Iowa County Genealogy Society Finds New Home in Millersburg
The Iowa County Genealogy Society has moved from its previous home in North English. The genealogy library is now located at the west end of the former school building in Millersburg. The public is invited to come see what the group has to offer.
Genealogy is the study of your family history. We have a library where you can do research. You do not have to be a member, but membership is welcomed. Books cannot be checked out. They need to be available for research and are difficult to replace if damaged or not returned.
The collection concentrates on Iowa County, as there would not be enough room for other counties and states. Most counties have their own collections. There are a few items from other areas, mostly those that are our neighbors.
You would be surprised at how much you can find in one room. There are thousands of obituaries that are user friendly. Newspapers going back to the 1800s are available on microfilm. Census records for Iowa County are on microfilm also. There are family histories, cemetery records, town histories, county histories, church histories, atlases and much more.
The society is a nonprofit, volunteer organization. We survive on donations and some money from the county. There is a copier for patrons’ use and we would like a donation for copies.
An open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 6, will celebrate the new location. Door prizes will be given.
The Iowa County Genealogy Society web page may be found at: https://iagenweb.org/iowa/research/ICGS.htm.