National Archives: Genealogists/Family Historians
These archives are a great starting place for genealogical research. Here you can find:
  • Databases of family trees
  • How-to tips for beginners and experts
  • Links to primary sources worldwide
National Archives: State Archives
Genealogists may need to get information from state archives and historical societies. Here is contact information as of January 2006

Cyndi’s List
This categorized and cross-referenced index to genealogical resources on the Internet has more than 261,000 links for family history (as of September 1, 2006).

Repository of Primary Sources
This listing of over 5,000 websites has sources describing holdings of manuscripts, archives, rare books, historical photographs, and other primary sources for the research scholar.

Iowa Genealogical Society (IGS)
IGS is a non-profit organization whose mission is to create and foster an interest in genealogy and to aid others in researching their family history. IGS was founded in 1965 by a small group of dedicated genealogists who met in members' houses and carried the original collection in an orange crate. Today, there are more than 3,000 members worldwide and the book collection alone spans the length of over 5 football fields.

State Historical Society of Iowa
The State Historical Society is the main repository of Iowa historical and genealogical information.

Society of American Archivists
This webpage shows organizations, associations and groups related to or of interest to the archival profession.

Family Search
Use the Family Search website to search records for your ancestors.

Plymouth County Newspapers Online
This is an online archive of the Akron Hometowner and the Le Mars Daily Sentinel, Globe Post and other old Le Mars weekly and daily papers. Please call the library for a username and password.