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Welcome to the Iowa Obituary Links Page

Welcome to the Iowa obituaries page, where you will find links, databases, and resources that will help you find obituaries and vital records related information. If you are looking to find a copy of a specific obituary, biographic/public records data, or a copy of the official death certificate from person who died in Iowa, then please follow the following steps:

1 Search the Local Newspapers Archives
Once you have the name, place, and date of death then you can search the local newspapers archives for a copy of the obituary posting. You can access our free list of all the newspapers and their obituary sections for the state of Iowa.
2 Search other Free and Paid Resources
If you do not want to search the local newspapers, then we recommend the following resources and companies, who can provide this information. Many offer both free and paid services which can you help you find obituary and biographic information.
3 Get an Official Death Certificate
If you are looking for an official copy of a death certificate then please read the specific instructions of how to order death certificates.
4 Further Genealogical Research
If you are a genealogist, we also have aggregated a list of genealogy resources by state. You can try these genealogy focused resources, which are organized by county and state.

Obituary Search Tools and Resources




Instruction for obtaining a copy of an Iowa Death Certificate

To order Death Certificates you can contact the Iowa Department of Vital Records which is listed below. If you want to order online you can use the following link to order a death certificate.

Death Certificate for Iowa


Event: Birth or death

Cost of copy: $15.00

Address:
Iowa Department of Public Health
Bureau of Vital Records
Lucas Office Building
321 East 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0075

Remarks: State office has records since July 1880.

Personal check or money order should be made payable to Iowa Department of Public Health. To verify current fees, the telephone number is (515) 281-4944. This will be a recorded message.


Directory of Iowa Newspaper and Genealogy Resource Links
Below are obituary resource links organized by county. Please contact us if you would like to add your site.

Looking for the obituary section for a local newspaper? Please search through our full list of Iowa Newspapers and access their online obituary sections. Click here to access Iowa Newspapers.

Statewide

Iowa Statewide Obituary Search Engine
Iowa Cemetery Inscriptions Search Engine
Iowa Obituary and Death Notices Archive
Miscellaneous Central Iowa Obituaries A-K
Miscellaneous Central Iowa Obituaries L-Z
Iowa Passages (Part of a GREAT site!)
Iowa Recent Vitals (Index)

Adair Co.

Index of Adair County Death Notices & Obituaries

Adams Co.

Adams County Obituary Archive
Miscellaneous Adams County Obituaries I
Miscellaneous Adams County Obituaries II

Allamakee Co.

Allamakee County Marriages
Allamakee County Cemetery Inscriptions
English Bench Cemetery Inscriptions
Allamakee County Cemetery Inscriptions II

Appanoose Co.

Appanoose County Obituaries

Audubon Co.

Audubon County Death Records Search
Audubon County Cemetery Inscriptions

Benton Co.

RootsWeb - Benton Co. Obituaries Submissions
St. Stephen's Cemetery Inscriptions
Van Metre Cemetery Inscriptions

Black Hawk Co.

Black Hawk County Obituary Search Engine
Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier
Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home Obituary Archive
The Waterloo Sunday Courier 1945-1951 (Ancestry)
Black Hawk County Death Records I
Black Hawk County Death Records II
Black Hawk County Marriages I
Black Hawk County Marriages II
Black Hawk County Cemetery Inscriptions

Boone Co.

The Ogden Reporter 1935-1950 (Ancestry)

Bremer Co.

Bremer County Obituaries
Bremer County Death Records
Fairbanks Cemetery Inscriptions
West Point Cemetery Inscriptions
Bremer County Marriage Records
Peace Evangelical Cemetery - Waverly, Iowa
West Point Cemetery Inscriptions
Bremer County Birth Records

Buchanan Co.

The Bulletin Journal 1952-1966 (Ancestry)
Fairbanks Cemetery Inscriptions
Buchanan County Cemetery Inscriptions

Buena Vista Co.

Storm Lake Times Obituaries
Miscellaneous Buena Vista County Obituaries
Deaths, 1880, Storm Lake, Buena Vista Co.
Births, 1880 & 1881, Storm Lake, Buena Vista Co.
Marriages, Nov.& Dec.1880 & Jan.1881, Storm Lake, Buena Vista Co.

Butler Co.

The Greene Recorder 1950-1974 (Ancestry)
The Iowa Recorder 1902-1956 (Ancestry)
Butler County Obituaries Folder
Butler County Cemetery Inscriptions

Calhoun Co.

Calhoun County Deaths Folder

Cass Co.

Cass County Deaths
Cass County Marriages
Cass County Births

Cedar County

Early Tipton Advertiser Obituaries (1936-1965)
Cedar County Marriages-Brides - Grooms

Cerro Gordo Co.

Cerro Gordo County Obituary Search Engine
Mason City Globe-Gazette
Clear Lake Mirror Reporter
Mason City Globe-Gazette Births Archive

Cherokee Co.

Cherokee County Obituaries

Chickasaw Co.

