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''[[United States|United States ]] >  [[United States Census|U.S. Census ]] >  [[Iowa|Iowa]]  >  [[Iowa Census|Census]]''
 
  
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| valign="middle" | <center><font size="+1">'''Tips'''</font></center>
 
*If at first you don't find a name, try again under [[Spelling Substitution Tables for the United States and Canada|another spelling]].
 
*[[Copying Sources|Photocopy]] each ancestor's census. Identify where you found it.
 
*Look for an ancestor in '''''every''''' census during her or his lifetime.
 
*On the [[Adding a Custom Event to a PAF Family Group Record|family group record]] show&nbsp;each person's census listings.
 
*Study&nbsp;others in the same household, neighbors, and anyone with the similar names nearby on the census in [[Research a Family in Community Context|community context]].
 
 
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*For a list of the exact date of each federal census, [[Iowa Censuses Existing and Lost|click here]].
 
 
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=== Online Iowa indexes and images  ===
 
 
{{Census Online Iowa}}
 
 
=== Federal population schedules  ===
 
 
Many federal census records on microfilm are at the following archives:
 
 
*[http://www.iowahistory.org/ State Historical Society] (in Des Moines and Iowa City)
 
*[[Introduction to the Family History Library Catalog|Family History Library]] (Iowa censuses from 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930)
 
*[[National Archives and Records Administration|National Archives]]
 
 
==== Microfilm images  ====
 
 
*
 
 
==== Indexes: fiche, film, or book  ====
 
 
For a list of microform and book indexes for the population schedules of Iowa, [[Iowa Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book|click here]]
 
 
=== Federal non-population schedules  ===
 
 
==== Online indexes and images  ====
 
 
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| bgcolor="#ff9900" align="center" colspan="11" | <font size="+1">'''Online Federal Non-Population Schedules for Iowa'''</font>
 
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| bgcolor="#ff9966" align="center" colspan="4" | '''Free'''
 
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| bgcolor="#ff9900" align="center" | '''Year'''
 
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| bgcolor="#ff9966" align="center" | '''Record Search'''
 
| bgcolor="#ff9966" align="center" | '''Davenport Publ.&nbsp;Libr.'''
 
| bgcolor="#ff9966" align="center" | '''Census Bureau'''
 
| bgcolor="#ff9966" align="center" | '''Google Book'''
 
| bgcolor="#cccccc" align="center" | '''Heritage Quest'''
 
| bgcolor="#cccccc" align="center" | '''Ancestry FHL'''
 
| bgcolor="#cccccc" align="center" | '''Ancestry Library'''
 
| bgcolor="#ff9900" align="center" | '''Ancestry Home'''
 
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| '''1880'''
 
| width="20%" | Mortality
 
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| align="center" | [http://www.qcmemory.org/Page/Local_Index_Databases.aspx?nt=203 Link]<ref name="ISCo" />
 
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| '''1870'''
 
| Mortality
 
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''1860'''
 
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | Mortality
 
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" | [http://www.qcmemory.org/Page/Local_Index_Databases.aspx?nt=203 Link]<ref name="ISCo" />
 
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| '''1850'''
 
| Mortality
 
| align="center" | [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;c=1420441 Link]
 
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| '''1840'''
 
| Pensioners
 
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| align="center" | [http://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1840c-01.pdf BookLink]
 
| align="center" | [http://books.google.com/books?id=W7JYAAAAMAAJ&dq=1840+census+pensioners&printsec=frontcover&source=bl&ots=W0XUmfgahX&sig=WRyMIVwiePLwKmlxhbchJl1ZeeA&hl=en&ei=SJ0MSvSrBqOMtgf19I2FCA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=10#PPA61,M1 BookLink]
 
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==== Microfilm images  ====
 
 
The [http://www.iowahistory.org/ State Historical Society] (in Des Moines and Iowa City) and the [[Family History Library]] have copies of the mortality schedules.
 
 
*'''1880''' (Family History Library [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=540211&disp=Tenth+census+of+the+United+States%2C+188%20%20&columns=*,0,0 films 1421011-14)]
 
*'''1870''' (Family History Library [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=540205&disp=Ninth+census+of+the+United+States%2C+187%20%20&columns=*,0,0 films 1421008-10])
 
*'''1860''' (Family History Library [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=343718&disp=Eighth+census+of+the+United+States%2C+18%20%20&columns=*,0,0 film 1421007])
 
*'''1850''' (Family History Library [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=540173&disp=Seventh+census+of+the+United+States%2C+1%20%20&columns=*,0,0 film 1421006])
 
 
Like the census, these records are arranged by county and then by town.
 
 
==== Indexes: fiche, film, or book  ====
 
 
For a list of microform and book indexes for the non-population schedules of Iowa, [[Iowa Non-Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book|click here]].
 
