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LOCAL HISTORY RESOURCES

FOUND IN IOWA LIBRARIES

The information in this list of local history resources was gathered during 1997 and

1998 by the Local History Roundtable of the Iowa Library Association. We have found that

there is a vast array of local history resources to be found in local public and other libraries,

some of it of quite a surprising nature. We hope that by this list, we will help to make the

research of historians, genealogists, and others interested in Iowa’s past a bit easier.

In 1997 the Local History Roundtable distributed questionnaires to over 500 libraries

around the state, asking the librarians to describe their local history materials. Over half of

them responded, and it is these responses which are the basis of this list. Our primary

concern was to canvass public libraries, and therefore local historical and genealogical

societies were not queried, even though many of them have valuable libraries. The only two

historical society libraries included are the Iowa City and Des Moines libraries of the State

Historical Society. Although some academic libraries are included in this list, we did not

particularly target them. We do not pretend to have prepared a comprehensive list of all

historical resources in the libraries of Iowa, but we do hope that this will assist those doing

historical and genealogical research in Iowa.

The Roundtable would like to thank the many librarians around the state who took the

time and expended the often considerable effort to provide us with the information which we

herewith present to you, the researcher.

ADAIR COUNTY

Greenfield Public Library

P.O. Box 328

215 South First

Greenfield, IA 50849

(515) 743-6120 (phone)

greenpl@mddc.com

Microforms and print functions: yes

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

County atlases

Plat maps of county

Telephone books of town

County histories of other counties

Federal census for county: (1860-1920)

State census for county: (1856-1915)

Newspapers:

Adair County Free Press (current year)

(no index)

Vital Statistics resources:

Birth records for county

Death records for county


Marriage records for county

Cemetery records for county

Probate records for county

Cemetery records for town

Special resource:

Photograph collections

Family histories

A collection of 20 scrapbooks dating back to 1918 and going to the fifties. These were put together by local

individuals interested in local news of the day. They include the following: obituaries, weddings,

anniversaries, WWII clippings. Some are indexed.

ADAMS COUNTY

Corning Public Library

603 Ninth Street

Corning, IA, 50841

(515) 322-3866 (phone)

(515) 322-3491 (fax)

cornpl@mddc.com

Microforms and print functions: yes

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

Plat maps of county

Telephone books of town

Federal census for county: (1860-1920)

State census for county: (1856, 1885-1925)

Newspapers:

Adams County Free Press (May 4, 1893-Dec. 31, 1987) film

Adams County Free Press (Jan. 1, 1988 to present) print only)

(no index )

Vital statistics resources:

Birth records for county

Death records for county

Cemetery records for county

ALLAMAKEE COUNTY

Robey Memorial Library

401 First Avenue N. W.

Waukon, IA, 52172

(319) 568-4424 (phone)

(319) 568-4424 (fax)

robeylib@ptel.net

Microforms and print functions: no

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES

Local histories

County histories of county

County atlases

Plat maps of county

Telephone books of town

County histories of other counties

County atlases of other counties

Plat maps of other counties

Telephone books of other towns


Federal census for county: 1850

Newspapers (hard copy)

Allamakee Journal (last few months)

North Iowa Times (last few months)

Waukon Standard (last few months)

(no indexes)

Vital statistics resources:

Cemetery records for county

Special resources:

Photograph collections

Family histories

Cemetery records for town

Oral history collections (audio and video)

APPANOOSE COUNTY

Drake Free Public Library

115 Drake Avenue

Centerville, IA 52544

(515) 856-6676 (phone)

(515) 856-6135 (fax)

drkpblib@se-iowa-net

Microforms and print functions: yes

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

Plat maps of county

City directories of town

Telephone books of town

County histories of other counties

Telephone books of other towns

Federal census for county: (1850-1920)

State census for county: (1856, 1885, 1895, 1905, 1915, 1925)

State census for Davis County: 1856, 1885, 1895

State census for Lee County: 1856, 1885, 1895

State census for Van Buren County: 1856, 1885, 1895

Newspapers: (some incomplete; all on film)

Appanoose Co. Chieftain (July 11, 1861)

Centerville Loyal Citizen (July 27, 1864, Aug. 8, 1866-May 8, 1867)

Centerville Weekly Citizen (Nov. 5, 1870-July 11, 1873)

Appanoose Times (Jan. 6, 1881-June 28, 1882)

Centerville Iowegian (April 7, 1883-Dec., 1995, Jan 1996 to present)

Centerville Journal (April 4, 1883-Dec. 30, 1922)

Centerville Citizen (Mar. 28, 1883-April 25, 1900)

Appanoose Iowegian (April 1, 1886-Dec. 31, 1895)

Centerville Daily Citizen (Jan. 2, 1895-May 31, 1916)

Southern Iowa American (July 26, 1906-July 27, 1926)

Semi-Weekly Iowegian (Jan. 2, 1903-Dec. 19, 1919)

(no index)

Vital statistics resources:

Birth records for county

Death records for county

Marriage records for county

Cemetery records for county

Obituary collection for county

Probate records for county


Vital records for other counties:

Lucas Co., IA, cemetery; Putnam Co., Mo. early marriages; Davis Co. , IA some cemeteries, early

marriages, birth and death; Wayne Co., IA. early marriages, cemetery; Mills Co., IA. cemetery; Madison

Co., IA. marriages 1849-1880; Monroe Co., IA. marriages 1845-1873; Monona Co., IA marriages 1856-

1880; Calhoun Co., IA marriages 1856-1884.

Special resources:

Family histories

Oral histories (transcripts)

AUDUBON COUNTY

Audubon Public Library

401 North Park

Audubon, IA 50025

(712) 563-3301 (phone)

(712) 563-2580 (fax)

audubo00@iren.net

Microforms and print functions: yes

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

Plat maps of county

Telephone books of town

County histories of other counties

Newspapers:

Audubon Advocate (1920-present) (print)

Audubon Advocate (1/6/1881-3/24/1955) (film)

(no index)

Vital statistics resources:

Birth records for county (1880-1928)

Death records for county (1897-1927)

Marriage records for county (1868-1940)

Obituary collection for county (some)

Naturalization records (1880-1930’s)

Divorces (1907-1984)

Wills (1885-1941)

Tax Ledger (1873-1881)

Tax Sale Register (1881-1940)

Special resources:

Some family histories

BENTON COUNTY

Blairstown Public Library

P.O. Box 187

303 Locust St. NW

Blairstown, IA 52209

(319) 454-6497 (phone and fax)

btown@netins.net

Microforms and print functions: film, but no printer

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county


County atlas

Plat maps of county

Telephone books of town

County histories of other counties

County atlases of other counties

(Adair Co. 1901, Blackhawk Co. 1910)

Federal census of county: (1850-1920)

State census of county: (1856, 1885-1925)

Newspapers: (all on film)

Blairstown Press (Mar. 1, 1918-Apr. 4, 1969; Apr. 15, 1976-Jan. 5, 1983; Oct. 12, 1983-May 8, 1985).

Blairstown South Benton Star Press (Feb. 13, 1969-June 27, 1990)

Belle Plaine Transcript-Union (sketchy holdings between Dec. 13, 1866-Aug. 1874)

Belle Plaine Lever (sketchy holdings between Feb. 6, 1895-Dec. 24, 1896)

Belle Plaine Independent (Mar. 21, 1883-May 12,, 1886)

Belle Plaine Union (July 17, 1897-Sept. 12, 1940; sketchy holdings before May 16, 1906)

Keystone Bulletin (June 20, 1912-Sept. 9, 1937)

Van Horne Record (Jan. 5, 1917-Dec. 29, 1921)

Benton County Star (Norway) (Jan. 4, 1952-Feb. 6, 1969)

Vinton Eagle (Jan. 10, 1855-Feb. 25, 1926)

Benton County Democrat (Oct. 2, 1856 Vol I through Vol. III)

Benton County Herald (Sept. 13, 1878-June 30, 1885)

Urbana Monitor (Mar. 19, 1897-Sept. 30, 1898)

The Peoples Journal (1869-1871)

Benton County Times (June 7, 1888-July 31, 1914)

Cedar Valley Times (Nov. 8, 1915-Oct. 11, 1929)

(no indexes)

Vital statistics resources:

Birth records for county: 1880-1898

Death records for county: 1880-1909

Marriage records for county (index for

1852-1910, record 1880-1910)

Cemetery records for town

Special resources;

St. Martin’s Church records

Des Moines Camp Dodge enlistment index

Scrapbooks of local history

Photograph collections

Family histories

Schroeder Public Library

P. O. Box 147

93 Main

Keystone, IA 52249

(319) 442-3329 (phone)

(319) 442-3327 (fax)

Keystonepl@netins.net

Microforms and print functions: film, but no printer

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories

Plat maps of county

City directories of town

Telephone books of town

Newspapers:

Keystone Bulletin (1911-1937) (film)


(no index)

Vital statistics resources:

Cemetery records for town

Obituary collection for town

Special resources:

Family histories

Vinton Public Library

510 Second Avenue

Vinton, IA 52349

(319) 472-4208 (phone)

(319) 472-2548 (fax)

Vinton.Library@www.mebbs.com

Microforms and print functions: yes

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

Plat maps of county

Federal census for county: (1850-1920)

State census for county: (1856, 1885-1925)

Newspapers:

Vinton Eagle (1855-1920) (print and film)

Cedar Valley Times (1916-1983) (film)

(1974-present) (print)

Benton County Times (1888-1915) (film)

(no index)

BLACK HAWK COUNTY

Cedar Falls Public Library

524 Main

Cedar Falls, IA 50613

(319) 273-8643 (phone)

(319) 273-8648 (fax)

cfplref1@iren.net

Microforms and print functions: yes

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

County atlas

Plat maps of county

City directories of town

County histories of other counties

Plat maps of other counties

City directories of Waterloo

Telephone books of other towns

Newspapers:

Cedar Falls Gazette (1860-1903, 1910-1912) film

Cedar Falls Record (1922-1983) film

Cedar Falls Sun (Aug. 17, 1983-Nov. 10, 1984) film

Cedar Falls Citizen (Dec. 1984-Mar. 3, 1987) film


(no index)

Hudson Public Library

P. O. Box 480

329 Fifth Street

Hudson, IA 50643

(319) 988-4217 (phone)

(319) 988-3118

hs10097@cedarnet.org

Microforms and print functions: no

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

County atlas

Telephone books of other towns

County histories of other counties

Plat maps of county

Telephone books of town

Newspapers:

Hudson Herald (1968-present) print

Vital statistics resources:

Cemetery records for town

Special resources:

Photograph collections

Family histories

Oral history collections (1 video)

Hans Chryst Archival Library

Grout Museum of History & Science

503 South Street

Waterloo, IA 50701

(319) 234-6357 (phone)

(319) 236-0500 (fax)

grout@cedarnet.org

Microforms and print functions: no

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

County atlas

Plat maps of county

City directories of town

Telephone books of town

County histories of other counties

County atlases of other counties

Plat maps of other counties

Federal census for county: (1850, 1860)

The library has census information for states east of Iowa reflecting the migration of people who eventually

settled in this area.

Newspapers:

Waterloo Courier (1870-1891 and 1891-1934, 1954 Centennial Edition) film

(indexed)


Vital statistics resources:

Marriage records for county (some)

Cemetery records for county

Probate records for county

Vital records for other counties (some cemetery

records)

Cemetery records for town

Special resources:

Photograph collections

Family histories

Oral history collections (audio and video)

Postcard collections

The library has a large historic photo collection, vertical files, biography files, maps, atlases, and historic

books related to the history of Black Hawk county and the area of Northeast Iowa.

Janesville Public Library

P. O. Box 328

227 Main Street

Janesville, IA 50647

(319) 987-2925 (phone and fax)

JV10100@www.cedarnet.org

Microforms and print functions: no

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

Telephone books of town

Telephone books of other towns

Vital statistics resources:

Cemetery records for town

Obituary collection for town

Special resources:

Photograph collections (limited)

Waterloo Public Library

415 Commercial Street

Waterloo, IA 50701

Family histories

(319) 291-4521 (phone)

(319) 291-6736 (fax)

w110136@www.cedarnet.org

Microforms and print functions: yes

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

County histories of county

Local histories

County atlas

Plat maps of county

City directories of town

Telephone books of town

County histories of other counties

County atlases of other counties

City directories of other towns

Telephone books of other towns

Federal census for county: (1850-1920)

State census for county: (1885, 1895, 1915, 1925)

Other census materials: 1860 Iowa mortality schedules

Newspapers:


Waterloo Courier (Nov. 29, 1859 to date) film

(index: Nov. 29, 1859-May 11, 1865 and July 1, 1974-Dec. 31, 1991) film

Vital statistics records:

Cemetery records for town

Special resources:

Photograph collections

Waterloo Public Library has an extensive collection of materials related to the five Sullivan brothers of

Waterloo. An overwhelming loss of life in one family—probably the greatest in American naval history

occurred with their deaths in World War II action in the South Pacific.

Clippings file includes information on local agribusiness firms such as John Deere and Rath Packing.

African-American local history is also documented.

Early Waterloo history is the focus of a photograph display, centered on a large 1916 wall map. Two murals

in the library, painted by Edgar Britton in 1940, are also notable as good examples of the 1930’s midwestern

style of regional art.

BOONE COUNTY

Ericson Public Library

702 Greene Street

Boone, IA 50036

(515) 432-3727 (phone)

(515) 432-3727 (fax)

cwatson@netins.net

Microforms and print functions: yes

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

County atlas

Plat maps of county

City directories of town

Federal census for county: (1850-1920)

State census for county: (1856-1925)

Vital statistics resources:

Obituary file from local paper—1880’s to present; indexed well from 1880-1920, later not as well.

Madrid Public Library

107 West Second

Madrid, IA 50156

(515) 795-3846 (phone)

(515) 795-3697 (fax)

madrid00@iren.net

Microforms and print functions: film, but no printer


COLLECTION AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

Plat maps of county

Telephone books of county

Plat maps of other counties

Newspapers:

Madrid Register News (1907-1909, 1922-1993) film

(no index)

Vital statistics resources:

Cemetery records for town

Leonard A. Good Community Library

P. O. Box 696

208 West Mulberry Street

Ogden, IA 50212

(515) 275-4550 (phone)

Microforms and print functions: yes

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories

Plat maps of county

Newspapers:

Ogden Reporter (1874-1991) film

(no index)

Vital statistics resources:

Cemetery records for county

Cemetery records for town

BREMER COUNTY

Waverly Public Library

2000 Heritage Way

Waverly, IA 50677

(319) 352-1223 (phone)

(319) 352-0872 (fax)

waverlyp@bitnet.net

Microforms and print functions: yes

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county (indexed)

County atlases

Plat maps of county

City directories of town

County histories of other counties

Federal census for county: (1850-1920)


State census for county: (1856-1925)

Newspapers:

Bremer County Independent (1881-present) film

Bremer County Phoenix (1862-1864) film

Waverly Democrat (1880-present) film

Waverly Journal (June 1932-Jan 1945) film

Waverly Phoenix (German) (1892-1924) film

(no indexes)

Special resources:

Historic photographs—mostly Waverly and some Bremer County

“Every Business That Ever Was—Pretty Much” (on computer database, indexed by business and owner)—

Waverly and Bremer County

Microfilmed church histories

Courthouse records

Cemetery records for Bremer County

Notebook of historic homes

Obituary records for 100 years--indexed

BUCHANAN COUNTY

Fairbank Public Library

P. O. Box 426

212 Main Street

Fairbank, IA 50629

(319) 635-2487 (phone)

(319) 635-2487 (fax)

fairbanklib@trxinc.com

Microforms and print functions: no

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

Telephone books of town

Telephone books of other towns

Jesup Public Library

P. O. Box 585

721 Sixth Street (319) 827-1533 (phone and fax)

Jesup, IA 50648

Microforms and print functions: film, but no printer

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

Plat maps of county

City directories of town

Telephone books of town

County histories of other counties

Plat maps of other counties

City directories of other towns

Telephone books of other towns

Federal Census for county: 1860, 1900

Other census materials: Black Hawk county census 1860 and 1900

Newspapers:


Jesup Citizen Herald (Jan. 10, 1901-Dec. 29, 1993) film

Jesup Citizen Herald (current year) print

(no index)

Vital statistics resources:

Cemetery records for county

A number of scrapbooks of newspaper clippings of weddings, obits, etc. over span of 40 years.

Winthrop Public Library

P. O. Box K

344 West Madison Street

Winthrop, IA 50682-0612

(319) 935-3374 (phone)

(319) 935-3574 (fax)

Winlib@netins.net

Microforms and print functions: no

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

Plat maps of county

Telephone books of town

Telephone books of other towns

Newspapers:

Winthrop News (Jan. 1995-present) print

(no Index)

BUENA VISTA COUNTY

Rembrandt Public Library

P. O. Box 186

Rembrandt, IA 50576

(712) 286-6801 (phone and fax)

rembrandtlib@bvu.edu

Microforms and print functions: no

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

County atlas

Plat maps of county

City directories of town

Telephone books of town

County histories of other counties

Telephone books of other towns

Newspapers:

Rembrandt Booster (1942-1969) print

(no index)

Vital statistics resources:

Obituary collection for county

Special resources:

Family histories


We keep local history scrapbook--have extensive vertical file. BV County Library Assoc. working on history

collection. When finished, copy for State Historical Society, etc.

Storm Lake Public Library

609 Cayuga Street

Storm Lake, IA 50588

(712) 732-8026 (phone)

(712) 732-7609 (fax)

S1pl@NCN.net

Microforms and print functions: yes

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories (Alta, Peterson, Sioux Rapids,

Schaller)

County histories of county

Plat maps of county

City directories of town

Telephone books of town

County histories of other counties (Kossuth,

Humboldt, Sac, Pocahontas)

Telephone books of other towns (current)

Federal census for county: 1860-1920

Newspapers:

Buena Vista Vidette (Jan. 8, 1909-Jan. 5, 1917) (film)

Storm Lake Register (June 28, 1917-Feb. 28, 1987) (film)

Storm Lake Pilot Tribune (Oct. 26, 1870-Dec. 30, 1992) (film)

Storm Lake Pilot Tribune (Jan. 1922-June 1972) (print)

Storm Lake Pilot Tribune (current three months)

Storm Lake Times (current three months)

(no index)

Vital statistics resources:

Cemetery records for county

BUTLER COUNTY

Clarksville Public Library

P. O. Box 39

103 West Green Street

Clarksville, IA 50619

(319) 278-1168 (phone and fax)

lcld@netins.net

Microforms and print functions: yes

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

County atlas

Plat maps of county

Telephone books of town

County histories of other counties

Telephone books of other towns

Newspapers:

Clarksville STAR (1873-current) (print and film)

(no index)

Vital statistics resources:


Cemetery records for county

Cemetery records for town

Obituary collection for town

Complete file records of births, marriages and obits from local paper for Clarksville from 1873-1996

Special resources:

Photograph collections

Family histories

Postcard collections

New book published by library: Rudolf Priepke columns he had published in Star from 1976-1995, stories of

community, school, families, etc. Excellent resource for town and its people.

