Obituary Lookup Volunteers - Iowa

Obituary Lookup Volunteers

Please follow these guidelines when making a lookup request:

  • If this is your first request, read Making a Request.
  • To find the county for your lookup request, use the USA County Lookup.
  • Before making a request, do a quick Web Search in case the obituary is available there.
  • If you find a volunteer for your area, use the listing's Email link to send your request directly to him or her.  If you don't find a volunteer, send your request to the mailing list (see OBIT-LOOKUPS-L Mailing List for subscription information).
  • After receiving a lookup, post or publish the obituary or an abstract to help other researchers.
  • Please do not send the same request to more than one volunteer.

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS - Please consider volunteering
for your area, even on a limited basis, because every lookup
helps someone.  Becoming a Volunteer has more information.

Volunteer listings are by county, with statewide listings last, and related statewide links below.  The areas the volunteer covers and the resources available are listed along with the volunteer's name and e-mail address, and web page if any.  Entries in green are web sites for libraries, newspapers, death records, cemeteries, and genealogical/historical societies.  Many library web sites have information about local obituaries and newspapers. 

County City or Town/Newspapers/Libraries, Etc. Volunteer
Black Hawk Waterloo/Cedar Falls Courier (1976-P) Ruth -
Boone   Judy P -
Bremer Obit Lookups, County Courthouse Lookups, Gravestone Photos in: Waverly, Plainfield & Horton Cemeteries. Evelyn R -
Buena Vista Buena Vista County Genealogical Society WebPage
Calhoun May thru October ONLY - Once a Week Ruth W -
Cedar Obit Lookups int he Tipton Advertisor and the Tipton Conservative Jacie T -
Cerro Gordo   Ron -
Clay Spencer Newspapers (early 1800's to Present) Mary Jane P -
Clinton Obit Lookups every two weeks Sheila S -
Clinton Big Rock, Grand Mound, Wheatland - Cemetery Lookups ONLY Denise L -
Des Moines Burlington *ONLY* (NOT the City of Des Moines)
1940-Present, Limit - 4 Requests Per Week
Deb B -
Dubuque Dubuke County Resources: Public Library, County Courthouse, Key City Genealogy Ann A -
Emmet Estherville Daily News Lookups, Some Cemetery Lookups Richard W -
Grundy Conrad, Grundy Center, Reinbeck, Wellsburg Pat S -
Grundy County Cemetery Survey Lookups Pat S -
Keokuk   Rhonda L -
Louisa Lookups in Grandview and Wapello Carol M -
Marshall Marshalltown/Marshalltown Times-Republican Karen K -
Marshall Marshalltown Newspaper (1888-Present) Laurie H -
Mills   Marilyn K -
Mitchell Obituary Lookups (Pre 1900 Lookups Difficult), County Courthouse Death Records Deb K -
Muscatine Muscatine County and Vicinity Obituary Archives WebPage
Muscatine Lookups in Muscatine Carol M -
Page Blanchard, Braddyville, Clarinda, Coin, Essex, Shambaugh, Shenandoah ,Clarinda Newspaper Lookups at the Nodaway Valley Historical Museum, Shenandoah Papers at the Shenandoah Librarry Sandy M -
Pocahontas May thru October ONLY - Once a Week Ruth W -
Pottawattamie Pottawattamie County Genealogical Society - Council Bluffs Only, Fee for Lookups WebPage
Poweshiek   Ruth J -
Poweshiek Grinnell, Iowa area Amanda Y -
Scott Davenport Library Marty -
Webster May thru October ONLY - Once a Week Ruth W -

Iowa Links

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for questions about the mailing list,
for help with obit requests,
to report a broken link,
or for other comments or questions,
contact us.

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