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This article describes the state. For other uses, see [[Iowa (disambiguation)]].
  
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Guide to '''Iowa ancestry, family history, and genealogy '''birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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==Iowa Information==
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Iowa became the twenty-ninth state admitted to the United States on December 28, 1846. Iowa was created form Iowa Territory and is located in the Midwestern region of the United States.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Iowa" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iowa (accessed 15 March 2016).</ref>  The capital is Des Moines and there are 99 counties in Iowa.  <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "List of US States by Date of Admission," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_by_date_of_admission_to_the_Union, accessed 1 Nov 2016.</ref>
  
  
 
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* [http://www.iptv.org/iowapathways/default.cfm Iowa Pathways] contains a wealth of information relating to its history and people through text, artifacts and video clips.
 
* Most archives, historical societies, and genealogical societies have special collections and indexes of genealogical value. These collections often contain birth, marriage, and death information, as well as family histories. You may wish to write to these organizations for help in your search. Sometimes their collections must be searched in person.
 
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<div style="float: right; width: 70%;"><div style="padding-left: 1px; float: left; width: 74%;"><center>''[[United States|United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]][[Iowa]]'' </center> <br>{{TitleStyle1}}Welcome to Iowa, <br> the Hawkeye State {{/p}} </div>
 
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*[[Step-by-Step Iowa Research, 1880-Present]]
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== Counties  ==
 
  
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== Getting Started with Iowa Research ==
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Links to articles on getting started with Iowa research.
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*[[Step-by-Step Iowa Research, 1880-Present]]
*[[Adair County, Iowa|Adair]]
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*[[How to Find Iowa Birth Records|How to Find Birth Records]]
*[[Adams County, Iowa|Adams]]
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*[[How to Find Iowa Marriage Records|How to Find Marriage Records]]
*[[Allamakee County, Iowa|Allamakee]]
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*[[How to Find Iowa Death Records|How to Find Death Records]]
*[[Appanoose County, Iowa|Appanoose]]
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*[[Iowa Research Tips and Strategies|Research Strategies]]
*[[Audubon County, Iowa|Audubon]]
 
*[[Benton County, Iowa|Benton]]  
 
*[[Black Hawk County, Iowa|Black Hawk]]  
 
*[[Boone County, Iowa|Boone]]  
 
*[[Bremer County, Iowa|Bremer]]  
 
*[[Buchanan County, Iowa|Buchanan]]
 
*[[Buena Vista County, Iowa|Buena Vista]]
 
*[[Butler County, Iowa|Butler]]
 
*[[Calhoun County, Iowa|Calhoun]]
 
*[[Carroll County, Iowa|Carroll]]
 
*[[Cass County, Iowa|Cass]]
 
*[[Cedar County, Iowa|Cedar]]
 
*[[Cerro Gordo County, Iowa|Cerro Gordo]]
 
*[[Cherokee County, Iowa|Cherokee]]
 
*[[Chickasaw County, Iowa|Chickasaw]]
 
*[[Clarke County, Iowa|Clarke]]
 
*[[Clay County, Iowa|Clay]]
 
*[[Clayton County, Iowa|Clayton]]
 
*[[Clinton County, Iowa|Clinton]]
 
*[[Crawford County, Iowa|Crawford]]
 
*[[Dallas County, Iowa|Dallas]]
 
  
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*[[Davis County, Iowa|Davis]]
 
*[[Decatur County, Iowa|Decatur]]
 
*[[Delaware County, Iowa|Delaware]]
 
*[[Des Moines County, Iowa|Des Moines]]
 
*[[Dickinson County, Iowa|Dickinson]]
 
*[[Dubuque County, Iowa|Dubuque]]
 
*[[Emmet County, Iowa|Emmet]]
 
*[[Fayette County, Iowa|Fayette]]
 
*[[Floyd County, Iowa|Floyd]]
 
*[[Franklin County, Iowa|Franklin]]
 
