Iowa Immigration records online may include passenger lists, passport information, border crossings, settlement records, court cases, and more.

 

These records often provide names, places and dates of birth, ethnic background, date and port/station of arrival, the name of the ship or rail, place of residence, where they were educated, parents’ names, names of children, and more.

 

 

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Iowa Immigration Records online at the federal level

US – United States Index to Alien Case Files, 1940-2003, index links to images, at FS

US – United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956, index, at FS

US –  United States Border Crossings from Mexico to United States, 1903-1957, index, at FS

US – All U.S., Border Crossings from Mexico to U.S., 1895-1964, at Anc$

US – All U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s, results, at Anc$

US – U.S., Border Crossings from Canada to U.S., 1895-1960, at Anc$

US – United States Passport Applications, 1795-1925, at MH$

US – United States Passport Applications, 1795-1925, at Anc$

US – United States Passport Applications, 1795-1925, index & images, at FS

US – Germany, Bremen Passenger Departure Lists, 1904-1914, at MH

US – Russians Immigrating to the United States, at MH$

US – Czechs Immigrating to America, at MH$

US – Germans Immigrating to the United States, at MH$

US – Italians Immigrating to the United States, at MH$

US – Transatlantic Migration, North America to Britain and Ireland, 1858 – 1870, at MH$

US – Passenger and Immigration Lists, 1500 – 1900, at MH$

 

 

Iowa Immigration Records online at the state level

Iowa – Did emigrants from New England first settle Iowa?, at FS

Iowa – Old world Iowans : transplanted Europeans, loyal Americans in Iowa, at FS

Iowa – Early American highways: Oregon, California and Mormon Trails, at FS

Iowa – Letter from Ohio to Iowa – 1852, at FS

Iowa – The Mormon trails in Iowa, at FS

 

 

Iowa Immigration Records online at the county level

Pottawattamie County – Census – 1850 – Key to Migration Sources, Great Britain and North America : a Manual for Students Attending the Second Annual Priesthood Genealogical Research Seminar, June 19-23, 1967, Brigham Young Univ., at FS

 

 

Iowa Immigration Records online at the city level

Birmingham – Emigration and Immigration – A Journal of the Birmingham Emigrating Company : the Record of a Trip from Birmingham, Iowa, to Sacramento, California, in 1850, at FS

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