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Publications - The Township Series
Publications - Cemeteries in Dubuque & Julien Townships
Publications - General References
Publications - Declaration of Intent to Become a Citizen, Dubuque, County, Iowa
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Library Collection
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Mission Statement

NEW INFORMATION: After the current stock of publications is depleted, no further copies will be printed. Publications may be viewed at the Family History Center.

Publications - The Township Series

These are the resource books of Dubuque County townships. Most of our books are 3-hole punched, a few are bound. They consist of a guide to the churches and cemeteries (past and present) in the township. Includes histories, maps, gravestone inscriptions, as well as other genealogically pertinent information. The individual cemeteries in each book are listed below.


Title and Description

No. of Pages


Member Price


Prairie Creek Township – Copyright 1986 OUT OF STOCK

  • Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Fillmore, Iowa


Liberty Township

  • Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery, Luxemburg, Iowa

  • Myer Property Private Cemetery, Luxemburg, Iowa





Peru Township

  • Indian Mounds, Dubuque, Iowa

  • Little Maquoketa River Mounds State Park, Sageville, Iowa

  • Sherrill German Presbyterian Cemetery, Sherrill, Iowa

  • Durango Abandoned Cemetery, Durango, Iowa





Mosalem Township

  • Green Private Cemetery, Dubuque, Iowa

  • Preston Private Cemetery, Dubuque, Iowa

  • Saint Catherine's Catholic Cemetery, St. Catherine's, Iowa





Dodge Township

  • Fairview Cemetery, Farley, Iowa

  • Saint Paul's Catholic Cemetery, Worthington, Iowa

  • Worthington Baptist Cemetery, Worthington, Iowa





New Wine Township OUT OF STOCK

  • Mount Hope Cemetery, Dyersville, Iowa

  • Saint Boniface Catholic Cemetery, New Vienna, Iowa

  • Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Cemetery, Dyersville, Iowa


Concord Township

  • Concord Christian Cemetery, Holy Cross, Iowa

  • Concord Congregational Cemetery, Holy Cross, Iowa

  • Cottage Hill Methodist Cemetery, Holy Cross, Iowa

  • Floyd Private Cemetery, Holy Cross, Iowa

  • Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Holy Cross, Iowa

  • Spring Mills Cemetery, Holy Cross, Iowa





Washington Township

  • Associated Presbyterian Cemetery, Otter Creek, Iowa

  • Assumption Catholic Cemetery, Zwingle, Iowa

  • Buncombe Presbyterian Cemetery, Zwingle, Iowa

  • Harmony UCC Cemetery, Zwingle, Iowa

  • Saint Joseph's Prairie Catholic Cemetery, Dubuque, Iowa





Table Mound Township

  • Baehler Private Cemetery

  • Dubuque Memorial Gardens

  • French Cemetery

  • Quade Private Cemetery

  • Reed's Chapel United Methodist Cemetery

  • Rockdale United Methodist Cemetery

  • Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery, Key West, Iowa




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Publications - Cemeteries In Dubuque & Julien Townships

A series of books on the individual cemeteries in and around the city of Dubuque, Asbury, and vicinity.


Title and Description

No. of Pages


Member Price


Saint John's Lutheran Cemetery, Dubuque, Iowa





Burial Records of the City Cemetery, 1854-1875

An index of the City Sexton's monthly reports of internments and purchasers of cemetery lots. The reports attested to the death and burial (age and cause of death, if known) of over 2,600 citizens of Dubuque, 25 years before the state began to keep vital statistics records





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Publications - General References


Title and Description

No. of Pages


Member Price


Atlas for Genealogists, Dubuque County, Iowa 1830 + OUT OF STOCK

County and township maps with town locations. Includes place names of crossroads, towns, and villages that have been abandoned or are still thriving. Indexed.


A Guide to the Microfilmed Records at Carnegie-Stout Public Library, Dubuque, Iowa OUT OF STOCK

Listing of state and federal census 1836-1925, with a guide to information found on each. Listing of Dubuque City Directories 1856-1983, newspapers, general genealogical helps including county maps, obituary file, probate index, and marriage record information.


Index of Churches and Cemeteries of Dubuque County, Iowa

Alphabetical, religious, and township listings of churches, cemeteries, and funeral homes.





Probate Records Index, Dubuque County, Iowa OUT OF STOCK

We transcribed and proofed the index of names of the probate records at the Clerk of Court office in the Dubuque County Courthouse. Entries are from the early 1830s through 1937, but the earliest records are undated. This is a helpful tool for determining the names of just some of the individuals who died during the period preceding 1880 when the official registration of deaths began in Iowa.