*[[Fremont County, Iowa|Fremont]]
 
*[[Greene County, Iowa|Greene]]
 
*[[Grundy County, Iowa|Grundy]]
 
*[[Guthrie County, Iowa|Guthrie]]
 
*[[Hamilton County, Iowa|Hamilton]]
 
*[[Hancock County, Iowa|Hancock]]
 
*[[Hardin County, Iowa|Hardin]]
 
*[[Harrison County, Iowa|Harrison]]
 
*[[Henry County, Iowa|Henry]]
 
*[[Howard County, Iowa|Howard]]
 
*[[Humboldt County, Iowa|Humboldt]]
 
*[[Ida County, Iowa|Ida]]
 
*[[Iowa County, Iowa|Iowa]]
 
*[[Jackson County, Iowa|Jackson]]
 
*[[Jasper County, Iowa|Jasper]]
 
  
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== Iowa Research Tools ==
*[[Jefferson County, Iowa|Jefferson]]
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Links to articles and websites that assist in Iowa research.
*[[Johnson County, Iowa|Johnson]]
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*[[Iowa Record Selection Table|Iowa Record Finder]]
*[[Jones County, Iowa|Jones]]
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/iowa/ Boundary Changes for Iowa Counties]  
*[[Keokuk County, Iowa|Keokuk]]  
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*[[Iowa Archives and Libraries|Iowa Archives and Libraries]]
*[[Kossuth County, Iowa|Kossuth]]  
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*[http://iagenweb.org/ IAGenWeb]  
*[[Lee County, Iowa|Lee]]
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*[http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic Geographical Names Information System] - U.S. gazetteer of places, cemeteries and post offices in Iowa.
*[[Linn County, Iowa|Linn]]  
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*[[Louisa County, Iowa|Louisa]]  
 
*[[Lucas County, Iowa|Lucas]]
 
*[[Lyon County, Iowa|Lyon]]
 
*[[Madison County, Iowa|Madison]]
 
*[[Mahaska County, Iowa|Mahaska]]
 
*[[Marion County, Iowa|Marion]]
 
*[[Marshall County, Iowa|Marshall]]
 
*[[Mills County, Iowa|Mills]]
 
*[[Mitchell County, Iowa|Mitchell]]
 
*[[Monona County, Iowa|Monona]]
 
*[[Monroe County, Iowa|Monroe]]
 
*[[Montgomery County, Iowa|Montgomery]]
 
*[[Muscatine County, Iowa|Muscatine]]
 
*[[O'Brien County, Iowa|O'Brien]]
 
*[[Osceola County, Iowa|Osceola]]
 
*[[Page County, Iowa|Page]]
 
*[[Palo Alto County, Iowa|Palo Alto]]
 
*[[Plymouth County, Iowa|Plymouth]]
 
  
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== Iowa Clickable Map==
*[[Pocahontas County, Iowa|Pocahontas]]
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Many genealogy records are kept on the county level in the United States.  Click on a county below to go to the county Wiki article listing more information.
*[[Polk County, Iowa|Polk]]
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*[[Pottawattamie County, Iowa|Pottawattamie]]
 
*[[Poweshiek County, Iowa|Poweshiek]]
 
*[[Ringgold County, Iowa|Ringgold]]
 
*[[Sac County, Iowa|Sac]]
 
*[[Scott County, Iowa|Scott]]
 
*[[Shelby County, Iowa|Shelby]]
 
*[[Sioux County, Iowa|Sioux]]
 
*[[Story County, Iowa|Story]]
 
*[[Tama County, Iowa|Tama]]
 
*[[Taylor County, Iowa|Taylor]]
 
*[[Union County, Iowa|Union]]
 
*[[Van Buren County, Iowa|Van Buren]]
 
*[[Wapello County, Iowa|Wapello]]
 
*[[Warren County, Iowa|Warren]]
 
*[[Washington County, Iowa|Washington]]
 