 
=== State, territorial, and colonial censuses  ===
 
 
Iowa state censuses are available at:
 
 
*[http://www.iowahistory.org/ The State Historical Society] in Des Moines and the [[Introduction to the Family History Library Catalog|Family History Library]] (Iowa censuses through 1925).
 
*The State Historical Society of Iowa in Iowa City (all Iowa censuses except 1905).<br>
 
 
*'''1925''' (statewide) Indexes exist for the following cities: Boone, Cedar Falls, Centerville, Cedar Rapids, Clinton, Council Bluffs, Dubuque, Ottumwa, Sioux City, Waterloo, Davenport, and Des Moines. Note that the 1925 census images available at Ancestry.com includes only the first page of the four pages of information.
 
*'''1915''' (statewide, alphabetical by county)
 
*'''1905''' (statewide)
 
*'''1895''' (statewide)
 
*'''1893''' (town of Mystic, Appanoose County, town of Hampton, Franklin County, town of Ames, Story County, town of Bloomfield, Davis County, town of Nevada, Story County, and town of West Union, Fayette County)
 
*'''1892''' (town of Carroll, Carroll County, town of Eagle Grove, Wright County, town of Estherville, Emmett County, town of Greene, Jefferson County, and town of Tama, Tama County)
 
*'''1891''' (town of Emmetsburg, Palo Alto County, town of Spencer, Clay County, town of Villisca, Montgomery County)
 
*'''1889''' (town of Cherokee, Cherokee County)
 
*'''1888''' (town of Algona, Kossuth County)
 
*'''1885''' (statewide)
 
*'''1882''' (town of Keokuk, Lee County)
 
*'''1881''' (Mason City, Cerro Gordo County)
 
*'''1856''' (statewide, by county)
 
*'''1847''', 1849, 1851, 1852, 1853, 1854
 
*'''1846''' (Louisa, Polk, and Wapello Counties)
 
*'''1840, 1841, 1842, 1843, 1844''' (Keokuk County)
 
*'''1838''' as part of Wisconsin Territory
 
*'''1836''' as part of Wisconsin Territory
 
 
The following indexes are available:
 
 
*For '''1856''' a census substitute for many cities in Iowa is Sopp, Elsie L. ''Personal Name Index to the 1856 City Directories of Iowa''. Detroit, Michigan: Gale Research Company, 1980. [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=222123&disp=Personal+name+index+to+the+1856+city+dir book 977.7 D42s]).
 
*'''1852''' Jackson, Ronald Vern, ed. ''Iowa 1852. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems, 1988''. (Family History Library [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=409030&disp=1852+census+of+various+counties+in+Iowa%20%20&columns=*,0,0 fbook 977.7 X22io 1852]).
 
*'''1851 to 1859''' Jackson, Ronald Vern, ed. ''Iowa Census Records, 1851 to 1859''. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems, 1981. (Family History Library [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=548481&disp=Iowa+census+records%2C+1851+to+1859%20%20&columns=*,0,0 book 977.7 X2i 1851–1859]).
 
*'''1841–1849''' Jackson, Ronald Vern, ed. ''Iowa Census Records, 1841–1849''. Two Volumes. Salt Lake City, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems, 1979, 1981. (Family History Library [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=10984&disp=Iowa+census+records%2C+1841-1849%20%20&columns=*,0,0 book 977.7 X22i 1841–1849; fiche 6019963 vol. 1].
 
*Indexes to the territorial censuses for '''1836''', '''1838''', and '''1840''' are available in book form at the Family History Library.
 
 
=== Existing and lost censuses  ===
 
 
For a list of available and missing Iowa censuses, [[Iowa Censuses Existing and Lost|click here]]. <br>
 
 
=== Why use a census?  ===
 
 
A well-indexed census is one of the easiest ways to locate where an ancestor's family lived and when they lived there. You can also use censuses to follow the changes in a family over time, and identify neighbors. These and other clues provided by censuses are important because they help find additional kinds of records about the family.
 
 
=== More about censuses  ===
 
 
[[United States Census|Click here]] for additional details about how to use censuses, such as:
 
 
:*[[United States Census Searching|index searching tips]]
 
:*[[United States Census Analyzing Census Data|analyzing and using what you find]]
 
:*[[United States Census Accuracy|census accuracy]]
 
:*[[United States Census Historical Background|historical background]]
 
:*[[United States Census#Contents_of_Federal_Censuses|contents of various census years and types]]
 
 
=== Sources and footnotes  ===
 
 
{{reflist}}
 
 
{{Place|Iowa}} {{stub}}
 
 
[[Category:Iowa|Census]]
 

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