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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 Vital Records

Iowa Dept. of Public Health

Bureau of Health Statistics

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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Statewide Iowa Census Records Online

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1840 Federal Census of Pensioners

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Iowa Census & Voter Lists Searchable at Ancestry

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Other IA Statewide Genealogy Records Used as Census Substitutes

 1882 Iowa State Gazetteer

 


IA Census Records Online by County

Howard County (formed 1851 from Chickasaw & Floyd)

Other Records

1875 Atlas Patrons

1882 Business Directory of Davis Corners

1883 Biographies

1919 Biographies

WWII Honor List

 


Humboldt County (formed 1851 from Webster)

1860 Federal Census Index

1870 Federal Census Index

1910 Federal Census of Bode

1910 Federal Census of Delana

1910 Federal Census of Livermore

1910 Federal Census of Ottosen

1910 Federal Census of Wacousta

1920 Federal Census of Delana / Bode Township

1920 Federal Census of Livermore / Humboldt Township

1920 Federal Census of Wacousta / Ottosen Township

1930 Federal Census Records

Other Records

1965 Rural Directory

Old Settlers Association Members

 


Ida County (formed 1851 from Cherokee)

Other Records

1884 Directory

1885 Plat Book Transcript

1906 Farmers Directory

1910 Telephone Lines in Ida Grove

1918 Draft Registration

1923 Farmers Directory

Biographical History of Crawford, Ida and Sac Counties (Name Index)

Old Burial Permits

 


Iowa County (formed 1843 from Washington)

1850 Federal Census Names Index at SK Publications

1850 Federal Census Index

1850 Federal Census Records Transcription

1851 State Census Records

1856 State Census Records for Marengo Township

1856 State Census Records for English Township

1856 State Census Records for Green Township

1856 State Census Records for Iowa Township

1856 State Census Records for Cono Township

1856 State Census Records for Hartford Township

1856 State Census Records for Fillmore Township

1856 State Census Records for Troy Township

1856 State Census Records for Lenox Township

1856 State Census Records for Honey Creek Township

1860 Federal Census Index for Troy Township

1860 Federal Census Records for Troy Township

Other Records

1845 Poll Book

1845-1880 Elected Officials of Iowa County

1848-1861 Landowners of Homestead

1874 Business Directory of Victor

1880 Business Directory of Marengo

1940 Who's Who

Biographical Indexes

Military Records

 


Jackson County (formed 1837 from the Wisconsin Territory)

1840 Federal Census Index

1840 Federal Census Records Transcription

 

1840 Federal Census of the Lead Mining Districts.

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[OPQ]   [R-S]   [TUV]   [WXYZ

 

1850 Federal Census Index

1850 Federal Census Records Transcription at US GenWeb

1860 Federal Census Index for Jackson Township

1860 Federal Census Records for Jackson Township

1870 Federal Census Index for Butler Township

1870 Federal Census Records for Butler Township - Page 393A-398B

1870 Federal Census Records for Butler Township - Page 399A-403B

1895 Census of Andrew Orphanage in Perry

Other Records

1840 MIners Census includes Jackson County

1882 Business Directory of La Motte

 


Jasper County (formed 1846 from Mahaska)

1850 Federal Census Surnames Index by SK Publications

1850 Federal Census Index

1850 Federal Census Records Transcription

1850 Federal Census - Page 369-380B

1850 Federal Census - Page 381-384

1850 Federal Census Records with Index

1850 Federal Census Mortality Schedules

1856 State Census Index

1856 State Census Records

1860 Federal Census Mortality Schedules

1870 Federal Census Mortality Schedules

1880 Federal Census Index for Kellogg

1880 Federal Census Records for Kellogg  (use with above census index)

1880 Federal Census Mortality Schedules

1885 State Census Master Index with Census Transcription

1885 State Census Records with Index

1920 Federal Census Index for Kellogg

1920 Federal Census Records for Kellogg  (use with above census index)

Other Records

1820-1926 Probate Records Index

1849 Poll Tax List

1875 Historical Atlas of Jasper County

1901 Historical Atlas of Jasper County

Funeral Home Records

 


Jefferson County (formed 1839 from Indian Land Purchase)

1840 Federal Census Index

1840 Federal Census Records Transcription

1850 Federal Census Mortality Schedule

1856 State Census Records

Other Records

1846 Business Directory of Fairfield

1886 Rural Directory of Walnut Township

1892 Farm Directory

Early Jefferson County Pioneers

First Families of Jefferson County

Military Land Warrants

 


Johnson County (formed 1837 from Des Moines)

1840 Federal Census Index

1840 Federal Census Records Transcription

1854 State Census Records for Iowa City

1925 State Census Index for all except Iowa City

1925 State Census Index for Iowa City

Other Records

1839-1841 Jurors List

1882 Business Directory of Danforth

1882 Business Directory of River Junction

1884-1919 Burial Permits

 


Jones County (formed 1837 from the Wisconsin Territory)

1840 Federal Census Index

1840 Federal Census Records Transcription

1850 Federal Census Records

1852-1925 State Census Records - Tremendous resource!

1856-1880 Census Agricultural Schedules

Other Records

1862, 1863, 1864, 1865 & 1864 Tax Lists

1882 Business Directory of Langworthy

 

 

 

 

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