Find your ancestors in Iowa deaths & burials, 1850-1990

Learn more about your family in Iowa death & burial records from 1850 to 1990. Discover new details about your ancestor like their exact date of death and their parent’s names and birth places, information that can help you to expand your family history research.

What can these records tell me?

The nearly 400,000 records in this collection each represent a death and burial that occurred in the state of Iowa over the course of 140 years. While the information for each person can vary, Iowa deaths & burials 1850-1990 usually provides:

  • First and last name
  • Age
  • Birth year
  • Birth place
  • Death date
  • Place of death
  • Burial date
  • Cemetery name
  • County
  • Occupation
  • Parent’s names
  • Parent’s birth places
  • Marital status
  • Race
  • Ethnicity
  • Discover more about Iowa deaths & burials, 1850-1990

    Records in this collection date back to the first years after Iowa became the 29th state in 1846, and continue for the next 140 years until 1990. Iowa has collected statewide information about deaths and burials since 1880, but before 1880 information was collected from local cemetery records and obituaries.

    Find out new facts in these records that you can use to enrich your family history and continue your research. You may be able to use the details you discover to find your relatives in our other collections, including in Iowa vital records.

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