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Libraries & Societies

If you find any information that needs to be updated on this page, please reach out to me, your
County Coordinator.


Libraries Societies

Aurelia Public Library
232 Main St.
Aurelia, IA 51005
(712) 434-5330
E-mail: aurelia.library@aurelia.lib.ia.us

Cherokee Area Archives
c/o Cherokee Public Library
215 South Second St.
Cherokee, Iowa 51012.
E-mail: archives@iowatelecom.net

 See additional info about Cherokee Area Archives below
Cherokee Public Library
215 South Second St.
Cherokee, Iowa 51012
Cherokee County Treestumpers
 (now run by a single volunteer)
4820 M Avenue
Meriden, IA 51037
Meriden-Cleghorn Community Library
200 W Grace St
Cleghorn, IA 51014
(712) 436-2521
Marcus Public Library
106 N Locus St.
Marcus, IA 51035
(712) 376-2328

Marcus Historical Society
http://www.marcushistoricalsociety.org

Contact Information:
Email:  aeh1026@gmail.com

Phone:  Arlene 503-577-0689 (cell)

or Linda 712-225-3681

Mail: Marcus Historical Society
Genealogy Dept
Box 321
Marcus, IA 51035

See additional info about Marcus Historical Society below
Meriden-Cleghorn Community Library
200 W Grace St
Cleghorn, IA 51014
(712) 436-2521
Washta Public Library
206 Main St.
Washta, IA 51061
(712) 447-6546

Cherokee County Archives Collection

To visit, they are located in the southeast corner (downstairs in the basement) of the Cherokee Public Library. You can phone the Library on (712) 225-3498 and can be transferred to the Archives. The library has two microfilm reader/copiers.

The archives are open 1:30p.m. - 4:00 M-F

There is a research service for a fee if you cannot travel to the Archives. People have raved about the service they've gotten at the Archives. On file:

  • many obituaries
  • individual town information
  • county history books (plus a few for surrounding counties)
  • town centennial books (Washta, Marcus, Aurelia etc.)
  • census (Federal to 1930 and State starting in 1859 to 1915
  • some marriage & death records, etc
  • old newspaper collection on microfilm
  • DAR books
  • some family histories
  • card catalog with all the cemeteries transcribed (but not all
    burials)
  • birth records
  • marriage record bride index
  • list of Wills
  • marriage books to 1996 (I think)
  • State of Iowa history books, as well as a few other lesser important.

    The archives have family files, obituaries, old Civil War log books,
    photo's, marriage books, cemetery books, birth, death, and census up to
    1900 transcribed.

  • records from the Cherokee County Historical Society
Contact information is listed in the table index at the top of this page

Marcus Historical Society
The Marcus Historical Society has started a genealogy section at the Reed Center.
We are asking anyone with a Marcus connection to contribute to this project. Family histories may be submitted for placement in our files  or you may wish to donate a copy of your family history book for our shelves. We are also setting up files for obituaries, weddings births, etc. . Please add your name, address, phone, and e-mail to your submissions. We will take any information of individuals, families, homes and business as long as they have a Marcus area connection.

Since our files are limited at this time it should be noted we have access to the Marcus Library files and the Cherokee County Archive files for research. We will do research on families with a Marcus connection only.

We will be asking for donations to our society for research and copies as this is a fund raising project for our organization.  A guideline for donations would be $10.00 per hour plus 10 cents a copied page ent to the Marcus Historical Society.

Contact information is listed in the table index at the top of this page





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This page was updated on Feb 7, 2015