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Guide to '''Grundy County, Iowa ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.<br>  
 
Guide to '''Grundy County, Iowa ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.<br>  
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| county = Grundy County  
 
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=== County Information  ===
 
=== County Information  ===
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==== Description ==== 
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The County was named for Felix Grundy. The County has Grundy Center as its seat and the County was created 1851. The County is located in the centre area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Grundy, Iowa," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grundy_County,_Iowa."</ref>
  
 
==== Grundy County, Iowa Record Dates  ====
 
==== Grundy County, Iowa Record Dates  ====
  
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Grundy County, Iowa. Page 230-238 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 222-225.</ref></center>
 
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 225-231. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992</ref></center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Grundy County, Iowa Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Grundy County, Iowa Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Grundy County, Iowa Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Grundy County, Iowa Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Grundy County, Iowa Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Grundy County, Iowa Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1880
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Grundy County, Iowa Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1856
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Grundy County, Iowa Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1881
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Grundy County, Iowa Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1880
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Grundy County, Iowa Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1863
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Grundy County, Iowa Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1870
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1847
 
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| colspan="7"| <center>Statewide registration started for births in July 1880 and for deaths Jan 1891. General compliance by 1924.</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1880  
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1840
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1863
 
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=== Places/Localities  ===
 
=== Places/Localities  ===
  
'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''  
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'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
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=== Populated Places  ===
  
*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Grundy, Grundy Center|place|disp=Grundy Center}}
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For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://iowa.hometownlocator.com/ia/grundy/ HomeTown Locator]. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Grundy County, Iowa," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grundy_County,_Iowa, accessed 8 September 2019 .</ref>
*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Grundy, Melrose|place|disp=Melrose}}
 
*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Grundy, Reinbeck|place|disp=Reinbeck}}
 
  
=== Populated Places  ===
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{{Populated places
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beaman,_Iowa Beaman]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conrad,_Iowa Conrad]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dike,_Iowa Dike]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grundy_Center,_Iowa Grundy Center]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holland,_Iowa Holland]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morrison,_Iowa Morrison]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reinbeck,_Iowa Reinbeck]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stout,_Iowa Stout]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wellsburg,_Iowa Wellsburg]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beaver_Township,_Grundy_County,_Iowa Beaver]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Hawk_Township,_Grundy_County,_Iowa Black Hawk]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clay_Township,_Grundy_County,_Iowa Clay]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colfax_Township,_Grundy_County,_Iowa Colfax]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairfield_Township,_Grundy_County,_Iowa Fairfield]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Felix_Township,_Grundy_County,_Iowa Felix]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_Township,_Grundy_County,_Iowa German]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grant_Township,_Grundy_County,_Iowa Grant]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincoln_Township,_Grundy_County,_Iowa Lincoln]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melrose_Township,_Grundy_County,_Iowa Melrose]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palermo_Township,_Grundy_County,_Iowa Palermo]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pleasant_Valley_Township,_Grundy_County,_Iowa Pleasant Valley]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shiloh_Township,_Grundy_County,_Iowa Shiloh]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_Township,_Grundy_County,_Iowa Washington]
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=== Neighboring Counties  ===
 
=== Neighboring Counties  ===
  
[[Black Hawk County, Iowa Genealogy|Black Hawk]]{{•}} [[Butler County, Iowa Genealogy|Butler]]{{•}} [[Franklin County, Iowa Genealogy|Franklin]]{{•}} [[Hardin County, Iowa Genealogy|Hardin]]{{•}} [[Marshall County, Iowa Genealogy|Marshall]]{{•}} [[Tama County, Iowa Genealogy|Tama]]  
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[[Black Hawk County, Iowa Genealogy|Black Hawk]]{{•}} [[Butler County, Iowa Genealogy|Butler]]{{•}} [[Franklin County, Iowa Genealogy|Franklin]]{{•}} [[Hardin County, Iowa Genealogy|Hardin]]{{•}} [[Marshall County, Iowa Genealogy|Marshall]]{{•}} [[Tama County, Iowa Genealogy|Tama]]
<center>{{IAGrundy County, Iowa Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
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=== Resources  ===
 
