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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Iowa]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Scott County''' {{IADC}}  
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Guide to '''Scott County, Iowa ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.<br>[[Image:{{IAScottKemper}}]]
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{{Click|Image:IA_ORP.png|Iowa Online Genealogy Records}}{{Infobox U.S. County  
 
| county = Scott County  
 
| county = Scott County  
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| state = Iowa
 
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| founded date = December 21
 
| founded date = December 21
 
| seat = Davenport
 
| seat = Davenport
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== County Courthouse ==
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=== County Information ===
  
== History  ==
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==== Scott 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" | '''[[Scott County, Iowa Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Scott County, Iowa Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Scott County, Iowa Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Scott County, Iowa Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Scott County, Iowa Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Scott County, Iowa Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1880
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1838
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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" | 1838
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1838
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=== County Courthouse  ===
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The Davenport Public Library has most of the courthouse records on microfilm.&nbsp;[http://www.davenportlibrary.com/ www.davenportlibrary.com/]<br>The Davenport Iowa Family History Center has many local records on microfilm, also.
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=== History  ===
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1837--'''Scott County was created 21 December 1837&nbsp;from [[Dubuque County, Iowa|Dubuque]], [[Cook County, Iowa|Cook]], and [[Muscatine County, Iowa|Muscatine]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp; Davenport <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1837--'''Scott County was created 21 December 1837&nbsp;from [[Dubuque County, Iowa Genealogy|Dubuque]], [[Cook County, Iowa Genealogy|Cook]], and [[Muscatine County, Iowa Genealogy|Muscatine]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp; Davenport <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, Scott, Argo|place|disp=Argo}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Scott, Bettendorf|place|disp=Bettendorf}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Scott, Blue Grass|place|disp=Blue Grass}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Scott, Davenport|place|disp=Davenport}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Scott, Eldridge|place|disp=Eldridge}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Scott, Evergreen|place|disp=Evergreen}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Scott, LeClaire|place|disp=LeClaire}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Scott, Le Claire|place|disp=Le Claire}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Scott, Long Grove|place|disp=Long Grove}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Scott, Princeton|place|disp=Princeton}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Scott, Princeton Township|place|disp=Princeton Township}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Scott, Walcott|place|disp=Walcott}}
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
[[Cedar County, Iowa|Cedar]] | [[Clinton County, Iowa|Clinton]] | [[Muscatine County, Iowa|Muscatine]] | [[Rock Island County, Illinois|Rock Island County, Illinois]]  
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[[Cedar County, Iowa Genealogy|Cedar]]{{•}} [[Clinton County, Iowa Genealogy|Clinton]]{{•}} [[Muscatine County, Iowa Genealogy|Muscatine]]{{•}} [[Rock Island County, Illinois Genealogy|Rock Island County, Illinois]]  
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<center>{{IAScott County, Iowa Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
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=== Resources  ===
  
== Resources ==
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==== Cemeteries ====
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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{| width="80%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="3" border="1"
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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=628&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|495616|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=628 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://iagenweb.org/scott/cemeteries/index.html IAGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Scott+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=Scott&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ia/scott/cemetery.html IAGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://graveyards.com/Iowa/Scott Graveyards]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/iowa/scott.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://iowagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?cid=82 Iowa Gravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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Cemetery records can be found at the Davenport Public Library and at the Davenport Iowa Family History Center.
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
  
