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Collection Time Period

This index covers events from 1809 through 1992.

Record Description

This index is an electronic database of information. The entries are primarily from the IGI along with some entries derived from compiled and original records such as:

  • Family Records
  • Church Records
  • Civil Registration

It may also include indexes generated by the internet indexing project sponsored by the LDS Church.

There may be entries that cite a specific source such as the following:

  • "Vital Record of Rhode Island, 1636-1850: a Family Register for the People" by James Arnold
  • "Paul Dingwell Genealogical Collection" by Paul Dingwell
  • A county or state vital record registration

These entries are in this collection for one of the following reasons:

  • They were submitted by private individuals to the LDS Church and as such are part of the IGI resulting in their inclusion in this index.
  • They have been indexed through the internet indexing project sponsored by the LDS Church. If this is the case, the index they are a part of has been included as part of this database.

The Vital Record Index databases are not necessarily intended to index any specific set of records although some sub-indexes (an index to a set of records within the database) have been found. When we identify a sub-index, we remove it from the database and post it separately on FamilySearch under its appropriate title.

This index is not complete for any particular place or region.

Record Content

The key genealogical facts found in marriage index entries may include:

  • Name of the bride and groom
  • Names of the parents
  • Marriage date
  • Marriage place
  • Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials

Coverage Table

This collection is a partial index of records for the localities listed below as of April 2010. The table below shows the number of records by locality. Localities not listed may not have any records in this collection.

Most of these records date from the time period indicated in the columns below; however, there may be records before and after these dates. Record counts where the locality information was incomplete are included below under the country name. Because of this, you may wish to search only by state.

As this is an index of records compiled from various sources, it is strongly recommended that you verify the information in original records. Due to privacy laws not all records may be displayed.

Locality Births and Christenings, 1830-1950 Marriages, 1809-1992 Deaths and Burials, 1850-1990
Adair 6,219 29,149 946
Adams 12,858 9,428 1,360
Allamakee 8,822 17,050 0
Appanoose 13,895 27,874 4,492
Audubon 9,807 11,350 109
Benton 17,503 21,460 1,066
Black Hawk 17,907 34,991 4,936
Boone 11,941 24,449 4,049
Bremer 16,229 25,389 5,830
Buchanan 27,692 21,504 2,636
Buena Vista 17,643 22,168 3,557
Butler 9,615 7,594 2,219
Calhoun 20,594 5,487 667
Carroll 6,742 19,818 2,065
Cass 27,405 22,972 897
Cedar 1,303 20,073 113
Cerro Gordo 4,999 19,681 944
Cherokee 7,522 18,691 837
Chickasaw 7,928 16,575 606
Clarke 2,794 9,550 1,221
Clay 21,208 9,299 1,288
Clayton 9,320 12,093 1,158
Clinton 31,582 53,097 0
Crawford 12,954 9,978 2,711
Dallas 1,036 14,271 2,043
Davis 12,491 21,515 840
Decatur 3,964 12,581 349
Delaware 0 14,241 0
Des Moines 38,189 79,677 15,891
Dickinson 6,531 9,431 1,793
Dubuque 15,990 22,754 0
Emmet 2,987 6,403 0
Fayette 345 840 363
Floyd 2,129 0 0
Franklin 6,928 14,355 162
Fremont 750 475 0
Greene 6,357 6,702 0
Grundy 4,822 2,212 0
Guthrie 3,856 1,922 0
Hamilton 355 10,871 0
Hancock 2,159 1,353 0
Hardin 143 2,377 0
Harrison 1,611 9,627 0
Henry 7,510 22,238 170
Howard 0 2,438 0
Humboldt 0 2,968 0
Ida 2,278 6,860 1,113
Iowa 832 4,535 0
Iowa (state) 747,807 655,283 237,282
Jackson 14,633 39,862 10,234
Jasper 3,055 14,853 0
Jefferson 11,634 13,559 6,144
Johnson 14,942 35,083 0
Jones 16,405 9,401 2,180
Keokuk 25,113 25,764 1,153
Kossuth 8,725 17,370 0
Lee 11,107 18,077 961
Linn 11,221 142,541 0
Louisa 5,036 2,043 0
Lucas 0 9,051 0
Lyon 0 1,486 0
Madison 4,652 0 0
Mahaska 8,774 13,943 0
Marion 13,194 24,340 2,488
Marshall 4,428 6,139 2,568
Mills 5,731 2,220 0
Mitchell 4,457 5,581 0
Monona 20,558 19,589 0
Monroe 3,300 20,831 102
Montgomery 16,351 19,605 3,341
Muscatine 11,927 183,931 2,923
O\'Brien 11,848 9,762 2,955
Osceola 1,397 7,242 0
Page 0 8,585 0
Palo Alto 9,818 10,049 1,090
Plymouth 15,234 17,008 522
Pocahontas 13,005 8,207 0
Polk 10,391 46,509 3,901
Pottawattamie 6,122 88,904 1,127
Poweshiek 6,571 17,125 1,509
Ringgold 11,472 10,020 0
Sac 17,665 8,369 2,587
Scott 89,433 97,776 13,939
Shelby 17,798 3,856 3,346
Sioux 11,430 11,430 3,249
Story 16,031 12,174 1,734
Tama 4,077 22,961 0
Taylor 13,197 19,999 2,570
Union 6,618 25,074 7,336
Van Buren 4,567 14,302 706
Wapello 13,634 36,589 5,593
Warren 361 32,916 0
Washington 4,375 27,716 3,132
Wayne 11,682 18,621 171
Webster 13,831 24,700 7,113
Winnebago 0 4,646 0
Winneshiek 12,923 12,770 0
Woodbury 45,138 0 0
Worth 0 0 0
Wright 645 8,195 591
Total 1,778,058 2,626,423 398,978

How to Use the Record

Use this file to help you learn more about your ancestors. The information could help you identify family relationships and lineages as well as direct you to original records of your ancestors, which may contain additional information.

Finding the Original Source for an Entry in This Collection

Each entry in this index has a source listed which includes a batch number. You will need to trace the batch number for the individual entry to learn its source. Please see the following wiki articles for more information on batch numbers:

If an FHL film number is given in the entry for your ancestor, search for it in the Family History Library Catalog.

Record History

For over 30 years, volunteer indexers extracted this information from microfilm copies of the original records. In 1998, a few of the entries were published on 7 CDs by the Family History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as the "North America Vital Records Index." This is an index of some marriages throughout Iowa. The index is not necessarily complete for any particular place or region.

Why the Record Was Created

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sponsored the indexing to accomplish its program of identifying the ancestry of mankind.

Record Reliability

Church records and civil registration were official sources and are some of the most reliable sources of information available on those who were born, married, or died in Iowa.

Known Issues with This Collection

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Example of a Source Citation for a Record Found in This Collection

"Iowa Marriages, 1908-1992." Index and images. FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org): accessed 11 March 2011; entry for Henry Banner and Caroline Tehde, married 23 December 1881; citing Marriage Records, FHL 1,035,017; Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.

"Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992," index, "FamilySearch" (https://www.familysearch.org). Index based on the International Genealogical Index, Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. FHL digital index. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.

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