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 Log of Some Useful Additions to this Site
Nov 23, 2016 Cemetery Contacts - Known contact information for VBCo Cemeteris - courtesy of Van Buren County Auditor's Office
Nov 9, 2016 Obituary Scrapbook "G" - All 992 Obits and Funeral Cards from Obit Book "G", Van Buren Co. Genealogical Society transcribed courtesy of volunteer Sherri Meck.
Sep 1, 2016 Surname Index of Gravestone Photos - Quarterly Update
Aug 20, 2016 Des Moines River Land Patents - for Van Buren County contributed by Mike Miller
Jul 27, 2016 Pioneer Society Deaths - Aug. 15, 1888 -  Pioneer Deaths contributed by Sherri Meck
Jul 26, 2016 Pioneer Society Deaths - Aug. 17, 1887 -  Pioneer Deaths acknowledge by Maj. J.C. McCrary contributed by Sherri Meck
Jun 24, 2016 1941 Birmingham Directory - Businesses and Residents of Birmingham at start of World War II
Jun 19, 2016 1977 Inventory of Historical Places - A project of the 1976 Van Buren County Bicentennial Committee
Jun 6, 2016 1872 Pioneer Association Address - An address delivered, August 28, 1872, by Hon. Geo. G. Wright,
Jun 2, 2016 Steinmeyer Cemetery Gravestone Photos - Photos of every known gravestone (155 records) in Steinmeyer Cemetery, Farmington Township.
May 9, 2016 Obituary Scrapbook "F" - All 1,068 Obits and Funeral Cards from Obit Book "F", Van Buren Co. Genealogical Society transcribed courtesy of volunteer Sherri Meck.
May 9, 2016 1925 Iowa State Census - Town of Stockport -Transcribed by Charles Kerner
May 2, 2016 1941 Farmington Directory Businesses and Residents of Farmington at start of World War II
Mar 24, 2016 1941 Bonaparte Directory Businesses and Residents of Bonaparte at start of World War II
Mar 3, 2016 1850 Mechanicsburg Diary -Transcribed by Allan Hogue
Feb 9, 2016 1925 Iowa State Census - Town of Keosauqua -Transcribed by Charles Kerner
Dec 16, 2015 Ex-Soldiers, Sailors & Marines 1886 - List of Ex-Soldiers, Sailors & Marines Living in Iowa; Prepared by William L Alexander Adjutant-General 1886
Nov 2, 2015 1890 Biographical Sketches - Index of all Van Buren Co sketches listed in 1890 Portrait and Biographical Album of Jefferson and Van Buren Counties
Sep 10, 2015 Obituary Scrapbook "E" - All 544 Obits and Funeral Cards from Obit Book "E", Van Buren Co. Genealogical Society transcribed courtesy of volunteer Sherri Meck.
Aug 12, 2015 Thompson Cemetery Gravestone Photos - Photos of every known gravestone (721 records) in Thompson Cemetery, Vernon Township.
Jul 10, 2015 Cemetery Coordinates Map - A cooperative effort for Van Buren County Genealogy researchers by Paul French, Donald Aldrich, Herb Price, Joe Stump & Rich Lowe.
May 14, 2015 Entler Scrapbook - All 502 Obits, Births and Marriages Years 1900-1910 from Entler Scrapbook Vol. 3 have been transcribed!  Final total of All Volumes 1,906 Obits, Births and Marriages.
Apr 8, 2015 Entler Scrapbook - All 525 Obits, Births and Marriages  from Entler Scrapbook Vols 1, Vol 2 and Vol 4 have been transcribed!
Mar 25, 2015 1925 Iowa State Census - Jackson Twp. -Transcribed by Conni McDaniel Hall and Beverly Cramer
Feb 26, 2015 Obituary Scrapbook "D" - All 1,185 Obits and Funeral Cards from Obit Book "D", Van Buren Co. Genealogical Society transcribed courtesy of volunteer Sherri Meck.
