Vital records in the State of Iowa were officially recorded beginning in the year 1880.

In Grundy County, you may find records as early as 1875 for births and 1856 for marriages.

These records can be searched at the Grundy County Courthouse Recorder's office, with the following exceptions ...
- Birth, Marriage, and Death records for the years 1921-1941 must be searched and requested at the state level.
- All single parent births prior to July 1, 1995 must be requested at the state level.
- All adoption records must be requested at the state level.
- Any record ordered sealed by a court of law.

For additional information on obtaining a record from Grundy County, visit the Grundy County Recorder website.

For additional information on obtaining a record from the State of Iowa, visit the Iowa Department of Public Health website.

The following links are transcribed data of some of the vital records which can be found at the courthouse. This information should be used as a guide and the original, primary source record should be obtained to verify the transcribed data. The transcriptions are generally a listing of basic information and do not contain all of the information on the original record.

Birth Records

Birth Index 1875-1897 - Partial

Register of Births, Book 1, 1880-1897

Register of Births, Book 2, 1897-1908

Register of Births, Book 3, 1909-1917

Marriage Records

Register of Marriage Licenses 1856-1881

Marriage Records, Book 1, 1881-1885

Marriage Records, Book 2, 1885-1890

Marriage Records, Book 3, 1890-1895

Misc. Marriages submitted by researchers

Death Records

SSDI Index

Register of Deaths, Book 1, 1880-1897

Record of Deaths, Book 2, 1897-1910

Record of Deaths, Book 3, 1910-1914

Death Index 1917-1918, 1921-1936

Record of Deaths, Book 4, 1918-1921

Divorce Records

Divorce Records, 1904-1946

Other Records

Coroner's Inquest and Verdict 1907-1940