Follow the trail of your ancestor and fall in love with genealogical research in Iowa. First a territory and then a state, Iowa was settled by the mid-1830s. In this webinar, you will learn about the early history, settlements and geography of Iowa, along with the laws and records. Iowa is noted for their many years of state census. Those are discussed, along with examples, in the webinar.
Ruby Coleman, who resides in North Platte, Nebraska, spends a good deal of her time doing genealogical research on her families in Nebraska and the plains states, and also professionally. She has lived in Colorado, Wyoming, South Dakota, Iowa, and Nebraska. She has written articles for Ancestry, Heritage Quest, The Genealogical Helper, Family Chronicle and Internet Genealogy. For thirteen years she wrote the column, "Heritage Lines" for the North Platte Telegraph, North Platte, NE. Her books, Iowa Genealogical Records and Genealogical Research in Nebraska were published in 2014. She has presented lectures for the Family History Expo. Currently Coleman is president of the North Platte Genealogical Society and a past president of the Nebraska State Genealogical Society. Using her knowledge of Nebraska and the plain states genealogy and history, plus genealogical methodology, Coleman writes, lectures and teaches genealogy. She is a member numerous local, state and national genealogical organizations. In 2012 she was named 2011 Nebraska Genealogist of the Year by the Nebraska State Genealogical Society.