Conway Funeral Home Obituaries
New Hampton Tribune Obituaries
Chickasaw County Obituary Index
The Nashua Reporter 1899-1976 (Ancestry)
Waterloo Courier Obituaries

Clarke Co.

Clarke County Obituary Search Engine
Osceola Sentinel-Tribune Obituaries
Clarke County Marriages

Clay Co.

Clay County Obituary Index
The Spencer Daily Reporter Obituaries - Archives

Clayton Co.

Clayton County Cemetery Inscriptions

Clinton Co.

Clinton County Obituary Search Engine
Clinton Herald - Search Archives
7th Day Baptist Cemetery Inscriptions
7th Day Baptist Cemetery Inscriptions II
7th Day Baptist Cemetery Inscriptions III
The Cousin and Smith Cemetery Inscriptions
DuBois Cemetery Inscriptions
Pelham Cemetery Inscriptions

Crawford Co.

Lyon Publishing Obituaries (Schleswig Leader) - Archives
Kiron Kountry Obituary Collection

Davis Co.

Bloomfield Democrat Births-Weddings-Anniversaries-Engagements

Decatur Co.

Index of Decatur County, IA Obituaries and Funeral Cards
Rose Hill Cemetery Inscriptions
Decatur County Births, Deaths, and Marriages

Delaware Co.

Oak Hill Cemetery Inscriptions
Zion Cemetery Inscriptions

Des Moines Co.

The Hawkeye - Archive Search
Obituaries Of Burlington, Iowa
Gallaher Cemetery Inscriptions

Dubuque Co.

Dubuque County Obituary Search Engine
Telegraph Herald

Emmet Co.

Emmet County Obituaries
Emmet County Marriages
Emmet County Births

Fayette Co.

Fairbanks Cemetery Inscriptions
Oelwein Daily Register Archives, 1941-42 & 1944-46
Center Grove Cemetery Inscriptions
Mt. Pleasant Cemetery Inscriptions
West Union Cemetery Inscriptions

Floyd Co.

Charles City Press Obituaries - Archives

Franklin Co.

The Hampton Chronicle 1951-1963 (Ancestry)
Maysville Cemetery Inscriptions

Fremont Co.

Fremont and Mills Counties Obituary Search Engine
Early Tabor Beacon Obituaries

Greene Co.

Slininger-Rossow Funeral Home Obituaries
Slininger-Rossow Funeral Home Obituaries Archive 2003
Slininger-Rossow Funeral Home Obituaries Archive 2004

Grundy Co.

Christian Reformed Church Cemetery Inscriptions

Hamilton Co.

Surls Funeral Home Obituaries
Miscellaneous Central Iowa Obituaries

Hardin Co.

Times-Citizen Obituaries - Archives
Ackley World Journal Obituaries - Archives
Surls Funeral Home Obituaries
Hardin County Marriage Book 1, 1853-1866
1870 Hardin County Mortality Schedule
1880 Hardin County Mortality Schedule

Henry Co.

Henry County Obituaries A-LM-Z
Recent Obituaries
Mount Pleasant News 1948-1953 (Ancestry)
Mt. Pleasant News Obituaries - Archives
1998-1999 Henry County Obituaries
Henry County Marriage Records

Howard Co.

Howard County Obituary Search Engine
Cresco Times Plain Dealer

Humboldt Co.

Humboldt Independent Obituaries - Archive

Ida Co.

Ida County Obituary Search Engine
Ida County Courier-Reminder - Archive
Ida County Births
Ida County Deaths
Ida County Marriages
Ida County Obituaries
Ida County Cemetery Inscriptions
Ida County Death Index (Extensive)

Jackson Co.

The Jackson Sentinel (Maquoketa) 1951-1962 (Ancestry)

Jasper Co.

Newton Daily New Obituaries
Hometown Informer Obituaries
Miscellaneous Central Iowa Obituaries

Jefferson Co.

The Fairfield Ledger Obituaries
Fairfield Ledger Obits Search Engine

Johnson Co.

The Iowa City Press-Citizen 1950-1960 (Ancestry)

Jones Co.

Jones County Obituary Search Engine
Oxford Junction Obituary List
Monticello Express Obituaries
Jones County Marriages
Jones County Obituaries
Jones County Cemetery Inscriptions

Kossuth Co.

The Algona Kossuth County Advance 1958-1960 (Ancestry)

Lee Co.

Fort Madison Daily Democrat - Archives
The Daily Gate City (Keokuk) - Archives Search
DeJong Funeral Home Obituary Archive
Vigen Memorial Home Obituary Archive

Linn Co.

Cedar Rapids Gazette Online
The Coe Cosmos (scans) 1962 (Ancestry)
Linn County Obituaries I
Linn County Obituaries II
Linn County Births
Linn County Marriages

Louisa Co.

Keck Funeral Home Records Index
Louisa County Marriages
Louisa County 1850 Mortality Index
Louisa County 1860 Mortality Index
Louisa County 1870 Mortality Index
Louisa County 1880 Mortality Index

Madison Co.

