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Guide to '''Franklin 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 = Franklin County
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| state = Iowa
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| founded year = 1851
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| founded date = January 15
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| seat = Hampton
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=== County Information  ===
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==== Franklin 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" | '''[[Franklin County, Iowa Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Franklin County, Iowa Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Franklin County, Iowa Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Franklin County, Iowa Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Franklin County, Iowa Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Franklin 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" | 1840
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1855
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1855
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
[[Image:Franklin_County_Iowa_Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px]]
 
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1851--'''Franklin County was created 15 January 1851 from unorganized territory.&nbsp;It was attached to Chickasaw, Fayette, and Hardin&nbsp;Counties prior to organization 3 March 1856. '''County seat:'''&nbsp; Hampton <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1851--'''Franklin County was created 15 January 1851 from unorganized territory.&nbsp;It was attached to Chickasaw, Fayette, and Hardin&nbsp;Counties prior to organization 3 March 1856. '''County seat:'''&nbsp; Hampton <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  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Franklin, Hampton|place|disp=Hampton}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Franklin, Parrish|place|disp=Parrish}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Franklin, Sheffield|place|disp=Sheffield}}
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Cities and towns  ====
 
==== Cities and towns  ====
  
[[Ackley|Ackley]]  
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*[[Ackley|Ackley]]
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*[[Alexander Iowa|Alexander]]
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*[[Coulter|Coulter]]
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*[[Dows|Dows]]
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*[[Genevea franklin|Geneva]]
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*[[Hampton|Hampton]]
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*[[Hansell|Hansell]]
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*[[Latimer Franklin|Latimer]]
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*[[Popejoy Iowa|Popejoy]]
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*[[Sheffield|Sheffield]]
  
[[Alexander Iowa|Alexander]]
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<br>Unincorporated communities
  
[[Coulter|Coulter]]
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<br>Bradford<br>Chapin
  
[[Dows|Dows]]
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<br>
  
[[Genevea franklin|Geneva]]
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
[[Hampton|Hampton]]  
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[[Butler County, Iowa Genealogy|Butler]]{{•}} [[Cerro Gordo County, Iowa Genealogy|Cerro Gordo]]{{•}} [[Floyd County, Iowa Genealogy|Floyd]]{{•}} [[Grundy County, Iowa Genealogy|Grundy]]{{•}} [[Hamilton County, Iowa Genealogy|Hamilton]]{{•}} [[Hancock County, Iowa Genealogy|Hancock]]{{•}} [[Hardin County, Iowa Genealogy|Hardin]]{{•}} [[Wright County, Iowa Genealogy|Wright]]
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<center>{{IAFranklin County, Iowa Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
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== Resources  ==
  
[[Hansell|Hansell]]
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==== Cemeteries&nbsp;  ====
  
[[Latimer Franklin|Latimer]]  
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=14&GScnty=581&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|386088|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=581 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://iagenweb.org/franklin/Cemetery/Cemetery_index.htm IAGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Franklin+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=Franklin&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ia/franklin/cemetery.html IAGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/iowa/franklin.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://iowagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?cid=35 Iowa Gravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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==== Census ====
  
[[Popejoy Iowa|Popejoy]]  
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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
  
[[Sheffield|Sheffield]]
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==== Church  ====
  
<br>Unincorporated communities
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{{IA Church Intro}}
  
<br>Bradford<br>Chapin
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===== Lutheran  =====
  
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*Records of the Zion Lutheran Church, Sheffield, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
  
==== Neighboring Counties ====
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==== Court ====
  
[[Butler County, Iowa|Butler]] | [[Cerro Gordo County, Iowa|Cerro Gordo]] | [[Floyd County, Iowa|Floyd]] | [[Grundy County, Iowa|Grundy]] | [[Hamilton County, Iowa|Hamilton]] | [[Hancock County, Iowa|Hancock]] | [[Hardin County, Iowa|Hardin]] | [[Wright County, Iowa|Wright]]
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==== Land  ====
  
== Resources  ==
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{{IA Land Intro}}
  
