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Researching Your Ancestors in Mahaska County, Iowa

Death & Cemetery Records:

The following resources were examined in preparing cemetery lists for this website.

 

Mahaska County Death Records

 

Mahaska County began officially recording deaths in 1880. Bound volumes of Death Records can be examined in the Recorderís Office of the Mahaska County Courthouse. Official records are incomplete for the years 1919-1921. Death Record Books dating from 1880 through 1931 are available on microfilm from the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. This microfilm series can be also be accessed through the Iowa State Archives in Des Moines:

  • Iowa. Mahaska County. Death Records Volume 1: 1880-1895, Volume 2a: 1896-1904, Volume 2b: 1907-1908, Volume 2c: 1905-1906. Mah-117. Iowa State Archives, State Historical Society of Iowa. Des Moines. FHL microfilm 985385. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
     

  • Iowa. Mahaska County. Death Register Volume 3a: 1905-1906, Death Transcript Volume 3-7: 1906-1911, Volume 8,9,10,11: 1912-1915, Volume 12,13,14,15: 1915-1919, Death Record Volume A 1921-1931. Mah-124. Iowa State Archives, State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines. FHL microfilm 1787342. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.

The KeoMah Genealogical Society has published compiled indices for Mahaska County death records. These and other compiled records are available at the KeoMah Genealogical Society Library in Oskaloosa. Copies may be purchased from the KeoMah Society: 

  • KeoMah Genealogical Society. Mahaska County, Iowa, Deaths Book 1, Part 1: 1880-1889. Des Moines: Iowa Genealogical Society, 1992. 
     

  • KeoMah Genealogical Society. Mahaska County, Iowa, Deaths 1896-1906. Des Moines: Iowa Genealogical Society, 1992. 
     

  • KeoMah Genealogical Society. Mahaska County, Iowa, Deaths: Books 3-7, 1 July 1906-June 1911. Des Moines: Iowa Genealogical Society, 1993.
     

  • KeoMah Genealogical Society. Mahaska County, Iowa, Deaths 1911-1915. Des Moines: Iowa Genealogical Society, 1994.
     

  • KeoMah Genealogical Society. Mahaska County, Iowa, Deaths Index June 1915-June 1919. Des Moines: Iowa Genealogical Society, 1995.
     

  • Mabel Daniels, compiler. Index From McCurdy Funeral Chapel 1882-1896, Oskaloosa, Iowa, Mahaska County. Oskaloosa: KeoMah Genealogical Society, 1998.
     

  • Evelyn Den Hartog, compiler. 1891-1934 Cheesman/Powers Funeral Chapel Records Index, Mahaska County, Iowa. Oskaloosa: KeoMah Genealogical Society, 1999.
     

  • Kay Lester, compiler. Cheesman/Powers Funeral Chapel Records 1891-1934, Oskaloosa, Mahaska County, Iowa. Oskaloosa: KeoMah Genealogical Society.
     

  • Margaret Ademeit, compiler. Garland/Van Arkel/Langkamp Funeral Chapel Register of Funerals 1882-1925. Oskaloosa: Keomah Genealogical Society, 1998-1999.

 

More death & cemetery records:

  • Lu Ollie Tennant Sheppard. Iowa: Mahaska County Genealogical Records, Cemeteries: Volume 44a. Oskaloosa: Daughters American Revolution, Oskaloosa Chapter, 1936; Iowa State Archives, State Historical Society of Iowa. Des Moines.
     

  • WPA Cemetery Records for Mahaska County, Iowa. U.S. Works Projects Administration, 1939. Iowa State Archives, State Historical Society of Iowa. Des Moines.
     

  • L. Augustine. Mahaska County Cemetery Survey. Iowa Bicentennial Committee Project, 1976. Mah-114. Iowa State Archives, State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines. FHL microfilm 985387. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
     

  • American Legion Grave Register Veteransí Burials 1843-1963. Mah-115. Iowa State Archives, State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines. FHL microfilm 985389. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
     

 

  •  Wilcox Library
     William Penn University
     Oskaloosa, Iowa  52577
     Ph. 641-673-1096
   

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