=== Resources  ===
  
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
 
| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=14&GScnty=584&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|614126|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|614126|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=14&CScnty=584 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Iowa/Grundy-County?id=county_584 Findagrave.com]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://iagenweb.org/grundy/cemeteries.html IAGenWeb]
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://iagenweb.org/grundy/cemeteries.html IAGenWeb]
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Grundy+Iowa&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Grundy+Iowa&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Iowa&county=Grundy&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ia/grundy/cemetery.html IAGenWeb Archives]
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ia/grundy/cemetery.html IAGenWeb Archives]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=395317&reqParentsLabel=Grundy%2C%20Iowa%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypes=20&reqTypeLabel=Cemetery FamilySearch Places]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/iowa/grundy.html Tombstone Project]
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/iowa/grundy.html Tombstone Project]
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=== Census  ===
 
=== Census  ===
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{{Historical populations
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|heading = Census
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grundy_County,_Iowa#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1860 |793 
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|1870 |6399 
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|1880 |12639
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|1890 |13215
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|1900 |13757
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|1910 |13574
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|1920 |14420
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|1930 |14133
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|1940 |13518
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|1950 |13722
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|1960 |14132
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|1970 |14119 
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|1980 |14366 
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|1990 |12029 
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|2000 |12369
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|2010 |12453
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Iowa recorded not only the federal census but state census through out the years too. The state census contains very valuable genealogical information. Where the census information can be found, what years it was taken, mortality schedules, census substitutions and much more is discussed in the very informative [[Iowa Census]] article.
 
Iowa recorded not only the federal census but state census through out the years too. The state census contains very valuable genealogical information. Where the census information can be found, what years it was taken, mortality schedules, census substitutions and much more is discussed in the very informative [[Iowa Census]] article.
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=== Church  ===
 
=== Church  ===
  
{{IA Church Intro}}  
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{{IA Church Intro}}<br>
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'''List of Churches and Church Parishes'''
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*'''[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=395317&reqParentsLabel=Grundy%2C%20Iowa%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=3&reqTypeLabel=Churches%20and%20Church%20Parishes FamilySearch Places]'''
  
 
=== Court  ===
 
=== Court  ===
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*Strohbehn, Fred. ''From tall grass prairies to huge grainfields&nbsp;: 150 years of Grundy County farm changes, farming, producing and trading livestock''. Reinbeck, Iowa&nbsp;: F. Strohbehn, 2006.  
 
*Strohbehn, Fred. ''From tall grass prairies to huge grainfields&nbsp;: 150 years of Grundy County farm changes, farming, producing and trading livestock''. Reinbeck, Iowa&nbsp;: F. Strohbehn, 2006.  
**Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE948051 FamilySearch] (Free)  
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**Online at [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/371935-from-tall-grass-prairies-to-huge-grainfields-150-years-of-grundy-county-farm-changes-farming-producing-and-trading-livestock?offset=1 FamilySearch] (Free)  
 
*Beckman, E. H. ''A history of Grundy County from the earliest records up to July 4th, 1876&nbsp;: a valuable and exhaustive collection...''. Grundy Center, Iowa&nbsp;: Atlas Print, 1876.  
 
*Beckman, E. H. ''A history of Grundy County from the earliest records up to July 4th, 1876&nbsp;: a valuable and exhaustive collection...''. Grundy Center, Iowa&nbsp;: Atlas Print, 1876.  
**Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE1147222 FamilySearch] (Free)  
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**Online at [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/323378-a-history-of-grundy-county-from-the-earliest-records-up-to-july-4th-1876-a-valuable-and-exhaustive-collection-of-interesting-information-upon-that-subject-embracing-its-progressive-course-under-the-french-english-and-yakees-sic-its-sett?offset=1 FamilySearch] (Free)  
 
*'''''Portrait and Biographical Record of Jasper, Marshall and Grundy Counties, Iowa, Containing Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens of the Counties.''''' Chicago, IL, USA: Biographical Publishing, 1894. Online at: [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7643 Ancestry.com] ($)
 
