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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Iowa]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Poweshiek County'''
  
== History and Tidbits  ==
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=== Cities  ===
 
  
=== Townships  ===
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| county = Poweshiek County
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| state = Iowa
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| founded year = 1843
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| founded date = February 17
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| seat = Montezuma
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=== Communities  ===
 
  
=== County Government Site ===
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== County Courthouse  ==
  
== Neighboring Counties  ==
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The Poweshiek County Courthouse in Montezuma contains vital records (starting about 1848 for birth, marriage, and death) on the 2nd floor. The staff is friendly and helpful. Access inside the records vault is allowed, although no cameras are permitted. There is no charge for transcribing documents, and since personal computers are allowed inside the records vault, transcription is easy. The cost for having the staff make copies was only a few dollars per copy.
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== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
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'''1843--'''Poweshiek County was created 17 February 1843&nbsp;from&nbsp;[[Keokuk County, Iowa|Keokuk]] County.&nbsp; It was attached to Mahaska and iowa Counties prior to&nbsp;organization 3 April 1848. &nbsp;'''County seat:&nbsp;'''&nbsp;Montezuma <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
 
[[Benton County, Iowa|Benton]] | [[Iowa County, Iowa|Iowa]] | [[Jasper County, Iowa|Jasper]] | [[Keokuk County, Iowa|Keokuk]] | [[Mahaska County, Iowa|Mahaska]] | [[Marshall County, Iowa|Marshall]] | [[Tama County, Iowa|Tama]]  
 
[[Benton County, Iowa|Benton]] | [[Iowa County, Iowa|Iowa]] | [[Jasper County, Iowa|Jasper]] | [[Keokuk County, Iowa|Keokuk]] | [[Mahaska County, Iowa|Mahaska]] | [[Marshall County, Iowa|Marshall]] | [[Tama County, Iowa|Tama]]  
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
=== Cemeteries  ===
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==== Local Histories&nbsp;  ====
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==== Newspapers  ====
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{{wikipedia|List of online newspaper archives|List of online newspaper archives}}
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NewspaperArchive.com ($) has a large collection of digitized [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?co=7&s=39 Iowa newspapers] online. This database is sometimes free at libraries.
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==== Probate  ====
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
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The Montezuma Public Library contains only an handful of local history books.&nbsp; All newspapers and genealogical materials are in the Poweshiek County Historical and Genealogical Society in Montezuma (see website below).
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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== Web Sites  ==
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*[http://showcase.netins.net/web/powshk/ Poweshiek County Historical and Genealogical Society]
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*{{FHL|Iowa%2C+Poweshiek|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IA/Poweshiek/ Poweshiek County, Iowa Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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== References  ==
  
== Genealogy and History Websites  ==
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<references />{{Iowa|Iowa}}
  
[http://showcase.netins.net/web/powshk/ Poweshiek County, Iowa Historical and Genealogical Society]
 
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Poweshiek County, Iowa
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Iowa
Location of Iowa in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 17, 1843
County Seat Montezuma
Courthouse



County Courthouse 

The Poweshiek County Courthouse in Montezuma contains vital records (starting about 1848 for birth, marriage, and death) on the 2nd floor. The staff is friendly and helpful. Access inside the records vault is allowed, although no cameras are permitted. There is no charge for transcribing documents, and since personal computers are allowed inside the records vault, transcription is easy. The cost for having the staff make copies was only a few dollars per copy.

History

Parent County

1843--Poweshiek County was created 17 February 1843 from Keokuk County.  It was attached to Mahaska and iowa Counties prior to organization 3 April 1848.  County seat:  Montezuma [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Benton | Iowa | Jasper | Keokuk | Mahaska | Marshall | Tama

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories 

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: List of online newspaper archives

NewspaperArchive.com ($) has a large collection of digitized Iowa newspapers online. This database is sometimes free at libraries.

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

The Montezuma Public Library contains only an handful of local history books.  All newspapers and genealogical materials are in the Poweshiek County Historical and Genealogical Society in Montezuma (see website below).

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

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