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Iowa was officially part of Missouri Territory from 1812-1821. Between 1824 and 1834 it was considered to be unorganized Territory and between 1836 and 1838, it was part of  Wisconsin Territory. In 1838, the area became The Territory of Iowa and finally achieved statehood in 1846. These facts can come into play when searching for ancestors in census records. See 1838-1870 Iowa Census Records at Ancestry.

1847 Sac & Fox Indian Census. These census rolls are special enumerations. These might prove helpful if your ancestor is of Native American heritage or lived with Native Americans. These are available for years 1836-1840 and 1847. See Sac & Fox Rolls at NARA.

The 1836 census of Dubuque and Des Moines Counties is the first census taken after the area became Iowa Territory. See 1836 Iowa Census Records at Ancestry.

Iowa State Census records have survived for 1841, 1844, 1846, 1847, 1849, 1851, 1852, 1853, 1854, 1856, 1859, 1862, 1867, 1869, 1881, 1885, 1889, 1895, 1905, 1915, and 1925 which was the last Iowa State Census taken.  The 1856, 1885, 1895, 1905, 1915 and 1925 Iowa state censuses enumerated all counties, however earlier censuses were spotty, incomplete or offered only statistical information.  See 1836-1925 Iowa State Census Records Collection at Ancestry and for more about Iowa State Census Records See Iowa State Census Information.

Soundex code indexes for Federal Iowa census records are available on microfilm for census years: 1880, 1900, and 1920.

Federal Iowa census records begin in 1840 and enumerations were taken ever 10 years thereafter.  Census years available to the public include: 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920 and 1930. See 1790-1940 US Census Records at Ancestry.

1890 Federal Iowa Census records  including the special Veterans and Widows Census were completely destroyed by a 1921 warehouse fire.  See A Fire Destroyed The 1890 Census & Bridging the 1890 Census Gap,

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Iowa Dept. of Public Health

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Lucas Office Building

321 E. 12th St., 1st Floor
Des Moines, IA 50319-0075

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     Phone (515) 281-4944

 

Birth, Death and Marriage records at the Iowa Dept. of Public Health begin in 1880.  

Records prior to 1880 must be obtained from County Clerks at the county level.  

Parentage is not listed on death records prior to 1904.  

Prior to 1921, less than 50% of vital events were registered and that percentage decreases the further back in time the event occurred.

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(Territory: 1838.  Statehood: 1846)


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 1882 Iowa State Gazetteer

 


IA Census Records Online by County

Slaughter County (changed to Washington in 1839.)

1850 Federal Census Index by SK Publications

1883 Census of Pensioners

Other Records

1838 Slaughter County Jurors List

1892 Farmers Directory

History of Slaughter County

 


Story County (formed 1846 from Boone, Jasper & Polk)

1856 State Census

1860 Federal Census

1870 Federal Census (partial)

1880 Federal Census Mortality Schedule

1885 State Census (partial)

1895 State Census

1905 State Census Register

1925 State Census of Indian Creek & Grant Townships

Other Records

1882 Business Directory of Boardman

1897-1898 County Directory

1902 Atlas Index

1924 City Directory of Colo

 


Tama County (formed 1843 from Benton & Boone)

1852 State Census of Tama County, IA

1854 State Census of Tama County, IA

1860 Federal Census Index to Images

1860 Federal Census Images

1860 Federal Census Mortality Schedule

1870 Federal Census of Carroll Township

1883 List of Pensioners on the Roll

1892 Census of Tama City

1895 State Census of Carlton Township

1895 State Census of Indian Village Township

Other Records

Early Land Records

1883 History of Tama County

1916 Farmers Directory

 


Taylor County (formed 1847 from Page)

1850-1900 Federal & State Census Book Index (be sure to read the introduction)

1852 State Census Index

1925 State Census Records

1925 State Census of Athelstan

Other Records

1858-1879 Newspaper Index for Page and Taylor Counties

Death Records Book 1

Will Book 1

 


Union County (formed 1851 from Clarke)

No known census online.  Submit census links for inclusion in Census Finder's Directory.

Other Records

Inventors List for Union County

Union County Naturalization Records

 


Van Buren County (formed 1836 from Des Moines)

1838 Territorial Census Records Transcription

1840 Federal Census Index

1840 Federal Census Transcription - Pages 259-278

1840 Federal Census Transcription - Pages 280-293

1847 Special Census Records Transcription

1849 Census Records

1850 Federal Census Index

1850 Federal Census of Village Township

1850 Federal Census Mortality Schedule

1856 State Census Index

1860 Federal Census Index

1860 Federal Census Records Transcription

1860 Federal Census Records with Census Index

1860 Federal Census @ US GenWeb Census Project

1860 Federal Census - Irish Immigrants

1870 Federal Census Index

Another 1870 Federal Census Index

1870 Federal Census Index and Transcription for Lick Creek

1870 Federal Census Records Transcription (partial)

1880 Federal Census Records

1895 State Census (partial)

1895 State Census Records Transcription

Other Records

1871 Pioneer Association Members List

1882 Business Directory of Doud's Station

1882 Business Directory of Lebanon

 


Wakhaw County (formed 1851 from Delaware & Polk.) 

