Project: Iowa

Categories: Iowa | Iowa Project | 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

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:

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  • Project Leaders:
  • Coordinators: Would you like to help us?
  • Answer our G2G welcome post to join the Iowa project and get a badge.
  • Add Iowa to your followed tags.
  • We use G2G for communication.
  • Here is the Iowa project's Suggestion List. Working on these is a great way to contribute.
  • Look at one of the Iowa project's example profiles to see what we hope for in profiles that are part of our project. Other excellent examples from our project and others can be found in the Examples Gallery.

For a full list of participants in the United States Project, see the badge report.

Please see our list of goals and tasks below for ways you can help.


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

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

This above 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. The following sticker might be used in that circumstance, placing it below the Biography Header:

Iowa Sticker Directions
Deceased persons {{Iowa Sticker}}
... ... ... was an Iowan.
Living Persons {{Iowa Sticker|living=y}}
... ... ... is an Iowan.


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 Iowa Research Assistance to your Wikitree profile 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. Create new profiles for people of Iowa who are documented in a family member's profile, but might not have their own profiles yet. See Needs Profiles Created
  6. Work on Suggestions for profiles from Iowa, as reported by the Data Doctors Project.
  7. Add profiles for the men who died in World War I, serving from Iowa in the Great War project and for the Roll of Honor project.

Town and County Projects

Related Iowa Categories on WikiTree

Related Projects and Pages on WikiTree

Online Publications


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