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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Iowa|Iowa]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Wapello County''  
  
== County Courthouse ==
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Guide to '''Wapello County Iowa genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
== History ==
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==== Parent County ====
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| county = Wapello 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 = Ottumwa
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'''1843''' Wapello County was created 17 February 1843 from unorganized territory. It was attached to Jefferson County prior to organization 1 March 1844.&nbsp; '''County seat:''' Ottumwa <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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[[Appanoose County, Iowa|Appanoose]] | [[Davis County, Iowa|Davis]] | [[Jefferson County, Iowa|Jefferson]] | [[Keokuk County, Iowa|Keokuk]] | [[Mahaska County, Iowa|Mahaska]] | [[Monroe County, Iowa|Monroe]] | [[Van Buren County, Iowa|Van Buren]]  
 
[[Appanoose County, Iowa|Appanoose]] | [[Davis County, Iowa|Davis]] | [[Jefferson County, Iowa|Jefferson]] | [[Keokuk County, Iowa|Keokuk]] | [[Mahaska County, Iowa|Mahaska]] | [[Monroe County, Iowa|Monroe]] | [[Van Buren County, Iowa|Van Buren]]  
  
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{{IA Church Intro}}
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===== Lutheran  =====
  
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*Records of the St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Ottumwa, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
  
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==== Land ====
  
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{{IA Land Intro}}
  
==== Land  ====
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==== Local Histories&nbsp; ====
  
==== Local Histories&nbsp;  ====
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{{IA History}}
  
==== Maps ====
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==== Military ====
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==== Newspapers ==== {{IA Newspaper abstracts|Wapello}}
  
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==== Newspapers ==== {{IA Newspaper abstracts|Wapello}}
  
 
==== Taxation ====
 
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{{IA Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital&nbsp;Records&nbsp; ====
 
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== Societies and Libraries ==
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==== Family History Centers  ====
  
== Townships and Cities ==
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Ottumwa Iowa Family History Center]]
  
== Web Sites ==
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== References ==
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*{{FHL|202687|subject-id|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IA/Wapello/ Wapello County, Iowa Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
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Revision as of 16:05, 20 June 2013

United States Gotoarrow.png Iowa Gotoarrow.png Wapello County

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

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Online Records



Wapello County, Iowa
Map
Map of Iowa highlighting Wapello County
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the U.S. highlighting Iowa
Location of Iowa in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 17, 1843
County Seat Ottumwa
Courthouse


County Courthouse

Quick Facts

Parent County

1843 Wapello County was created 17 February 1843 from unorganized territory. It was attached to Jefferson County prior to organization 1 March 1844.  County seat: Ottumwa [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Appanoose | Davis | Jefferson | Keokuk | Mahaska | Monroe | Van Buren

Resources

Cemeteries

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 St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Ottumwa, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).

Court

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 Wapello 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

Military

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


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


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.


Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

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