Several years ago my Mother-in-Law started helping me research the genealogy of my mother, Judith Margaret Clark Stephens. Three years later we have a database with over 5000 identified ancestors and a book that's over an inch thick with hundreds of old photos. I gave the book to my mother last July for her 83rd birthday.
But genealogy projects don't end - there's always holes to be filled in! And as I'm retiring in a few months, Virginia suggested that we go after some of those holes.....
Soon a plan formulated and we decided to take 3 weeks in June and go to Iowa, specifically Fairfield, Iowa City and Burllington with possible other stops in Pella and Alton.
This blog will be the travel log of searching those ancestral trails through Iowa.