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== County Courthouse  ==
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Guide to '''Keokuk 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
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| county = Keokuk County
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| state = Iowa
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| founded year = 1837
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| founded date = December 21
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| seat = Sigourney
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== History  ==
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=== County Information  ===
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==== Keokuk 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" | '''[[Keokuk County, Iowa Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Keokuk County, Iowa Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Keokuk County, Iowa Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Keokuk County, Iowa Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Keokuk County, Iowa Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Keokuk County, Iowa Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1880
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1844
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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" | 1844
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1844
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=== County Courthouse  ===
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=== History  ===
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1837--'''Keokuk County was created 21 December 1837&nbsp;from&nbsp;[[Dubuque County, Iowa|Dubuque]] County.&nbsp; It was attached to Johnson, Washington, and Cedar Counties prior to organization 1 March 1844.&nbsp; '''County seat:&nbsp;''' Sigourney <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1837--'''Keokuk County was created 21 December 1837&nbsp;from&nbsp;[[Dubuque County, Iowa Genealogy|Dubuque]] County.&nbsp; It was attached to Johnson, Washington, and Cedar Counties prior to organization 1 March 1844.&nbsp; '''County seat:&nbsp;''' Sigourney <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.
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=== Places/Localities  ===
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'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Keokuk, Hedrick|place|disp=Hedrick}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Keokuk, Keota|place|disp=Keota}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Keokuk, Martinsburg|place|disp=Martinsburg}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Keokuk, Richland|place|disp=Richland}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Keokuk, Sigourney|place|disp=Sigourney}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Keokuk, South English|place|disp=South English}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Keokuk, Talleyrand|place|disp=Talleyrand}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Keokuk, What Cheer|place|disp=What Cheer}}
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
[[Iowa County, Iowa|Iowa]] | [[Jefferson County, Iowa|Jefferson]] | [[Mahaska County, Iowa|Mahaska]] | [[Poweshiek County, Iowa|Poweshiek]] | [[Wapello County, Iowa|Wapello]] | [[Washington County, Iowa|Washington]]  
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[[Iowa County, Iowa Genealogy|Iowa]]{{•}} [[Jefferson County, Iowa Genealogy|Jefferson]]{{•}} [[Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy|Mahaska]]{{•}} [[Poweshiek County, Iowa Genealogy|Poweshiek]]{{•}} [[Wapello County, Iowa Genealogy|Wapello]]{{•}} [[Washington County, Iowa Genealogy|Washington]]  
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<center>{{IAKeokuk 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=27095 The History of Keokuk County, Iowa&nbsp;: containing a history of the county, its cities, towns, &amp;c., a biographical directory of it] 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=600&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|464402|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=600 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://iagenweb.org/keokuk/cemeteries/index.htm IAGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Keokuk+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=Keokuk&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ia/keokuk/cemetery.html IAGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/iowa/keokuk.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://iowagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?cid=54 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}}
  
 
==== 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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*''The History of Keokuk County, Iowa&nbsp;: containing a history of the county, its cities, towns, &amp;c., a biographical directory of its citizens, war records of its volunteers in the late rebellion, history of the Northwest, history of Iowa, map of Keokuk County...constituition of the state of Iowa...&amp;c.''. Des Moines, Iowa&nbsp;: Union Historical Co., 1880.
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**Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE82745 FamilySearch] (Free)
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*Miller, Cap E. ''Keokuk County&nbsp;: the home of the Keokuks''. Sigourney, Iowa&nbsp;: [s.n.], 1904.
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**Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE938495 FamilySearch] (Free)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=27095 The History of Keokuk County, Iowa&nbsp;: containing a history of the county, its cities, towns, &amp;c., a biographical directory of it] 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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:- [[1st Regiment, Iowa Cavalry|1st Regiment, Iowa Cavalry]], Company I<br>
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:- [[3rd Regiment, Iowa Cavalry|3rd Regiment, Iowa Cavalry ]], Company C
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:- [[5th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|5th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company F
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:- [[7th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|7th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company I
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:- [[8th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|8th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company F
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:- [[13th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|13th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company D
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:- [[18th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|18th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company D
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:- [[47th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864)|47th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864)]], Company H
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{IA Newspaper abstracts|Keokuk}}
  
