Let us help you discover your family history!

History’s Mysteries LLC is a researching firm setting out to uncover answers to your inquiries about history in Northeast Iowa. Our expertise lies in the research of Iowa real estate and cemeteries as well as other areas of genealogical and ephemera research.

We are currently working on our certification through the Board for Certification of Genealogists. Applicants for BCG must demonstrate The Genealogical Proof Standard which can be seen here.

We are currently accepting new clients.

Our Services

We offer a variety of historical services to help to find and preserve history and genealogy in your life.

Our Services Include:
Genealogy research; we cover Northeast Iowa, central to the Waterloo area. We specialize in land records and cemetery research. We have a wealth of information at our fingertips, both online and at various repositories.

Cemetery preservation, including stone repair, straightening and cleaning of markers using appropriate methods.  

Photographic scanning and retouching.

Genealogy training and programs.

Other Services Available:

Deciphering old handwritten records.

Consultations about how to solve research problems.

Translating documents from German or Swedish into English.

Genealogy instruction and programs.

Finding missing relatives or heirs.

We do ask for a $50 retainer before the preliminary research plan is presented. This preliminary plan will review your contact information, the questions we will try to answer for you, an initial search of pertinent information readily  accessible, potential sources and repositories we will utilize and the suggested steps of research. Once we present this information to you, we will have you sign an agreement allowing us to conduct the stated research plan and complete your requested project for the number of hours you have authorized. Upon completion of the research and report, we will present you with a copy of your report, detailing our findings and suggestions for future research, if it would be beneficial.