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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Iowa]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Lee County'''
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Guide to '''Lee 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 = Lee County  
 
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| founded date = December 7
 
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| seat = Fort Madison
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
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=== County Information  ===
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==== Lee 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" | '''[[Lee County, Iowa Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lee County, Iowa Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lee County, Iowa Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lee County, Iowa Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Lee County, Iowa Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lee County, Iowa Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1880
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1880
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=== County Courthouse  ===
  
== History  ==
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=== History  ===
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1836--'''Lee County was created&nbsp;7 December 1836&nbsp;from [[Des Moines County, Iowa|Des Moines]] County. County records for the northern portion of the county are housed in Fort Madison, southern records are housed in Keokuk. '''County seat:''' Fort Madison <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1836--'''Lee County was created&nbsp;7 December 1836&nbsp;from [[Des Moines County, Iowa Genealogy|Des Moines]] County. County records for the northern portion of the county are housed in Fort Madison, southern records are housed in Keokuk. '''County seat:''' Fort Madison <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
See an interactive map of Iowa [http://www.n2genealogy.com/iowa/ia-maps.html 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.
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==== Biographies  ====
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=25936 Portrait and biographical album of Lee County, Iowa&nbsp;: containing full page portraits and biographical sketches of prominent and] at Ancestry.com ($)
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
'''1911''' -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.  
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'''1911''' Courthouse was damaged by fire.
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{{Fire+}}
  
For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:
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=== Places/Localities  ===
  
*[[Burned Counties Research|Burned Counties Research in FamilySearch Wiki]]
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'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''  
*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 Michael John Neill, ''Burned Counties'' in Family History Circle]
 
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Lee, Ambrosia|place|disp=Ambrosia}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Lee, Croton|place|disp=Croton}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Lee, Denmark|place|disp=Denmark}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Lee, Denmark Township|place|disp=Denmark Township}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Lee, Des Moines Township|place|disp=Des Moines Township}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Lee, Donnellson|place|disp=Donnellson}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Lee, Fort Madison|place|disp=Fort Madison}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Lee, Franklin|place|disp=Franklin}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Lee, Ft. Madison|place|disp=Ft. Madison}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Lee, Keokuk|place|disp=Keokuk}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Lee, Montrose|place|disp=Montrose}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Lee, Mooar|place|disp=Mooar}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Lee, Moorehead|place|disp=Moorehead}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Lee, Primrose|place|disp=Primrose}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Lee, Vincennes|place|disp=Vincennes}}
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
[[Des Moines County, Iowa|Des Moines]] | [[Henry County, Iowa|Henry]] | [[Van Buren County, Iowa|Van Buren]] | [[Clark County, Missouri|Clark County, Missouri]] | [[Hancock County, Illinois|Hancock County, Illinois]] | [[Henderson County, Illinois|Henderson County, Illinois]]  
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[[Des Moines County, Iowa Genealogy|Des Moines]]{{•}} [[Henry County, Iowa Genealogy|Henry]]{{•}} [[Van Buren County, Iowa Genealogy|Van Buren]]{{•}} [[Clark County, Missouri Genealogy|Clark County, Missouri]]{{•}} [[Hancock County, Illinois Genealogy|Hancock County, Illinois]]{{•}} [[Henderson County, Illinois Genealogy|Henderson County, Illinois]]  
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<center>{{IALee County, Iowa Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
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=== Resources  ===
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==== Cemeteries  ====
  
== Resources  ==
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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=602&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|464405|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=602 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://iagenweb.org/lee/cems/index.htm IAGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Lee+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=Lee&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=Lee&cemetery_name=a# IAGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/iowa/lee.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://iowagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?cid=56 Iowa Gravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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==== Cemeteries  ====
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The county poor farm was north of Keokuk. An old map showed a cemetery at this site. The cemetery was abandoned at sometime, and lost to the elements. An 1880 Census Jackson Township, has been transcribed<ref> This file was contributed for use in the USGenWeb Archives by: Mary Marsh April, 17 2002 </ref>for the [http://ftp.rootsweb.ancestry.com/pub/usgenweb/ia/lee/history/lee1880pf.txt Lee County Poor Farm]
  
==== Census ====
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==== Census ====
  
*The county poor farm was north of Keokuk. An old map showed a cemetery at this site. The cemetery was abandoned at sometime, and lost to the elements. An 1880 Census Jackson Township, has been transcribed<ref> This file was contributed for use in the USGenWeb Archives by: Mary Marsh April, 17 2002 </ref>for the [http://ftp.rootsweb.ancestry.com/pub/usgenweb/ia/lee/history/lee1880pf.txt Lee County Poor Farm]
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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}}
  
