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Guide to '''Washington County, Iowa ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.<br>
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== County Courthouse ==
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=== County Information ===
  
== History  ==
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==== Washington 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" | '''[[Washington County, Iowa Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Washington County, Iowa Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Washington County, Iowa Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Washington County, Iowa Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Washington County, Iowa Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Washington 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  ===
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=== History  ===
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1838--'''Washington County was created 18 January 1838 from [[Henry County, Iowa|Henry]], [[Louisa County, Iowa|Louisa]], and [[Muscatine County, Iowa|Muscatine]] Counties. It was formerly named Slaughter County, but the name changed to Washington County 25 January 1839.<br>'''County seat:''' Washington <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1838--'''Washington County was created 18 January 1838 from [[Henry County, Iowa Genealogy|Henry]], [[Louisa County, Iowa Genealogy|Louisa]], and [[Muscatine County, Iowa Genealogy|Muscatine]] Counties. It was formerly named Slaughter County, but the name changed to Washington County 25 January 1839.<br>'''County seat:''' Washington <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  ===
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
[[Henry County, Iowa|Henry]] | [[Iowa County, Iowa|Iowa]] | [[Jefferson County, Iowa|Jefferson]] | [[Johnson County, Iowa|Johnson]] | [[Keokuk County, Iowa|Keokuk]] | [[Louisa County, Iowa|Louisa]]  
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[[Henry County, Iowa Genealogy|Henry]]{{•}} [[Iowa County, Iowa Genealogy|Iowa]]{{•}} [[Jefferson County, Iowa Genealogy|Jefferson]]{{•}} [[Johnson County, Iowa Genealogy|Johnson]]{{•}} [[Keokuk County, Iowa Genealogy|Keokuk]]{{•}} [[Louisa County, Iowa Genealogy|Louisa]]  
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=== Resources  ===
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==== Biographies  ====
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7700 Washington County, Iowa Biographical Dictionary] at Ancestry.com ($)
  
== Resources  ==
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=27400 Portrait and biographical album of Washington County, Iowa&nbsp;: containing full page portraits and biographical sketches of promin] at Ancestry.com ($)
  
 
==== 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=638&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|464409|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=638 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://iagenweb.org/washington/cemeteries.htm IAGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Washington+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=Washington&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ia/washington/cemetery.html IAGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/iowa/washington.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://iowagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?cid=92 Iowa Gravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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==== Census ====
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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 Immanuel Lutheran Church, Washington County, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{IA Land Intro}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/topic/historical/LightOn/1880wash_1.htm ''The History of Washington County, Iowa, 1880'']  
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{{IA History}}
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[https://archive.org/details/cu31924028872864 ''The History of Washington County, Iowa'']  
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=27400 Portrait and biographical album of Washington County, Iowa&nbsp;: containing full page portraits and biographical sketches of promin] at Ancestry.com ($)
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/iowa/ Old Antique Atlases &amp; Maps of Iowa]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*'''1835-1998''' - {{RecordSearch|2515886|Iowa, Armed Forces Grave Registrations, ca. 1835-1998}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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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 Cavalry|1st Regiment, Iowa Cavalry]], Company F<br>
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:- [[2nd Regiment, Iowa Infantry|2nd Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company H<br>
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:- [[7th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|7th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company H
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:- [[8th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|8th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company C
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:- [[10th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|10th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company E
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:- [[11th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|11th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company F
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:- [[13th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|13th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company I<br>
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:- [[13th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|13th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company K<br>
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:- [[17th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|17th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company D
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:- [[18th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|18th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company I
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:- [[19th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|19th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company C
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:- [[25th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|25th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company A<br>
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:- [[25th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|25th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company I<br>
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:- [[30th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|30th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company E<br>
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:- [[30th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|30th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company K<br>
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:- [[31st Regiment, Iowa Infantry|31st Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company K
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:- [[45th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864)|45th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864)]], Company B
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
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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.  
 
NewspaperArchive.com ($) has a large collection of digitized [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?co=7&s=39 Iowa newspapers] online. This database is sometimes free at libraries.  
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:*1939 — ''[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7030 Wellman Advance]'' at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] ($) — Wellman, IA, USA
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:*1949 — ''[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8331 Evening Journal Farm Edition]'' at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] ($) — Washington, IA, USA
  
 
==== 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|Washington}}
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
==== Vital Records&nbsp; ====
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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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*'''1838-1934''' - {{RecordSearch|1805551|Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
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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  ===
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'''Washington County Genealogical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 446<br>Washington IA 52353-0446<br>
  
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'''Washington County Historical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 924<br>Washington, Iowa 52353<br>Telephone:319-653-4329<br>[http://washingtoncountyhistoricalsociety-iowa.org/ 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+Washington|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/iowa/washington-county/ Washington 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+Washington|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IA/Washington/ Washington County, Iowa Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IA/Washington/ Washington County, Iowa Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
== References  ==
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=== References  ===
  
 
<references /> {{Iowa|Iowa}}  
 
<references /> {{Iowa|Iowa}}  
  
 
[[Category:Washington_County,_Iowa]]
 
[[Category:Washington_County,_Iowa]]

Latest revision as of 15:28, 7 December 2017

United States
Iowa
Washington County

Guide to Washington County, Iowa ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Washington County, Iowa
Map
Map of Iowa highlighting Washington County
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the U.S. highlighting Iowa
Location of Iowa in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 18, 1838
County Seat Washington
Courthouse


County Information

Washington County, Iowa Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1880 1839 1880 1840 1839 1838

County Courthouse

History

Parent County

1838--Washington County was created 18 January 1838 from Henry, Louisa, and Muscatine Counties. It was formerly named Slaughter County, but the name changed to Washington County 25 January 1839.
County seat: Washington [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

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Henry • Iowa • Jefferson • Johnson • Keokuk • Louisa

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Resources

Biographies

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 Immanuel Lutheran Church, Washington County, 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 Washington 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.


The History of Washington County, Iowa

Maps

Military

Civil War

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

- 1st Regiment, Iowa Cavalry, Company F
- 2nd Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company H
- 7th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company H
- 8th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company C
- 10th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company E
- 11th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company F
- 13th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company I
- 13th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company K
- 17th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company D
- 18th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company I
- 19th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company C
- 25th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company A
- 25th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company I
- 30th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company E
- 30th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company K
- 31st Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company K
- 45th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864), Company B

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

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 - Washington - 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

Washington County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 446
Washington IA 52353-0446

Washington County Historical Society
P.O. Box 924
Washington, Iowa 52353
Telephone:319-653-4329
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).