Project: Iowa

Categories: Iowa | Iowa Projects

The Iowa Project is part of the United States History Project.

Welcome to the Iowa Project!

The purpose of this project is to coordinate all Iowa related projects and resources and combine that information into one place.

Iowa Counties
Adair Adams Allamakee Appanoose Audubon Benton Black Hawk Boone Bremer Buchanan
Buena Vista Butler Calhoun Carroll Cass Cedar Cerro Gordo Cherokee Chickasaw Clarke
Clay Clayton Clinton Crawford Dallas Davis Decatur Delaware Des Moines Dickinson
Dubuque Emmet Fayette Floyd Franklin Fremont Greene Grundy Guthrie Hamilton
Hancock Hardin Harrison Henry Howard Humboldt Ida Iowa Jackson Jasper
Jefferson Johnson Jones Keokuk Kossuth Lee Linn Louisa Lucas Lyon
Madison Mahaska Marion Marshall Mills Mitchell Monona Monroe Montgomery Muscatine
O'Brien Osceola Page Palo Alto Plymouth Pocahontas Polk Pottawattamie Poweshiek Ringgold
Sac Scott Shelby Sioux Story Tama Taylor Union Van Buren Wapello
Warren Washington Wayne Webster Winnebago Winneshiek Woodbury Worth Wright


How to Join

For a full list of participants, see the badge report.

Leader: needed

It is not necessary that you be related to someone who lived in the state of Iowa or live there yourself to join. Anyone with an interest is welcome! If you would like to participate, please do the following:

  1. Answer our G2G post and we'll award you the US History Project badge.
  2. Add us_history and Iowa to your list of followed tags. That way you'll see all of our discussions in your G2G Feed.
  3. Please see our list of goals for a basic overview for ways you can help.


The template is {{US History|sub-project=Iowa}} which will give you:

... ... ... is a part of Iowa history.
Join: Iowa Project
Discuss: Iowa

This template is for use only on profiles that are of importance to the project or need to be PPP'd and managed by the project. It is not for every single person from Iowa. A sticker might be used in that circumstance.


The overall goals of the US History Project are to create and develop profiles on WikiTree for those who lived in the state of Iowa. To meet these goals:

  1. Add Iowa-related profiles, checking for existing profiles to avoid duplication. If any duplicate profiles exist, request merges, starting with the oldest generation.
  2. If profiles were loaded by GEDCOM, use WikiTree Styles and Standards to clean up residue and broken links.
  3. Search out original rather than derivative documentation and add sources.
  4. Write comprehensive, well-sourced biographies.
  5. Make sure profiles of all family members are correct and documented.
  6. Profiles need to be linked to the greater WikiTree. Try to find the connection.

List of Things to Do

  1. Need space pages created and developed for Iowa counties and linked to this page. Would you like to lead a county project?
  2. If you have any Iowa state resources that you are willing to do lookups, please add them to the Iowa Resources Page.
  3. If you live in Iowa, please consider adding your name to the Iowa Research Assistance page.

Ongoing List of Things to Do

  1. Cemeteries in Iowa need to be photographed and the categories added to profiles on WikiTree. See the Iowa Cemeteries Project
  2. Add profiles for those who obtained land grants and homesteaded in Iowa. See the Homesteaders Project
  3. Help develop the Native Americans Project with information about Iowa state tribes.
  4. Work on Iowa's unconnected and unsourced profiles.
  5. Add profiles for the men who died in World War I, serving from Iowa for the Iowa in the Great War project and for the Roll of Honor project.

Town and County Projects

Iowa Related Categories on WikiTree

Related Projects and Pages on WikiTree

Online Publications

=== Resources ===

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