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{{Iowa-stub}} ''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]][[Iowa|Iowa]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Montgomery County'''
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== County Courthouse  ==
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Guide to '''Montgomery 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 = Montgomery County
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| founded year = 1851
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| founded date = January 15
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| seat = Red Oak
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== History  ==
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=== County Information  ===
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==== Montgomery 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" | '''[[Montgomery County, Iowa Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Montgomery County, Iowa Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Montgomery County, Iowa Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Montgomery County, Iowa Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Montgomery County, Iowa Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Montgomery County, Iowa Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1880
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1855
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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" | 1854
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1868
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=== County Courthouse  ===
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=== History  ===
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1851--'''Montgomery County was created 15 January 1851 from [[Pottawattamie County, Iowa|Pottawattamie]] County. it was attached to Adams County prior to organization 5 August 1853.&nbsp; '''County&nbsp;seat:'''&nbsp;&nbsp;Red Oak <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1851--'''Montgomery County was created 15 January 1851 from [[Pottawattamie County, Iowa Genealogy|Pottawattamie]] County. it was attached to Adams County prior to organization 5 August 1853.&nbsp; '''County&nbsp;seat:'''&nbsp;&nbsp;Red Oak <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  ====
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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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'''
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Montgomery, Elliott|place|disp=Elliott}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Montgomery, Red Oak|place|disp=Red Oak}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Montgomery, Villisca|place|disp=Villisca}}
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
[[Adams County, Iowa|Adams]] | [[Cass County, Iowa|Cass]] | [[Fremont County, Iowa|Fremont]] | [[Mills County, Iowa|Mills]] | [[Page County, Iowa|Page]] | [[Pottawattamie County, Iowa|Pottawattamie]] | [[Taylor County, Iowa|Taylor]]  
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== Resources  ==
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[[Adams County, Iowa Genealogy|Adams]]{{•}} [[Cass County, Iowa Genealogy|Cass]]{{•}} [[Fremont County, Iowa Genealogy|Fremont]]{{•}} [[Mills County, Iowa Genealogy|Mills]]{{•}} [[Page County, Iowa Genealogy|Page]]{{•}} [[Pottawattamie County, Iowa Genealogy|Pottawattamie]]{{•}} [[Taylor County, Iowa Genealogy|Taylor]]  
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<center>{{IAMontgomery County, Iowa Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
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=== Resources  ===
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=34042 Hewitt Cemetery, Red Oak] BillionGraves
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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=615&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|558535|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=615 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://iagenweb.org/montgomery/cemeteries/ndx.htm IAGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Montgomery+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=Montgomery&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ia/montgomery/cemetery.html IAGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/iowa/montgomery.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://iowagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?cid=69 Iowa Gravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=34042 Hewitt Cemetery, Red Oak] BillionGraves  
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=35534 Walnut Cemetery, Emerson] BillionGraves
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=35534 Walnut Cemetery, Emerson] 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}}
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
==== Local Histories&nbsp;  ====
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{{IA Land Intro}}
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~iabiog/montgomery/hma1892/hma1892.htm Biographical History of Montgomery and Adams Counties, Iowa]  
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==== Local Histories ====
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{{IA History}}
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~iabiog/montgomery/hma1892/hma1892.htm Biographical History of Montgomery and Adams Counties, Iowa]  
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*''A history of the County of Montgomery from the earliest days to 1906.'' By W. W. Merritt. Red Oak, Ia.&nbsp;: Express Pub., 1906. '''Online at:''' {{FSbook|106334}}, [https://archive.org/details/historyofcountyo00merr Internet Archive], [http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/009585553 HathiTrust]; {{WorldCat|805896779|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
  
 
==== 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
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{IA Newspaper abstracts|Montgomery}}
  
