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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

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

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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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 1882 Iowa State Gazetteer

 


IA Census Records Online by County

Keokuk County (formed 1837 from Washington)

1880 Federal Census Images

1910 Federal Census Images

1930 Federal Census of Adams Township

1930 Federal Census of Benton Township

1930 Federal Census of Clear Creek Township

1930 Federal Census of Delta Township

Other Records

1882 Business Directory of Lancaster

1882 Business Directory of Richland

1962 Farm Directory

 


Kishkakosh County (1843-1846 Changed to Monroe)

See Monroe.

 


Kossuth County (formed 1851 from Webster)

Other Records

1872-1914 Iowa State College

1882 Business Directory of Buffalo Ford

 


Lee County (formed 1836 from Des Moines)

1840 Federal Census Index

1840 Federal Census

1860 Federal Census Mortality Schedule

1870 Federal Census of Iowa Reform School in Cedar Township

1870 Federal Census Mortality Schedule

1880 Federal Census Mortality Schedule

Other Records

1859 City Directory for Keokuk

1860 City Directory of Fort Madison

1865 Business Directory

1867-1885 Death Records

1874 County Atlas - Landowners Names

1880-1885 Birth Records

1880-1891 City Directory for Fort Madison

1885 Veterans in Lee County

1886 Business Directory for Montrose

1896-1907 Death Records

1901-1902 City Directory for Keokuk

1924 Telephone Book

 


Linn County (formed 1837 from the Wisconsin Territory)

1840 Federal Census Index

1840 Federal Census Records Transcription

1850 Federal Census

1860 Federal Census Index

1870 Federal Census Index

1880 Federal Census Records with Census Index

1880 Federal Census

1920 Federal Census of Cedar Rapids

Other Records

1837-1915 Old Settlers Association

1859 Land Map Index of Names

1901 Biographical Index

1914 Rural Taxpayers

Military Records

 


Louisa County (formed 1836 from Des Moines)

1840 Federal Census Index

1840 Federal Census Records Transcription

1856 State Census Records  with Census Index

Other Records

1847 Delinquent Tax Payers

1847 Non Resident Tax Payers

1848 & 1849 Tax Rolls Partial

1850 Tax Roll

 


Lucas County (formed 1846 from Monroe County)

Other Records

1881 Biographical Index

 


Lyon County (formed 1851 from Woodbury)

1880 Federal Census Records (Files arranged by township)

1885 State Census Records (Files arranged by township)

1920 State Census Records (Files arranged by township)

1930 State Census Records (Files arranged by township)

Other Records

1882 Business Directory of Dune

1940 Who's Who

1975 Rural Directory

Military Records

Naturalization Records Index

 


Madison County (formed 1846 from Polk)

1849 State Census Records

1850 Federal Census Records Index - Surnames A-Ric

1850 Federal Census Records Index - Surnames Rice-Z

1850 Federal Census Records Transcription Part 1

1850 Federal Census Records Transcription Part 2

1850 Federal Census Images

1850 Federal Census Mortality Schedule

1851 State Census Records

1852 State Census Records

1854 State Census Index

1854 State Census Records

1856 State Census Records

1860 Federal Census including index

1860 Federal Census Records Transcription

1860 Federal Census Mortality Schedule

1870 Federal Census Records & Index

1870 Federal Census Records Transcription at US GenWeb Census Project

1870 Federal Census Mortality Schedule

1880 Federal Census Index.  Surnames starting with:
[A-Bai]   [Bail-Ben]   [Benn-Bra]   [Brad-Car]   [Carn-Coa]   [Coak-Cum]
[Cumm-Dou]   [Doug-Far]   [Fars-Gar]   [Garm-Gri]   [Gris-Hax]   [Haxt-Hog]
[Hogg-Jam]   [Jame-Kil]   [Kilg-Lee]   [Lee-Man]   [Mans-McK]   [McKi-Mor]
[Morg-Pal]   [Palm-Por]   [Port-Rin]   [Ring-Sch]   [Scho-Sim]   [Simm-Sra]
[St. J - Tha]   [That-Wac]   [Wach-Wig]   [Wigg-Zwi]

1880 Federal Census Records Transcription (use index above first)

1880 Federal Census Records with Index

1880 Federal Census Mortality Schedule

1885 State Census Records

1895 State Census Records

1900 Federal Census Transcription with Index

1900 Federal Census Records Transcription

1910 Federal Census Transcription with Index

1910 Federal Census Records Transcription

1920 Federal Census Index (Files arranged alphabeticaly)

1920 Federal Census Records Transcription (partial)

Other Records

1879-1915 Biography Indexes

Birth Records

Military Records

 


Mahaska County (formed 1843 from Fox, Sac, & Indian Land Purchase)

1854 State Census Records

Other Records

1906 Book: Past & Present of Mahaska County

 

 

 

 

 

 

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