*[[Wayne County, Iowa|Wayne]]
 
*[[Webster County, Iowa|Webster]]
 
*[[Winnebago County, Iowa|Winnebago]]
 
*[[Winneshiek County, Iowa|Winneshiek]]
 
*[[Woodbury County, Iowa|Woodbury]]
 
*[[Worth County, Iowa|Worth]]
 
*[[Wright County, Iowa|Wright]]
 
  
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*[[Adair County, Iowa Genealogy|Adair]]
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*[[Adams County, Iowa Genealogy|Adams]]
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*[[Allamakee County, Iowa Genealogy|Allamakee]]
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*[[Appanoose County, Iowa Genealogy|Appanoose]]
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*[[Audubon County, Iowa Genealogy|Audubon]]
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*[[Benton County, Iowa Genealogy|Benton]]
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*[[Black Hawk County, Iowa Genealogy|Black Hawk]]
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*[[Boone County, Iowa Genealogy|Boone]]
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*[[Bremer County, Iowa Genealogy|Bremer]]
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*[[Buchanan County, Iowa Genealogy|Buchanan]]
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*[[Buena Vista County, Iowa Genealogy|Buena Vista]]
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*[[Butler County, Iowa Genealogy|Butler]]
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*[[Calhoun County, Iowa Genealogy|Calhoun]]
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*[[Carroll County, Iowa Genealogy|Carroll]]
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*[[Cass County, Iowa Genealogy|Cass]]
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*[[Cedar County, Iowa Genealogy|Cedar]]
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*[[Cerro Gordo County, Iowa Genealogy|Cerro Gordo]]
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*[[Cherokee County, Iowa Genealogy|Cherokee]]
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*[[Chickasaw County, Iowa Genealogy|Chickasaw]]
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*[[Clarke County, Iowa Genealogy|Clarke]]
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*[[Clay County, Iowa Genealogy|Clay]]
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*[[Clayton County, Iowa Genealogy|Clayton]]
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*[[Clinton County, Iowa Genealogy|Clinton]]
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*[[Crawford County, Iowa Genealogy|Crawford]]
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*[[Dallas County, Iowa Genealogy|Dallas]]
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*[[Davis County, Iowa Genealogy|Davis]]
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*[[Decatur County, Iowa Genealogy|Decatur]]
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*[[Delaware County, Iowa Genealogy|Delaware]]
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*[[Des Moines County, Iowa Genealogy|Des Moines]]
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*[[Dickinson County, Iowa Genealogy|Dickinson]]
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*[[Dubuque County, Iowa Genealogy|Dubuque]]
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*[[Emmet County, Iowa Genealogy|Emmet]]
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*[[Fayette County, Iowa Genealogy|Fayette]]
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*[[Floyd County, Iowa Genealogy|Floyd]]
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*[[Franklin County, Iowa Genealogy|Franklin]]
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*[[Fremont County, Iowa Genealogy|Fremont]]
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*[[Greene County, Iowa Genealogy|Greene]]
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*[[Grundy County, Iowa Genealogy|Grundy]]
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*[[Guthrie County, Iowa Genealogy|Guthrie]]
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*[[Hamilton County, Iowa Genealogy|Hamilton]]
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*[[Hancock County, Iowa Genealogy|Hancock]]
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*[[Hardin County, Iowa Genealogy|Hardin]]
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*[[Harrison County, Iowa Genealogy|Harrison]]
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*[[Henry County, Iowa Genealogy|Henry]]
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*[[Howard County, Iowa Genealogy|Howard]]
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*[[Humboldt County, Iowa Genealogy|Humboldt]]
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*[[Ida County, Iowa Genealogy|Ida]]
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*[[Iowa County, Iowa Genealogy|Iowa]]
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*[[Jackson County, Iowa Genealogy|Jackson]]
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*[[Jasper County, Iowa Genealogy|Jasper]]
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*[[Jefferson County, Iowa Genealogy|Jefferson]]
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*[[Johnson County, Iowa Genealogy|Johnson]]
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*[[Jones County, Iowa Genealogy|Jones]]
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*[[Keokuk County, Iowa Genealogy|Keokuk]]
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*[[Kossuth County, Iowa Genealogy|Kossuth]]
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*[[Lee County, Iowa Genealogy|Lee]]
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*[[Linn County, Iowa Genealogy|Linn]]
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*[[Louisa County, Iowa Genealogy|Louisa]]
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*[[Lucas County, Iowa Genealogy|Lucas]]
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*[[Lyon County, Iowa Genealogy|Lyon]]
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*[[Madison County, Iowa Genealogy|Madison]]
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*[[Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy|Mahaska]]
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*[[Marion County, Iowa Genealogy|Marion]]
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*[[Marshall County, Iowa Genealogy|Marshall]]
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*[[Mills County, Iowa Genealogy|Mills]]
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*[[Mitchell County, Iowa Genealogy|Mitchell]]
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*[[Monona County, Iowa Genealogy|Monona]]
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*[[Monroe County, Iowa Genealogy|Monroe]]
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*[[Montgomery County, Iowa Genealogy|Montgomery]]
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*[[Muscatine County, Iowa Genealogy|Muscatine]]
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*[[O'Brien County, Iowa Genealogy|O'Brien]]
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*[[Osceola County, Iowa Genealogy|Osceola]]
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*[[Page County, Iowa Genealogy|Page]]
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*[[Palo Alto County, Iowa Genealogy|Palo Alto]]
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*[[Plymouth County, Iowa Genealogy|Plymouth]]
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*[[Pocahontas County, Iowa Genealogy|Pocahontas]]
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*[[Polk County, Iowa Genealogy|Polk]]
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*[[Pottawattamie County, Iowa Genealogy|Pottawattamie]]
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*[[Poweshiek County, Iowa Genealogy|Poweshiek]]
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*[[Ringgold County, Iowa Genealogy|Ringgold]]
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*[[Sac County, Iowa Genealogy|Sac]]
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*[[Scott County, Iowa Genealogy|Scott]]
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*[[Shelby County, Iowa Genealogy|Shelby]]
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*[[Sioux County, Iowa Genealogy|Sioux]]
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*[[Story County, Iowa Genealogy|Story]]
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*[[Tama County, Iowa Genealogy|Tama]]
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*[[Taylor County, Iowa Genealogy|Taylor]]
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*[[Union County, Iowa Genealogy|Union]]
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*[[Van Buren County, Iowa Genealogy|Van Buren]]
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*[[Wapello County, Iowa Genealogy|Wapello]]
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*[[Warren County, Iowa Genealogy|Warren]]
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*[[Washington County, Iowa Genealogy|Washington]]
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*[[Wayne County, Iowa Genealogy|Wayne]]
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*[[Webster County, Iowa Genealogy|Webster]]
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*[[Winnebago County, Iowa Genealogy|Winnebago]]
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*[[Winneshiek County, Iowa Genealogy|Winneshiek]]
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*[[Woodbury County, Iowa Genealogy|Woodbury]]
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*[[Worth County, Iowa Genealogy|Worth]]
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*[[Wright County, Iowa Genealogy|Wright]]
 
