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Resources: Vital Records
There are many requests for early Vital Records. Many researchers are hoping to find the name of the parents from this data. I hope this information will help you understand what is available for Lee County.
Prior to 1880 it was not mandatory that vital records of Births or Deaths be recorded. When the public was asked to report these happenings, after 1880, not everyone complied. Therefore, records that you are searching between 1880-1921 are not always complete, and the event you are searching for, may not have been documented. The earlier the year, the less chance that event was recorded. There are no Birth or Death Records before 1880 in Lee Co.
Mandatory registration was enacted by the Iowa Legislature in 1921.
There are two court houses in the county, North and South. I will try to designate which court house the information came from. I hope to add more information as I find itThese are Court House Records that have been transcribed by different groups and are available outside of the Court House. These records are in the possession of the Lee Co. libraries mentioned on the main page, by Look-Up Volunteers and some private individuals.
Book A & B
Births Index 1880-1889
Parents were not listed on Deaths until after 1904
July 1, 1907-June 30, 1907
Parents are listed in just a few years of the Marriage Books
First 200 Lee Co. Marriages are on this site 1837-1841
Index to Wills
South Lee Probates
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