Davenport Public Libary has put an index to the [http://www.qcmemory.org/Page/Local_Index_Databases.aspx?nt=203 1856, 1885, and 1925 Census] for Scott County on the Internet. As of 29 April 2010, the 1925 index is still in data entry, and there are a stack of books several inches tall yet to be entered. If you'd like to help, contact Janet Greenlee&nbsp;of the the Scott County Iowa Genealogical Society (j dot .greenlee at hotmail dot com).  
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[http://www.qcmemory.org/Page/Local_Index_Databases.aspx?nt=203 Davenport Public Library] has put an index to the [http://www.linkpendium.com/scott-ia-genealogy/cen/ 1856, 1885, and 1925 Census] for Scott County on the Internet. If you'd like to help, contact Janet Greenlee of the the Scott County Iowa Genealogical Society (j.greenlee@hotmail.com).
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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}}
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===== Lutheran  =====
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*Records of the Zion Lutheran Church, Davenport, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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The Davenport Public Library has most of the local records on microfilm. [http://www.davenportlibrary.com/ www.davenportlibrary.com/]
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The Davenport Iowa Family History Center has many local records on microfilm, also.
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==== Genealogy  ====
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=28089 Genealogical line of paternal descent of Waterman family of Davenport, Iowa] at Ancestry.com ($)
  
 
==== 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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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=19993 Scott County history, Iowa] at Ancestry.com ($)
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*''The early days of Rock Island and Davenport&nbsp;: the narratives of J. W. Spencer and J. M. D. Burrows.'' By Milo Milton Quaife. '''Online at:''' {{FSbook|1103163}}, [http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/001265072 HathiTrust], [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=29238 Ancestry.com]. ($)
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*''Fifty years in Iowa&nbsp;: being the personal reminiscences of J.M.D. Burrows, concerning the men and events, social life, industrial interests, physical development, and commercial progress of Davenport and Scott County during the period from 1838 to 1888.'' By J. M. D. Burrows. Davenport, Iowa&nbsp;: Glass &amp; Co., 1888. '''Online at:''' {{FSbook|1074146}}, [http://books.google.com/books/about/Fifty_years_in_Iowa.html?id=p4WlVJZC-toC Google Books], [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=23731 Ancestry.com].($)
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*''History of Davenport and Scott County, Iowa.'' By Harry E. Downer. Chicago, Illinois&nbsp;: S. J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1910. '''Online at:''' Vol.1 {{FSbook|951924}}, [https://archive.org/details/historyofdavenpo01down Internet Archive], Vol.2 {{FSbook|933997}}.
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*''Organization and proceedings of the Pioneer Settlers' Association of Scott County, Iowa.'' By Pioneer Settlers' Association of Scott County, Iowa. Davenport [Iowa]&nbsp;: Daily Gazette, 1858. '''Online at:''' {{FSbook|1667617}}, [https://archive.org/details/organizationproc00pion Internet Archive]; {{WorldCat|6619487|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/iowa/ Old Antique Atlases &amp; Maps of Iowa]
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*[http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/maps/iowa-maps/ia-scott-county-iowa-1875-map.html Township Map of 1875 Scott County, Iowa] with enlarged views of each township (My Genealogy Hound)<br>
  