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== Extinct or Renamed Counties ==
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'''Extinct or Renamed Counties:''' [[Bancroft County, Iowa Genealogy|Bancroft]] | [[Buncombe County, Iowa Genealogy|Buncombe]] see [[Lyon County, Iowa Genealogy|Lyon County]] | [[Cook County, Iowa Genealogy|Cook]] see [[Des Moines County, Iowa Genealogy|Des Moines County]] | [[Crocker County, Iowa Genealogy|Crocker]] see [[Kossuth County, Iowa Genealogy|Kossuth County]] | [[Fox County, Iowa Genealogy|Fox]] see [[Calhoun County, Iowa Genealogy|Calhoun County]] | [[Kishkekosh County, Iowa Genealogy|Kishkekosh]] see [[Monroe County, Iowa Genealogy|Monroe County]] | [[Risley County, Iowa Genealogy|Risley]] see [[Hamilton County, Iowa Genealogy|Hamilton County]] | [[Slaughter County, Iowa Genealogy|Slaughter]] see [[Washington County, Iowa Genealogy|Washington County]] | [[Wahkaw County, Iowa Genealogy|Wahkaw]] see [[Woodbury County, Iowa Genealogy|Woodbury County]] | [[Yell County, Iowa Genealogy|Yell]] see [[Webster County, Iowa Genealogy|Webster County]]
  
