Buena Vista County
An IAGenWeb Project!

Welcome to our website, we hope you enjoy your stay.

Buena Vista County is available for adoption!
if you are interested in becoming the
new County Coordinator for Buena Vista,
please contact our Welcome Hostesses.

For all other questions or If you have material to contribute, please contact the temporary County Coordinator, LaVern. Please note
that I do not do research, so those questions
should be posted on the Queries Board.

Questions regarding cemetery plots or
care of cemeteries should be directed
to the recordkeeper for that cemetery.
Any funeral home in the town nearest
the cemetery wil have that person's name
and contact information.

Everything on this website has been contributed by volunteers!
Won't you share too? Find out how you can help, e-mail the
Buena Vista County Coordinator.

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Biographical Records

Extracted from: Wegerslev, C. H. and Thomas Walpole.
Past and Present of Buena Vista County, Iowa.
Chicago:  S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., 1909.
Transcribed by Mary Alice Schwanke, Cyndi Vertrees, and Paul Nagy

Biographies found on the Iowa History Project

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Death Records

Index to Death Records on this website

Index to Cemetery Records on this website

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Birth & Baptism Records
Census Records
Churches of Buena Vista County
County History
Family Histories & Group Sheets
Immigration Records
Land Records  

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Miscellaneous documents include wills, probate records, newspaper items, Bible records ..... just about anything you'd like to share!


Marriage Records
Military Records
Passport Applications
Photo Album
School Records
Towns & Townships
Weddings & Anniversaries

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Need more help with your research?
Find other researchers and lots of useful info. on the following on-site pages:

Iowa Resources * Local Resources * Look-Up Volunteers * Surname Registry

And on the following off-site pages:

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IAGenWeb Special Projects * * IAGenWeb Archives

Also, visit the Search Engine for the Iowa Gravestone Photo Project for Buena Vista County to look for gravestone photos.

Many families crossed county lines or had close relations in nearby counties.
Be sure to visit these neighboring counties in Iowa .

Buena Vista County