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Genealogy Research in Lyon County, Iowa

Are you just beginning your ancestry research in Lyon County, Iowa? Why not hire a professional genealogist to assist you with your genealogy search? Iowa became a U.S. state on December 28, 1846 and many types of records including land deeds, family wills, military records, family histories, and vital records are widely available for more than 165 years of the state's history. Contact our researchers today and learn how we might help you with your family
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is an exciting state to do research in because of the extensive and high quality records available to the professional genealogist at the various libraries, county courthouses, archives, and other repositories located throughout the state, and at places like the LDS Family History Library in Iowa. Contact our genealogists today to learn how we might help you with your genealogy search in Iowa using many of these great records and resources.

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Many genealogical records related to your ancestry search, important records like family wills, court records, obituaries, death certificates, military records and land deeds are generally not available online and can only be obtained by mailing research requests to places like local public libraries or cemeteries, or by visiting the LDS Family History Library results are to be achieved during your project. For these and other reasons, it's sometimes a great idea to hire a in Utah. These records are critical to any comprehensive ancestry search and should not be overlooked if high quality and thorough research professional genealogist to assist you with your genealogy search.

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Family Tree Research - Lyon County, Iowa

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Lyon County, Iowa Genealogy Resources

Are you just beginning your ancestry research in Lyon County? Our expert research team has put
 together some helpful links and resources to help you get started with your family tree research. Many of the
Iowa resources listed on this page are often used by our genealogists during a typical ancestry search to help
locate important records like birth certificates, obituaries, court records, marriage certificates, land deeds,
and family histories.