*'''''Portrait and Biographical Record of Jasper, Marshall and Grundy Counties, Iowa, Containing Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens of the Counties.''''' Chicago, IL, USA: Biographical Publishing, 1894. Online at: [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7643 Ancestry.com] ($)
  
 
=== Maps  ===
 
=== Maps  ===
 
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{{IA Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{IA Grundy County}}}}
 
*'''Iowa USGS Topographic'''<br>Choose Airport, Bridge, Building, Cemetery, Church, Civil, Hospital, Lake, Locale, Park, Populated Place, Post Office, School, Stream, Summit, Trail<br>[http://www.topozone.com/states/Iowa.asp?county=Grundy http://www.topozone.com/states/Iowa.asp?county=Grundy]<br>
 
*'''Iowa USGS Topographic'''<br>Choose Airport, Bridge, Building, Cemetery, Church, Civil, Hospital, Lake, Locale, Park, Populated Place, Post Office, School, Stream, Summit, Trail<br>[http://www.topozone.com/states/Iowa.asp?county=Grundy http://www.topozone.com/states/Iowa.asp?county=Grundy]<br>
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=395317&reqParentsLabel=Grundy%2C%20Iowa%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=8&reqTypeLabel=Cities%20and%20Towns FamilySearch Places]:Cities and Towns- [[FamilySearch Places|How to Use FS Places]]
  
 
=== Military  ===
 
=== Military  ===
*'''1861 - 1949''' - {{RecordSearch|2351982|Iowa, Grand Army of the Republic Membership Records, 1861-1949}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1835-1998''' - {{RecordSearch|2515886|Iowa, Armed Forces Grave Registrations, ca. 1835-1998}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861-1949''' - {{RecordSearch|2351982|Iowa, Grand Army of the Republic Membership Records, 1861-1949}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1862-1910''' - {{RecordSearch|2821291|Iowa, Records of Persons Subject to Military Duty, 1862-1910}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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*'''1859-1990''' - {{RecordSearch|3155890|United States, Iowa Naturalization Records, 1859-1990}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
=== Newspapers  ===
 
=== Newspapers  ===
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=== Probate  ===
 
=== Probate  ===
'''Online Probate Records'''
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''Online Probate Indexes and Records''
  
 
*'''1758 - 1997''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9064 Iowa Wills and Probate Records 1758-1997] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
 
*'''1758 - 1997''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9064 Iowa Wills and Probate Records 1758-1997] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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=== Taxation  ===
 
=== Taxation  ===
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*'''1934-1958''' - {{RecordSearch|2573700|Iowa, Old Age Tax Assistance Records, 1934-1958}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
{{IA Tax Intro}}  
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{{IA Tax Intro}}
  
 
=== Vital Records  ===
 
=== Vital Records  ===
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=====Births=====
 
=====Births=====
 
*'''1850-1939''' - {{RecordSearch|2527591|Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1850-1939''' - {{RecordSearch|2527591|Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1921-1942''' - {{RecordSearch|2849548|Iowa, Birth Records, 1921-1942}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
==== Marriage  ====
 
==== Marriage  ====
*'''1838-1934''' - {{RecordSearch|1805551|Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1518-1996''' - [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=iowa%2cia Iowa, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index $
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*'''1809-1992''' [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-30192/iowa-marriages-1809-1992?s=275764761 Iowa, Marriages, 1809-1992] at MyHeritage ($) — index
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*'''1836-1926''' [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10206/iowa-marriages-1836-1926?s=275764761 Iowa, Marriages, 1836 - 1926] at MyHeritage ($) — index
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*'''1838-1934''' - {{RecordSearch|1805551|Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1880-1951''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/8823/ Iowa, Marriage Records, 1880-1951] at Ancestry.com ($) — index and images
  
 
==== Death  ====
 
==== Death  ====
*'''1850-1990''' - {{RecordSearch|1674841|Iowa, Deaths and Burials 1850-1990}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] - index
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*'''1850-1990''' - {{RecordSearch|1674841|Iowa, Deaths and Burials 1850-1990}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] - index
 