 
==== 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|Montgomery}}
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
==== Vital Records ====
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{{IA Tax Intro}}
*[http://www.genealogybuff.com/ia/montgomery/webbbs_config.pl Montgomery County, Iowa Obituary Collection] Free from GenealogyBuff.com. From Various Funeral Homes in the Red Oak, Villisca, Elliott, Stanton, and Grant areas.
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==== Vital Records ====
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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
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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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*[http://www.genealogybuff.com/ia/montgomery/webbbs_config.pl Montgomery County, Iowa Obituary Collection] Free from GenealogyBuff.com. From Various Funeral Homes in the Red Oak, Villisca, Elliott, Stanton, and Grant areas.
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=== Societies and Libraries  ===
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'''Montgomery County Genealogical Society'''<br>705 Washington Ave<br>Red Oak IA 51566-2416<br>
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'''Montgomery County Iowa Historical Society and History Center'''<br>2700 N 4th Street<br>Red Oak, Iowa 51566<br>Telephone:712-623-2289<br>[http://www.freewebs.com/montgomerycountyhistorycenter/ 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=Montgomery+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 "montgomery county" placed in search box
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| width="30%" | [http://www.iowaheritage.org/items/browse?search=montgomery+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 "montgomery county" in the search box
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| width="30%" | [http://publications.iowa.gov/cgi/search/simple?q=montgomery+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 "montgomery county" in the search box
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| width="30%" | [http://iagenweb.org/montgomery/ 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/montgomery/montgomery.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/montgomery/ 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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| 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/Montgomery/ 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/Montgomery/ Linkpendium]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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| width="30%" | [http://www.cyndislist.com/us/ia/counties/montgomery/ CyndisList]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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| width="30%" | [http://ldsgenealogy.com/IA/Montgomery-County.htm Montgomery 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/montgomery-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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== Societies and Libraries ==
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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, Montgomery|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=montgomery+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=montgomery+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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==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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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/montgomery/ genealogy.com]
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| width="70%" | Montgomery County, IA Genealogy Forum
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| width="30%" | [http://boards.ancestry.com/localities.northam.usa.states.iowa.counties.montgomery/mb.ashx ancestry.com]
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| width="70%" | Montgomery County Message Board
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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=== References  ===
  
== Web Sites  ==
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<references /> {{Iowa|Iowa}}  
*{{FHL|Iowa%2C+Montgomery|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IA/Montgomery/ Montgomery County, Iowa Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
  
== References  ==
 
<references />
 
{{Iowa|Iowa}}
 
 
[[Category:Montgomery_County,_Iowa]]
 
[[Category:Montgomery_County,_Iowa]]

Latest revision as of 20:40, 23 August 2017

United States
Iowa
Montgomery County

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

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Montgomery County, Iowa
Map
Map of Iowa highlighting Montgomery County
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the U.S. highlighting Iowa
Location of Iowa in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 15, 1851
County Seat Red Oak
Courthouse
IowaMontgomeryCourthouse.jpg


County Information

Montgomery County, Iowa Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1880 1855 1880 1840 1854 1868

County Courthouse

History

Parent County

1851--Montgomery County was created 15 January 1851 from Pottawattamie County. it was attached to Adams County prior to organization 5 August 1853.  County seat:  Red Oak [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

Adams • Cass • Fremont • Mills • Page • Pottawattamie • Taylor

Montgomery CountyAdams CountyTaylor CountyPage CountyFremont CountyMills CountyPottawattamie CountyCass CountyAdair CountyUnion CountyRinggold CountyHarrison CountyShelby CountyAudubon CountyGuthrie CountyAtchison CountyNodaway CountyWorth CountyGentry CountyNemaha CountyOtoe CountyCass CountySarpy CountyDouglas CountyWashington CountyIAMontgomery.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.

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 Montgomery 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.


Biographical History of Montgomery and Adams Counties, Iowa

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Montgomery 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 - Montgomery - 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

Montgomery County Genealogical Society
705 Washington Ave
Red Oak IA 51566-2416

Montgomery County Iowa Historical Society and History Center
2700 N 4th Street
Red Oak, Iowa 51566
Telephone:712-623-2289
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 Montgomery County, Iowa Genealogy
State Historical Society of Iowa Free list and links to data and "hard copy" material - results of "montgomery county" placed in search box
The Iowa Heritage Digital Collection Free digital images from a variety of Iowa cultural institutions - results of "montgomery 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 "montgomery 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 Montgomery 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 ($)
CyndisList Free Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
Montgomery 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 Montgomery 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 Montgomery 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 Montgomery County, IA Genealogy Forum
ancestry.com Montgomery 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).