Genealogy Collection

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

Newspapers on Microfilm

The library's collection includes the following newspapers on microfilm, dating back to the late 1800s/early 1900s:

  • Akron Register Tribune
  • Hinton Progress
  • Le Mars Globe Post
  • Le Mars Weekly Sentinel
  • Merrill Record

The collection also contains census records.


Online Access

The Le Mars papers can all be accessed online.


Library Catalog

In addition, if you are hunting for a specific family or portion of genealogy you can see if those records are available at our catalog.


Family Histories

Family histories are housed in a filing cabinet, and many reference materials are located in the reference section. We can guide you to the genealogy section and answer simple questions, but if you should need assistance with family searches, you may wish to contact the Northwest Iowa Genealogical Society.


County History & Land Ownership

For county history collections or patrons interested in county land ownership atlases and other history, searchers now have integrated access to over 9,000 map items in the Iowa Digital Library.