Source Information

Ancestry.com. Iowa, U.S., Birth Records, 1856-1944 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2017.
Original data: Iowa Delayed Birth Records, 1856-1944. State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa.

About Iowa, U.S., Birth Records, 1856-1944

This database contains delayed birth records (applications for birth certificates) and affidavits of birth from throughout the state of Iowa, covering the years 1856-1944. Information available in this database includes:

  • Child’s name
  • Birth date
  • Birthplace
  • Child's gender
  • Parents’ names

Additional information, such as the child’s race, parents’ birthplaces and father’s occupation, may also be listed and can be found by viewing the image of the birth record.

Updates:
21 Mar 2021: Added 3,210,459 new records from the years 1941-1944.

29 Sep 2021: Added 2,701,531 new records.