Are wills documents of record in Iowa and are they available for genealogy tracking?

I have an interest in a great-aunt who died in Ames Iowa in 1948. I recently learned that she bequethed some of her paintings and would like to find out what might be listed. Does the state or county keep these records in any form?

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    2 Responses to “Are wills documents of record in Iowa and are they available for genealogy tracking?”

    1. sshsearching Says:

      Story County, Iowa where Ames is located has an index of the will books online to 1970. I included the website below. It also lists where to write to to obtain a copy and how much it costs. This particular genealogy website appears to be updated rather often, so I believe this information is likely to be correct.

    2. GenevievesMom Says:

      These are public record. You can get a copy of it from the Clerk of the Probate Court in the county where it was filed.