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{{Iowa-stub}}''[[United States|United States]]&gt;'' ''[[Iowa|Iowa]]&gt;'' ''Cedar County''  
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Guide to '''Cedar 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
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| county = Cedar County
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| state = Iowa
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| founded year = 1837
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| founded date = December 21
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| seat = Tipton
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| building address = 400 Cedar Street<br>Tipton, IA 52772<br> Phone:(563) 886-2230<br>[http://www.cedarcounty.org/ '''Cedar County Website'''] }}
  
== County Courthouse ==
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=== County Information ===
  
Cedar County Courthouse<br>400 Cedar Street<br>Tipton, IA 52772<br>
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==== Description ====
  
(563) 886-2230<br>
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The County was named for Cedar River. The County has Tipton as its seat and the County was created 1837. The County is located in the east central area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Cedar River, Iowa," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cedar_County,_Iowa.</ref>
  
[http://www.cedarcounty.org/ ''Cedar County'']
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==== Cedar County, Iowa Record Dates  ====
  
== History  ==
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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" | '''[[Cedar County, Iowa Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cedar County, Iowa Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cedar County, Iowa Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cedar County, Iowa Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Cedar County, Iowa Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cedar County, Iowa Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1880
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1880
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1838
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1839
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=== County Courthouse  ===
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[http://www.cedarcounty.org/ Cedar County Courthouse]<br>400 Cedar Street<br>Tipton, IA 52772<br> Phone:(563) 886-2230<br>
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=== History  ===
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Formed from sections of Dubuque County on December 21, 1837, Cedar County was named for the Red Cedar River which runs through the county. During the Great Depression, farmers rose in violent protest against state policy. [http://www.cedarcounty.org/history.htm The Cedar County Cow War] ensued in 1931. {{Wikipedia|Cedar County, Iowa}}
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*''A Topical History of Cedar County, Iowa'' <ref>[http://www.archive.org/stream/atopicalhistory00compgoog#page/n6/mode/2up ''A Topical History of Cedar County, Iowa''] Google Books </ref>
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*''History of Cedar County, Iowa 1878'' <ref>[http://www.kinyon.com/iowa/cedar1878/title.htm ''History of Cedar County, Iowa 1878''] </ref>
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1837--'''Cedar County was created 21 December 1837&nbsp;from [[Dubuque County, Iowa|Dubuque]] County. County seat:&nbsp; Tipton <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1837--'''Cedar County was created 21 December 1837 from [[Dubuque County, Iowa Genealogy|Dubuque]] County. The County seat is Tipton <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  ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
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=== Places/Localities  ===
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Cedar, Bennett|place|disp=Bennett}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Cedar, Clarence|place|disp=Clarence}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Cedar, Downey|place|disp=Downey}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Cedar, Durant|place|disp=Durant}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Cedar, Gower Township|place|disp=Gower Township}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Cedar, Mechanicsville Township|place|disp=Mechanicsville Township}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Cedar, Springdale|place|disp=Springdale}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Cedar, Springdale Township|place|disp=Springdale Township}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Cedar, Tipton|place|disp=Tipton}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Cedar, West Branch|place|disp=West Branch}}
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=== Populated Places  ===
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==== Cities  ====
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*Bennett
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*Clarence
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*Durant
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*Lowden
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*Mechanicsville
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*Stanwood
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*Tipton
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*West Branch
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*Wilton
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==== Other localities  ====
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*Cedar Bluff
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*Cedar Valley
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*Centerdale
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*Downey
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*Lime City
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*Plato
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*Rochester
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*Springdale
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*Sunbury
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*Wald
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==== Townships  ====
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Cedar County is divided into seventeen townships:
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*Cass
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*Center
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*Dayton
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*Fairfield
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*Farmington
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*Fremont
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*Gower
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*Inland
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*Iowa
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*Linn
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*Massillon
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*Pioneer
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*Red Oak
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*Rochester
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*Springdale
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*Springfield
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*Sugar Creek
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
[[Clinton County, Iowa|Clinton]] | [[Johnson County, Iowa|Johnson]] | [[Jones County, Iowa|Jones]] | [[Linn County, Iowa|Linn]] | [[Muscatine County, Iowa|Muscatine]] | [[Scott County, Iowa|Scott]]  
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[[Clinton County, Iowa Genealogy|Clinton]]{{•}} [[Johnson County, Iowa Genealogy|Johnson]]{{•}} [[Jones County, Iowa Genealogy|Jones]]{{•}} [[Linn County, Iowa Genealogy|Linn]]{{•}} [[Muscatine County, Iowa Genealogy|Muscatine]]{{•}} [[Scott County, Iowa Genealogy|Scott]]  
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<center>{{IACedar County, Iowa Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
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=== 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" | [https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|675871|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Iowa/Cedar-County?id=county_562 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://iagenweb.org/cedar/cemeteries/cemindex.htm IAGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Cedar+Iowa&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ia/cedar/cemetery.html IAGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/iowa/cedar.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://iowagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?cid=16 Iowa Gravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[Iowa Cemeteries|Iowa Cemeteries]] for more information.
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*[http://iagenweb.org/cedar/cemeteries/cemindex.htm Cemetery Locations]
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*[http://iowawpagraves.org/index.php?cid=16 WPA Website]
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==== Census  ====
  
