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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Iowa]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Jones County'''
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Guide to '''Jones 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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=== County Information  ===
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==== Jones County, Iowa Record Dates  ====
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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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" | '''[[Jones County, Iowa Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Jones County, Iowa Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Jones County, Iowa Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Jones County, Iowa Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Jones County, Iowa Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Jones County, Iowa Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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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" | 1880
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1840
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1841?
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1844
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== History  ==
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=== County Courthouse  ===
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=== History  ===
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1837--'''Jones County was created 21 December 1837&nbsp;from&nbsp;Dubuque County. It was attached to Jackson County prior to organization 1 June 1839.&nbsp; '''County seat:'''&nbsp; Anamosa <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1837--'''Jones County was created 21 December 1837&nbsp;from&nbsp;Dubuque County. It was attached to Jackson County prior to organization 1 June 1839.&nbsp; '''County seat:'''&nbsp; Anamosa <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  ====
  
'''1875''' -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
 
 
For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:
 
 
 
*[[Burned Counties Research|Burned Counties Research in FamilySearch Wiki]]
 
*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 Michael John Neill, ''Burned Counties'' in Family History Circle]
 
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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=== Places/Localities  ===
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
[[Cedar County, Iowa|Cedar]] | [[Clinton County, Iowa|Clinton]] | [[Delaware County, Iowa|Delaware]] | [[Dubuque County, Iowa|Dubuque]] | [[Jackson County, Iowa|Jackson]] | [[Linn County, Iowa|Linn]]  
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[[Cedar County, Iowa Genealogy|Cedar]]{{•}} [[Clinton County, Iowa Genealogy|Clinton]]{{•}} [[Delaware County, Iowa Genealogy|Delaware]]{{•}} [[Dubuque County, Iowa Genealogy|Dubuque]]{{•}} [[Jackson County, Iowa Genealogy|Jackson]]{{•}} [[Linn County, Iowa Genealogy|Linn]]  
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<center>{{IAJones 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=25943 Portrait and biographical record of Dubuque, Jones and Clayton Counties, Iowa&nbsp;: containing biographical sketches of prominent a] 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=599&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|628621|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=599 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://iagenweb.org/jones/ IAGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Jones+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=Jones&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ia/jones/cemetery.html IAGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/iowa/jones.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://iowagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?cid=53 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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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=34925 Riverside Cemetery, Anamosa] BillionGraves
 
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=34925 Riverside Cemetery, Anamosa] BillionGraves
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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 Zion Lutheran Church, Wyoming, 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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*Corbit, R. M. ''History of Jones County, Iowa, past and present''. Chicago&nbsp;: S. J. Clarke, 1910.
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**Vol. 1 Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE112085 FamilySearch] (Free) and at [https://archive.org/details/historyjonescou00compgoog Internetarchive] (Free)
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**Vol. 2 Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE519425 FamilySearch] (Free)
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*''The History of Jones County, Iowa&nbsp;: containing a history of the county, its cities, towns &amp;c., biographical sketches of citizens, war record of its volunteers in the late rebellion, general and local statistics, portraits of early settlers and prominent men, history of the Northwest, history of Iowa, map of Jones County, constitution of the United States, miscellaneous matters,''. Chicago&nbsp;: Western Historical, 1879.
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**Online at [http://books.google.com/books?id=dHkUAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA327&lpg=PA327&dq=The+History+of+Jones+County,+Iowa+:+containing+a+history+of+the+county,+its+cities,+towns+%26c.,+biographical+sketches+of+citizens,+war+record+of+its+volunteers+in+the+late+rebellion,+general+and+local+statistics,+portraits+of+early+settlers+and+prominent+men,+history+of+the+Northwest,+history+of+Iowa,+map+of+Jones+County,+constitution+of+the+United+States,+miscellaneous+matters,&source=bl&ots=JSIiRgZmxI&sig=3BsXtdWFWhT4dyetr2b2R0MsUGc&hl=en&sa=X&ei=gadjVNLlBufuiAL6lICYDw&ved=0CCsQ6AEwAw#v=onepage&q=The%20History%20of%20Jones%20County%2C%20Iowa%20%3A%20containing%20a%20history%20of%20the%20county%2C%20its%20cities%2C%20towns%20%26c.%2C%20biographical%20sketches%20of%20citizens%2C%20war%20record%20of%20its%20volunteers%20in%20the%20late%20rebellion%2C%20general%20and%20local%20statistics%2C%20portraits%20of%20early%20settlers%20and%20prominent%20men%2C%20history%20of%20the%20Northwest%2C%20history%20of%20Iowa%2C%20map%20of%20Jones%20County%2C%20constitution%20of%20the%20United%20States%2C%20miscellaneous%20matters%2C&f=false Googlebooks] (Free)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=25943 Portrait and biographical record of Dubuque, Jones and Clayton Counties, Iowa&nbsp;: containing biographical sketches of prominent a] at 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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:- [[9th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|9th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company B<br>
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:- [[9th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|9th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company D<br>
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:- [[14th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|14th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company H
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:- [[1st Regiment, Iowa Cavalry|1st Regiment, Iowa Cavalry]], Company G<br>
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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*[http://batypl.newspaperarchive.com Ross &amp; Elizabeth Baty Public Library Archives, Jones County] has the ''Monticello Express'' (1865-2004) available online.
 
