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:- [[7th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|7th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company H
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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]], Companies I and 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]], Companies A and I<br>
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:- [[30th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|30th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company E
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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
  
 
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Revision as of 20:11, 20 February 2014

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Guide to Washington County Iowa 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 Courthouse[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

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 [1]

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

Places/Localities[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Henry | Iowa | Jefferson | Johnson | Keokuk | Louisa

Resources[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

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.


Lutheran[edit | edit source]
  • Records of the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Washington 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 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, 1880

Maps[edit | edit source]

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Military[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]

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:


- 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, Companies I and K
- 17th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company D
- 18th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company I
- 19th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company C
- 25th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Companies A and I
- 30th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company E
- 31st Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company K
- 45th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864), Company B

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

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[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 - Washington - 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.


Societies and Libraries[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers
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Web Sites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

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