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''[[United States|United States ]] > [[Iowa Genealogy|Iowa]] > Muscatine County''
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Guide to '''Muscatine County, Iowa ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''Muscatine 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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{{Infobox U.S. County  
 
{{Infobox U.S. County  
 
| county = Muscatine County  
 
| county = Muscatine County  
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| founded date = December 7
 
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| seat = Muscatine
 
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=== County Information ===  
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==== Muscatine County, Iowa Record Dates ====  
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=== County Information ===
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==== Description ==== 
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The County was named for the Mascouten tribe. The County has Muscatine as its seat and the County was created December 7, 1836. The County is located in the east central area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Muscatine, Iowa," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muscatine_County,_Iowa."</ref>
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==== Muscatine County, Iowa Record Dates ====
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Muscatine County, Iowa. Page 230-238 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 222-225.</ref></center>
 
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Muscatine County, Iowa Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
<center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Muscatine County, Iowa Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Muscatine County, Iowa Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Muscatine County, Iowa Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Muscatine County, Iowa Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Muscatine County, Iowa Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Muscatine County, Iowa Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Muscatine County, Iowa Genealogy #Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1880
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Muscatine County, Iowa Genealogy #Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1838
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Muscatine County, Iowa Genealogy #Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1880
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Muscatine County, Iowa Genealogy #Census|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1839
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Muscatine County, Iowa Genealogy #Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1838
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Muscatine County, Iowa Genealogy #Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1838
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1847
 
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=== County Courthouse&nbsp;  ===
 
=== County Courthouse&nbsp;  ===
  
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1836--'''Muscatine County was created 7 December 1836&nbsp;from [[Des Moines County, Iowa Genealogy|Des Moines]] County. '''County seat:&nbsp;''' Muscatine <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1836--'''Muscatine County was created 7 December 1836&nbsp;from [[Des Moines County, Iowa Genealogy|Des Moines]] County. '''County seat:&nbsp;''' Muscatine <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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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
'''1864'''-- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged. For a list of record loss in Iowa Counties see: [http://www.genealogyinc.com/iowa/ia-counties/#courthouse Iowa Counties with Burned Courthouses]
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'''1864''' Courthouse was destroyed by fire, but no records were reported lost.
 
 
<br> For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:
 
 
 
*[[Burned Counties Research|Burned Counties Research in FamilySearch Wiki]]
 
*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 Michael John Neill, ''Burned Counties'' in Family History Circle]
 
  
 
=== Places/Localities  ===
 
=== Places/Localities  ===
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'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''  
 
'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''  
  
*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Muscatine, Bloomington Township|place|disp=Bloomington Township}}
 
*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Muscatine, Fruitland|place|disp=Fruitland}}
 
*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Muscatine, Muscatine|place|disp=Muscatine}}
 
*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Muscatine, Nichols|place|disp=Nichols}}
 
*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Muscatine, Wapsinonoc Township|place|disp=Wapsinonoc Township}}
 
*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Muscatine, West Liberty|place|disp=West Liberty}}
 
*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Muscatine, Wilton|place|disp=Wilton}}
 