 
==== 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 Infantry (3 months, 1861)|1st Regiment, Iowa Infantry (3 months, 1861)]], Company G<br>
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:- [[2nd Regiment, Iowa Cavalry|2nd Regiment, Iowa Cavalry]], Company C<br>
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:- [[2nd Regiment, Iowa Cavalry|2nd Regiment, Iowa Cavalry]], Company E<br>
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:- [[2nd Regiment, Iowa Cavalry|2nd Regiment, Iowa Cavalry]], Company F<br>
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:- [[2nd Regiment, Iowa Cavalry|2nd Regiment, Iowa Cavalry]], Company G<br>
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:- [[2nd Regiment, Iowa Cavalry|2nd Regiment, Iowa Cavalry]], Company H<br>
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:- [[2nd Regiment, Iowa Cavalry|2nd Regiment, Iowa Cavalry]], Company I<br>
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:- [[2nd Regiment, Iowa Cavalry|2nd Regiment, Iowa Cavalry]], Company K<br>
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:- [[2nd Regiment, Iowa Cavalry|2nd Regiment, Iowa Cavalry]], Company L<br>
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:- [[2nd Regiment, Iowa Cavalry|2nd Regiment, Iowa Cavalry]], Company M<br>
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:- [[2nd Regiment, Iowa Infantry|2nd Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company B<br>
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:- [[2nd Regiment, Iowa Infantry|2nd Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company C<br>
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:- [[3rd Regiment, Iowa Cavalry|3rd Regiment, Iowa Cavalry]], Company E<br>
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:- [[3rd Regiment, Iowa Cavalry|3rd Regiment, Iowa Cavalry]], Company I<br>
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:- [[6th Regiment, Iowa Cavalry|6th Regiment, Iowa Cavalry]], Company A<br>
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:- [[6th Regiment, Iowa Cavalry|6th Regiment, Iowa Cavalry]], Company C<br>
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:- [[6th Regiment, Iowa Cavalry|6th Regiment, Iowa Cavalry]], Company D<br>
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:- [[6th Regiment, Iowa Cavalry|6th Regiment, Iowa Cavalry]], Company E<br>
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:- [[6th Regiment, Iowa Cavalry|6th Regiment, Iowa Cavalry]], Company G<br>
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:- [[6th Regiment, Iowa Cavalry|6th Regiment, Iowa Cavalry]], Company H<br>
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:- [[6th Regiment, Iowa Cavalry|6th Regiment, Iowa Cavalry]], Company I<br>
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:- [[6th Regiment, Iowa Cavalry|6th Regiment, Iowa Cavalry]], Company M<br>
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:- [[8th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|8th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company B
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:- [[13th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|13th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company E
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:- [[14th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|14th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company A
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:- [[16th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|16th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company B<br>
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:- [[16th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|16th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company E<br>
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:- [[16th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|16th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company F<br>
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:- [[16th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|16th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company K<br>
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:- [[44th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864)|44th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864)]], Company I<br>
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:- [[44th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864)|44th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864)]], Company K<br>
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
The [http://www.qcmemory.org/ Davenport Public Library] has the&nbsp;Davenport Daily Gazette on line, by clicking on Local databases.<br>  
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:*1922-29 — ''[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=50352 The Davenport Democrat and Leader]'' at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] ($) — Davenport, IA, USA
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:*1854-62, 1864-71, 1873-86, 1891, 1897-98, and 1958 — ''[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8293 Davenport Daily Gazette]'' at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] ($) — Davenport, IA, USA
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:*1808, 1858-59, 1865, 1876, and 1891-1904 — ''[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8298 Davenport Daily Leader]'' at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] ($) — Davenport, IA, USA
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:*1847-54, 1857, 1874-84, and 1886-87 — ''[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8303 Davenport Gazette]'' at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] ($) — Davenport, IA, USA
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:*1895-1903 — ''[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8299 Davenport Daily Republican]'' at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] ($) — Davenport, IA, USA
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:*1817, 1854, 1867-74, 1876-77, 1882-83, and 1885 — ''[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=50266 The Daily Gazette]'' at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] ($) — Davenport, IA, USA
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:*1808, 1889, and 1893-1904 — ''[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8309 Davenport Weekly Leader]'' at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] ($) — Davenport, IA, USA
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:*1880 and 1887-92 — ''[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8306 Davenport Morning Tribune]'' at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] ($) — Davenport, IA, USA
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:*1887-94 and 1902 — ''[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8307 The Davenport Tribune]'' at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] ($) — Davenport, IA, USA
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:*1922-23 and 1926-27 — ''[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=50301 Davenport Democrat And Leader]'' at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] ($) — Davenport, IA, USA
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:*1893-96, 1899-1901, and 1903 — ''[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=50263 The Davenport Leader]'' at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] ($) —Davenport, IA, USA
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:*1881-84 — ''[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=50353 Davenport Weekly Gazette]'' at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] ($) — Davenport, IA, USA
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:*1904-05 — ''[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=50355 Tri-City Star]'' at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] ($) — Davenport, IA, USA
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:*1879-80, 1891, and 1895 — ''[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8301 Davenport Daily Tribune]'' at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] ($) — Davenport, IA, USA
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:*1955 — ''[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8414 Morning Democrat]'' at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] ($) — Davenport, IA, USA
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:*1852-53 — ''[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=50354 Democratic Banner]'' at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] ($) — Davenport, IA, USA
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:*1883, 1922-23, and 1925-29 — ''[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=50303 The Davenport Democrat]'' at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] ($) — Davenport, IA, USA
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:*1869, 1873, 1895-96, 1898-99, 1901, and 1903-04 — ''[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8305 Daily Leader]'' at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] ($) — Davenport, IA, USA
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:*1905 — ''[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=50359 Davenport Morning Star]'' at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] ($) — Davenport, IA, USA
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The [http://www.qcmemory.org/ Davenport Public Library] has the&nbsp;Davenport Daily Gazette on line, by clicking on Local databases.<br><br> {{IA Newspaper abstracts|Scott}}
  
