Chapter of the Iowa Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 133 Jefferson, IA 50129-0133
The Greene County Genealogical Society, formed in 1978, is a non-profit, educational organization.
Its purpose is:
(1) to foster and create an interest in genealogy,
(2) to preserve genealogical and historical data of our ancestors,
(3) to aid individual members in compiling family genealogies, and (
4) to improve and help maintain, through contribution of members and the Society, the genealogical reference sections of the public libraries in Greene County.
The Society maintains an extensive reference room in the lower level of the Jefferson Public Library. It is staffed by a volunteer on Wednesday 1 - 4 p.m. and Saturday 9 - 12 noon. Other times possible during regular library hours - phone the library ahead of time so they can arrange for a volunteer - 515.386.2835.
The reference room contains all the Greene County publications, obituary scrapbooks, numerous family histories, 1935 Assessor's List indexed card file and much more. It also holds several "how to" books, plus information from several other counties in Iowa and information from other states. The room is equipped with a copy machine, film and fiche reader and computer (on-line).
They offer one hour of free research to new members from materials held by the Society. There is a charge of $10 per hour for minimal research to others. More extensive research will be done by volunteers from our society, with charges at the discretion of the volunteer. Upon request, we will send names and addresses of those who will research for a fee. Don't forget to send a SASE (Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope).
The book, "Greene County Honor Roll", compiled 1997 by Bill Kendall, is available for $3.00 plus $2.25 postage. It contains a list of veterans who served from Greene County - Civil War to Desert Storm. To order, contact Bill Kendall, 1005 N. West Street, Jefferson IA 50129.
Items for Sale
Contact the Genealogical Society for a current list of their offerings and prices. They include Census, Birth Records, Death Records, Marriage Records, Cemeteries, Newspapers, Histories, etc.
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