== Resources  ==
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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.
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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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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*Records of the St. John's Lutheran Church, Cedar County, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
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===== Methodist  =====
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;Methodist Church. West Branch circuit Church Records <ref> Methodist Church. West Branch circuit {{FHL|986174 Item 1}}  </ref> Contents
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:Baptisms, 1860-1861, 1866-1878 -- marriages, 1866-1877 -- probationers -- alphabetical list of members. Also contains records for Zion Chapel, Brick Chapel, Zion Church, Brick Church, Morris Schoolhouse, McCormick in Cedar and Johnson Counties.
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{IA Land Intro}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{IA History}}
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*Jackson, A. W. ''An historical sketch of Gower Township, Cedar County, Iowa''. [S.l.&nbsp;: s.n.], 1901.
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**Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE1147534 FamilySearch] (Free)
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*''The History of Cedar County&nbsp;: with a history of Iowa''. Chicago, Illinois&nbsp;: Historical Pub. Co., c1901.
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**Vol 1 online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE2606429 FamilySearch] (Free)
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**Vol 2 Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE2524297 FamilySearch] (Free)
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*''The History of Cedar County, Iowa&nbsp;: containing a history of the county, its cities, town, etc., a biographical directory of its citizens, war record of its volunteers in the late rebellion ...''. Chicago&nbsp;: Western Historical, 1878.
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**Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE522533 FamilySearch] (Free) and at [http://books.google.com/books/about/The_History_of_Cedar_County_Iowa.html?id=noQUAAAAYAAJ Googlebooks] (Free)
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*Aurner, Clarence Ray. ''A topical history of Cedar County, Iowa''. Chicago, Illinois&nbsp;: S. J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1910.
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**Vol 1 Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE933985 FamilySearch] (Free) and at [http://books.google.com/books/about/A_Topical_History_of_Cedar_County_Iowa.html?id=l4QUAAAAYAAJ Googlebooks] (Free)
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**Vol 2 Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE933988 FamilySearch] (Free)
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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{{IA Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{IA Cedar County}}}}
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/iowa/ Old Antique Atlases &amp; Maps of Iowa]
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*[http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/maps/iowa-maps/ia-cedar-county-iowa-1875-map.html Township Map of 1875 Cedar County, Iowa] with enlarged views of each township (My Genealogy Hound)<br>
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*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/maps730012-22266.html David Rumsey Map Collection] is a large online collection of rare, old, antique historical atlases, globes, maps, charts plus other cartographic treasures.
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==== Migration  ====
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Early migration routes to and from {{PAGENAME}} for European settlers included:
  
[http://www.davidrumsey.com/directory/where/Avoca++Iowa+/ David Rumsey Map Collection]is a large online collection of rare, old, antique historical atlases, globes, maps, charts plus other cartographic treasures. This Collections features the city of Oskaloosa and Avoca.  
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:*[[Mormon Trail]] 1846 from Nauvoo, Illinois to Salt Lake City, Utah<ref>National Park Service, "Auto Tour Route Maps" in ''Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail'' at http://www.nps.gov/mopi/planyourvisit/maps.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).</ref>
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*'''1835-1998''' - {{RecordSearch|2515886|Iowa, Armed Forces Grave Registrations, ca. 1835-1998}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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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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:- [[5th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|5th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company A
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:- [[11th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|11th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company E
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:- [[24th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|24th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Companies B, C and D
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:- [[46th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864)|46th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864)]], Company I
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:- [[11th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|11th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company E<br>:- [[24th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|24th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company B<br>:- [[24th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|24th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company C<br>:- [[24th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|24th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company D<br>:- [[46th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864)|46th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864)]], Company I<br>:- [[5th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|5th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company A
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{wikipedia|List of online newspaper archives|List of online newspaper archives}}
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*NewspaperArchive.com ($) has historical newspapers online including [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=39&ci=4783 Cedar Rapids newspapers] that may have included Cedar County residents. This database is free at some libraries.
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==== Obituaries  ====
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/iowa/cedar/obits.htm Cedar County Obituaries]
  
