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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Iowa]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Davis County'''
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Guide to '''Davis County Iowa genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Davis County
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| county_map = Iowa Davis Map.png
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| state = Iowa
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| founded year = 1843
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| founded date = February 17
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| seat = Bloomfield
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
Davis County Courthouse<br>100 Courthouse Square<br>Bloomfield, IA 52537<br>
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Davis County Courthouse<br>100 Courthouse Square<br>Bloomfield, IA 52537<br>  
  
 
641-664-2321  
 
641-664-2321  
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1843-- '''Davis County was created from [[Van Buren County, Iowa|Van Buren]] County 17 February 1843. '''County seat:'''&nbsp;&nbsp;Bloomfield <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''1843-- '''Davis County was created17 February 1843&nbsp;from unorganized territory.&nbsp; It was attached to [[Van Buren County, Iowa|Van Buren]] County prior to organization 1 March 1844. '''County seat:'''&nbsp;&nbsp;Bloomfield <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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See an interactive map of Iowa [http://www.n2genealogy.com/iowa/ia-maps.html boundary changes].
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
== Places/Localities ==
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== Places/Localities ==
====Populated Places====
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==== Populated Places ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
 
[[Appanoose County, Iowa|Appanoose]] | [[Jefferson County, Iowa|Jefferson]] | [[Monroe County, Iowa|Monroe]] | [[Van Buren County, Iowa|Van Buren]] | [[Wapello County, Iowa|Wapello]] | [[Schuyler County, Missouri|Schuyler County, Missouri]] | [[Scotland County, Missouri|Scotland County, Missouri]]  
 
[[Appanoose County, Iowa|Appanoose]] | [[Jefferson County, Iowa|Jefferson]] | [[Monroe County, Iowa|Monroe]] | [[Van Buren County, Iowa|Van Buren]] | [[Wapello County, Iowa|Wapello]] | [[Schuyler County, Missouri|Schuyler County, Missouri]] | [[Scotland County, Missouri|Scotland County, Missouri]]  
  
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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[http://iagenweb.org/davis/DAVISCEM.HTM Davis County Cemeteries]--A list of more than 100&nbsp;cemeteries was compiled by the Works Progress Administration in the 1930s and updated in 1993 by the Davis County Genealogical Society. A link to tombstone photographs is available online.  
 
[http://iagenweb.org/davis/DAVISCEM.HTM Davis County Cemeteries]--A list of more than 100&nbsp;cemeteries was compiled by the Works Progress Administration in the 1930s and updated in 1993 by the Davis County Genealogical Society. A link to tombstone photographs is available online.  
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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.
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
The County Recorder's Office is the custodian of the land records of Davis County. In addition to the deed books, this office has several historical records pertaining to land ownership in Davis County. Homestead entries, original land entries, plat books, etc. are among the many volumes included in their collection. The [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=192435&disp=Deed+records%2C+1846%2D1915%3B+index%2C+%20%20&columns=*,0,0 deed books and index, 1846-1911], and many other land records of the county have been microfilmed and are also available at the [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=topicdetails&subject=471512&subject_disp=Iowa%2C+Davis+%2D+Land+and+property&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library] in Salt Lake City.
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The County Recorder's Office is the custodian of the land records of Davis County. In addition to the deed books, this office has several historical records pertaining to land ownership in Davis County. Homestead entries, original land entries, plat books, etc. are among the many volumes included in their collection. The {{FHL|192435|title-id|disp=deed books and index, 1846-1911}}, and many other land records of the county have been microfilmed and are also available at the {{FHL|471512|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}} in Salt Lake City.  
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
A major county history of Davis County was published in 1882, which included brief biographical sketches of many of its residents. Many of those [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~iabiog/davis/d1882/d1882.htm sketches] are available online as a part of the [http://iagenweb.org/davis/davis.htm Davis County page of Iowa GenWeb].
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A major county history of Davis County was published in 1882, which included brief biographical sketches of many of its residents. Many of those [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~iabiog/davis/d1882/d1882.htm sketches] are available online as a part of the [http://iagenweb.org/davis/davis.htm Davis County page of Iowa GenWeb].  
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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==== Migration  ====
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Early migration routes to and from {{PAGENAME}} for European settlers included:
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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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==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
Several [http://iagenweb.org/davis/newspape.htm newspapers] have been published in Davis County. A list of titles and dates of publication is available online.
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{{wikipedia|List of online newspaper archives|List of online newspaper archives}}
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Several [http://iagenweb.org/davis/newspape.htm newspapers] have been published in Davis County. A list of titles and dates of publication is available online.
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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.  
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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===== Birth Records  =====
 
===== Birth Records  =====
  
Birth records kept by the District Court, 1880-1941, and delayed birth certificates, 1885-1944, have been microfilmed and are available at the [http://www.iowahistory.org/archives/research_collections/local_government_records/vital_records.html State Historical Society] in Des Moines and at the [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=564391&disp=Birth+records++ Family History Library] in Salt Lake City.  
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Birth records kept by the District Court, 1880-1941, and delayed birth certificates, 1885-1944, have been microfilmed and are available at the [http://www.iowahistory.org/archives/research_collections/local_government_records/vital_records.html State Historical Society] in Des Moines and at the {{FHL|564391|title-id|disp=Family History Library}} in Salt Lake City.  
  
