The Iowa vital records are available from the State of Iowa's website, by download. These were translated with ABBYY FineReader into pipe-delimited .csv files. Fixing these files required a lot of work because they were intended to be read by humans and there were invalid dates and other problems. However, our master file is available for download at

     Note: Depending on how your system interprets line breaks, you may have to open the file with WordPad and save it again, to convert the line breaks.