==== Cemeteries&nbsp;  ====
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==== Local Histories&nbsp;  ====
  
===== &nbsp;Church  =====
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{{IA History}}
  
==== Court  ====
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[http://iagenweb.org/franklin/1883Biographies.htm &nbsp;1883 Biographies]
 
 
==== Land  ====
 
  
==== Local Histories&nbsp; ====
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*Union Publishing Company. ''History of Franklin and Cerro Gordo counties, Iowa... and biographies of representative citizens.&nbsp;: History of Iowa, embracing accounts of the pre-historic races..''. Springfield, Ill.&nbsp;: Union Publishing Co., 1883.
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**Online at [https://archive.org/details/historyoffrankli00unio FamilySearch] (Free)
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*Stuart, I. L. ''History of Franklin County, Iowa&nbsp;: a record of settlement, organization, progress and achievement''. Chicago, Illinois&nbsp;: S. J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1914.
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**Online at [https://archive.org/details/historyoffrankli01stua Internetarchive] (Free)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=23755 History of Franklin County, Iowa&nbsp;: a record of settlement, organization, progress and achievement] at Ancestry.com ($)
  
[http://iagenweb.org/franklin/1883Biographies.htm &nbsp;1883 Biographies]  
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=19991 Franklin County history, Iowa] at Ancestry.com ($)
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/iowa/ Old Antique Atlases &amp; Maps of Iowa]
 
*'''Iowa USGS Topographic'''<br>Choose Airport, Bridge, Building, Cemetery, Church, Civil, Hospital, Lake, Locale, Park, Populated Place, Post Office, School, Stream, Summit, Trail<br>[http://www.topozone.com/states/Iowa.asp?county=Franklin http://www.topozone.com/states/Iowa.asp?county=Franklin]<br>
 
*'''Iowa USGS Topographic'''<br>Choose Airport, Bridge, Building, Cemetery, Church, Civil, Hospital, Lake, Locale, Park, Populated Place, Post Office, School, Stream, Summit, Trail<br>[http://www.topozone.com/states/Iowa.asp?county=Franklin http://www.topozone.com/states/Iowa.asp?county=Franklin]<br>
  
 
==== 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 F
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:- [[2nd Regiment, Iowa Cavalry|2nd Regiment, Iowa Cavalry]], Company F
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
{{wikipedia|List of online newspaper archives|List of online newspaper archives}}
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{{wikipedia|List of online newspaper archives|List of online newspaper archives}}  
  
NewspaperArchive.com ($) has a large collection of digitized [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?co=7&s=39 Iowa newspapers] online. This database is sometimes free at libraries.
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NewspaperArchive.com ($) has a large collection of digitized [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?co=7&s=39 Iowa newspapers] online. This database is sometimes free at libraries.  
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*'''''Hampton Chronicle.''''' 1951-2963, 1966 Hampton, IA, USA. Online at: [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6860 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|Franklin}}
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{IA Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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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
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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'''Franklin County Genealogical Society'''<br>4 Federal Street<br>Hampton IA 50441-1934<br>
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'''Franklin County Historical Museum'''<br>1008 Central Ave W<br>Hampton, IA 50441<br>Telephone:641-456-5777<br>E-mail: [mailto:info@historyinfranklincounty.org info@historyinfranklincounty.org]<br>[http://historyinfranklincounty.org/ Website]
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'''Dows Historical Society'''<br>1896 Railroad Street<br>Dows IA 50071-0287<br>
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==== Family History Centers ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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==== Websites  ====
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{{WA Websites Intro}}
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ADFF85" colspan="3" | <center>'''Sites with online indexes or images of records pertaining to {{PAGENAME}}''' </center>
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| width="30%" | [http://www.iowahistory.org/search.html?q=Franklin+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 "franklin county" placed in search box
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| width="30%" | [http://www.iowaheritage.org/items/browse?search=franklin+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 "franklin county" in the search box
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| width="30%" | [http://publications.iowa.gov/cgi/search/simple?q=franklin+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 "franklin county" in the search box
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| width="30%" | [http://iagenweb.org/franklin/ 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/franklin/franklin.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%" | [http://genealogytrails.com/iowa/franklin/ genealogytrails.com]
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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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|-
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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="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" border="1"
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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/Franklin/ 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/Franklin/ Linkpendium]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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| width="30%" | [http://www.cyndislist.com/us/ia/counties/franklin/ CyndisList]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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| width="30%" | [http://ldsgenealogy.com/IA/Franklin-County.htm Franklin County IA at LDS Genealogy]  
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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/franklin-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, Franklin|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=franklin+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=franklin+county%2C+iowa&image.x=0&image.y=0 Allen County Public Library]
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| located in Indiana They are heavily involved in digitizing.
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| width="100%" colspan="2" | <center>'''See also''' [[{{PAGENAME}}#Societies_and_Libraries|local libraries]] and [[Iowa Archives and Libraries]]</center>
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*{{FHL|Iowa%2C+Franklin|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" border="1"
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IA/Franklin/ Franklin 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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|-
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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/franklin/ genealogy.com]
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| width="70%" | Franklin County, IA Genealogy Forum
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| width="30%" | [http://boards.ancestry.com/localities.northam.usa.states.iowa.counties.franklin/mb.ashx ancestry.com]  
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| width="70%" | Franklin County Message Board
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== References  ==
 
