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      The 29th U.S. State to join the Union:   28-December-1846
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Assorted Groups  (Anthology, Cultural, Ethnic, & Religious):
    Irish in Iowa - A treasure trove of information, biographies, families, life in general.
    Norwegian Heritage in Story County and Central Iowa - A resource to those researching
         the history and genealogies of people of Norwegian ancestry in Central Iowa.

Note:  These items are presented as part of the historical record and should not be interpreted to mean that the WebMaster, in any way, endorses any stereotypes which may be implied by the linked web sites.


Census & related Lists of various kinds:
    1836 Census of Iowa - from Wisconsin Territorial Census; the Wisconsin Territorial
         counties of Dubuque and Des Moines covered the area that would become Iowa
    1840 Census - 1840 Census of Pensioners Revolutionary or Military Service (Territory
         of Iowa).
    Des Moines Register Tribune - List: Register Tribune paper carriers, 1929-1931.


Families and Surnames:
    Family Group Sheets - Iowa listings
    Early Iowa Settlers - The Edge of the Timbers (Story told on August 27, 1936 by
         Mrs. Matilda Kennett at the age of 97).
    Iowa Biographies Project - There are currently over 16,900 biographies available at
         this site. In addition, this project contains links to over 12,000 biographies located
         at other Iowa project sites.
    Irish in Iowa - A treasure trove of information, biographies, families, life in general.


Genealogical/Historical Commissions, Societies and Museums:
  Please click here - (Counties we have listed),   (To list a local society, please contact us.)

Ghost Towns of Iowa - All Iowa Counties have "GHOST TOWNS" listed. - Web site quote

Historical interest Items, etc.:
    Civil War Archives - Union Regimental Histories (multiple listings of infantry regiments.
    Early Paleoindian Period - The University of Iowa Office of the State Archaeologist
         (UI-OSA) is the statutorily mandated repository for the State of Iowa's
         archaeological collections.
    Iowa Documents - General Documents for all of Iowa; history and genealogy
    Irish in Iowa - A treasure trove of information, biographies, families, life in general.


Libraries & Newspapers:
    The library of the State Historical Society of Iowa - The State Historical Society of Iowa
         serves as a trustee of Iowa's historical legacy and an advocate for understanding
         Iowa's past.
    Des Moines Register Tribune - List: Register Tribune paper carriers, 1929-1931.

    Orphan Train riders to Iowa - This website is here for you to tell the story of your
         family's Orphan Train Rider, as well as to try and help you find information that
         may add to your research.

National Parks, Playgrounds, Recreational Areas etc.:
    Herbert Hoover National Historic Site - Birthplace, Presidential Library and Museum,
         Gravesite of President and Mrs. Hoover and more...


    State of Iowa, Historical Society Digital Archives - Museum Archives, Libraries, Education
         & Outreach, Historic Sites, Historic Preservation, Publications.
    State of Iowa, County Maps - 1897 Atlas, listings by Counties.

  • State of Iowa
  • State Capital City Des Moines   (Capital since 1857 - located in   Polk County)

    The State name:  The state of Iowa, originally a territory of Wisconsin west of the Mississippi River, was named after the Iowa River; the Iowa River was named after the Iowa Indians who lived in the territory. The tribal name "Ayuxwa" was spelled by the French as "Ayoua" and by the English as "Ioway." "Ayuxwa" means "one who puts to sleep."
      Note:  Burlington served as the Territorial Capital from 1838-1846. Iowa City served as Capital from 1846-1857.)
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    American Local History Network
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    Cemetery Listings
    County maps of Iowa
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    U.S.A. - Possessions & Territories

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