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

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Jackson County, Iowa
Map
Map of Iowa highlighting Jackson 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 Maquoketa
Courthouse


County Courthouse

History

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The county is named after President Andrew Jackson (1767-1845).[1]

Parent County

1837--Jackson County was created 21 December 1837 from Dubuque County. County seat:  Maquoketa [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Clinton | Dubuque | Jones | Carroll County, Illinois | Jo Daviess County, Illinois

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Lutheran
  • Records of the American Lutheran Church, La Motte, 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 

Maps

Military

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.

Probate

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 - Jackson - Probate records.


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.


Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Websites

References

  1. "List of counties in Iowa," Wikipedia.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).