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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 City of Kelley
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!

01–-06 May 2022: Added Ames Ward 2 (Washington Twp) EDs 85-10,11,12 to the 1950 Census.
04 Apr 2022: Added Ames Ward 4 completing the 1920 Census. Thank you Nancy Baker Sweeney and Patsy Griffith!
18–24 Apr 2022: Added Ames Ward 1 (Washington Twp) EDs 85-6,7,8,9 to the 1950 Census.
16 Apr 2022: Added Ames Ward 4 (Franklin Twp) ED 85-5 to the 1950 Census.
12 Apr 2022: Added death certificate transcriptions for 1924 to Death Certificates. Thank you Stefani Wonders!
12 Apr 2022: Added Ames Ward 2 (Franklin Twp) ED 85-4 to the 1950 Census.
10 Apr 2022: Added Ames Ward 1 (Franklin Twp) ED 85-3 to the 1950 Census.
08 Apr 2022: Added Collins Twp to the 1950 census.
04 Apr 2022: Added death cerficate transcriptions for July 2021 through 1923 to Death Certificates. Thank you Stefani Wonders!
04 Apr 2022: Added Ames Ward 3 to the 1920 Census. Thank you Nancy Baker Sweeney and Patsy Griffith!
03 Apr 2022: Began the 1950 census by adding Collins town.
09 Oct 1921–27 Mar 2022: Eight updates to the 1920 Census. See complete update history. Thank you Nancy Baker Sweeney, Nancy Bowers and Patsy Griffith!
27 Sep 2021: Updated NCHS Family Tree Project. Thank you Dorian Myhre!
26 Sep 2021: Added Story County 1904 Military Eligible lists.
(Click here for a more detailed and complete update history.)
Researching Story County Norwegians? Check out Norwegian Heritage in Central Iowa
New! See the November 2020 The Central Iowa Norwegians Volume 3 Announcement! New!

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 532,500 Searchable Database Records!

Check Out the Nevada Community Historical Society's Family Tree Project Now Including 70,850 people in 28,741 family group sheets!

1854 Census

1856 Census

1860 Census

1862 Military Eligible

1863 Military Eligible

1864 Military Eligible

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

1894 Military Eligible

1895 Census

1897/8 County

1900 Census
(Including Image Links)

1902 Atlas
Land Owners

New! (Sep 26)
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! (May 06)
1950 Census

Added Ames ED 85-12


Ames 1915 Phone Directory



Birth Certificate


Civil War

Colo 1924

Colo 1926
Phone Directory

Colo 1940
Phone Directory

Colo 1956
Phone Directory

New! (Apr 12)
Death Certificate
Index (Partial)

Added 1924
Death Register
Vol 1 (Partial)



Federal Land Patents

Gravestone Photo Project!
(Story Co Index)

Grave Marker Inscription Index Inventor Patents

ISC (ISU) Alumni
as of 1914


ISC (ISU) Directory
October 1915

Lookups with
Surname Index
McCallsburg Pupils & Faculty

Milford Township
and Proud of It
Great Twp History!
Nevada 1948
Phone Directory
Updated! (Sep 27)
NCHS Family Tree Project
Nevada ME Church
Early Baptisms
Nevada ME Church
Early Marriages
Index Updated!
Obituary Board
(Mar 06)

Probate Index Query

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


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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