Iowa Family History Societies (C-G)

This section lists county associations from Clarke to Greene giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

Clarke County Genealogical Society

The Society has numerous resources which can be accessed in the Genealogy and Local History Room at Osceola Public Library.

Website:
http://iagenweb.org/clarke/ccgs.html

Clayton County Genealogical Society

The association was organised in 1982.  A number of publications are available for sale, which include the first 160 Years - Millville History, Clayton Co. History and books relating to schools in the area.

Website:
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~iaccgs/

Dubuque County - Key City Genealogical Society

The association was founded on 17 February 1976 as Key City Genealogical Society, being accepted as a chapter of the Iowa Genealogical Society on 7 August 1976.  Its name was changed to its current name on 6 March 1985.  

The association donated their resources to Dubuque Family History Centre in 2009 and they are in the process of being digitised.

A number of publications are available for sale, which incorporate:

  • Books relating to Julien Townships covering Saint John's Lutheran Cemetery and the City Cemetery 1854-1875
  • Dubuque Co. Probate Records 1830's - 1937
  • Dubuque Co. Townships
  • Cemeteries in Dubuque
  • Guide to resources on microfilm at Carnegie-Stout Public Library in Dubuque
Website:
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~iadckcgs/

Greene County Genealogical Society

The association has indexed the biographies of persons that appeared in A Directory of Greene Co. Farmers published by The Jefferson Bee Newspaper in 1900. 

In addition, they have also created an index to Biographical Sketches of Greene Co., Iowa which itself was reprinted from Biographical and Historical Record of Greene and Carroll Counties, Iowa which contained information about over 400 Greene County pioneers. 

They are in the process of creating an all name index to the Families of Rippey which is a 1990 reprint of the 1956 book History of Rippey.  An alphabetical schedule of names in the 1890 Assessor's List is also accessible, along with a list of Old Settlers. 

A number of publications are also available, which incorporate:

  • Births 1880-1917
  • Deaths 1880-1904 and 1909-1941
  • Marriages 1854-June 1908 and July 1909-1917
  • Obituaries and Deaths mentioned in Jefferson Newspapers 1867-1915

Indexes to obituaries in Jefferson newspapers also include:

  • Bagley Gazette 1906-2010
  • Baynard Gazette 1909-2010
  • Churdan Reporter 1891 and 1900-1952
  • Grand Junction 1870 and 1898-1994
  • Jefferson Bee 1916-1925 and Jefferson Herald 1918-1925
  • Jefferson Bee and Herald 1926-1945
  • Scranton Journal 1884-2008

A list of surnames currently being researched by members is also on the site.

Website:
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~iagcgs/