Click on the certificate program files button below for instructions and application form. 
You may also view sample certificates.

Pioneer, Centennial and Statehood Certificates contain pedigree charts and other documentation which verifies that the Indexed Pioneer was in Iowa either since 1846, 1856 or for the last 100 years.


The files consist of the application with supporting documentation of from a few to many pages.  This can be as little as a certificate and application.


To obtain a copy of the certificate and documentation contact the research department with the ancestors full name and dates or call IGS at (515) 276-0287.  Multiple entries indicate that more than one certificate was issued per the original request from one file.