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=== County Information ===
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===County Information===
  
==== Description ====   
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====Description====   
  
 
The County was named for Joseph Story. The County has Nevada as its seat and the County was created 1846. The County is located in the central area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Story, Iowa," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Story_County,_Iowa."</ref>
 
The County was named for Joseph Story. The County has Nevada as its seat and the County was created 1846. The County is located in the central area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Story, Iowa," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Story_County,_Iowa."</ref>
  
==== Story County, Iowa Record Dates ====
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====Story County, Iowa Record Dates====
  
 
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Story County, Iowa. Page 230-238 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 222-225.</ref></center>
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| colspan="7" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |<center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Story County, Iowa. Page 230-238 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 222-225.</ref></center>
 
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Story County, Iowa Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Story County, Iowa Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Story County, Iowa Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Story County, Iowa Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Story County, Iowa Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Story County, Iowa Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Story County, Iowa Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Story County, Iowa Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Story County, Iowa Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Story County, Iowa Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Story County, Iowa Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Story County, Iowa Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Story County, Iowa Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Story County, Iowa Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
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| colspan="7"| <center>Statewide registration started for births in July 1880 and for deaths Jan 1891. General compliance by 1924.</center>
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| colspan="7" |<center>Statewide registration started for births in July 1880 and for deaths Jan 1891. General compliance by 1924.</center>
 
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=== County Courthouses ===
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===County Courthouses===
  
=== History ===
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===History===
  
==== Parent County ====
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====Parent County====
  
 
'''1846--'''Story County was created 13 January 1846&nbsp;from unorganized territory. It was attached to Boone, Polk, and Linn&nbsp;Counties prior to organization 1June 1853. '''County seat:''' Nevada <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
 
'''1846--'''Story County was created 13 January 1846&nbsp;from unorganized territory. It was attached to Boone, Polk, and Linn&nbsp;Counties prior to organization 1June 1853. '''County seat:''' Nevada <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
==== Boundary Changes ====
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====Boundary Changes====
  
 
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.  
 
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 ====
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====Record Loss====
  
 
'''1864'''  Fire burned the courthouse on January 1.
 
'''1864'''  Fire burned the courthouse on January 1.
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=== Places/Localities ===
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===Places/Localities===
  
 
'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''  
 
'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''  
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Story, West Ames|place|disp=West Ames}}
 
*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Story, West Ames|place|disp=West Ames}}
  
==== Populated Places ====
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====Populated Places====
  
 
For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://iowa.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,169,c,story.cfm HomeTown Locator]. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Story County, Iowa," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Story_County,_Iowa, accessed 31 October 2019.</ref>  
 
For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://iowa.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,169,c,story.cfm HomeTown Locator]. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Story County, Iowa," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Story_County,_Iowa, accessed 31 October 2019.</ref>  
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==== Neighboring Counties ====
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====Neighboring Counties====
  
 
[[Boone County, Iowa Genealogy|Boone]]{{•}} [[Hamilton County, Iowa Genealogy|Hamilton]]{{•}} [[Hardin County, Iowa Genealogy|Hardin]]{{•}} [[Jasper County, Iowa Genealogy|Jasper]]{{•}} [[Marshall County, Iowa Genealogy|Marshall]]{{•}} [[Polk County, Iowa Genealogy|Polk]]
 
[[Boone County, Iowa Genealogy|Boone]]{{•}} [[Hamilton County, Iowa Genealogy|Hamilton]]{{•}} [[Hardin County, Iowa Genealogy|Hardin]]{{•}} [[Jasper County, Iowa Genealogy|Jasper]]{{•}} [[Marshall County, Iowa Genealogy|Marshall]]{{•}} [[Polk County, Iowa Genealogy|Polk]]
  
=== Resources ===
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===Resources===
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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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" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" |'''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |{{FHL|466878|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Iowa/Story-County?id=county_631 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Iowa/Story-County?id=county_631 Findagrave.com]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://iagenweb.org/story/cemetery.htm IAGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[http://iagenweb.org/story/cemetery.htm IAGenWeb]
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Story+Iowa&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Story+Iowa&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://iowagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?cid=85 Iowa Gravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[http://iowagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?cid=85 Iowa Gravestones]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=394045&reqParentsLabel=Story%2C%20Iowa%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypes=20&reqTypeLabel=Cemetery FamilySearch Places]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=394045&reqParentsLabel=Story%2C%20Iowa%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypes=20&reqTypeLabel=Cemetery FamilySearch Places]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
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| colspan="3" bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |See [[Iowa Cemeteries|Iowa Cemeteries]] for more information.
 
