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Iowa Death Records

Iowa Mortality Schedules 1850-1880 Use this free trial to search the death schedules for your ancestors.

Iowa Cemetery Records Works Progress Administration transcriptions.  Use this free trial to search the death schedules for your ancestors.

Social Security Death Index updated

How to get a copy of a Death Certificate from the State of Iowa

Calhoun County, Iowa Death Index from the USGenWeb Archives

Black Hawk County, Iowa Deaths 1880-90 from the USGenWeb Archives

Black Hawk County IA Deaths from the IAGenWeb site

Clinton County Coroner's Report 1894 from the USGenWeb Archives

Kelly Funeral Home Records, Clinton County, IA from the USGenWeb Archives

Clinton Co., IA Deaths 1880s from the USGenWeb Archives

Clinton Co., IA Deaths 1890 from the USGenWeb Archives

Clinton Co. IA Death Records 1880-1907 from the IAGenWeb site

Clinton Co., IA Will Index: A-B, C, D-F, G, H, I-K, L, M, N-P, R, S, T-Z from the USGenWeb Archives

Iowa Soldiers Orphans Home, Davenport 1866 Deaths

Wright Co., IA Deaths 1880-1889 from the USGenWeb Archives

Wright Co., IA Deaths 1890-1897 from the USGenWeb Archives

Wright Co., IA Deaths 1880-1889 that were buried somewhere other than in Wright Co.

Jefferson Co., IA Pioneer Deaths from the USGenWeb Archives

Cerro Gordo Co., IA Deaths 1880-87 from the USGenWeb Archives

Every Name Index to Probates and Wills Keokuk Court House 1850-1950: A, B, C:1,2; D, E, F, G, H from the USGenWeb Archives

Riverton Mortuary, Fremont Co., IA Records from the USGenWeb Archives

Little Sioux Valley Lutheran Funeral Records 1877-1893 from the IAGenWeb site

Death Records Database at Rootsweb

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Cemetery Records Database at Rootsweb

Iowa Gravestones Project from the IAGenWeb

Iowa Tombstone Project, cemetery transcriptions & photos, part of the USGenWeb

Obituaries

Search Recent Obituaries Search 2003-2006 obituaries from 48 Iowa newspapers. Use this free trial to access the records.

Clinton County, IA Obituaries Index: 2000, 2001 from the USGenWeb Archives

Clinton Herald, Clinton Co., IA, Oct. 2003 Obituaries from the USGenWeb Archives

Quad City Times, Clinton Co., IA, Oct. 2002 Obituaries from the USGenWeb Archives

Buena Vista Obituaries & Death Notices from the IAGenWeb site

Butler County, IA Obituary Index from the Butler Co. IAGenWeb site

Clinton County Obituaries from the IAGenWeb

Tama County, IA Obituaries from the IAGenWeb site

Obituaries Database at Rootsweb

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IAGenWeb Iowa Genealogy, website for each county in Iowa 

Search the KSGenWeb Archives all kinds of records - obituaries, cemetery records, books, military records

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