If this is your first visit to the boards, please follow the
basic instructions listed below:
1) All queries and surnames must have a Linn County, Iowa connection.
Queries should contain only one surname [or two when including a spouse]. Your
first line will encourage or discourage a response. Try to say something about your
search. Common surnames without detail draw NO responses. However, if you were
asking about an Emma Jane Osborne, you might gain some real attention.
3) A formula for a good query to stand up and be noticed:
a. Full name with surname in CAPITAL Letters
frame or dates of specific events
c. Location family was in or resided in the
4) Because of privacy issues,
queries which involve people who may still be
alive CAN NOT be posted on IAGenWeb Project pages and will be removed.