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== What Do I Do Next? ==
=== I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===*Search for marriage records and use the information to search other records such as birth and census records*If children are involved use their ages to get estimated birth dates and search for their birth records and find the family in census records*Use the residence to find land records *The witnesses may be relatives*Continue to search the marriage records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the bride and groom who may have married in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify=== I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now? ===*Check for variant spellings of the surnames *Search for the marriage record *Check for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records *Search the indexes and records of nearby counties
=== Research Helps ===
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of [[Iowa, United States Genealogy|Iowa]].
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