Iowa Deaths and Burials - FamilySearch Historical Records
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Iowa Deaths and Burials, 1850-1990
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|Flag of Iowa|
|Location of Iowa|
|Record Type||Deaths and Burials Index|
What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]
This collection is an index for the years 1850 to 1990. This index is not complete for any particular place, region or time period. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index.
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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]
The following information may be found in these records:
Deaths and Burials
- Date of death
- Place of death
- Estimated date of birth and place
- Marital status
- Parents' names
- Parents' birth places
Collection Content[edit | edit source]
An example of an indexed record:
|Sadie W. Smith||Iowa Deaths and Burials|
|Name||Sadie W. Smith|
|Burial Date||25 Aug 1910|
|Burial Place||Lorimor, Iowa|
|Death Date||24 Aug 1910|
|Death Place||Lorimor, Union, Iowa|
|Birth Date||07 Sep 1878|
|Birthplace||Des Moines, Iowa|
|Father's Name||B.O. Wicks|
Coverage Table[edit | edit source]
A coverage table for this collection is available in the wiki article Iowa Deaths and Burials, Coverage Table - FamilySearch Historical Records
How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
- The name of the person
- The name of the parents
- The date and place of death
Search the Index[edit | edit source]Search by name on the Collection Details Page.
- Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
- Click Search to show possible matches
How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]
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What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Add any new information to your records
- 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
I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives
- If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby town or county
- Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name
- Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names
Research Helps[edit | edit source]
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Iowa.
- Iowa Guided Research
- Iowa Record Finder
- Iowa Research Tips and Strategies
- Step-by-Step Iowa Research, 1880-Present
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