Ancestry.com. Guthrie and Adair Counties, Iowa History [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.Original data: History of Guthrie and Adair Counties, Iowa. Springfield, IL, USA: Continental Historical, 1884.
This database contains a history of Guthrie and Adair Counties, located in southwestern Iowa. This history includes sketches of the towns, villages, and townships located in these counties, portraits of prominent individuals, biographies of old settlers and representative citizens, and information covering educational, civil, military, and political history. This work also contains a brief history of the state of Iowa including accounts of the pre-historic races, and a review of the state's civil, political, and military history. Historical works can be wonderful sources for supplementing family history research because they provide information on the time and place in which our ancestors lived.