Iowa Family History Societies (A)

This section lists the state-wide associations from Iowa to the Northwest area of the state.  It then lists the county association of Adair giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

Statewide and Regional Associations

County Associations

Statewide and Regional Societies

Iowa Genealogical Society

The association was established in 1965 and has a Genealogical Research Library where many resources are accessible.  It is possible to view an on-line catalogue of these records on the site. 

Many publications are available for sale, which include archives relating to several counties in the state. These include:

  • Birth Indexes
  • Cemetery Transcripts
  • Census Returns
  • Death Indexes
  • Marriage Records
  • Naturalisations
  • Newspapers
  • Probate Records

Please note that not all records are available for all counties.


Northeast Iowa Genealogical Society

The association was organised in 1970.  Details of resources that will be helpful to you when you are conducting research in the state, such as Cedar Public Library, Waterloo Public Library and Iowa Genealogical Society, are accessible.

They also publish a quarterly newsletter entitled Cedar Tree Branches and it is possible to download issues published from 2009-2012 in PDF Format. 

Information regarding surnames currently being researched by members is also available.


Northwest Iowa Genealogical Society

The association sells the 1897 Plymouth Co. Directory, which is a reproduction of 1897 Le Mars Post Annual Directory of Plymouth County.  An index to this Directory can be downloaded from the site in PDF Format. 

A list of surnames researched since 2001 is also available.


County Societies

Adair County Anquestors Genealogy Society

The society was established in 1973 to provide a forum where people can exchange information about genealogical research.  

A list of resources accessible at Greenfield Public Library is available, which include:

  • 1860-1920 Federal Census Records for Adair Co. (excludes 1890)
  • Birth, Marriage, Divorce and Anniversary Announcements in Adair Co. Newspapers, along with Obituaries and Family Reunion Announcements
  • Birth Records
  • County History Books
  • Marriages 1854-1915
  • Some Births, Deaths and Marriages for Adams and Guthrie Counties.
  • State Census Returns for 1856, 1885, 1895, 1915 and 1925
  • Tombstone inscriptions
  • Wills

Many publications are available for sale, which include:

  • 1880 Federal Census Index
  • Adair County 1885 State Census Index
  • Adair County History 1976 and 2001
  • Adair County Marriages 1854-1900
  • Adair Co. Plat Map 1882
  • Cemetery Index 1799-1976
  • Harrison Township Cemetery Index

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