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Guide to '''Guthrie County Iowa genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''Guthrie 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  
{{IADC}}  
 
 
 
{{Infobox U.S. County  
 
 
| county = Guthrie County  
 
| county = Guthrie County  
 
| county_map = Iowa Guthrie Map.png
 
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| founded date = March 3
 
| founded date = March 3
 
| seat = Guthrie Center
 
| seat = Guthrie Center
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| building image = IowaGuthrieCourthouse.jpg
 
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== County Courthouse ==
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=== County Information ===
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==== Guthrie 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" | '''[[Guthrie County, Iowa Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Guthrie County, Iowa Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Guthrie County, Iowa Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Guthrie County, Iowa Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Guthrie County, Iowa Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Guthrie County, Iowa Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1880
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1852
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1872
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1840
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1852
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1929?
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== History  ==
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=== County Courthouse  ===
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=== History  ===
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1851--'''Guthrie County was created 15 January 1851&nbsp;from unorganized territory.&nbsp;'''County seat:&nbsp; '''Guthrie Center <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1851--'''Guthrie County was created 15 January 1851&nbsp;from unorganized territory.&nbsp;'''County seat:&nbsp; '''Guthrie Center <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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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
'''1857 and March 3, 1882 '''-- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.  
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'''1857'''  All county records were destroyed.<br>
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'''1882'''  The courthouse was destroyed by fire on March 3, 1882; most records were saved.<br>
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'''1963'''  The courthouse was destroyed by fire, with some record loss.
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{{Fire+}}
  
For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:
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=== Places/Localities  ===
  
*[[Burned Counties Research|Burned Counties Research in FamilySearch Wiki]]
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'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''  
*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 Michael John Neill, ''Burned Counties'' in Family History Circle]
 
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Guthrie, Adair|place|disp=Adair}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Guthrie, Bagley|place|disp=Bagley}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Guthrie, Bayard|place|disp=Bayard}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Guthrie, Bear Grove Township|place|disp=Bear Grove Township}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Guthrie, Casey|place|disp=Casey}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Guthrie, Guthrie Center|place|disp=Guthrie Center}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Guthrie, Jamaica|place|disp=Jamaica}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Guthrie, Panora|place|disp=Panora}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Guthrie, Stuart|place|disp=Stuart}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Guthrie, Thompson Township|place|disp=Thompson Township}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Guthrie, Yale|place|disp=Yale}}
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
[[Adair County, Iowa|Adair]] | [[Audubon County, Iowa|Audubon]] | [[Carroll County, Iowa|Carroll]] | [[Cass County, Iowa|Cass]] | [[Dallas County, Iowa|Dallas]] | [[Greene County, Iowa|Greene]] | [[Madison County, Iowa|Madison]]  
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[[Adair County, Iowa Genealogy|Adair]]{{•}} [[Audubon County, Iowa Genealogy|Audubon]]{{•}} [[Carroll County, Iowa Genealogy|Carroll]]{{•}} [[Cass County, Iowa Genealogy|Cass]]{{•}} [[Dallas County, Iowa Genealogy|Dallas]]{{•}} [[Greene County, Iowa Genealogy|Greene]]{{•}} [[Madison County, Iowa Genealogy|Madison]]  
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<center>{{IAGuthrie County, Iowa Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
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=== Resources  ===
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==== Biography  ====
  
== Resources  ==
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=27183 A record, history, biography, memory, pioneer times and peoples, Guthrie Center, Iowa] at Ancestry.com ($)
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=14&GScnty=585&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|550501|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=585 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://iagenweb.org/guthrie/cemetery/index.htm IAGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Guthrie+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=Guthrie&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ia/guthrie/guthrie.htm IAGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/iowa/guthrie.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://iowagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?cid=39 Iowa Gravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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==== Census ====
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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}}
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{IA Land Intro}}
  
 
==== Local Histories&nbsp;  ====
 
==== Local Histories&nbsp;  ====
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~iabiog/adair/ha1915/ha1915.htm History of Adair and Guthrie County&nbsp;]  
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{{IA History}}
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~iabiog/adair/ha1915/ha1915.htm History of Adair and Guthrie County&nbsp;]  
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7670 Guthrie and Adair Counties, Iowa History] at Ancestry.com ($)
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*Guthrie County Historical Society. ''Guthrie County centennial&nbsp;: 100 years of progress, 1851-1951''. [Guthrie Center, Iowa?]&nbsp;: The Times &amp; Guthrian, 1951.
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**Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE4048205 FamilySearch] (Free)
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*Foresman, Sherry. ''Guthrie County, Iowa records''. Menlo, Iowa&nbsp;: S. Foresman, 1995.
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**Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE2062745 FamilySearch] (Free)
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*''History of Guthrie and Adair counties, Iowa&nbsp;: together with sketches of their towns, villages and townships, educational, civil, military and political history; portraits of prominent persons, and biographies of old settlers and representative citizens''. Springfield, Illinois&nbsp;: Continental Historical Co., 1884.
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**Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE101596 FamilySearch] (Free) and at [http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/009038612 Hathitrust] (Free)and at [https://archive.org/details/historyofguthrie00cont Internetarchive] (Free)
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*''Past and present of Guthrie County, Iowa&nbsp;: together with biographical sketches of many of its prominent and leading citizens and illustrious dead''. Chicago, Illinois&nbsp;: S. J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1907.
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**Online at [https://archive.org/details/pastpresentofgut00chic Internetarchive] (Free)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=27183 A record, history, biography, memory, pioneer times and peoples, Guthrie Center, Iowa] at Ancestry.com ($)
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
 
==== 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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:- [[4th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|4th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company C
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:- [[29th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|29th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Companies I and K
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:- [[29th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|29th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company I<br>:- [[29th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|29th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company K<br>:- [[4th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|4th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company C
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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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.  
 
