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Alice Hoyt Veen, CG℠

Prairie Roots Research

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Alice Hoyt Veen, Certified Genealogist (SM, is the founder of Prairie Roots Research, providing professional genealogical and historical research services to clients who seek superior research solutions. She specializes in solving genealogical "brick walls." A dedicated genealogist for more than thirty years, Alice is a graduate of the NGS's American Genealogy: A Basic Course, and is currently pursuing BCG certification. She has served as editor of the Iowa Genealogical Society's monthly eNews and bimonthly newsletters. She holds a B.S. degree from Iowa State University. Research Specialties: All Iowa and Midwestern records, including state and federal census, land, probate & court records, vital records, church & cemetery records, military, newspapers, LDS research, and lineage society applications. Alice travels throughout Iowa and surrounding states to conduct a personalized search of often-overlooked local resources in addition to utilizing the extensive collections of the Iowa State Archives and other research libraries in Des Moines. She photographs cemetery gravesites and other sites of historical interest upon request.

Service Description:
GENEALOGICAL & HISTORICAL RESEARCH: Specializing in Iowa and Midwestern research, including state & federal census, vital records, military, wills & probates, land records, tax & voter rolls, church records, cemeteries, lineage applications and local histories. WRITING SERVICES: compilations, reports, genealogical & historical narratives, and editing. Alice is thoroughly skilled in compiling multi-generational genealogies, presenting a family's unique story in historical context. CONSULTING & PROJECT PLANNING: Alice organizes memorabilia, documents, photos, etc., and assists in project planning.

Professional Credentials:

Academic Degrees:
B.S. Iowa State University (Horticulture)

Research Specialty:
Civil War ; Colonial ; Federal Records ; Land Platting ; Land Records ; Latter-Day Saints (Mormon) ; Lineage Societies ; Migration ; Military ; Naturalization ; Railroads ; Court Records

Time Period Specialty:
19th Century

Geographic Specialty:
IL ; IN ; IA ; KS ; MN ; MO ; NE ; OH ; New England ; Midwest

Service Categories:
Archivist ; Editor ; Historian ; Project Management ; Author/Writer ; Oral History/Interview

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14998 Odessa Pl.
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(515) 491-9625
(515) 676-2100
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