 
==== 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|Cedar}}
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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*'''1934-1946''' - {{RecordSearch|2573700|Iowa, Old Age Assistance Records, 1934-1946}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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{{IA Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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{{IA Vital Intro}}
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===== Birth  =====
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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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*'''1921-1942''' - {{RecordSearch|2849548|Iowa, Birth Records, 1921-1942}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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===== Marriage  =====
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*'''1518-1996''' - [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=iowa%2cia Iowa, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index $
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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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=====Death=====
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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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*'''1904-1951''' - {{RecordSearch|2531337|Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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==== Societies and Libraries  ====
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'''Cedar County Genealogical Society'''<br>Box 52<br>Tipton, IA 52772-0052<br>[http://iagenweb.org/cedar/ccgs/ccgs.htm Website]
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'''Cedar County Historical Society &amp; Museum'''<br>1094 Hwy 38<br>Tipton, IA 52772<br>Telephone:(563) 886-2899<br>E-mail: [mailto:cchsmus@netins.net cchsmus@netins.net]<br>[http://www.cedarcountyhistoricalsociety.com/ Website]
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'''Lowden Historical Society Museum and Library'''<br>503 Main Street<br>P.O. Box 15<br>Lowden IA 52255<br>Telephone:563-944-7700<br>[http://iagenweb.org/cedar/Lowden/histsociety.htm Website]
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==== Family History Centers  ====
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
[http://www.iagenweb.org/cedar/ccgs/index.htm Cedar County, Iowa Genealogical Society]
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==== Websites  ====
  
== Web Sites  ==
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{{WA Websites Intro}}
  
*{{FHL|Iowa%2C+Cedar|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IA/Cedar/ Cedar County, Iowa Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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| width="30%" | [https://iowaculture.gov/history/research/collections State Historical Society of Iowa]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Select from research collection topics
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| width="30%" | [http://www.iowaheritage.org/items/browse?search=cedar+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 "cedar county" in the search box
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| width="30%" | [http://publications.iowa.gov/cgi/search/simple?q=cedar+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 "cedar county" in the search box
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| width="30%" | [http://iagenweb.org/cedar/ 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/cedar/cedar.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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|-
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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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== References ==
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|-
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#94FFFF" colspan="3" | <center>'''Sites that search for links pertaining to {{PAGENAME}}''' </center>
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| width="30%" | [http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/IA/Cedar/ 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/Cedar/ 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/cedar/ CyndisList]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="30%" | [http://www.genealogyinc.com/iowa/cedar-county/ StateofUS.com]
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| width="30%" | {{FHL|United States, Iowa, Cedar|place|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
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| width="30%" | [http://www.acpl.lib.in.us/ Allen County Public Library]
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| width="30%" | [http://geneabloggers.com/genealogy-blogs/ GeneaBloggers]
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| width="30%" | [http://www.genealogy.com/forum/regional/states/topics/ia/ genealogy.com]
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| width="30%" | [http://boards.ancestry.com/localities.northam.usa.states.iowa.counties.cedar/mb.ashx ancestry.com]
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Latest revision as of 04:24, 13 October 2018

United States
Iowa
Cedar County

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

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Cedar County, Iowa
Map
Map of Iowa highlighting Cedar 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 Tipton
Courthouse
Address 400 Cedar Street
Tipton, IA 52772
Phone:(563) 886-2230
Cedar County Website


County Information

Description

The County was named for Cedar River. The County has Tipton as its seat and the County was created 1837. The County is located in the east central area of the state.[1]

Cedar County, Iowa Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[2]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1880 1840 1880 1840 1838 1839

