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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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== What is in the Collection? ==
 
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The collection consists of an index to the birth records created by the counties of Iowa. It should contain records from all 99 counties in the state. The collection includes records from 1880 to 1935.  Records where the county could not be identified or where the birth took place out of state and was registered in Iowa are listed as "Other" in the table below.
=== 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>
 
 
 
{{Collection citation | text= "Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935." Index. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Clerk of the District Court. }}
 
 
 
[[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  ==
 
  
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==What Can this Collection Tell Me?==
 
The index contains the following information:  
 
The index contains the following information:  
 
 
*Name of child  
 
*Name of child  
 
*Birth date  
 
*Birth date  
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*Image number
 
*Image number
  
== How to Use the Record  ==
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==Collection Content==
 
 
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.
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=== Coverage Table and Map ===
*Look for a different index. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.  
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As of May 2016 the collection contained the following:
*Search the records of nearby counties.
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{| class="wikitable sortable" width="20%"
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! County !! Records
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| Adair ||style="text-align:right"| 18,064
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| Adams ||style="text-align:right"| 14,790
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|-
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| Allamakee ||style="text-align:right"| 15,258
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|-
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| Appanoose ||style="text-align:right"| 27,198
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|-
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| Audubon ||style="text-align:right"| 11,782
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|-
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| Benton ||style="text-align:right"| 30,277
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|-
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| Black Hawk ||style="text-align:right"| 34,623
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|-
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| Boone ||style="text-align:right"| 26,880
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|-
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| Bremer ||style="text-align:right"| 18,896
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|-
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| Buchanan ||style="text-align:right"| 15,739
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|-
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| Buena Vista ||style="text-align:right"| 22,369
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|-
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| Butler ||style="text-align:right"| 13,945
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|-
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| Calhoun ||style="text-align:right"| 14,232
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|-
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| Carroll ||style="text-align:right"| 15,931
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|-
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| Cass ||style="text-align:right"| 28,889
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|-
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| Cedar ||style="text-align:right"| 20,000
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|-
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| Cerro Gordo ||style="text-align:right"| 41,984
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|-
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| Cherokee ||style="text-align:right"| 8,431
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|-
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| Chickasaw ||style="text-align:right"| 12,547
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|-
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| Clarke ||style="text-align:right"| 11,451
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|-
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| Clay ||style="text-align:right"| 16,368
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|-
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| Clayton ||style="text-align:right"| 23,206
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|-
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| Clinton ||style="text-align:right"| 35,295
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|-
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| Crawford ||style="text-align:right"| 18,941
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|-
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| Dallas ||style="text-align:right"| 16,115
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|-
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| Davis ||style="text-align:right"| 16,703
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|-
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| Decatur ||style="text-align:right"| 17,035
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|-
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| Delaware ||style="text-align:right"| 27,861
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|-
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| Des Moines ||style="text-align:right"| 57,640
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|-
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| Dickinson ||style="text-align:right"| 10,300
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|-
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| Dubuque ||style="text-align:right"| 55,056
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|-
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| Emmet ||style="text-align:right"| 15,616
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|-
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| Fayette ||style="text-align:right"| 13,613
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|-
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| Floyd ||style="text-align:right"| 11,287
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|-
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| Franklin ||style="text-align:right"| 21,095
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|-
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| Fremont ||style="text-align:right"| 10,585
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|-
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| Greene ||style="text-align:right"| 15,663
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|-
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| Grundy ||style="text-align:right"| 9,087
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|-
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| Guthrie ||style="text-align:right"| 18,199
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|-
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| Hamilton ||style="text-align:right"| 13,523
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|-
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| Hancock ||style="text-align:right"| 24,164
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|-
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| Hardin ||style="text-align:right"| 1,845
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|-
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| Harrison ||style="text-align:right"| 29,773
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|-
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| Henry ||style="text-align:right"| 13,593
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|-