Madison County Obituary Search Engine
Truro Library Obituary Collection
Winterset Madisonian Archives (1956)
Madison County Marriages
Madison County Marriage Index 1849-1869
Madison County Marriage Index 1880-1899

Mahaska Co.

Oskaloosa Herald - Archives

Marion Co.

Knoxville Journal Express Obituaries - Archives

Marshall Co.

Miscellaneous Central Iowa Obituaries

Mills Co.

Fremont and Mills Counties Obituary Search Engine
Mills County Obituaries
Early Tabor Beacon Obituaries
Mills County Marriages 1851-1865
Early Obits from the Mills County Republican
- 1866-1879
- 1880-1885
- 1886-1899 (Books 1-3)
- 1886-1899 (Books 4-7)
- 1900-1902

Mitchell Co.

Mitchell County Obituary Search Engine
Mitchell County Obituary Project (Pafways)

Monona Co.

Lyon Publishing Obituaries (Mapleton Press) - Archives

Monroe Co.

Monroe County News & Albia Union Republican Obituaries
The Monroe County News 1951-1971 (Ancestry)

Montgomery Co.

Montgomery County Obituary Collection

Muscatine Co.

Muscatine Journal Obituaries
Muscatine County Obituary Archive
West Liberty Index Obituaries - Archive
Early Muscatine County Marriages 1837-1840
Muscatine County Cemetery Inscriptions

North Central Iowa

North Iowa Area Electronic Newspaper Obituaries

O'Brien Co.

The Sheldon Mail 1951-1961 (Ancestry)

Osceola Co.

Ocheyedan Press-News Obituaries

Page Co.

Page County Obituary Search Engine
Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel Obituaries

Palo Alto Co.

1890 Marriages from the Emmetsburg Democrat
1908 Marriages from the Emmetsburg Democrat

Plymouth Co.

The Le Mars Globe-Post 1951-1960 (Ancestry)
Adaville Cemetery Inscriptions

Pocahontas Co.

Obituaries in the Laurens Public Library
Death Records of Pocahontas County 1880-1897 - Part 2

Polk Co.

Polk County Burials

Pottawattamie Co.

The Daily Nonpareil
Pottawattamie County Obituary Lookups

Poweshiek Co.

Poweshiek County Obituaries
Marriages in Poweshiek County

Quad City Co.

Quad City Times Obituaries
Quad-City Times, 1990-1994 Obituary Index
Quad-City Times, 1995-1999 Obituary Index

Ringgold Co.

Ringgold County Obituary Search Engine
Ringgold County Obituary Collection
Mount Ayr Record-News Obituaries
Ringgold County Early Obituaries
Ringgold County Obituaries
Ringgold County Cemetery Inscriptions

Scott Co.

Scott County Obituary Search Engine
Quad City Times Obituaries
Davenport Democrat Obituary Index 1950-1952
Davenport Democrat Marriage Index 1950-1953
Davenport Gazette, 1847-1887 Index
Scott County Marriage Certificates: Index, pre 1836-c1925
Scott County Cemetery Inscriptions
1850 Scott County Mortality Schedule

Shelby Co.

Harlan Online Death Notices
Harlan Tribune Obituaries Search (choose "Obituaries" in dropdown)
Doyle Cemetery Inscriptions
Washington Township Cemetery Inscriptions

Sioux Co.

The Hawarden Independent 1951-1967 (Ancestry)

Story Co.

Story County Obituary Search Engine
Nevada Journal
Miscellaneous Central Iowa Obituaries
The Ames Tribune Obituaries - Search Engine
Index to Story County Obituaries
Story County Marriage Index 1854-1909
Story County Death Certificate Index Mid-1904 - 1916
Story County Birth Records Database

Tama Co.

Overton Family Funeral Home Obituaries (Current)
Overton Family Funeral Home Obituaries (Archived)

Taylor Co.

Taylor County Archives

Union Co.

Creston News Advertiser

Wapello Co.

Wapello County Cemetery Inscriptions
Ottumwa CourierArchives

Washington Co.

Kalona News Obituaries - Archive Search
Miscellaneous Washington County Obituaries
Washington Evening Journal - Archive Search

Webster Co.

Ft. Dodge Messenger Obituaries
Gunderson Funeral Home Obituaries

Winnebago Co.

Winnebago County Obituary Search Engine
Forest City Summit Obituary Archive
Thompson Courier & Rake Register Archived Issues 1999-2001
Bethany Lutheran Church Women's Group (circa 1945)

Winneshiek Co.

Decorah Newspaper Obituaries
Winneshiek County Obituary Forum

Woodbury Co.

Woodbury County Obituary Search Engine
Woodbury County Obituary Collection
Sioux City Journal (Births section, too! Click on menu)
Anthon Area Obituaries Sept 2000 - Dec 2004
Woodbury County Obituaries
Wellington Cemetery Inscriptions
Willow Township Cemetery Inscriptions
Belmond Independent Obituaries - Archives

Wright Co.

The Wright County Monitor 1951-1968