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Story County Hamilton County Hardin County Marshall County Jasper County Polk County Boone County City of Nevada City of Ames Milford Twp School City of Story City City of Roland City of McCallsburg City of Zearing City of Colo City of Slater City of Cambridge City of Gilbert City of Huxley City of Collins City of Maxwell
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Story County in located in the very center of Iowa. It is bordered on the north by Hamilton and Hardin Counties, on the west by Boone County, on the south by Polk and Jasper and on the east by Marshall County. You may click on the town to reach the town web sites for those having them.

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Source materials will be provided. Opportunities include transcribing census images into spreadsheets, proofing transcriptions, Story County obituary postings, and more. If you think you can help, please email Mark Christian. Thank you!

07 Dec 2022: Added Kelley town to the 1950 Census.
07 Dec–08 Nov 2022: Added (14) 1950 Census ED's to the 1950 Census. (See detailed update history.)
18 Nov–11 Sep 2022 Added Maxwell, Huxley, Colo, Slater, Shipley, Collins and Roland High School Graduates.
09 Nov 2022: Started 1930 Census with Collins, Collins Twp and Ames ED 85-3. Thank you Nancy Baker and Patsy Griffith!
18 Sep–03 Sep 2022 Added Roland Town, Howard Twp, Maxwell Town, Indian Creek Twp to the 1950 Census.
10 Sep 2022: Added 1950 Roland Telephone Directory. Thank you Holly Whitehill!
10 Sep 2022: Added 1913 Roland Telephone Directory. Thank you Holly Whitehill!
09 Sep 2022: Updated NCHS Family Tree Project. Thank you Dorian Myhre!
07 Sep 2022: Added the Ames 1910 D.A.R. membership list. Thank you, Sheryl!
03 Sep–04 Apr 2022: Added death certificate transcriptions for July 1921–1923, 1924–1927 to Death Certificates. Thank you Stefani Wonders!
20 Aug–10 Apr 2022: Added Ames ED's 85-3 through 85-21, Gilbert Twp, Franklin Twp, Grant Twp to the 1950 Census.
23 Jul 2022: Added 1892 Farmers Directory.
21 Jul 2022: Added McCallsburg 1969 Centennial Book. Thank you, Patsy Griffith!
25 Jun 2022: Added 1865 Story Co History.
25 Jun 2022: Added Doctors 1876, 1878, 1880, 1886 to Story County Doctors in State Directories.
(Click here for a more detailed and complete update history.)
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Click Here to Search for Surnames in Story Co. Pages and Databases
(You can also search the individual databases below. Now includes surnames in the obituary board!)

To search all text, not just surnames, use the search box below.

Over 582,900 Searchable Database Records!

Check Out the Nevada Community Historical Society's Family Tree Project Now Including 71,629 people in 29,184 family group sheets!

1854 Census

1856 Census

1860 Census

1862 Military Eligible

1863 Military Eligible

1864 Military Eligible

New! (Jun 25)
1865 Story Co History

1867 Military Eligible

1870 Census

1871 Military Eligible

1880 Census
(Including Image Links)

1880 Mortality

1883 Pensioners

1885 Census

1887 History
of Story Co by Allen.

1890 Military Eligible

1890 Story Co.
History with Biographies

New! (Jul 23)
1892 Farmers Directory

1894 Military Eligible

1895 Census

1897/8 County

1900 Census
(Including Image Links)

1902 Atlas
Land Owners

1904 Military Eligible

1905 Census

1910 Census

1911 Story Co
History V2 by Payne

1914 Story Co

Now Complete! (Apr 26)
1920 Census
Added Ames Ward 4
1925 Census

New! (Nov 09)
1930 Census

Added Collins & Ames
New! (Dec 07)
1950 Census

Added Kelley Town


New! (Sep 07)
Ames 1910 D.A.R.

Ames 1915 Phone Directory



Birth Certificate


Civil War

New! (Nov 18)
Collins High School

Colo 1924

Colo 1926
Phone Directory

Colo 1940
Phone Directory

Colo 1956
Phone Directory

New! (Sep 18)
Colo High School
New! (Sep 3)
Death Certificate
Index (Partial)

Added 1927
Death Register
Vol 1 (Partial)



New! (Jun 25)
(1876, 1878, 1880, 1886)

Federal Land Patents

Gravestone Photo Project!
(Story Co Index)

Grave Marker Inscription Index New! (Sep 17)
Huxley High School
Inventor Patents
ISC (ISU) Alumni
as of 1914


ISC (ISU) Directory
October 1915

Lookups with
Surname Index
New! (Jul 21)
McCallsburg 1969
Centennial Book
McCallsburg Pupils & Faculty Marriages
New! (Sep 11)
Maxwell High School

Milford Township
and Proud of It

Great Twp History!
Nevada 1948
Phone Directory
Updated! (Sep 09)
NCHS Family Tree Project
Nevada ME Church
Early Baptisms
Nevada ME Church
Early Marriages
Index Updated!
Obituary Board
(Sep 03)

Probate Index Query

Roland Centennial History
New! (Nov 20)
Roland High School
New! (Sep 10)
Roland 1913
Telephone Directory
New! (Sep 10)
Roland 1950
Telephone Directory
New! (Nov 13)
Shipley High School
New! (Sep 19)
Slater High School

Social Security Death Index Records
(Through 2010)

American War

Story City Jubilee 1931

Story Co IGS

Surname Index

Towns and Post Offices

& Other Maps

Iowa Veterans Cemetery

Will Book Index

W.P.A. Tombstone


Zearing 1953
Phone Directory

Zearing 1956

Direct Links to Story County Boards (see also above grid)
Story County Query Board Story County Obituary Board Story County Biography Board Story County Document Board
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