Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy

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

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Mahaska County, Iowa
Map
Map of Iowa highlighting Mahaska County
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the U.S. highlighting Iowa
Location of Iowa in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 17, 1843
County Seat Oskaloosa
Courthouse


County Courthouse

History

Parent County

1843--Mahaska County was created 17 February 1843 from unorganized territory. It was attached to Washington County prior to organization 1 March 1844. County seat:  Oskaloosa [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Jasper | Keokuk | Marion | Monroe | Poweshiek | Wapello

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories 

Maps

  • 1875 Plat Maps this collection contains plat maps for the Townships of Adams, Black Oak, Cedar, Des Moines, Harrison, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, Oskaloosa, Pleasant Grove, Prairie, Richland, Scott, Union, and White Oak.
  • 1895 Plat Map: Monroe Township
  • 1905 Plat Maps this collection contains plat maps for the Townships of Adams, Beacon and Oskaloosa, Black Oak, Cedar, Des Moines, Garfield and Lincoln, Harrison, Madison, Monroe, Pleasant Grove, Prairie, Richland, Scott, Spring Creek, Union, and White Oak.
  • 1913 Plat Maps this collection contains plat maps for most Townships.
  • 1914 Plat Maps this collection contains plat maps for most Townships.
  • 1920 Plat Maps this collection contains plat maps for most Townships.

Military

Newspapers

Probate

In most counties in Iowa, probate records have been kept by the county judge. They include wills, fee books, claim registers, legacy records, inheritance records, probate ticklers, and dockets. The records are available at the county courthouse.

The FamilySearch Catalog lists films of probate records. To find the records for this county, use the Place Search for Iowa - Mahaska - Probate records.


Taxation

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Iowa Department of Public Health or the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred. See also How to order Iowa Vital Records or order electronically online.


Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

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