I was in Des Moines last year, and found the Iowa Genealogical Society as
being in their own building - street level with parking lot in front --
right across the street from the impressive Iowa State Historical Society
which was in large, modern brick building (right across the street is the
key word). They seemed to be open quite alot - gratefully in the evening
for the one day that I had there. Boy, was I sorry I only allowed one day
Be sure to check out the Iowa State Historical Society (big brick building
mentioned above) in that it has one thing you can't get just on line, etc.
It is the Agriculture Census -- where they listed every farm, people,
equipment, type of crop, production, etc. I couldn't get to it while I was
there and regret it very much. Have a good trip and enjoy!
----- Original Message -----
From: "MARY ELLEN BOYD" <hemeboyd(a)msn.com>
Sent: Sunday, June 06, 2004 9:12 AM
Subject: Research trip
We are planning to spend a few days in Iowa County during the week of
15. I understand that the Genealogical Society Research Center is in the
basement of the Marengo Library and it is open Monday evening, Tuesday -
Friday afternoons, and Saturday 11 AM to 2 PM. According to the website,
the Library itself also has microfilm copies of the newspapers and other
resources. What are the hours of the Library? Also, what are the hours
that the court house is open? Can anyone share their experiences with
working with the court house staff? Are there facilities at the other towns
in the county, like libraries, that might have genealogy information?
Finally, can anyone recommend a motel in or near Marengo? I will be
researching the families of Coover, Hinkle, and Ferguson. Thanks for any
Mary Ellen Boyd
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