Use the Genealogy Collection

The library has an extensive collection of genealogical materials including local family histories, cemetery records and other items of interest.

Our library's genealogy collection contains a selection of bygdebøker (Norwegian history/genealogy books) in addition to many other materials. The collection is located in our Reference area.

We provide on-line access in-house to the Story City Herald. You can also access the Story City Herald, the Roland Record, the St Petri Lutheran church parish records, and a selection of the Jewell South Hamilton Record News via microfilm. Additionally, we have an obituary file to facilitate finding specific obituaries in the Herald.

The staff at the library can point out the genealogy collection to you and assist you in getting on-line or onto our microfilm reader. We encourage self-guided research.

This resource is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by State Library of Iowa.