Woodbury County Iowa Genealogy

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"Woodbury County was established and boundaries defined by Chapter 9 of the laws of the Third General Assembly, approved January 15, 1851. The name given it by that act of the Legislature was “Wahkaw”. The name “Wahkaw” is from the Sioux Indian language and means ‘big medicine’. Fifty counties were created in Iowa by that act."

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Woodbury County Court House

The Woodbury County Courthouse.

 In 1973, the building was added to the National Register of Historic Places. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1996. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodbury_County_Courthouse


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Woodbury County Genealogy Society Meeting

Saturday, 11 Feb 2023

Morningside public library
4005 Morningside Ave
Sioux City, IA 51106

10 am to noon

Program : The Best Sources

Free and open to public, Bring a friend


1950 Census

One-Step Census Form
Stephen P. Morse, PhD Joel D. Weintraub, PhD David R. Kehs, PhD.

Mapping the 1950 Census: Census Enumeration District Maps





1950 Census Records




These are all via Rootstech but might work for anyone on Family Search:

What you can find in the 1950 census:


Understanding and interpreting the 1950 census:


Preparing for the 1950 census (includes good info on finding maps for Enumeration Districts):


Old to new street names from the 1932 City Directory

Everything you want to know about tombstones. http://www.sculptor.org/cemeteries/HeadstoneInscriptions.htm 

Adoptions Queries and links

BMD (Birth Marriage Death)

The Daily Reporter - Marriage -Divorce 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919,1920, 1921, and 1927

Cemetery List

Central High School


International African American Museum (IAAM) web site Center for Family History http://www.iaamuseum.org

Lookup Volunteers

Marriages 1881 - 1899


List of Pensioners 1883

Newspaper list

Resource List


What's New

Woodbury County Cities of the Past

Woodbury County Genealogical Society

Woodbury County History

Woodbury County Physicians' Directory

Woodbury County Directory of Optometrists and Opticians for 1920

Woodbury County Coordinator

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