- Discover Iowa’s past with these 19th and early 20th century fire insurance maps.
- Hundreds of cities, towns, and villages from across the state.
- Great for genealogists and local history buffs.
- Available from anywhere with your DMPL card and PIN card or at any of our library locations.
Help for Sanborn Maps
- "How to Use Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps for Family History" by Lisa Louise Cook, Genealogy Gems
- "The Accidental Revelations of Sanborn Maps" by Tanvi Misra, CityLab
- Library of Congress Sanborn Map Collection - Doesn't include Iowa, but many other cities, as well as guides for using them.