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://iowa.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,139,c,muscatine.cfm HomeTown Locator]. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Muscatine County, Iowa," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muscatine_County,_Iowa#Communities, accessed 20 October 2019.</ref>
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{{Populated places
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atalissa,_Iowa Atalissa]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Grass,_Iowa Blue Grass]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conesville,_Iowa Conesville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Durant,_Iowa Durant]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fruitland,_Iowa Fruitland]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muscatine,_Iowa Muscatine]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nichols,_Iowa Nichols]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stockton,_Iowa Stockton]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walcott,_Iowa Walcott]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Liberty,_Iowa West Liberty]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilton,_Iowa Wilton]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ardon,_Iowa Ardon]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cranston,_Iowa Cranston]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairport,_Iowa Fairport]
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*Hinkeyville (redirects to Moscow)
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midway_Beach,_Iowa Midway Beach]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montpelier,_Iowa Montpelier]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moscow,_Iowa Moscow]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petersburg,_Muscatine_County,_Iowa Petersburg]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Port_Allen,_Iowa Port Allen]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bloomington_Township,_Muscatine_County,_Iowa Bloomington]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cedar_Township,_Muscatine_County,_Iowa Cedar]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fruitland_Township,_Muscatine_County,_Iowa Fruitland]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fulton_Township,_Muscatine_County,_Iowa Fulton]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goshen_Township,_Muscatine_County,_Iowa Goshen]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Township,_Muscatine_County,_Iowa Lake]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montpelier_Township,_Muscatine_County,_Iowa Montpelier]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moscow_Township,_Muscatine_County,_Iowa Moscow]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orono_Township,_Muscatine_County,_Iowa Orono]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pike_Township,_Muscatine_County,_Iowa Pike]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seventy-Six_Township,_Muscatine_County,_Iowa Seventy-Six]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweetland_Township,_Muscatine_County,_Iowa Sweetland]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wapsinonoc_Township,_Muscatine_County,_Iowa Wapsinonoc]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilton_Township,_Muscatine_County,_Iowa Wilton]
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
[[Cedar County, Iowa Genealogy|Cedar]]{{•}} [[Johnson County, Iowa Genealogy|Johnson]]{{•}} [[Louisa County, Iowa Genealogy|Louisa]]{{•}} [[Scott County, Iowa Genealogy|Scott]]{{•}} [[Mercer County, Illinois Genealogy|Mercer County, Illinois]]{{•}} [[Rock Island County, Illinois Genealogy|Rock Island County, Illinois]]  
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[[Cedar County, Iowa Genealogy|Cedar]]{{•}} [[Johnson County, Iowa Genealogy|Johnson]]{{•}} [[Louisa County, Iowa Genealogy|Louisa]]{{•}} [[Scott County, Iowa Genealogy|Scott]]{{•}} [[Mercer County, Illinois Genealogy|Mercer County, Illinois]]{{•}} [[Rock Island County, Illinois Genealogy|Rock Island County, Illinois]]
<center>{{IAMuscatine County, Iowa Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
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=== Resources  ===
 
=== Resources  ===
  
==== Biography ====
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==== Biography ====
  
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=25935 Portrait and biographical album of Muscatine County, Iowa&nbsp;: containing full page portraits and biographical sketches of promine] at Ancestry.com ($)
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=25935 Portrait and biographical album of Muscatine County, Iowa&nbsp;: containing full page portraits and biographical sketches of promine] 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" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|1228384|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Iowa/Muscatine-County?id=county_616 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://iagenweb.org/muscatine/cemetery/cemetery_index.htm IAGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Muscatine+Iowa&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ia/muscatine/cemetery.html IAGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/iowa/muscatine.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://iowagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?cid=70 Iowa Gravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
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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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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
 
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{{IA Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{IA Muscatine County}}}}
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/iowa/ Old Antique Atlases &amp; Maps of Iowa]  
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/iowa/ Old Antique Atlases &amp; Maps of Iowa]  
 
*[http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/maps/iowa-maps/ia-muscatine-county-iowa-1875-map.html# Township Map of 1875 Muscatine County, Iowa] with enlarged views of each township (My Genealogy Hound)<br>
 
*[http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/maps/iowa-maps/ia-muscatine-county-iowa-1875-map.html# Township Map of 1875 Muscatine County, Iowa] with enlarged views of each township (My Genealogy Hound)<br>
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*'''1835-1998''' - {{RecordSearch|2515886|Iowa, Armed Forces Grave Registrations, ca. 1835-1998}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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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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*'''1862-1910''' - {{RecordSearch|2821291|Iowa, Records of Persons Subject to Military Duty, 1862-1910}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
 
===== Civil War  =====
 
===== Civil War  =====
 
 
{{VAciv}}  
 
{{VAciv}}  
 
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:- [[1st Regiment, Iowa Infantry (3 months, 1861)|1st Regiment, Iowa Infantry (3 months, 1861)]], Company A<br>
:- [[1st Regiment, Iowa Infantry (3 months, 1861)|1st Regiment, Iowa Infantry (3 months, 1861)]], Companies A and C<br>  
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:- [[1st Regiment, Iowa Infantry (3 months, 1861)|1st Regiment, Iowa Infantry (3 months, 1861)]], Company C<br>
:- [[2nd Regiment, Iowa Cavalry|2nd Regiment, Iowa Cavalry]], Companies A and G  
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:- [[2nd Regiment, Iowa Cavalry|2nd Regiment, Iowa Cavalry]], Company A<br>
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:- [[2nd Regiment, Iowa Cavalry|2nd Regiment, Iowa Cavalry]], Company G<br>
 
