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Guide to '''Warren County Iowa genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
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Guide to '''Warren County, Iowa ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.<br>[[Image:{{IAWarrenBuxtonPark}}]]
  
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{{Click|Image:IA_ORP.png|Iowa Online Genealogy Records}} {{Infobox U.S. County  
 
 
{{Infobox U.S. County  
 
 
| county = Warren County  
 
| county = Warren County  
 
| county_map = Iowa Warren Map.png
 
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| founded date = January 13
 
| founded date = January 13
 
| seat = Indianola  
 
| seat = Indianola  
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| building address = <br>[http://www.co.warren.ia.us/ '''Warren County Website'''] }}  
 
| building address = <br>[http://www.co.warren.ia.us/ '''Warren County Website'''] }}  
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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=== County Information  ===
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==== Warren 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" | '''[[Warren County, Iowa Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Warren County, Iowa Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Warren County, Iowa Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Warren County, Iowa Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Warren County, Iowa Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Warren County, Iowa Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1880
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1880
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=== County Courthouse  ===
  
 
*[http://www.co.warren.ia.us/ Warren County homepage]
 
*[http://www.co.warren.ia.us/ Warren County homepage]
  
== History  ==
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=== History  ===
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1846--'''Warren County was created 13 January 1846&nbsp;from unorganized territory. It was attached to Mahaska County prior to organization 10 February 1849. '''County&nbsp;seat:'''&nbsp;&nbsp;Indianola <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1846--'''Warren County was created 13 January 1846&nbsp;from unorganized territory. It was attached to Mahaska County prior to organization 10 February 1849. '''County seat:''' Indianola <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  ====
  
*1856 Warren County Census missing (?)
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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'''
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Warren, Carlisle|place|disp=Carlisle}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Warren, Hartford|place|disp=Hartford}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Warren, Indianola|place|disp=Indianola}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Warren, Lacona|place|disp=Lacona}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Warren, Milo|place|disp=Milo}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Warren, New Virginia|place|disp=New Virginia}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Warren, Palmyra|place|disp=Palmyra}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Warren, Spring Hill|place|disp=Spring Hill}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Warren, St. Marys|place|disp=St. Marys}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Warren, Summerset|place|disp=Summerset}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Warren, Union Township|place|disp=Union Township}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Warren, Wick|place|disp=Wick}}
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
[[Clarke County, Iowa|Clarke]] | [[Dallas County, Iowa|Dallas]] | [[Lucas County, Iowa|Lucas]] | [[Madison County, Iowa|Madison]] | [[Marion County, Iowa|Marion]] | [[Polk County, Iowa|Polk]]  
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[[Clarke County, Iowa Genealogy|Clarke]]{{•}} [[Dallas County, Iowa Genealogy|Dallas]]{{•}} [[Lucas County, Iowa Genealogy|Lucas]]{{•}} [[Madison County, Iowa Genealogy|Madison]]{{•}} [[Marion County, Iowa Genealogy|Marion]]{{•}} [[Polk County, Iowa Genealogy|Polk]]  
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<center>{{IAWarren County, Iowa Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
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=== Resources  ===
  
== Resources ==
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==== Biographies ====
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*All of the family biographies from the [http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/iowa-counties/warren-county-iowa-genealogy-biographies.asp History of Warren County, Iowa] (1879) by Union Historical Company are available free online at My Genealogy Hound.
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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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=637&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|332893|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=637 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://iagenweb.org/warren/cemeteries/cemeteries.html IAGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Warren+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=Warren&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ia/warren/cemetery.html IAGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/iowa/warren.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://iowagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?cid=91 Iowa Gravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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*[http://iagenweb.org/warren/cemeteries/cemeteries.html Warren County Cemeteries]&nbsp;list as found in Cemetery and Death Records of Warren County, Iowa by the Warren County Genealogical Society, 1980  
 
*[http://iagenweb.org/warren/cemeteries/cemeteries.html Warren County Cemeteries]&nbsp;list as found in Cemetery and Death Records of Warren County, Iowa by the Warren County Genealogical Society, 1980  
 
*[http://iowagravestones.org/index.php?search=custom&new_cid=91&cfield=last&ctype=1&ctxt= Warren County gravestones]&nbsp;Iowa gravestone project
 
*[http://iowagravestones.org/index.php?search=custom&new_cid=91&cfield=last&ctype=1&ctxt= Warren County gravestones]&nbsp;Iowa gravestone project
  
==== '''Census''' ====
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==== Census  ====
  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cenfiles/ia/warren/1850/index.txt 1850 Warren County, Iowa]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cenfiles/ia/warren/1850/index.txt 1850 Warren County, Iowa]  
 
