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the will site of SAMPUBCO moved to new address and it's a new home
all it's own.
You will need to bookmark this site because the search engines
(altavista, dogpile, snap, etc) will not update their directories
for 4 to 8 weeks or longer.
W. David Samuelsen
Home of the Wills (probate, that is!)
After sending a message to many lists about the possible closing to the
public of the Iowa Records, I began to wonder if the information might not be
false. I've heard from a couple of people that this is, indeed, a hoax and
wish to apologize to all for any inconvenience or confusion I have caused. I
am really sorry. As a genealogist, I should know better than to pass along
Alice in Arizona
Subject: Fwd: Help keep Iowa records open.
In a message dated 1/25/00 3:35:01 PM, Pmauer writes:
The State of Iowa is considering closing their records to the public. This
has already been done in the State of Illinois where you have to rely on
someone in the courthouse to look things up for you for a fee of $2.00 and if
you want a copy, that is $8.00 more. Many of the people from the East went
to Iowa and you may need to obtain some of their records, if not now, in the
Even if you are not an Iowa resident, please be part of the numbers to be
heard about how important it is to have these available. Send an email to
Please forward this message to:
1) as many people you know who reside in Iowa
2) as many genealogical societies as you know
3) as many other organizations whose voices might make a difference
4) everyone you know who are involved in genealogy and history research