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*[https://billiongraves.com/cemetery/unknown/143320 Palestine Cemetery, Huxley] BillionGraves
 
*[https://billiongraves.com/cemetery/unknown/143320 Palestine Cemetery, Huxley] BillionGraves
  
==== Census ====
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====Census====
 
{{Historical populations
 
{{Historical populations
 
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'''''State Census'''''
 
'''''State Census'''''
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*'''1895''' - {{RecordSearch|1803957|Iowa State Census, 1895}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1895''' - {{RecordSearch|1803957|Iowa State Census, 1895}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1905''' - {{RecordSearch|2126961|Iowa State Census, 1905}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1905''' - {{RecordSearch|2126961|Iowa State Census, 1905}} 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
 
*'''1925''' - {{RecordSearch|2224537|Iowa State Census. 1925}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
==== Church ====
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====Church====
  
 
{{IA Church Intro}}  
 
{{IA Church Intro}}  
 
'''List of Churches and Church Parishes'''
 
'''List of Churches and Church Parishes'''
*'''[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=394045&reqParentsLabel=Story%2C%20Iowa%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=3&reqTypeLabel=Churches%20and%20Church%20Parishes FamilySearch Places]'''
 
  
===== The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints =====
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*'''[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=394045&reqParentsLabel=Story%2C%20Iowa%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=3&reqTypeLabel=Churches%20and%20Church%20Parishes FamilySearch Places]'''
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=====The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints=====
  
 
Ward and Branch&nbsp;Records  
 
Ward and Branch&nbsp;Records  
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*Ames
 
*Ames
  
===== Lutheran =====
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=====Lutheran=====
  
 
'''Ames'''  
 
'''Ames'''  
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*Records of the American Lutheran Church, Story County, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
 
*Records of the American Lutheran Church, Story County, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
  
==== Court ====
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====Court====
  
==== Land ====
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====Land====
  
 
{{IA Land Intro}}  
 
{{IA Land Intro}}  
  
==== Local Histories ====
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====Local Histories====
  
 
{{IA History}}  
 
{{IA History}}  
  
*''A history of Story County, Iowa: carefully compiled from the earliest settlement to the present.'' By William G. Allen. Reprint. Originally published: Des Moines: Iowa Print. Co., 1887. '''Online at:''' [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/190670-a-history-of-story-county-iowa-carefully-compiled-from-the-earliest-settlement-to-the-present?offset=1 FamilySearch Digital Library], [http://iastory.com/1887/ Story Co.] {{WorldCat|20990027|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
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*''A history of Story County, Iowa: carefully compiled from the earliest settlement to the present.'' By William G. Allen. Reprint. Originally published: Des Moines: Iowa Print. Co., 1887. '''Online at:''' [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/190670-a-history-of-story-county-iowa-carefully-compiled-from-the-earliest-settlement-to-the-present?offset=1 FamilySearch Digital Library], [http://iagenweb.org/story/1887/ Story Co.] {{WorldCat|20990027|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
  
 
*''A history of the town of Ames, Story County, Iowa: together with a brief description of the surrounding country, and the Iowa State Agricultural College, located at Ames.'' By Cyrus E. Turner. Ames, Iowa: Ames Intelligencer, 1871. '''Online at:''' [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/233822-a-history-of-the-town-of-ames-story-county-iowa-together-with-a-brief-description-of-the-surrounding-country-and-the-iowa-state-agricultural-college-located-at-ames?offset=1 FamilySearch Digital Library], [http://cdm16001.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p16001coll15/id/87 ISU Library].
 
