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(7 links were on this list that all redirected to the same external site (raogk.org), so I combined them into 1 link and also added a new link)
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/138731752868271/ Iowa Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]  
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/138731752868271/ Iowa Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]  
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/iowa/ia-society-archive/ List of Iowa Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies]
 
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/iowa/ia-counties/ History & Facts of Iowa Counties]
 
 
*[[Iowa Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Iowa Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Iowa Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Iowa Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Iowa Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Iowa Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Iowa Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Iowa Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*I[[Iowa County Marriage Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|owa County Marriage Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*I[[Iowa County Marriage Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|owa County Marriage Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/110971683456785432231 Iowa Genealogy Network Community on Google+]  
 
*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/110971683456785432231 Iowa Genealogy Network Community on Google+]  
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/iowa/ia-vital-records/ How to order Iowa Vital Records]
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*[http://www.raogk.org/iowa-genealogy/ Iowa Genealogy - Guide to Ancestry] information on ordering vital records, city and government links, history and facts of counties, printable genealogy forms, list of archives and societies, genealogical terms, and lookup volunteers
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/iowa/ia-government-records/ State of Iowa County & City Government Court links]
 
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/iowa/ Rotating Formation Iowa County Boundary Maps and Atlases]  
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/iowa/ Rotating Formation Iowa County Boundary Maps and Atlases]  
 
*Find which county a town is in, what town a cemetery is in, even where a postoffice or building is by using the United States Geographical Survey's [http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic Geographical Names Information System].  
 
*Find which county a town is in, what town a cemetery is in, even where a postoffice or building is by using the United States Geographical Survey's [http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic Geographical Names Information System].  
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*[[IAGenWeb|The IAGenWeb Project]] has a wealth of information at [http://www.iagenweb.org/ Iowa's GenWeb Project], it is a part of the larger [[USGenWeb|USGenWeb Project]]. [http://www.usgenweb.org/ The USGenWeb Project] provides internet information on every county in every state in the United States.  
 
*[[IAGenWeb|The IAGenWeb Project]] has a wealth of information at [http://www.iagenweb.org/ Iowa's GenWeb Project], it is a part of the larger [[USGenWeb|USGenWeb Project]]. [http://www.usgenweb.org/ The USGenWeb Project] provides internet information on every county in every state in the United States.  
 
*[http://www.iptv.org/iowapathways/artifact_detail.cfm?aid=a_000746&oid=ob_000206 Iowa Pathways]  
 
*[http://www.iptv.org/iowapathways/artifact_detail.cfm?aid=a_000746&oid=ob_000206 Iowa Pathways]  
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/encyclopedia/ Family Tree Encyclopedia] - Terminology & Meanings of Genealogical Terms
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/IA/ Iowa Genealogy] extensive directory of Iowa genealogy records
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/forms.html Printable Genealogy Forms used in Research]
 
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/iowa/ia-military-records/ Research in Iowa Military Records]
 
 
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Guide to Iowa ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

Iowa Wiki Topics
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Beginning Research
Record Types
Iowa Background
Cultural Groups
Local Research Resources
Local Research Resources

The moderator for Iowa is familyjournals


Welcome to Iowa,
the Hawkeye State

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   How to Find Information about Iowa Ancestors
 

1. Birth Information
2. Marriage Information
3. Death Information


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Counties[edit | edit source]

Click on the map below to go to a county page. Hover over a county to see its name. To see a larger version of the map, Left Click on the map. Template:IAmap

Extinct or Renamed Counties[edit | edit source]

Major Repositories[edit | edit source]

State Historical Society of Iowa—Des Moines · State Historical Society of Iowa—Iowa City · Iowa Genealogical Society · State Library of Iowa · Burlington Public Library · Davenport Public Library · Fort Madison Public Library · Grout Museum of History and Science Library · Iowa State University Library · Marshalltown Public Library · University of Iowa Main Library · Mid-Continent Public Library Midwest Genealogy Center · National Archives at Kansas City · Newberry Library

Migration Routes[edit | edit source]

Mississippi River · Missouri River · California Trail · Chicago-Dubuque Highway · Mormon Trail · Oregon Trail · Great Northern Railway (U.S.) · Illinois Central Railroad · Santa Fe Railway · Union Pacific Railroad

Iowa's rivers provided transportation routes bringing European traders, trappers and explorers like the Frenchmen, Jacques Marquette and Louis Joliet in 1673. Prior to this exploration the land was occupied by the Fox, Ioway, Potawatomi, Oto, Missouri, Sauk, and Sioux Native Americans. The Louisiana Purchase gave the U.S. control of Iowa in 1803. The Black Hawk Purchase in 1833 brought the first official American village. Iowa was populated with settlers pioneering in from Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana, New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. When Iowa became a State in 1846, its capital was Iowa City. Iowa’s current borders were drawn in 1857 when Des Moines in Polk county became home of the new State Capital.

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The Archives Division of the State Historical Society of Iowa in Des Moines primarily collects manuscript records of the state, including government, land, and military records; while the State Historical Society of Iowa Library in Iowa City has manuscript records as well as numerous published sources, censuses, and newspapers. Read more...

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