Iowa Genealogy Crash Course

Find Your Hawkeye State Ancestors

Although Iowa draws its name from the Ioway tribe of American Indians, it was also a home to natives of the New France colony, as well as farmers that formed the Corn Belt. Whether you are descended from European explorers or have roots in the post-Louisana Purchase rush, this webinar on Iowa genealogy by Diana Crisman Smith and Gary Smith will answer all your questions about Hawkeye State heritage. This webinar comes with two free downloads: a copy of our Iowa State Guide and the article Good Deeds: A Beginner’s Guide to Land Records.

Date: Tuesday, Oct. 30

Starting Time: 7pm EST/6pm CST/5pm MST/4pm PST

Presenter: Diana Crisman Smith and Gary Smith

Duration: 1 hour

Price: $49.99 ($39.99 early bird)


•      Basic Iowa history, from early French exploration to agricultural expansion

•      What’s available and where to find essential Iowa records

•      Strategies for tracing American Indian, French, English, Irish and other ethnic ancestors in Iowa

•      A breakdown of both Eastern and Western Iowa genealogy resources

•      Tips for how to find information on your Des Moines and Cedar Rapids ancestors

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