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Lucas Office Building

321 E. 12th St., 1st Floor
Des Moines, IA 50319-0075

     Phone (515) 281-4944


Birth, Death and Marriage records at the Iowa Dept. of Public Health begin in 1880.  

Records prior to 1880 must be obtained from County Clerks at the county level.  

Parentage is not listed on death records prior to 1904.  

Prior to 1921, less than 50% of vital events were registered and that percentage decreases the further back in time the event occurred.

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History & Genealogy Societies in Iowa:


Iowa Genealogy Society

Northeast Iowa Genealogy Society

Northwest Iowa Genealogy Society

State Historical Society of Iowa

County Historical & Genealogy Societies

Adair County Anquestors Genealogy Society

Allamakee County Historical Society

Appanoose County Genealogy Society

Benton County Genealogy Society

Benton County Historical Society

Boone County Genealogy Society

Buchanan County Genealogy Society

Buchanan County, Iowa Historical Society

Carroll County Genealogy Society

PO BOX 21, CARROLL, IA 51401-0021

Cedar County Genealogy Society

Chickasaw County Genealogy Society

Clarke County Genealogy Society

Clarke County Historical Society

Clayton County Genealogy Society

Clinton County Gateway Genealogical Society

Clinton County Genealogy Chapter

Dubuque County-Key City Genealogy Society

Greene County Genealogy Society

Harrison County Genealogy Society

2810 190th Trail

Woodbine, IA 51579-4063

E-Mail: HCGS51579@AOL.COM

Ida County Historical Society

Jackson County Genealogical Society

Jackson County Historical Society

Johnson County Historical Society

Linn County Genealogical Society

Louisa County Genealogical Society

Madison County Historical Society

Mills County Genealogical Society

109 N. Vine Street

Glenwood, IA 51534-1516

Mills County Historical Society

Pottawattamie County Genealogical Society

Poweshiek County Genealogical and Historical Society

Rural Woodbury County Historical Society

Van Buren County Historical Society

Webster County Genealogy Society

Iowa Historical & Genealogy Societies

Belle Plaine Historical Society

Charter-Pierce Memorial Internet Genealogical Society

Indian Creek Historical Society

Old Fort Genealogical Society

Pella Historical Society

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