Changed to Woodbury 1853.

No known census online.  Submit census links for inclusion in Census Finder's Directory.

 


Wapello County (formed 1843 from Indian Lands)

1846 State Census Records

1847 State Census Records

1850 Federal Census Surnames Index by SK Publications

1850 Federal Census Index of Irish Born People

1900 Federal Census Index - Surnames A-L (Index is partial)

1900 Federal Census Index - Surnames M-Z (Index is partial)

1900 Federal Census Records Transcription (partial)

1930 Federal Census Records (partial)

Other Records

Naturalization Records for Wapello County, IA

Probate Records Index

1875 State Atlas Patrons

1920 Merchants

1922 State Atlas Patrons

 


Warren County (formed 1846 from Polk)

1850 Federal Census Index by SK Publications

1850 Federal Census Index

1850 Federal Census Records Transcription

1850 Federal Census Index @ US GenWeb Census Project

1850 Federal Census Mortality Schedule

1853 State Census Records

1860 Federal Census including index

1860 Federal Census Index @ US GenWeb Census Project

1860 Federal Census @ US GenWeb Census Project

1870 Federal Census Index & Transcription

1885 State Census Index

1920 Federal Census Index and Transcription for Linn Twp. and Norwalk

1930 Federal Census Images (not indexed)

Other Records

Early Pioneers of Warren County, Iowa

Pioneers of Richland

Warren County Original Land Owners

1840 Voters List

1849 Tax List

1855 Tax List

1875 Business Directory

1875 Patrons of the Iowa State Atlas

1876 Tax List of Otter Township

1879 Biographical County Directory (Files arranged by township)

1879 History of Warren County

1879 Warren County Directory

1896 Residents of Warren County

1896 Warren County Business Directory

 


Washington County (formed 1837 from Wis. .Territory as Slaughter Co.  Changed name to Washington in 1839.)

1840 Federal Census Index

1840 Federal Census Records Transcription

1840 Federal Census Records Transcription

1850 Federal Census Surname Index by SK Publications

1850 Federal Census Records Index

1852 State Census Records Index

1860 Federal Census Records with Census Index

1860 Federal Census of Lime Creek Township with Additional Data

Other Records

1838 Slaughter County Jurors List

1839-1841 Jurors List

1856 Republican Convention Delegates List

1875 Washington County History

1880 Washington County History Book

1883 Pensioners

1887 Portrait and Biographical Album

1882 Business Directory

1892 Farmers Directory

 


Wayne County (formed 1846 from Appanoose)

1850 Federal Census Index

1850 Federal Census Records - Pages 1149-1157

1850 Federal Census Records - Pages 1149-1157 at USGenWeb Census Project

1850 Federal Census Records Linked by All Surnames Index

1850 Federal Census Transcription at us-census.org

Other Records

1882 Business Directory

Wayne County Pioneers

Civil War Veterans of Wayne County

 


Webster County (formed 1851 from Risley & Yell.  Now Hamilton County.)

1860 Federal Census of Washington Township

1860 Federal Census of Yell Township

Other Records

1882 Business Directory

1882 Business Directory of Dayton

1892 Farmers Directory

Early Settlers & History of Webster County

WWII Citizens

 


Winnebago County (formed 1857 from Kossuth)

1860 Federal Census

1870 Federal Census Index

1870 Federal Census Mortality Schedule

1880 Federal Census Mortality Schedule

Other Records

1864-1880 Birth and Baptismal Records

1884 Gazetteer and Business Directory

1892 Landowners Surname Index

1940 Who's Who in Winnebago County, Iowa

 


Winneshiek County (formed 1847 from Indian Lands)

1850 Federal Census Surnames Index

1860 Federal Census Index - Surnames A-J

1860 Federal Census Index - Surnames K-Z

1870 Federal Census Index - Surnames A-D

1870 Federal Census Index - Surnames E-H

1870 Federal Census Index - Surnames I-M

1870 Federal Census Index - Surnames N-S

1870 Federal Census Index - Surnames T-Z

Other Records

1882 Business Directory

 


Woodbury County (formed 1851 from Indian Lands.  Previously Wahkaw)

Other Records

1882 Business Directory

 


Worth County (formed 1851 from Mitchell)

1860 Federal Census Records

1870 Federal Census Index

1870 Federal Census Index at Worth County GenWeb

1880 Federal Census Records

1900 Federal Census Records

1910 Federal Census Index

1910 Federal Census Index at Worth County GenWeb

1930 Federal Census Records

Other Records

History of Mitchell and Worth Counties, biographical surname index

1940 Who's Who in Worth County, Iowa

1963 Rural Citizens List

1988 Rural Citizens List

 


Wright County (formed 1851 from Webster)

1856 State Census Records

1860 Federal Census Index

1860, 1870, 1880 Federal Census Mortality Schedules

1870 Federal Census Index

Other Records

WWI Soldiers

1880-1889 Death Records

1890-1897 Death Records

1940 Who's Who in Wright County, Iowa

Early settlers and history of Rowan

Wright County Naturalization Records Index

 

 

 

 

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