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| Howard ||style="text-align:right"| 8,768
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|-
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| Humboldt ||style="text-align:right"| 4,111
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|-
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| Ida ||style="text-align:right"| 12,042
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|-
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| Iowa ||style="text-align:right"| 16,481
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|-
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| Jackson ||style="text-align:right"| 20,135
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|-
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| Jasper ||style="text-align:right"| 23,069
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|-
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| Jefferson ||style="text-align:right"| 13,975
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|-
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| Johnson ||style="text-align:right"| 24,019
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|-
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| Jones ||style="text-align:right"| 21,880
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|-
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| Keokuk ||style="text-align:right"| 25,913
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|-
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| Kossuth ||style="text-align:right"| 24,355
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|-
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| Lee ||style="text-align:right"| 38,626
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|-
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| Linn ||style="text-align:right"| 37,366
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|-
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| Louisa ||style="text-align:right"| 16,916
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|-
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| Lucas ||style="text-align:right"| 6,941
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|-
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| Lyon ||style="text-align:right"| 18,667
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|-
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| Madison ||style="text-align:right"| 15,847
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|-
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| Mahaska ||style="text-align:right"| 26,083
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|-
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| Marion ||style="text-align:right"| 30,798
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|-
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| Marshall ||style="text-align:right"| 22,482
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|-
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| Mills ||style="text-align:right"| 13,509
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|-
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| Mitchell ||style="text-align:right"| 15,346
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|-
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| Monona ||style="text-align:right"| 15,441
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|-
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| Monroe ||style="text-align:right"| 13,133
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|-
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| Montgomery ||style="text-align:right"| 14,625
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|-
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| Muscatine ||style="text-align:right"| 26,791
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|-
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| O'Brien ||style="text-align:right"| 15,755
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|-
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| Osceola ||style="text-align:right"| 16,708
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|-
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| Page ||style="text-align:right"| 12,338
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|-
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| Palo Alto ||style="text-align:right"| 10,324
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|-
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| Plymouth ||style="text-align:right"| 24,247
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|-
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| Pocahontas ||style="text-align:right"| 12,635
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|-
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| Polk ||style="text-align:right"| 50,882
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|-
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| Pottawattamie ||style="text-align:right"| 22,260
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|-
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| Poweshiek ||style="text-align:right"| 12,890
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|-
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| Ringgold ||style="text-align:right"| 12,028
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|-
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| Sac ||style="text-align:right"| 14,046
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|-
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| Scott ||style="text-align:right"| 122,395
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|-
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| Shelby ||style="text-align:right"| 19,009
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|-
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| Sioux ||style="text-align:right"| 23,053
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|-
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| Story ||style="text-align:right"| 20,838
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|-
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| Tama ||style="text-align:right"| 12,074
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|-
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| Taylor ||style="text-align:right"| 11,047
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|-
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| Union ||style="text-align:right"| 48,903
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|-
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| Van Buren ||style="text-align:right"| 14,339
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|-
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| Wapello ||style="text-align:right"| 19,321
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|-
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| Warren ||style="text-align:right"| 24,156
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|-
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| Washington ||style="text-align:right"| 17,132
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|-
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| Wayne ||style="text-align:right"| 15,868
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|-
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| Webster ||style="text-align:right"| 28,292
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|-
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| Winnebago ||style="text-align:right"| 8,115
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|-
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| Winneshiek ||style="text-align:right"| 26,811
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|-
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| Woodbury ||style="text-align:right"| 60,623
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|-
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| Worth ||style="text-align:right"| 5,854
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|-
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| Wright ||style="text-align:right"| 20,113
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|-
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| Other ||style="text-align:right"| 301,858
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To see a coverage map of FamilySearch's holdings of Iowa birth records, click [http://user.xmission.com/~jsvare/FR/IA_FRB.html here].<br>
  