*''A history of the town of Ames, Story County, Iowa: together with a brief description of the surrounding country, and the Iowa State Agricultural College, located at Ames.'' By Cyrus E. Turner. Ames, Iowa: Ames Intelligencer, 1871. '''Online at:''' [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/233822-a-history-of-the-town-of-ames-story-county-iowa-together-with-a-brief-description-of-the-surrounding-country-and-the-iowa-state-agricultural-college-located-at-ames?offset=1 FamilySearch Digital Library], [http://cdm16001.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p16001coll15/id/87 ISU Library].
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*''Resources and wealth of Story County, Iowa: a pamphlet containing a description of Story County.'' By W. C. B. Allen. Nevada, Iowa&nbsp;: Representative Power Press Print, 1880. '''Online at:''' [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/351159-resources-and-wealth-of-story-county-iowa-a-pamphlet-containing-a-description-of-story-county?offset=1 FamilySearch Digital Library].
 
*''Resources and wealth of Story County, Iowa: a pamphlet containing a description of Story County.'' By W. C. B. Allen. Nevada, Iowa&nbsp;: Representative Power Press Print, 1880. '''Online at:''' [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/351159-resources-and-wealth-of-story-county-iowa-a-pamphlet-containing-a-description-of-story-county?offset=1 FamilySearch Digital Library].
  
==== Maps ====
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====Maps====
 
{{IA Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{IA Story County}}}}  
 
{{IA Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{IA Story County}}}}  
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/iowa/ Old Antique Atlases &amp; Maps of Iowa]
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/iowa/ Old Antique Atlases &amp; Maps of Iowa]
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=394045&reqParentsLabel=Story%2C%20Iowa%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=8&reqTypeLabel=Cities%20and%20Towns FamilySearch Places]:Cities and Towns- [[FamilySearch Places|How to Use FS Places]]
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=394045&reqParentsLabel=Story%2C%20Iowa%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=8&reqTypeLabel=Cities%20and%20Towns FamilySearch Places]:Cities and Towns- [[FamilySearch Places|How to Use FS Places]]
  
==== Military ====
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====Military====
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*'''1835-1998''' - {{RecordSearch|2515886|Iowa, Armed Forces Grave Registrations, ca. 1835-1998}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
*'''1835-1998''' - {{RecordSearch|2515886|Iowa, Armed Forces Grave Registrations, ca. 1835-1998}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
*'''1861-1949''' - {{RecordSearch|2351982|Iowa, Grand Army of the Republic Membership Records, 1861-1949}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1861-1949''' - {{RecordSearch|2351982|Iowa, Grand Army of the Republic Membership Records, 1861-1949}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1862-1910''' - {{RecordSearch|2821291|Iowa, Records of Persons Subject to Military Duty, 1862-1910}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
*'''1862-1910''' - {{RecordSearch|2821291|Iowa, Records of Persons Subject to Military Duty, 1862-1910}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
===== Civil War =====
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=====Civil War=====
 
{{VAciv}}  
 
{{VAciv}}  
:- [[3rd Regiment, Iowa Infantry|3rd Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company E  
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:- [[13th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|13th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company E  
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:- [[3rd Regiment, Iowa Infantry|3rd Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company E
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:- [[13th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|13th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company E
 
:- [[23rd Regiment, Iowa Infantry|23rd Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company A
 
:- [[23rd Regiment, Iowa Infantry|23rd Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company A
  
==== Naturalization and Citizenship ====
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====Naturalization and Citizenship====
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*'''1859-1990''' - {{RecordSearch|3155890|United States, Iowa Naturalization Records, 1859-1990}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1859-1990''' - {{RecordSearch|3155890|United States, Iowa Naturalization Records, 1859-1990}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
==== Newspapers ====
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====Newspapers====
  
 
{{wikipedia|List of online newspaper archives|List of online newspaper archives}}  
 
{{wikipedia|List of online newspaper archives|List of online newspaper archives}}  
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*[http://berthabartlett.advantage-preservation.com/ Story City Newspapers, Story County] (1887-2013)
 
*[http://berthabartlett.advantage-preservation.com/ Story City Newspapers, Story County] (1887-2013)
  
*[http://altoonapl.newspaperarchive.com/ Altoona Public Library Archives, Polk County] (1876-2000)  
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*[http://altoonapl.newspaperarchive.com/ Altoona Public Library Archives, Polk County] (1876-2000)
*[http://johnstonhs.newspaperarchive.com Johnston Historical Society Archive, Polk County] (1970-2007)  
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*[http://johnstonhs.newspaperarchive.com Johnston Historical Society Archive, Polk County] (1970-2007)
 
*NewspaperArchive.com ($) has historical newspapers online including [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=39&ci=7363 Des Moines newspapers]. This database is free at some libraries.
 