:- [[7th Regiment, Iowa Cavalry|7th Regiment, Iowa Cavalry]], Company A  
 
:- [[7th Regiment, Iowa Cavalry|7th Regiment, Iowa Cavalry]], Company A  
:- [[11th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|11th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Companies A, D, H and I<br>  
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:- [[11th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|11th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company A
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:- [[11th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|11th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company D<br>
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:- [[11th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|11th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company H<br>
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:- [[11th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|11th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company I<br>
 
:- [[16th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|16th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company C  
 
:- [[16th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|16th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company C  
:- [[18th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|18th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Companies E and K<br>  
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:- [[18th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|18th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company E<br>
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:- [[18th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|18th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company K<br>
 
:- [[44th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864)|44th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864)]], Company B  
 
:- [[44th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864)|44th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864)]], Company B  
:- [[11th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|11th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company A<br>:- [[11th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|11th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company D<br>:- [[11th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|11th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company H<br>:- [[11th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|11th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company I<br>:- [[16th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|16th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company C<br>:- [[18th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|18th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company E<br>:- [[18th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|18th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company K<br>:- [[1st Regiment, Iowa Infantry (3 months, 1861)|1st Regiment, Iowa Infantry (3 months, 1861)]], Company A<br>:- [[1st Regiment, Iowa Infantry (3 months, 1861)|1st Regiment, Iowa Infantry (3 months, 1861)]], Company C<br>:- [[2nd Regiment, Iowa Cavalry|2nd Regiment, Iowa Cavalry]], Company A<br>:- [[2nd Regiment, Iowa Cavalry|2nd Regiment, Iowa Cavalry]], Company G<br>:- [[44th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864)|44th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864)]], Company B<br>:- [[7th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|7th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company A<br><br>
 
  
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3639 Muscatine County, Iowa Civil War Soldiers] at Ancestry.com ($)
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3639 Muscatine County, Iowa Civil War Soldiers] at Ancestry.com ($)
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship ====
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*'''1859-1990''' - {{RecordSearch|3155890|United States, Iowa Naturalization Records, 1859-1990}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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==== 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 $
  
{{IA Probate Intro|Muscatine}}  
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{{IA Probate Intro|Muscatine}}
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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*'''1934-1958''' - {{RecordSearch|2573700|Iowa, Old Age Tax Assistance Records, 1934-1958}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
{{IA Tax Intro}}  
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{{IA Tax Intro}}
  
==== Vital Records ====
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==== Vital Records ====
  
 
{{IA Vital Intro}}
 
{{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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*'''1921-1942''' - {{RecordSearch|2849548|Iowa, Birth Records, 1921-1942}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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=====Marriages=====
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*'''1518-1996''' - [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=iowa%2cia Iowa, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index $
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*'''1838-1934''' - {{RecordSearch|1805551|Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ 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://www.familysearch.org/search/ 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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*'''1904-1951''' - {{RecordSearch|2531337|Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
=== Societies and Libraries  ===
 
=== Societies and Libraries  ===
  
See also a List of [http://www.genealogyinc.com/iowa/ia-society-archive/ Iowa Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]  
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'''Muscatine County Genealogical Society'''<br>323 Main<br>Muscatine IA 52761-3867<br>E-mail: [mailto:ebmccleary@machlink.com ebmccleary@machlink.com]<br>[http://iagenweb.org/muscatine/Societies/mcgs.htm Website]  
  
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
  
*{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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*{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
 
*[[Muscatine Iowa Family History Center]] 2902 Lucas St., Muscatine, IA 52761 United States [https://www.google.com/maps/preview#!q=2902+Lucas+St+Muscatine+IA+52761+United+States+&data=!4m15!2m14!1m13!1s0x87e3fa97ce9bfd55%3A0xa0b65702550d951a!3m8!1m3!1d3088!2d-123.385132!3d48.096297!3m2!1i1393!2i890!4f13.1!4m2!3d41.424035!4d-91.078577 Location Map]
 
