Story County Genealogy Resources

This is not a complete list.  There are also church anniversary books, centennial books, and other topical items.
The sources we check are those that are pertinent to what the requester is searching.  (Searching is limited to locations in Story County, Iowa.)

Some resources we can search on-site:

    Microfilmed copy of the Ames newspapers.  These date from Jan. 1877 to the present (some issues are missing).
    Ames High alumni directory : 1878-2001.

    Ames City directories; 1899 to the present.  (Scattered coverage of some years.)

    Ames High School Spirit (yearbook, from 1912, some years missing)

    Ames telephone directory, (from 1916, some years missing)

    Probate files in Story County (up to about 1941)

    Microfilmed death records (to 1941)

    Story County Grave Marker Inscriptions, v. 1-14
(Weather and other conditions permitting, arrangements can be negotiated to photograph a tombstone in Story County.  Some limitations may apply.)