*'''1880-1992''' - {{RecordSearch|2110820|Iowa, County Death Records, 1880-1992}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index<br>
 
*'''1880-1992''' - {{RecordSearch|2110820|Iowa, County Death Records, 1880-1992}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index<br>
*'''1921-1940''' - {{RecordSearch|2531337|Iowa, Death Records, 1921-1940}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1900-1939''' [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10186/iowa-death-index-1900-1939?s=275764761 Iowa Death Index, 1900-1939] at MyHeritage ($) — index
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*'''1904-1951''' - {{RecordSearch|2531337|Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1920-1967''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/61442/ Iowa, Death Records, 1920-1967] at Ancestry.com ($) — index and images
  
 
=== Societies and Libraries  ===
 
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| width="30%" | [http://www.iowahistory.org/search.html?q=Grundy+county&btnG=Search+%C2%BB State Historical Society of Iowa]  
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| width="30%" | [https://iowaculture.gov/history/research/collections State Historical Society of Iowa]  
 
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| width="30%" | [http://www.iowaheritage.org/items/browse?search=grundy+county&submit_search=Search+All The Iowa Heritage Digital Collection]  
 
| width="30%" | [http://www.iowaheritage.org/items/browse?search=grundy+county&submit_search=Search+All The Iowa Heritage Digital Collection]  
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Latest revision as of 11:11, 30 March 2021

Guide to Grundy County, Iowa ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

Grundy County, Iowa
Map
Map of Iowa highlighting Grundy County
Location in the state of Iowa, United States Genealogy
Map of the U.S. highlighting Iowa
Location of Iowa in the U.S.
Facts
Founded information needed
County Seat Clarion
Courthouse
Iowa, Grundy County Courthouse.png


County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The County was named for Felix Grundy. The County has Grundy Center as its seat and the County was created 1851. The County is located in the centre area of the state.[1]

Grundy County, Iowa Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[2]
Marriage Court Land Probate Census
1880 1856 1881 1880 1863 1870 1847
Statewide registration started for births in July 1880 and for deaths Jan 1891. General compliance by 1924.

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Felix Grundy.JPG

The county is named after U.S. Attorney General Felix Grundy (1777-1840).[3]

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Grundy County

Parent County[edit | edit source]

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places/Localities[edit | edit source]

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit HomeTown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[4]

Cities
Townships


Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Black Hawk • Butler • Franklin • Hardin • Marshall • Tama

Resources[edit | edit source]

Biography[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
IAGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
IAGenWeb Archives FamilySearch Places
Tombstone Project
Iowa Gravestones
Billion Graves
See Iowa Cemeteries for more information.

Census[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1860 793
1870 6,399 706.9%
1880 12,639 97.5%
1890 13,215 4.6%
1900 13,757 4.1%
1910 13,574 −1.3%
1920 14,420 6.2%
1930 14,133 −2.0%
1940 13,518 −4.4%
1950 13,722 1.5%
1960 14,132 3.0%
1970 14,119 −0.1%
1980 14,366 1.7%
1990 12,029 −16.3%
2000 12,369 2.8%
2010 12,453 0.7%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

Iowa recorded not only the federal census but state census through out the years too. The state census contains very valuable genealogical information. Where the census information can be found, what years it was taken, mortality schedules, census substitutions and much more is discussed in the very informative Iowa Census article. State Census

Church[edit | edit source]

Most church records are held by individual churches. Some denominations are gathering their records into a central repository. For more information about these major repositories, see Iowa Church Records.
List of Churches and Church Parishes

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. They include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Iowa Land and Property for information about early Iowa land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, transactions were usually recorded and housed at the county courthouse.

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Grundy 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.


