County Government
County Recorder - Genealogical
 
Dawn T. Goldman
Recorder
Contact   Hours
101 S. Main
Sigourney, Iowa 52591
Phone: 641-622-2540
Fax: 641-622-3789
Monday thru Friday (8:00am - 4:30pm)
The office will be closed on 2017 official holidays.

GENEALOGICAL

For more Keokuk County genealogical information please contact:

Keokuk County Historical Society
PO Box 123
East & Elm Streets
Sigourney IA 52591
(641) 622-3005

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Wednesdays and Thursdays

Due to limited staff Keokuk County Recorder Office does not offer Genealogical Search Services.  Plain paper copies of Vital Records cannot be mailed per Iowa State law.  We welcome visitors to do on site searches.  To receive a certified copy of vital record, see the Recorder's Vital Records link.
 Useful Links  Document Downloads
 State Historical Society of Iowa  Keokuk County Historical Society Brochure
   What's At the KC Historical Society Brochure

KEOKUK COUNTY RECORDER’S OFFICE
GUIDE TO GENEALOGICAL INFORMATION

MARRIAGE RECORDS 1844 - PRESENT
Please consult index cards first. Located in Black Binder Notebooks with yellow labels. Marriage Record A to Marriage Record 33.

MARRIAGE RETURNS 1880 – 1906
Please use return date from Record. Returns filed by date. Located in Black Binder Notebook with Peach labels at end of table.

BIRTH RECORDS 1880 - PRESENT
Please consult index cards or white binder of computer indexed records first. Black Binder Notebooks with pink labels on shelf along north wall.

DEATH RECORDS 1880 - PRESENT
Please consult index cards first. Black Binder Notebooks with blue labels. Death Record 1 to Death Record 7. Missing years 1938-1940.

DEATH TRANSCRIPTS 1906 – 1915
Please consult index cards first. Black Binder Notebooks with blue labels on them on shelf along north wall. Death Transcript Record 1 to Death Transcript 3.

DEATH TRANSCRIPTS 1906 – 1915
Located in Black Binder Notebook with white labels. Names are grouped alphabetically by last name and chronologically under each alpha letter. Reproduced in their entirety are: Old Probate Book A, Probate Book A, and Probate Book B, the earliest probate records.

RECORD OF WILLS 1851 – 1968
Index to Wills is located in the front of each book. Books are located in Black Binder Notebooks with lavender labels. Will Record 1 to Will Record 10.

HEIR & LAND RECORDS 1867 – 1917
Located on index cards. All information from the record is on the card.

CEMETERY RECORDS unknown - 1985
Located in Black Binder Notebook with green labels. Unofficial records from volunteers who obtained information from cemetery stones in 1985. Indexed alphabetically by last name and by township and cemetery name. Cemetery lot location listed on plat maps for reference. Please see Cemetery Map for Keokuk County on bulletin board.

NATURALIZATION RECORDS 1840 – 1890
Located in Blue Binder Notebooks, top shelf along east wall. Index beside it in a small black notebook.

KEOKUK CO INDEX/COURT STATEMENTS 1854 – 1867
Located on top shelf, north wall.

KEOKUK CO INDEX TO COURT RECORDS 1854 – 1864
Located on top shelf, north wall.

KEOKUK CO HISTORY & ATLAS 1861 – 1888
Located on top shelf, north wall.

LAND RECORDS 1845 – PRESENT
Grantor/Grantee indexes behind counter upon request. Indexed by name and date.