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A collection of materials for both genealogical hobbyists and professionals. Researchers can use it to find their ancestors, trace their paths across America, and learn what life was like in the areas where they settled. Use the Federal Census from 1790-1930, search from over 22,000 books, search an index to over 2 million genealogy articles, search Revolutionary War documents, search the Freedman's Bank for African-Americans, and the U.S. Serial Set.
Digital Sanborn Maps: In-Library » in-library use only
Digital Sanborn Maps for Iowa » home use
Digital Sanborn fire insurance maps are a very useful tool for local historians, demographers, city planners, genealogists, and anyone studying the history of an urban area. The maps were developed by the Sanborn Company in the latter part of the 19th century for the purpose of showing fire hazards for each building in a town. Maps cover over 360 Iowa towns from the 1870's to the 1920's.