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  1. Cyndi's List
  2. Ellis Island Records
  3. Federal Land Patents
  4. Genealogy Inc
  5. Iowa Death Records, 1921-1940
  6. Free Iowa Iowa Online Newspapers 1800's to date
  7. Iowa Old Press
  8. LDS Family Search
  9. National Archives Naturalization Records
  10. Social Security Death Index
  11. England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland

Genealogy Societies

Howard-Winneshiek Genealogy Society

Archives - USGenWeb Howard County Iowa

Archived records for Howard County Iowa

Bureau of Health Statistics

All vital events occurring in the state such as birth, death, and marriage, and the bureau has an interstate exchange agreement with all of the other states. The bureau registers approximately 100,000 events and issues about 85,000 certified copies annually.

In Iowa, official registration of births, deaths, and marriages began July 1, 1880. All original records that have been registered are on file with the Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics.

To request certified records start at this site, Bureau of Health Statistics

Jill France, Bureau Chief
Lucas State Ofc. Bldg.
321 E. 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319
(515) 281-4944

Churches - CRESCO

Immanuel Lutheran Church
305 2nd Ave W
Cresco, IA 52136-1205
Phone: (563) 547-2108
Parsonage (563)547-2107

Notre Dame Parish
223 3nd Ave. SW
Cresco, IA 52136
Phone: (563) 547-3565

Assumption Church
(Merged with St. Joseph to become Notre Dame)

Assembly of God Church
317 3rd Ave W
Cresco, IA 52136-1213
Phone: (563) 547-4026

First Baptist Church
104 3rd Ave E
Cresco, IA 52136-1406
Phone: (563) 547-4267

First Congregational Church
130 3rd Ave E
Cresco, IA 52136-1406
Phone: (563) 547-2263

Zion United Methodist Church
310 N Elm St
Cresco, IA 52136-1452
Phone: (563) 547-2782
Parsonage (563) 547-2044

First Lutheran Church
920 3rd St E
Cresco, IA
Phone: (563) 547-2284

Cresco Community Chapel
24024 Highway 9
Cresco, IA
Phone: (563) 547-4343

Real Life Church
750 Vernon Road
Cresco, IA 52136
Phone: (563) 547-5295
Email:gary@restoreim.org (No Such Host) awaiting update
Rev. Dr. Gary Hooper (Pastor)

Church of Christ
503 4th Ave E
Cresco, IA
Phone: (563) 547-4733

Faith Baptist Church
204 3rd Ave E
Cresco, IA
Phone: (563) 547-4461

Churches - CHESTER

United Lutheran Church
Chester, IA 52134
Phone: (563) 565-2735

Methodist Church
Chester, IA 52134
Phone: (563) 565-2801

Churches - ELMA

St Paul's Lutheran Church
13435 Howard Ave
Elma, IA 50628-8311
Phone: (641) 393-2527

Immaculate Conception Church
207 7th St.
Elma, IA 50628
Phone: (641) 393-2520


Lime Springs Mennonite Church
P O Box 37
Lime Springs, IA 52155-0037
Phone: (563) 566-2811

St Paul's Lutheran Church
PO Box 218
Lime Springs, IA 52155-0218
Phone: (563) 566-2389

Saratoga Presbyterian Church
10194 Howard Ave
Lime Springs, IA 52155-8043
Phone: (641) 985-2965

Churches - RICEVILLE

Congregational Church
105 E Main St
Riceville, IA 50466
Phone: (641) 985-2560

United Methodist Church
308 Woodland Ave
Riceville, IA 50466-7501
Phone: (641) 985-2066

Funeral Homes

Bradley-Lindstrom Funeral Home
119 2nd Ave SE
Cresco, IA
Phone: (563) 547-2323

Hindt-Hudek Funeral Homes
404 N Elm St
Cresco, IA
Phone: (563) 547-3501

Conway-Kolbet Funeral Home
508 Maple St
Elma, IA
Phone: (641) 393-2461

Lindstrom Funeral Home
104 Sage St
Lime Springs, IA
Phone: (563) 566-2883

Hindt-Hudek Funeral Home
407 Woodland Ave
Riceville, IA
Phone: (641) 985-2797

Lindstrom Funeral Home
401 E Main St
Riceville, IA
Phone: (641) 985-2242

Special Projects

The USGenWeb Project isn't the only project that is available for our researchers. We have other projects that could be of benefit to your research. Below is a list of those special projects:

  1. Iowa Biographies
  2. Iowa Family Group Sheets
  3. Iowa History
  4. Iowa in the Civil War
  5. Orphan Train Riders to Iowa
  6. The Pension Project
  7. WorldGenWeb Project