Discovery Your Family History

Iowa Family History & Genealogy Centers

Are you an Iowa citizen who happens to be dying to learn more on where your family originated from? Does the mind-boggling nature of genealogy investigation help you keep from figuring it out? If this appears like you, you will discover valuable resources accessible in the state to assist you track down your family tree. Family ancestry research has become easy lately. Iowa family history centers are situated in all parts of the state to offer Iowa citizens with all the assets they need to uncover their ancestry. These extensions of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City are managed by the Iowa LDS Family Search, but they also are open to the public. Adequate resource material will ensure you will have success in your lineage search whenever you visit one of these brilliant facilities.

If you have any questions or comments about family history centers, please send a message to

Ames Iowa Family History Center
2524 Hoover
Ames, Iowa 50010
(515) 232-3634

Atlantic IA Family History Center
US Hwy 6 & 71 North
Atlantic, Iowa 50022
(712) 243-2507
Notes: Small Center – 2 computers

Burlington Family History Center
2727 Cliff Rd
Burlington, Iowa 52601
(319) 754-7974
Notes: Can contact JoAnne Robertson 319-754-5968

Cedar Rapids Family History Center
4300 Trailridge Rd SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52403
(319) 363-7178

Davenport Family History Center
4929 N Wisconsin Ave
Davenport, Iowa 52806
(319) 386-7547

Dubuque Family History Center
685 Fremont Ave
Dubuque, Iowa 52001
(319) 583-6851

Fort Dodge Family History Center
1426 N 32nd St
Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501
(515) 573-8734

Glenwood Family History Library
Sharp & Vine Lower Level
Glenwood, Iowa 51534
(712) 527-9227

LDS Family History Center
Hwy 1 North
Keosauqua, Iowa 52565
(319) 293-3455

Shenandoah Family History Center
507 E Pioneer
Shenandoah, Iowa 51601
(712) 246-4491

Chuch of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
1701 W 11th St
Spencer, Iowa 51301
(712) 262-6172
Notes: one computer – call for appointment

Des Moines Family History Center
3301 Ashworth Rd
West Des Moines, Iowa 50265

Iowa Genealogy Resources

When doing research on a state, it’s crucial that you take into consideration exactly what documentation can be found beyond the ones we as genealogy researchers are aware of for instance, census enumerations and very important documents. Iowa has school historical records microfilmed and readily available by means of the Family History Library. Browse on the county you happen to be interested in and then the corresponding record type “Schools” to discover what exactly is available. Iowa as well performed state censuses during the years 1836 and 1925. Those after 1856 gives you excellent and exceptional details. The famous 1925 Iowa State Census requested the names, birthplaces, ages, marriage and place of each and every parents. There is a table that list down the years for the state census as well as where they can find which is at the FamilySearch Wiki.

Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics
Lucas State Office Building, 1st Floor
321 East 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319

State Historical Society of Iowa
600 East Locust
Des Moines, Iowa 50319

State Library of Iowa
1112 East Grand Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50319

Iowa Genealogical Society
628 East Grand Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50309-1924

Iowa State University Special Collections
403 Parks Library
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011
515 294-6672

National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library
Kosek Building
87 Sixteenth Ave. SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

University of Iowa, Iowa Women’s Archives
100 Main Library
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1420

Iowa Genealogy Websites

Iowa Digital Library


Iowa USGenWeb

Cyndi’s List-Iowa

FamilySearch Wiki-Iowa