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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Iowa]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Jackson County''' '
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Guide to '''Jackson 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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| founded year = 1837
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=== County Information  ===
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==== Jackson 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" | '''[[Jackson County, Iowa Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Jackson County, Iowa Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Jackson County, Iowa Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Jackson County, Iowa Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Jackson County, Iowa Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Jackson County, Iowa Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1880
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1847
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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" | 1830
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1838
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
[[Image:Andrew Jackson.JPG|thumb|right|400px]]  
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[[Image:Andrew Jackson.JPG|thumb|right|400px|Andrew Jackson.JPG]]  
  
 
The county is named after [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Jackson President Andrew Jackson] (1767-1845).<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_counties_in_Iowa "List of counties in Iowa,"] Wikipedia.</ref>  
 
The county is named after [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Jackson President Andrew Jackson] (1767-1845).<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_counties_in_Iowa "List of counties in Iowa,"] Wikipedia.</ref>  
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1837--'''Jackson County was created 21 December 1837&nbsp;from [[Dubuque County, Iowa|Dubuque]] County. '''County seat:'''&nbsp; Maquoketa <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1837--'''Jackson County was created 21 December 1837&nbsp;from [[Dubuque County, Iowa Genealogy|Dubuque]] County. '''County seat:'''&nbsp; Maquoketa <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, Jackson, Baldwin|place|disp=Baldwin}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Jackson, Bellevue|place|disp=Bellevue}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Jackson, Buckhorn|place|disp=Buckhorn}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Jackson, Butler Township|place|disp=Butler Township}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Jackson, Fairfield Township|place|disp=Fairfield Township}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Jackson, Fulton|place|disp=Fulton}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Jackson, Jackson Township|place|disp=Jackson Township}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Jackson, Maquoketa|place|disp=Maquoketa}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Jackson, Preston|place|disp=Preston}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Jackson, Sabula|place|disp=Sabula}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Jackson, Tete des Morts Township|place|disp=Tete des Morts Township}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Jackson, Van Buren|place|disp=Van Buren}}
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
[[Clinton County, Iowa|Clinton]] | [[Dubuque County, Iowa|Dubuque]] | [[Jones County, Iowa|Jones]] | [[Carroll County, Illinois|Carroll County, Illinois]] | [[Jo Daviess County, Illinois|Jo Daviess County, Illinois]]  
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[[Clinton County, Iowa Genealogy|Clinton]]{{•}} [[Dubuque County, Iowa Genealogy|Dubuque]]{{•}} [[Jones County, Iowa Genealogy|Jones]]{{•}} [[Carroll County, Illinois Genealogy|Carroll County, Illinois]]{{•}} [[Jo Daviess County, Illinois Genealogy|Jo Daviess County, Illinois]]  
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<center>{{IAJackson County, Iowa Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
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== Resources  ==
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==== Biographical  ====
  
== Resources  ==
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=25938 Portrait and biographical album of Jackson County, Iowa&nbsp;: containing full page portraits and biographical sketches of prominent] 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=595&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|624622|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/index.php?title=Jackson_County,_Iowa_Genealogy&action=edit&section=13 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://iagenweb.org/jackson/cemeteries/index.htm IAGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Jackson+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=Jackson&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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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=Jackson&cemetery_name=a# IAGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/iowa/jackson.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://iowagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?cid=49 Iowa Gravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[Iowa Cemeteries|Iowa Cemeteries]] for more information.
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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}}
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===== Lutheran  =====
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*Records of the American Lutheran Church, La Motte, 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 Histories&nbsp;  ====
 
==== Local Histories&nbsp;  ====
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{{IA History}}
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*Sorensen, Lucille. ''History of Jackson County''. [S.l.]&nbsp;: Jackson County Historical Society (Iowa), 2000.
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**Vol.1 Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE2610603 FamilySearch] (Free)
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**Vol.2 Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE3010604 FamilySearch] (Free
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*Ellis, James Whitcomb. ''History of Jackson County, Iowa''. Chicago, Illinois&nbsp;: S. J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1910, c1989.
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**Vol. 1 Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE927088 FamilySearch] (Free)
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**Vol. 2 Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE927082 FamilySearch] (Free)
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*'''''Portrait and biographical album of Jackson County, Iowa&nbsp;: containing full page portraits and biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens of the county, together with portraits and biographies of all the governors of the state, and of the presidents of the United States..''''' Chicago: Chapman Bros., 1889. Online at: [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=25938 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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:- [[5th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|5th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company I
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:- [[9th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|9th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company A
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:- [[12th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|12th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company I
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:- [[44th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864)|44th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864)]], Company F
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:- [[1st Regiment, Iowa Cavalry|1st Regiment, Iowa Cavalry]], Company B<br>
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:- [[24th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|24th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company A<br>
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:- [[24th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|24th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company I<br>
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:- [[24th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|24th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company K<br>
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:- [[2nd Regiment, Iowa Cavalry|2nd Regiment, Iowa Cavalry]], Company L<br>
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:- [[2nd Regiment, Iowa Cavalry|2nd Regiment, Iowa Cavalry]], Company M<br>
  
