Iowa County Births (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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{{FamilySearch_Collection|CID=CID1821206 |title=Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935|location=United States}}<br>
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== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
  
This Collection will include records from 1880 to 1935.<br>
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Index to the birth records created by the counties of Iowa. When completed it will contain records for all of the 99 counties in the state. The collection includes records from 1880 to 1935.
 
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Index to the birth records created by the counties of Iowa. When completed it will contain records for all of the 99 counties in the state.  
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
 
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
  
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.<br>  
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.<br>
  
{{Collection citation| text=<!--bibdescbegin-->Clerk of the District Courts. Iowa County Births. County Courthouses throughout Iowa.<!--bibdescend-->}}
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{{Collection citation| text=<!--bibdescbegin-->Clerk of the District Courts. Iowa County Births. County Courthouses throughout Iowa.<!--bibdescend-->}}  
  
[[Iowa County Births (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]  
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[[Iowa County Births (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]  
  
 
== Record Content  ==
 
== Record Content  ==
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== How to Use the Record  ==
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
 
For a collection that is searchable by name:
 
 
Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.
 
  
 
To begin your search it is helpful to know the name of the child and other identifying information such as the birthdate and place or the parents' names.  
 
To begin your search it is helpful to know the name of the child and other identifying information such as the birthdate and place or the parents' names.  
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==== Search the Collection  ====
 
==== Search the Collection  ====
  
Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.  
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To search the collection by name, fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.  
  
 
==== Using the Information  ====
 
==== Using the Information  ====
  
When you have located your ancestor’s record, use the information, use the birth date and place to search for the original birth record created by the county. Most of the birth records are available at the [http://www.iowahistory.org/archives/holdings/index.html%7CIowa State Historical Society].  
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When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details or lead to other records about your ancestors.  
  
 
Remember this is only an index. As with any index, transcription errors may have occurred.  
 
Remember this is only an index. As with any index, transcription errors may have occurred.  
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*Look for a different index. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.  
 
*Look for a different index. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.  
 
*Search the records of nearby counties.
 
*Search the records of nearby counties.
 
==== General Information About Birth Records in Iowa  ====
 
 
Most counties in Iowa began recording births and deaths in 1880 due to state law. This law was generally complied with by 1924. The [http://iagenweb.org/ Iowa GenWeb] page offers a chart of each Iowa county, and the dates that they began keeping birth, marriage and death records. The information in birth records is generally reliable since the record was usually made at the time of birth.
 
 
Births were recorded for public health purposes. Birth certificates were also issued to individuals as legal documents. In cases where an individual’s birth had not been recorded, it was not uncommon for that individual to apply for a delayed birth registration since the certificate was needed to receive government benefits.
 
  
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
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== Contributions to this Article  ==
 
== Contributions to this Article  ==
  
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.  
 
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.  
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].  
  
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection ===
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection ===
  
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[[Category:Iowa]]
 
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Revision as of 00:18, 8 November 2012

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.
Access the records: Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935 .

Contents

Record Description

Index to the birth records created by the counties of Iowa. When completed it will contain records for all of the 99 counties in the state. The collection includes records from 1880 to 1935.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.

Clerk of the District Courts. Iowa County Births. County Courthouses throughout Iowa.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

The index contains the following information:

  • Name of child
  • Birth date
  • Birthplace
  • Parent's names
  • Film number
  • Digital folder number
  • Image number

How to Use the Record

To begin your search it is helpful to know the name of the child and other identifying information such as the birthdate and place or the parents' names.

Search the Collection

To search the collection by name, fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.

Using the Information

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details or lead to other records about your ancestors.

Remember this is only an index. As with any index, transcription errors may have occurred.

Unable to Find Your Ancestor?

  • Check for variant spellings of the names.
  • Look for a different index. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.
  • Search the records of nearby counties.

Related Websites

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to this Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.


Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection