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''[[United States|United States&]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Iowa|Iowa]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Wayne County''
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Guide to '''Wayne 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 = Wayne County
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| county_map = Iowa Wayne Map.png
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| state = Iowa
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| founded year = 1846
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| founded date = January 13
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| seat = Corydon
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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[[Image:Anthony Wayne.JPG|thumb|right|365px]]
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The county is named after Revolutionary War General [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Wayne "Mad" Anthony Wayne] (1745-1796).<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Wayne "Anthony Wayne,"] Wikipedia.</ref>
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1846--'''Wayne County was created from Appanoose County. '''County seat:'''&nbsp; Corydon <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''1846--'''Wayne County was created 13 January 1846 from unorganized territory. It was attached to Davis County prior to organization 27 January 1851. '''County seat:'''&nbsp; Corydon <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
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See an interactive map of Iowa [http://www.n2genealogy.com/iowa/ia-maps.html boundary changes].
  
 
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{{IA Church Intro}}
  
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LDS Ward and Branch Records
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*Bethlehem
  
 
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==== Land ====
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{{IA Land Intro}}
  
 
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~iabiog/appanoose/bwa1886/bwa1886.htm ''Biographical and Historical Record of Wayne and Appanoose Counties, Iowa'']
 
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~iabiog/appanoose/bwa1886/bwa1886.htm ''Biographical and Historical Record of Wayne and Appanoose Counties, Iowa'']
  
 
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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>
  
 
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==== Newspapers ==== {{IA Newspaper abstracts|Wayne}}
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{{IA Probate Intro|Wayne}}
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{{IA Tax Intro}}
  
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==== Vital Records&nbsp; ====
  
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{{IA Vital Intro}}
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
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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=202734&subject_disp=Iowa%2C+Wayne&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]  
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IA/Wayne/ Wayne County, Iowa Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
 
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Guide to Wayne County Iowa genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Wayne County, Iowa
Map
Map of Iowa highlighting Wayne 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 Corydon
Courthouse


County Courthouse

History

Anthony Wayne.JPG

The county is named after Revolutionary War General "Mad" Anthony Wayne (1745-1796).[1]

Parent County

1846--Wayne County was created 13 January 1846 from unorganized territory. It was attached to Davis County prior to organization 27 January 1851. County seat:  Corydon [2]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Iowa boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Appanoose | Clarke | Decatur | Lucas | Monroe | Mercer County, Missouri | Putnam County, Missouri

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.


LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Bethlehem

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 Wayne 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.


Biographical and Historical Record of Wayne and Appanoose Counties, Iowa

Maps

Migration

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

Military

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


Probate

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 - Wayne - 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.


Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. "Anthony Wayne," Wikipedia.
  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).
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