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The Story County Genealogical Society has helped purchase many genealogy titles for the Ames Public Library. Click to see those added in the last five years.
Subscription Sites Available at the Family History Centers:
Ames Public Library Has a special Iowa section which includes the genealogy collection. Has city directories for Ames and Story County. Provides access to HeritageQuest Online and Persi. Also has a subscription to Family Tree Magazine and Internet Genealogy. The Ames Public Library has a complete set of city directories from 1950 and some earlier years. There is a complete set of Ames telephone directories. and local newspapers are available on microfilm. (Later issues have been indexed.) You'll also find a set of yearbooks from Ames High School. **Ancesty.com Library Edition (FREE) is available at the Ames Public Library.**
The Ames Public Library is also home to the Farwell T. Brown Photographic Archive, a collection of original photographs, postcards, advertisements, and news articles which chronicle the history of Ames, Iowa. This collection, searchable by keyword, can be viewed online.
Iowa Genealogical Society A great source with information on Iowa cemeteries, county histories, census records.
State Historical Society of Iowa Has collections in Des Moines (including the State Archives) and in Iowa City. Excellent source for microfilmed Iowa newspapers as well as federal and state census. Recently added: microfilmed records of counties in Iowa. Find more in the catalog.
WorldCat Find items in libraries near you. WorldCat connects you to the collections of more than 10,000 libraries worldwide.
Google Books Search for any type of book. Many are full text, some are limited view.
Story County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 692
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Nevada Public Library (Nevada, Iowa) has a collection of obituaries from many newspapers in Story County. They also have a collection of probate records.
The Library of Congress has a wealth of information including access to search and display catalog records for the over 12 million books and other items in the collections of the Library of Congress.
There are also links to other library catalogs, copyright, and historical information.
The National Archives of the United States has a webpage especially for beginning your genealogy research.
Project Gutenberg contains the full-text of thousand of titles in the public domain. Good source for history information if you are researching the life and times of your ancestors. Also Has some books in electronic format which may be downloaded.
Allen County Public Library includes a renown collection of all things genealogical! Start with this website and explore from there.
25,000 (and growing) digitized historical books are available at FamilySearch.org. (Click Search and then Historical Books.) This collection contains family, county, town and society histories. There is an "every word" search which links to digital images of the original publication. This site is undergoing tremendous changes. Some digitized documents are available at the Beta Family Search site.
Photo courtesy of Agneta Östemar.
Kungsängslilja flower in a field called Kungsängen very near Uppsala. Sweden.