Source:United States. Iowa Cemetery Records

Source Iowa Cemetery Records
Place Iowa, United States
Publication information
Type Miscellaneous
Iowa Cemetery Records. (
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About Iowa Cemetery Records
These cemetery records represent seventy-six counties and Graceland Cemetery of Sioux City, Iowa that were transcribed by the Works Project Administration, Graves Registration Project. This collection is the largest compilation of the Iowa WPA cemetery records found in one single place. The database was created from copies of the transcriptions created by the Works Progress Administration; because of multi-generational copies some names were hard to decipher. As with any genealogical index, the data is to be used as a finding aid to original records. Records in this database generally include the page number where the record can be found in the WPA index, the name of the deceased, birth date, death date, age, cemetery name, town name, and additional comments if any. This collection of Iowa Cemetery records represents an important tool in finding your early Iowa ancestors.

The following counties are included in this database:

Adair, Adams, Allamakee, Audubon,
Black Hawk, Boone, Bremer, Buchanan, Buena Vista, Butler,
Calhoun, Carroll, Cass, Cedar, Cerro Gordo, Chickasaw, Clarke, Clay, Clayton, Crawford,
Davis, Decatur, Delaware, Dickinson,
Fayette, Floyd, Franklin, Fremont,
Greene, Grundy, Guthrie,
Hancock, Harrison,
Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Jones,
Keokuk, Kossuth, Lee,
Linn, Louisa,
Madison, Marion, Marshall, Mills, Mitchell, Monroe, Montgomery, Muscatine,
Page, Palo Alto, Plymouth, Pocahontas, Polk, Poweshiek,
Sac, Scott, Shelby, Sioux, Sioux City, Story,
Tama, Taylor,
Union, Van Buren,
Wapello, Washington, Wayne, Webster, Winneshiek, Woodbury, Worth, and Wright.