 
==== 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 ($) has a large collection of digitized [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?co=7&s=39 Iowa newspapers] online. This database is sometimes free at libraries.  
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*'''''The Jackson Sentinel.'''''1954-55, and 1959. Maquoketa, IA, USA. Online at: [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6863 Ancestry.com] ($)
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*'''''Jackson Sentinel.''''' 1954. Hackson, IA, USA. Online at: [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6862 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|Jackson}}
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{IA Tax Intro}}
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==== 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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'''Jackson County Genealogical Chapter'''<br>Post Office Box 1065<br>Maquoketa, Iowa 52060<br>Telephone:563-652-5020<br>E-mail: [mailto:jcgeniesia@yahoo.com jcgeniesia@yahoo.com]<br>[http://iagenweb.org/jackson/resources/JCS/JCGS.html Website]
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'''Jackson County Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 1245<br>Maquoketa, IA 52060<br>Telephone:563-652-5020<br>E-mail: [mailto:museum@jciahs.com museum@jciahs.com]<br>[http://www.jciahs.com/home Website]
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==== Family History Centers ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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*[[Council Bluffs Iowa Family History Center]] 2303 Butler St Council Bluffs IA 51503 United States
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==== Websites  ====
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{{WA Websites Intro}}
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| width="30%" | [http://www.iowahistory.org/search.html?q=Jackson+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 "jackson county" placed in search box
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| width="30%" | [http://www.iowaheritage.org/items/browse?search=jackson+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 "jackson county" in the search box
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| width="30%" | [http://publications.iowa.gov/cgi/search/simple?q=jackson+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 "jackson county" in the search box
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| width="30%" | [http://iagenweb.org/jackson/ 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/jackson/jackson.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/jackson/ 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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| 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/Jackson/ 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/Jackson/ Linkpendium]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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| width="30%" | [http://www.cyndislist.com/us/ia/counties/jackson/ CyndisList]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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| width="30%" | [http://ldsgenealogy.com/IA/Jackson-County.htm Jackson 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/jackson-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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== Websites  ==
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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, Jackson|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=jackson+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=jackson+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+Jackson|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IA/Jackson/ Jackson 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/jackson/ genealogy.com]
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| width="70%" | Jackson County, IA Genealogy Forum
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| width="30%" | [http://boards.ancestry.com/localities.northam.usa.states.iowa.counties.jackson/mb.ashx ancestry.com]  
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| width="70%" | Jackson County Message Board
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== References  ==
 
== References  ==

Latest revision as of 20:02, 23 August 2017

United States
Iowa
Jackson County

Guide to Jackson County, Iowa ancestry, family history, and 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
IowaJacksonCourthouse.jpg


County Information

Jackson County, Iowa Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1880 1847 1880 1840 1830 1838

County Courthouse

History

Andrew Jackson.JPG

The county is named after President Andrew Jackson (1767-1845).[2]

Parent County

1837--Jackson County was created 21 December 1837 from Dubuque County. County seat:  Maquoketa [3]

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

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

Jackson CountyClinton CountyScott CountyCedar CountyJones CountyDubuque CountyDelaware CountyClayton CountyLinn CountyJohnson CountyLafayette CountyGrant CountyGreen CountyJo Daviess CountyStephenson CountyCarroll CountyWhiteside CountyRock Island CountyIAJackson.JPG

Resources

Biographical

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 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 

Local histories are available for Jackson 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.


  • Sorensen, Lucille. History of Jackson County. [S.l.] : Jackson County Historical Society (Iowa), 2000.
  • Ellis, James Whitcomb. History of Jackson County, Iowa. Chicago, Illinois : S. J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1910, c1989.
  • Portrait and biographical album of Jackson County, Iowa : containing full page portraits and biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens of the county, together with portraits and biographies of all the governors of the state, and of the presidents of the United States.. Chicago: Chapman Bros., 1889. Online at: Ancestry.com ($)

Maps

Military

Civil War

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

- 5th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company I
- 9th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company A
- 12th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company I
- 44th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864), Company F
- 1st Regiment, Iowa Cavalry, Company B
- 24th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company A
- 24th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company I
- 24th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company K
- 2nd Regiment, Iowa Cavalry, Company L
- 2nd Regiment, Iowa Cavalry, Company M

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.

  • The Jackson Sentinel.1954-55, and 1959. Maquoketa, IA, USA. Online at: Ancestry.com ($)
  • Jackson Sentinel. 1954. Hackson, IA, USA. Online at: Ancestry.com ($)

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 - Jackson - 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

Jackson County Genealogical Chapter
Post Office Box 1065
Maquoketa, Iowa 52060
Telephone:563-652-5020
E-mail: jcgeniesia@yahoo.com
Website

Jackson County Historical Society
PO Box 1245
Maquoketa, IA 52060
Telephone:563-652-5020
E-mail: museum@jciahs.com
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 Jackson County, Iowa Genealogy
State Historical Society of Iowa Free list and links to data and "hard copy" material - results of "jackson county" placed in search box
The Iowa Heritage Digital Collection Free digital images from a variety of Iowa cultural institutions - results of "jackson 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 "jackson 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 Jackson 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 ($)
CyndisList Free Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
Jackson 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 Jackson 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 Jackson 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 Jackson County, IA Genealogy Forum
ancestry.com Jackson 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. "List of counties in Iowa," Wikipedia.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).