Page County, Iowa Genealogy

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

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Page County, Iowa
Map
Map of Iowa highlighting Page County
Location in the state of Iowa, United States Genealogy
Map of the U.S. highlighting Iowa
Location of Iowa in the U.S.
Facts
Founded: 1847
County Seat Clarinda
Courthouse
Page County Courthouse.jpg



County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Census
Land
Probate
1880
1866
1880
1838
For earlier dates, try...Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries | Parent County
  • Page County, Iowa is named in honor of Captain John Page of the 4th U.S. Infantry, who was mortally wounded in the battle of Palo Alto during the Mexican American War.

Parent County[edit | edit source]

1847--Page County was created 24 February 1847 from unorganized territory. It was attached to Appanoose County prior to organization 22 March 1852. County seat:  Clarinda [1]

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

See an interactive map of Iowa boundary changes.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

1858 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:

Places/Localities[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Getting Started[edit | edit source]

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

African American[edit | edit source]

United States African Americans Gotoarrow.png Iowa African Americans

Biographies
[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

  • Find A Grave has Page County cemeteries with some headstone pictures. If yours isn't among the photographs you can request to have one taken and posted.

Census[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1850551
18604,419702.0%
18709,975125.7%
188019,66797.2%
189021,3418.5%
190024,18713.3%
191024,002−0.8%
192024,1370.6%
193025,9047.3%
194024,887−3.9%
195023,921−3.9%
196021,023−12.1%
197018,537−11.8%
198019,0632.8%
199016,870−11.5%
200016,9760.6%
201015,932−6.1%
  • An article about the Federal and State Census Records that exist for Iowa. Iowa Census

Church[edit | edit source]

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.


Court[edit | edit source]

Genealogy[edit | edit source]

Land[edit | edit source]

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.


  • Iowa Page County Recorder's Office has property and misc. records dating back to 1838. Genealogy research is not performed by the Page County Recorder’s office. However, this office has land and vital records that are open to the public.

Law and Legislation[edit | edit source]

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Page 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[edit | edit source]

Iapage.jpg

Military[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]

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


- 4th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company K
- 23rd Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company F

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

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


Occupations[edit | edit source]

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Prisions[edit | edit source]

Probate[edit | edit source]

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 - Adair - Probate records.


Taxation[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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.


Birth[edit | edit source]
Marriages[edit | edit source]
Deaths[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Societies and Libraries[edit | edit source]

  • Nodaway Valley Historical Museum
    1600 South 16th Street
    PO Box 393
    Clarinda, Iowa 51632
    Phone: 1-712-542-3073
    E-mail: nvm@iowatelecom.net
    Hours:
    Mondays: Closed Tuesdays: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday: 1-4 p.m. for May thru Sept. and 2-4 p.m. for Oct. thru April. We will also open by appointment at other times for people to research.

Web Sites[edit | edit source]

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Page County, Iowa

References[edit | edit source]

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

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