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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  [[GuidedResearch:Iowa|Iowa Guided Research]] page.
 
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  [[GuidedResearch:Iowa|Iowa Guided Research]] page.
 
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=== Additional Databases and Online Resources ===  
 
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*'''1600s-2017:''' [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/united-states-obituary-notices '''<u>United States Obituary Notices</u>'''] at FindMyPast ($)
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*'''1662-1999:''' [https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4711 '''<u>Iowa, Cemetery Records</u>'''] at Ancestry ($)
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*'''1850-1990:''' '''<u>[https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-30191/iowa-deaths-burials-1850-1990?s=275764761 Iowa, Deaths and Burials, 1850-1990]</u>''' at MyHeritage ($)
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*'''1900-1939:''' '''<u>[https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10186/iowa-death-index-1900-1939?s=275764761 Iowa Death Index, 1900-1939]'''</u> at MyHeritage ($)
 
*'''1935-2014:''' [https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3693 '''<u>U.S., Social Security Death Index</u>'''] at Ancestry ($)
 
*'''1935-2014:''' [https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3693 '''<u>U.S., Social Security Death Index</u>'''] at Ancestry ($)
 
*'''1936-2007:''' [https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60901 '''<u>U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index</u>'''] at Ancestry ($)
 
*'''1936-2007:''' [https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60901 '''<u>U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index</u>'''] at Ancestry ($)
 
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=== Additional Records with Death Information ===
 
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Substitute records can contain information about more than one event, and are used when records for an event are not available. Because the substitute records may not be created at the time of the event, it may contain incorrect information. Search for as many substitute records as possible to corroborate information found in substitute records to help improve accuracy.  
 
Substitute records can contain information about more than one event, and are used when records for an event are not available. Because the substitute records may not be created at the time of the event, it may contain incorrect information. Search for as many substitute records as possible to corroborate information found in substitute records to help improve accuracy.  
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| width="75%" | Obituaries list date and place of death for the deceased. More recent obituaries may also list other deceased family members.
 
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How to find birth records, marriage records and death records, Why Can't I Find the Record - Iowa Deaths


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.

Additional Online Resources

Additional Databases and Online Resources






Substitute Records

Additional Records with Death Information

Substitute records can contain information about more than one event, and are used when records for an event are not available. Because the substitute records may not be created at the time of the event, it may contain incorrect information. Search for as many substitute records as possible to corroborate information found in substitute records to help improve accuracy.

Use these substitute records to locate death information about your ancestor:
Wiki Page
FamilySearch(FS) Collections
Why to search the records
Cemetery Records
Iowa Cemetery FS Collections
Gravestone inscriptions and cemetery records may include a death date.
Church Records
See Wiki page
Church death and burial records may be available when civil death records cannot be found. To access church records, first determine the denomination.
Newspapers
See Wiki page
Newspapers contain obituaries and death notices. They often include the death date and place of the deceased.
Obituaries
Iowa Obituary FS Collections
Obituaries list date and place of death for the deceased. More recent obituaries may also list other deceased family members.
Military Records
Iowa Military FS Collections
May include death information for servicemen.
Bible Records
See Wiki page
Family Bibles may include dates and places of death for family members, however the accuracy of this information is contingent upon when the information was recorded.




Research Help

Virtual Genealogy Consultations

Schedule a free online consultation with a research specialist:


Ask the Community

Select a community research group where you can ask questions and receive free genealogy help.

Ask the FamilySearch
Community


Improve Searching

Tips for finding deaths

Successfully finding death records in online databases depends on a few key points. Try the following search suggestions:

  • Spelling variations. Your ancestor's name may be misspelled. Search with spelling variations for the first and last name of your ancestor.
  • Search given name. Search by given name (leave out the last name) with the approximate date of birth or death.
  • Add information. For common names, add more information to narrow the search such as approximate birth date or parent's names if known.
  • Date range. Expand the date range of the search by 5 years.
  • Search state. Search using the state name only instead of by county.




Why the Record may not Exist

Known Record Gaps

Records Start

  • 1880 Statewide Registration.
  • 1924 Compliance to Statewide Registration.


Records Published by FamilySearch
Collection coverage tables show the places and time periods of original records published by FamilySearch. For any FamilySearch collections you did not find your ancestor in, check the coverage table for gaps in the online collection. If the time period or location your ancestor lived in is missing from the collection, it may require searches in records found at original repository or finding substitute records for the event.


Records Destroyed
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