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State Historical Society of Iowa Press Release

For immediate release November 15, 2010

Contact: Jeff Morgan, Jeff.Morgan@iowa.gov, (515) 281-3858

State Historical Library explores county records research

Historical Discovery Discussions talk set for Saturday

(DES MOINES) – The State Historical Library will explore County Records as research materials during its next “Historical Discovery Discussions” lecture series Saturday.

Historical Discovery Discussions will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the State Historical Library & Archives Reading Room, State Historical Building, 600 E. Locust Street in Des Moines. The event is free and open to the public. Call Susan Jellinger at 515-281-6200 to RSVP. Space is limited to 10 participants.

Jellinger will focus on the depth of research materials available in the State Historical Society of Iowa’s collection of County Records, including basic birth, death and marriage records, and microfilmed collections of church histories and records.

Historical Discovery Discussions will be held monthly (except for December) through April 2011. Visit www.iowahistory.org for more information.

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The State Historical Society of Iowa is a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, and is a trustee of Iowa's historical legacy and an advocate for understanding Iowa's past. It identifies, records, collects, preserves, manages and provides access to Iowa's historical resources. Its dual mission of preservation and education serves Iowans of all ages, conducts and stimulates research, disseminates information, and encourages and supports historical preservation and education efforts of others throughout the state. Visit www.iowahistory.org or call 515-281-5111 for more information.

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