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Dubuque County Courthouse:

Dubuque County Recorder
720 Central Avenue
Dubuque, IA 520001 Phone: 563-589-4434

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm  (closed holidays)

    *Births, 1880-1921, October 1941-present

    *Deaths, 1880-1904, 1907-1916, 1942-present

    *Marriages, 1839-present

    *Land, 1834-present

    *Probate, 1833-present

    *Court, 1834-present

    *Naturalization, 1833-1906


Vital records cost $15 for certified copies, $2 for plain copies.  All other copies cost $1 per copy.

Dubuque Courthouse.

Courtesy Tracy O'Meara

Iowa Department of Public Health:

Bureau of Health Statistics
Lucas State Office Building, 1st Floor
Des Moines, IA 50319
Phone: 515-281-7689

Hours: Monday - Friday, 7:00 am - 4:45 pm (closed holidays)

Genealogy Search Guidelines and Requirements (iowa.gov)

    *Births, 1 July 1880-present

    *Deaths, 1 July 1880-present

    *Marriages, 1 July 1880-present


Dubuque County Key City Genealogical Society Library - No longer operating  

The Dubuque County Key City Genealogical Society Library is no longer operating despite what their website says. Their collections were donated to the Dubuque Family History Center in 2009.


Dubuque Family History Center:

685 Fremont Ave.
Dubuque, IA
Phone: (563)583-6851
Email: IA_Dubuque@familyhistorymail.org
Hours: Tue 9am-12pm & 6pm-8:30pm; Wed 6pm-8:30pm; Sat 9am-12pm


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