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''[[United States|United States ]] > [[Iowa|Iowa]] > Delaware County'' {{Iowa-stub}}  
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Guide to '''Delaware 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 = Delaware 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 = Manchester
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=== County Information  ===
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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==== Delaware 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" | '''[[Delaware County, Iowa Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Delaware County, Iowa Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Delaware County, Iowa Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Delaware County, Iowa Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Delaware County, Iowa Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Delaware County, Iowa Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 11880
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1851
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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" | 1847
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1853
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=== County Courthouse  ===
  
 
Delaware County Courthouse<br>301 E. Main<br>P. O. Box 527<br>Manchester, IA 52057-0527<br>  
 
Delaware County Courthouse<br>301 E. Main<br>P. O. Box 527<br>Manchester, IA 52057-0527<br>  
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<br>(319) 927-4942  
 
<br>(319) 927-4942  
  
== History  ==
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=== History  ===
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1837--'''Delaware County was created 21 December 1837&nbsp;from [[Dubuque County, Iowa|Dubuque]] County.&nbsp; It was organized 19 November 1841. '''County seat:&nbsp;''' Manchester <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1837--'''Delaware County was created 21 December 1837&nbsp;from [[Dubuque County, Iowa Genealogy|Dubuque]] County.&nbsp; It was organized 19 November 1841. '''County seat:&nbsp;''' Manchester <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.
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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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, Delaware, Colesburg|place|disp=Colesburg}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Delaware, Delaware Township|place|disp=Delaware Township}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Delaware, Delhi|place|disp=Delhi}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Delaware, Edgewood|place|disp=Edgewood}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Delaware, Elk Township|place|disp=Elk Township}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Delaware, Honey Creek Township|place|disp=Honey Creek Township}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Delaware, Manchester|place|disp=Manchester}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Delaware, Oneida Township|place|disp=Oneida Township}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Delaware, Southfork Township|place|disp=Southfork Township}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Delaware, Union Township|place|disp=Union Township}}
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
[[Buchanan County, Iowa|Buchanan]] | [[Clayton County, Iowa|Clayton]] | [[Dubuque County, Iowa|Dubuque]] | [[Fayette County, Iowa|Fayette]] | [[Jones County, Iowa|Jones]] | [[Linn County, Iowa|Linn]]  
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[[Buchanan County, Iowa Genealogy|Buchanan]]{{•}} [[Clayton County, Iowa Genealogy|Clayton]]{{•}} [[Dubuque County, Iowa Genealogy|Dubuque]]{{•}} [[Fayette County, Iowa Genealogy|Fayette]]{{•}} [[Jones County, Iowa Genealogy|Jones]]{{•}} [[Linn County, Iowa Genealogy|Linn]]  
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<center>{{IADelaware County, Iowa Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
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=== Resources  ===
  
== Resources ==
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==== Biography ====
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=25508 The History of Delaware County, Iowa&nbsp;: containing a history of the county, its cities, towns, &amp;c., a biographical directory of] at Ancestry.com ($)
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
=== Census ===
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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=574&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|586291|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=574 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://iagenweb.org/delaware/cemeteries/index.htm IAGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Delaware+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=Delaware&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ia/delaware/cemetery.html IAGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/iowa/delaware.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://iowagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?cid=28 Iowa Gravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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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.
  
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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'''First Lutheran Church, Manchester'''
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*Records of the First Lutheran Church, Manchester, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
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'''Delaware County'''
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*Records of the American Lutheran Church, Delaware County, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{IA Land Intro}}
  
