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Collection coverage tables show the places and time periods of original records published. Check the coverage table for the collections you searched which did not include your ancestor. Gaps in the online collection may require searches in other records or original birth records at an archive.
 
Collection coverage tables show the places and time periods of original records published. Check the coverage table for the collections you searched which did not include your ancestor. Gaps in the online collection may require searches in other records or original birth records at an archive.
 
 
*[http://user.xmission.com/~jsvare/FR/IA_FRB.html County death holdings, Iowa]
 
*[http://user.xmission.com/~jsvare/FR/IA_FRB.html County death holdings, Iowa]
 
*[[Iowa Deaths and Burials, Coverage Table (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Iowa Deaths and Burials, Coverage Table (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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[http://user.xmission.com/~jsvare/record_coverage/US_counties_records_loss.html United States Counties With Records Loss] shows which counties and when the loss happened. Zoom in to the state and click on a county marked in red to see date details.
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The following counties had record loss.  Click on the county for more information.<br>
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*[[Adair County, Iowa Genealogy#Record Loss|Adair County]]
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*[[Adams County, Iowa Genealogy#Record Loss|Adams County]]
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*[[Benton County, Iowa Genealogy#Record Loss|Benton County]]
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*[[Buena Vista County, Iowa Genealogy#Record Loss|Buena Vista County]]
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*[[Calhoun County, Iowa  Genealogy#Record Loss|Calhoun County]]
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*[[Carroll County, Iowa  Genealogy#Record Loss|Carroll County]]
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*[[Cass County, Iowa Genealogy#Record Loss|Cass County]]
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*[[Chickasaw County, Iowa Genealogy#Record Loss|Chickasaw County]]
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*[[Decatur County, Iowa Genealogy#Record Loss|Decatur County]]
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*[[Des Moines County, Iowa  Genealogy#Record Loss|Des Moines County]]
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*[[Dickinson County, Iowa Genealogy#Record Loss|Dickinson County]]
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*[[Fayette County, Iowa Genealogy#Record Loss|Fayette County]]
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*[[Floyd County, Iowa Genealogy#Record Loss|Floyd County]]
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*[[Fremont County, Iowa Genealogy#Record Loss|Fremont County]]
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*[[Guthrie County, Iowa Genealogy#Record Loss|Guthrie County]]
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*[[Hardin County, Iowa Genealogy#Record Loss|Hardin County]]
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*[[Harrison County, Iowa Genealogy#Record Loss|Harrison County]]
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*[[Howard County, Iowa Genealogy#Record Loss|Howard County]]
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*[[Ida County, Iowa Genealogy#Record Loss|Ida County]]
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*[[Jones County, Iowa Genealogy#Record Loss|Jones County]]
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*[[Lee County, Iowa  Genealogy#Record Loss|Lee County]]
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*[[Madison County, Iowa Genealogy#Record Loss|Madison County]]
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*[[Muscatine County, Iowa Genealogy#Record Loss|Muscatine County]]
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*[[Page County, Iowa Genealogy#Record Loss|Page County]]
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*[[Ringgold County, Iowa Genealogy#Record Loss|Ringgold County]]
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*[[Sac County, Iowa  Genealogy#Record Loss|Sac County]]
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*[[Story County, Iowa Genealogy#Record Loss|Story County]]
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*[[Union County, Iowa Genealogy#Record Loss|Union County]]
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'''[http://user.xmission.com/~jsvare/record_coverage/US_counties_records_loss.html United States Counties With Records Loss map]''' - Zoom in to the state and click on a county marked in red to see date details.<br>
 
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Revision as of 10:35, 8 May 2018


This page will give you additional guidance and resources to find death information for your ancestor. Use this page after first completing the death section of the Iowa Guided Research page.


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Tips for finding deaths

Success with finding death records in online databases depends on a few key points:

  • Your ancestor's name may misspelled. Try the following search tactics:
  • Try different spelling variations of the first and last name of your ancestor.
  • Try a given name search (leave out the last names)
  • Expand the date range of the search.
  • Try searching with the state name only instead of by county.
  • If your ancestor's name is common, try adding more information to narrow the search.




Why the record may not exist

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Known Record Gaps

Records Start

  • Death records begin in 1880.


Records Published
Collection coverage tables show the places and time periods of original records published. Check the coverage table for the collections you searched which did not include your ancestor. Gaps in the online collection may require searches in other records or original birth records at an archive.


Records Destroyed
The following counties had record loss. Click on the county for more information.


United States Counties With Records Loss map - Zoom in to the state and click on a county marked in red to see date details.