Iowa, Church and Civil Marriages, 1837-1989 is a free collection at FamilySearch with an index to selected marriage records in Iowa.

 

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What Can I Learn from Marriage Records?

 

These marriage records may include:

  • Name of the groom
  • Name of the bride, often including the maiden name
  • Name of the officiator
  • Names of the parents or guardians of the bride and groom
  • Date of the marriage
  • Place of marriage
  • Birthplaces of the bride and groom
  • Residences of the bride and groom
  • Ages

 

 

 

How Can Marriage Records Help Me Find Other Records?

 

With information from these records you may be able to:

  • Use the age or estimated birth date to find vital records such as birth, baptism, and death
  • Use the information found in the record to find land, probate and immigration records
  • Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in census records
  • Witnesses to marriages were often family members

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