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*[[Bancroft County, Iowa|Bancroft]]
 
*[[Buncombe County, Iowa|Buncombe]] see [[Lyon County, Iowa|Lyon County]]
 
*[[Cook County, Iowa|Cook]] see [[Des Moines County, Iowa|Des Moines County]]
 
*[[Crocker County, Iowa|Crocker]] see [[Kossuth County, Iowa|Kossuth County]]
 
*[[Fox County, Iowa|Fox]] see [[Calhoun County, Iowa|Calhoun County]]
 
 
 
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*[[Kishkekosh County, Iowa|Kishkekosh]] see [[Monroe County, Iowa|Monroe County]]
 
*[[Risley County, Iowa|Risley]] see [[Hamilton County, Iowa|Hamilton County]]
 
*[[Slaughter County, Iowa|Slaughter]] see [[Washington County, Iowa|Washington County]]
 
*[[Wahkaw County, Iowa|Wahkaw]] see [[Woodbury County, Iowa|Woodbury County]]
 
*[[Yell County, Iowa|Yell]] see [[Webster County, Iowa|Webster County]]
 
  
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*[[Mississippi River]]
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*[[Missouri River]]
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*[[California Trail]]
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*[[Chicago-Dubuque Highway]]
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*[[Mormon Trail]]
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*[[Oregon Trail]]
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*[[Great Northern Railway (U.S.)]]
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*[[Illinois Central Railroad]]
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*[[Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway|Santa Fe Railway]]
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*[[Union Pacific Railroad]]
 
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Iowa's rivers provided transportation routes bringing European traders, trappers and explorers like the Frenchmen, [http://www.greatriverroad.com/Pere/marquetteBio.htm Jacques Marquette] and [http://library.thinkquest.org/4034/marquettejolliet.html Louis Joliet] in 1673. Prior to this exploration the land was occupied by the [http://www.tolatsga.org/sf.html Fox], [http://umbrigade.tripod.com/articles/ioway.html Ioway], [http://www.tolatsga.org/pota.html Potawatomi], [http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/tribes/oto/otohist.htm Oto], [http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/tribes/siouan/missourihist.htm Missouri], [http://www.tolatsga.org/sf.html Sauk], and [http://www.sonofthesouth.net/union-generals/sioux-indians/sioux-indians.htm Sioux] Native Americans.&nbsp;The [http://www.gatewayno.com/history/LaPurchase.html Louisiana Purchase] gave the U.S. control of Iowa in 1803. The [http://lincoln.lib.niu.edu/blackhawk/ Black Hawk Purchase] in 1833 brought the first official American village. Iowa was populated with settlers pioneering in from Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana, New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. When [http://iagenweb.org/history/moi/MOIChp2.htm Iowa] became a [http://www.iptv.org/iowapathways/mypath.cfm?ounid=ob_000124 State in 1846], its capital was Iowa City. Iowa’s current borders were drawn in 1857 when Des Moines in Polk county became home of the new State Capital.  
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Iowa's rivers provided transportation routes bringing European traders, trappers and explorers like the Frenchmen, [http://www.greatriverroad.com/Pere/marquetteBio.htm Jacques Marquette] and [http://library.thinkquest.org/4034/marquettejolliet.html Louis Joliet] in 1673. Prior to this exploration the land was occupied by the [http://www.tolatsga.org/sf.html Fox], [http://umbrigade.tripod.com/articles/ioway.html Ioway], [http://www.tolatsga.org/pota.html Potawatomi], [http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/tribes/oto/otohist.htm Oto], [http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/tribes/siouan/missourihist.htm Missouri], [http://www.tolatsga.org/sf.html Sauk], and [http://www.sonofthesouth.net/union-generals/sioux-indians/sioux-indians.htm Sioux] Native Americans.&nbsp;The [http://www.gatewayno.com/history/LaPurchase.html Louisiana Purchase] gave the U.S. control of Iowa in 1803. The [http://lincoln.lib.niu.edu/blackhawk/ Black Hawk Purchase] in 1833 brought the first official American village. Iowa was populated with settlers pioneering in from Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana, New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. When [http://iagenweb.org/history/moi/MOIChp2.htm Iowa] became a [http://www.iptv.org/iowapathways/mypath.cfm?ounid=ob_000124 State in 1846], its capital was Iowa City. Iowa’s current borders were drawn in 1857 when Des Moines in Polk county became home of the new State Capital.
  
