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Featuring handy resources to help you locate vital records online for the state of Iowa.

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Black Hawk County Marriage Records Index

Located at CensusDiggins.  An index of marriages which occurred in Black Hawk County, Iowa.  The index is incomplete.  Information lists groom, bride and the date of marriage plus book and page number.


Calhoun County Death Index

Located at Iowa USGenWeb archives.  Alphabetical index of early death records in Calhoun County, Iowa.  Information includes name of deceased, date of death and the courthouse book where the record is found.  


Harrison County Birth Announcement Index

Located at Harrison County GenWeb, this is an index of birth announcements appearing in the Harrison County News 1894-1904.


Harrison County Death Records Index

Located at Harrison County GenWeb, this is an index of the Harrison County Death Register and covers years 1880-1910.


Harrison County Marriage Index

Located at Harrison County GenWeb, this is an index of marriages occurring in Harrison County, Iowa between 1853 and 1905.  Information listed includes full name of both the groom and bride, marriage date and comments..


Jones County Death Register

Located at Jones County GenWeb, this is a complete transcription of the Jones County Death Register which contains death records from 1880 through 1897.  Data included is the name of number and page number from the register, name of deceased, age, occupation, death date, marriage status, birthplace, place of death, cause of death, burial place, physician and even more.


Jones County Marriage Books Index

Located at Jones County GenWeb, these marriage book indexes cover years 1845-1898 and are indexed by both the name of both bride and groom.


Jones County Register of Births Book No. 1

Located at Jones County GenWeb, this is a complete transcription of the Jones County Births Register for years 1880-1895.  Information included is name of child, date of birth, sex, the number of child born to this mother, birthplace of child's parents, mother's full name including maiden name, father full name and occupation, age of parents.


Mills County Vital Records Indexes

Located at Mills County GenWeb.  Features a death index for Mills County covers years 1880-1899 and some transcriptions, a birth records index from 1880-1877, delayed birth records, marriage records 1851-1905 and an marriage index covering years 1886-1899.


Pottawattamie County Death Index

Located at Pottawattamie County Genealogical Society, the site features an index of death records 1880-1919.  Copies of the death records may be requested from the society.  


Pottawattamie County Records Search

Located at the Pottawattamie County Recorder.  You must agree to their disclaimer before you may use their search system.  Search for marriage, birth, death, land, tax, UCC and other public records.


Story County Death Certificate Search

An incomplete index of death certificates filed in Story County, Iowa 1904 through 1916.


Story County Marriage Record Search

Features over 7000 marriages 1854-1909 which occurred in Story County, IA.  Searchable by surname and soundex.

Also See: Story County1854-1924 Divorce Records Index


472,837 Marriage Records at RootsWeb!

Free search of a vast repository of early marriages.


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Obtaining Iowa Vital Records

Iowa Department of Public Health

Bureau of Health Statistics

Lucas State Office Building, 1st Floor

Des Moines, Iowa 50319-0075


Phone: (515) 281-4944

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Official registration of vital records (birth records, death records and marriage records) began July 1, 1880.  All of the original vital records are on file at the Iowa Bureau of Health Statistics.  See their website for regulations, laws and information on how to obtain birth, death and marriage certificates.


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A quick and easy way to find and order Iowa birth records or find and order Iowa death records online.


They do offer nice commemorative birth and marriage certificates on parchment paper to Iowa-born citizens.


How to request a commemorative birth certificate.

How to request a commemorative marriage certificate.


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Iowa Counties:

Adair County

Adams County

Allamakee County

Appanoose County

Audubon County

Benton County

Black Hawk County

Boone County

Bremer County

Buchanan County

Buena Vista County

Butler County

Calhoun County

Carroll County

Cass County

Cedar County

Cerro Gordo County

Cherokee County

Chickasaw County

Clarke County

Clay County

Clayton County

Clinton County

Crawford County

Dallas County

Davis County

Decatur County

Delaware County

Des Moines County

Dickinson County

Dubuque County

Emmet County

Fayette County

Floyd County

Franklin County

Fremont County

Greene County

Grundy County

Guthrie County

Hamilton County

Hancock County

Hardin County

Harrison County

Henry County

Howard County

Humboldt County

Ida County

Iowa County

Jackson County

Jasper County

Jefferson County

Johnson County

Jones County

Keokuk County

Kossuth County

Lee County

Linn County

Louisa County

Lucas County

Lyon County

Madison County

Mahaska County

Marion County

Marshall County

Mills County

Mitchell County

Monona County

Monroe County

Montgomery County

Muscatine County

O'Brien County

Osceola County

Page County

Palo Alto County

Plymouth County

Pocahontas County

Polk County

Pottawattamie County

Poweshiek County

Ringgold County

Sac County

Scott County

Shelby County

Sioux County

Story County

Tama County

Taylor County

Union County

Van Buren County

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Washington County

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Wright County


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Iowa Vital Records is a free service providing you with tools to locate vital records in the state of Iowa.  This page provides resources to help you locate current vital records along with historical vital records to assist you in genealogy research.  Find Iowa death records, Iowa birth records, Iowa marriage records, Iowa divorce records and other Iowa public records with this handy reference resource.



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