About Us

We travel 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/repositories located in Des Moines.

Prairie Roots research provides thoroughly documented compilations, reports, genealogical and historical narratives, and manuscript editing services. It is our pleasure to assist clients in compiling family histories over several generations, placing a family's story into historical context and committing that story to print for the benefit of future generations.

Need a simple record search? We are happy to conduct a simple search for you. This service is for those clients who know exactly what resource they need to search, but who are not able to access the records personally.

At Prairie Roots Research we are dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of scholarship and ethics. We carefully adhere to the Genealogiclal Proof Standard and the Genealogists' Code of Ethics as published by the Association of Professional Genealogists.

Business size

1-10 employees


Commercial presence