 
LDS Ward and Branch&nbsp;Records  
 
LDS Ward and Branch&nbsp;Records  
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==== 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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*'''''English colony&nbsp;: the British Emigrant Mutual Aid Society's colony in Lee County, Iowa.''''' By J. Barry Ware. [S.l.&nbsp;: s.n.], 1918. Online at {{FSbook|252177}}; {{WorldCat|866419594|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
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*'''''Story of Lee County, Iowa.''''' By Nelson C. Roberts. Chicago, Illinois&nbsp;: S. J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1914. '''Vol. 1''' Online at: {{FSbook|923721}}, [http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/008652843 Hathitrust], '''Vol. 2''' Online at: {{FSbook|923615}}, [http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/008652843 Hathitrust]; {{WorldCat|3488121|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
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*''Yesterdays&nbsp;: reminiscenses of long ago.'' By Virginia Wilcox Ivins. Salt Lake City, Utah&nbsp;: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1974. '''Online at:''' {{FSbook|2524968}}; {{WorldCat|14005177|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=25936 Portrait and biographical album of Lee County, Iowa&nbsp;: containing full page portraits and biographical sketches of prominent and] at Ancestry.com ($)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=26246 Saint Peter's Parish, Keokuk, Iowa, 1832-1929&nbsp;: a history] at Ancestry.com ($)
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/iowa/ Old Antique Atlases &amp; Maps of Iowa]
  
 
==== Migration  ====
 
==== Migration  ====
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:*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mississippi_River Mississippi River]  
 
:*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mississippi_River Mississippi River]  
:*[[Mormon Trail]] 1846 from Nauvoo, [[Illinois]] to Salt Lake City, [[Utah]]<ref>National Park Service, "Auto Tour Route Maps" in ''Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail'' at http://www.nps.gov/mopi/planyourvisit/maps.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).</ref>
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:*[[Mormon Trail]] 1846 from Nauvoo, [[Illinois Genealogy|Illinois]] to Salt Lake City, [[Utah Genealogy|Utah]]<ref>National Park Service, "Auto Tour Route Maps" in ''Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail'' at http://www.nps.gov/mopi/planyourvisit/maps.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).</ref>
  
 
==== 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 A<br>
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:- [[1st Regiment, Iowa Cavalry|1st Regiment, Iowa Cavalry]], Company C<br>
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:- [[2nd Regiment, Iowa Infantry|2nd Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company A<br>
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:- [[3rd Regiment, Iowa Cavalry|3rd Regiment, Iowa Cavalry]], Company B<br>
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:- [[3rd Regiment, Iowa Cavalry|3rd Regiment, Iowa Cavalry]], Company C<br>
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:- [[6th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|6th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company H
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:- [[7th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|7th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company D<br>
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:- [[7th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|7th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company E
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:- [[14th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|14th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company D
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:- [[16th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|16th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company K 
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:- [[14th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|14th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company D<br>
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:- [[15th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|15th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company E<br>
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:- [[15th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|15th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company I<br>
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:- [[16th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|16th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company K<br>
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:- [[17th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|17th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company B<br>
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:- [[17th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|17th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company C<br>
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:- [[17th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|17th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company D<br>
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:- [[17th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|17th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company I<br>
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:- [[17th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|17th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company K<br>
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:- [[19th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|19th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company A<br>
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:- [[19th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|19th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company E<br>
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:- [[30th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|30th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company A<br>
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:- [[30th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|30th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company I<br>
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:- [[45th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864)|45th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864)]], Company C<br>
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:- [[45th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864)|45th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864)]], Company E<br>
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:- [[48th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864)|48th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864)]], Company D<br>
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
*NewspaperArchive.com ($) has historical newspapers online including [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=39&ci=3889 Burlington newspapers] dating back to the mid 1800's that may have included Lee County residents. This database is free at some libraries.
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{{IA Newspaper abstracts|Lee}}*NewspaperArchive.com ($) has historical newspapers online including [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=39&ci=3889 Burlington newspapers] dating back to the mid 1800's that may have included Lee County residents. This database is free at some libraries.  
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*'''''Fort Madison Evening Democrat.'''''1952. Fort Madison, IA, USA. Online at: [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=50112 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|Lee}}
  