 
==== Local&nbsp;Histories&nbsp;  ====
 
==== Local&nbsp;Histories&nbsp;  ====
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{{IA History}}
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*''The History of Delaware County, Iowa&nbsp;: containing a history of the county, its cities, towns, &amp;c., a biographical directory of its citizens, war record of its volunteers, history of the northwest, history of Iowa, map of Delaware County, Constitution of the United States''. Chicago, Illinois&nbsp;: Western Historical, 1878.
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**Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE519728 FamilySearch] (Free);and at [https://archive.org/details/cu31924028913931 Internetarchive] (Free)
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*Merry, John F. ''History of Delaware County, Iowa, and its people''. Chicago, Illinois&nbsp;: S. J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1914.
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**Vol 1 Online at [https://archive.org/details/historyofdelawar01merr Internetarchive] (Free); and at [http://books.google.com/books/about/History_of_Delaware_County_Iowa_and_Its.html?id=boQUAAAAYAAJ Googlebooks] (Free);and at [http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/008652894 Hathitrust] (Free)
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**Vol 2 Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE2524197 FamilySearch] (Free); and at [http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/008652894 Hathitrust] (Free)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=25508 The History of Delaware County, Iowa&nbsp;: containing a history of the county, its cities, towns, &amp;c., a biographical directory of] at Ancestry.com ($)
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/iowa/ Old Antique Atlases &amp; Maps of Iowa]
  
 
==== 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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:- [[2nd Regiment, Iowa Cavalry|2nd Regiment, Iowa Cavalry]], Company I
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:- [[4th Regiment, Iowa Cavalry|4th Regiment, Iowa Cavalry]], Company B
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:- [[6th Regiment, Iowa Cavalry|6th Regiment, Iowa Cavalry]], Company G
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:- [[12th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|12th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Companies F and K
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:- [[20th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|20th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Companies H and K
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:- [[27th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|27th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company F
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:- [[44th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864)|44th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864)]], Company C
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:- [[46th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864)|46th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864)]], Company F
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:- [[12th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|12th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company F<br>:- [[12th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|12th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company K<br>:- [[1st Regiment, Iowa Cavalry|1st Regiment, Iowa Cavalry]], Company G<br>:- [[20th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|20th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company H<br>:- [[20th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|20th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company K<br>:- [[27th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|27th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company F<br>:- [[44th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864)|44th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864)]], Company C<br>:- [[46th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864)|46th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864)]], Company F<br>:- [[4th Regiment, Iowa Cavalry|4th Regiment, Iowa Cavalry]], Company B<br>:- [[6th Regiment, Iowa Cavalry|6th Regiment, Iowa Cavalry]], Company G
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
*NewspaperArchive.com ($) has historical newspapers online including [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=39&ci=4783 Cedar Rapids newspapers] that may have included Delaware County residents. This database is free at some libraries.
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{{IA Newspaper abstracts|Delaware}} *NewspaperArchive.com ($) has historical newspapers online including [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=39&ci=4783 Cedar Rapids newspapers] that may have included Delaware County residents. This database is free at some libraries.  
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*'''''Dyersville Commerrial.''''' 1953, 1959 Dyersville, IA, USA. Online at: [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8317 Ancestry.com] ($)
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*'''''Manchester Democrat Radio.''''' 1952 Manchester, IA, USA. Online at: [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8402 Ancestry.com] ($)
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*'''''Hopkinton Leader'''''. 1937 Hopkinton, IA, USA. Online at: [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8348 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|Delaware}}
  
 
==== 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  ===
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'''Delaware County Genealogical Society'''<br>Manchester Public Library<br>304 N Franklin<br>Manchester IA 52057-1520<br>Look up Requests E-mail: [mailto:estellam@windstream.net estellam@windstream.net]<br>[http://iagenweb.org/delaware/resources/dgs/DCGS.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}}
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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| width="30%" | [http://www.iowahistory.org/search.html?q=Delaware+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 "delaware county" placed in search box
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| width="30%" | [http://www.iowaheritage.org/items/browse?search=delaware+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 "delaware county" in the search box
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| width="30%" | [http://publications.iowa.gov/cgi/search/simple?q=delaware+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 "delaware county" in the search box
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| width="30%" | [http://iagenweb.org/delaware/ 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/delaware/delaware.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/Delaware/ 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/Delaware/ Linkpendium]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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| width="30%" | [http://www.cyndislist.com/us/ia/counties/delaware/ CyndisList]  
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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| width="30%" | [http://www.genealogyinc.com/iowa/delaware-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%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" border="1"
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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, Delaware|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=delaware+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=delaware+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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*[http://iagenweb.org/delaware/ Delaware County,&nbsp;IAGenWeb]  
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*{{FHL|Iowa%2C+Delaware|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IA/Delaware/ Delaware 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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| width="30%" | [http://geneabloggers.com/genealogy-blogs/ GeneaBloggers]  
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| width="70%" | enter "Iowa" in search box to see list and links to Iowa blogs
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| width="30%" | [https://plus.google.com/s/iowa%20genealogy Google+]
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| width="70%" | list of groups from "iowa genealogy" search
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| width="30" | [https://www.facebook.com/search/more/?q=iowa%20genealogy&sid=0.10269487418482515 Facebook]
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| width="70%" | list of groups from "Iowa Genealogy" search
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| width="30%" | [http://genforum.genealogy.com/ia/delaware/ genealogy.com]
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| width="70%" | Delaware County, IA Genealogy Forum
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| width="30%" | [http://boards.ancestry.com/localities.northam.usa.states.iowa.counties.delaware/mb.ashx ancestry.com]  
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| width="70%" | Delaware County Message Board
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== References  ==
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=== References  ===
  