People searching for family history, etc. are amazed at the resources in our small town library.

Greene Public Library

P. O. Box 280

231 W. Traer Street

Greene, IA 50636

(515) 823-5642 (phone)

(515) 823-4838 (fax)

grnpublic@netins.net

Microforms and print functions: yes

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

County atlas

Plat maps of county

Telephone books of town

County histories of other counties

County atlases of other counties

Plat maps of other counties

Telephone books of other towns

Greene Community School yearbooks from1922 to

present

Newspapers:

Greene Recorder (1876-1878 & 1884-1969) film

Greene Recorder (July 24, 1985-present) print

(no index)

Vital statistics resources:

Cemetery records for county

Special resources:

Oral history collections (audio)

CALHOUN COUNTY

Lake City Public Library

120 North Illinois Street

Lake City, IA 51449

(712) 464-3413 (phone and fax)

lakcit00@iren.net

Microforms and print functions: no

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county


County atlas

Plat maps of county

Telephone books of town

County histories of other counties (Crawford, Ida,

Sac)

Newspapers:

Lake City Graphic (current year only)

Rockwell City Public Library

426 Fifth Street

Rockwell City, IA 50579-1415

(712) 297-9422 ( phone and fax)

rclib@cal-net.net

Microforms and print functions: yes

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories

County atlas

Plat maps of county

City directory of town (1932)

Telephone books of town (1991+)

Federal census for county: (1860-1920)

State census for county: (1856, 1885-1925)

Newspapers:

Rockwell City Advocate (1893-July 1974) film

Manson Journal (Jan. 1922-Jan. 1949) film

Pomeroy Herald (Mar. 21, 1889-Dec. 26, 1929 (many issues lost) film

Lake City Graphic (Dec. 18, 1886-Dec. 21, 1893; May 28, 1980-Aug. 5, 1981) film

(no index)

Vital statistics resources:

Cemetery records for county

Obituary records for county

Obituary collection begins in 1970s; cemetery records are tombstone readings compiled by WPA in 1942.

Special resources:

Family histories by a few local authors

Sanborn fire insurance map for Rockwell City, 1925.

Plat maps representing decades 1880, 90, 01, 11, 20, 30, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90.

Local museum has a telephone book collection for county.

CARROLL COUNTY

Carroll Public Library

118 East Fifth Street

Carroll, IA 51401

(712) 792-3432 (phone)

(712) 792-0141 (fax)

Microforms and print functions: yes

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county


County atlas

Plat maps of county

City directories of town

Telephone books of town

County histories of other counties

Federal census for county: (1860 -1920)

State census for county: (1856, 1885, 1895)

State census: (1854, 1870, 1880)

Newspapers (on microfilm):

Carroll Herald (1870 to present)

Carroll Sentinel (May 9, 1884-Aug. 8, 1911)

Carroll Times (Jan. 4, 1906-Dec. 25, 1929)

Carroll Today (Aug. 16, 1983-Dec. 31, 1993)

Breda News (Jan. 3, 1990-Dec. 29, 1993)

Manning Monitor (Jan. 4 1990-Dec. 30, 1993)

(Index to Carroll Herald 1870-1883)

Vital statistics resources:

Cemetery records for county

Cemetery records for town

Special resources:

Family histories

Roster of Iowa Soldiers in the War of the Rebellion (film)

Camp Dodge soldier enlistment records (film)

Copies of newspaper articles on a variety of local history subjects and people.

Glidden Public Library

P. O. Box 345

131 Idaho Street

Glidden, IA 51443

(712) 659-3781 (phone only)

Microforms and print functions: film, but no printer

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

County atlas

Plat maps of county

Telephone books of town

Telephone books of other towns

Newspapers:

Glidden Graphic (1901-1993) film

(no index)

Vital statistics resources:

Cemetery records for town

CASS COUNTY

Atlantic Public Library

507 Poplar

Atlantic, IA 50022

(712) 243-5466 (phone and fax)

atllib@netins.net


Microforms and print functions: yes

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

County atlas

Plat maps of county

City directories of town

Telephone books of town

Newspapers:

Atlantic News Telegraph (1874) film

(no index)

Vital statistics resources:

Cemetery records for county

Obituary collection for county

Cemetery records for town

Obituary collection for town

Special resources:

Photograph collections

Griswold Public Library

P. O. Box 190 (712) 778-4130 (phone)

509 Main Street (712) 778-2619 (fax)

Griswold, IA 51535

Microforms and print functions: film, but no printer

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories

City directories of town

Telephone books of town

County histories of other counties

State census for county: (1925)

Newspapers:

Griswold American (1920-1996) print and microfilm

(index 1920-1996)

Vital statistics resources:

Cemetery records for town

CEDAR COUNTY

Bennett Public Library

P. O. Box 299 (319) 893-2238 (phone)

203 Main (319) 893-2398 (fax)

Bennett, IA 52721-0299

benetlib@netins.net

Microforms and print functions: no


COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

County atlas

Plat maps of county

City directories of town

Telephone books of town

County histories of other counties

County atlases of other counties

Plat maps of other towns

City directories of other towns

Telephone books of other towns

Vital statistics resources:

Obituary collection for county

Cemetery records for town

CERRO GORDO COUNTY

North Iowa Area Community College Library

500 College Drive

Mason City, IA 50401

(515) 422-4327 (phone)

(515) 422-4131 (fax)

dolekare@cheers.niacc.cc.la.us

Microforms and print functions: yes

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

City directories of town

Telephone books of town

Local histories of other towns

County histories of other towns

Newspapers:

Troy Tribune & NIACC Logos (1949 to date)

(no index)

Special resources:

Scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, and other items on the history of the college.

College catalogs, annuals date back to the 1920's.

Centennial editions for Mason City from the Globe Gazette.

CHEROKEE COUNTY

Aurelia Public Library

232 Main Street (712) 434-5330 (phone and fax)

PO Box 188

siloill@www.silo.lib.ia.us

Aurelia, IA 5l005

Microforms and print functions: film, but no printer

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

County atlas

Plat maps of county

City directories of town

Telephone books of town

County histories of other counties


Newspapers:

Aurelia Sentinel (4/12/1888-8/12/1981) film

(no index)

Special resources:

Photograph collections

Family histories

Ora l history collections

Cherokee Public Library

215 South Second Street

Cherokee, IA 51012

(712) 225-3498 (phone)

(712) 225-4964 (fax)

cherlib@ncn.net

Microforms and print functions: yes

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

County atlas

Plat maps of county

City directories of town

Telephone books of town

County histories of other counties (a few)

Federal census for county: (1870 through 1920)

State census for county: (1859, 1885 through 1925)

Other census materials: 1790 Federal census for Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, Maryland, New

Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia.

Federal 1850 census for Rock County, WI.

Federal 1870 and 1880 census for Clinton County, IA.

Newspapers: (all on film)

Cherokee Times (Oct. 24, 1873-Dec. 26, 1878; Oct. 16, 1884-Sept. 27, 1888; Sept. 15, 1904-present)

Cherokee Semi-Weekly Democrat (scattered issues from 1901-1921)

Weekly Cherokean Democrat (Dec. 26, 1888-Dec. 23, 1891)

Cherokee Weekly Times (Jan. 5, 1899-Dec. 28, 1899)

Cherokee Times Herald (Sept. 17, 1903-Sept 12, 1904)

Cherokee Democrat (scattered issues from Dec. 30, 1891-Dec. 28, 1900)

Cherokee Cyclone (Aug. 6, 1884-Oct. 29, 1884)

The Iowa Independent (Sept. 7, 1876-Sept. 22, 1876)

Cherokee Leader (Apr. 24, 1872-Sept. 14, 1876)

Weekly Cherokee (Dec. 22, 1885-Dec. 19, 1888)

Cherokee Reporter (Apr. 6, 1878-Jan. 4, 1879)

(no index)

Vital statistics resources:

Death records for county

Marriage records for county

Cemetery records for county

Special resources:

Family histories

The Cherokee Area Archives has a wealth of information about the Cherokee area. They will be located in the

library soon.


Marcus Public Library

P. O. Box 528

106 North Locust

Marcus, IA 51035

(712) 376-2328 (phone)

(712) 376-4628 (fax)

Microforms and print collections: yes

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

County atlas

Plat maps of county

Telephone books of town

Telephone books of other towns

Newspapers:

Marcus News (9/22/1910-12/30/1993) (film)

Marcus News (1/1947-12/1974; 1/1986-present) (print)

(no index)

CHICKASAW COUNTY

Upham Memorial Library

P.O. Box 281

138 West Main Street

Fredericksburg, IA 50630

(319) 237-6498 (phone)

(319) 237-5740 (fax)

fburglib@sbt.net

Microforms and print functions: No.

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

County atlases

Plat maps of county

Telephone books of town

Newspapers:

Fredericksburg News (1954-1976) (print)

(no index)

Vital statistics resources:

Cemetery records for town

Special resources:

Fredericksburg High school annuals, 1947-1980

Index of FHS graduates by class, 1897 to present

Family histories—Kottke family

New Hampton Public Library

20 West Spring Street (515) 394-2184 (phone)

New Hampton, IA 50659

(515) 394-5482 (fax)

nhpl@sbt.net


Microforms and print functions: yes

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

County atlases

Plat maps of county

Telephone books of town

County histories of other counties

Telephone books of other towns

Federal census for county: (1860-1920)

State census for county: (1856, 1885, 1895, 1915, 1925)

Newspapers on microfilm:

Broken runs of many newspapers from January 27, 1862 through December 28, 1993.

(incomplete index from 1876-1991)

Vital statistics resources:

Birth records for county

Death records for county

Marriage records for county

Cemetery records for county

Obituary collection for county

Probate records for county

Obituary collection for town

Special resources:

Family histories

Many deed, will, mortgage, probate, etc. records from 1853-1912

CLARKE COUNTY

Osceola Public Library

300 South Fillmore

Osceola, IA 50213

(515) 342-2237 phone

(515) 342-6057 fax

osceolib@pionet.net

Microforms and print functions: film, but no printer

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Plat maps of county

Telephone books of town

County histories of other counties

Plat maps of other counties

Local histories

County histories of county

County atlases

Federal census for county: (1850 ) print; (1860-1920) film

State census for county: (1856, 1885-1925) film

Census for other counties: Decatur (1856, 60, 70, 80, 1900) film; Lucas (1856) print, (1870, 1885, 1900) film;

Madison (1870, 1900) film

Newspapers:

Osceola Sentinel [since 1983 Sentinel-Tribune] (1951-current) print

Osceola Sentinel (1883-1994) film

Osceola Tribune (1951-1982) print

Osceola Tribune (1925-1982) film


Osceola Democrat (1898-1918, excepting 1915-1916) print

(no index)

Vital statistics resources:

Birth records for county (transcribed for

1880-1997)

Marriage records for county

Obituary collection for county

Cemetery records for county

Cemetery records for town

Special resources:

Family histories

Lucas, Ringgold, Warren & Madison marriages

Lucas, Warren, some Union and some Ringgold cemeteries.

We have a growing surname index card file of CCGS members' ancestors, obituary books & family history

manuscripts. We add to it regularly. We are adding scrapbooks of local history items from 1902-1920 Osceola

papers--they are indexed for marriages and deaths.

CLAY COUNTY

Kirchner-French Memorial (Peterson Public) Library

P.O. Box 203

(712) 295-6705 (phone)

101 Main Street

(712) 295-6705 (fax)

Peterson, IA 51047

Microforms and print functions: yes

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

Plat maps of county

Plat maps of other counties

County histories of other counties

Telephone books of town

Telephone books of other towns

Newspapers:

Peterson Patriot (Oct. 21,1886-Dec. 27, 1979) film

Peterson Patriot (Jan. 1995-current ) print

(no index)

Special resource:

Family histories

Peterson History books: Peterson 1856-1980;

Peterson 1983

Spencer Public Library

21 East Third Street (712) 264-7290 (phone)

Spencer, Iowa 51301

(712) 262-7468 (fax)

spencerpl@ncn.net

Microforms and print functions: yes


COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

County atlases

Plat maps of county

City directories of town

Telephone books of town

County histories of other counties

Plat maps of other counties

Telephone books of other towns

Federal census for county: (1850-1920)

State census for county: (1885, 1895, 1915, 1925)

Other census information: Special Iowa censuses : Mason City 1881; Algona 1888; Spencer 1891; N. Des

Moines 1889; Emmetsburg 1891; Villisca 1891; Carroll, Eagle Grove, Estherville, Jefferson, Tama 1892.

Newspapers:

Spencer Newspapers (Jan 1, 1880 to current) film

(no index)

Vital statistics resources:

Birth records for county

Death records for county

Marriage records for county

Cemetery records for county

Vital records for other counties: Dickinson

Probate records for county

Cemetery records for town

Special resources:

A very nice Iowa resource dept.

An extensive general genealogical collection for various states and misc. topics

CLAYTON COUNTY

Elkader Public Library

P.O. Box 310

130 North Main

Elkader, IA 52043

(319) 245-1440 (phone)

(319) 245-1440 (fax)

elkdrlib@netins.net

Microforms and print functions: film, but no printer

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

County atlases

Plat maps of county

Newspapers:

Clayton County Register (1855-1900) print and microfilm

Clayton County Register (1980-present) print

Volga City News (1917-1933) film

Guttenberg Press (1897-1902) film

Strawberry Point Press (1877-1886) film

Garnavillo Clayton County Herald (1854-1857) film

Guttenberg Mississippi Valley Register (1859-1861) film

Postville Graphic (1898-1899) film


Postville Review (1873-1902) film

North Iowa Times (McGregor) (1856-1907) film

Postville-Iowa Volks Blatt (1892-1902) film

(Index to local paper 1855-1893)

Vital statistics resources;

Cemetery records for county

Special resources:

Family histories

Garnavillo Public Library

122 Main

Garnavillo, IA 52049

(319) 964-2119 (phone)

(319) 964-2119 (fax)

garnplib@netins.net

Microforms and print functions: no

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

County atlases

Plat maps of county

City directories of town

Telephone books of town

Telephone books of other towns

Vital statistics resources:

Cemetery records for county

Cemetery records for town

Littleport Public Library

P.O. Box 58

155 W. Main Street

Littleport, IA 52055

(319) 245-2326 (phone)

littleport@mwci.net

Microforms and print functions: no

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

County atlases

City directories of town

City directories of other towns

Telephone books of other towns

Telephone books of town

Newspapers:

Clayton County Register (current) print

Vital statistics resources:

Birth records for county (some)


McGregor Public Library

P.O. Box 398

334 Main Street

McGregor, IA 52157

(319) 873-3318 (phone)

McGregorPLib@cris.com

Microforms and print functions: yes

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

County atlases

City directories of town

County histories of other counties

Plat maps of county

Telephone books of town

Telephone books of other towns

Newspapers:

North Iowa Times (Oct. 10, 1856-Nov. 29, 1865; Aug. 3, 1870-Dec. 27, 1888; June, 1897-Dec., 1910; Mar.,

1913-June, 1983) film

(no index)

Special resources:

Newspaper clippings in binders from early 1900s regarding local citizens, buildings, events. Indexed.

CLINTON COUNTY

Clinton Public Library

306 Eighth Avenue South

Clinton, IA 52732

(319) 242-8441 (phone)

(319) 242-8162 (fax)

library@sanasys.com

Microforms and print functions: yes

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

County atlases

City directories of town

County histories of many other counties

Telephone books of town

Telephone books of other towns

Plat maps of county

Federal census for county: (1850-1920)

State census for county: (1856, 1885, 1895, 1905, 1925)

We have a paper copy of the 1840 census. We have federal census for many other Iowa counties and state

census for some counties.

Newspapers (all on microfilm):

Clinton Daily Advertiser (April 1913-1927)

Clinton Age (April 1871-May 1890)

Clinton Daily Age (1891-1893)

Clinton Herald (miscellaneous holdings 1856-1870; 1871-June 1885; 1886-present.)

Clinton Herald (Every other day, 1895; January-June 1897; January-June 1898)


Clinton Herald (Saturday issues only: January 1866-September 1867)

Clinton Mirror (1896-April 1917)

Clinton Morning Age (1894-1900; July 1901-1904)

Clinton Morning News (August 1883-1885; July 1886-1887; July 1888-May 1890)

Clinton Semi-Weekly Age (1897; 1899; 1901)

Clinton Semi-Weekly Herald (September 1867-May 1869)

Clinton Tri-Weekly Herald (July-December 1899; July-December 1900)

Clinton Weekly Age (May 1890-1899; 1901)

Clinton Weekly Herald (June 1869-1870; 1884-1885; 1888-1889; 1892-1894; 1905-1907)

Clinton Weekly News (1886)

Iowa Age (April 1869-April 1871)

Lyons City Advocate (1856-1861; 1866-1873)

Lyons Clinton County Advertiser (March 1874-May 1876; April 1878-April 1881)

Lyons Mirror (June 1856-May 1858)

Lyons Weekly Mirror (June 1870-May 1884; May 1885-May 1888; May 1890-April 1892)

(working on index, have 1967-1993)

Vital statistics records:

Iowa marriages to 1850

Cemetery records for county

Cemetery records for town

Marriage records for county

Special resources:

Ship passenger lists 1800-1906

DALLAS COUNTY

Adel Public Library

820 Prairie Street

Adel, IA 50003

(515) 993-3512 (phone)

(515)993-3191 (fax)

adelpl@netins.net

Microforms and print functions: no

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

Plat maps of county

Plat maps of other counties

Newspapers:

Da llas County News (1976-present) print

(no index)

Vital statistics resources:

Cemetery records for town

Special resources:

Photograph collections

Family histories

Scrapbooks from Dallas County News on Adel, 1949-1958

Roy R. Estle Memorial Library


P.O. Box 521

1308 Walnut Street

Dallas Center, IA 50063

(515) 992-3185 (phone)

(515) 992-4929 (fax)

rrestle@netins.net

Microforms and print functions: film, but no printer

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

Plat maps of county

Federal census for county: (1850-1920)

State census for county: (1856, 1885, 1895, 1925)

Newspapers:

Dallas County News (April 1877-February 1961) film; current years in hard copy (indexed)

Dallas Center newspapers (various titles) from December 1876-1987 (film) (indexed)

Redfield Review (May 1904-August 1941) (film) (indexed)

Perry Advertiser (January 1886-June 1916) (film)

There is a card catalog abstract of births/deaths/marriages for most of the above listed newspapers.

Card catalog abstract for Perry Advertiser is available in Perry.