Prairie Farmer's Home and County Directory of Dubuque County, Iowa OUT OF STOCK

With approval of the original publisher, we have reprinted a compilation of farm families who answered a 1924 survey by the Prairie Farmer magazine. It includes the names of all members of the family and which children were living at home as well as the wife's maiden name. One of our members indexed the women's maiden names and we have included that index. It is very interesting to search for the names of women who were sisters and who they married. Additional information and sections in the book include ownership of land, radios, automobiles, animal stock, and so forth. An overall demographic and historical picture of the farm families in 1924.

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Publications - Declaration Of Intent To Become A Citizen, Dubuque County, Iowa

Series of four volumes with entries copied from the original volumes at the Dubuque County Courthouse. Includes page number, age, country of origin, date of arrival in U.S.A., date declaration was signed. Indexed.


Title and Description

No. of Pages


Member Price


Book 1, 1834-1856. (2,894 entries) OUT OF STOCK


Book 2, 1856-1872. (2,257 entries) OUT OF STOCK


Book 3, 1873-1888. (2,456 entries) OUT OF STOCK


Book 4, 1888-1906. (1690 entries) OUT OF STOCK


Complete Set OUT OF STOCK

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The Society holds monthly meetings on topics of interest to family historians and genealogists. The meeting may be an informal discussion among the attendees or a presentation given by a member or there may be a guest speaker. Occasionally, the Society will meet at another location, such as a local library or historical museum. For example, we have visited the Dyersville Area Historical Society’s library to learn about the collection there. All monthly meetings are open to the public. Guests and new members are welcome.

Please consult the calendar below or the Society’s current Newsletter issue for a list of the upcoming program topics and whether a monthly meeting will be held at a location other than the Family History Center or e-mail us at dckcgs@hotmail.com to confirm it. Meetings are held usually the first Thursday of the month.

Calendar - 2014

Thursday; March 6, 6 p.m.

Family Stories, Carnegie-Stout Library Auditorium

Thursday, April 3, 7 p.m.

How to incorporate your family stories into your family tree, FHC

Thursday, May 1, 6 p.m. .

Thursday, May 1, 7 p.m.

Corporate Meeting, Executive Committe Meeting; Carnegie-Stout Library Auditorium

Family History Center presentation, Carnegie-Stout Library Auditorium

June, July, August

Thursday, Sept. 4, 7 p.m.

No meetings

Traditional research techniques, FHC

Thursday, Oct 2, 7 p.m. .

Thursday, Nov 6, 6 p.m.

Thursday, ,Nov 6, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Dec 4, 6 p.m.

Possible tutorial on how to format a family history book, FHC

Executive Meeting,

General membership, Details to follow

Holiday Gathering, Details to follow


FHC: Family History Center, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 685 Fremont Avenue, Dubuque, Iowa 52001, (563) 583-6851

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Library Collection

The library collection was donated to the Dubuque Family History Center in 2009 and is currently being digitized. Items already digitized may be viewed on the Family History Center computers. Family History Center, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 685 Fremont Avenue, Dubuque, Iowa 52001. Phone (563) 583-6851. Hours: Tuesday 9 am to 3 pm, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Wednesday 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Saturday 9 am to noon.


The Dubuque County-Key City Genealogical Society Newsletter is published quarterly and is a benefit of membership. Back issues are not available.

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Queries for Newsletter

Queries from Society members are printed at no cost. Non-members are charged $2.00 per query. There is a limit of two queries per issue per submitter.


● All members receive a subscription to the Dubuque County-Key City Genealogical Society Newsletter, which is published quarterly.
● A member may submit, at no cost, two queries per issue for publication in the Newsletter.
● Publication prices are discounted to members.
● Membership dues are $15.00 per year. Dues are payable annually on or before March 1 of each year, and are delinquent March 31. Dues received from new members after January 1 will be applicable to the coming year.

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Membership Application


● U.S. Mail: P.O. Box 13, Dubuque, IA 52004-0013
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About Us

● February 17, 1976: Founded as The Key City Genealogical Society.
● August 7, 1976: Accepted as the 27th affiliate chapter of the Iowa Genealogical Society.
● March 6, 1985: Name changed to the Dubuque County-Key City Genealogical Society.
● July 1, 1986: Society incorporated.
● May 19, 1994: Granted non-profit status or 501 (c) (3).2 by the Internal Revenue Service.

Our Mission Statement

The Dubuque County-Key City Genealogical Society is organized exclusively for genealogical, educational, and historical purposes. More particularly, the purposes for which the Society is organized are as follows:

● To create and foster an interest in genealogy.
● To foster and encourage individuals in their private genealogical pursuits.
● To foster and encourage preservation of genealogical and historical data in said City and County of Dubuque, Iowa.
● To foster and encourage in existing facilities an increase in resources and public access to genealogical data.

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