Iowa Genealogists

Our Iowa genealogists research on location. They will find and analyze the best records available to further your family history research. They can search the archives and libraries in Iowa, including:

  • State Historical Society of Iowa
    Marriage, birth,and death records, naturalization papers, land deeds, family histories, city directories, plat maps, cemetery surveys, biographies and memoirs, yearbooks, periodicals, 500,000 photographs, newspapers from hundreds of communities from all of Iowa’s 99 counties (1836-present)
  • Iowa Genealogical Society
    Iowa’s 99 County birth, marriage, and death records (1880-1920s.), federal and Iowa state censuses, cemetery records, Civil War Rosters for Iowa, Iowa GAR (Grand Army of the Republic) post records, Iowa WWI draft registrations
  • Burlington Public Library
    Includes birth records, marriages, deaths, obituaries, funeral home records, probates, cemetery records, territorial records, city and phone directories, church records, maps, naturalization records, land records, tax lists, voter registrations, military records, newspapers, court records, surnames
  • State Library of Iowa
    Books, magazines, newspapers, photographs
  • Davenport Public Library
    Obituaries, Scott County marriage certificates index (1836-1925), marriage announcement index, Davenport Daily Gazette, Civil War enlistments, mortality schedule index
  • Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum
    Norwegian-American records, including passenger lists, church records, family records, and Norwegian local and farm histories

Our genealogists can do research projects of many sizes and for many budgets. We customize the amount of research provided according to your needs.

If you would like to learn how our genealogists can further your research, request a research quote.

Some of the major records sources that can be used for genealogy research in Iowa include:

  • Birth, marriage, and death records were kept by some towns as early as 16830
  • Birth, marriage, and death records have been recorded by the state government from 1880 to the present
  • Federal census records were recorded every 10 years starting in 1840
  • State, territorial, and colonial censuses were recorded every 10 years beginning in 1840 through 1880
  • Land records were kept by the towns and counties from the time they were settled
  • Probate records were kept by the local courts from 1834 to the present
  • Churches kept records of the christenings, marriages, deaths, or other information about their members
  • Newspapers were written in many areas and time periods that contain information such as notices of marriages, notices of death, and obituaries
  • Military records
  • Town and county histories about the settlers and their families
  • Naturalization and citizenship records were recorded by the courts since 1850s
  • Ship passenger lists, tax lists, and town records were recorded for many areas

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