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Search for ancestors in these free Iowa genealogy search engines.  These databases represent a large amount of genealogy records available online for the state of Iowa.  All of these are free to search and offer a variety of records and resources to help you in your ancestry search.


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Search the Iowa RootsWeb Surname List

The RSL is a database containing over one million surnames submitted by genealogy researchers.  Search for surnames and the search results will yield a list of people researching the surnames, along with dates, locations and contact information so you may contact the submitter to exchange genealogy notes and information.  You just might locate a new cousin or two.  The search has been set to search for Iowa surnames but the location may be changed to search in other states.  More about the RSL

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Search Iowa Cemetery Records Database

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Search USGenWeb Iowa Archives

Try your surname search in these Iowa genealogy records submitted by others genealogists.  There are many types of records contained in these Iowa genealogy databases including Bibles, biographies, cemetery records, census records, census images, histories, land records, old maps, military records, photos, births, deaths, marriages, and other types of genealogy records.  If you have Iowa genealogy records or files which would be of help to others, please take some time to submit them to this free genealogy project.

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Search the Iowa Family Group Sheet Project

Search for Iowa families.  Enter a surname to see if anyone has submitted a family group sheet for your ancestors.  This project is a great way to share genealogy information.  Be sure to take time to submit family groups sheets of your Iowa ancestors to this free genealogy project.

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Search Iowa Genealogy Message Boards

Using this surname search, you will be able to read and post queries on Iowa genealogy message boards.  Locate others researching your surnames and maybe even the same family line.  Be sure to use a good e-mail address when posting your genealogy queries, as there are new folks coming online all the time and it might be years later when you receive a response which will give you a much needed missing puzzle piece in your family tree.

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Search Iowa GenWeb Message Boards

Try your surname search in these Iowa message boards. This great searchable Iowa genealogy message board has categories for biographies, obituaries, documents and queries posted for the state of Iowa.

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Search CensusDiggins Free Genealogy Databases

Search for records at CensusDiggins.  The site offers free transcriptions of census, tax records, marriage, Civil War records and some other miscellaneous genealogy databases.  This search could prove most helpful if you are searching for genealogy records in Iowa counties of Black Hawk, Page and Ringgold.

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