*[http://iagenweb.org/census/warren/1853warren.txt 1853 Warren County, Iowa State Census]  
 
*[http://iagenweb.org/census/warren/1853warren.txt 1853 Warren County, Iowa State Census]  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ia/warren/census.html 1860 Warren County, Iowa]&nbsp;link to index pages and transcriptions
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ia/warren/census.html 1860 Warren County, Iowa] link to index pages and transcriptions
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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 St. Paul Lutheran Church, Martensdale, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
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==== Church  ====
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{{IA Church Intro}}
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===== Lutheran  =====
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*Records of the St. Paul Lutheran Church, Martensdale, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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*Fold3.com ($) has [http://www.fold3.com/title_661/city_directories_des_moines Des Moines City Directories] 1881-1913 (2 yrs. missing) and miscellaneous years going back to 1866 available online.  
 
*Fold3.com ($) has [http://www.fold3.com/title_661/city_directories_des_moines Des Moines City Directories] 1881-1913 (2 yrs. missing) and miscellaneous years going back to 1866 available online.  
*[http://iagenweb.org/warren/Places/1875patrons.htm 1875 Patrons of the Iowa State Atlas (Warren County)]  
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*[http://iagenweb.org/warren/directories/patrons1875.html 1875 Patrons of the Iowa State Atlas (Warren County)]  
*[http://iagenweb.org/warren/Places/1875biz.htm 1875 Warren County Business Directory]  
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*[http://iagenweb.org/warren/directories/busdir1875.html 1875 Warren County Business Directory]  
*[http://iagenweb.org/warren/Places/history.htm#1879 1879 City Directories for Warren&nbsp;County ]link to index of City's indexed and mapped
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*[http://iagenweb.org/warren/directories/1879-history/1879directory.html 1879 City Directories for Warren&nbsp;County ]link to index of City's indexed and mapped
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
==== Local Histories&nbsp; ====
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{{IA Land Intro}}
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==== Local Histories  ====
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{{IA History}}
  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~iabiog/warren/hw1879/hw1879.htm History of Warren County, Iowa (Des Moines: Union Historical Company, 1879)]&nbsp;Bioindex, all 644 bios online&nbsp;  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~iabiog/warren/hw1879/hw1879.htm History of Warren County, Iowa (Des Moines: Union Historical Company, 1879)]&nbsp;Bioindex, all 644 bios online&nbsp;  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~iabiog/warren/hw1908/hw1908.htm History of Warren County, Iowa...to 1908, by Rev. W. C. Martin. Chicago: S. J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1908]. - index, 27 bios online
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~iabiog/warren/hw1908/hw1908.htm History of Warren County, Iowa...to 1908, by Rev. W. C. Martin. Chicago: S. J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1908]. - index, 27 bios online
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*'''''Circle 'round the square&nbsp;: pictures from an Iowa childhood. Drawings by Sam Kweskin.''''' By Dorothy Daniel. New York&nbsp;: W. Funk, c1959. Online at: {{FSbook|3199861}}; {{WorldCat|1372524|disp=At various libraries(WorldCat)}}.
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/iowa/ Old Antique Atlases &amp; Maps of Iowa]
 
*[http://iagenweb.org/warren/Places/indianolamap.htm 1875 Map of the City of Indianola]
 
*[http://iagenweb.org/warren/Places/indianolamap.htm 1875 Map of the City of Indianola]
  
 
==== 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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*[http://iagenweb.org/warren/military/pensioners1883.html List of Warren County Pensioners] on the Roll Jan 1, 1883
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===== Civil War  =====
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*'''1861-1864''' - [http://iagenweb.org/warren/military/cwsoldiers_am.html Civil War Soldiers Enlistment Records] (1861-1864)
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*[http://iagenweb.org/warren/military/garcardfile.html Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) Card File] for Union Soldiers in the Civil War
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{{VAciv}}
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:- [[1st Regiment, Iowa Cavalry|1st Regiment, Iowa Cavalry]], Company D<br>
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:- [[3rd Regiment, Iowa Infantry|3rd Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company G
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:- [[10th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|10th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company B<br>
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:- [[10th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|10th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company G<br>
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:- [[15th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|15th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company G
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:- [[17th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|17th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company K
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:- [[48th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864)|48th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864)]], Company A
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{wikipedia|List of online newspaper archives|List of online newspaper archives}}  
 
{{wikipedia|List of online newspaper archives|List of online newspaper archives}}  
  
*[http://iagenweb.org/warren/Publications/newspapers.html Warren County Newspapers 1855-1896]
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*[http://iagenweb.org/warren/newspapers/1896newshistory.html Warren County Newspapers 1855-1896]
  
