I went in search of the Jackson County Genealogical Society, hoping it would yield some new resources. Unfortunately, it turns out that they don't have a website or much information online. I was only able to find their contact information here. If anyone is involved with the Society or knows someone who is, I'd love to hear more about them.
In the mean time, check out the Iowa Genealogical Society's website. While most of their material is offline, they have resources that a non-native might be interested in. There's an option to hire research in their library at $25/hr. They've produced detailed research guides for each county, tracing its history and more. And for the readers among us, you can purchase detailed county histories. Have fun!