The following links have proven to be useful tools in doing genealogy research.


Acronyms & Abbreviations: Acronyms and organizations from an earlier age.

Archaic Job Descriptions: Was your relative a "Fleshewer." Find out what that job and many others meant at this web site.

Archaic Handwriting: If you are having trouble deciphering a name, place, occupation, or other data written in old script, this site may help you find a solution. (The name in the image is "Thornton.")

Archaic Medical Terms: Did your relative die from some illness you never heard of? Try this site to find the modern medical term for their disease. 

Tombstone Birthdate Calculator

Birth date calculator: This tool comes in very handy for finding birth dates when you have tombstone data that gives date of death and years/months/days lived.
Bureau of Land Management: Find you relative's land patent application.

Iowa Genealogical and Historical Societies: This link will take you to a list of historical and genealogical societies in Iowa.

Digital Resources of the State of Iowa

Iowa Related Links: Click this link to take you to the IaGenWeb site of Iowa related genealogy links.

Libraries In Iowa: The link to the left will take you to a series of comprehensive, up-to-date lists of libraries in Iowa including specialty libraries.

National Register of Historic Places: The link at the left leads to the list of Iowa counties with properties on the National Register of Historic Places. Madison County has a significant number of private homes on the register.

Linkpendium Madison County: A comprehensive set of useful links for genealogists researching in Madison County.



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This page was created on March 29, 2005.
This page was last updated Wednesday, 27-Sep-2023 21:46:09 CDT .