NewspaperArchive.com ($) has a large collection of digitized [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?co=7&s=39 Iowa newspapers] online. This database is sometimes free at libraries.  
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*'''''Bayard News.''''' 1884-1977 Bayard, Iowa, United States Of America. Online at: [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=51091 Ancestry.com] ($)
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*'''''The Guthrian.''''' 1951-72. Guthrie County, IA, USA. Online at: [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6752 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|Guthrie}}
  
 
==== 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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'''Guthrie County Genealogical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 96<br>Jamaica 50128-0096<br>Telephone:641-429-3362<br>[http://www.panora.org/museum/index_files/genealogical_society.htm Website]
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'''Guthrie County Historical Society'''<br>901 Grand<br>Guthrie, IA 50115<br>Telephone:515- 747-3403
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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="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" border="1"
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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=Guthrie+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 "guthrie county" placed in search box
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| width="30%" | [http://www.iowaheritage.org/items/browse?search=guthrie+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 "guthrie county" in the search box
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| width="30%" | [http://publications.iowa.gov/cgi/search/simple?q=guthrie+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 "guthrie county" in the search box
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| width="30%" | [http://iagenweb.org/guthrie/ IAGenWeb]
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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/guthrie/guthrie.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/guthrie/ 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/Guthrie/ 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/Guthrie/ Linkpendium]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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| width="30%" | [http://www.cyndislist.com/us/ia/counties/guthrie/ CyndisList]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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| width="30%" | [http://ldsgenealogy.com/IA/Guthrie-County.htm Guthrie 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/guthrie-county/ StateofUS.com]  
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | family history resources and government records
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== Web Sites  ==
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#FFFF66" colspan="2" | <center>'''Major catalogs for ''hard copy'' collections of {{PAGENAME}}''' <br>Books, microfilm, or manuscripts of genealogical records</center>
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| width="30%" | {{FHL|United States, Iowa, Guthrie|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=guthrie+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=guthrie+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+Guthrie|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IA/Guthrie/ Guthrie County, Iowa Genealogy and Family History<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1284701957265_962" />] (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/guthrie/ genealogy.com]
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| width="70%" | Guthrie County, IA Genealogy Forum
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| width="30%" | [http://boards.ancestry.com/localities.northam.usa.states.iowa.counties.guthrie/mb.ashx ancestry.com]  
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| width="70%" | Guthrie County Message Board
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== References  ==
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=== References  ===
  
 
<references /> {{Iowa|Iowa}}  
 
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[[Category:Guthrie_County,_Iowa]]
 
[[Category:Guthrie_County,_Iowa]]

Latest revision as of 19:59, 23 August 2017

United States
Iowa
Guthrie County

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

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Guthrie County, Iowa
Map
Map of Iowa highlighting Guthrie County
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the U.S. highlighting Iowa
Location of Iowa in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 3, 1851
County Seat Guthrie Center
Courthouse
IowaGuthrieCourthouse.jpg


County Information

Guthrie County, Iowa Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1880 1852 1872 1840 1852 1929?

County Courthouse

History

Parent County

1851--Guthrie County was created 15 January 1851 from unorganized territory. County seat:  Guthrie Center [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1857 All county records were destroyed.
1882 The courthouse was destroyed by fire on March 3, 1882; most records were saved.
1963 The courthouse was destroyed by fire, with some record loss.

For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:

Places/Localities

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

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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

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.


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 Guthrie 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 Guthrie 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 Guthrie County, Iowa Genealogy:

- 4th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company C
- 29th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Companies I and K
- 29th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company I
:- 29th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company K
:- 4th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company C

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.

  • Bayard News. 1884-1977 Bayard, Iowa, United States Of America. Online at: Ancestry.com ($)
  • The Guthrian. 1951-72. Guthrie County, IA, USA. Online at: Ancestry.com ($)

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 - Guthrie - 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

Guthrie County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 96
Jamaica 50128-0096
Telephone:641-429-3362
Website

Guthrie County Historical Society
901 Grand
Guthrie, IA 50115
Telephone:515- 747-3403

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 Guthrie County, Iowa Genealogy
State Historical Society of Iowa Free list and links to data and "hard copy" material - results of "guthrie county" placed in search box
The Iowa Heritage Digital Collection Free digital images from a variety of Iowa cultural institutions - results of "guthrie 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 "guthrie county" in the search box
IAGenWeb 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 Guthrie 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 ($)
CyndisList Free Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
Guthrie 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 Guthrie 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 Guthrie 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 Guthrie County, IA Genealogy Forum
ancestry.com Guthrie 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).