*NewspaperArchive.com ($) has historical newspapers online including [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=39&ci=7363 Des Moines newspapers]. This database is free at some libraries.
  
:*1944-45, 1948-51, and 1953-56 — ''[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6749 Ames Daily Tribune]'' at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] ($) — Ames, IA, USA  
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:*1944-45, 1948-51, and 1953-56 — ''[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6749 Ames Daily Tribune]'' at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] ($) — Ames, IA, USA
:*1928-29 — ''[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=51059 Ames Daily Tribune and Evening Times]'' at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] ($) — Ames, Iowa, United States Of America  
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:*1928-29 — ''[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=51059 Ames Daily Tribune and Evening Times]'' at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] ($) — Ames, Iowa, United States Of America
 
:*1955 — ''[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8462 Story City Herald]'' at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] ($) — Story City, IA, USA
 
:*1955 — ''[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8462 Story City Herald]'' at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] ($) — Story City, IA, USA
  
==== Probate ====
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====Probate====
 
'''Online Probate Records'''
 
'''Online Probate Records'''
  
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{{IA Probate Intro|Story}}
 
{{IA Probate Intro|Story}}
  
==== Taxation ====
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====Taxation====
  
 
*'''1934-1958''' - {{RecordSearch|2573700|Iowa, Old Age Tax Assistance Records, 1934-1958}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
*'''1934-1958''' - {{RecordSearch|2573700|Iowa, Old Age Tax Assistance Records, 1934-1958}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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{{IA Tax Intro}}
 
{{IA Tax Intro}}
  
==== Vital Records ====
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====Vital Records====
  
 
{{IA Vital Intro}}
 
{{IA Vital Intro}}
 
=====Births=====
 
=====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
 
*'''1850-1939''' - {{RecordSearch|2527591|Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1921-1942''' - {{RecordSearch|2849548|Iowa, Birth Records, 1921-1942}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1921-1942''' - {{RecordSearch|2849548|Iowa, Birth Records, 1921-1942}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
=====Marriages=====
 
=====Marriages=====
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*'''1518-1996''' - [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=iowa%2cia Iowa, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index $
 
*'''1518-1996''' - [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=iowa%2cia Iowa, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index $
 
*'''1809-1992''' [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-30192/iowa-marriages-1809-1992?s=275764761 Iowa, Marriages, 1809-1992] at MyHeritage ($) — index
 
*'''1809-1992''' [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-30192/iowa-marriages-1809-1992?s=275764761 Iowa, Marriages, 1809-1992] at MyHeritage ($) — index
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*'''1880-1951''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/8823/ Iowa, Marriage Records, 1880-1951] at Ancestry.com ($) — index and images
 
*'''1880-1951''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/8823/ Iowa, Marriage Records, 1880-1951] at Ancestry.com ($) — index and images
  
===== Death =====
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=====Death=====
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*'''1850-1990''' - {{RecordSearch|1674841|Iowa, Deaths and Burials 1850-1990}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch]
 
*'''1850-1990''' - {{RecordSearch|1674841|Iowa, Deaths and Burials 1850-1990}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch]
 
*'''1880-1992''' - {{RecordSearch|2110820|Iowa, County Death Records, 1880-1992}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index<br>
 
*'''1880-1992''' - {{RecordSearch|2110820|Iowa, County Death Records, 1880-1992}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index<br>
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*'''1920-1967''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/61442/ Iowa, Death Records, 1920-1967] at Ancestry.com ($) — index and images
 
*'''1920-1967''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/61442/ Iowa, Death Records, 1920-1967] at Ancestry.com ($) — index and images
  
=== Societies and Libraries ===
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===Societies and Libraries===
  
 
'''Story County Genealogical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 692<br>Ames, Iowa 50010<br>E-mail: [mailto:storygenes@gmail.com storygenes@gmail.com]<br>[http://www.storygenes.com/ Website]  
 
'''Story County Genealogical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 692<br>Ames, Iowa 50010<br>E-mail: [mailto:storygenes@gmail.com storygenes@gmail.com]<br>[http://www.storygenes.com/ Website]  
  
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*{{Family History Centers Intro}}
 
*{{Family History Centers Intro}}
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*[[Ames Iowa Family History Center]]
 