Dec 1, 2014 Entler Scrapbook - All 261 Obits, Births and Marriages Years 1907-1913 from Entler Scrapbook Vol. 6 have been transcribed!
Sep 29, 2014 Civil War Vet Burials - Sons of Union Veterans Listing of Burials in Van Buren County
July 14, 2014 Entler Scrapbook - All 618 Obits, Births and Marriages Years 1907-1913 from Entler Scrapbook Vol. 5 have been transcribed!
May 8, 2014 Marriages in Van Buren County - Covering the years 1923-1937
Feb 25, 2014 Newspapers in Van Buren County - Courtesy of Iowa Old Press
Jan 31, 2014 Rural School 8th Grade Commencement - Transcribed & contributed by volunteer Sherri Meck
Jan 26, 2014 Historic Photos of Mt. Sterling - Collection of 35 historic photos of Mt. Sterling aka "Dog Town"
Dec 12, 2013 Tour of Iowa Counties - Part 3 - June 12 1868 - Daily Iowa State Register - Des Moines, Iowa - Vol VII - Issue 141
Dec 12, 2013 County Home Cemetery Burials - Known burials in Van Buren County Home aka Poor Farm Cemetery
Nov 8, 2013 Tour of Iowa Counties - Part 2 - June 11 1868 - Daily Iowa State Register - Des Moines, Iowa - Vol VII - Issue 140
Sep 23, 2013 Over 2,000 Obituaries Added This Year - As of this date, 2,172 new "Old Obituaries" posted since Jan. 1, 2013. Nearly 9,000 total!
Sep 23, 2013 Veterans Headstone Applications - Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General 1925-1963
Sep 6, 2013 Tour of Iowa Counties - Part 1 - June 10 1868 - Daily Iowa State Register - Des Moines, Iowa - Vol VII - Issue 139
Sep 3, 2013 1856 "Our Town" Speech - transcribed by volunteer Mike Miller
Apr 8, 2013 1906 Bonaparte Baptist Cookbook - 53 page PDF file with every-name index to contributors and adverstisers
Mar 22, 2013 Van Buren County Iowa Andreas 1875 Atlas - High Resolution Map showing townships, sections, churches, schools, some landowners & more.
Mar 10, 2013 1922 Bonaparte High School - Commencement Program
Feb 26, 2013 Obituary Scrapbook Vol. B - Van Buren County Genealogical Society Scrapbook B - approx. 1,650 obits completely transcribed
Feb 18, 2013 Baseball Stars Visit Bonaparte - Newspaper article telling of Baseball Hall of Famers visiting "Boss Entler" in Bonaparte
Nov 7, 2012 Obituary Scrapbook Vol. A -Van Buren County Genealogical Society Scrapbook A - approx. 2,750 obits completely transcribed
Nov 6, 2012 Margaret Johnson Meek Scrapbook  - Privately held scrapbook indexed and transcribed - 374 Marriages & Deaths by Karen Bergquist Uhr
Nov 2, 2012 1939 Basketball Program -Van Buren County Boys and Girls Basketball Tournament Program with Names
Nov 2, 2012 Bonaparte H.S. Baccalaureate - 1938 Baccalaureate Program Image and Class List
Oct 8, 2012 Bonaparte Journal 1887 - July 4th Edition with Everyname Index. (PDF Document requires Free Adobe Reader)
Sep 5, 2012 United Presbyterian Cemetery - Thanks to Richard Thompson Gravestone photos for all existing stones for this Cemetery are now online.
Aug 11, 2012 Landess-Watkins Cemetery - Gravestone Photos of all known burials for this Pioneer Cemetery are now online.
