Here is a list of indices.  This list will continue to grow as we gather them.  If you need information on an item, please include all information for that request.  This should be ID, first, middle and last names, what the item is, such as obit, marriage, death and so on.  Email your request to IGS or call our library (515 276-0287) and we will process your request as soon as we can.  The easiest way to do this is to open your email software or open your email in another tab, then type or copy and paste between the two views.

We charge $4.00 for members or $5.00 for non-members including postage and handling for the information that has been indexed unless the information consists of many copies which is possible for example in the Certificate Program Documentation. We will contact you if the fee will not cover our expenses. We are a nonprofit organization which is staffed almost entirely by volunteers. The income from our services helps pay for the society expenses such as the mortgage and utilities.

Mail: Submit payment with request to :

Iowa Genealogical Society-Index Inform
628 E Grand Ave
Des Moines IA  50309-1924

Some indexes can be a little large, please give time to load.


.          State Wide Barber License 1927 – Apr 1929 This is the complete record.


.          Iowa Locations

.          Fayette County index

.          St Ambrose Roman Catholic Cemetery – Des Moines

Church Directories  Various churches and years.

City Directories  Various cities and years.

Certificates: Pioneer, Statehood & Century

.          IGS Certificates (Pioneer, Statehood & Century)

Funeral Homes

.          Caldwell Funeral Home A – K Des Moines

.          Caldwell Funeral Home L – Z Des Moines

.          Dahlstrom Funeral Home Des Moines

.          Fowler Funeral Home Des Moines

.          Hamilton Funeral Home Des Moines

.          Harbach Funeral Home Des Moines



.         Camp Dodge Records

.         Monroe County Graves Registration

.          TAPS (United Spanish War Veterans Deaths)

.          Scott County, IA Soldier Orphans 1880 This is the complete record.

.          Soldiers Orphan Home Davenport 1870 – 1880 This is the complete record.


.          Ankeny Area

.          Iowa Obits

Yearbooks  Various schools and years.