Visitors will find several resources for helping with your Family History Research. Are you new to genealogy? Vodien.com also offers some great resources and helpful links for the beginners.
Van Buren County Recorder's Office has land transactions dating back to 1840. Marriage certificates dating back to1830, death and birth records dating back to 1880. Phone: 319-293-3240. Email
Van Buren County has 109 cemeteries, 63 of these are deemed "pioneer" cemeteries.You can download a complete Van Buren County cemetery map/listing with GPS coordinates here or you can research individual cemeteries. In addition, you’ll find maps and a list of surnames associated with each cemetery here.
Van Buren County Genealogical Society has a very extensive collection of materials located at the Keosauqua Public Library The Library hours are Monday, Tuesday & Friday 1:00pm - 5:00pm, Wednesday 1:00pm- 8:00pm, Thursday 10:00am- 5:00pm and Saturday 10:00am- 1:00pm.
The Van Buren County IAGenWeb also maintains and updates http://iavanburen.org/ which contains numerous resources for family history research. IAGenWeb also provides the Van Buren County Gravestone Photo Project and the Van Buren County Graves Registration Survey.
Don Aldrich is a well-known Van Buren County genealogist that can provide research assistance. He is also very active with cemetery and gravestone restoration.