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As the early pioneers moved from the industrial areas of the east
through Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana and Illinois, and crossed the
mighty Mississippi River on Iowa's eastern border, many settled on
the rich farmland of what is now Iowa. Some stayed in Iowa for the
remainder of their lives while others moved on to the promised
riches of the western lands. Perhaps your ancestors were among
those who made their home in Iowa for a little while or for a long
while, as mine did.
Even if they stayed in Iowa for only a short stay, your ancestors
perhaps left behind records which will provide a look into their lives.
If you need help finding those often elusive records, I can help.
Sometimes a single record will reveal information that has been
hidden for years. I remember the person who had searched for
many years for anything that would link two families. A letter held in
a personal collection by the small local library held the proof. What a
I specialize in Iowa research, but am not limited to Iowa or the
greater Midwest. Iowa's settlers immigrated to this rolling fertile land
between the Mighty Mississippi and the Wide Missouri from nearly
every country of the world.
Let's work together to discover and document your heritage.
Click on Contact Me for a discussion of Research Fees.
Research Services Available:
- Full family heritage compilations
- Single document retrieval
- Legal document interpretation
- Examination of family lore theories and claims
- Lost heirs search
- Heir documentation for estate proceedings
Donna L. Cooper
3663 Grand Avenue, Unit 607
Des Moines, Iowa 50312
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