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Lee County, IA

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Lee County, Iowa
County Seats - Fort Madison and Keokuk

Lee County GenWeb page

Vital Records

Birth records, 1880-1940; index, 1890-1897 Iowa. District Court (Lee County)
Microreproduction of originals filmed at the Lee County Courthouse, Keokuk, Iowa. Includes index.
LDS FHL microfilm on 4reels

Birth, book 2, 1889-1896, Lee County, Iowa : recorded at Fort Madison, Iowa Kester, Karen
Old Fort/Lee County Genealogical Society ; copied by Karen Kester and Joyce Cowles
LDS FHL book 977.799 V2ka v. 2

Births, book B (inludes book A), pages 1 thru 92, 1880-1889, Lee County, Iowa: recorded at Fort Madison by Old Fort/Lee County Genealogical Society ; compiled by Karen Kester
LDS FHL book 977.799 V2k and 977.799 V2k v. 2

Marriage records, 1837-1940; index, 1848-1851, 1921-1931 Lee County (Iowa). Clerk of the District Court
Marriage records were collected in two repositories: Ft. Madison for the northern records, Keokuk for the southern records.
LDS FHL microfilm on 24 reels

Lee County, Iowa marriages, compiled by Old Fort/Lee County Genealogical Society
LDS FHL 6 books 977.799 V2m (vols 1-6)
also recorded on 6 microfisches

Death records, 1880-1941 Lee County (Iowa). Clerk of the District Court
Microreproduction of originals filmed at the Lee County Courthouses, Keokuk, and Ft. Madison, Iowa.
LDS FHL microfilm on 6 reels

Death book, Lee County, Iowa, recorded at Fort Madison by Old Fort/Lee County Genealogical Society ; copied by Karen Kester, 1986
LDS FHL books #977.799 V2d v. 1-2 and 977.799 V2d v. 3
also on microfiches #6051004-05


Land records, 1836-1961; indexes, 1830-1922 Lee County (Iowa). County Recorder
Microreproduction of manuscripts housed in Keokuk and Ft. Madison.
LDS FHL microfilm on 95 reels

History and biographies

The History of Lee County, Iowa : containing a history of the county, its cities, town, &c., a biographical directory of citizens, war record of its volunteers in the late rebellion, portraits of early settlers and prominent men, history of the Northwest, history of Iowa, map of Lee County.. Chicago, 1879
LDS FHL book #977.799 H2t (Paper copy of original)
also on microfilm #934950

Catholic parishes

Catholic parishes in Lee County are located in the Diocese of Davenport

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Lee County, IA - Townships


Fort Madison

Many Emslanders in Lee County settled in or near Fort Madison.

Fort Madison records - available through LDS

Births: birth book2 1889-96, Lee County, recorded at Fort Madison.
LDS FHL book 977.799 v.2
: 6 volumes 1838-1890
LDS FHL books 977.799 v. 1-6
Marriages: transcription of marriage records Fort Madison 1856-61
LDS FHL microfilm 850409
Deaths: Deaths in the City of Fort Madison, IA 1910-12 and 1929-58
LDS FHL microfilm #1579724
Burials: Burial records 1911-69 with partial index, Clements Chapel, Fort madison.
LDS FHL Microfilm #1579724-1579726.

Fort Madison Catholic Parishes

Sts Mary and Joseph [1871]
1013 Avenue E, Fort Madison, Iowa
Parish Office: (319) 372-3139
combines St Joseph Parish [1841] and St Mary of the Assumption [1871]

Comments or additional information concerning
emigrants listed on this website can be sent to Barbara Salibi.
Contact info is at the bottom of Home page.