== What Do I Do Next? ==
===I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?===
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. *Use the age or estimated birth date to find other church and vital records such as birth, baptism, and death records . *Use the information found in the record to find land, probate and immigration records . *Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in censuses. Witnesses were usually family members . *Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family . *[[Iowa Church Records| Church Records]] were kept years before counties began keeping records. They are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900 .
===I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?===