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{{stub}} ''[[United States|United States ]] > [[Iowa|Iowa]] > Union County''  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Iowa]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Union County'''
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Guide to '''Union County Iowa genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Union County
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| county_map = Iowa Union Map.png
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| state = Iowa
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| founded year = 1851
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| founded date = January 15
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| seat = Creston
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1851--'''Union County was created 15 January 1851&nbsp;from&nbsp;[[Pottawattamie County, Iowa|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).<ref name="IA cf maps">FamilyHistory101.com: "Iowa County Formation Maps" interactive map showing county formation and organization. Online at http://www.familyhistory101.com/maps/ia_cf.html</ref><br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp; Creston <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''1851--'''Union County was created 15 January 1851&nbsp;from&nbsp;[[Pottawattamie County, Iowa|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).<ref name="IA cf maps">FamilyHistory101.com: "Iowa County Formation Maps"; interactive map of county formation and organization. Online at http://www.familyhistory101.com/maps/ia_cf.html</ref> '''County seat:'''&nbsp; Creston <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:  
 
For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:  
  
*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Burned_Counties_Research Burned Counties Research in FamilySearch Wiki]  
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*[[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]
 
*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 Michael John Neill, ''Burned Counties'' in Family History Circle]
  
== Places/Localities ==
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== Places/Localities ==
====Populated Places====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
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[http://www.davidrumsey.com/directory/where/Adel++Iowa+/ 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.  
 
[http://www.davidrumsey.com/directory/where/Adel++Iowa+/ 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.  
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==== Migration  ====
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Early migration routes to and from {{PAGENAME}} for European settlers included:
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:*[[Mormon Trail]] 1846 from Nauvoo, Illinois to Salt Lake City, Utah<ref>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).</ref>
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== 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.
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=202663&subject_disp=Iowa%2C+Union&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]  
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*{{FHL|Iowa%2C+Union|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IA/Union/ Union County, Iowa Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
 
== References  ==
 
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Revision as of 16:21, 18 April 2013

United States Gotoarrow.png Iowa 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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Online Records



Union County, Iowa
Map
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.
Facts
Founded January 15, 1851
County Seat Creston
Courthouse


County Courthouse

History

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:

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

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

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories 

Maps

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.

Migration

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

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

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  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).