Currently researching the Givens family in Iowa in the late 1800's. My g,grandfather William GIVENS is said to have immagrated from Scotland to Nova Scotia to Iowa. My grandfather Walter C. GIVENS was born in Dec 1890 as the youngest of 5 children. His birth place is said to be St. James, IA. So far I have only been able to find a James, IA. Walter's birthdate is the earliest solid date that I have.
I very new to this hobby and still trying to set a research strategy. Any pointers would be much appreciated.