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Genealogy Research Guide

This guide is intended to assist genealogists in knowing what resources are available in the ISU Library and through the Internet. It also includes some information on genealogy resources at Ames Public Library and the Iowa Genealogical Society Library.

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Special Collections and the University Archives welcome visitors!

Special Collections houses many manuscript collections and materials related to the history of Iowa, especially Story County. The University Archives contains information related to the history of the university. Both collections often contain resources valuable to genealogists - e.g., information on famous Iowans or ISU alumni, ISU faculty (both current and former), Iowa plat maps (showing land owners back to the 1890's) as well as the ISU cemetery.

Genealogists are encouraged to contact the Special Collections & University Archives staff directly to inquire about resources in this area.

Your Librarian

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Special Collections & University Archives
403 Parks Library
701 Morrill Road
Iowa State University Library
Ames, IA 50011
515 294-6672