What are you researching?
Trying to find a Person or a Business?
- Use our Directories
- Use the Story County Genweb Surname Search
- Plat & TAM Maps of Story County sometimes include rural directories
- Try the digitized Ames Tribune newspaper
- City of Ames Cemetery Search (Ames Municipal & Ontario Cemeteries)
- Check our WWII Story County Veterans Database
- Search our 7,000 page website
Want to know more about a House or Building?
- Start at the City Assessor- don’t forget to click on “View Historic Property Card”
- Sanborn Maps show houses, garages and other structures
- Researching an old property? The street name may have changed - check out our list here
- Do you own the property? Check your Abstract. The Abstract records only when the land was sold, not when houses were built.
- Use our directories - type the address or street into the search box
- Search the address or owner on the digitized Ames Tribune newspaper