  • Strohbehn, Fred. From tall grass prairies to huge grainfields : 150 years of Grundy County farm changes, farming, producing and trading livestock. Reinbeck, Iowa : F. Strohbehn, 2006.
  • Beckman, E. H. A history of Grundy County from the earliest records up to July 4th, 1876 : a valuable and exhaustive collection.... Grundy Center, Iowa : Atlas Print, 1876.
  • Portrait and Biographical Record of Jasper, Marshall and Grundy Counties, Iowa, Containing Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens of the Counties. Chicago, IL, USA: Biographical Publishing, 1894. Online at: Ancestry.com ($)

Maps[edit | edit source]

Franklin CountyButler CountyBremer CountyHardin CountyMarshall CountyTama CountyBlack Hawk CountyIA GRUNDY.PNG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources

Military[edit | edit source]

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: List of online newspaper archives
  • NewspaperArchive.com ($) has historical newspapers online including Waterloo newspapers that may have included Grundy County residents. This database is free at some libraries.
  • The Grundy Register. 1931, 1950, and 1952. Grundy Center, IA, USA. Online at: Ancestry.com ($)

Probate[edit | edit source]

Online Probate Indexes and Records

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.

Taxation[edit | edit source]

Iowa tax records complement land records and can supplement the years between censuses. Iowa's unique Old Age Assistance tax gives names, addresses and birth years. 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, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded by civil officials on registers, certificates, and other documents. Copies or extracts may be purchased from the Iowa Department of Public Health or the County Clerk's office. See also Iowa Vital Records.

Births[edit | edit source]

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Death[edit | edit source]

Societies and Libraries[edit | edit source]

Grundy County Genealogical Society
18419 205th Street
Grundy Center, IA 50638-8733

Grundy County Historical Society
Rt. 1
Grundy Center, IA 50638
Telephone:319- 824-3585

Wellsburg Historical Foundation
P.O. Box 490
Wellsburg, Iowa 50680

Ostfriesian Heritage Society
1207 Ninth Street
Grundy Center, Iowa 50638-1206

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Center and Affiliate Library Locator map - search for local Family History Centers or Affiliate Libraries

  • Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance, free access to center-only databases, and to premium genealogical websites.
  • FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries have access to most center-only databases, but may not always have full services normally provided by a family history center.

Local Centers and Affiliate Libraries

Websites[edit | edit source]

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Sites with online indexes or images of records pertaining to Grundy County, Iowa Genealogy
State Historical Society of Iowa Free Select from research collection topics
The Iowa Heritage Digital Collection Free digital images from a variety of Iowa cultural institutions - results of "grundy county" in the search box
State Library of Iowa Free electronic depository of documents intended for the general public produced by Iowa agencies - results of "grundy county" in the search box
IAGenWeb Project Free Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
USGenWeb Archives Free Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
genealogytrails.com Free Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
[1] [2][3] FamilySearch Free Births, 1880-1935; Deaths 1880-1992; Marriages, 1838-1934; all indexes
Sites that search for links pertaining to Grundy County, Iowa Genealogy
RootsWeb Resources Free Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
Linkpendium Free Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
CyndisList Free Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
Grundy County IA at LDS Genealogy Free Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
StateofUS.com Free family history resources and government records
Major catalogs for hard copy collections of Grundy County, Iowa Genealogy
Books, microfilm, or manuscripts of genealogical records
FamilySearch Catalog Select topics. To select towns, add a comma to the search box.
WorldCat To find nearby libraries that have specific items, see WorldCat Online Catalog.
Allen County Public Library located in Indiana They are heavily involved in digitizing.
See also local libraries and Iowa Archives and Libraries
Social networking sites pertaining to Grundy County, Iowa Genealogy
GeneaBloggers enter "Iowa" in search box to see list and links to Iowa blogs
Facebook list of groups from "Iowa Genealogy" search
genealogy.com IA Genealogy Forum
ancestry.com Grundy County Message Board

Sources and Footnotes[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Grundy, Iowa," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grundy_County,_Iowa."
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Grundy County, Iowa. Page 230-238 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 222-225.
  3. "Felix Grundy," Wikipedia.
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "Grundy County, Iowa," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grundy_County,_Iowa, accessed 8 September 2019 .