Buchanan County Genealogical Society  

  Genealogical Society
PO Box 4
Independence, IA 50644-0004
319-334-9333

Will do research for $10 an hour and answer the phone when they're open. No research is done over the phone.

Open Mon 10AM-2PM and Thursday from 4PM to 7PM
Copy fees are 30 cents each.

They have indexed every cemetery and obituary from local newspapers into one master file.

Vital records:
Births 1880-1913
Marriage Records 1848 - 1994
Marriage Registry 1880-1908 (Parents are listed)
Dates of some Divorces
Some death records

Death related:
Obituaries (various)
Burial Permits 1931-1982
Probates 1850-1941
1980 Cemetery Book - this has been updated
Coroner's Reports 1858-1960
Heirs and Descriptions of Real Estate of Decendents 1869 - 1910

Census (microfilm):
State -- 1856, 1885, 1895, 1905, 1915, 1925
Federal -- 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920

History:
1881 History of Buchanan County
1914 History of Buchanan County
1990 Heritage of Buchanan County
Histories of various Buchanan County towns
Various years of plat books (land records)
Area Church Records
Area School Records
School Annuals (various years)
Family Histories

Newspapers (microfilm and hard copy):
Bulletin Paper August 1869 -- Jan 1891
Civilian Paper March 1856 -- Nov 1863
Independence -- 1856-2001
Jesup -- 1905-2003
Lamont -- 1896-2003
Winthrop -- 1891-1942 and 1957-2003

Passenger and immigration lists index on microfilm:
Naturalization 1853-1906
Militia Register 1866 - 1868
 

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