Vital statistics resources:

Birth records for county Probate records for county (1860-1990)

Death records for county Marriage records for county (1847-1920)

Cemetery records for county Wills (1881-1910)

Obituary collection for county

Cemetery records for town

Obituary collection for town

Vital records for other counties nearby

Special resources:

Family histories

Perry Public Library

1101 Willis Avenue

Perry, IA 50220-1649

(515) 465-3569 (phone)

(515) 465-9881 (fax)

Perry00@iren.net

Microforms and print functions: film, but no printer

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

Plat maps of county

City directories of town

Telephone books of town

Plat maps of other counties

Telephone books of other towns

Federal census for county: (1860-1920)

State census for county: (1885, 1895, 1905, 1925)

Newspapers:

Perry Chief (1983-present) print


Dallas County News (1989-present) print

(no index)

Vital statistics resources:

Cemetery records for town

Cemetery records for county

DAVIS COUNTY

Bloomfield Public Library

104 North Columbia Street

Bloomfield, IA 52537

(525) 664-2209 (phone)

(515) 664-2209 (fax)

Microforms and print functions: yes

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

County atlases

City directories of town

Plat maps of county

County histories of other counties

Federal census for county: (1850-1920)

State census for county: (1856, 1885, 1895, 1905, 1915, 1925)

Also, 1790 First U. S. Census

1850 Clay County, Indiana census

Newspapers:

Bloomfield Democrat (1854-1927) film

Republican (1876-1982) film

(no index)

Vital statistics resources:

Birth records for county

Death records for county

Marriage records for county

Cemetery records for county

Obituary collection for county

Probate records for county

Cemetery records for town

Obituary collection for town

Special resources:

Family histories

DECATUR COUNTY

Leon Public Library

200 West First Street

Leon, IA 50144

(515) 446-6332 (phone)

(515) 446-3746 (fax)

leonpl@netins.net

Microforms and print functions: film, but no printer

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county


Plat maps of county

Federal census for county: (1850-1920)

State census for county: (1856, 1915)

Telephone books of town

Newspapers:

Decatur Journal (1883-1921) film

(no index)

Vital statistics resources:

Cemetery records for county

Obituary collection for county

(1978-present)

Cemetery records for town

Obituary collection for town

Special resources:

Family histories

A number of scrapbooks of newspaper articles from the Leon Journal-Reporter

DELAWARE COUNTY

Colesburg Public Library

Main Street

Colesburg, IA 52035

(319) 856-5800 (phone)

(319) 856-5800 (fax)

Microforms and print functions: yes

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Newspapers:

Manchester Press (June 16, 1871-June 4, 1875; September 30, 1897-January 5, 1900; January 7, 1904-August

9, 1906; January 7, 1909-August 10, 1911) film

Edgewood Journal (September 2, 1915-July 18, 1918) (film)

Greeley Home Press (January 5, 1922-October 7, 1926) (film)

Vital statistics resources:

Cemetery records for county

Cemetery records for town

Marriage records 1842-1928 (indexed)

Birth records 1880-1929 (indexed)

Will records 1855-1925 (indexed)

Death records 1906-1920 (some indexing)

Divorce records 1921-1929 (no index)

Church records

Special resources:

Family histories

Ruth Suckow Memorial Library

P. O. Box 189

138 Northern Avenue

Earlville, IA 52041-0189

(319) 923-5235 (phone)

rslibrary@mwci.net

Microforms and print functions: no

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:


Local histories

County histories of county

Telephone books of town

Telephone books of other towns

Newspapers:

Earlville Review (1926-1929; 1930-1937 scattered issues) print

(no index)

Hopkinton Public Library

P.O. Box 220

Main Street

Hopkinton, IA 52237

(319) 926-2514 (phone)

hopkintonlib@mwci.net

Microforms and print functions: no

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

Telephone books of town

Telephone books of other towns

Federal census for county: (1850)

Newspapers:

Delaware County Leader (1980-1984; 1992-1996) print

Manchester Press (1992, 1995, 1996) print

(no index)

Vital statistics resources:

Marriage records for county

Cemetery records for county

Cemetery records for town

Special Resources:

Family histories

Newspaper clippings of weddings, military records, deaths.

Manchester Public Library

300 North Franklin

Manchester, IA 52057

(319) 927-3719 (phone)

(319) 927-3058 (fax)

mnchstoo@iren.net

Microforms and print functions: yes

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

County atlases

Telephone books of other towns

Plat maps of county

County histories of other counties

Federal census for county: (1860-1920)

State census for county: (1856, 1885, 1895, 1905)


Newspapers: (all on microfilm)

Manchester Democrat-Radio (1922-1978)

Delhi Monitor (1872-1887)

Hopkinton Leader (1884-1896)

Edgewood Journal (1915-1928)

Dyersville Commercial (1893-1897)

Greeley Home Press (1921-1926)

Manchester Press (1871-1995)

(no index)

Vital statistics resources:

Marriage records for county

Probate records for county

Cemetery records for town

Special resources:

Family histories

DES MOINES COUNTY

Burlington Public Library

501 North Fourth

Burlington, IA 52601

(319) 753-1647 (phone)

(319) 753-5316 (fax)

kweiss@aeal6.kl2.ia.us

Microforms and print functions: yes

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

County atlas of county

Plat maps of county

City directories of town

Telephone books of town

County histories of other counties

Plat maps of other counties

Special resources:

Federal census for county: (1850-1920) (assorted census rolls from outside Iowa)

State census for county: 1925

Federal mortality schedules for Iowa, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880

Newspapers:

Burlington Hawk Eye (September 30, 1843-present) film

Burlington Daily Gazette and Argus (April 1867-February 1871) film

Burlington Daily Gazette (March 1871-June 30, 1933) film

Des Moines Bulletin (January 1870-December 1870) film

Illinois Patriot (October 27, 1832-November 30, 1833) film

Iowa Patriot Hawk Eye (June 6, 1839-December 31, 1846) film

Burlington Weekly Telegraph (August 10, 1850-July 1857) film

Iowa State Gazette (June 2, 1837-April 10, 1859) film

Burlington Daily Globe (December 7, 1857-July 7, 1858) film

Burlington Saturday Evening Post (August 19, 1882-November 17, 1933) film

Burlington High School Purple and Gray (Assorted dates) (40 microfiche)

Des Moines County News (Current year) print

Burlington Herald (August 18, 1949-Feb 22, 1951) (microfiche)

(no indexes—one under construction)


Vital statistics resources:

Cemetery records for town Obituary collection for town (limited)

Birth records for county Probate records for county

Death records for county

Marriage records for county

Obituary collection for county (limited)

Cemetery records for county

Wills (1874-1908)

Special resources:

Family histories

Postcard collections (local sites and events)

Sanborn Fire maps (1886, 1892, 1900, 1931)

Iowa Territorial Papers

Naturalization records (1882-1906)

Land record indexes (1852-1887)

American State Papers (8 vol.)

Gale Passenger and Immigration List Indexes (through 1995)

Germans to America (25 vol.)

DAR Lineage Books

National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections (25 vol.)

16 drawer local history file includes background information on people, places, buildings, business

and activities related to Burlington and Des Moines County.

DICKINSON COUNTY

Milford Public Library

1020 Tenth Street

Milford, IA 51351

(712) 338-4643 (phone)

(712) 338-4643 (fax)

milflib@rconnect.com

Microforms and print functions: yes

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

County atlas of county

Plat maps of county

Telephone books of town

Telephone books of other towns

Newspapers:

Milford Mail (1894-present) film

(no index)

Spirit Lake Public Library

702 Sixteenth Street

Spirit Lake, IA 51360

(712) 336-2667 (phone)

(712) 336-0511 (fax)

publib@spirit-lake.k12.ia.us

Microforms and print functions: film, but no printer

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county


County atlas of county

Telephone books of town

County histories of other counties

Telephone books of other towns

Federal census for county: (1860-1920)

Newspapers:

Spirit Lake Beacon (1873-1993) (film)

Spirit Lake Beacon (1994-present) (print)

(no index)

DUBUQUE COUNTY

Carnegie Stout Public Library

360 West Eleventh Street

Dubuque, IA 52001

(319) 589-4225 (phone)

(319) 589-4217 (fax)

cspl@stout.dubuque.lib.ia.us

Microforms and print functions: yes

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

County atlas of county

Plat maps of county

City directories of town

Telephone books of town

City directories of other towns

Telephone books of other towns

County histories of other counties

County atlases of other counties

Federal census for county: (1850-1910)

State census for county: (1856, 1885, 1895, 1915, 1925)

Newspapers:

Dubuque Herald (1860-1900) (film)

Dubuque Times-Journal (1906-1927) (film)

Telegraph Herald (1901-present) (film)

(indexed 1860 to present)

Vital statis tics resources:

Obituary collection for county

Marriage records for county

Cemetery records for county

Special resources:

Family histories

Obituary and biography index 1857-present

Vertical file on Dubuque people and history

Bound Dubuque and Iowa magazines.

Wahlert Memorial Library

Loras College

1450 AltaVista

Dubuque, IA 52001

(319) 588-7163 (phone)

(319) 588-7292 (fax)


klein@loras.edu

Microforms and print functions: yes

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

County atlas of county

Plat maps of county

City directories of town

Telephone books of town

County histories of other counties

Federal census for county: (1850-1920)

State census for county: (1854, 1856, 1885-1925)

Newspapers:

Dubuque Telegraph Herald (and all of its predecessors of varying titles) (1836-present) (film)

(Incomplete WPA index)

Vital statistics resources:

Obituary collection for town

Obituary collection for county

Special resources:

Photograph collections

Family histories

Oral history collections (audio, video and transcripts)

The Center for Dubuque History is located at the library. Many resources for the county are available.

Matthias M. Hoffman Public Library

340 First Avenue East

Dyersville, IA 52040

(319) 875-8912 (phone)

(319) 875-8912 (fax)

hofman00@mwci.net

Microforms and print functions: yes

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES: (Dubuque and Delaware counties)

Local histories

County histories of county

County atlas of county

Telephone books of town

Plat maps of county

Federal census for county: (1850-1920) (Dubuque & Delaware counties)

State census for county: (1854, 1856, 1885, 1895, 1905, 1915, 1925) (Dubuque and Delaware counties)

Newspapers:

Dyersville Commercial (1859-present) (film)

(index in progress)

Vital statistics resources:

Cemetery records for town

Cemetery records for county

Special resources:

Family histories


EMMET COUNTY

Armstrong Public Library

P. O. Box 46

Sixth Street

Armstrong, IA 50514-0046

(712) 864-3353 (phone)

Microforms and print functions: film, but no printer

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

City directories of town

Telephone books of town

State census for county: (1885, 1895, 1905, 1915)

Newspapers:

Armstrong Journal (1893-June 1993) film

(all indexed)

Vital statistics resources:

Cemetery records for town

Special resources:

Family histories

Estherville Public Library

613 Central Avenue

Estherville, IA 51334

(712) 362-7731 (phone)

(712) 462-3509 (fax)

pubjim@ncn.net

Microforms and print functions: yes

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

County atlas of county

County histories of other counties

City directories of town

Telephone books of town

Phone books of other towns

Federal census for county: Genealogy club is in the process of bringing the census into the library.

Newspapers:

Estherville Daily News (August 25, 1882-present) film

(no index)

Special resources:

Family histories

Ringsted Public Library


PO Box #98

8 West Maple

Ringsted, IA 50578

(712) 866-0878 (phone)

(712) 866-0878 (fax)

Library@ncn.net

Microforms and print functions: film, but no printer

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

Armed Forces Graves Registration records

(Ringsted area)

Telephone books of town

Telephone books of other towns

Federal census for county: (1860-1920)

Newspapers:

Ringsted Dispatch (1916-1994) film

Ringsted Dispatch (1991-present) print

(no index)

Vital statistics resources:

Cemetery records for county

Obituary collection for town

Cemetery records for town

FAYETTE COUNTY

Heiserman Memorial Library

210 North Vine

West Union, IA 52175

(319) 422-3103 (phone)

(319) 422-3103 (fax)

wulibrary@trxinc.com

Microforms and print functions: no

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

County atlas of county

Plat maps of county

Telephone books of town

Telephone books of other towns

Newspapers:

Fayette County Union (1937-1994) print

(no index)

FLOYD COUNTY

Charles City Public Library

106 Milwaukee Mall

Charles City, IA 50616-2281

(515) 257-6319 (phone)

(515) 257-6325 (fax)

vruzicka@charles-city.lib.ia.us


Microforms and print functions: yes

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

Plat maps of county

City directories of town

Telephone books of town

Telephone books of other towns

Federal census for county: (1850, cd-rom,; 1860-1910, film)

State census for county: (1915, 1925)

Newspapers:

Charles City Press (January 1, 1859-present) film

(no index)

Vital statistics resources:

Cemetery records for county

Special resources:

Family histories

Rockford Public Library

202 West Main Avenue

Rockford, IA 50468

(515) 756-3725 (phone)

(515) 756-3725 (fax)

rkfdlib@netins.net

Microforms and print functions: film, but no printer

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

Telephone books of town

Plat maps of county

Newspapers:

Rockford Register (1887-1984) film

Rockford Register (1984-present) print

(no index)

FREMONT COUNTY

Sidney Public Library

604 Clay Street

P. O. Box 479

Sidney, IA 51652

(712) 374-2223 (phone)

(712) 374-2821 (fax)

Microforms and print functions: no

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

City directories of town

Telephone books of town

Telephone books of other towns


Vital statistics resources:

Cemetery records for county

GREENE COUNTY

Jefferson Public Library

200 West Lincolnway

Jefferson, IA 50129

(515) 386-2835 (phone)

(525) 386-8163 (fax)

jeflib@netins.net

Microforms and print functions: yes

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

County atlas of county

Plat maps of county

City directories of town

Telephone books of town

County histories of other counties

Federal census for county: (1860-1910)

State census for county: (1915, 1925)

1860 census for Boone, Calhoun, Carroll, Dallas and Guthrie counties

1900 census for Guthrie County

Newspapers:

Jefferson Bee (1871-1993) film

Jefferson Bee (1994-present) print

Jefferson Herald (1917-1993) film

Jefferson Hera ld (1994-present) print

(no index)

Vital statistics resources:

Birth records for county

Death records for county

Marriage records for county

Cemetery records for county

Special resources:

Family histories

GRUNDY COUNTY

Conrad Public Library

P. O. Box 189

102 East Grundy

Conrad, IA 50621

(515) 366-2583 (phone)

(515) 366-3105 (fax)

conradlib@mtnia.com

Microforms and print functions: yes

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

County atlas of county

Plat maps of county


Plat maps of other counties

Telephone books of town

City directories of other towns

Telephone books of other towns

Federal census for county: (1860-1920)

State census for county: (1915, 1925)

Other census materials: Federal census from 1800-1920 for many states and Iowa counties (too numerous

to elaborate)

Newspapers: (all on microfilm)

Conrad Record (September 9, 1880-June 24, 1993)

Grundy Republican (Jan. 6, 1921-May 3, 1923)

Grundy Register (May 3, 1923-July 18, 1985)

Reinbeck-Grundy Courier (November 7, 1891-July 31, 1903)

Reinbeck Courier (August 7, 1903-December 30, 1976)

Marietta Weekly Express (December 9, 1857-February 29, 1860)

Marshall County Times (March 9, 1859-April 17, 1873)

Marshalltown Times Republican (January 1894-December 1914; January 13, 1916-May 5, 1936)

Marshalltown Evening Times Republican (June 1, 1915-May 31, 1919)

Beaman Bee (April 15, 1896)

Beaman Advertiser (May 1, 1912-April 25, 1918)

Beaman Everybody’s Advertiser (September 6, 1928-October 19, 1961)

Beaman News (July 26, 1946-January 27, 1950)

(no indexes)

Vital statistics resources:

Birth records for county

Death records for county

Marriage records for county

Probate records for county

Cemetery records for town

Cemetery records for county

Special resources:

Family histories

Revolutionary War records

Grundy County Naturalization records, and Declaration of Intention

Grundy Center Public Library

706 Seventh Street

Grundy Center, IA 50638

(319) 824-3607 (phone)

(319) 824-5863 (fax)

Microforms and print functions: film, but no printer

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

County atlas of county

Plat maps of county

Telephone books of town

Telephone books of other towns

Newspapers:

Grundy Register (1868-present) film and print

(Previous titles of papers have been Grundy County Democrat, Grundy Center Dispatch, Grundy

Center Herald, Grundy County Republican)

(no index)

Special resources:

Family histories


Reinbeck Public Library

501 Clark

Reinbeck, IA 50669

(319) 345-2652 (phone)

rnbeck00@iren.net

Microforms and print functions: no

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

County atlas of county

Plat maps of county

Plat maps of other counties

Telephone books of town

County histories of other counties

Telephone books of other towns

Newspapers:

Reinbeck Courier (current week only)

Vital statistics resources:

Cemetery records for town

Special resources:

Photograph collections

Family histories

Vertical file of articles on Reinbeck history

Wellsburg Public Library

515 North Adams

Wellsburg, IA 50680

(515) 869-5234 (phone)

(515) 869-5238(fax)

wlsbrg00@iren.net

Microforms and print functions: yes

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

County atlas of county

Telephone books of town

Newspapers:

Wellsburg Herald (December 1906-April 1966) film

Grundy Register (April 1966-December 1987) film

Grundy Register/Wellsburg Herald (January 1989-December 1993) (1988 missing) film

(no indexes)

Special resources:

Family histories

A 36 volume set of the German Ortsippenbuch Church records pertaining to birth, deaths, marriages in the

Ostfriesian area. We are an Ostfriesian community and we are now beginning to preserve our heritage. The

Ostfriesian Heritage Center has asked us to become their research library. They have donated books pertaining

to tracing your roots, and also books about the Ostfriesian area in Germany.


GUTHRIE COUNTY

Duncan Memorial Library

P. O. Box 178

610 Antique Country Drive

Casey, IA 50048-0178

(515) 746-2670 (phone)

caseylib@netins.net

Microforms and print functions: film, but no printer

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

County atlas of county

Plat maps of county

City directories of town

Telephone books of town

City directories of other towns

Telephone books of other towns

County histories of other counties (Adair) County atlases of other counties (Adair)

Plat maps of other counties (Adair)

Newspapers:

Casey Vindicator (1878-1946) (incomplete) film

Casey Vindicator (1926-1938) (unbound) print

Adair News with the Casey Vindicator (1950-present) print

(no index)

Vital statistics resources:

Cemetery records for: Dalmanutha, Monthieth,

Valley twps; Im. Lutheran

& St. John’s Lutheran

Marriage records for county (March 30,

1852-December 31, 1899)

Obituary collection for town

Special resources:

Photograph collections

Family histories

Oral history collections

Casey High School graduation class pictures 1913, 1919, 1920, 1922, 1925-1957

Adair-Casey graduation class pictures 1958, 1961, 1962, 1964

Adair-Casey annuals: a few from 1970s, 1989-present.

Guthrie Center Public Library

507 State

Guthrie Center, IA 50115

(515) 747-8110 (phone)

(515) 747-8110 (fax)

gthrie00@pionet.net

Microforms and print functions: yes

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

Plat maps of county

Federal census for county: (1860-1910)

State census for county: (1856, 1885, 1895, 1915, 1925)

Newspapers:

Guthrie Center Times (January 1913-October 1987) film


Guthrian (1884-July 1985) film

(no index)

Vital statistics resources:

Birth records for county

Death records for county

Cemetery records for town

Cemetery records for county

Special resources:

Family histories

A large collection of genealogy materials from the Joe & Belle Bailey estate; also the Herald Joe & Ardith Bell

Bailey collection. This includes wills, genealogical and local history collections from many states in the East

and South; passenger lists; marriage, death, courts records from many states.