 
===== Marriage Records  =====
 
===== Marriage Records  =====
  
Davis County marriage records, 1844-1951, have been microfilmed and are available at the [http://www.iowahistory.org/archives/research_collections/local_government_records/vital_records.html State Historical Society] in Des Moines and at the [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=192721&disp=Marriages%2C+1844%2D1953%3B+index%2C+184%20%20&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library] in Salt Lake City.  
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Davis County marriage records, 1844-1951, have been microfilmed and are available at the [http://www.iowahistory.org/archives/research_collections/local_government_records/vital_records.html State Historical Society] in Des Moines and at the {{FHL|192721|title-id|disp=Family History Library}} in Salt Lake City.  
  
 
===== Death Records  =====
 
===== Death Records  =====
  
The record of deaths kept by the District Court, 1880-1939, have been microfilmed and are available at the [http://www.iowahistory.org/archives/research_collections/local_government_records/vital_records.html State Historical Society] in Des Moines and at the [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=192634&disp=Death+records%2C+1880%2D1939%20%20&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library] in Salt Lake City.  
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The record of deaths kept by the District Court, 1880-1939, have been microfilmed and are available at the [http://www.iowahistory.org/archives/research_collections/local_government_records/vital_records.html State Historical Society] in Des Moines and at the {{FHL|192634|title-id|disp=Family History Library}} in Salt Lake City.  
  
 
Abstracts of the death records of Davis County, 1880-1900, are on-line, in four segments.  
 
Abstracts of the death records of Davis County, 1880-1900, are on-line, in four segments.  
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[http://iagenweb.org/davis/gene_societ.htm Davis County Genealogical Society]<br>P.O. Box 94<br>Bloomfield, IA 52537  
 
[http://iagenweb.org/davis/gene_societ.htm Davis County Genealogical Society]<br>P.O. Box 94<br>Bloomfield, IA 52537  
  
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
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*[[IAGenWeb|IAGenWeb Project<span id="1218827201513E" style="display: none">&nbsp;</span>]]  
 
*[[IAGenWeb|IAGenWeb Project<span id="1218827201513E" style="display: none">&nbsp;</span>]]  
 
*[[USGenWeb|USGenWeb Project]]  
 
*[[USGenWeb|USGenWeb Project]]  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=202018&subject_disp=Iowa%2C+Davis&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*{{FHL|Iowa%2C+Davis|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IA/Davis/ Davis County, Iowa Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
 
== References  ==
 
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[[Category:Davis_County,_Iowa]]
 
[[Category:Davis_County,_Iowa]]

Revision as of 01:34, 18 April 2013

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Guide to Davis County Iowa genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Davis County, Iowa
Map
Map of Iowa highlighting Davis County
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the U.S. highlighting Iowa
Location of Iowa in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 17, 1843
County Seat Bloomfield
Courthouse


County Courthouse

Davis County Courthouse
100 Courthouse Square
Bloomfield, IA 52537

641-664-2321

Davis County

History

Parent County

1843-- Davis County was created17 February 1843 from unorganized territory.  It was attached to Van Buren County prior to organization 1 March 1844. County seat:  Bloomfield [1]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Iowa boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Appanoose | Jefferson | Monroe | Van Buren | Wapello | Schuyler County, Missouri | Scotland County, Missouri


Resources

Cemeteries

Davis County Cemeteries--A list of more than 100 cemeteries was compiled by the Works Progress Administration in the 1930s and updated in 1993 by the Davis County Genealogical Society. A link to tombstone photographs is available online.

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

Amish

Court

Naturalizations, Books 1 and 2, for Davis County are online. These records cover about 1879 to 1901.

Land

The County Recorder's Office is the custodian of the land records of Davis County. In addition to the deed books, this office has several historical records pertaining to land ownership in Davis County. Homestead entries, original land entries, plat books, etc. are among the many volumes included in their collection. The deed books and index, 1846-1911, and many other land records of the county have been microfilmed and are also available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.

Local Histories

A major county history of Davis County was published in 1882, which included brief biographical sketches of many of its residents. Many of those sketches are available online as a part of the Davis County page of Iowa GenWeb.

Maps

Migration

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

Military

Newspapers

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

Several newspapers have been published in Davis County. A list of titles and dates of publication is available online.

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

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth Records

Birth records kept by the District Court, 1880-1941, and delayed birth certificates, 1885-1944, have been microfilmed and are available at the State Historical Society in Des Moines and at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.

Marriage Records

Davis County marriage records, 1844-1951, have been microfilmed and are available at the State Historical Society in Des Moines and at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.

Death Records

The record of deaths kept by the District Court, 1880-1939, have been microfilmed and are available at the State Historical Society in Des Moines and at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.

Abstracts of the death records of Davis County, 1880-1900, are on-line, in four segments.

Societies and Libraries

Davis County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 94
Bloomfield, IA 52537

Family History Centers


Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. 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).