 
*[http://altoonapl.newspaperarchive.com/ Altoona Public Library Archives, Polk County] (1876-2000)  
 
*[http://altoonapl.newspaperarchive.com/ Altoona Public Library Archives, Polk County] (1876-2000)  
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==== 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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*[http://iagenweb.org/warren/probates/probate_a.html Warren County, Iowa Probate Index] provided by the Warren County Historical Society
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{{IA Probate Intro|Warren}}
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
*[http://iagenweb.org/warren/people/taxlist1849.htm First Tax List of Warren County, Iowa, August 20, 1849]
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{{IA Tax Intro}}
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*[http://iagenweb.org/warren/people/taxlist1849.htm First Tax List of Warren County, Iowa, August 20, 1849]  
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*[http://iagenweb.org/warren/tax_lists/1855TaxList.htm Warren County, Iowa Tax List 1855]
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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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*'''1838-1934''' - {{RecordSearch|1805551|Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1849-1899''' - [http://iagenweb.org/warren/marriages/marriages.html Index of Warren County Marriages] (1849-1899) provided by the Warren County Historical Society
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=====Deaths=====
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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
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=== Societies and Libraries  ===
  
==== Vital Records&nbsp;  ====
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'''Warren County Genealogical Society'''<br>Box 151<br>Indianola, Iowa 50125<br>E-mail: [mailto:wcgs@warrencountygenes.org wcgs@warrencountygenes.org]<br>[http://www.warrencountygenes.org/default.html Website]
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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'''Warren County Historical Society'''<br>1400 W 2nd Ave<br> P.O. Box 256<br>Indianola, IA 50125<br>Telephone:515-961-8085<br>E-mail: [mailto:contact@warrencountyhistory.org contact@warrencountyhistory.org]<br>[http://www.warrencountyhistory.org/default.html Website]
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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==== Family History Centers  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
== Web Sites ==
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=== Websites ===
  
*{{FHL|Iowa%2C+Warren|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/iowa/warren-county/ Warren County, IA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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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+Warren|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://iagenweb.org/warren/ Iowa Genweb: Warren County]  
 
*[http://iagenweb.org/warren/ Iowa Genweb: Warren County]  
 
*[http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.iowa.counties.warren/mb.ashx Rootsweb: Warren County message board]  
 
*[http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.iowa.counties.warren/mb.ashx Rootsweb: Warren County message board]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IA/Warren/ Warren County, Iowa Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IA/Warren/ Warren County, Iowa Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
== References  ==
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=== References  ===
  
 
<references /> {{Iowa|Iowa}}  
 
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Latest revision as of 21:09, 23 August 2017

United States
Iowa
Warren County
Guide to Warren County, Iowa ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
Buxton Park Gazebo and Arboretum located in Indianola, Warren County, Iowa


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Warren County, Iowa
Map
Map of Iowa highlighting Warren County
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the U.S. highlighting Iowa
Location of Iowa in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 13, 1846
County Seat Indianola
Courthouse
IowaWarrenCourthouse.jpg
Address
Warren County Website


County Information

Warren County, Iowa Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1880 1849 1880 1840 1849 1850

County Courthouse

History

Parent County

1846--Warren County was created 13 January 1846 from unorganized territory. It was attached to Mahaska County prior to organization 10 February 1849. County seat: Indianola [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

Neighboring Counties

Clarke • Dallas • Lucas • Madison • Marion • Polk

Warren CountyMarion CountyMonroe CountyLucas CountyClarke CountyUnion CountyMadison CountyDallas CountyPolk CountyJasper CountyMahaska CountyAppanoose CountyWayne CountyDecatur CountyRinggold CountyAdair CountyGuthrie CountyGreene CountyBoone CountyStory CountyMarshall CountyIAWarren.JPG

Resources

Biographies

  • All of the family biographies from the History of Warren County, Iowa (1879) by Union Historical Company are available free online at My Genealogy Hound.

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

Census

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

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 Lutheran Church, Martensdale, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).

Court

Directories

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 Warren 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

Civil War

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

- 1st Regiment, Iowa Cavalry, Company D
- 3rd Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company G
- 10th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company B
- 10th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company G
- 15th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company G
- 17th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company K
- 48th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864), Company A

Newspapers

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

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 - Warren - Probate records.


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
Deaths

Societies and Libraries

Warren County Genealogical Society
Box 151
Indianola, Iowa 50125
E-mail: wcgs@warrencountygenes.org
Website

Warren County Historical Society
1400 W 2nd Ave
P.O. Box 256
Indianola, IA 50125
Telephone:515-961-8085
E-mail: contact@warrencountyhistory.org
Website

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).