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FamilySearch identified the most complete online indexes for birth, marriage, and death information.


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Birth

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• 1830s-2000s:
Iowa Birth Collections

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Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939
Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935
Iowa, Church Records, 1839-2004
Iowa Births and Christenings, 1830-1950
Iowa, Birth Records, 1921-1942
Iowa, Monroe County, Card index of births, deaths & marriages from newspaper clippings, 1898-2015



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Marriage

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• 1800s-2000s:
Iowa Marriage Collections

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Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992
Iowa, Church Records, 1839-2004
Iowa, Church and Civil Marriages, 1837-1989
Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934
Iowa, Monroe County, Card index of births, deaths & marriages from newspaper clippings, 1898-2015



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• 1880-1940: Iowa, Marriage Records at Ancestry ($)



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Death

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• 1850s-2000s:
Iowa Death Collections

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Iowa, Church Records, 1839-2004
Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951
Iowa, County Death Records, 1880-1992
Iowa Deaths and Burials, 1850-1990
Iowa, Armed Forces Grave Registrations, ca. 1835-1998
Iowa, Monroe County, Card index of births, deaths & marriages from newspaper clippings, 1898-2015
Iowa Mortality Schedules, 1850-1880
United States Social Security Death Index
Find A Grave Index
BillionGraves Index
GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014



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• 1920-1940: Iowa, Death Records at Ancestry ($)



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