Bagley Public Library

P. O. Box 206

First and Main

Bagley, IA 50026

(515) 427-5214 (phone)

(515) 427-5214 (fax)

Microforms and print functions: yes

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

County histories of other counties

County atlas of county

Plat maps of county

Telephone books of town

City directories of other towns

Telephone books of other towns

Newspapers:

Bagley Gazette (YJB issue) (1967-1984) film

Bagley Gazette (Bayard Press) (1985-1996) print

(no index)

Vital statistics resources:

Birth records for county

Death records for county

Cemetery records for town

Marriage records for county

Ce metery records for county

Special resources:

Photograph collections

Family histories

Oral history collections (video)

Local video

Alumni annuals

Bagley high school pictures.

Bayard Public Library

P. O. Box 338

317 Main

Bayard, IA 50029

(712) 651-2238 (phone)

(712) 651-2420 (fax)

bayardoo@iren.net

Microforms and print functions: film, but no printer


COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

County atlas of county

Plat maps of county

County histories of other counties

City directories of town

Telephone books of town

Telephone books of other towns

Newspapers:

Bayard Advocate (February 1, 1884-September 26, 1884; April 3, 1885-September 26, 1885;

July 27, 1889-December 9, 1909; January 2, 1910-1934) film

Bayard News (1934-1972) film

(no indexes)

Special resources:

Oral history collections (audio)

HAMILTON COUNTY

Montgomery Memorial Library

P. O. Box 400

711 Main Street

Jewell, IA 50130

(515) 827-5112 (phone)

(515) 827-5112 (fax)

Microforms and print functions: film, but no printer

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

Telephone books of town

Newspapers:

Jewell Record (1905-1971) print, some film

South Hamilton Record (1974 to present) print & film

(no indexes)

Vital statistics resources:

Cemetery records for town

Death records for county

Stratford Public Library

P. O. Box 278

816 Shakespeare

Stratford, IA 50249

(515) 838-2131 (phone)

(515) 838-2131 (fax)

stratlib@netins.net

Microforms and print functions: film, but no printer

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County atlas

Plat maps of county


Federal census for county: (1860, 1870)

Newspapers:

Stratford Courier (January 21, 1892 to July 25, 1957) film

Stratford Courier (April 4, 1978 to present) print

(indexed for marriages, births, deaths only, 1892-1898, 1907-1956, 1978-1987)

Vital statistics resources:

Cemetery records for town

Obituary collection for town

Cemetery records for county

Special resources:

Family histories

Photograph collections

Kendall Young Library

1201 Willson Avenue

Webster City, IA 50595

(515) 832-9100 (phone)

(515) 832-9102 (fax)

CWEISS@netins.net

Microforms and print functions: yes

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

County histories of other counties

Plat maps of county

Town histories

City directories of town

Telephone books of town

Plat maps of other counties

Telephone books of other towns

Federal census for county: (1860-1920)

State census for county: (1856, 1885-1925)

Other census materials: Heads of Families at the First Census of the US Taken in the Year 1790; Heads of

Families, 1840 census of Iowa; 1800 census of New York; census of North Carolina 1784-1787.

Newspapers:

Hamilton Freeman (June 29, 1857-December 31, 1890) film

Webster City Freeman (January 7, 1891-December 29, 1919) film

The Daily Freeman Journal (January 1920-present) film

Webster City Journal (November 6, 1902-April 27, 1916) film

Webster City Tribune (April 14, 1893-December 29, 1916) film

Webster City Graphic (April 11, 1951-April 12, 1954) paper

Webster City Daily News (June 1921-December 1925) paper

Webster City Observer (September 26, 1940-March 4, 1943) paper

Webster City Tribune (July 16,1886-July 8, 1887; 1889-1898; 1900-1902; 1905-1917)

(Index to Freeman-Journal 1859-1883)

Vital statistics resources:

Death records for county (1906-1941)

Marriage records for county (1857-1938)

Cemetery records for town

Probate records for county

Special resources:

Family histories

Obituary collection for town

Cemetery records for county


Information on historic homes in Webster City

Slide/script sets on a number of Hamilton county towns.

Clipping file from the local newspaper dealing with events, institutions and individuals

HANCOCK COUNTY

Corwith Public Library

102 Elm Street

Corwith, IA 50430

(515) 583-2536 (phone)

(515) 583-2536 (fax)

clibrary@stewardnet.com

Microforms and print functions: no

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

Garner Public Library

P. O. Box 406

416 State Street

Garner, IA 50438-0406

(515) 923-2850 (phone)

(515) 923-2339 (fax)

garnerpl@ncn.net

Microforms and print functions: yes

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

County atlas of county

Plat maps of county

County histories of other counties

Federal census for county: (1860-1920)

State census for county: (1885, 1895, 1915, 1925)

Newspapers:

Britt News Tribune (1922-1942) film

Britt Weekly News (1894-1921) film

Corwith Herald (1949-1951) film

Garner Herald (1900-1901, 1932-1936) film

Garner Leader (1921-1994) film

Garner Signal (1902-1928) film

Hancock County Democrat (1887-1920) film

Hancock Signal (1874-1902) film

Kanawha Record (1916) film

Klemme Times (1895-1929) film

(no indexes)

Special resources:

Family histories

HARDIN COUNTY


Baker Memorial Library & Hardin County Historical Society

PO Box 187

1603 South Washington

Eldora, IA 50627

Microforms and print functions: no

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

County atlas of county

Plat maps of county

Plat maps of other counties

Vital statistics resources:

Cemetery records for town

Obituary collection for town

Obituary collection for county

County histories of other counties

Telephone books of town

County atlases of other counties

Telephone books of other towns

Cemetery records for county

Tax records for county starting in 1854

Special resources:

Photograph collections

Family histories

Oral history collections (video)

HARRISON COUNTY

Logan Public Library

121 East Sixth Street

Logan, IA 52546

(712) 644-2551 (phone)

(712) 644-2551 (fax)

loganpl@pionet.net

Microforms and print functions: no

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

County atlas of county

Plat maps of county

Vital statistics resources:

Cemetery records for town

City directories of town

Telephone books of town

City directories of other towns

Telephone books of other towns

Marriage records for county

Cemetery records for county

Special resources:

Family histories

Harrison County has a web site for genealogy: www.rootsweb.com/~iaharris/index.htm, or in Yahoo

type Harrison county genealogy.

Missouri Valley Public Library

119 North Fifth Street Missouri Valley, IA 51555


(712) 642-4111 (phone)

(712) 642-4172 (fax)

Mvpub@neonramp.com

Microforms and print functions: yes

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

County atlas of county

Telephone books of town

Telephone books of other towns

Plat maps of county

Newspapers:

Missouri Valley Times (1872-present) film and print

(no index)

HENRY COUNTY

Mt. Pleasant Public Library

200 North Main

Mt. Pleasant, IA 53641

(319) 385-1490 (phone)

(319) 385-1491 (fax)

mttpl05@se-iowa.net

Microforms and print functions: yes

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

County atlas of county

Plat maps of county

City directories of town

Telephone books of town

County histories of other counties

Federal census for county: (1840-1920)

State census for county: (1885, 1895, 1905, 1915, 1925)

Newspapers:

New London Journal (1915-1993) film

Mt. Pleasant Journal (1894-1914) film

Mt. Pleasant News (1892-present) film

Mt. Pleasant Henry County Free Press (1868-1917) film

Salem Weekly News (1896-1954) film

(no indexes)

Vital statistics resources:

Cemetery records for town Obituary collection for town

Birth records for county

Marriage records for county

Death records for county

Cemetery records for county

Obituary collection for county

Special resources:

Family histories

Winfield Public Library P. O. Box 47


112 West Ash

Winfield, IA

(319) 257-3247 (phone)

Microforms and print functions: no

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

Plat maps of county

Telephone books of town

County histories of other counties

Newspapers:

Winfield Beacon (1980) print

(no index)

Vital statistics resources:

Cemetery records for town

Obituary collection for town

HOWARD COUNTY

Cresco Public Library

320 North Elm

Cresco, IA 52136

(319) 547-2540 (phone)

(319) 547-3345 (fax)

cresco_public_library@pit.net

Microforms and print functions: film, but no printer

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

Plat maps of county

Telephone books of town

Telephone books of other towns

Federal census for county: (1860, 1870, 1880)

Other census information: Winneshiek County census (1850, 1870)

Newspapers:

Howard County Times (1859-1942) film

Times Plain Dealer (Cresco paper) (1942-present) film

(no indexes)

Vital statistics resources:

Birth records for county

Death records for county

Marriage records for county

Special resources:

Family histories

Church directories; WPA Tombstone records; Howard County church records; Winneshiek County cemeteries.

IDA COUNTY

Ida Grove Public Library


103 East Second Street

Ida Grove, IA 51445

(712) 364-2306 (phone)

(712) 364-3228 (fax)

Microforms and print functions: yes

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

County atlas of county

Plat maps of county

County histories of other counties

Telephone books of town

Telephone books of other towns

Federal census for county: (1900)

State census for county: (1885, 1895, 1905, 1915, 1925)

Newspapers:

Ida County Courier (1975-1993) film (print for current year)

Ida County Pioneer Record (1883-1993) film

(no indexes)

Vital statistics resources:

Birth records for county (1872-1894) film

Death records for county (1872-1894) film

Marriage records for county (1872-1894) film

Cemetery records for county

Special resources:

Fami ly histories

IOWA COUNTY

Marengo Public Library

P. O. Box 245

1020 Marengo Avenue

Marengo, IA 52301-1524

(319) 642-3825 (phone)

(319) 642-3825 (fax)

marngo00@iren.net

Microforms and print functions: yes

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

Telephone books of town

Plat maps of county

Federal census for county: (1850-1920)

Newspapers:

Marengo Democrat (May 4, 1893-May 6, 1926) film

Marengo Republican (January 2, 1895-November 3, 1927) film

Pioneer Republican (September 25, 1924-December 30, 1993) film

Pioneer Republican (1994-present) print

Vital statistics resources:

Cemetery records for county

Special resources:


Family histories

JACKSON COUNTY

Bellevue Public Library

106 North Third

Bellevue, IA 52031

(319) 872-4991 (phone)

(319) 872-4094 (fax)

blibrary@illowa.net

Microforms and print functions: yes

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

County atlas of county

Plat maps of county

City directories of town

Telephone books of town

County histories of other counties

Telephone books of other towns

Federal census for county: (1850-1920)

State census for county: (1856-1925)

Newspapers:

Bellevue Leader (1875-January 1961) film

Bellevue Herald (1887-present) film

Bellevue Herald-Leader

(obituary index for all papers)

Iowa Indian Newspaper (December 1841-July 1844) film

Western Democrat (November 1849-October 1852) film

Jackson Press (October 1852-May 1854) film

(no index)

Vital statistics resources:

Cemetery records for town

Obituary records for town

Cemetery records for county

Special resources:

Photograph collections

Family histories

Oral history collections (audio, transcripts)

Postcard collections

Sanborn fire maps

2 files on local history

Maquoketa Public Library

126 South Second Street

Maquoketa, IA 52060

(319) 652-3874 (phone)

(319) 652-3874 (fax)

mlibrary@caves.net

Microforms and print functions: yes

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:


Local histories

County histories of county

County atlas of county

Plat maps of county

City directories of town

Telephone books of town

Federal census for county: (1850-1920)

State census for county: (1856)

1850 U. S. Census index for six midwest states

Newspapers:

Maquoketa Sentinel (1893-1943, 1951-1980) film

Maquoketa Record (1897-1904) film

Maquoketa Excelsior (1860-1930) film

Maquoketa Community Press (1951-1980) film

Maquoketa Sentinel Press (1981-1993) film

Maquoketa Sentinel Press (1955-1975, 1995-present) paper

(no indexes)

We have not developed our collection extensively because of the resources of the Jackson County Genealogical

Society, located at the Jackson County Fairgrounds in Maquoketa.

JASPER COUNTY

Newton Public Library

P. O. Box 746

100 North Third Avenue West

Newton, IA 50208

(515) 792-4108 (phone)

( 515) 791-0729 (fax)

Newton00@iren.net

Microforms and print functions: yes

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

County atlas of county

Plat maps of county

City directories of town

Telephone books of town

Federal census for county: (1850-1920)

State census for county: (1856)

Newspapers:

Newton Free Press (March 24, 1870; October 30, 1872-June 17, 1874) film

Newton Journal (February 15, 1877-April 30, 1913) film

Newton Herald (June 2, 1893-May 1, 1913) film

Newton Record (August 3, 1894-July 17, 1902) film

Iowa State Democrat (December 2, 1897-October 20, 1898; November 24, 1898-December 26, 1901) film

Newton Daily Record (May 9, 1898-July 30, 1898) film

Newton Daily Herald (May 19, 1902-May 19, 1903) film

Newton Daily News (May 20, 1903-present) film

(no indexes)

Vital statistics resources:

Cemetery records for town

Cemetery records for county


JEFFERSON COUNTY

Fairfield Public Library

104 West Adams

Fairfield, IA 52556

(515) 472-6551 (phone)

(515) 472-3249 (fax)

library@lisco.com

Microforms and print functions:

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

County atlas of county

Plat maps of county

Plat maps of other counties

City directories of town

Telephone books of town

County histories of other counties

Federal census for county: (1850-1920)

State census for county: (1856, 1895, 1925)

Newspapers:

Iowa Sentinel (June 12, 1847-July 13, 1849) film

Fairfield Ledger (March 24, 1853-December 31, 1913) film

Industrial Era (January 10, 1874-January 6, 1875) film

The Evening Journal (October 16, 1880-March 6, 1882) film

Jefferson County Republican (July 1, 1897-December 27, 1917) film

Fairfield Tribune (broken holdings March 5, 1879-April 12, 1923) film

Fairfield Journal (daily) (June 5, 1904-August 20, 1921) film

Fairfield Journal (weekly) (June 22, 1904-December 27, 1911) film

The Weekly Ledger-Journal (May 26, 1921-December 27, 1928) film

The Fairfield Ledger (weekly) (January 6, 1921-May 12, 1921) film

The Fairfield Daily Ledger-Journal (August 22, 1921-June 30, 1923) film

The Fairfield Daily Ledger (July 2, 1923-present) film

Lockridge Herald (October 1, 1909-December 31, 1915) film

Lockridge Times (September 22, 1916-May 18, 1967) film

Batavia News (January 6, 1916-October 26, 1933) film

(index for Fairfield paper 1847-1872 for death notices and legal notices)

Vital statistics resources:

Probate records for county (index 1839-1961) Obituary collection for town (1882-1982)

Obituary collection for county (1880s-present) Cemetery records for county (1839-1990)

Birth records for county (1880-1919)

Marriage records for county (1839-1939)

Death records for county (1880-1919)

Cemetery records for town (1870-1990)

Special Resources:

Family histories (201 histories)

Wills reproduced 1839-l876

Bound books containing 1900 family group sheets

File drawers containing 3200 additional family group sheets: these are of Jefferson county early pioneers

married prior to 1900.

Thirty-nine rolls of film of information filmed by the Latter Day Saints in 1974, including church, bibles,

families, schools and much miscellaneous, all indexed

Funeral home records for Fairfield (1890-1909)


JOHNSON COUNTY

Coralville Public Library

1401 Fifth Street

Coralville, IA 52241

(319) 351-2163 (phone)

(319) 351-1837 (fax)

Microforms and print functions: yes

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

Plat maps of county

City directories of town

Telephone books of town

County histories of other counties (a few)

Telephone books of other towns

Newspapers:

Coralville Courier (1968-1983) print and film

Coralville Weekly Courier (1983-1989) print and film

(no index)

Iowa City Public Library

123 South Linn Street

Iowa City, IA 52240

(319) 356-5200 (phone)

(319) 356-5494 (fax)

icpublib@wade.iowa-city.lib.ia.us

Microforms and print functions: yes

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

County atlas of county

Plat maps of county

City directories of town

Telephone books of town

Telephone books of other towns

Federal census for county: (1850-1920)

State census for county: (1856-1925)

Newspapers:

Note: Until the Iowa City Press Citizen began in 1920, none of the papers listed below has a complete run.

Iowa Capitol Reporter (1841-1846) film

Iowa Republican (1846-1852, 1859) film

Iowa City Legislative Reporter (1854-1855) film

Daily Evening Reporter (1856) film

Iowa City Daily Crescent (1857) film

Iowa State Weekly Reporter (1858-1861) film

Iowa City Daily Bulletin (1865) film

Iowa City Daily Press (1871-1880; 1904-1920) film

Anti-Monopolist (1873-1874) film

Iowa City Daily Republican (1876-1895) film

Iowa City Weekly Republican (1895-1898) film

Daily Iowa State Press (1898-1904) film

Iowa City Press Citizen (1920-present) film

Daily Iowan (1986-present) film


(index to Press-Citizen and Daily Iowan, 1972-present)

Vital statistics resources:

Birth records for county

Death records for county

Cemetery records for town

Marriage records for county

Cemetery records for county

Special resources:

Photograph collections

Oral history collections (Ellen Buchanan has done interviews on video with over 70 Iowa City residents)

We have a collection of 8 volumes of Iowa City history compiled from columns in the Iowa City Press citizen

written by Irving Weber. He has also done a series of videos on Iowa City history.

State Historical Society of Iowa

402 Iowa Avenue (319) 335-3916 (phone)

Iowa City, IA 52240

(319) 335-3935 (fax)

Microforms and print functions: yes

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of all Iowa counties

County atlases of all Iowa counties

City directories of most Iowa towns

Telephone books of most Iowa towns

Plat maps of all Iowa counties

Federal census for all Iowa counties: (1850-1920)

State census for all Iowa counties (1856-1925)

Other census materials: Federal census for most states, 1790-1850

Newspapers:

We have many newspapers from all over the state. Most are on microfilm, but some are still on paper. Paper

copies are available for use, depending on condition. A detailed list of titles and issues held may be found in

the publication, State Historical Society of Iowa Newspaper Holdings, (1991)

(no indexes)

Vital Statistics Resources:

Vital records for entire state, incomplete, most in printed form, compiled by local groups all over the state.

