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How to find birth records, marriage records and death records, Iowa



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 Did you sign into FamilySearch? If not, do so now to view more available databases. at FamilySearch - (List of collections) Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939
Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935
Iowa, Church and Civil Births and Baptisms, 1837-1987
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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• 1880-1951: Iowa, Marriage Records at Ancestry ($)



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• 1800s-2000s: Iowa Marriage Collections Did you sign into FamilySearch? If not, do so now to view more available databases. at FamilySearch - (List of collections) Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992
Iowa, Church Records, 1839-2004
Iowa, Marriage Records, 1941-1951
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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Death

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• 1850s-2000s: Iowa Death Collections Did you sign into FamilySearch? If not, do so now to view more available databases. at FamilySearch - (List of collections) Iowa, Church Records, 1839-2004
Iowa, Church and Civil Deaths, 1845-1987
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, Adjutant General's Office, Grave Registration Service, Cemetery Records, 1800-2000
Iowa, Buchanan County Obituaries and Cemetery Records, ca.1796-1988
Iowa, Polk County, Cemetery Gravestone Records
Iowa, Scott County, Oakdale Cemetery, Interment Records, 1856-1989
Iowa, Lyon County, Cemetery Records, ca.1800-ca.2000
Iowa, Marshall County, Marshalltown, Riverside Cemetery Burial Records, ca.1800-ca.1975
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



If the death record was not found, try this next:

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




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