County Records

    In addition to finding county government records in county courthouses across the state, the State Historical Society of Iowa has preserved many of these records including birth, marriage and death records, naturalization papers and land deeds on microfilm and are available for viewing at a Research Center.

    Census Records

    Census records for federal, state and special censuses are available at the State Historical Research Centers. In addition, census records are available online through a partnership with Family Search and Ancestry.com.

    Record Repository
    Iowa State Census, Special Censuses
    1836-1860
    Ancestry.com
    Iowa State Census
    1885, 1895, 1905, 1915, 1925
    Family Search
    Ancestry.com
    United States Census
    1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
    Family Search
    Ancestry.com

    Navigation