 
==== 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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'''Lee County Genealogical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 303<br>Keokuk, Iowa, 52632<br>E-mail: [mailto:mystique747@iowatelecom.net mystique747@iowatelecom.net]<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ialeecgs/?cj=1&sid=RootsWeb&netid=cj&o_xid=0007727563&o_lid=0007727563&o_sch=Affiliate+External Website]
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'''Lee County, Iowa Historical Society'''<br>318 North 5th Street<br>PO Box 125<br>Keokuk, Iowa 52632-5611<br>E-mail: [mailto:lcihs@yahoo.com lcihs@yahoo.com]<br>[http://lcihs.org/ Website]
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'''Old Fort Genealogical Society'''<br>P. O. Box 1<br>Fort Madison, Iowa 52627<br>E-mail: [mailto:mystique747@iowatelecom.net mystique747@iowatelecom.net]<br>[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~oldfort/ 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="30%" | [http://www.iowahistory.org/search.html?q=Lee+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 "lee county" placed in search box
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| width="30%" | [http://www.iowaheritage.org/items/browse?search=lee+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 "lee county" in the search box
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| width="30%" | [http://publications.iowa.gov/cgi/search/simple?q=lee+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 "lee county" in the search box
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| width="30%" | [http://iagenweb.org/lee/ 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/lee/lee.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/lee/ 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="30%" | [http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/IA/Lee/ 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/Lee/ Linkpendium]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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| width="30%" | [http://www.cyndislist.com/us/ia/counties/lee/ CyndisList]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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| width="30%" | [http://ldsgenealogy.com/IA/Lee-County.htm Lee 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/lee-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="30%" | {{FHL|United States, Iowa, Lee|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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== References  ==
 
== References  ==

Latest revision as of 20:36, 23 August 2017

United States
Iowa
Lee County

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

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Lee County, Iowa
Map
Map of Iowa highlighting Lee County
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the U.S. highlighting Iowa
Location of Iowa in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 7, 1836
County Seat Fort Madison
Courthouse
IowaLeeCourthouse-North.jpg


County Information

Lee County, Iowa Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1880 1837 1880 1840 1830 1841

County Courthouse

History

Parent County

1836--Lee County was created 7 December 1836 from Des Moines County. County records for the northern portion of the county are housed in Fort Madison, southern records are housed in Keokuk. County seat: Fort Madison [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.


Biographies

Record Loss

1911 Courthouse was damaged by fire.

For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:

Places/Localities

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Des Moines • Henry • Van Buren • Clark County, Missouri • Hancock County, Illinois • Henderson County, Illinois

Lee CountyVan Buren CountyJefferson CountyHenry CountyLouisa CountyDes Moines CountyDavis CountyWapello CountyKeokuk CountyWashington CountyHancock CountyHenderson CountyMercer CountyWarren CountyMcDonough CountySchuyler CountyAdams CountyClark CountyScotland CountyLewis CountyKnox CountyIALee.JPG

Resources

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.

The county poor farm was north of Keokuk. An old map showed a cemetery at this site. The cemetery was abandoned at sometime, and lost to the elements. An 1880 Census Jackson Township, has been transcribed[3]for the Lee County Poor Farm

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.


LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Ambrosia
  • Zarahemla

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 Lee 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

Migration

Early migration routes to and from Lee County, Iowa Genealogy for European settlers included:

Military

Civil War

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

- 1st Regiment, Iowa Cavalry, Company A
- 1st Regiment, Iowa Cavalry, Company C
- 2nd Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company A
- 3rd Regiment, Iowa Cavalry, Company B
- 3rd Regiment, Iowa Cavalry, Company C
- 6th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company H
- 7th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company D
- 7th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company E
- 14th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company D
- 16th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company K
- 14th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company D
- 15th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company E
- 15th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company I
- 16th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company K
- 17th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company B
- 17th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company C
- 17th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company D
- 17th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company I
- 17th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company K
- 19th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company A
- 19th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company E
- 30th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company A
- 30th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company I
- 45th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864), Company C
- 45th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864), Company E
- 48th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864), Company D

Newspapers

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

  • NewspaperArchive.com ($) has historical newspapers online including Burlington newspapers dating back to the mid 1800's that may have included Lee County residents. This database is free at some libraries.
  • Fort Madison Evening Democrat.1952. Fort Madison, IA, USA. Online at: Ancestry.com ($)

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 - Lee - 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

Lee County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 303
Keokuk, Iowa, 52632
E-mail: mystique747@iowatelecom.net
Website

Lee County, Iowa Historical Society
318 North 5th Street
PO Box 125
Keokuk, Iowa 52632-5611
E-mail: lcihs@yahoo.com
Website

Old Fort Genealogical Society
P. O. Box 1
Fort Madison, Iowa 52627
E-mail: mystique747@iowatelecom.net
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 Lee County, Iowa Genealogy
State Historical Society of Iowa Free list and links to data and "hard copy" material - results of "lee county" placed in search box
The Iowa Heritage Digital Collection Free digital images from a variety of Iowa cultural institutions - results of "lee 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 "lee 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 Lee 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 ($)
CyndisList Free Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
Lee 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 Lee 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 Lee 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 Lee County, IA Genealogy Forum
ancestry.com Lee 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).
  3. This file was contributed for use in the USGenWeb Archives by: Mary Marsh April, 17 2002
  4. National Park Service, "Auto Tour Route Maps" in Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail at http://www.nps.gov/mopi/planyourvisit/maps.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).