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''[[United States|United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Iowa|Iowa]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Iowa Obituaries'' <br> <br>
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Obituaries, or death notices, have been published in Iowa since the 1800s. Obituaries may provide such information as the age of the deceased, birth date, birthplace (including town and country of birth), names of parents and siblings, name of spouse, names and residences of living children, death date, cause of death, place of burial, maiden name, and occupation. Previously deceased family members are frequently mentioned as well. Obituaries may occasionally indicate previous places of residence, immigration information, religion, and organizations to which the deceased belonged.  
 
Obituaries, or death notices, have been published in Iowa since the 1800s. Obituaries may provide such information as the age of the deceased, birth date, birthplace (including town and country of birth), names of parents and siblings, name of spouse, names and residences of living children, death date, cause of death, place of burial, maiden name, and occupation. Previously deceased family members are frequently mentioned as well. Obituaries may occasionally indicate previous places of residence, immigration information, religion, and organizations to which the deceased belonged.  
  
The "[[United States Obituaries|Obituaries]]" and "[[United States Newspapers|Newspapers]]" sections of the United States Research Outline list sources for finding obituaries and the newspapers that published them.  
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=== Publications  ===
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The "[[United States Obituaries|Obituaries]]" and "[[United States Newspapers|Newspapers]]" pages list sources for finding obituaries and the newspapers that published them.  
  
 
The Family History Library has two large alphabetical collections of Iowa obituaries. The original collections are at the Iowa Genealogical Society, where most of the obituaries were collected. These obituaries date from about 1850 to 1991. These collections are:  
 
The Family History Library has two large alphabetical collections of Iowa obituaries. The original collections are at the Iowa Genealogical Society, where most of the obituaries were collected. These obituaries date from about 1850 to 1991. These collections are:  
  
Iowa Genealogical Society (Des Moines, Iowa). ''Iowa Obituaries, 1860–1982''. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1987. (On 101 FHL films beginning with 1487572 item 3.)
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*Iowa Genealogical Society (Des Moines, Iowa). ''Iowa Obituaries, 1860–1982''. <ref> ''Iowa Obituaries, 1860–1982'' Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1987. {{FHL|483470|item|disp=FHL films 1487572 item 3 (first film of 101)}}. </ref>
 
 
Iowa Genealogical Society (Des Moines, Iowa). ''Obituary Cards, 1850-1991''. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1991. (On 87 FHL films beginning with 1766206 item 2.)
 
 
 
Obituary notices are listed in the Locality Search of the Family History Library Catalog under:
 
 
 
IOWA - OBITUARIES
 
  
IOWA, [COUNTY] - OBITUARIES
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*Iowa Genealogical Society (Des Moines, Iowa). ''Obituary Cards, 1850-1991''. <ref> ''Obituary Cards, 1850-1991'' Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1991. ({{FHL|521213item|disp=FHL film 1766206 item 2 (first film of 87)}}.) </ref>
  
IOWA, [COUNTY], [TOWN] - OBITUARIES
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=== Websites  ===
  
IOWA - NEWSPAPERS
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*The [http://www.qcmemory.org/ Davenport Public Library] has&nbsp;Obituaries on-line&nbsp;by clicking on Local databases.
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*[http://iagenweb.org/state/countygrid.htm Iowa Counties] Historical Obituaries at GenWeb
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*[http://www.ancestorhunt.com/obituary-search-engines-2.htm#Iowa%20Obituary%20Search%20Engine%20and%20Obituary%20Index Iowa Newspaper Obituaries]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/ia/obitsia.htm Iowa Obituaries]
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*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obitl/volia.html?cj=1&o_xid=0001177077&o_lid=0001177077 Iowa Obituary] Volunteers that will look up obituaries.
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*[http://www.ancestry.com/search/obit/browse.aspx?tp=2&p=18 Obituary Collection Search] at Ancestry.com
  
IOWA, [COUNTY] - NEWSPAPERS
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=== Family History Library  ===
  
IOWA, [COUNTY], [TOWN] - NEWSPAPERS
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Obituary notices are listed in the Place Search of the [[Family History Library Catalog Title Search|Family History Library Catalog]] under:
  
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::*IOWA - OBITUARIES
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::*IOWA, [COUNTY] - OBITUARIES
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::*IOWA, [COUNTY], [TOWN] - OBITUARIES
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::*IOWA - NEWSPAPERS
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::*IOWA, [COUNTY] - NEWSPAPERS
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::*IOWA, [COUNTY], [TOWN] - NEWSPAPERS
  
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=== References  ===
  
= '''Relevent Web Sites:''' =
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<references /> z<br> {{Iowa|Iowa}}
  
http://www.genealogybuff.com/ia/
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United StatesGotoarrow.png Iowa Gotoarrow.png Iowa Obituaries

Obituaries, or death notices, have been published in Iowa since the 1800s. Obituaries may provide such information as the age of the deceased, birth date, birthplace (including town and country of birth), names of parents and siblings, name of spouse, names and residences of living children, death date, cause of death, place of burial, maiden name, and occupation. Previously deceased family members are frequently mentioned as well. Obituaries may occasionally indicate previous places of residence, immigration information, religion, and organizations to which the deceased belonged.

Publications

The "Obituaries" and "Newspapers" pages list sources for finding obituaries and the newspapers that published them.

The Family History Library has two large alphabetical collections of Iowa obituaries. The original collections are at the Iowa Genealogical Society, where most of the obituaries were collected. These obituaries date from about 1850 to 1991. These collections are:

  • Iowa Genealogical Society (Des Moines, Iowa). Iowa Obituaries, 1860–1982. [1]
  • Iowa Genealogical Society (Des Moines, Iowa). Obituary Cards, 1850-1991. [2]

Websites

Family History Library

Obituary notices are listed in the Place Search of the Family History Library Catalog under:

  • IOWA - OBITUARIES
  • IOWA, [COUNTY] - OBITUARIES
  • IOWA, [COUNTY], [TOWN] - OBITUARIES
  • IOWA - NEWSPAPERS
  • IOWA, [COUNTY] - NEWSPAPERS
  • IOWA, [COUNTY], [TOWN] - NEWSPAPERS

References

  1. Iowa Obituaries, 1860–1982 Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1987. FHL films 1487572 item 3 (first film of 101).
  2. Obituary Cards, 1850-1991 Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1991. (FHL film 1766206 item 2 (first film of 87).)
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