Have you used the library's collection of Sanborn maps for family history research? They are a great resource for a family historian attempting to identify property owned by ancestors. Sanborn maps can also show the evolution of a city, including residences, businesses, schools, churches, and mining companies (a surprisingly popular topic)...
Learn more about Merle Hay, his service in World War I and how newspapers can give you clues about the lives of your ancestors.
We recently acquired some great maps for surrounding counties entitled Family Maps of Iowa, by Arphax Publishing. These maps contain a treasure trove of information for local historians and genealogists. Family Maps for the following counties are available: Jasper, Madison, Story, and Warren. Unfortunately, there is not one available&n