Iowa Genealogical Society
The society maintains an extensive genealogical reference library, publishes a quarterly
booklet, and member bi-monthly newsletter, as well as a variety of genealogical reference
works, primarily Iowa vital records, and holds an annual conference.
State Historical Society of Iowa Library & Iowa State Archives
Housed in the State Historical Building, the Society & Archives contain Iowa-related
maps, manuscripts, periodicals, and a statewide repository for land office plats, census
records, and a county microfilm collection. As of 1989, the State Historical Society,
under the direction of the Genealogical Society of Utah, was involved in a statewide
county records microfilming project, including vital statistics, probate and land.
NOTE: The State Historical Society no longer answers out-of-state queries ... only
Iowa Department of Public Health
Bureau of Vital Records & Statistics
Central Plains Region
Decorah IA 52101
Holds over 20,000 Norwegian manuscripts and 1,000 volumes of Norwegian American
60 West Walton Street
Chicago IL 60610
A source for Iowa research, the Newberry has a large collection of genealogical and local
Iowa history material, as well as a number of very rare books and manuscripts which are
included in their Graff Collection.
Iowa Department of Transportation Office Supplies
Ames IA 50010
A resource for current county maps.
Bureau of Land Management
All material copyright 1996-2006,
by the Iowa Genealogical Society (IGS),
except where attributed to previously copyrighted material. All rights reserved.
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