Iowa Family History Societies (H-Z)

This section lists county associations from Linn to Pottawattamie giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

Linn County Genealogical Society

The association was organised in 1965.  A comprehensive collection of resources are accessible in their library, which incorporate:

  • 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920 and 1930 Linn Co. Federal State Censuses
  • Birth Indexes 1880-1924
  • Births 1880-1932
  • Death Indexes 1880-1924
  • Deaths 1880-1924
  • Land Records
  • Marriages 1840-1928
  • Marriage Indexes 1840-1933
  • Naturalisations
  • Newspapers
  • Probate Records

Many publications are available for sale, which include Historic Maps, Linn Co. Cemetery Transcripts and Cedar Rapids Obituaries 1950-1985.


Louisa County Genealogical Society

Louisa County Genealogical Society is a committee within Louisa County Historical Society.

An on-line database of Interments in Louisa Co. Cemeteries is available, along with over 874,000 Gravestone Photographs.  In addition, there is a database of Obituaries mentioned in Louisa Co. Newspapers in 1935, which is indexed by deceased and by others mentioned in the Obituary. 

There are also genealogies for the Holmes, Kongable and Spalding Families.


Old Fort Genealogical Society

The association was organised in 1982.  A surname only database of Burials is available, along with a note of the Township where the burial can be located. 

Numerous publications are available for sale, which include:

  • Births 1880-1896
  • Births Index 1880-1889
  • Cemetery Indexes
  • Deaths 1880-1907
  • Marriages 1838-1897
  • Mortality Schedules 1860, 1870, 1870

Pottawattamie County Genealogical Society

An on-line index of Deaths for persons who died in Pottawattamie Co. 1880-1919 is available, along with an index of men killed in action who were mentioned in The Price Of Our Heritage - In memory of the Heroic Dead of the 168th Infantry. 

In addition an Index to the 1866 Council Bluffs City Directory is also accessible, as well as an index to Probate Records, Cemetery Transcripts, Marriages and Wills.

The association is able to check certain resources for a mention of your ancestor.  These include:

  • 1852, 1856, 1885, 1895, 1915 and 1925 Pottawattamie Co. Census Returns
  • City Directories 1866-1994
  • Divorce Records
  • Obituaries from 1896
  • Pottawattamie Co. US Federal Census Returns from 1850
  • Surname File

A list of Pottawattamie Co. Churches can also be found on the site.

Many publications are available for sale, which include:

  • City Directories
  • Historic Maps
  • Marriage Register 1869-1874
  • Marriage Records Indexes 1902-1940
  • Past issues of Frontier Chronicle 1997-2006

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