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Allamakee Co. Reference & Resource Directory

Newspapers * Vital Records * Churches * Funeral Homes * Area Chambers of Commerce
Misc. Info. & Research helps * Iowa-wide Resources * Research books for sale

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New content added 01/04/2022


Lansing - The Allamakee Journal merged with the Waukon Standard a few years ago and is now known as The Standard, based in Waukon.
Postville - Postville Herald, PO Box 100, Postville, Iowa 52162; (563) 864-3333; e-mail; Facebook
Waukon - The Standard, 15 First Street, N.W., P.O. Box 286, Waukon, Iowa 52172-0286; (563) 568-3431; Website
Online archives - free digital images
Lansing newspapers - from the Meehan Memorial Library
Postville newspapers - from the Postville Public Library
Iowa Old Press - Old Iowa & Allamakee co. newspaper transcriptions! Click here Search Box or on the image to search Allamakee co. papers or all Iowa papers:

Iowa Old Press

Vital Records & Genealogy societies

Allamakee County Courthouse; 110 Allamakee Street, Waukon IA 52172
*County government website
*Recorder’s Office: (563) 568-2364
*Register of Deeds:(563)568-2364
*Assessor: (563) 568-3145
*Auditor: (563) 568-3522
*County Clerk: see below for Vital Records
Iowa Vital Records Bureau
*Vital records should be obtained from the state offices & NOT the Allamakee county clerk's office!
Allamakee County Historical Society and Old Courthouse Museum, 121 Allamakee St. P.O. Box 95, Waukon, Iowa 52172; (563) 568-2954
IAGenWeb Special Projects - all have Allamakee co. records
Iowa Genealogical Society - P.O. Box 7735, Des Moines IA 50322-7735; phone: (515) 276-0287
State Historical Society of Iowa
Des Moines - 600 East Locust, Des Moines, IA 50319-0290; (515) 281-5111
Iowa City - 402 Iowa Avenue, Iowa City, IA 52240-1806; (319) 335-3916


Harpers Ferry - Dolores Tillinghast Memorial Library, 234 N. 4th Street, Box 57 Harpers Ferry, IA; 52146-0057; ph: 563-586-2524; fax: 563-586-2524; e-mail

Lansing Public Library - 515 Main, Lansing, IA 52151-0580; ph: 563-538-4693; fax: 563-538-4693; e-mail

New Albin Public Library, 176 Elm Street, Box 12, New Albin, IA 52160-0012; ph: 563-544-4747; fax: 563-544-4747; e-mail

Postville Public Library, 235 W. Tilden St., Postville, Iowa 52162-9457; ph: (563) 864-7600; fax: (563)-864-7600; e-mail

Waterville Public Library, 82 Main Street, Box 68, Waterville, IA 52170-0068; ph: 563-535-7295; fax: 563-535-7295; e-mail

Waukon - Robey Memorial Library; 401 First Ave. N.W., Waukon, IA 52172-1803; ph: (563) 568-4424; fax: (563)568-5026; e-mail

University of Iowa Library website

Funeral Homes

*Burke-Thornburg Funeral Home; 490 Main St., Lansing, IA 52151; (563)538-4141

*Schutte-Grau Funeral Service; 214 E. Tilden; PO Box 9, Postville, IA 52162; (563)864-7252; website

*Hanson Funeral Home; 402 2nd St. N.W., Waukon, IA 52172; (563)568-3568
*Martin Brothers Funeral Home; 202 Allamakee St., Waukon, IA 52172; (563)568-3162; website; Facebook

Town & county websites

Chamber of Commerce -101 West Main Street, Waukon, IA 52172; (563) 568-4110; website
Facebook page

*Chamber of Commerce - South Lawler Street, P.O. Box 875, Postville, IA 52162; (563) 864-7247; website

Allamakee Co. Economic Development, P.O. Box 156, Lansing, Iowa 52151
phone: 1-877-865-1598 or (563) 568-2624
Lansing Photos - from late 1800's - early 1900's

Maps - Misc. information - Iowa Resources - Research guides

Quick Reference Guides, (Quick Sheets) There are a lot of them, all downloadabe as .pdf files. Terrific to use! New resource!
USGS/GNIS Database - Search for Allamakee locales: buildings, parks, sloughs, post-offices, streams, churches, towns, etc. Includes places no longer in existence. A wonderful resource!!
Iowa Place Names Past & Present - IAGenWeb Project
DOT Maps - all kinds of Iowa maps, including county and town maps
American Memory Collections - Library of Congress. Tons of stuff!
The Great River - the Mississippi River home page.

