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Genealogical Resource List





Phone Number

Harrison County Genealogical Society Library in Basement of the Merry Brook School Museum Building 212 Lincoln Way Woodbine, IA 51579
open Th - 1:30-4:30


Harrison County Courthouse* County Records Harrison Co. Recorder
111 North 2nd Ave
Logan, IA 51546 712-644-2545
*County Courthouse Records Go Back To: 1880 for birth & death records 1853 for marriage & land records 1853 for probate & court records Harrison County formed in 1853
Harrison County Cemeteries Burials / deaths / photos see Cemetery Map various locales see Cemetery list
Harrison County Churches Marriages, baptisms, funerals Various addresses Various towns see Church list
Missouri Valley Times Newspaper 501 East Erie Street Missouri Valley, IA 51555 712-642-2797
Logan Herald Observer Newspaper 112 South 4th Avenue Logan, IA 51545 712-644-2705
Dunlap Reporter Newspaper 114 Iowa Avenue Dunlap, IA 51529 712-643-5380
Woodbine Twiner Newspaper 509 Walker Street Woodbine, IA 51579-1262 712-647-2821
Daily Nonpareil Council Bluffs newspaper 117 Pearl St Council Bluffs, IA 51503 712-328-1811 ; Fax: 712-328-1597
Harlan Tribune Harlan, Shelby Co. newspaper 1114 7th Street Harlan, IA 51537 (712) 755-3111
Omaha World Herald Omaha, NE newspaper 1334 Dodge Street Omaha, NE 68102 (402) 444-1000
Dunlap Public Library Local history 102 S 8th St Dunlap, IA 51529 712-643-5311
(Email: hessp@boyer-valley.k12.ia.us)
Logan Public Library Local history 121 E 6th St Logan, IA 51546 712-644-2551
(Email: loganpl@loganet.net)
Missouri Valley Public Library Local history 420 E Huron St Missouri Valley, IA 51555 712-642-4111
(Email: mvpublib@stratomail.com)
Modale Public Library Local history 511 Main St Modale, IA 51556 712-645-2826
(URL: http://www.modale.swilsa.lib.ia.us/)
Mondamin Public Library Local history 201 Maple St Mondamin, IA 51557 712-646-2888
(URL: http://www.mondamin.swilsa.lib.ia.us/)
Woodbine Carnegie Public Library Local history 58 5th St Woodbine, IA 51579 712-647-2750
(Email: wodnepub@iowatelecom.net)
Onawa Public Library Local history 707 Iowa Ave Onawa, IA 51040-0163 712-423-1733
(Email: onawalib@onawave.net)
Council Bluffs Public Library Local history 400 Willow Ave Council Bluffs, IA 51503 712-323-7553
(URL: http://www.cbpl.lib.ia.us/)
W Dale Clark Main Library Genealogy Dept. 215 S 15 St Omaha, NE 68102 402-444-4825
Merry Brook School Museum One Room School House Building 212 Lincoln Way Woodbine, IA 51579
Fouts Funeral Home Burial records 501 Normal Woodbine, IA 51579 712-647-2221
Hennessey-Aman Funeral Home Burial records 310 E Huron Missouri Valley, IA 51555 712-642-2745
Schumacher Funeral Home Burial records 215 N 4th Av Logan, IA 51546 712-644-2929
LDS-Family History Center Bishop's Office RR 2 Logan, IA 51546
Hours:Tues&Thur 1:00to4:00 and 6:30to9:00
LDS-Family History Center The Stake Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Staints Greenview Road & Butler Street Council Bluffs, IA
LDS-Family History Center Library 2703 Sunrise Dr Blair, NE 68008
  • Wednesday: 7:00pm-9:00pm
  • Thursday: 10:00am-2:00pm
  • Saturday: 10:00am-12:00pm

E-mail: NE_Blair@ldsmail.net  
LDS-Family History Center see LDS Resources 11027 Martha St
[North of 108th & Center]
Omaha, NE 68144
Hours: Tue-Sat 9:30to2:30 and 7:30to9:30
LDS-Family History Center see FHC locations 12009 South 84th St
[South of Highway 370]
Papillion, NE 68144
Hours:Tues-Sat 9:30to2:30 and 7:30to9:30
Iowa Genealogical Society Also see their Sales Catalog 6000 Douglas St (by Merle Hay Mall)
PO Box 7735
Des Moines, IA 50322
Library Open 10-4 M,F,Sa and 10-9 T,Th
Iowa Dept. of Public Health Birth & Death Certificates
Vital Records Section
at 321 E 12th St
Des Moines, IA 50319-0075
Open 7:00to5:00 M-F
State Historical Society of Iowa Library Archives Reading Room, and Museum 600 E Locust Des Moines, IA 50319-0290
Archives open 9:00-4:30 T-Sat
Museum open 9:00-4:30 T-Sat; 12:00-4:30 Sun
Archives: 515-281-5111
Museum: 515-281-6412
State Historical Society of Iowa Library in Iowa City 402 Iowa Ave Iowa City, IA 52240-1806
Open 9:00-4:30 T-Sat
National Archives, Kansas City Branch Census, immigration, civil war, etc. 2312 Bannister Rd Kansas City, MO 64131-3011
Open 8-4 M-F, 9-4 3rd Sat ea. mo.

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The Cheat Sheet below shows you where to find source documents. See the Resource list above for information about contacting these resources.
The list below is only an attempt to point you in the right direction. Records exist at a variety of sources. Don't forget that a great source of family information may be your own RELATIVES! or your local Genealogical Society. Additional help may be found at the Iowa Vital Records.

Abbreviations used below include: FHC-Family History Center, IGS-Iowa Gen. Society, SHSI-State Hist. Society of Iowa, NARA-Natl Archives, LC-Library of Congress, DAR-Daughters of the American Revolution, WPA-Work Projects Admin, CC-County Courthouses.

Genealogical Records Cheat Sheet

Available Records

Some places to Look

Birth Records Vital Records, FHC, CC, Churches, SHSI
Death & Burial Records Vital Records, FHC, CC, Funeral Homes, SHSI, Churches
Mortality Schedules FHC, SHSI
Marriage & Divorce Records Vital Records, CC, Churches, DAR, FHC
State & Territorial Census SHSI, FHC, CC
Federal Census FHC, NARA, SHSI
Genealogies SHSI, IGS, DAR
Military Records NARA, SHSI, State Adjutant General's Office, FHC, CC
Land Records SHSI, FHC, CC
Naturalization and Citizenship NARA, SHSI, FHC, CC
Emigration / Immigration Public and Private Libraries
Church Records Churches, FHC
Court & Probate Records CC-County Clerk, FHC,
Newspaper Records SHSI, Library, Harrison County Iowa Newspaper Abstracts
Manuscript Collections SHSI, LC, FHC, Public Library
Bible Records Family Records, SHSI, FHC
Biographies SHSI, FHC, IGS, LC
Histories SHSI, IGS, LC, Public Library
Cemetery Records FHC, DAR, WPA, Funeral Homes

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