== References  ==

Latest revision as of 20:00, 23 August 2017

United States
Iowa
Franklin County

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

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Franklin County, Iowa
Map
Map of Iowa highlighting Franklin County
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the U.S. highlighting Iowa
Location of Iowa in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 15, 1851
County Seat Hampton
Courthouse
Franklin County Iowa Courthouse.jpg


County Information

Franklin County, Iowa Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1880 1855 1880 1840 1855 1855

County Courthouse

History

Parent County

1851--Franklin County was created 15 January 1851 from unorganized territory. It was attached to Chickasaw, Fayette, and Hardin Counties prior to organization 3 March 1856. County seat:  Hampton [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

Cities and towns


Unincorporated communities


Bradford
Chapin


Neighboring Counties

Butler • Cerro Gordo • Floyd • Grundy • Hamilton • Hancock • Hardin • Wright

Franklin CountyButler CountyGrundy CountyHardin CountyHamilton CountyWright CountyHancock CountyCerro Gordo CountyFloyd CountyChickasaw CountyBremer CountyBlack Hawk CountyTama CountyMarshall CountyStory CountyBoone CountyWebster CountyHumboldt CountyKossuth CountyWinnebago CountyWorth CountyMitchell CountyHoward CountyIAFranklin.JPG

Resources

Cemeteries 

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
IAGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
IAGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
Iowa Gravestones
Billion Graves
See Iowa Cemeteries for more information.

Census

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 Zion Lutheran Church, Sheffield, 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 Franklin 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.


 1883 Biographies

Maps

Military

Civil War

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

- 2nd Regiment, Iowa Cavalry, Company F
- 2nd Regiment, Iowa Cavalry, Company F

Newspapers

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

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

  • Hampton Chronicle. 1951-2963, 1966 Hampton, 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 - Franklin - 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

Franklin County Genealogical Society
4 Federal Street
Hampton IA 50441-1934

Franklin County Historical Museum
1008 Central Ave W
Hampton, IA 50441
Telephone:641-456-5777
E-mail: info@historyinfranklincounty.org
Website

Dows Historical Society
1896 Railroad Street
Dows IA 50071-0287

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 Franklin County, Iowa Genealogy
State Historical Society of Iowa Free list and links to data and "hard copy" material - results of "franklin county" placed in search box
The Iowa Heritage Digital Collection Free digital images from a variety of Iowa cultural institutions - results of "franklin 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 "franklin 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
genealogytrails.com Free Data may be submitted by individuals or 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 Franklin 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 ($)
CyndisList Free Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
Franklin County IA at LDS Genealogy 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 Franklin 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 Franklin 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 Franklin County, IA Genealogy Forum
ancestry.com Franklin 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).