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Genealogical and Reference Room Collection

Genealogical and Reference Room- Open During Library Hours

Relocated Upstairs to the Reference Room!


Available Resources:

Microfilm Collections:

  • Newspapers: incomplete back to 1863- nearly complete from 1883
  • Clarke County Vital Records since county conception 1852 up to early 20th Century
  • First 5 Clarke County Will books and a few Probate Records
  • Clarke County Census, State and Federal form 1856
  • Some Census from Surrounding Counties
Clarke County Books:
  • Family History Binders
  • Cemetery Transcriptions
  • Newspaper Scrapbooks
  • Compiled Records of Local Towns
  • Rural Schools
Military Books:
  • DAR Patriot Books
  • Clarke County Veterans Books
  • How to Books
Other:
  • State Books
  • Other Country Books
  • How-to-Books
Available Online Resources:
Library Edition of Ancestry is available as well at the Osceola Public Library (see Tessa Hull for assistance).
Join the Clarke County Genealogical Society!
Meetings: 1st Monday of the Month at 7 p.m. downstairs in the Board Room at the Osceola Public Library (no July Meetings)
Dues: $7.50 individuals/ $10.00 Family (Years runs January-December)
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Upcoming Events
Library will be closed today Jan 21, 2019 09:00 AM - 07:00 PM
Winter Story Hour Jan 24, 2019 09:30 AM - 10:30 AM — Downstairs in children's library.
Game Days Jan 26, 2019 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
National Puzzle Day Jan 29, 2019 12:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Winter Story Hour Jan 31, 2019 09:30 AM - 10:30 AM — Downstairs in children's library.
Game Days Feb 02, 2019 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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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.