We are a small group of genealogical enthusiasts who concentrate on
researching the Dubuque County, Iowa area. We are not associated with any local
chapter or society. We identify local area records that may be of interest to
the family researcher; abstract them (or transcribe them verbatim when possible)
and make them available for publication. Many times the records are not well
known and are not easily accessible to researchers.
On this site you will find many sources of information including a list of
all known cemeteries in the county with stone readings, all the known research
efforts into reading the cemeteries and transcriptions of
various Dubuque County area relevant historical documents.
Section 5N is now proofed and posted.
Center Grove Methodist
I was back in town recently and we finished up Center Grove Methodist and Section 7 of Mt Calvary. Both are now available.
Posted the rest of the marriage and death notices found in the 1866 Dubuque Daily Herald.
Posted some Divorce notice extracts that appears in the 1837 and 1838 Iowa News.
Posted Death/Funeral and Marriage notice extracts for the 1856 and 1857 Dubuque Weekly Express and Herald.
Posted Death/Funeral and Marriage notice extracts for the 1862 Dubuque Herald and the 1837 Iowa News.
1861 Dubuque Herald
Posted Death/Funeral and Marriage notice extracts for the Dubuque Herald in 1861. All of these can be found at Google News Archive
1860 Dubuque Herald
Posted Death/Funeral and Marriage notice extracts for the Dubuque Herald in 1860. All of these can be found at Google News Archive
Section 4 has been posted.
We checked the entries in Epworth Rural against the readings in 1939 and added new entries as necessary. We also checked dated when there was a question
on the birth or death dates. We resolved several of them but there are a couple of them that are still questionable.
Fairview and St Joeseph's Catholic
We finished and posted the rest of Fairview. We also posted the last section of St. Joseph's Cemetery in Farley. We also included references to stones found in the
1939 DAR records, not found in later readings, included references to various census records and obituaries when a name or a date came into question. As we have time
we'll go back and do this to other cemetery sections as needed.
Cherry Hill Cemetery
A short write-up on the Cherry Hill cemetery (now under the parking lot of Bunker Hill Golf Course) is posted. Thanks to J. Biays Bowerman for his
research and materials that comprised most of the write-up.