Present Day Churches

A listing of current churches in Allamakee county, addresses, phone numbers & links to their websites.
Click here if you are looking for old church records or church histories & photos on this website.
The Allamakee Album has many photos of churches, some that are no longer standing

Bethlehem Presbyterian Church
433 Bethlehem Dr., Postville, IA 52162,
(563) 864-3840
Calvary Baptist Church
1704 Green Valley Rd NW, Waukon, IA,
(563) 568-6016
Center Baptist Church
1555 Trout Rd, Lansing, IA, (563) 535-2000 Website
Christ Community Evangelical
411 Main NW New Albin, IA, (563) 544-4401
Community Presbyterian Church
106 S Reynolds, PO Box 8, Postville, IA 52162, (563) 864-3736
East Paint Creek Synod Lutheran Church
1751 Gronna Dr., Waterville, IA 52170,
(563) 535-7229
First Baptist Church
614 Rossville Rd, Waukon, IA 52172, (563) 568-2225
First Presbyterian Church
204 W Main, Waukon, IA 52172, (563) 568-2981
Forest Mills United Methodist Church
595 Forest Mills Rd, Postville, IA 52162,
(563) 864-3624
Grace United Methodist Church
138 2nd SE, New Albin, IA 52160, (563) 544-4972
Immaculate Conception Church (Wexford)
1416 Great River Rd., Harpers Ferry, IA 52151
Wexford Hall - (563) 586-2543 * Wexford Parish - (563) 586-2150 Website
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
648 Main St., Lansing, Iowa 52151, (563) 538-4171 Website
Marion Lutheran Church
12151 Apple Rd Postville, IA, (563) 783-7714
Mt. Hope Presbyterian Church
2574 Church Road, New Albin, IA  52160,
(563) 544-4343. Note: Church office has same ph# & pastor as St. John's UCC
Old East Paint Creek Lutheran Church
1799 Elon Dr., Waterville, IA 52170, (563) 535-7625
Old East and West Paint Creek Lutheran Church
1306 Maud Rd., Waukon, IA 52172 (563) 535-7733
Our Saviour's Lutheran Church
480 Diagonal St., PO Box 147, Lansing, IA 52151-0147, (563) 538-4664
Peace Church of Crooked Creek
PO Box 187, New Albin, IA, (563) 544-4449
St Ann's - St Joseph's OFC Hall
307 W. Orange St., Harpers Ferry, IA,
(563) 586-2350
St Bridget's Catholic Church
135 W Williams St., Postville, IA 52162,
(563) 864-3138
St John's Lutheran Church
8 5th St. WE, Waukon, IA 25172, (563) 568-3623
St John's United Church
2952 Wheatland Rd., New Albin, IA 52160,
(563) 544-4343
St Joseph's Catholic Church (linked with Immaculate Conception Parish, Lansing), 114 3rd St. NE, New Albin, IA 52160, (563) 544-4855 St Mary's - Lycurgus Catholic Church
2096 Highway 76 N., Waukon, IA 52172,
(563) 568-2818
St Mary's Rectory
590 Waterloo Creek Dr., Dorchester, IA 52140, (563) 568-2818
St Patrick's Catholic Church
101 2nd SW, Waukon, IA 52172, (563) 568-7643
St Paul's Lutheran Church
116 E Military Rd., Postville, IA 52162,
(563) 864-7643
St Paul's United Methodist Church
27 2nd Ave NW, Waukon, IA 52172,
(563) 568-3678
St Peter's Christian Community Church
(formerly St. Peter's United Church of Christ)
337 1st St SE New Albin, IA, (563) 544-4449
St Pius Cherry Mound Church
699 State Forest Rd Waterville, IA, (563) 535-7143
Salem United Church of Christ
1097 Pole Line Rd., Waukon, IA 52172,
(563) 568-3062
Seventh-Day Adventist Church
706 1st Ave NW, Waukon, IA 52172,
(563) 568-3815
United Methodist Church
490 Center St., Lansing, IA 52151, (563) 538-4352
Waterloo Ridge Lutheran Church
169 Dorchester Dr., Dorchester, IA, (563) 492-3806
Waterville Lutheran Church
101 Main St Waterville, IA, (563) 535-7784
Zalmona Presbyterian Church
371 Highway 9 Waukon, IA, (563) 568-3875
Zion United Church of Christ
113 1st St NE, Waukon, IA 52172, (563) 568-3598

Research books for sale

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  • The Folks from Stokkset and Faraasen in Ringsaker. A Patchwork Chronicle
    by Nancy L. Coleman, 2020.

The author, Nancy Coleman writes: "I have recently written and published a book about immigrants to the US from Ringsaker in Hedmark, Norway. A significant part of it deals with members of the Norwegian extended family that settled in Allamakee county, Iowa. There is a good bit of information about the various family lines in the book, but it is not primarily a genealogy book, since I have only included 2-3 generations in each line, the immigrants and their children and grandchildren. But I have traced the family roots in Norway and tried to sketch in a picture of how their lives were and what they were looking for when they emigrated, i.e. to provide context. If people know who their grandparents are, then they can continue their own family story. I have been very meticulous when using sources to get reliable infomation."

This book is available on where you can read about the author & for a longer description of the book. If you don't use Amazon, e-mail Nancy ( for assistance in purchasing her book.