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==FamilySearch Resources==
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*[[Genealogy Help on Facebook|Facebook Communities]] - Facebook groups discussing genealogy research
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/home.html Learning Center] - Online genealogy courses
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/location/51?region=United+States+of+America&englishRegion=United+States+of+America Historical Records] - databases and record images on FamilySearch
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*[https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator?c=Iowa Family History Center locator map]
  
[[Image:IowaStateCapitol.jpg|thumb|left|200px]] [http://www.iowahistory.org/archives/holdings/index.html The Archives Division of the State Historical Society of Iowa] in Des Moines primarily collects manuscript records of the state, including government, land, and military records; while the [http://www.iowahistory.org/libraries/index.html State Historical Society of Iowa Library ] in Iowa City has manuscript records as well as numerous published sources, censuses, and newspapers. [[Iowa Archives and Libraries|Read more]]...  
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== Additional Resources ==
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/ia/ Cyndi's List] - Iowa genealogy sites on the internet
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/iowa/ Iowa Genealogy Trails] - collection of transcribed data for the state of Iowa
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/iowa-genealogy Access Genealogy] – Genealogy guide for Iowa
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*[http://www.ancestorhunt.com/iowa-genealogy.htm Ancestorhunt.com] - resources for Iowa genealogy research
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*[http://www.raogk.org/iowa-genealogy/ Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness] - Guide to Ancestry and Family Tree Records for Iowa  
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/US/Iowa.pdf Iowa Research Outline] – Original Family History Library research outline; contains many out of date links
  
== Research Tools  ==
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=== References ===
  
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*[[Iowa Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Iowa Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Iowa Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Iowa Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*I[[Iowa Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|owa Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Iowa State Census, 1885 (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Iowa State Census, 1885 (FamiltySearch Historical Records]]
 
*[[Iowa County Births (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Iowa County Births (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*I[[Iowa County Marriage Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|owa County Marriage Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
  
*Find which county a town is in, what town a cemetery is in, even where a postoffice or building is by using the United States Geographical Survey's [http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic Geographical Names Information System].
 
*Clickable&nbsp; [http://iagenweb.org/state/map.php Map of Iowa Counties] -- Iowa Gen Web,&nbsp; Click on County to get to Gen Web County Page
 
*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/directory/where/Iowa/ David Rumsey Map Collection] is a large online collection of rare, old, antique historical atlases, globes, maps, charts plus other cartographic treasures.
 
*[[IAGenWeb|The IAGenWeb Project]] has a wealth of information at [http://www.iagenweb.org/ Iowa's GenWeb Project], it is a part of the larger [[USGenWeb|USGenWeb Project]]. [http://www.usgenweb.org/ The USGenWeb Project] provides internet information on every county in every state in the United States.
 
