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Keokuk County, Iowa
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Keokuk County, Iowa Facts

Keokuk County

When was Keokuk County, IA Created?
Keokuk County was established on December 31, 1837 from Dubuque County & Unorganized Territory.

What is the County Seat of Keokuk County, IA?
The County Seat is located in Sigourney and the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Keokuk County, IA?
Bordering Counties are Poweshiek County, Iowa County, Washington County, Jefferson County, Wapello County, Mahaska County.

Keokuk County, IA Vital Records

Where can find Keokuk County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Keokuk County vital records can be found at the Iowa Office of Vital Records which has copies of birth, marriage and death records from July 1880. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Iowa for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Keokuk County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Iowa Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Death Certificate Application to mail.

Keokuk County, IA Census Records

What Keokuk County, IA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Keokuk County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Keokuk Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Keokuk Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Keokuk Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890.

Another Iowa census is the Iowa State Census Collection from 1836-1925. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Iowa Census Records Research Guide

Keokuk County, IA Courthouse and Government Records

Keokuk County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Keokuk County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Keokuk County court, probate, and land records data as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in Iowa courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless Iowa residents.

The possibilities are excellent that your forefathers have left a comprehensive document of at least a number of facets of their lives in the Keokuk County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her to appear in court records. See Also Iowa Corthouse Records Research Guide.

Keokuk County, IA Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Keokuk County, IA?
A list of Keokuk County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Iowa Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Keokuk County, IA Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Keokuk County, IA?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Keokuk County. Many of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business oriented Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a cost. This is simply a list which has been compiled or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site over another.

Keokuk Co. IA Books, Newspapers & Publications

Keokuk Co. IA Cemeteries & Church Records

Keokuk Co. IA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Keokuk Co. IA General and History Websites

Keokuk Co. IA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Keokuk Co. IA Military Records

Keokuk Co. IA Schools & Directories

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