Aug 1, 2012 Spencer Farm Cemetery - Added new rural family burial grounds to Cemetery Index with GPS plotted Map - Also Map for Egypt Cemetery
Jun 26, 2012 Social Security Death Index- Searchable Database for those with Last Known Residence of Van Buren County
Apr 27, 2012 1925 Census- Henry Twp.- by Conni McDaniel Hall and Beverly Cramer
Apr 7, 2012 1940 Federal Census - Link to Browse 1940 Census for Van Buren County
Jan 27, 2012 Old Age Pension Index - Van Buren County Iowa Old Age Pension Tax
Jan 19, 2012 1930 Census Images - Every Page of Images for Free Browsing
Jan 2, 2012 1925 Census- Cantril Town - by Conni McDaniel Hall and Beverly Cramer
Dec 10, 2011 Added Vastly Improved Google Site Search
Nov 17, 2011 1905 Iowa State Census  - Surname Index to Stockport Town by Sharon Franklin
Aug 27, 2011 1925 Census- Birmingham Town - by Conni McDaniel Hall and Beverly Cramer
Aug 21, 2011 1925 Census- Chequest Twp. - by Conni McDaniel Hall and Beverly Cramer
Jun 17, 2011 1905 Iowa State Census  - Surname Index to Keosauqua Town by Rich Lowe
Jun 14, 2011 Old Douds-Leando Photos  - Historical "Penny Post Card" Photos and More
Mar 13, 2011 1905 Iowa State Census  - Surname Index to Washington Township by Sharon Franklin
Feb 22, 2011 1905 Iowa State Census  - Surname Index to Vernon Township by Sharon Franklin
Feb 3, 2011 1905 Iowa State Census  - Surname Index to Union Township by Sharon Franklin
Jan 1, 2011 1905 Iowa State Census  - Surname Index to Milton Town by Sharon Franklin
Dec 2, 2010 1905 Iowa State Census  - Surname Index to Birmingham Town by Rich Lowe
Dec 2, 2010 1905 Iowa State Census  - Surname Index to Lick Creek Township by Sharon Franklin
Dec 2, 2010 1905 Iowa State Census  - Surname Index to Henry Township by Sharon Franklin
Nov 15, 2010 1905 Iowa State Census  - Surname Index to Jackson Township by Karen Davis
Nov 15, 2010 1905 Iowa State Census  - Surname Index to Farmington Township by Rich Lowe
Nov 9, 2010 1905 Iowa State Census  - Surname Index to Des Moines Township by Sharon Franklin
Nov 1, 2010 Pensioners on the Rolls January 1, 1883 - Name, Address, Date, Amount and Reason for Pension
Nov 1, 2010 1905 Iowa State Census  - Surname Index to Village Township by Sharon Franklin
Oct 4, 2010 Gravestone Photo Surname Directory - Listing of stones by Last Name
Sep 19, 2010 1925 Census- Cedar Twp. - by Conni McDaniel Hall and Beverly Cramer
Sep 9, 2010 Graves Registration Survey  - Surname Index to WPA Graves Registration Survey
Aug 8, 2010 1905 Iowa State Census  - Surname Index to Harrisburg Township by Rich Lowe
Aug 6, 2010 1905 Iowa State Census  - Surname Index to Chequest Township by Heather Ruffley
Jul 19, 2010 1905 Iowa State Census  - Surname Index to Farmington Town by Judy K. Mitchell
Jul 4, 2010 1905 Iowa State Census  - Surname Index to Cedar Township by Heather Ruffley
Jun 24, 2010 Isaiah Bringham Gravestone Story  - Story of Gravestone Finally Set 155 Years Later
Jun 21, 2010 1905 Iowa State Census  - Surname Index to Cantril Town by Judy K. Mitchell
Jun 14, 2010 1925 Census- Des Moines Twp. - by Conni McDaniel Hall and JoAnne Aylward
Apr 10, 2010 Old Selma Photos  - Historical "Penny Post Card" Photos and More
Mar 17, 2010 1905 Iowa State Census  - Surname Index to Bonaparte Town by Rich Lowe
Mar 15, 2010 1838 Wisconsin Territorial Map  - Shows Van Buren County Eight Years Before Statehood
Mar 15, 2010 Old Stockport Photos  - Historical "Penny Post Card" Photos and More