 
==== 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|Scott}}
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The Davenport Public Library has most of the local records on microfilm.&nbsp;[http://www.davenportlibrary.com/ www.davenportlibrary.com/]
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
==== Vital&nbsp;Records  ====
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{{IA Tax Intro}}
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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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*The Davenport Public Library has placed the [http://www.qcmemory.org/Page/Local_Index_Databases.aspx?nt=203 Scott County Marriage Certificates]: Index, pre 1836-c1925 on the internet.
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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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===== Death  =====
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*'''1850-1990''' - {{RecordSearch|1674841|Iowa, Deaths and Burials 1850-1990}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch]
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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
  
The Davenport Public Library has placed the [http://www.qcmemory.org/Page/Local_Index_Databases.aspx?nt=203 Scott County Marriage Certificates]: Index, pre 1836-c1925 on the internet.
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=== Societies and Libraries  ===
  
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'''Scott County Iowa Genealogical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 3132<br>Davenport, IA 52808<br>E-mail: [mailto:scigscorsec@yahoo.com scigscorsec@yahoo.com]<br>[http://scottcountyroots.org/ Website] <BR>[http://iagenweb.org/scott/resources/scigs.html IAGenWeb]
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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'''Le Claire Township Genealogy and Historical Society'''<br>119 N 6th Street<br>LeClare, IA 52753<br>Telephone:563-370-9168<br>
  
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
*[[Davenport Iowa Family History Center]]
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*[[Davenport Iowa Family History Center]] 4929 Wisconsin, Davenport, IA 52806 United States [https://www.google.com/maps/preview#!q=4929+Wisconsin%2C+Davenport%2C+IA+52806+&data=!4m15!2m14!1m13!1s0x87e3ca5ac4c5fee9%3A0x1275b3fb094d1180!3m8!1m3!1d3477!2d-95.805717!3d41.2395009!3m2!1i1350!2i890!4f13.1!4m2!3d41.571243!4d-90.648055 Location Map]
  
== Web Sites ==
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=== Websites ===
  
*{{FHL|Iowa%2C+Scott|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/iowa/scott-county/ Scott County, IA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IA/Scott/ Scott County, Iowa Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/110971683456785432231 Iowa Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/138731752868271/ Iowa Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
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*{{FHL|Iowa%2C+Scott|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IA/Scott/ Scott County, Iowa Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
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*Scott County Iowa Genealogical Society, click on this link:&nbsp;[[Scott County Iowa Genealogical Society|www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Scott_County_Iowa_Genealogical_Society]]
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*Online Indexes for many Scott County Records can be found at Scott County Iowa Genealogy&nbsp;[http://www.celticcousins.net/scott/ www.celticcousins.net/scott/]
  
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Latest revision as of 01:43, 31 October 2017

United States
Iowa
Scott County
Guide to Scott County, Iowa ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
Kemper Hall in Davenport, Scott County, Iowa


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Scott County, Iowa
Map
Map of Iowa highlighting Scott County
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the U.S. highlighting Iowa
Location of Iowa in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 21, 1837
County Seat Davenport
Courthouse
IowaScottCourthouse.jpg


County Information

Scott County, Iowa Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1880 1838 1880 1840 1838 1838

County Courthouse

The Davenport Public Library has most of the courthouse records on microfilm. www.davenportlibrary.com/
The Davenport Iowa Family History Center has many local records on microfilm, also.