*[http://www.iptv.org/iowapathways/artifact_detail.cfm?aid=a_000746&oid=ob_000206 Iowa Pathways]
 
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Latest revision as of 23:12, 16 January 2017

This article describes the state. For other uses, see Iowa (disambiguation).

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Iowa Wiki Topics
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Beginning Research
Record Types
Iowa Background
Ethnicity
Local Research Resources
Local Research Resources

The moderator for Iowa is familyjournals


Guide to Iowa ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

Iowa Information

Iowa became the twenty-ninth state admitted to the United States on December 28, 1846. Iowa was created form Iowa Territory and is located in the Midwestern region of the United States.[1] The capital is Des Moines and there are 99 counties in Iowa. [2]


Getting Started

Getting Started with Iowa Research

Links to articles on getting started with Iowa research.

Iowa Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Iowa research.

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Iowa Clickable Map

Many genealogy records are kept on the county level in the United States. Click on a county below to go to the county Wiki article listing more information.

Lyon CountyOsceola CountyDickinson CountyEmmet CountyKossuth CountyWinnebago CountyWorth CountyMitchell CountyHoward CountyWinneshiek CountyAllamakee CountySioux CountyO'Brien CountyClay CountyPalo Alto CountyHancock CountyCerro Gordo CountyFloyd CountyChickasaw CountyFayette CountyClayton CountyPlymouth CountyCherokee CountyBuena Vista CountyPocahontas CountyHumboldt CountyWright CountyFranklin CountyButler CountyBremer CountyWoodbury CountyIda CountySac CountyCalhoun CountyWebster CountyHamilton CountyHardin CountyGrundy CountyBlack Hawk CountyBuchanan CountyDelaware CountyDubuque CountyMonona CountyCrawford CountyCarroll CountyGreene CountyBoone CountyStory CountyMarshall CountyTama CountyBenton CountyLinn CountyJones CountyJackson CountyClinton CountyScott CountyHarrison CountyShelby CountyAudubon CountyGuthrie CountyDallas CountyPolk CountyJasper CountyPoweshiek CountyIowa CountyJohnson CountyCedar CountyPottawattamie CountyCass CountyAdair CountyMadison CountyWarren CountyMarion CountyMahaska CountyKeokuk CountyWashington CountyMuscatine CountyLouisa CountyMills CountyMontgomery CountyAdams CountyUnion CountyClarke CountyLucas CountyMonroe CountyWapello CountyJefferson CountyHenry CountyDes Moines CountyFremont CountyPage CountyTaylor CountyRinggold CountyDecatur CountyWayne CountyAppanoose CountyDavis CountyVan Buren CountyLee CountyIowa-county-map.gif

Counties

Extinct or Renamed Counties: Bancroft | Buncombe see Lyon County | Cook see Des Moines County | Crocker see Kossuth County | Fox see Calhoun County | Kishkekosh see Monroe County | Risley see Hamilton County | Slaughter see Washington County | Wahkaw see Woodbury County | Yell see Webster County

Iowa Migration Routes

Iowa's rivers provided transportation routes bringing European traders, trappers and explorers like the Frenchmen, Jacques Marquette and Louis Joliet in 1673. Prior to this exploration the land was occupied by the Fox, Ioway, Potawatomi, Oto, Missouri, Sauk, and Sioux Native Americans. The Louisiana Purchase gave the U.S. control of Iowa in 1803. The Black Hawk Purchase in 1833 brought the first official American village. Iowa was populated with settlers pioneering in from Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana, New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. When Iowa became a State in 1846, its capital was Iowa City. Iowa’s current borders were drawn in 1857 when Des Moines in Polk county became home of the new State Capital.

FamilySearch Resources

Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.

Additional Resources

References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Iowa" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iowa (accessed 15 March 2016).
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "List of US States by Date of Admission," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_by_date_of_admission_to_the_Union, accessed 1 Nov 2016.