The state of Iowa is located in the Midwestern region of the United States. Iowa derives its name from the Indian word meaning “beautiful land.” Originally part of the Louisiana Territory it was part of both French and Spanish Louisiana. A stopping point for some migrating groups, the state hosts the largest Danish and Amish populations in the country. People also migrated into the state from the Missouri and Mississippi rivers, which border the east and west sides of the state. The state is known as “The Hawkeye State” and was admitted to the union as the 29th state on December 28, 1846.
The In-Brief Guide to Iowa Genealogy contains Factoids, Timeline, Research Strategies, Migration Routes and Motivations and many other recommended resources. This 4-page PDF guide can be used on your computer or mobile device. Written by Jennifer Holik who has more than 20 years of research and writing experience, has published 11 books, numerous articles, and educational courses. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from Missouri University of Science and Technology. In her business, Jennifer offers expert World War II, genealogical, and historical research services. She speaks on the topics of World War II research and writing, and kids genealogy in the United States and Europe. You can learn more at http://jenniferholik.com Jennifer is the author of IDG’s monthly column, “Stories from the Battlefield”.