*[http://batypl.newspaperarchive.com Ross &amp; Elizabeth Baty Public Library Archives, Jones County] has the ''Monticello Express'' (1865-2004) available online.
  
*NewspaperArchive.com ($) has historical newspapers online including [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=39&ci=4783 Cedar Rapids newspapers] that may have included Jones County residents. This database is free at some libraries.
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*NewspaperArchive.com ($) has historical newspapers online including [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=39&ci=4783 Cedar Rapids newspapers] that may have included Jones County residents. This database is free at some libraries.  
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*'''''The Monticello Express.''''' 1865 and 1965. Monticello, IA, USA. Online at: [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8413 Ancestry.com] ($)
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*'''''The Wyoming Journal.'''''1871-72. Wyoming, IA, USA. Online at: [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8472 Ancestry.com] ($)
  
 
==== 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|Jones}}
  
 
==== 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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'''Jones County Genealogical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 174<br>Anamosa, IA 52205<br>[http://iagenweb.org/jones/help/index.html Website]
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'''Jones County Historical Society'''<br>13838 Edinburgh Rd<br>Scotch Grove, IA 52310<br>E-mail: [mailto:IAJCHS@aol.com IAJCHS@aol.com]<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~iajchs/jchs.html Website]
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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%" 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=Jones+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 "jones county" placed in search box
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| width="30%" | [http://www.iowaheritage.org/items/browse?search=jones+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 "jones county" in the search box
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| width="30%" | [http://publications.iowa.gov/cgi/search/simple?q=jones+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 "jones county" in the search box
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| width="30%" | [http://iagenweb.org/jones/ 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/jones/jones.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/jones/ 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/Jones/ 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/Jones/ Linkpendium]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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| width="30%" | [http://www.cyndislist.com/us/ia/counties/jones/ CyndisList]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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| width="30%" | [http://ldsgenealogy.com/IA/Jones-County.htm Jones 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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|-
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| width="30%" | [http://www.genealogyinc.com/iowa/jones-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, Jones|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=jones+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=jones+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+Jones|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IA/Jones/ Jones 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/jones/ genealogy.com]
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| width="70%" | Jones County, IA Genealogy Forum
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| width="30%" | [http://boards.ancestry.com/localities.northam.usa.states.iowa.counties.jones/mb.ashx ancestry.com]  
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| width="70%" | Jones County Message Board
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== References  ==
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=== References  ===
  
 
<references /> {{Iowa|Iowa}}  
 
<references /> {{Iowa|Iowa}}  
  
 
[[Category:Jones_County,_Iowa]]
 
[[Category:Jones_County,_Iowa]]

Latest revision as of 19:59, 23 August 2017

United States
Iowa
Jones County

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

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Jones County, Iowa
Map
Map of Iowa highlighting Jones 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 Anamosa
Courthouse


County Information

Jones County, Iowa Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1880 1840 1880 1840 1841? 1844

County Courthouse

History

Parent County

1837--Jones County was created 21 December 1837 from Dubuque County. It was attached to Jackson County prior to organization 1 June 1839.  County seat:  Anamosa [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

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Cedar • Clinton • Delaware • Dubuque • Jackson • Linn

Jones CountyJackson CountyClinton CountyScott CountyCedar CountyJohnson CountyLinn CountyDelaware CountyDubuque CountyMuscatine CountyWashington CountyIowa CountyBenton CountyBuchanan CountyFayette CountyClayton CountyJo Daviess CountyCarroll CountyWhiteside CountyHenry CountyRock Island CountyGrant CountyLafayette CountyIAJones.JPG

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.


Lutheran
  • Records of the Zion Lutheran Church, Wyoming, 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 Jones 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 Jones 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 Jones County, Iowa Genealogy:

- 9th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company B
- 9th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company D
- 14th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company H
- 1st Regiment, Iowa Cavalry, Company G

Newspapers

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: List of online newspaper archives
  • NewspaperArchive.com ($) has historical newspapers online including Cedar Rapids newspapers that may have included Jones County residents. This database is free at some libraries.
  • The Monticello Express. 1865 and 1965. Monticello, IA, USA. Online at: Ancestry.com ($)
  • The Wyoming Journal.1871-72. Wyoming, 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 - Jones - 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

Jones County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 174
Anamosa, IA 52205
Website

Jones County Historical Society
13838 Edinburgh Rd
Scotch Grove, IA 52310
E-mail: IAJCHS@aol.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 Jones County, Iowa Genealogy
State Historical Society of Iowa Free list and links to data and "hard copy" material - results of "jones county" placed in search box
The Iowa Heritage Digital Collection Free digital images from a variety of Iowa cultural institutions - results of "jones 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 "jones 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 Jones 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 ($)
CyndisList Free Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
Jones 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 Jones 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 Jones 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 Jones County, IA Genealogy Forum
ancestry.com Jones 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).