*[[Ames Iowa Family History Center]]
  
=== Websites ===
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===Websites===
  
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/iowa/story-county/ Story County, IA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/iowa/story-county/ Story County, IA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/138731752868271/ Iowa Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]  
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/138731752868271/ Iowa Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
*{{FHL|Iowa%2C+Story|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL|Iowa%2C+Story|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IA/Story/ Story County, Iowa Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IA/Story/ Story County, Iowa Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
=== References ===
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Revision as of 21:28, 2 March 2021

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

Story County, Iowa
Map
Map of Iowa highlighting Story 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 January 13, 1846
County Seat Nevada
Courthouse
IowaStoryCourthouse.jpg


County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The County was named for Joseph Story. The County has Nevada as its seat and the County was created 1846. The County is located in the central area of the state.[1]

Story County, Iowa Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[2]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1880 1854 1880 1854 1853 1854 1847
Statewide registration started for births in July 1880 and for deaths Jan 1891. General compliance by 1924.

County Courthouses[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

1846--Story County was created 13 January 1846 from unorganized territory. It was attached to Boone, Polk, and Linn Counties prior to organization 1June 1853. County seat: Nevada [3]

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

1864 Fire burned the courthouse on January 1.

For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:


Places/Localities[edit | edit source]

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit HomeTown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[4]

Cities
Unincorporated communities
Townships


Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Boone • Hamilton • Hardin • Jasper • Marshall • Polk

Resources[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
IAGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
Iowa Gravestones FamilySearch Places
Billion Graves
See Iowa Cemeteries for more information.

Census[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1860 4,051
1870 11,651 187.6%
1880 16,906 45.1%
1890 18,127 7.2%
1900 23,159 27.8%
1910 24,083 4.0%
1920 26,185 8.7%
1930 31,141 18.9%
1940 33,434 7.4%
1950 44,294 32.5%
1960 49,327 11.4%
1970 62,783 27.3%
1980 72,326 15.2%
1990 74,252 2.7%
2000 79,981 7.7%
2010 89,542 12.0%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

State Census

Church[edit | edit source]

Most church records are held by individual churches. Some denominations are gathering their records into a central repository. For more information about these major repositories, see Iowa Church Records. List of Churches and Church Parishes

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints[edit | edit source]

Ward and Branch Records

  • Ames
Lutheran[edit | edit source]

Ames

  • Records of the American Lutheran Church, Ames, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).

Bethania

  • Records of the Bethania (Bethany) Lutheran Church, Kelley, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).

Gilbert

  • Records of the American Lutheran Church, Gilbert, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).

Roland

  • Records of the American Lutheran Church, Roland, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).

Slater

  • Records of the American Lutheran Church, Slater, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).

Story City

  • Records of the American Lutheran Church, Story City, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).

Story County

  • Records of the American Lutheran Church, Story County, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).

Court[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.

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Story 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.


  • A history of the town of Ames, Story County, Iowa: together with a brief description of the surrounding country, and the Iowa State Agricultural College, located at Ames. By Cyrus E. Turner. Ames, Iowa: Ames Intelligencer, 1871. Online at: FamilySearch Digital Library, ISU Library.
  • Resources and wealth of Story County, Iowa: a pamphlet containing a description of Story County. By W. C. B. Allen. Nevada, Iowa : Representative Power Press Print, 1880. Online at: FamilySearch Digital Library.

Maps[edit | edit source]

Hamilton CountyHardin CountyMarshall CountyJasper CountyPolk CountyBoone CountyIA STORY.PNG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources

Military[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]

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


- 3rd Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company E
- 13th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company E
- 23rd Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company A

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

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

Probate[edit | edit source]

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.

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.

Births[edit | edit source]
Marriages[edit | edit source]
Death[edit | edit source]

Societies and Libraries[edit | edit source]

Story County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 692
Ames, Iowa 50010
E-mail: storygenes@gmail.com
Website

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

  • Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance, free access to center-only databases, and to premium genealogical websites.

FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries have access to most center-only databases, but may not always have full services normally provided by a family history center.

Local Centers and Affiliate Libraries

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Story, Iowa," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Story_County,_Iowa."
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Story County, Iowa. Page 230-238 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 222-225.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "Story County, Iowa," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Story_County,_Iowa, accessed 31 October 2019.