 
==== 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|Keokuk}}
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{IA Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
== Societies and Libaries  ==
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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 Libaries  ===
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'''Keo-Mah Genealogical Society'''<br>209 A Ave East<br>Oskaloosa, IA 52577-2807<br>Telephone:641-673-9373<br>E-mail: [mailto:keomahgenealogy@mahaska.org keomahgenealogy@mahaska.org]<br>[http://www.keo-mah.com/ Website]
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'''Keokuk County Historical Society &amp; Museum'''<br>PO Box 123<br>East &amp; Elm Streets<br>Sigourney IA 52591<br>Telephone:641-622-3005<br>[http://iagenweb.org/keokuk/resources/histsociety.htm 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}}
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| width="30%" | [http://www.iowahistory.org/search.html?q=Keokuk+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 "keokuk county" placed in search box
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| width="30%" | [http://www.iowaheritage.org/items/browse?search=keokuk+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 "keokuk county" in the search box
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| width="30%" | [http://publications.iowa.gov/cgi/search/simple?q=keokuk+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 "keokuk county" in the search box
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| width="30%" | [http://iagenweb.org/keokuk// 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/iafiles.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/keokuk/ 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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==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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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/Keokuk/ 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/Keokuk/ Linkpendium]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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| width="30%" | [http://www.cyndislist.com/us/ia/counties/keokuk/ CyndisList]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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| width="30%" | [http://ldsgenealogy.com/IA/Keokuk-County.htm Keokuk 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/keokuk-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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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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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, Keokuk|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=keokuk+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=keokuk+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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== Web Sites  ==
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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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|-
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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/keokuk/ genealogy.com]
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| width="70%" | Keokuk County, IA Genealogy Forum
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| width="30%" | [http://boards.ancestry.com/localities.northam.usa.states.iowa.counties.keokuk/mb.ashx ancestry.com]
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| width="70%" | Keokuk County Message Board
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|}
  
*[http://iagenweb.org/keokuk/ Keokuk County IA GenWeb]
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=== References  ===
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IA/Keokuk/ Keokuk County, Iowa Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
  
== References  ==
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Latest revision as of 20:01, 23 August 2017

United States
Iowa
Keokuk County

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

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Keokuk County, Iowa
Map
Map of Iowa highlighting Keokuk 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 Sigourney
Courthouse


County Information

Keokuk County, Iowa Record Dates

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

County Courthouse

History

Parent County

1837--Keokuk County was created 21 December 1837 from Dubuque County.  It was attached to Johnson, Washington, and Cedar Counties prior to organization 1 March 1844.  County seat:  Sigourney [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

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Iowa • Jefferson • Mahaska • Poweshiek • Wapello • Washington

Keokuk CountyWashington CountyJefferson CountyWapello CountyHenry CountyMonroe CountyMahaska CountyPoweshiek CountyIowa CountyJohnson CountyLouisa CountyVan Buren CountyDavis CountyAppanoose CountyMarion CountyJasper CountyMarshall CountyTama CountyBenton CountyLinn CountyIAKeokuk.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.


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 Keokuk 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 Keokuk 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 Keokuk County, Iowa Genealogy:

- 1st Regiment, Iowa Cavalry, Company I
- 3rd Regiment, Iowa Cavalry , Company C
- 5th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company F
- 7th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company I
- 8th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company F
- 13th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company D
- 18th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company D
- 47th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864), Company H

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Keokuk County, Iowa Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:


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 - Keokuk - 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 Libaries

Keo-Mah Genealogical Society
209 A Ave East
Oskaloosa, IA 52577-2807
Telephone:641-673-9373
E-mail: keomahgenealogy@mahaska.org
Website

Keokuk County Historical Society & Museum
PO Box 123
East & Elm Streets
Sigourney IA 52591
Telephone:641-622-3005
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 Keokuk County, Iowa Genealogy
State Historical Society of Iowa Free list and links to data and "hard copy" material - results of "keokuk county" placed in search box
The Iowa Heritage Digital Collection Free digital images from a variety of Iowa cultural institutions - results of "keokuk 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 "keokuk 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 Keokuk 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 ($)
CyndisList Free Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
Keokuk 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 Keokuk 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 Keokuk 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 Keokuk County, IA Genealogy Forum
ancestry.com Keokuk 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).