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Research Help


State-Wide Resources and Research Help

You can also find county specific research help by visiting a County Project site. Click "County Projects" on the menu above.

Communities Past & Present

Lookup Cities & Towns: Find the county where a past or present community is located in.

Formation of Iowa Counties

County Formation: View a summary of when Iowa counties were formed. This includes creation date, county created from, and county seat.

County Vital Records

Births, Marriages and Deaths (BMD): A quick guide to the official dates for Iowa vital records. This includes the BMD date ranges each county kept records for.

Search and Post Genealogy Information

Message Boards:
Queries LogoObits LogoBios LogoDocs Logo Search or Post your Queries, Obituaries, Biographies, and other miscellaneous Documents such as vital records, military records, land records and news items.

Search All Participating County Message Boards

Message Board Search: Execute a state-wide search for Queries, Obituaries, Biographies, and other Documents.

Communicate On-line with Fellow Iowa Researchers

Collaborating with your fellow researchers through Mailing Lists and Message Boards.

Research Links

Connect with other sites through our collection of useful research links.

Iowa Census Introduction

View information about Iowa's Federal and State Censuses, including where microfilm can be found.