Ancestry has just announced its latest state research guide for Iowa. I have had a lot of success in researching people in Iowa with the sources they list.
I would like to add NewspaperArchive.com (subscription database separate from Ancestry) as a resource to consult when researching in Iowa. They have a tremendous collection of Iowa newspapers. There is a bit of a learning curve in using the search, but it is worth it for the type of information that newspapers offer: family connections, stories, obituaries, and tidbits, and just a general context for the lives of our ancestors.
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