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Guide to '''Winneshiek 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 ===
  
== Quick Facts  ==
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==== Winneshiek 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" | '''[[Winneshiek County, Iowa Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Winneshiek County, Iowa Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Winneshiek County, Iowa Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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=== County Courthouse  ===
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=== Quick Facts  ===
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1847''' Winneshiek County was created 20 February 1847 from unorganized territory. It was attached to Clayton County prior to organization 1 March 1851. '''County seat:&nbsp;'''&nbsp;Decorah <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1847''' Winneshiek County was created 20 February 1847 from unorganized territory. It was attached to Clayton County prior to organization 1 March 1851. '''County seat:&nbsp;'''&nbsp;Decorah <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
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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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=== Places/Localities  ===
  
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
[[Allamakee County, Iowa|Allamakee]] | [[Chickasaw County, Iowa|Chickasaw]] | [[Clayton County, Iowa|Clayton]] | [[Fayette County, Iowa|Fayette]] | [[Howard County, Iowa|Howard]] | [[Fillmore County, Minnesota|Fillmore County, Minnesota]] | [[Houston County, Minnesota|Houston County, Minnesota]]  
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[[Allamakee County, Iowa Genealogy|Allamakee]]{{•}} [[Chickasaw County, Iowa Genealogy|Chickasaw]]{{•}} [[Clayton County, Iowa Genealogy|Clayton]]{{•}} [[Fayette County, Iowa Genealogy|Fayette]]{{•}} [[Howard County, Iowa Genealogy|Howard]]{{•}} [[Fillmore County, Minnesota Genealogy|Fillmore County, Minnesota]]{{•}} [[Houston County, Minnesota Genealogy|Houston County, Minnesota]]  
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=== Resources  ===
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==== 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=642&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=14&CScnty=642 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://iagenweb.org/winneshiek/cemeteries/cemIndex.htm IAGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Winneshiek+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=Winneshiek&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ia/winneshiek/cemetery.html IAGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/iowa/winneshiek.html Tombstone Project]
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== Resources  ==
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==== Census ====
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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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
  
 
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'''First Lutheran Church'''
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*Records of the First Lutheran Church, Winneshiek County, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com].
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'''St. Petri Lutheran Church, Decorah'''
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*Records of the St. Petri Lutheran Church, Decorah, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com].
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'''Stavanger Lutheran Church, Ossian'''
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*Records of the Stavanger Lutheran Church, Ossian, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com].
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'''Winneshiek County'''
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*Records of the American Lutheran Church, Winneshiek County, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com].
  
 
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==== Land  ====
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==== History  ====
 
==== History  ====
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~iabiog/montgomery/hma1892/hma1892.htm ''History of Winneshiek and Allamakee Counties, Iowa'']<span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: rgb(0,43,184); text-decoration: underline"> </span>
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{{IA History}}[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~iabiog/montgomery/hma1892/hma1892.htm ''History of Winneshiek and Allamakee Counties, Iowa'']  
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*'''''And so they came -- to Bloomfield Township.''''' By Judith M. Friedrich. Winneshiek County, Iowa&nbsp;: Bloomfield Township Historical Society, [1977?]. Online at: {{FSbook|1273726}}; {{WorldCat|28257570|disp=At various libraries(WorldCat)}}.
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*'''''History of Winneshiek and Allamakee Counties, Iowa.''''' By W. E. Alexander. Sioux City, Iowa&nbsp;: Western Pub. Co., 1882. '''Online at''': {{FSbook|1041918}}, [https://archive.org/details/historyofwinnesh00alex Internet Archive], [http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/011680584 HathiTrust]; {{WorldCat|3554288|disp=At various libraries(WorldCat)}}.
  