Special Resources:

Photograph collections

Family histories

Oral history collections (audio, transcripts—some of these are unavailable for use)

Sanborn Fire Maps for entire state

Newspaper clipping file

Large genealogical collection, specializing in Iowa genealogy and genealogical records, but also including

significant material from other midwestern, eastern and southern states

Labor history collection

Newsletters of Iowa organizations

World War II clippings on microfilm

JONES COUNTY

Anamosa Public Library


100 East First Street

Anamosa, IA 52205

(319) 462-2183 (phone)

(319) 462-2183 (fax)

anmosa00@iren.net

Microforms and print functions: yes

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

County atlas of county

County histories of other counties

Plat maps of county

Federal census for county: (1850-1880)

Newspapers:

Anamosa Journal (1885-1979) film

Anamosa Eureka (1856-1979) film

Anamosa Journal-Eureka (1979-present) film

(no index)

Vital statistics resources:

Cemetery records for county

Special resources:

Family histories

Oral histories (transcripts)

Wregie Memorial Library

105 West Broadway (319) 486-2400 (phone)

Oxford Junction, IA 52323

(319) 486-2400 (fax)

Wregieml@netins.net

Microforms and print functions: yes

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

Telephone books of town

Telephone books of other towns

Federal census for county: (1850-1870)

Newspapers:

Oxford Junction Mirror (1879-1953) film

(no index)

Special resources:

Family histories

Oral history collections (audio)

KEOKUK COUNTY

Richland Public Library


100 East Main

Richland, IA 52585

(319) 456-6541 (phone)

(319) 456-6541 (fax)

richlib@lisco.com

Microforms and print functions: film, but no printer

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

County atlas of county

Plat maps of county

County histories of other counties

County atlases of other counties

Telephone books of town

Plat maps of other counties

Telephone books of other towns

Federal census for county: (1850, 1860, 1870, 1900)

Newspapers:

Richland Clarion (October 12, 1882-December 30, 1993) print and film

(no index)

Vital statistics resources:

Obituary collection for county

Obituary collection for town

Cemetery records for town

Cemetery records for county

Special resources:

Family histories

Sigourney Public Library

203 North Jefferson

Sigourney, IA 52591

(515) 622-2890 (phone)

(515) 622-2890 (fax)

sigopl@se-iowa.net

Microforms and print functions: film, but no printer

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

County histories of other counties

Plat maps of county

Telephone books of town

Federal census for county: (1840-1880)

Newspapers:

Sigourney News Review (five years back) print

(no index)

Special resources:

Genealogical and biographical history of Keokuk County (1903)

The Keokuk County Historical Society is 2 blocks east of the library. They have cemetery records & obituaries

cut from past issues of the local paper. The local courthouse also has cemetery records.


South English Public Library

P. O. Box 162

407 Ives Street

South English, IA 52335

(319) 667-2715 (phone)

Microforms and print functions: no

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

County atlas of county

City directories of town

Telephone books of town

Newspapers:

North English Record (weekly) (no dates given) print

(no index)

Vital statistics resources:

Cemetery records for town

Special resources:

Vertical file—data on Alumni Association for South English

County families history book for Keokuk County

Books on area churches with membership pictures

KOSSUTH COUNTY

Algona Public Library

210 North Phillips

Algona, IA 50511

(515) 245-5476 (phone)

(515) 295-3307 (fax)

algonapl@ncn.net

Microforms and print functions: yes

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

County atlas of county

City directories of town

Telephone books of town

Telephone books of other towns

Federal census for county: (1860-1920)

State census for county: (1915-1925)

Newspapers:

Algona Courier (1893-1918) film

Algona Upper Des Moines (1866-1997) print and film

Kossuth County Advance (1906-1959) film

Algona Republican (1872-1902) film

(no indexes)

Titonka Public Library


P. O. Box 323

148 Main Street

Titonka, IA 50480

(515) 928-2509 (phone)

(515) 928-2509 (fax)

tykeplib@netins.net

Microforms and print functions: film, no print

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

Telephone books of town

Telephone books of other towns

Newspapers:

Titonka Topic (since 1900) print

(no index)

Wesley Public Library

P. O. Box 37

206 Main Street

Wesley, IA 50483

(515) 679-4214 (phone)

(515) 679-4214 (fax)

wpl@ncn.net

Microforms and print functions: yes

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

County atlas of county

Telephone books of town

Telephone books of other towns

Newspapers:

Wesley News (March 23, 1899-March 7, 1902) film

Wesley News-World (March 7, 1902-November 17, 1938) (incomplete) film

(no indexes)

Vital statistics resources:

Cemetery records for town

Special resources:

Family histories

LEE COUNTY

Cattermole Memorial Library

614 Seventh Street

Fort Madison, IA 52627

(319) 372-2071 (phone)

ftmadiso@interl.net

Microforms and print functions: yes

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

County atlas of county

Plat maps of county

City directories of town (back to 1868)

Plat maps of other counties


Telephone books of town (back to 1940s)

County histories of other counties

County atlases of other counties

Federal census for county: (1850-1920)

State census for county: (1856-1925)

Henry County, Iowa census (1860)

Census indexes from other states and counties in Iowa

Newspapers:

Evening Democrat (also called Weekly Democrat and Daily Democrat) (1838-present) film

Ft. Madison Patriot (March 24, 1838-May 27, 1841, many issues missing) film

Six Iowa frontier newspapers from 1841-1844 on film

Jackson Press, Bellevue, IA (October 20, 1852) film

Lee County Democrat (December 11, 1841-July 13, 1844) film

Iowa Statesman (July 20, 1850-July 12, 1851) film

Ft. Madison Plain Dealer (1857-1873) film

Daily Potowonok (July 7, 1884-January 6, 1885) film

(no indexes)

Vital statistics resources:

Birth records for county

Death records for county

Obituary collection for county

Marriage records for county

Cemetery records for county

Cemetery records for town

Obituary collection for town

Special resources:

Obituary file indexed to microfilm

Family histories

Keokuk Public Library

210 North Fifth Street

Keokuk, IA 52632

(319) 524-1483 (phone)

(319) 524-2320 (fax)

keokukpl@interl.net

Microforms and print functions: yes

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

County atlas of county

Plat maps of county

City directories of town

County histories of other counties

Federal census for county: (1850, 1860, 1870)

State census for county: (1856)

Newspapers: (all papers on film)

Keokuk Daily Gate City (also under various names) (1849-present)

Constitution (December 1861-March 26, 1888)

Keokuk Weekly Constitution (December 1861-March, 1898)

Constitution-Democrat (March 1888-April 3, 1916)

Keokuk Democrat (January 9, 1883-March 1888)

Democratic Standard (1858?-1860?)

Des Moines Valley Whig (1855-November 11, 1861)


Keokuk Dispatch (May 20, 1848-October 1855)

Evening Press (1897-1899)

Weekly Gate City (1862-1872, 1876-1878, 1879-1895, 1897-1903)

Daily Gate City (March 1855-1916)

Daily Gate City and Constitution-Democrat (April 3, 1916-October 21, 1957)

Morning Glory (January 1-September 14, 1855)

Keokuk News (December 10, 1881-December 16, 1882)

Keokuk Daily Post (October 28, 1855-January 22, 1858)

Keokuk Register (May 26, 1847-March 15, 1849)

Keokuk Saturday Post (November 10, 1855-January 1858)

Sunbeam (August 1860-July 1861)

Sunday Standard (March 17, 1895-March 11, 1900)

Valley Whig and Keokuk Register (March 29, 1849-April 10, 1851)

Keokuk Daily Whig (September 9, 1854-March 6, 1855)

(no indexes)

Vital statistics resources:

Birth records for county

Death records for county

Marriage records for town

Cemetery records for town

Obituary collection for town

Marriage records for county

Cemetery records for county

Death records for town

Birth records for town

Probate records for county

Special resources:

Family histories

Papers of Caleb Forbes Davis—autobiographical and biographical information on early settlers of Keokuk

(microfilm)

Bickel collection—approximately 30 notebooks of newspaper clippings, grouped by subject and indexed

Mississippi River—photographic record of building of lock, dam and power plant

Resources dealing with Keokuk and the Civil War and the Mormon settlement are also available.

LINN COUNTY

Cedar Rapids Public Library

500 First Street SE

Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

(319) 398-5123 (phone)

(319) 398-0476 (fax)

ill@crpl.cedar-rapids.lib.ia.us

Microforms and print functions: yes

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Plat maps of other counties

Local histories

County histories of county

County atlas of county

Plat maps of county

City directories of town

Telephone books of town

City directories of other towns

Telephone books of other towns

Federal census for county: (1850-1920)

State census for county: (1856-1915)

Other census materials: 1840 Federal census

Newspapers:

Cedar Rapids Gazette (1883-present) film


Cedar Valley times (1860-1869, incomplete) film

(no indexes)

Vital statistics resources:

Cemetery census for Linn County on microfilm

Special resources:

Oral history collection (audio)

Newspaper clipping file for Cedar Rapids, 1920s to present

Newspaper clipping file for Iowa, 1960s to present

Iowa Masonic Library

P. O. Box 279

813 First Avenue SE

Cedar Rapids, IA 52406

(319) 365-1438 (phone)

(319) 365-1439 (fax)

grand_lodge_ia@msn.com

Microforms and print functions: film, but no printer

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

County atlas of county

Plat maps of county

City directories of town

County atlases of other counties

City directories of other towns

Plat maps of other counties

County histories of other counties

Newspapers:

Cedar Rapids Democrat (June 24, 1856-June 23, 1857 weekly) film

Cedar Valley Times (broken holdings from September 3, 1857-March 21, 1868 weekly) film

Cedar Rapids Times (May 28-October 8, 1868 weekly) film

Cedar Rapids Weekly Times (October 1868-September 1893) film

Cedar Rapids Morning Observer (September-November 1870 weekly) film

Cedar Rapids Daily Observer (November 1870-February 1871; September 1-16, 1871 weekly) film

Farmer’s Journal /Western Stock Journal and Farmer (May 1872-February 1882 monthly) film

Cedar Rapids Republican (September 1872-April 1927 daily) film

Cedar Rapids Gazette (January 1883-December 1987 daily ) film

Cedar Rapids Weekly Republican (January-December 1897; January-April 1905) film

Cedar Rapids Evening Times (July 3, 1905-June 30, 1909) film

Cedar Rapids Republican and Times (November 1, 1921-September 29, 1922) film

Marion newspapers:

Linn County Register (broken holdings June 22, 1865-February 24, 1869) film

Marion Weekly Register (February 24, 1869-December 31, 1874) film

Semi-Weekly Register (January 12, 1870-January 26, 1871) film

Marion Tribune and Real Estate Journal (April 1871-March 1872) film

Linn County Pilot (August 1877-August 1881) film

Mount Vernon newspapers:

Mount Vernon Citizen (April 26-May 31, 1867) film

Mount Vernon Hawkeye (b roken holdings September 2, 1870-December 25, 1891) film

Anti-Fraternal newspapers:

Birmingham, Iowa Free Press (January 22, 1885-January 14, 1886) (newspaper against all fraternal

societies)


(no indexes)

Vital statistics resources:

Cemetery census for Linn County on microfilm

Special resources:

Photograph collections

Masonic records

Proceedings of Grand Bodies of non-Masonic organizations (e.g. Odd Fellows)

Extensive Civil War collection

LOUISA COUNTY

Mellinger Memorial Public Library

P. O. Box 8 (319) 868-7505 (phone and fax)

Division Street

mslib@netins.net

Morning Sun, IA 52640

Microforms and print functions: film, but no printer

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

County atlas of county

Plat maps of county

County histories of other counties

Telephone books of town

County atlases of other counties

Telephone books of other towns

Newspapers:

News-Herald (no dates given)

(no index)

Vital statistics resources:

Cemetery records for county

Cemetery records for town

Special resources:

Family histories

Schools (county)

Churches (county)

Rural Mail Delivery-Postal (town)

Keck Memorial Library

119 North Second Street

Wapello, IA 52653

(319) 523-5261 (phone)

(319) 523-5261 (fax)

keckl@hotmail.com

Microforms and print functions: yes

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

County atlas of county

Telephone books of other towns

Plat maps of county


Federal census for county: (1920)

State census for county: (1856, 1885, 1895, 1905, 1915, 1925)

Newspapers:

Columbus Junction Gazette (1888-1993) film

Columbus Junction Safeguard (1859-1877, 1878-1923, scattered issues) film

Columbus Junction Enterprise (1859 and 1896-97) film

Columbus Junction NonPareil (1875-1877) film

Columbus Junction Union Farmer (1920-1924, 1945-1956) film

Letts Record (1912-1923) film

Oakville Sentinel (1902-1945) film

Morning Sun Herald (1883-1897) film

Morning Sun News-Herald (1897-1992) film

Louisa County Record (1895-1897) film

Wapello Tribune (1898-1923) film

Wapello Republican (1870-1992) film

(no indexes)

Vital statistics resources:

Marriage records for county (early)

Obituary collection for county (early)

Cemetery records for county

Special resources:

Photograph collections (high school annuals)

Family histories

Florence Potter scrapbooks of local events for years

LUCAS COUNTY

Chariton Public Library

803 Braden

Chariton, IA 50049

(515) 774-5514 (phone)

(515) 774-8695 (fax)

chariton@netins.net

Microforms and print functions: yes

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

County atlas of county

Plat maps of county

County histories of other counties

Telephone books of town

Federal census for county: (1850-1920)

State census for county: (1856, 1885, 1895, 1905, 1915, 1925)

Newspapers:

Russell Union (1920-1959) film

Chariton Herald Patriot (1879-1993) film

Chariton Leader (1874-1990) film

(no indexes)

Vital statistics resources:

Obituary collection for county


Marriage records for county

Cemetery records for county

Special resources:

Family histories

LYON COUNTY

Little Rock Public Library

P. O. Box 308

402 Main Street

Little Rock, IA 51243-0308

(712) 479-2298 (phone)

(712) 479-2298 (fax)

lrbooks@mtcnet.net

Microforms and print functions: no

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories Telephone books of town

Vital statistics resources:

Cemetery records for town

Rock Rapids Public Library

102 South Greene

Rock Rapids, IA 51246

(712) 472-3541 (phone)

(712) 472-3541 (fax)

rckrpd00@iren.net (email)

Microforms and print functions: yes

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

County atlas of county

Plat maps of county

Telephone books of town

County histories of other counties

Federal census for county: (1870-1920)

State census for county: (1885, 1895, 1915, 1925)

Newspapers:

Alvord Register (1929 & 1937) film

Doon Press (1903-1992) film

Inwood Herald (1890-1974) film

Rock Rapids Review (1873-1928) film

Rock Rapids Journal (1871-1872) film

Lyon County News (George) (1916-1984, 1988-1991) film

Little Rock Free Lance (1900-1951) film

Lyon County Reporter (1881-present) film

West Lyon Herald (1976-1992) film

Lyon County Leader (1932-1944) film

Larchwood Leader (1888-1932) film

(no indexes)

Vital statistics resources:


Cemetery records for county

Special resources:

Family histories

MADISON COUNTY

Winterset Public Library

124 West Court

Winterset, IA 50273-1545

(515) 462-1731 (phone)

(515) 462-4196 (fax)

jiw@netins.net

Microforms and print functions: yes

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

Plat maps of county

County histories of other counties

Telephone books of town

Telephone books of other towns

Federal census for county: (1850-1920)

State census for county: (1856, 1885-1925)

Newspapers:

Winterset Madisonian (January 1, 1874-present) film

Winterset News (January 1886-April 19, 1945) film

(no indexes)

Vital statistics resources:

Obituary collection for county (limited)

Probate records for county

Marriage records for county

Cemetery records for county

Cemetery records for town

Special resources:

Family histories

John Wayne Collection

Bridges of Madison County

MAHASKA COUNTY

Oskaloosa Public Library

301 South Market

Oskaloosa, IA 52577

(515) 673-0441 (phone)

(515) 673-6237 (fax)

osklsapl@Se-iowa.net

Microforms and print functions: yes

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

County atlas of county

Plat maps of county

City directories of town

Telephone books of town


Federal census for county: (1850-1920)

State census for county: (1856, 1885-1925)

Newspapers:

Saturday Times-Globe (1922-1930) film

Oskaloosa Weekly Herald (August 1852-December 1918) film

Oskaloosa Saturday Herald (July 1884-September 1916) film

Oskaloosa Daily Herald (September 1887-December 1985) film

Oskaloosa Daily Herald (January 1986-present) print

(no indexes)

Vital statistics resources:

Death records for county (early)

Marriage records for county

Cemetery records for county

Obituary collection for county (recent)

Special resources:

Family histories

Local history clipping file

Sanborn fire insurance maps on microfiche

Index to local history books

Oskaloosa High School annuals

MARION COUNTY

Knoxville Public Library

213 East Montgomery

Knoxville, IA 50138

(515) 828-0585 (phone)

(515) 828-0585 (fax)

knoxvillelib@se-iowa.net

Microforms and print functions: yes

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

County histories of other counties

Plat maps of county

City directories of town

Telephone books of town

City directories of other towns (old)

Telephone books of other towns

(a few, old)

Federal census for county: (1850-1920)

State census for county: (1856, 1885-1925)

Newspapers:

Knoxville Journal (October 4, 1856-July 29, 1975) film

Knoxville Express (June 13, 1893-July 17, 1975) film

Knoxville Journal Express (July 17, 1975-December 30, 1989) film

Knoxville Journal Express ((1995-present) print

Bussey Record (October 12, 1911-June 1, 1951 incomplete) film

Pleasantville Marion County News (November 10, 1932-May 10, 1984 incomplete) film

Pella Gazette (February 1, 1855-February 22, 1860) film

Pella Republican (May 23, 1890-September 19, 1891) film

Pella Copperhead (January 15, 1868 single issue) film

Pella Weekly Visitor (February 23, 1880-September 27, 1883) film

Pella Weekly Herald (September 26, 1891-May 31, 1895) film

Pella Blade (May 4, 1865-December 25, 1894) film


Pella Times (August 16, 1895-November 23, 1895) film

Pella Chronicle (August 23, 1901-June 28, 1991) film

Pella Chronicle (current month) print

Oskaloosa Herald (current month) print

Marion County News (current month) print

(no indexes)

Vital statistics resources:

Obituary collection for county

Death records for county

Probate records for county

Obituary collection for town

Cemetery records for county

Birth records for county

Cemetery records for town

Marriage records for county

Lucas county probate

Warren county probate

Special resources:

Family histories

Carnegie-Viersen Public Library

823 Broadway

Pella, IA 50219

(515) 628-4268 (phone)

(515) 628-1326 (fax)

Cvpl@central.edu

Microforms and print functions: yes

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

County histories of other counties

County atlas of county

Plat maps of county

City directories of town

Telephone books of town

Census materials:

Dutch Households in the US Population: 1850, 1860, 1870 (3 vol.)

Dutch Immigrants in US ship passenger manifest 1820-1880 (2 vol.)

Dutch Immigrants to the US, South Africa, South America and Southeast Asia, 1835-1880.