 
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[[Category:Delaware_County,_Iowa]]
 
[[Category:Delaware_County,_Iowa]]

Latest revision as of 20:00, 23 August 2017

United States
Iowa
Delaware County

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

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Delaware County, Iowa
Map
Map of Iowa highlighting Delaware 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 Manchester
Courthouse
IowaDelawareCourthouse.jpg


County Information

Delaware County, Iowa Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
11880 1851 1880 1840 1847 1853

County Courthouse

Delaware County Courthouse
301 E. Main
P. O. Box 527
Manchester, IA 52057-0527


(319) 927-4942

History

Parent County

1837--Delaware County was created 21 December 1837 from Dubuque County.  It was organized 19 November 1841. County seat:  Manchester [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

Neighboring Counties

Buchanan • Clayton • Dubuque • Fayette • Jones • Linn

Delaware CountyDubuque CountyJackson CountyClinton CountyJones CountyLinn CountyBenton CountyBuchanan CountyFayette CountyClayton CountyCedar CountyBlack Hawk CountyBremer CountyChickasaw CountyWinneshiek CountyAllamakee CountyGrant CountyCrawford CountyJo Daviess CountyIADelaware (1).JPG

Resources

Biography

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

First Lutheran Church, Manchester

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

Delaware County

  • Records of the American Lutheran Church, Delaware County, 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 Delaware 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.


Maps

Military

Civil War

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

- 2nd Regiment, Iowa Cavalry, Company I
- 4th Regiment, Iowa Cavalry, Company B
- 6th Regiment, Iowa Cavalry, Company G
- 12th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Companies F and K
- 20th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Companies H and K
- 27th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company F
- 44th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864), Company C
- 46th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864), Company F
- 12th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company F
:- 12th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company K
:- 1st Regiment, Iowa Cavalry, Company G
:- 20th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company H
:- 20th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company K
:- 27th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company F
:- 44th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864), Company C
:- 46th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864), Company F
:- 4th Regiment, Iowa Cavalry, Company B
:- 6th Regiment, Iowa Cavalry, Company G

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Delaware County, Iowa Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

*NewspaperArchive.com ($) has historical newspapers online including Cedar Rapids newspapers that may have included Delaware County residents. This database is free at some libraries. 
  • Dyersville Commerrial. 1953, 1959 Dyersville, IA, USA. Online at: Ancestry.com ($)
  • Manchester Democrat Radio. 1952 Manchester, IA, USA. Online at: Ancestry.com ($)
  • Hopkinton Leader. 1937 Hopkinton, IA, USA. Online at: Ancestry.com ($)

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 - Delaware - 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

Delaware County Genealogical Society
Manchester Public Library
304 N Franklin
Manchester IA 52057-1520
Look up Requests E-mail: estellam@windstream.net
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 Delaware County, Iowa Genealogy
State Historical Society of Iowa Free list and links to data and "hard copy" material - results of "delaware county" placed in search box
The Iowa Heritage Digital Collection Free digital images from a variety of Iowa cultural institutions - results of "delaware 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 "delaware 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 Delaware 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 Delaware 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 Delaware 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 Delaware County, IA Genealogy Forum
ancestry.com Delaware County Message Board

References

  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).