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Try searching surname only, "surname, forename" or "forename surname" (try including the quotes). Note: We link to a few off-site census transcripts. The above search will not find these. Be sure to browse your county of interest to visit these links.

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Census News
1915 - Iowa's Indian CensusPosted on 22 Feb 2020

A newspaper article about native american populations in 1915.

1893 Musquakie Indian CensusPosted on 22 Feb 2012

A census of the Musquakie Indians in Tama county? Read this newspaper blurb...

1854 Census Complete (as far as we know)Posted on 4 Jun 2011

Thanks to Polly Eckles (my teammate) all digital images available online have been transcribed! We just need to look at microfilm to finish the rest... if any. Can you help?

1873 Census Discovery Complete
Another previously unknown census has been discovered. Check out the Madison County 1873 Census; with images!

1836 Census1836 Census Transcript & Intro Complete
The original Des Moines and Dubuque Wisconsin Territorial counties included all of today's Iowa state.

1838 Census1838 Census Transcript & Intro Microfilm transcription complete
Wisconsin Territorial counties west of the Mississippi covering the areas to become Iowa & Minnesota territories.

1838-1869 population totals1838-1869 Population Totals
The Population totals for the Counties of Iowa at each enumeration since the organization of the Territory.

1875 Census Discovery
Have you ever heard of an 1875 Census for the state of Iowa, or another year you are not familiar with? Have a look at a recent discovery.

1895 Census News Articles

19051905 Census Statistics
View selected page images from this published volume of compiled census returns. Also see 1905 Census News Articles and the 1905 Census Register Introduction.

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Our Mission
  • Publish transcriptions of all State of Iowa censuses for free access.
  • Offer a state-wide search of all Iowa census data.
  • Provide historical census information.
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  • Stephen Williams
  • Assistant Coordinator, File Manager (could this be you!? please inquire!)

Prior coordinators were Polly Eckles (who did a huge amount of work!,) Nettie Mae Lucas, Kermit Kittleson, and Sue Soden.

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