 
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/iowa/ Old Antique Atlases &amp; Maps of Iowa]
  
 
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:- [[1st Regiment, Iowa Cavalry|1st Regiment, Iowa Cavalry]], Company K<br>
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:- [[3rd Regiment, Iowa Infantry|3rd Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company D
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:- [[6th Regiment, Iowa Cavalry|6th Regiment, Iowa Cavalry]], Company D
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:- [[9th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|9th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company H
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:- [[15th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry|15th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry]], Company K
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:- [[46th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864)|46th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864)]], Company F
  
 
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{{IA Newspaper abstracts|Winneshiek}}
  
 
==== 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|Winneshiek}}
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
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{{IA Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
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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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'''Howard-Winneshiek Genealogical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 362<br>Cresco, Iowa 52136<br>Telephone:563-547-2540<br>E-mail: [mailto:webmaster@cresco.lib.ia.us webmaster@cresco.lib.ia.us]<br>[http://iagenweb.org/howard/GenSoc/HowWinn.html Website]
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'''Winneshiek County Historical Society'''<br>201 W Main Street<br>PO Box 63<br>Decorah, IA 52101<br>Telephone:563-382-4166<br>E-mail: [mailto:winneshiek.historical.society@gmail.com winneshiek.historical.society@gmail.com]<br>[http://www.winneshiekcounty.org/site/hist-soc.html?mytp=tp2B&mydb=db2&method=perfect&order_by=OrderBy&order=123&Page=historical Website]
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
== Web Sites ==
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*{{FHL|202771|subject-id|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/iowa/winneshiek-county/ Winneshiek County, IA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IA/Winneshiek/ Winneshiek County, Iowa Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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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|202771|subject-id|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IA/Winneshiek/ Winneshiek County, Iowa Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
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*[http://norwegianridge.com Norwegian Ridge]
  
== References  ==
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Latest revision as of 21:36, 23 August 2017

United States
Iowa
Winneshiek County

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

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Winneshiek County, Iowa
Map
Map of Iowa highlighting Winneshiek County
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the U.S. highlighting Iowa
Location of Iowa in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 20, 1847
County Seat Decorah
Courthouse
IowaWinneshiekCourthouse.jpg


County Information

Winneshiek County, Iowa Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1880 1851 1880 1840 1851 1852

County Courthouse

Quick Facts

Parent County

1847 Winneshiek County was created 20 February 1847 from unorganized territory. It was attached to Clayton County prior to organization 1 March 1851. County seat:  Decorah [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

Allamakee • Chickasaw • Clayton • Fayette • Howard • Fillmore County, Minnesota • Houston County, Minnesota

Winneshiek CountyAllamakee CountyClayton CountyFayette CountyBremer CountyChickasaw CountyHoward CountyDubuque CountyDelaware CountyBuchanan CountyBlack Hawk CountyButler CountyFloyd CountyMitchell CountyFillmore CountyHouston CountyMower CountyOlmsted CountyWinona CountyGrant CountyCrawford CountyVernon CountyLa Crosse CountyMonroe CountyIAWinneshiek.JPG

Resources

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

First Lutheran Church

  • Records of the First Lutheran Church, Winneshiek County, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com.

St. Petri Lutheran Church, Decorah

  • Records of the St. Petri Lutheran Church, Decorah, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com.

Stavanger Lutheran Church, Ossian

  • Records of the Stavanger Lutheran Church, Ossian, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com.

Winneshiek County

  • Records of the American Lutheran Church, Winneshiek 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.


History

Local histories are available for Winneshiek 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.

History of Winneshiek and Allamakee Counties, Iowa

Maps

Military

Civil War

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


- 1st Regiment, Iowa Cavalry, Company K
- 3rd Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company D
- 6th Regiment, Iowa Cavalry, Company D
- 9th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company H
- 15th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Company K
- 46th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864), Company F

Newspapers

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


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 - Winneshiek - 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

Howard-Winneshiek Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 362
Cresco, Iowa 52136
Telephone:563-547-2540
E-mail: webmaster@cresco.lib.ia.us
Website

Winneshiek County Historical Society
201 W Main Street
PO Box 63
Decorah, IA 52101
Telephone:563-382-4166
E-mail: winneshiek.historical.society@gmail.com
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).