Newspapers:

Pella Chronicle (1901-present) film

Pella Advertiser (January 10, 1896-November 20, 1897) film

(index in process for the Chronicle: 1901-1905)

Vital statistics resources:

Pella necrology 1870-present

Marriage records for county

Cemetery records for county

Special resources:

Family histories

MARSHALL COUNTY

Pioneer Heritage Library

P. O.Box 188

204 North Vine Street


LeGrand, IA 50142-0188

(515) 479-2122 (phone)

(515) 479-2122 (fax)

pioner00@marshallnet.com

Microforms and print functions: no

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories (some)

County atlas of county

Special resources:

Photograph collections (LeGrand area)

Marshalltown Public Library

36 North Center Street

Marshalltown, IA 50158

(515) 754-5738 (phone)

(515) 754-5708 (fax)

Library@marshallnet.com

Microforms and print functions: yes

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

County atlas of county

Plat maps of county

City directories of town

Telephone books of town

County histories of other counties

Telephone books of other towns

Federal census for county: (1850-1920)

State census for county: (1856-1925)

1810 Pennsylvania census (Bedford-Chester counties)

1850 Vermont census (Addison County)

Newspapers:

Marshalltown Times-Republican (June 1888-present) film

Marshalltown Statesman (July 31, 1875-June 29, 1888) film

Marshall County Times (1858-1859) film

Marshalltown Electric Light (May 19, 1883-December 24, 1887) film

Marietta Weekly Express (December 9, 1857-February 29, 1860) film

Gilman Dispatch (August 17, 1916-September 12, 1918) film

LeGrand Herald (August 30, 1870-January 7, 1898; January 7, 1916-October 23, 1943) film

Melbourne Record (January 6, 1916-June 15, 1984) film

State Center Enterprise (August 1, 1901-December 29, 1994) film

(no indexes)

Vital statistics resources:

Birth records for county (1880-1935)

Death records for county (1880-1932)

Cemetery records for town Wills (1853-1928)

Probate records for county (1851-1880)

Marriage records for county (1850-1928)

Cemetery records for county

Special resources:


Family histories (books and transcripts)

Pamphlet file on Marshalltown, Marshall County, and Iowa history

MILLS COUNTY

Emerson Public Library

P. O. Box 2

410 Manchester Street

Emerson, IA 51533-0313

(712) 824-7256 (phone)

(712) 824-7845 (fax)

Microforms and print functions: film, but no printer

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

County histories of other counties

Plat maps of county

City directories of town

Telephone books of town

Telephone books of other towns

Newspapers:

Opinion Tribune (current only)

Malvern (current only)

Red Oak Express (current only)

Vital statistics resources:

Cemetery records for town

Cemetery records for county

Special resources:

Collection of 1982 flood of Emerson scrapbook

Scrapbook of Emerson Women’s Club back to 1800’s

Glenwood Public Library

109 North Vine Street

Glenwood, IA 51534-1516

(712) 527-5252 (phone)

(712) 527-3619 (fax)

denise@net.ins.net

Microforms and print functions: yes

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

County atlas of county

Plat maps of county

County histories of other counties

Telephone books of town

Plat maps of other counties

Telephone books of other towns

Federal census for county: (1850-1920)

State census for county: (1856, 1885-1925)

1840-1860 Federal census on microfilm for all the Iowa counties

Newspapers:

Mills County Tribune (July 1891-March 1927) film

Mills County Tribune (January 1901-March 1927) print


Glenwood Opinion & Opinion Tribune (August 1897-June 30, 1993) film

Glenwood Opinion & Opinion Tribune (April 1927-December 1995) print

Malvern Leader (August 1879-December 1991) film

Tabor Beacon (July 1887-December 1988) film

Pacific City Enterprise (June 1857-June 1858) film

Vital statistics resources:

Obituary collection for county

Cemetery records for county

Special resources:

War of the Rebellion: a Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies (130 vol.)

Family histories

MITCHELL COUNTY

Osage Public Library

406 Main Street

Osage, IA 50461-1125

(515) 732-3323 (phone)

(515) 732-4419 (fax)

Osagepl@osage.net

Microforms and print functions: yes

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

County atlas of county

Plat maps of county

Plat maps of other counties (Floyd)

City directories of town

Telephone books of town

Telephone books of other towns

County histories of other counties (Worth)

Federal census for county: (1850-1920)

State census for county: (1856-1925) (1915 Soundex for Mitchell County.)

Several Federal & State census microfilm reels also contain Mills, Monroe, Marshall and Monona counties:

1856—Marshall, Mills, Monroe; 1885-Mills; 1910 and 1920 Monona & Monroe

Newspapers:

Mitchell County Republican (March 1857-February 1859) film

North Iowan (August 1859-November 1860; March 1865-October 1868) film

Osage Journal (October 1898-September 1899; January 1903-December 1903; January 1912-December

1912; January 1916-December 1916) film

Osage Sun (October 1897-September 1898) film

North Iowa Standard (roll ends as Osage Weekly—January 1864-May 1869) film

Osage News (October 1883-December 1915) film

Mitchell County Press News (April 1866-present) film

Saturday Herald (April 1902-June 1902) film

Mitchell County Press News (1926-present) print

(no indexes)

Vital statistics resources:

Cemetery records for county (pre-1900)

Special resources:

Family histories


MONONA COUNTY

Onawa Public Library

707 Iowa Avenue

Onawa, IA 51040

(712) 423-1733 (phone)

(712) 423-3828 (fax)

onawalib@willinet.net

Microforms and print functions: yes

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

County atlas of county

Plat maps of county

Plat maps of other counties

County histories of other counties

Telephone books of town

County atlases of other counties

Telephone books of other towns

Federal census for county: (1850, 1860, 1880-1920)

State census for county: (1885, 1895, 1905)

Newspapers:

Onawa Democrat (1890-present) print and film

Onawa Sentinel (1921-present) print and film

(no indexes)

Vital statistics resources:

Obituary collection for town

Obituary collection for county

Probate records for county

Cemetery records for town

Cemetery records for county

Special collections:

Photograph collections

Family histories

Oral history collections (video)

MONTGOMERY COUNTY

Red Oak Public Library

400 North Second Street

Red Oak, IA 51566

(712) 623-6516 (phone)

(712) 623-6518 (fax)

redoak00@iren.net

Microforms and print functions: yes

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

County atlas of county

Plat maps of county

Plat maps of other counties

City directories of town

Telephone books of town

County histories of other counties

Telephone books of other towns


Federal census for county: (1850-1910)

State census for county: (1856, 1885-1925)

Newspapers:

Red Oak Express (1874-1917, incomplete; 1917-present) film

Other titles which have been absorbed by the Express: Red Oak Independent, Red Oak Republican,

Stanton Call

Red Oak Sun (1884-1955) film

Villisca Mercury & Villisca Weekly Review (1871-1880, incomplete; 1880-1906) film

(no indexes)

Vital statistics resources:

Cemetery records for town

Cemetery records for county

Special resources:

Photograph collections

Family histories

Oral history collections (audio)

Our county seat library is strong in local history for Red Oak and Montgomery County. We hold the “Peoples

Art”—a project including 7,000 slide images of original calendars printed in the T. D. Murphy Co. plant in Red

Oak. Indexes to these images and other reference materials re: calendar/commercial art. 39 panel exhibit “The

People’s Art”.

Villisca Public Library

204 South Third Avenue

Villisca, IA 50864

(712) 826-2452 (phone)

Microforms and print functions: no

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

County histories of other counties

Plat maps of county

Plat maps of other counties

Telephone books of town

Telephone books of other towns

Newspapers:

Villisca Review (1977-present) print

(no index)

Special resources:

Photograph collections

Family histories

Oral history collections

Postcard collections

MUSCATINE COUNTY

West Liberty Public Library

400 North Spencer (319) 627-2084 (phone)

West Liberty, IA 52776

(319) 627-2135 (fax)


wllibrary@netins.net

Microforms and print functions: yes

COLLECTIONS AND RES OURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

County atlas of county

Plat maps of county

County histories of other counties

Telephone books of town

Telephone books of other towns

Newspapers:

West Liberty Index (1881-1974) film

West Liberty Index (1975-present) print

(no index)

Vital statistics resources:

Cemetery records for town

Special resources:

Photograph collections

Family histories

We have every shred of paper relating to our library: receipt stubs, bills, inventories, all old accession books,

clippings.

O’BRIEN COUNTY

General N. B. Baker Public Library

P. O. Box 280

315 Ash Street

Sutherland, IA 51058-0280

(712) 446-3839 (phone)

(712) 446-3839 (fax)

Microforms and print functions: film, but no printer

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

City directories of town

Telephone books of town

Newspapers:

Sutherland Courier (July 1885-present; missing 1889-1895 and 1899-1907) film

(no index)

Vital statistics resources:

Cemetery records for town

Special resources:

Family histories

OSCEOLA COUNTY

Sibley Public Library

406 Ninth Street Sibley, IA 51249-1803


(712) 754-2888 (phone)

(712) 754-2590 (fax)

siblib@rconnect.com

Microforms and print functions: yes

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

County atlas of county

Plat maps of county

Telephone books of town

Telephone books of other towns

Federal census for county: (1870-1920)

State census for county: (1885-1925)

Newspapers:

Sibley Gazette (1883-1889, 1893-1941, 1943-1993) film

Ocheyedan Press (1916-1926, 1976-1984) film

Melvin Argus (1915-1917, 1976-1978) film

(no indexes)

Special resources:

Oral history collections (video)

PAGE COUNTY

Clarinda Public Library

300 North Sixteenth Street

Clarinda, IA 51632-1635

(712) 542-3590 (fax)

(712) 542-2416 (phone)

clarlib@clarinda.heartland.net

Microforms and print functions: yes

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

Plat maps of county

Federal census for county: (1860-1910)

State census for county: (1856, 1885, 1905)

Newspapers:

Page County Herald (June 3, 1859-May 30, 1862) film

Page County Democrat (August 20, 1868-1874, October 9, 1884-1886) film

Clarinda Herald & Herald Journal (July 10, 1889-present) film

(no indexes)

Vital statistics resources:

Cemetery records for county (some)

Cemetery records for town (some)

Special resources:


Family histories

Shenandoah Public Library

201 South Elm

Shenandoah, IA 52601

(712) 246-2315 (phone)

(712) 246-5847 (fax)

shenlib@shenessex.heartland.net

Microforms and print functions: yes

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

County histories of other counties

Plat maps of county

Plat maps of other counties

Federal census for county: (1850-1920)

Federal census for Fremont County for some years

State census for Fremont County (1925)

Soundex Reference Guide (paper)

Newspapers:

Shenandoah Sentinel/Evening Sentinel (November 25, 1887-February 4, 1994) film

Shenandoah Daily World (November 9, 1897-April 15, 1925) film

Shenandoah Evening Sentinel World (April 15, 1925-May 22, 1926) film

Shenandoah The Fire Brand (November 8, 1888, single issue; January 1900-December 1902) film

Shenandoah Sentinel Post Biweekly (September 1, 1908-December 31, 1915) film

Shenandoah Sentinel Post Triweekly (January 3, 1916-December 30, 1921) film

Shenandoah Valley News (January 4, 1992-March 30, 1993) film

Coin Gazette/Eagle (1882-1934) film

(index for obituaries 1894-1992)

Vital statistics resources:

Cemetery records for town

Obituary collection for town

Fremont County cemetery records

Atchison County (Mo) cemetery records

Marriage records for county

Special resources:

Family histories

Oral history collections (audio)

Sanborn Fire Insurance maps (Shenandoah) on film

Grave registrations, war veterans of Page County, IA Civil War-1942 (indexed).

PALO ALTO COUNTY

Emmetsburg Public Library

707 North Superior Street

Emmetsburg, IA 50536-2410

(712) 852-3785 (fax)

meleners@ilcc.cc.ia.us

(712) 852-4009 (phone)

Microforms and print functions: film, but no printer


COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

County atlas of county

Plat maps of county

Telephone books of town

Federal census for county: (1860-1920)

State census for county: (1885-1925)

Newspapers:

Emmetsburg weekly newspapers since 1875 (various titles); most in print, some film

(no index, but short obit index)

Vital statistics resources:

Birth records for county

Death records for county

Marriage records for county

Vital records for other counties: Emmet and Kossuth

Cemetery records for county

Obituary collection for county (some)

Probate records for county

Special resources:

Photograph collections

Family histories

Mallard Public Library

P. O. Box 248 (712) 425-3330 (phone)

607 Inman (712) 425-3330 (fax)

Mallard, IA 50562

mallardl@ncn.net

Microforms and print functions: film, but no printer

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

Telephone books of town

Telephone books of other towns

Vital statistics resources:

Cemetery records for town

PLYMOUTH COUNTY

Akron Public Library

P. O. Box 348

Akron, IA 51001

(712) 568-2601 (phone)

(712) 568-2601 (fax)

akronlib@heartlandtel.com

Microforms and print functions: film, but no printer

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

County atlas of county

Plat maps of county


Telephone books of town

Newspapers:

Akron Register-Tribune (1897-present) film

(no index)

Special resources:

Photograph collections

LeMars Public Library

46 First Street SW

LeMars. IA 51031-3696

(712) 546-5004 (phone)

(712) 546-5797 (fax)

library@lemars.ia.frontiercomm.net

Microforms and print functions: yes

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

County atlas of county

Plat maps of county

City directories of town (recent)

Telephone books of town (recent)

County histories of other counties

Federal census for county: (1850-1920)

State census for county: (1895, 1915, 1925)

Newspapers:

LeMars newspapers (1881-present) film

(index for 1881-1907; 1988-present)

Vital statistics resources:

Birth records for county

Death records for county (1880-1890)

Cemetery records for town

Probate records for county

Cemetery records for Sioux and O’Brien counties; obits for Sheldon

Marriage records for county (1860-1880, 1891-1900)

Cemetery records for county

Special resources:

Family histories

Social Security Death Index

WPA grave registrations for Plymouth, Sioux and O’Brien counties

Collection of centennial/history books of surrounding towns in Plymouth, Sioux, Woodbury, Clay and

Crawford counties

POCAHONTAS COUNTY

Laurens Public Library

273 North Third Street

Laurens, IA 50554

Microforms and print functions: yes

(712) 845-4612 (phone)

(712) 845-4612 (fax)

laurenspl@ncn.net

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:


Local histories

County histories of county

County atlas of county

Plat maps of county

County histories of other counties

Telephone books of town

County atlases of other counties

Telephone books of other towns

Federal census for county: (1870-1920)

State census for county: (1885, 1895)

Census for Loudoun & Louisa counties, VA, 1850

Census for Crawford, Door & Douglas counties, WI, 1860

Census for Woodford County, IL, 1860

Newspapers:

Laurens Sun (September 3, 1885-1996, except 1950) film

Laurens Sun (1990-1996) print

The Pilot Tribune (Storm Lake) (3 mos.-present) print

Pocahontas Record Democrat (3 mos.-present) print

(no indexes)

Vital statistics resources:

Obituary collection for town (incomplete)

Obituary collection for county (incomplete) Cemetery records for town

Birth records for county (1880-1898)

Death records for county (1880-1893)

Marriage records for county (1880-1900)

Cemetery records for county

Cemetery records for Clay County (1876-1980)

Special resources:

Family histories

Oral history collections (audio, video, transcripts)

We have a growing genealogy collection, thanks to the support of the local genealogy group.

Plover Public Library

301 Main Street

Plover, IA 50573

(712) 857-3532 (phone)

Microforms and print functions: no

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Telephone books of town

Pocahontas Public Library

14 Second Avenue NW

Pocahontas, IA 50574

(712) 335-4471 (phone)

(712) 335-4471 (fax)

pokypl@ncn.net

Microforms and print functions: yes

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county


County atlas of county

Plat maps of county

Telephone books of town

Telephone books of other towns

Federal census for county: (1870-1920)

State census for county: (1885, 1895)

Newspapers:

Pocahontas Democrat (1901-1922) film

Pocahontas Record (1884-1888, 1900-1922) film

Pocahontas Record Democrat (1923-1996) film

(no indexes)

Vital statistics resources:

Cemetery records for town

Birth records for county

Death records for county

Marriage records for county

Cemetery records for county

Special resources:

Photograph collections

Family histories

Oral history collections (video, transcripts)

Video collection of interviews of those remembering early Pocahontas

Documentary called “Main Street, Pocahontas” (video)

Video collection of interviews of those remembering home dances, barn dances, early dance halls in early 1900s

Video to be produced soon combining interviews.

Rolfe Public Library

401 Garfield

Rolfe, IA 50581

(712) 848-3435 (phone)

(712) 848-3435 (fax)

bbrink@ncn.net

Microforms and print functions: yes

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

Local school annuals

Federal census for county: (1860, 1870, 1880, 1910, 1920)

State census for county: (1885-1925)

Newspapers:

Rolfe Arrow (and earlier names of same paper) (1884-1990) film

Rolfe Arrow (1990-present) print

In 1990 our paper was absorbed by the Pocahontas Record Democrat. Our printed index includes all the

information in that paper from 1990 to present.

(index for genealogical purposes only)

Vital statistics resources:

Birth records for county (before 1900)

Death records for county (before 1900)

Marriage records for county (before 1900)

Cemetery records for county (D.A.R.)

Cemetery records for town (D.A.R.)

Microfilm of records in City Hall


Index to records at local funeral home

Special resources:

Photograph collections

Oral history collections (audio, transcripts—100 relating to local history with an emphasis on transportation)

Scrapbooks of pictures of local people in Iowa’s Bicentennial Year (over 1000 people)

Scrapbooks of local businessmen’s snapshots

Copies of photodirectories of local churches

POLK COUNTY

Grimes Public Library

P. O. Box 280

200 North James

Grimes, IA 50111-0280

(515) 986-3551 (phone)

(515) 986-9553 (fax)

pfaffk@desk2.grimes.lib.ia.us

Microforms and print functions: no

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

Plat maps of county

City directories of town

Telephone books of town

Plat maps of other counties (Dallas County)

Newspapers:

Northeast Dallas County Record (1987-present) print

Public Library of Des Moines

100 Locust Street

Des Moines, IA 50309

(515) 283-4152 (phone)

(515) 237-1654 (fax)

dsmlib@netins.net

Microforms and print functions: yes

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

County atlas of county

Plat maps of county

County atlases of other counties

County histories of other counties (a few)

City directories of town

Telephone books of town

City directories of other towns (current year)

Telephone books of other towns (current)

State Census for county: (1856, 1885, 1895, 1905, 1915, 1925)

Newspapers:

Des Moines Register (1871-present) film

Des Moines Tribune (1907-September 25, 1982 some gaps) film

Daily Iowa Capitol (March 14, 1888-April 20, 1890) film

Des Moines Daily Record (1926-1949, many gaps) film

Des Moines Daily Record (1949-1987) print

Iowa Bystander (1894-1987, gaps) film, some print

Communicator (1987-present) print


Cityview (July 8, 1992-present) print

Des Moines Skywalker (April 20, 1983-July 1992) print

Business Record (October 1983-present) print

(indexes for Des Moines Register: card file by subject 1946-1984; printed ISU index June 1975-June

1987; Library’s computerized index 1986-present)

Vital statistics resources:

Obituary collection for town—part of our newspaper index and obits available on microfilm

Special resources:

Photograph collections

Oral history collections (audio)

Extensive clipping file covering Des Moines and Iowa, as well as bound volumes of biographical clippings

from 1909 to date on prominent Iowans

Sanborn fire maps for Des Moines

State Archives of Iowa

600 East Locust Street (515) 281-8875 (phone)

Des Moines, Iowa 50319

(515) 282-0502 (fax)

Microforms and print functions: yes

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Original government records such as court cases, legislative material, adjutant general records, land survey

records, maps, private manuscripts. Collections cover entire state.

Federal census for county: All available federal census records for Iowa

State census for county: All available state census records for Iowa

Vital statistics resources:

State Archives is the repository for all vital records in Iowa. Microfilm is available. State level records are

available when 75 years old and not otherwise restricted.

Special resources:

Photograph collections

Family histories

Oral history collections

Postcard collections

The State Archives preserves all permanently valuable state government records. It also holds photographs,

maps, ephemera and private manuscripts related to Iowa history. Finding aids are available.

