Jefferson County, Iowa Genealogy

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

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Jefferson County, Iowa
Map
Map of Iowa highlighting Jefferson County
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the U.S. highlighting Iowa
Location of Iowa in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 21, 1839
County Seat Fairfield
Courthouse


County Courthouse

History

Parent County

1839--Jefferson County was created 21 January 1839 from Henry County and unorganized territory.
County seat:  Fairfield [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Davis | Henry | Keokuk | Van Buren | Wapello | Washington

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

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 - Jefferson - 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

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).