Iowa Genealogy – Records and Links. This state page of our website provides direct links to major databases and historical titles and information found on Iowa Genealogy, whether they exist on our site, or across the web.

Iowa Atlases, Gazetteers, Maps, Plat Books, and Farm Directories

Huebinger’s Map and Guides

The Huebinger series of automotive publications were popular a century ago as adventurous motorists braved the primitive roads and uncertain terrain of Iowa and beyond. Noted landmarks on these road-maps include schools, houses, churches, piles of stumps, unusual rocks, cemeteries, and windmills. Today, these map collections are actually history books showing how towns and cities have developed, roads have changed, and some communities have disappeared.

Sate of Iowa

Iowa Biographies

Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Story County, Iowa
The full manuscript contains a condensed history of the state of Iowa, a number of biographies of distinguished citizens of the state of Iowa, a descriptive history of Story county and 229 selected biographical sketches of the citizens of Story County, Iowa.

Ida County, Iowa Genealogy
Biographies specific to Ida County that were extracted from numerous sources.

Iowa Cemetery Records

Iowa Census Records

Iowa Directories

Iowa Genealogy Websites

United States Genealogy

United States GenWeb Project

Adair, Clay, Hancock, Madison, Sac, Adams, Clayton, Hardin, Mahaska, Scott, Allamakee, Clinton, Harrison, Marion, Shelby, Appanoose, Crawford, Henry, Marshall, Sioux, Audubon, Dallas, Howard, Mills, Story, Benton, Davis, Humboldt, Mitchell, Tama, Black Hawk, Decatur, Ida, Monona, Taylor, Boone, Delaware, Iowa, Monroe, Union, Bremer, Des Moines, Jackson, Montgomery, Van Buren, Buchanan, Dickinson, Jasper, Muscatine, Wapello, Buena Vista, Dubuque, Jefferson, O’Brien, Warren, Butler, Emmet, Johnson, Osceola, Washington, Calhoun, Fayette, Jones, Page, Wayne, Carroll, Floyd, Keokuk, Palo Alto, Webster, Cass, Franklin, Kossuth, Plymouth, Winnebago, Cedar, Fremont, Lee, Pocahontas, Winneshiek, Cerro Gordo, Greene, Linn, Polk, Woodbury, Cherokee, Grundy, Louisa, Pottawattamie, Worth, Chickasaw, Guthrie, Lucas, Poweshiek, Wright, Clarke, Hamilton, Lyon, Ringgold, UNKNOWN

American History and Genealogy Project

Buena VistaCalhounDelaware, Harrison, Linn, MononaMonroe, Pocahontas, SacWayne, Woodbury

Iowa History

  • IGS Certificates (Pioneer, Statehood & Century)
  • Annals of Iowa (1863-2014)
    A quarterly, peer-reviewed journal of history published by the State Historical Society of Iowa.
  • Irving Weber’s Iowa City History Articles
    In January 1973, at the age of 72, Irving Weber (1900-1997) began writing articles on local history for the Iowa City Press-Citizen. Over the next 25 years the paper published 850 of his weekly columns. Half of the columns were reprinted in eight volumes titled Irving Weber’s Iowa City. This digital collection provides the complete set of Weber’s newspaper columns, either in their original formats or as reprinted in the books.
  • Iowa Pioneer Lives
    Letters, diaries, and photographs documenting the lives of Iowa’s first white settlers, mid- to late-19th century

Iowa Land Records

  • U.S., Bureau of Land Management Tract Books, 1820-1908
    3,907 land management tract books containing official records of the land status and transactions involving surveyed public lands arranged by state and then by township and range. These books indicate who obtained the land, and include a physical description of the tract and where the land is located. The type of transaction is also recorded such as cash entry, credit entry, homesteads, patents (deeds) granted by the Federal Government, and other conveyances of title such as Indian allotments, internal improvement grants (to states), military bounty land warrants, private land claims, railroad grants, school grants, and swamp grants. Additional items of information included in the tract books are as follows: number of acres, date of sale, purchase price, land office, entry number, final Certificate of Purchase number, and notes on relinquishments and conversions.
  • Arizona Land Patents online. Index.

Iowa Locality Genealogical Records

Iowa Military Records

Iowa Native American Records

Iowa Vital Records

Iowa Yearbooks

  • Drake University Yearbooks 1901-1994
  • University of Iowa’s Hawkeye Yearbook 1892-1992
    Published from 1892 until 1992 (except for a brief interruption during the 1970s), The University of Iowa’s Hawkeye yearbook features student portraits, photographs of the campus, club and team information, and frequently a foreword by the administration. These documents highlight the continuity and change of life on The University of Iowa campus during late 19th and 20th centuries. Please note that from 1892-1946 the yearbook was a project of the junior class and therefore editions from that time were dated to reflect the class’s graduation year, not the year of publication.