State Historical Society of Iowa Library

600 East Locust, Capitol Complex

Des Moines, IA 50319

(515) 281-6200 (phone)

(515) 282-0502 (fax)

Microforms and print functions: yes

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:


Local histories

County histories of all Iowa counties

County atlases of all Iowa counties

Plat maps of all Iowa counties

City directories of most Iowa towns

Telephone books of most Iowa towns

Federal census for state: (1850-1920)

State census for state: (1856, 1885-1925)

Indexes to out-of-state censuses

1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 Mortality, Agricultural and Industrial schedules of the Federal census

Some county censuses for Iowa.

Newspapers:

Newspapers from all counties in Iowa. There are indexes to papers from the following towns: Des

Moines, Sioux City, Boone, Afton, Panora, Waterloo, Knoxville, Decorah

Vital statistics resources:

Probate records for state

Birth records for state

Death records for state

Marriage records for state

Cemetery records for state

Special resources:

Photograph collections

Family histories

Postcard collections

Vertical file on Iowa

Sanborn fire insurance maps

WPA cemetery transcripts

Legislative files.

POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY

Council Bluffs Public Library

400 Willow Avenue

Council Bluffs, IA 51503

(712) 323-7553 (phone)

(712) 323-1269 (fax)

jgodsey@server.silo.lib.ia.us

Microforms and print functions: yes

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

County atlas of county

Plat maps of county

Plat maps of other counties (Harrison)

County histories of other counties

City directories of town

Telephone books of town

City directories of other towns

Telephone books of other towns

Federal census for county: (1850-1920)

Newspapers:

Frontier Guardian (February 1849-June 1852) film

Daily Morning Bugle (July 1857-December 1868) film

Daily Evening Bugle (January 1869-June 1870) film

Weekly Nonpareil (May 18, 1857-June 1881) film


Council Bluffs Globe (October 1883-June 30, 1897) film

Daily Nonpareil (January 1881-present) film

(Index to Nonpareil on computer October 1995 to date. Before this date extensive clipping and card

files 1950-October 1995 with some indexing 1849 to date)

Vital statistics resources:

Obituary collection for town

Cemetery records for town

Cemetery records for county

Special resources:

Photograph collections

Family histories

Oral history collections (transcripts)

Pencil sketches by George Simons from 1850s

23 volumes of letters of General Grenville Dodge with his own handwritten corrections and additions; many

correspondence items written by Amelia Bloomer.

Probate records available at local genealogical society

POWESHIEK COUNTY

Burling Library

P. O. Box 805

Grinnell College

Grinnell, IA 50112-0811

(515) 269-3350 (Phone)

(515) 269-4283 (fax)

czechowl@ac.grin.edu

Microforms and print functions: yes

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

County histories of county

County atlas of county

Plat maps of county

County histories of other counties

County atlases of other counties

Plat maps of other counties

Federal census for county: (1850-1920)

State census for county: (1856, 1885-1925)

Newspapers:

Grinnell Herald (1888-1936) film

Grinnell Register (1911-1937) film

Grinnell Herald Register (1936-present) film

(no indexes)

:

Special resources:

Photograph collections

Oral history collections (audio, transcripts)

Burling Library has materials relating to Grinnell College including many photographs, papers of faculty

and alumni, and historical information from the Iowa Band. It also has materials relating to persons and

organizations from the community including many documents of the Congregational Church.


Stewart Library

P. O. Box 390 (515) 236-2661 (phone)

926 Broad Street (515) 236-2667 (fax)

Grinnell, IA 50112

stewrt00@iren.net

Microforms and print functions: yes

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

County atlas of county

Plat maps of county

City directories of town

Telephone books of town

Plat maps of other counties

Federal census for county: (1850-1920)

Newspapers:

Grinnell Register (1911-1937) film

Grinnell Herald (August 16, 1871-February 11, 1936) film

Grinnell Herald Register (May 13, 1937-present) film

Poweshiek County Herald (January 6, 1870-July 26, 1871) film

Montezuma Standard (September 6, 1871-March 6, 1872) film

Malcom Bulletin (February 3, 1871-August 18, 1871) film

Grinnell Independent (February 16, 1879-April 29, 1880) film

(no indexes)

Vital statistics resources:

Cemetery records for town

Cemetery records for county

Special resources:

Photograph collections

Family histories

Oral history collections (audio, video, transcripts)

We have developed and are gradually adding items to our vertical file. We also have a unique oral history

collection compiled by Friends of Stewart Library in 1992. It is entitled “Grinnell’s Voices from the Past: The

Depression and World War II.” The collection includes interviews with 20 long-time Grinnell residents that

have been transcribed. There are also photographs of each interviewee suitable for display. A videotape

entitled “Testaments” interviews several of the project participants in some detail. The video, transcripts and

photographs can be checked out.

Poweshiek County Historical & Genealogical Library

P. O. Box 280 (515) 623-3322 (phone)

206 North Mill Street

Montezuma, IA 50171

Microforms and print functions: yes

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

County atlas of county

Plat maps of county


City directories of town

Telephone books of town

County histories of other counties

Federal census for county: (1850-1920)

State census for county: (1856, 1885, 1895, 1925)

Vital statistics resources:

Birth records for county

Death records for county

Obituary collection for county

Obituary collections for towns

Marriage records for county from 1848

Ce metery records for county

Cemetery records for towns

Probate records for county

Special resources:

Photograph collections (small)

Family histories

RINGGOLD COUNTY

Mount Ayr Public Library

121 West Monroe

Mount Ayr, IA 50854

(515) 464-2159 (phone)

(515) 464-2159 (fax)

Microforms and print functions: film, but no printer

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

County atlas of county

Plat maps of county

County histories of other counties

Plat maps of other counties

Federal census for county: (1860-1920)

Newspapers:

Ringgold Record (1872-1908) film

Twice-a-Week News (1892-1907) film

Mount Ayr Journal (1893-1920) film

Kellerton Globe (1894-1907) film

Mount Ayr Record News (1908-1989) film

Redding Herald (1915-1919, 1926-1947) film

Redding Rustler and Redding Register (1901 and 1906) film

Shannon City Messenger (1915-1918) film

Diagonal Reporter (1918-1972) film

Tingley Vindicator (1903-1948) film

Ringgold County “Old Timers” Bulletin (1930-1946)

(no indexes)

Vital statistics resources:

Register of marriages 1855-1912 Death records for county (index 1880-1897)

Birth records for county (index 1880-1897) Marriage records for county (index 1880-1913)

Index to wills (1858-1880)

Cemetery records for county

Gravestone records (1800-1930)

Obituary collection for county

Special resources:

Family histories


Oral history collections

Various county church records 1800-1924

Bohemian settlers, 1856-1900

Zaruba family records 1864-1900

Ringgold County Beall directories 1896 & 1899

We also have several cassette tapes of interviews with various old-timers pertaining to histories of towns and

areas within the county, as well as accounts of some historical events within the county.

SAC COUNTY

Wall Lake Public Library

P. O. Box 29

116 Main Street

Wall Lake, IA 51466-0029

(712) 664-2983 (phone)

(712) 664-2577 (fax)

wll@netins.net

Microforms and print functions: film, but no printer

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

Telephone books of town

Federal census for county: (1860-1910)

State census for county: (1885, 1895, 1905, 1915, 1925)

Newspapers:

The Chronicle (Wall Lake edition) 1984-1991) film

The Chronicle (Wall Lake edition) (1984-1996) print

The Wall Lake Blade (1890-1984) print and film

(no indexes)

Vital statistics resources:

Cemetery records for town

SCOTT COUNTY

Davenport Public Library

321 Main Street

Davenport, IA 52801

(319) 326-7902 (phone)

(319) 326-7809 (fax)

krunge@libby.rbls.lib.il.us

Microforms and print functions: yes

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

County atlas of county

Plat maps of county

City directories of town

Telephone books of town

City directories of other towns

County histories of other counties

County atlases of other counties

Plat maps of other counties

Federal census for county: (1850-1920)

State census for county: (1856-1895, 1915, 1925)


Other Census materials: 1850, 1860, 1870 Federal census for all Iowa counties

Soundex for all Iowa counties

1850, 1860, 1870 printed census indexes for Iowa

Most federal and state census schedules for Cedar, Clinton, Muscatine and Louisa counties

Newspapers:

Daily Davenport Democrat (April 20, 1864-August 15, 1874) film

Daily Democrat and News (October 11, 1859-April 19, 1864) film

Daily Iowa State Democrat (July 4, 1856-October 9, 1859) film

Daily Morning News (March 31, 1858-December 31, 1858) film

Davenport Daily Gazette (September 13, 1849-August 31, 1854; October 16, 1854-May 2, 1857; January 1,

1880-December 31, 1880; July 1, 1881-December 31, 1881; July 1, 1883-November 23, 1883; March

1, 1887-December 4, 1888) film

Davenport Daily Leader (includes weekly) (July 1894-December 1894; February 2, 1900-June 29, 1900;

January 1903-June, 1903) film

Davenport Daily Republican (April 1897-March, 1898; April 1903-September 1904) film

Davenport Daily Times (October 1887-May 1964) film

Davenport Democrat (August 17, 1874-January 30, 1884; August 19, 1884-June 3, 1887; January 2, 1890-

May 1964) film

Davenport Democrat Gazette (December 5, 1888-December 31, 1889) film

Davenport Democrat Weekly (January 14, 1877-December 29, 1880) film

Davenport Gazette (August 26, 1841-August 19, 1847) film

Davenport Semi Weekly Times (August 9, 1899-December 31, 1901) film

Davenport Weekly Democrat (January 2, 1889-December 31, 1896) film

Davenport Weekly Republican (April 7, 1897-March 30, 1898; April 2, 1903-March 15, 1904) film

Davenport Weekly Times (May 1887-December 1895; January 1899-August 5, 1899) film

Iowa Reform (German language) (July 1894-June 22, 1897) film

Morning Democrat (January 1, 1890-January 31, 1897) film

Morning Democrat Gazette (June 7, 1887-December 31, 1889) film

North Scott Press (June 1, 1976-April 30, 1992) film

Quad-City Times (February 1975-present) film

Times Democrat (June 1964-January 1975) film

Tri City Star and Davenport Morning Star (September 17, 1904-February 14, 1905) film

(indexes for these papers: local news 1983-1993 card file; 1993-present on computer; vital records

(birth, marriage, death) 1899-1946; obits 1950-1954, 1986-1989 card file; 1990-present on

computer)

Vital statistics resources:

Birth records for county

Death records for county

Marriage records for county

Cemetery records for county

Cemetery records for town Probate records for county

Special resources:

Photograph collections

Family histories

Oral history collections (audio, transcripts)

SHELBY COUNTY

Harlan Community Library

718 Court Street

Harlan, IA 51537

(712) 755-5934 (phone)

(712) 755-3952 (fax)

harlan@netins.net

Microforms and print functions: yes


COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

County atlas of county

Plat maps of county

City directories of town

County histories of other counties (Audubon)

Telephone books of other towns

Federal census for county: (1860-1920)

State census for county: (1856, 1885, 1895, 1915, 1925)

Newspapers:

Shelby News (1879-1920 and 1953-1969) film

Harlan Herald (1878-1883) print and film

Harlan Hub (1880-1883) print and film

Harlan Republican (1921-1937) print and film

Harlan Tribune (1979-present) print, film to 1992

Harlan News-Advertiser (1936-present) print, film to 1992

(no indexes)

Vital statistics resources:

Birth records for county

Death records for county

Marriage records for county

Cemetery records for county

Probate records for county Cemetery records for town

Special resources:

Some church records on microfilm from the county

Harlan High School Yearbooks (The Harpoon) from 1894-1994.

Family histories

SIOUX COUNTY

Alton Public Library

P. O. Box 379

905 Third Avenue

Alton, IA 51003-0379

(712) 756-4516 (phone)

(712) 756-8999 (fax)

altonlib@nwidt.com

Microforms and print functions: film, but no printer

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

County atlas of county

Telephone books of town

Newspapers:

Alton Democrat (Later called Sioux County Capital-Democrat) (1884-1996) print and some film

(no indexes)

Vital statistics resources:

Cemetery records for town

Special resources:

Family histories (a few)


Orange City Public Library

112 Albany Avenue SE

Orange City, IA 51041

(712) 737-4302 (phone)

(712) 737-4431 (fax)

Orange00@iren.net

Microforms and print functions: film, but no printer

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County atlas of county

Plat maps of county

Telephone books of other towns

Telephone books of town

State census for county: (1856)

Newspapers:

Sioux County Capital-Democrat (December 19, 1935-present) film

Siouxland Press (December 7, 1988-present) print?

(no indexes)

Vital statistics resources:

See below

Special resources:

Family histories (a few)

Oral history collections (transcripts)

We have a collection of Dutch costume patterns researched and drawn up locally, which are available for people

to copy.

Vital statistics records are kept in the Clerk of District Court’s office at the courthouse. The Recorder’s office

has county histories and county atlases. The Auditor’s office has county directories, the 1900, 1910 and 1920

censuses.

Sioux Center Public Library

327 First avenue NE

Sioux Center, IA 51250

(712) 722-2138 (phone)

(712) 722-1235 (fax)

Sclib@dordt.edu

Microforms and print functions: film, but no printer

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

County atlas of county

Plat maps of county

Federal census for county: (1870-1910)

State census for county: (1895, 1915, 1925)

Other census material: Marion County for 1850 and 1860

Newspapers:

Sioux Center Nieuwsblad (April 1896-October 1953) film

Sioux Center News (August 20, 1930-December 1975) film


(no indexes)

Vital statistics resources:

Cemetery records for county

Special resources:

Family histories

Oral history collections (audio)

Extensive collection of genealogical and historical materials, including passenger and immigration lists

Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio census indexes for early years

Church histories

High school yearbooks

Genealogical indexes.

STORY COUNTY

Iowa Department of Transportation Library

800 Lincoln Way 1-800-262-0003 ext. 1200 (phone)

Ames, IA 50010

(515) 239 1639 (fax)

Hzalete@iadot.e-mail.com

Microforms and print functions: yes

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

County atlas of county

County atlases of other counties

State highway maps 1919-present

Huebinger Iowa road atlases 1912, 1913, 1917, 1923

Iowa Highway Commission County road atlases 1938-present.

Special resources:

Photograph collections

Postcard collection

800 photographs of Iowa parks (1920-1950)

10,000 photographs of Iowa roads and bridges (1915-present)

3 linear feet of historic road documentation (e.g., Lincoln Highway)

2,000 newspaper clippings on Rock Island Railroad

1,000 newspaper clippings on Chicago Northwestern Railroad

6 linear feet of clippings relating to Iowa Transportation (e.g., airports, transit trails, automobiles, interstates,

etc.)

University Library

Iowa State University

(515) 294-1442 (phone)

Ames, IA 50011 (515) 294-2112 (fax)

Cdobson@iastate.edu

Microforms and print functions: yes

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

County atlas of county

Plat maps of county


City directories of town

Telephone books of town

Plat maps of other counties

County histories of other counties

County atlases of other counties

Federal census for county: (1850-1910)

Newspapers:

Ames Evening Times (1892-1919) film

Daily Tribune (Ames) (1919-present) film

(no indexes)

Vital statistics resources:

Cemetery records for college cemetery

Special resources:

Photograph collections

Family histories

Oral history collections (audio, video, transcripts)

Postcard collections

Sanborn fire maps for Iowa

Nevada Public Library

631 K Avenue (515) 382-2628 (phone)

Nevada, IA 50201-1931

(515) 382-3552 (fax)

Nevada00@iren.net

Microforms and print functions: yes

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

County atlas of county

Plat maps of county

City directories of town

Telephone books of town

Telephone books of other towns

Federal census for county: (1850-1920)

State census for county: (1856, 1885-1925)

Newspapers:

Nevada Journal (1895-present) film

Nevada Representative (1870-1919) film

Story County Watchman (1877-1906) film

(no indexes)

Vital statistics resources:

Birth records for county

Death records for county

Obituary collection for county

Probate records for county (early vault boxes)

Marriage records for county

Cemetery records for county

Roland Public Library

P. O. Box 409

218 North Main


(515) 388-4086 (phone)

Roland, IA 50236-0409

rolandlib@timberidge.com

Microforms and print functions: yes

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

Plat maps of county

City directories of town

Telephone books of town

Telephone books of other towns

Newspapers:

Roland Record (1897-1975) film

(no index)

Vital statistics resources:

Cemetery records for town

Records for Howard Township

Special resources:

Family histories

Newspaper clippings in scrapbook; The years of basketball from late 40’s-1950, Gary Thompson was local

athlete

Several community authors have written about their personal lives in Iowa.

Zearing Public Library

P. O. Box 197 (515) 487-7888 (phone)

101 East Main (515) 487-7888 (fax)

Zearing, IA 50278

jeanwatts@netins.net

Microforms and print functions: no

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of other counties

County atlas of county

Plat maps of county

Plat maps of other counties

City directories of town

Telephone books of town

County atlases of other counties

Telephone books of other towns

Newspapers:

The Reporter (October 14, 1992-present) print

(no index)

Special resources:

Photograph collections (Zearing history)

Oral history collections (video)

We have three different history books about Zearing, one of McCallsburg, one of Saint Anthony, and a history

of Marshall County.


TAMA COUNTY

Dysart Public Library

P. O. Box 519

424 Main Street

Dysart, IA 52224-0519

(319) 476-5210 (phone)

(319) 476-2761 (fax)

dysartpl@netins.net

Microforms and print functions: no

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

County histories of county

County atlas of county

Plat maps of county

1892 Tama county plat book

1917 Benton county atlas

Vital statistics resources:

Cemetery records for town

County histories of other counties

Telephone books of town

Cemetery records for county

Special resources:

Family histories

Postcard collections

Toledo Public Library

206 East High Street

Toledo, IA 52342

(515) 484-3362 (phone)

(515) 484-3362 (fax)

tpl@gte.net

Microforms and print functions: no

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

County atlas of county

Plat maps of county

Telephone books of town

Telephone books of other towns

TAYLOR COUNTY

Bedford Public Library

507 Jefferson Street

Bedford, IA 50833

(712) 523-2828 (phone)

bedforl@bedford.heartland.net

Microforms and print functions: film, but no printer

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of other counties

County histories of county

County atlas of county

Plat maps of county

Telephone books of town

Telephone books of other towns


Federal census for county: (1850-1920)

State census for county: (1885, 1895)

Other census material: Indexes from Dakota, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland,

Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio,

Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin.

