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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Iowa]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Union County'''  
''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Iowa]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Union County'''  
Guide to '''Union County Iowa genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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| state = Iowa
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| founded year = 1851
| founded date = January 15
| seat = Creston
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== County Courthouse  ==
== County Courthouse  ==

Revision as of 16:21, 18 April 2013

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

Hand and keyboard.jpg Iowa
Online Records

Union County, Iowa
Map of Iowa highlighting Union County
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the U.S. highlighting Iowa
Location of Iowa in the U.S.
Founded January 15, 1851
County Seat Creston

County Courthouse


Parent County

1851--Union County was created 15 January 1851 from Pottawattamie County and from non-county area which, in 1846, was in Clarke County until that county's boundaries changed in 1847 (shrinking along with neighboring Lucas County).[1] County seat:  Creston [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1893 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Adair | Adams | Clarke | Decatur | Madison | Ringgold | Taylor






Local Histories 


David Rumsey Map Collection is a large online collection of rare, old, antique historical atlases, globes, maps, charts plus other cartographic treasures. This Collection features the city of Creston.


Early migration routes to and from Union County, Iowa Genealogy for European settlers included:



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.



Vital Records 

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. FamilyHistory101.com: "Iowa County Formation Maps"; interactive map of county formation and organization. Online at http://www.familyhistory101.com/maps/ia_cf.html
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. National Park Service, "Auto Tour Route Maps" in Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail at http://www.nps.gov/mopi/planyourvisit/maps.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).