County Courthouse

Cedar County Courthouse
400 Cedar Street
Tipton, IA 52772
Phone:(563) 886-2230

History

Formed from sections of Dubuque County on December 21, 1837, Cedar County was named for the Red Cedar River which runs through the county. During the Great Depression, farmers rose in violent protest against state policy. The Cedar County Cow War ensued in 1931.
Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Cedar County, Iowa
  • A Topical History of Cedar County, Iowa [3]
  • History of Cedar County, Iowa 1878 [4]

Parent County

1837--Cedar County was created 21 December 1837 from Dubuque County. The County seat is Tipton [5]

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

Cities

  • Bennett
  • Clarence
  • Durant
  • Lowden
  • Mechanicsville
  • Stanwood
  • Tipton
  • West Branch
  • Wilton

Other localities

  • Cedar Bluff
  • Cedar Valley
  • Centerdale
  • Downey
  • Lime City
  • Plato
  • Rochester
  • Springdale
  • Sunbury
  • Wald

Townships

Cedar County is divided into seventeen townships:

  • Cass
  • Center
  • Dayton
  • Fairfield
  • Farmington
  • Fremont
  • Gower
  • Inland
  • Iowa
  • Linn
  • Massillon
  • Pioneer
  • Red Oak
  • Rochester
  • Springdale
  • Springfield
  • Sugar Creek

Neighboring Counties

Clinton • Johnson • Jones • Linn • Muscatine • Scott

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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
  • Records of the St. John's Lutheran Church, Cedar County, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).
Methodist
Methodist Church. West Branch circuit Church Records [6] Contents
Baptisms, 1860-1861, 1866-1878 -- marriages, 1866-1877 -- probationers -- alphabetical list of members. Also contains records for Zion Chapel, Brick Chapel, Zion Church, Brick Church, Morris Schoolhouse, McCormick in Cedar and Johnson Counties.

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 Cedar 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.


  • Jackson, A. W. An historical sketch of Gower Township, Cedar County, Iowa. [S.l. : s.n.], 1901.
  • The History of Cedar County : with a history of Iowa. Chicago, Illinois : Historical Pub. Co., c1901.
  • The History of Cedar County, Iowa : containing a history of the county, its cities, town, etc., a biographical directory of its citizens, war record of its volunteers in the late rebellion .... Chicago : Western Historical, 1878.
  • Aurner, Clarence Ray. A topical history of Cedar County, Iowa. Chicago, Illinois : S. J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1910.

Maps

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Migration

Early migration routes to and from Cedar County, Iowa Genealogy for European settlers included:

Military

Civil War

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

- 5th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company A
- 11th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company E
- 24th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Companies B, C and D
- 46th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864), Company I
- 11th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company E
:- 24th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company B
:- 24th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company C
:- 24th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company D
:- 46th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864), Company I
:- 5th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company A

Newspapers

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: List of online newspaper archives
  • NewspaperArchive.com ($) has historical newspapers online including Cedar Rapids newspapers that may have included Cedar County residents. This database is free at some libraries.

Obituaries

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 - Cedar - 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.

Birth
Marriage
Death

Societies and Libraries

Cedar County Genealogical Society
Box 52
Tipton, IA 52772-0052
Website

Cedar County Historical Society & Museum
1094 Hwy 38
Tipton, IA 52772
Telephone:(563) 886-2899
E-mail: cchsmus@netins.net
Website

Lowden Historical Society Museum and Library
503 Main Street
P.O. Box 15
Lowden IA 52255
Telephone:563-944-7700
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 Cedar County, Iowa Genealogy
State Historical Society of Iowa Free Select from research collection topics
The Iowa Heritage Digital Collection Free digital images from a variety of Iowa cultural institutions - results of "cedar 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 "cedar 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 Cedar 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 Cedar 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 Cedar 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 Genealogy Forum
ancestry.com Cedar County Message Board

Sources and Footnotes

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Cedar River, Iowa," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cedar_County,_Iowa.
  2. 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
  3. A Topical History of Cedar County, Iowa Google Books
  4. History of Cedar County, Iowa 1878
  5. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  6. Methodist Church. West Branch circuit FHL 986174 Item 1
  7. National Park Service, "Auto Tour Route Maps" in Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail at http://www.nps.gov/mopi/planyourvisit/maps.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).