Newspapers:

Iowa Southwest (January 24, 1867-December 28, 1867; January 9, 1875-July 22, 1876; July 29, 1876-

September 6, 1879) film

Bedford Argus (January-December 1879) film

Taylor County Republican (January 5, 1878-December 2, 1878; January 1, 1880-December 30, 1880;

January 1882-December 7, 1882; January 3, 1883-July 24, 1884) film

Southwest Democrat (1888) film

Taylor County Democrat (July 22, 1893-July 6, 1895) film

Daily Republican (July 1898, June 1904 incomplete) film

Bedford Free Press (scattered holdings between June 13, 1895-December 1926) film

Bedford Times Republican (October 3, 1901-December 31, 1931) film

Taylor County Herald (August 1932-October 22, 1945) film

Bedford Times Press (March 2, 1933-November 15, 1979) film

Bedford Times Press (1979-present) print

(no indexes)

Vital statistics resources:

Cemetery records for county

Special resources:

Family histories

UNION COUNTY

Gibson Memorial Library

124 North Maple

Creston, IA 50801

(515) 782-2277 (phone)

(515) 782-4604 (fax)

cstanger@aea14.k12.ia.us

Microforms and print functions: film, but no printer

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

County atlas of county

Plat maps of county

City directories of town

Telephone books of town

County histories of other counties

Telephone books of other towns

Federal census for county: (1850-1920)

State census for county: (1856, 1885, 1895, 1915, 1925)

Newspapers:

Creston News Advertiser (1921-present; before 1921 is very spotty) film

(no index)

Vital statistics resources:

Birth records for county

Death records for county

Marriage records for county

Cemetery records for county


Probate records for county

Cemetery records for town

Obituary collection for county

Obituary collection for town

Special resources:

Family histories

Oral history collections (transcripts)

VAN BUREN COUNTY

Bonaparte Public Library

Washington Street

Bonaparte, IA 52620

(319) 592-3677 (phone)

Microforms and print functions: no

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

Plat maps of county

Telephone books of town (current)

Newspapers:

Many clipped items from local weekly newspapers

(no indexes)

Vital statistics resources:

Birth records for county

Obituary collection for county

Cemetery records for town

Marriage records for county (early)

Cemetery records for county

Special resources:

Photograph collection (small)

Keosauqua Public Library

P. O. Box 158 (319) 293-3766 (phone)

618 First Street (319) 293-3766 (fax)

Keosauqua, IA 52565-0158

keolib@worf.netins.net

Microforms and print functions: yes

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

County atlas of county

Plat maps of county

County histories of other counties

Telephone books of town

Telephone books of other towns

Federal census for county: (1840-1920)

State census for county: (1856, 1885, 1895, 1925)

Newspapers:

Keosauqua Republican (1859-1939) film

Van Buren County Register (1941-1973; 1981-1985) film


State Line Democrat (1894-1920) film

Van Buren County Record (Bonaparte) (1911-1983) film

Birmingham Enterprise (1874-1936) film

Farmington Tri County (1898-1974) film

Stockport News (1918-1924) film

Milton Herald (1878-1921) film

(no indexes)

Vital statistics resources:

Birth records for county (1968-1987)

Obituary collection for county

Marriage records for county

Cemetery records for county

Obituary collection for town Cemetery records for town

Special resources:

Family histories

Fairly extensive local history collection, including “gold rush” diaries, etc.

Many miscellaneous church , school, land records, scrapbooks, etc. on microfilm done by Mormon Church in

1970s

Roster of Iowa soldiers in the Civil War.

WAPELLO COUNTY

Ottumwa Public Library

102 West Fourth Street

Ottumwa, IA 52501-2509

(515) 682-7563 (phone)

(515) 682-4970 (fax)

00@iren.net

Microforms and print functions: yes

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

County atlas of county

Plat maps of county

City directories of town

Telephone books of town

Telephone books of other towns

Federal census for county: (1850, 1860, 1870)

State census for county: (1905)

Newspapers:

Ottumwa Courier (1871-present) film

(no index)

Vital statistics resources:

Birth records for county

Marriage records for county

Cemetery records for count

Special resources:

Family histories

WARREN COUNTY

Indianola Public Library


207 North B Street

Indianola, IA 50125

(515) 961-9418 (phone)

(515) 961-9419 (fax)

winston@netins.net

Microforms and print functions: film, but no printer

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

County atlas of county

Plat maps of county

Plat maps of other counties

City directories of town

Telephone books of town

County histories of other counties

Telephone books of other towns

Newspapers:

Indianola Record/Herald (1921-present) film

Advocate Tribune (August 1876-1921) film

(no indexes)

Vital statistics resources:

Birth records for county

Death records for county

Obituary collection for county

Probate records for county

Marriage records for county

Cemetery records for county

Cemetery records for town

Special resources:

Family histories

Oral history collections (video)

New Virginia Public Library

408 West Street

New Virginia, IA 50210-0304

(515) 449-3614 (phone)

Microforms and print functions: no

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

County atlas of county

Plat maps of county

Newspapers:

The New Virginian (1970s to late 80s complete) print

(no index)

Vital statistics resources:

Birth records for county

Death records for county

Marriage records for county

Cemetery records for county

Cemetery records for town Obituary collection for town

Special resources:

Family histories

Postcard collections


WASHINGTON COUNTY

Washington Public Library

120 East Main Street

Washington, IA 52353

(319) 653-2726 (phone)

(319) 653-2097 (fax)

washlib@netins.net

Microforms and print functions: yes

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

County atlas of county

Plat maps of county

County atlases of other counties

City directories of town

Telephone books of town

County histories of other counties

Telephone books of other towns

Plat maps of other counties

Federal census for county: (1840-1920)

State census for county: (1851, 1852, 1854 , 1856)

Other census information: 1900 census of Los Angeles, Ca.; Mortality schedule 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880.

Newspapers:

Brighton Enterprise (June 24, 1882-June 11, 1968) film

Keota Eagle (May 13, 1876-June 13, 1985) film

Kalona News (November 19, 1891-July 7, 1983; September 6, 1984-December 31, 1987) film

Riverside Leader (July 30, 1925-July 8, 1943; April 19, 1978-December 29, 1989) film

Wayland News (March 30, 1905-December 29, 1932; September 12, 1935-December 24, 1953, scattered

issues; January 3, 1951-February 17, 1972) film

Wellman Advance (September 20, 1889-June 24, 1993) film

Washington Evening Journal (March 1895-December 1994) film

Washington Press (April 1856-October 1918) film

Washington Gazette (January 1881-December 1903) film

Crawfordsville paper (various dates) film

Ainsworth paper (various dates) film

Winfield Beacon (1885-December 1989) film

Richland paper (October 1882-December 1991) film

Fairfield Ledger (March 1853-December 1908) film

Mt. Pleasant News (January 1895-July 30, 1990) film

Columbus Junction Gazette (January 1889-December 1990) film

Columbus Safeguard (January 1859-December 1921) film

Riverside paper (1887-1928, misc. 1882-on) film

Brighton paper (1869, June 1882-December 1970) film

(no indexes)

Vital statistics resources:

Birth records for county

Death records for county

Obituary collection for county

Marriage records for county

Cemetery records for county

Special resources:

Family histories

Vertical file

Collection of historical books from General H. Scofield collection

Native American artifacts


Local art collection funded by ongoing trust

Church records on film

Roster and Record of Iowa Soldiers.

WAYNE COUNTY

LeCompte Memorial Library

110 South Franklin

Corydon, IA 50060

(515) 872-1621 (phone)

lecompte@netins.net

Microforms and print functions: yes

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

County atlas of county

Plat maps of county

Plat maps of other counties

County histories of other counties

Telephone books of town

County atlases of other counties

Telephone books of other towns

Federal census for county: (1850-1910)

State census for county: (1856, 1885-1925)

Federal census for other states than Iowa

Newspapers:

Allerton Advance (1948-1949) film

Seymour Herald (1947-1958) film

Corydon Democrat (1891-1925) film

Corydon Times-Republican (1902-1993) film

Humeston New Era (1922-1984) film

Lineville Tribune (1890-1947) film

Allerton News (1894-1940) film

(no indexes)

Vital statistics resources:

Birth records for county

Death records for county

Marriage records for county

Cemetery records for county

Obituary collection for county Obituary collection for town

Cemetery records for town

Vital records for other counties

Special resources:

Family histories

Oral history collections (audio, transcripts)

Seymour Community Library

123 North Fifth Street (515) 898-2966 (phone)

Seymour, IA 52590

(515) 898-7540 (fax)

Microforms and print functions: film, but no printer

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:


Local histories

County histories of county

County atlas of county

Plat maps of county

City directories of town

Telephone books of town

City directories of other towns

Telephone books of other towns

County histories of other counties County atlases of other counties

Plat maps of other counties

Federal census for county: (1850-1920)

State census for county: (1856, 1885, 1895, 1915, 1925)

Newspapers:

Seymour Democrat (February 27, 1908-November 13, 1913) film

Seymour Press (July 10, 1890-April 24, 1919) film

Seymour Herald (April 24, 1919-December 27, 1990) film

(no indexes)

Vital statistics resources:

Birth records for county

Death records for county

Marriage records for county

Cemetery records for county

Obituary collection for county Cemetery records for town

Obituary collection for town

Special resources:

Photograph collections

Family histories and genealogies

School yearbooks

Cemetery inscriptions 1846-1991.

WEBSTER COUNTY

Fort Dodge Public Library

605 First Avenue North

Fort Dodge, IA 50501

(515) 573-8167 (phone)

(515) 573-5422 (fax)

libstaff@dodgenet.com

Microforms and print functions: yes

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

County atlas of county

Plat maps of county

City directories of town (1889-1929 on film)

County histories of other counties (limited)

City directories of other towns (limited)

Telephone books of other towns

Federal census for county: (1860-1920)

State census for county: (1856, 1885, 1895, 1915, 1925)

Indexes to the 1885 and 1895 State Censuses for Webster County

Military Census (1862-1876)

Newspapers:

Fort Dodge Democrat (July 27, 1861 through 1862) film

Fort Dodge Republican (March 16, 1864) film

Iowa Northwest (October 17, 1864-June 24, 1869; July 1, 1869) film

Webster County Gazette (February 2, 1877-June 4, 1880) film

Northwest Chronicle (October 29, 1884-August 1, 1888) film


Saturday Evening Post (December 10, 1892-December 30, 1893) film

Fort Dodge Messenger (April 25, 1872-present—see various names below) film

Fort Dodge Evening Messenger (March 31, 1892-December 31, 1902) film

Fort Dodge Messenger (semi weekly) (January 3, 1896-December 28, 1906) film

Fort Dodge Daily Chronicle (August 18, 1906-June 30, 1917) film

Fort Dodge Messenger and Chronicle (February 2, 1918-December 31, 1945) film

Fort Dodge Messenger (April 1946-present) film

(Index 1856-1883 covers newspapers owned by the local Historical Society; 1903-1916)

Vital statistics resources:

Birth records for county

Death records for county

Probate records for county

Marriage records for county

Cemetery records for county

Will records (some)

Special resources:

Deed records

Naturalization records

Homestead index and records

WINNEBAGO COUNTY

Forest City Public Library

115 East “L” Street (515) 582-2939 (fax)

Forest City, IA 50436

fcpublib@netins.net

Microforms and print functions: film, but no printer

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

County histories of other counties

Plat maps of county

Plat maps of other counties

Telephone books of town

Telephone books of other towns

Federal census for county: (1860-1920)

Newspapers:

Winnebago/Forest City Summit (November 26, 1874-June 29, 1993) film

The Independent (May 16, 1895-November 3, 1921) film

Forest City Winnebago Republican (January 6, 1904-August 26, 1914) film

(no indexes)

Vital statistics resources:

Birth records for county (1918-1935)

Death records for county (1897-1935)

Marriage records for county (1876-1928)

Cemetery records for county

Probate records for county Obituary collection for town

Cemetery records for town

Special resources:

Family histories

FCPL is one of two recipients of the proceeds of a trust fund established to procure Scandinavian materials. We

have many fine histories of the various Scandinavian countries, as well as histories of immigrants from


Scandinavia to the US. Most unique is our reasonably wide selection of “bygdebok”—Norwegian

family/farm histories—probably best in the state other than Vesterheim.

WINNESHIEK COUNTY

Wilder Learning Resources

Northeast Iowa Community College

P. O. Box 400

Calmar, IA 52132

(319) 562-3263 (phone)

(319) 562-4361 (fax)

epperlyj@nicc.cc.ia.us

Microforms and print functions: film, but no printer

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Plat maps of county

Telephone books of town

Plat maps of other counties

Telephone books of other towns

Special resources

We have a very nice collection of books on agricultural machines, their history and histories of companies.

Decorah Public Library

202 Winnebago Street (319) 382-3717 (phone)

Decorah, IA 52101

(319) 382-4524 (fax)

Borowslo@luther.edu

Microforms and print functions: no

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

County atlas of county

Plat maps of county

Plat maps of other counties

County histories of other counties

Telephone books of town

City directories of other towns

Telephone books of other towns

Federal census for county: (1850-1910)

State census for county: (1856, 1885)

Early Minnesota census, southern counties of Houston and Filmore, MN

Census of Allamakee County & Howard County, IA

Newspapers:

Decorah Journal (no dates given) print

Decorah Republican (no dates given) print

Public Opinion (no dates given) print

(no indexes)

Vital statistics resources:

Birth records for county (1865-present)

Death records for county (1880-present)

Marriage records for county (1856-present)

Cemetery records for county

Obituary collection for county Cemetery records for town


Probate records for county Obituary collection for town

Special resources:

Photograph collections

Family histories

Social Security Death Index on CD-Rom

We have a unique genealogy library housed in the basement of the Decorah Public Library, run by volunteers of

the Decorah Genealogy Association. Some of the holdings listed are theirs. They are a very energetic group

and have developed an extensive collection of information.

WOODBURY COUNTY

Correctionville Public Library

532 Driftwood Street (712) 372-4203 (phone)

Correctionville, IA 51016

Microforms and print functions: no

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

Telephone books of town

Newspapers:

Correctionville News (1994-present) print

(no index)

Cord Memorial Library

215 Main Street (712) 883-2207 (phone)

Danbury, IA 51019

Microforms and print functions: film, but no printer

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

County histories of other counties

Telephone books of town

Telephone books of other towns

Newspapers:

Danbury Review (1910-1995) print and film

(no index)

Vital statistics resources:

Cemetery records for town

Cemetery records for county

Sioux City Public Library

529 Pierce Street

Sioux City, IA 51101-1203

(712) 255-2933 (phone)

(712) 279-6432 (fax)

Conniemck@mail.sc.lib.ia.us


Microforms and print functions: yes

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

County histories of other counties

Plat maps of county

City directories of town

Telephone books of town

City directories of other towns

Plat maps of other counties

Federal census for county: (1860-1920)

State census for county: (1856, 1885-1925)

All of Iowa census for 1850 and 1860, and most of Iowa for 1870

Federal census for a variety of other states

Newspapers:

Sioux City Journal (April 20, 1870-present) film

Sioux City Tribune (January 31, 1893-December 31, 1948) film

Sioux City Weekly Journal (November 17, 1870-1873; February 1, 1877-February 25, 1886; February 2,

1888-January 10, 1889; January 22, 1891-January 14, 1892) film

Sioux City Eagle (July 4, 1857-August 21, 1858; August 28, 1858-October 15, 1859) film

Sioux City Oracle (August 11, 1894-March 16, 1895) film

Sioux City Register (August 19, 1858-July 21, 1859; June 7, 1924-September 30, 1924) film

Sioux City Daily Times (October 3, 1869-March 2, 1872; August 1, 1881-December 31, 1884) film

Sioux City Weekly Times (June 2, 1869-December 29, 1883) film

Sioux City Daily News (January 1, 1916-April 30, 1916) film

(Index from around 1900 to 1981, some years are spotty—mainly 20s and 30s. December 1981 to

December 31, 1993 on computer printout, January 1994 to present on our Dynix system.)

Vital statistics resources:

Probate records for county (1856-1889)

Cemetery records for town (index of public

cemeteries)

Marriage records for Dakota County, NE

Marriage records for Monona County IA 1856-1880

Marriage records for Madison County, IA 1849-1880

Marriage records for Plymouth County, IA 1860-1880)

Marriage records for county (1854-1899)

Cemetery records for county

Special resources:

Clippings file for Sioux City and Iowa

Clippings file of Siouxland businesses

WORTH COUNTY

Joice Public Library

201 Main Street

P. O. Box 183

Joice, IA 50446-0183

(515) 588-3330 (phone)

(515) 588-3330 (fax)

jhawk@netins.net

Microforms and print functions: no

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

County atlas of county

Plat maps of county

County histories of other counties

Telephone books of town


Plat maps of other counties

Telephone books of other towns

Special resources:

Oral history collections (video)

Northwood Public Library

P. O. Box 106 (515) 324-1340 (phone)

906 First Avenue South nwdpublib@willowtree.com

Northwood, IA 50459

Microforms and print functions: yes

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

County atlas of county

Plat maps of county

County histories of other counties

Telephone books of town

Federal census for county: (1880)

Newspapers:

Manly Signal (January 3, 1918-January 9, 1975) film

Northwood Anchor (1912-June 6, 1991) film

Worth County Index (1884-1922) film

(no indexes)

Vital statistics resources:

Cemetery records for town

Cemetery records for county

Special resources:

Family histories

Church records—Silver Lake Lutheran, Immanual Lutheran

WRIGHT COUNTY

Clarion Public Library

302 North Main

Clarion, IA 50525

(515) 532-3673 (phone)

(515) 532-3673 (fax)

Cpl@trvnet.net

Microforms and print functions: film, but no printer

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

Plat maps of county

Telephone books of town

Telephone books of other towns

Federal census for county: (1860-1910)

State census for county: (1856, 1885, 1905, 1915, 1925)

Newspapers:


Wright County Monitor (1870-1986) film

Wright County Monitor (latest six months) print

(no index)

Vital statistics resources:

Obituary collection for county

Cemetery records for town

Obituary collection for town

Cemetery records for county

Special resources:

Family histories

Eagle Grove Memorial Library

101 South Cadwell

Eagle Grove, IA 50533-2121

(515) 448-4115 (phone)

(515) 448-5279 (fax)

Eaglelib@netins.net

Microforms and print functions: yes

COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES:

Local histories

County histories of county

County histories of other counties

Plat maps of county

Plat maps of other counties

1860 Federal census for Hamilton, Hancock, Hardin, Harrison, Howard, Humboldt, Ida counties

1870 Federal census for Hamilton, Hancock, Hardin counties

Newspapers:

Eagle Grove Eagle ( 1921, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1932, 1934, 1936 to present) print

Eagle Grove Eagle (February 27, 1895-October 22, 1936 [missing 1908]; January 3, 1990-December 30,

1992) film

Eagle Grove Boone Valley Gazette (February 10, 1882-September 8, 1898, some issues missing) film

Eagle Grove Times Gazette (January 20, 1888-September 1, 1921 [missing 1889, 1892-1896, 1900, 1908-

1914, 1916-1917]) film

Goldfield Booster (November 21, 1929-April 9, 1931) film

Goldfield Chronicle (September 22, 1893-September 28, 1894; December 31, 1897-October 20, 1899;

January 9, 1903-December 3, 1904; January 11, 1906-March 15, 1907; January 3, 1918-November

7, 1918; October 2, 1919-September 18, 1924, miscellaneous issues missing) film

Goldfield Gazette (April 9, 1931-November 17, 1932; June 7, 1934-November 28, 1935; August 29, 1935-

November 4, 1948, miscellaneous issues missing) film

Vital statistics resources:

Cemetery records for county (incomplete)

Special resources:

Family histories

High school annuals

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