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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
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!

07 Jul 2024–29 Jun 2024: Added Huxley Town, New Albany Twp to the 1930 Census. Thank you Nancy Baker Sweeney and Patsy Hubbard Griffith!
05 Jul 2024: Added Ames Ward 1 Washington Twp to the 1940 Census.
22 Jun 2024: Updated 1950 Census pages with links to the image at the National Archives.
21 Jun 2024–30 Oct 2023: Added Colo Town, Nevada Twp, Nevada Town, Milford Twp, Lincoln Twp, Zearing Town, Lafayette Twp, Story City
Indian Creek Twp, Maxwell Town, Howard Twp, Roland Town to the 1930 Census. Thank you Nancy Baker Sweeney and Patsy Hubbard Griffith!
08 Oct 2023: Updated Ames High School Graduates with years 1962-1990.
07 Oct 2023: Updated Nevada High School Graduates with years 1981-1990. Thank you Nevada Public Library!
26 Sept 2023: Added Grant Twp to the 1930 Census. Thank you Nancy Baker Sweeney and Patsy Hubbard Griffith!
01 Sep 2023: Added Ballard High School Graduates.
30 Aug 2023: Added Nevada High School Graduates. Thank you Nevada Public Library!
08 Aug–01 Aug 2023: Added Franklin Twp, Gilbert Town & Ames Ward 4 Washington Twp to the 1930 Census.
Thank you Nancy Baker Sweeney and Patsy Hubbard Griffith!
(Click here for a more detailed and complete update history.)
Researching Story County Norwegians? Check out Norwegian Heritage in Central Iowa
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 648,500 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
1865 Story Co History
1867 Military Eligible 1870 Census 1871 Military Eligible
1880 Census
(Including Image Links)
1880 Mortality Schedule 1883 Pensioners 1885 Census 1887 History of Story Co by Allen
1890 Military Eligible 1890 Story Co. History with Biographies 1892 Farmers Directory 1894 Military Eligible 1895 Census
1897/8 County Directory 1900 Census
(Including Image Links)
1902 Atlas Land Owners 1904 Military Eligible 1905 Census Register
1910 Census 1911 Story Co History V2 by Payne
1914 Story Co Directory 1920 Census 1925 Census
New! (Jul 07)
1930 Census

Added Huxley Town
New! (Jul 05)
1940 Census

Added Ames W1 ED 85-4A
New! (Jun 22)
1950 Census Abstract
Added image links


Ames 1910 D.A.R.

Ames 1915
Phone Directory
Updated! (Oct 08)
Ames High School
New! (Sep 01)
Ballard High School
BiographyBoard Births
Birth Certificate Index Cambridge High School
Cemeteries Civil War Collins High School
Colo 1924
Colo 1926
Phone Directory
Colo 1940
Phone Directory
Colo 1956
Phone Directory
Colo High School

Death Certificate
Index (Partial)
Death Register
Vol 1 (Partial)
(1876, 1878, 1880, 1886)
Federal Land Patents Family
Gravestone Photo Project!
(Story Co Index)
Grave Marker Inscription Index
Huxley High School
Inventor Patents ISC (ISU) Alumni
as of 1914
Links ISC (ISU) Directory
October 1915
Lookups with
Surname Index
& Other

McCallsburg 1969
Centennial Book
McCallsburg Pupils
& Faculty
Maxwell High School
Milford Township
and Proud of It

Great Twp History!
Nevada 1948
Phone Directory
Updated! (Oct 07)
Nevada High School
NCHS Family Tree Project
Nevada ME Church
Early Baptisms
Nevada ME Church
Early Marriages
Index Updated!
Obituary Board
(Jun 09)
Probate Index
Query Board
Resources Roland Centennial History
Roland High School
Roland 1913
Telephone Directory
Roland 1950
Telephone Directory
Shipley High School
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 Iowa Veterans Cemetery
Will Book Index W.P.A. Tombstone
WWII Dead & MIA 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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