== Related Websites  ==
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
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You can search the index or view the images or both. Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
  
*[http://www.archives.com/GA.aspx?_act=BirthRecords&klp=GA96001&cam=386&KW2=Iowa&Location=LA&gclid=CKP92PeMvrMCFW1yQgodnVAAvw Iowa Bith Records]
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*Name of the person
*[http://www.idph.state.ia.us/ Iowa Department of Public Health]
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*The name of a parent or date of the event
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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=== Search the Index ===
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*[[Iowa]]
 
*[[Iowa Vital Records]]
 
  
== Contributions to this Article  ==
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=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
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Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.
  
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=== I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now? ===
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*Use the information found in the record to find land, probate and immigration records.
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*Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in censuses.  Witnesses were usually family members.
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*Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family. 
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*[[Iowa Church Records| Church Records]] were kept years before counties began keeping records. They are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900. 
  
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=== I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, What Now? ===
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*If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives.
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*Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name.
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== Citing this Collection ==
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'''Collection Citation''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935." Database. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. County district courts, Iowa. }} <br><br>
  
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
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'''Record Citation''' (or citation for the index entry):<br> {{Record Citation Link
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"Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935" database, ''FamilySearch ''(https://familysearch.org: accessed 7 October 2011), Claire Donald Clark, born 25 December 1929; citing County Records, FHL microfilm 1,521,274; Clayton County Courthouse, Elkader, Iowa, United States.
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'''[[Iowa, County Births (FamilySearch Historical Records)#top|Top of Page]]'''
  
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Iowa, United States
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Location of Iowa
Record Description
Record Type Birth Index
Collection years 1880-1935
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites


What is in the Collection?

The collection consists of an index to the birth records created by the counties of Iowa. It should contain records from all 99 counties in the state. The collection includes records from 1880 to 1935. Records where the county could not be identified or where the birth took place out of state and was registered in Iowa are listed as "Other" in the table below.

What Can this Collection Tell Me?

The index contains the following information:

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

Collection Content

Coverage Table and Map

As of May 2016 the collection contained the following:

County Records
Adair 18,064
Adams 14,790
Allamakee 15,258
Appanoose 27,198
Audubon 11,782
Benton 30,277
Black Hawk 34,623
Boone 26,880
Bremer 18,896
Buchanan 15,739
Buena Vista 22,369
Butler 13,945
Calhoun 14,232
Carroll 15,931
Cass 28,889
Cedar 20,000
Cerro Gordo 41,984
Cherokee 8,431
Chickasaw 12,547
Clarke 11,451
Clay 16,368
Clayton 23,206
Clinton 35,295
Crawford 18,941
Dallas 16,115
Davis 16,703
Decatur 17,035
Delaware 27,861
Des Moines 57,640
Dickinson 10,300
Dubuque 55,056
Emmet 15,616
Fayette 13,613
Floyd 11,287
Franklin 21,095
Fremont 10,585
Greene 15,663
Grundy 9,087
Guthrie 18,199
Hamilton 13,523
Hancock 24,164
Hardin 1,845
Harrison 29,773
Henry 13,593
Howard 8,768
Humboldt 4,111
Ida 12,042
Iowa 16,481
Jackson 20,135
Jasper 23,069
Jefferson 13,975
Johnson 24,019
Jones 21,880
Keokuk 25,913
Kossuth 24,355
Lee 38,626
Linn 37,366
Louisa 16,916
Lucas 6,941
Lyon 18,667
Madison 15,847
Mahaska 26,083
Marion 30,798
Marshall 22,482
Mills 13,509
Mitchell 15,346
Monona 15,441
Monroe 13,133
Montgomery 14,625
Muscatine 26,791
O'Brien 15,755
Osceola 16,708
Page 12,338
Palo Alto 10,324
Plymouth 24,247
Pocahontas 12,635
Polk 50,882
Pottawattamie 22,260
Poweshiek 12,890
Ringgold 12,028
Sac 14,046
Scott 122,395
Shelby 19,009
Sioux 23,053
Story 20,838
Tama 12,074
Taylor 11,047
Union 48,903
Van Buren 14,339
Wapello 19,321
Warren 24,156
Washington 17,132
Wayne 15,868
Webster 28,292
Winnebago 8,115
Winneshiek 26,811
Woodbury 60,623
Worth 5,854
Wright 20,113
Other 301,858


To see a coverage map of FamilySearch's holdings of Iowa birth records, click here.

How Do I Search the Collection?

You can search the index or view the images or both. Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • Name of the person
  • The name of a parent or date of the event

Search the Index

{{Search Collection Link | CID=CID1821206


How Do I Analyze the Results?

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.

What Do I Do Next?

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Copy the citation below, in case you need to find this record again later.
  • Use the age or estimated birth date to find other church and vital records such as birth, baptism, marriage, and death records. (Make sure that if it’s a marriage article, you take the word marriage out, if it’s a birth article, take the word birth out, etc.)
  • Use the information found in the record to find land, probate and immigration records.
  • Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in censuses. Witnesses were usually family members.
  • Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
  • Church Records were kept years before counties began keeping records. They are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.

I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, What Now?

  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives.
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby town or county.
  • Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name.
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
  • Check the info box above for additional FamilySearch websites and related websites that may assist you in finding similar records.

Citing this Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image. Collection Citation:

"Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. County district courts, Iowa.

Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935.


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