Cemetery Transcription and Photo Project - Lyon County, IA

Epodunk - Lyon County Cemeteries

 Find a Grave - Lyon County, IA

Interment.net - Lyon County Cemeteries

 The Political Graveyard - Lyon County, IA

Tombstone Transcription Project - Lyon County, IA

Census Records

Lyon County Census Records - Census Online

Lyon County Federal Census Index - US-Census.org

1850 Census of Lyon County, IA - Ancestry.com

1850 Census of Lyon County, IA - USGenWeb Census Project

 1860 Census of Lyon County, IA - Ancestry.com

1860 Census of Lyon County, IA - USGenWeb Census Project

1870 Census of Lyon County, IA - Ancestry.com

1870 Census of Lyon County, IA - USGenWeb Census Project

1880 Census of Lyon County, IA - Ancestry.com

1880 Census of Lyon County, IA - FamilySearch.org

1880 Census of Lyon County, IA - USGenWeb Census Project

1900 Census of Lyon County, IA - Ancestry.com

1900 Census of Lyon County, IA - USGenWeb Census Project

1910 Census of Lyon County, IA - Ancestry.com

1910 Census of Lyon County, IA - USGenWeb Census Project

1920 Census of Lyon County, IA - Ancestry.com

1920 Census of Lyon County, IA - USGenWeb Census Project

1930 Census of Lyon County, IA - Ancestry.com

1930 Census of Lyon County, IA - USGenWeb Census Project

Court and Legal Records



Genealogy Trails History Group - Lyon County Timeline

The Historical Marker Database - Lyon County Historical Markers 

Historical Marker Society of America - Lyon County Historical Markers

National Register of Historic Places - Lyon County, Iowa

Wikipedia.org - Lyon County, Iowa History

Land Records

Bureau of Land Management, General Land Office - Lyon County Land Patents

USGenWeb Archives - Iowa Federal Land Records

Libraries and Archives

Military Records

Genealogy Trails History Group - 1883 Pensioners Lyon County, IA

Korean War - Lyon County Korean War Casualties

World War II Casualties, Army and Army Air Corps - Lyon County, IA


Genealogy Trails History Group - Lyon County Iowa Obituary Index

Obituary Index - Lyon County, IA

USGenWeb Archives - Lyon County Iowa Obituaries


The Historical Society of the United States Courts in the Eighth Circuit

Iowa Conservation and Preservation Consortium

Iowa Genealogical Society - Des Moines, IA

Iowa Museum Association

State Library of Iowa - Des Moines, IA

Iowa State Society - Daughters of American Colonists

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution - Iowa Society

Sons of the American Revolution Iowa Society

State Historical Society of Iowa - Des Moines, IA

Vital Records

Genealogy Trails History Group - Lyon County, Iowa Birth Index

Genealogy Trails History Group - Lyon County, Iowa Birth Records

GenWed.com - Lyon County Marriage Records

Iowa Bureau of Health Statistics - Vital Records

Online Iowa Death Records & Indexes

USGenWeb Archives - Lyon County, Marriage Records

Click Below to Learn More about Your Iowa Genealogy

County Formation Date County Seat
Adair County 1851 Greenfield Cass County
Adams County 1851 Corning Taylor County
Allamakee County 1847 Waukon Clayton County
Appanoose County 1843 Centerville Davis County
Audubon County 1851 Audubon Black Hawk and Cass counties
Benton County 1837 Vinton Native American lands and
Wisconsin Territory
Black Hawk County 1843 Waterloo Delaware County
Boone County 1846 Boone Polk County
Bremer County 1851 Waverly Native American lands and
Winnebago County
Buchanan County 1837 Independence Delaware County and Wisconsin Territory
Buena Vista County 1851 Storm Lake Clay and Sac counties
Butler County 1851 Allison Black Hawk  and Buchanan counties
Calhoun County 1851 Rockwell City Fox County
Carroll County 1851 Carroll Guthrie County
Cass County 1851 Atlantic Pottawattamie County
Cedar County 1837
Tipton Wisconsin Territory
Cerro Gordo County 1851 Mason City Floyd County
Cherokee County 1851 Cherokee Crawford County
Chickasaw County 1851 New Hampton Fayette County
Clarke County 1846 Osceola Lucas County
Clay County 1851 Spencer Native American lands
Clayton County 1837 Elkader Dubuque County and Wisconsin Territory
Clinton County 1837 Clinton Dubuque County and Wisconsin Territory
Crawford County 1851 Denison Shelby County
Dallas County 1846 Adel Polk County
Davis County 1843 Bloomfield Van Buren County
Decatur County 1846 Leon Appanoose County
Delaware County 1837 Manchester Dubuque County and Wisconsin Territory
Des Moines County 1834 Burlington Michigan Territory and Wisconsin Territory
Dickinson County 1851 Spirit Lake Kossuth County
Dubuque County 1834 Dubuque Michigan Territory and Wisconsin Territory
Emmet County 1851 Estherville Dickinson and Kossuth counties
Fayette County 1837 West Union Clayton County and Wisconsin Territory
Floyd County 1851 Charles City Chickasaw County
Franklin County 1851 Hampton Chickasaw County Benjamin Franklin
Fremont County 1847 Sidney Pottawattamie County
Greene County 1851 Jefferson Dallas County
Grundy County 1851 Grundy Center Black Hawk County
Guthrie County 1851 Guthrie Center Jackson County
Hamilton County 1856 Webster City Webster County
Hancock County 1851 Garner Wright County
Hardin County 1851 Eldora Black Hawk County
Harrison County 1851 Logan Pottawattamie County
Henry County 1836 Mount Pleasant Wisconsin Territory
Howard County 1851 Cresco Chickasaw County
Humboldt County 1857 Dakota City Webster County
Ida County 1851 Ida Grove Cherokee County
Iowa County 1843 Marengo Washington County
Jackson County 1837 Maquoketa Wisconsin Territory
Jasper County 1846 Newton Mahaska County
Jefferson County 1839 Fairfield Native American lands
Johnson County 1837 Iowa City Des Moines County and Wisconsin Territory
Jones County 1837
Anamosa Wisconsin Territory
Keokuk County 1837 Sigourney Washington County
Kossuth County 1851 Algona Webster County
Lee County 1836 Fort Madison and Keokuk Des Moines County
Linn County 1837 Cedar Rapids Wisconsin Territory
Louisa County 1836 Wapello Des Moines County
Lucas County 1846 Chariton Monroe County
Lyon County 1851 Rock Rapids Woodbury County
Madison County 1846 Winterset Polk County
Mahaska County 1843 Oskaloosa Fox and Sac Indian lands
Marion County 1845 Knoxville Washington County
Marshall County 1846 Marshalltown Jasper County
Mills County 1851 Glenwood Pottawattamie County
Mitchell County 1851 Osage Chickasaw County
Monona County 1851 Onawa Harrison County
Monroe County 1843 Albia Wapello County
Montgomery County 1851 Red Oak Polk County
Muscatine County 1836 Muscatine Des Moines County
O'Brien County 1851 Primghar Cherokee County
Osceola County 1851 Sibley Woodbury County
Page County 1847 Clarinda Pottawattamie County
Palo Alto County 1851 Emmetsburg Kossuth County
Plymouth County 1851 Le Mars Woodbury County
Pocahontas County 1851 Pocahontas Greene County and Humboldt County
Polk County 1846 Des Moines Native American lands
Pottawattamie County 1847 Council Bluffs Native American lands
Poweshiek County 1843 Montezuma Mesquakie Indian lands
Ringgold County 1847 Mount Ayr Taylor County
Sac County 1851 Sac City Greene County
Scott County 1837 Davenport Wisconsin Territory
Shelby County 1851 Harlan Cass County
Sioux County 1851 Orange City Plymouth County
Story County 1846 Nevada Boone, Jasper,
and Polk counties
Tama County 1843 Toledo Benton and
Boone counties
Taylor County 1847 Bedford Page County
Union County 1851 Creston Clarke County
Van Buren County 1836 Keosauqua Des Moines County
Wapello County 1843 Ottumwa Native American lands
Warren County 1846 Indianola Polk County
Washington County 1839 Washington Wisconsin Territory
Wayne County 1846 Corydon Appanoose County
Webster County 1853 Fort Dodge Risley and Yell counties
Winnebago County 1851 Forest City Kossuth County
Winneshiek County 1847 Decorah Native American lands
Woodbury County 1853 Sioux City Polk County
Worth County 1851 Northwood Mitchell County
Wright County 1851 Clarion Webster and
Kossuth counties

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