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 Genealogical Society April 2024 Meeting

Saturday, 13 April 2024

Sioux City Public Library - Morningside Branch

Program 10AM to 11AM
Bussiness meeting 11AM to 12PM (noon)
April program will concentrate on "no tree" DNA matches. A very hands-on program
You are encouraged to bring your computer.

open and free to public.

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


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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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