Iowa, Deaths and Burials, 1850-1990 is a free collection at FamilySearch with a name index to death and burial records from Iowa. A few records may be earlier or later than this date range.


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What Can I Learn from Death Records?


These death records may include:

  • Name
  • Gender
  • Date of death
  • Place of death
  • Age
  • Estimated date of birth and place
  • Race
  • Marital status
  • Parents’ names
  • Parents’ birth places




How Can Death Records Help Me Find Other Records?


With information from these records you may be able to:

  • Search for the death record
  • Use the age or estimated birth date to determine an approximate birth date to find other vital records such as birth, baptism, and marriage
  • 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
  • Search for an obituary or cemetery record


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