If you are a reader of this blog, you know that I have been researching and searching for records in Iowa.  The main county of interest has been Woodbury County.  However, there are several places in Woodbury for which I have been researching, and also at least one other county in Iowa.

Before researching the Wolter and McCormick families, I had not researched much for records in Iowa. So, the first thing I did was to go to the FamilySearch wiki page for Iowa – https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Iowa,_United_States_Genealogy .  Then, when I determined that I needed to learn more about Woodbury County, I went to that wiki page – https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Woodbury_County,_Iowa_Genealogy .

You may ask, “Why did you do this?”  Well, I did this because I knew virtually nothing about researching for records in Iowa!  And, I wanted to be able to do a thorough search.  So, I used my time to learn about Iowa, and then Woodbury County, before actually searching for records.

Yes, I could have just began searching online for records.  But, having an understanding of Iowa and Woodbury County made my searching so much easier!