*[[Muscatine Iowa Family History Center]] 2902 Lucas St., Muscatine, IA 52761 United States [https://www.google.com/maps/preview#!q=2902+Lucas+St+Muscatine+IA+52761+United+States+&data=!4m15!2m14!1m13!1s0x87e3fa97ce9bfd55%3A0xa0b65702550d951a!3m8!1m3!1d3088!2d-123.385132!3d48.096297!3m2!1i1393!2i890!4f13.1!4m2!3d41.424035!4d-91.078577 Location Map]
  
 
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Latest revision as of 10:29, 12 November 2019

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

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Muscatine County, Iowa
Map
Map of Iowa highlighting Muscatine 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 Muscatine
Courthouse
IowaMuscatineCourthouse.jpg


County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The County was named for the Mascouten tribe. The County has Muscatine as its seat and the County was created December 7, 1836. The County is located in the east central area of the state.[1]

Muscatine County, Iowa Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[2]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1880 1838 1880 1839 1838 1838 1847
Statewide registration started for births in July 1880 and for deaths Jan 1891. General compliance by 1924.

County Courthouse [edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

1836--Muscatine County was created 7 December 1836 from Des Moines County. County seat:  Muscatine [3]

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

1864 Courthouse was destroyed by fire, but no records were reported lost.

Places/Localities[edit | edit source]

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog


Populated Places[edit | edit source]

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit HomeTown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[4]

Cities
Unincorporated communities
Townships


Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Cedar • Johnson • Louisa • Scott • Mercer County, Illinois • Rock Island County, Illinois

Resources[edit | edit source]

Biography[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

State Census

Church[edit | edit source]

Most church records are held by individual churches. For contact information, check a phone directory, such as SearchBug or Dex Knows. Some denominations are gathering their records into a central repository. For more information about these major repositories, see Iowa Church Records.


Lutheran[edit | edit source]

Zion Lutheran Church

  • Records of the Zion Lutheran Church, Muscatine County, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).

Court[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Land[edit | edit source]

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 [edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Muscatine 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[edit | edit source]

Johnson CountyCedar CountyScott CountyLouisa CountyMercer CountyRock Island CountyIA MUSCATINE.PNG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources


Military[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]

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

- 1st Regiment, Iowa Infantry (3 months, 1861), Company A
- 1st Regiment, Iowa Infantry (3 months, 1861), Company C
- 2nd Regiment, Iowa Cavalry, Company A
- 2nd Regiment, Iowa Cavalry, Company G
- 7th Regiment, Iowa Cavalry, Company A
- 11th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company A
- 11th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company D
- 11th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company H
- 11th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company I
- 16th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company C
- 18th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company E
- 18th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company K
- 44th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864), Company B

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

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


  • The Muscatine Journal. 1940 and 1952. Muscatine, IA, USA. Online at: Ancestry.com ($)

Probate[edit | edit source]

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 - Muscatine - Probate records.


Taxation[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]
Marriages[edit | edit source]
Deaths[edit | edit source]

Societies and Libraries[edit | edit source]

Muscatine County Genealogical Society
323 Main
Muscatine IA 52761-3867
E-mail: ebmccleary@machlink.com
Website

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

  • 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.
  • For current information about a center near you, go to the Family History Center Map

Websites[edit | edit source]

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Sites with online indexes or images of records pertaining to Muscatine County, Iowa Genealogy
State Historical Society of Iowa Free Select from research collection topics
The Iowa Heritage Digital Collection Free digital images from a variety of Iowa cultural institutions - results of "muscatine 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 "muscatine 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 Muscatine 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 ($)
CyndisList Free Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
Muscatine County 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 Muscatine 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 Muscatine 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 IA Genealogy Forum
ancestry.com Muscatine County Message Board

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Muscatine, Iowa," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muscatine_County,_Iowa."
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Muscatine County, Iowa. Page 230-238 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 222-225.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "Muscatine County, Iowa," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muscatine_County,_Iowa#Communities, accessed 20 October 2019.

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