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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 Huxley City of Collins City of Maxwell
Map courtesy of Iowa PROfiles

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.

Transcription Volunteers Needed
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!

03 Aug 2019: Added 1940 Colo Telephone Company Directory. Thank you Hank Zaletel!
08 Jul 2019: Added Roland Centennial History 1870-1970.
30 Jun 2019: Added final section Collins School Biographical History Part 9 1970-1983. Thank you John Duesbury!

24 Apr–02 Jun 2019: Added Collins School Biographical History Parts 4–8 1935-1970. Thank you John Duesbury!
20 Apr 2019: Added Story County 1863 Civil War Resolution
16 Apr 2019: Added 1915 Iowa State College Directory
08 Apr 2019: Added 1915 Ames Phone Directory
26 Jan 2019: Added Ames City to the 1910 Census completing the census. Thank you Nancy Baker!
Click here for 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 448,600 Searchable Database Records!

Check Out the Nevada Community Historical Society's Family Tree Project Now Including 66,278 people in 26,223 family group sheets!

1854 Census

1856 Census

1860 Census

1870 Census
1880 Census
(Including Image Links)

1880 Mortality

1883 Pensioners

1885 Census

1887 History
of Story Co by Allen.

1890 Story Co.
History with Biographies
1895 Census

1897/8 County

1900 Census
(Including Image Links)

1902 Atlas
Land Owners

1905 Census

Completed! (Jan 26)
1910 Census
Ames City Added!

1911 Story Co
History V2 by Payne

1925 Census


Ames 1915 Phone Directory




Civil War

Colo 1924

Colo 1926
Phone Directory

 New! (Aug 3)
Colo 1940
Phone Directory

Colo 1956
Phone Directory

Death Certificate
Index (Partial)

Death Register
Vol 1 (Partial)




Federal Land Patents

Gravestone Photo Project!
(Story Co Index)

Grave Marker Inscription Index
ISC (ISU) Alumni
as of 1914

ISC (ISU) Directory
October 1915


Lookups with
Surname Index
McCallsburg Pupils & Faculty Marriages

Milford Township
and Proud of It
Great Twp History!
NCHS Family Tree Project
66,278 People
Nevada 1948
Phone Directory
Nevada ME Church
Early Marriages
Index Updated!
Obituary Board
(Sep 14)


Probate Index
 New! (Jul 8)
Roland Centennial History


Social Security Death Index Records
(Through 2010)

American War

Story City Jubilee 1931
Story Co IGS

Surname Index

Towns and Post Offices

& Other Maps

Will Book Index

W.P.A. Tombstone

WWII Army Dead & MIA

Zearing 1953
Phone Directory

Zearing 1956

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