Courthouse
P. O. Box 325
Allison, IA 50602
Phone: (319) 267-2487
Butler County Website


County Information

Butler County, Iowa Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
ca.1874 1854 1880 1840 1854 1864

County Courthouse

Butler County Courthouse
P. O. Box 325
Allison, IA 50602

(319) 267-2487

Butler County

History

Parent County

1851--Butler County was created 15 January 1851 from unorganized territory. The county was attached to Buchanan and Black Hawk Counties prior to its organization 2 October 1854.  County seat:  Allison [2]

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

  • Allison
  • Aplington
  • Aredale
  • Austinville
  • Bristow
  • Butler Center
  • Clarksville
  • Coster
  • Dumont
  • Eleanor
  • Greene
  • Kesley
  • New Albion
  • New Hartford
  • Packard
  • Parkersburg
  • Pilot Rock
  • Shell Rock
  • Sinclair
  • Swanton
  • Wilmar

Neighboring Counties

Black Hawk • Bremer • Cerro Gordo • Chickasaw • Floyd • Franklin • Grundy • Hardin

Butler CountyBremer CountyBlack Hawk CountyGrundy CountyHardin CountyFranklin CountyCerro Gordo CountyFloyd CountyChickasaw CountyWinneshiek CountyFayette CountyBuchanan CountyBenton CountyTama CountyMarshall CountyStory CountyHamilton CountyWright CountyHancock CountyWinnebago CountyWorth CountyMitchell CountyHoward CountyIAButler.JPG

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.


Lutheran

Butler County

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

Parkersburg

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

St. James Lutheran Church, Allison

  • Records of the St. James Lutheran Church, Allison, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).

Shell Rock

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

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 Butler 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.


  • History of Butler County Iowa: A Record of Settlement, Organization, Progress, and Achievement Vol. 1 [3]Volume 2 includes biographies.
  • History of Butler and Bremer counties, Iowa : together with sketches of their towns, villages and townships, educational, civil, military and political history ; portraits of prominent persons, and biographies of representative citizens : History of Iowa, embracing accounts of the prehistoric race, and a brief review of its civil, political, and military history. Springfield, Illinois : Union Pub. Co., 1883.

Maps

Military

Civil War

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

- 3rd Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company I
- 44th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864), Company E
- 3rd Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company I
:- 44th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864), Company E

Newspapers

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: List of online newspaper archives
  • NewspaperArchive.com ($) has historical newspapers online including Waterloo newspapers that may have included Butler County residents. This database is free at some libraries.
  • The Iowa Recorder. 1937-1956 Greene, IA, USA Online at: Ancestry.com ($)
  • The Greene Recorder. 1950, 1957-1969, 1973-1975 Greene, IA, USA Online at: Ancestry.com ($)
  • The Marble Rock News. 1929, 1930, 1948 Greene, IA, USA Online at: Ancestry.com ($)

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 - Butler - 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

Butler County Iowa Genealogical Society
c/o Clarksville Public Library
103 W. Greene Street
Clarksville, IA 50619
Telephone:319-278-1168
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 Butler County, Iowa Genealogy
State Historical Society of Iowa Free list and links to data and "hard copy" material - results of "butler county" placed in search box
The Iowa Heritage Digital Collection Free digital images from a variety of Iowa cultural institutions - results of "butler 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 "butler 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 Butler 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 Butler 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 Butler 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 Butler County, IA Genealogy Forum
ancestry.com Butler County Message Board

Sources and Footnotes

  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).
  3. Hart, Irving H.; History of Butler County Iowa: A Record of Settlement, Organization, Progress, and Achievement Vol. 1, S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1914 Google Books WorldCat 6114539