History

Parent County

1837--Scott County was created 21 December 1837 from Dubuque, Cook, and Muscatine Counties.
County seat:  Davenport [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

Bettendorf

Blue Grass

Buffalo

Davenport

Dixon

Donahue

Durant

Eldridge

Le Claire

Long Grove

Maysville

McCausland

New Liberty

Panorama Park

Princeton

Riverdale

Walcott

Neighboring Counties

Cedar • Clinton • Muscatine • Rock Island County, Illinois

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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 Graveyards
Tombstone Project
Iowa Gravestones
Billion Graves
See Iowa Cemeteries for more information.

Cemetery records can be found at the Davenport Public Library and at the Davenport Iowa Family History Center.

Census

Davenport Public Library has put an index to the 1856, 1885, and 1925 Census for Scott County on the Internet. If you'd like to help, contact Janet Greenlee of the the Scott County Iowa Genealogical Society (j.greenlee@hotmail.com).

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.


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

Court

The Davenport Public Library has most of the local records on microfilm. www.davenportlibrary.com/

The Davenport Iowa Family History Center has many local records on microfilm, also.

Genealogy

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 Scott 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.


  • Fifty years in Iowa : being the personal reminiscences of J.M.D. Burrows, concerning the men and events, social life, industrial interests, physical development, and commercial progress of Davenport and Scott County during the period from 1838 to 1888. By J. M. D. Burrows. Davenport, Iowa : Glass & Co., 1888. Online at: FamilySearch Books Online, Google Books, Ancestry.com.($)

Maps

Military

Civil War

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

- 1st Regiment, Iowa Infantry (3 months, 1861), Company G
- 2nd Regiment, Iowa Cavalry, Company C
- 2nd Regiment, Iowa Cavalry, Company E
- 2nd Regiment, Iowa Cavalry, Company F
- 2nd Regiment, Iowa Cavalry, Company G
- 2nd Regiment, Iowa Cavalry, Company H
- 2nd Regiment, Iowa Cavalry, Company I
- 2nd Regiment, Iowa Cavalry, Company K
- 2nd Regiment, Iowa Cavalry, Company L
- 2nd Regiment, Iowa Cavalry, Company M
- 2nd Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company B
- 2nd Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company C
- 3rd Regiment, Iowa Cavalry, Company E
- 3rd Regiment, Iowa Cavalry, Company I
- 6th Regiment, Iowa Cavalry, Company A
- 6th Regiment, Iowa Cavalry, Company C
- 6th Regiment, Iowa Cavalry, Company D
- 6th Regiment, Iowa Cavalry, Company E
- 6th Regiment, Iowa Cavalry, Company G
- 6th Regiment, Iowa Cavalry, Company H
- 6th Regiment, Iowa Cavalry, Company I
- 6th Regiment, Iowa Cavalry, Company M
- 8th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company B
- 13th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company E
- 14th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company A
- 16th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company B
- 16th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company E
- 16th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company F
- 16th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company K
- 44th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864), Company I
- 44th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864), Company K

Newspapers

The Davenport Public Library has the Davenport Daily Gazette on line, by clicking on Local databases.

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Scott 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 - Scott - Probate records.


The Davenport Public Library has most of the local records on microfilm. www.davenportlibrary.com/

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
Death

Societies and Libraries

Scott County Iowa Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 3132
Davenport, IA 52808
E-mail: scigscorsec@yahoo.com
Website
IAGenWeb

Le Claire Township Genealogy and Historical Society
119 N 6th Street
LeClare, IA 52753
Telephone:563-370-9168

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

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).