State-Wide Resources and Research Help
You can also find county specific research help by visiting a County Project site. Click
"County Projects" on the menu above.
Lookup Cities & Towns: Find the county where a past or present community
is located in.
County Formation: View a summary of when Iowa counties were formed. This includes
creation date, county created from, and county seat.
Births, Marriages and Deaths (BMD): A quick guide to the official dates for
Iowa vital records. This includes the BMD date ranges each county kept records for.
Message Board Search: Execute a state-wide search for Queries, Obituaries, Biographies,
and other Documents.
Collaborating with your fellow researchers through Mailing Lists and Message
Connect with other sites through our collection of useful research links.
View information about Iowa's Federal and State Censuses, including where microfilm can