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Adair County Iowa

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Directory of Resources


Adair County Courthouse
400 Public Square
Greenfield, IA



County Clerk
P.O.Box L
Greenfield, IA

Adair Anquestors Genealogy Society
c/o Greenfield Public Library
P. O. Box 328
Greenfield, IA 50849-0328


Adair County Anquestors Genealogy Society was founded 1973 to exchange ideas and information on genealogical research. The Anquestors are a chapter of the Iowa Genealogy Society. Meetings are held at the Greenfield Public Library the 4th Saturday of March through November. Annual dues are $6 per person or $8 per couple. If interested in joining, contact Anquestors at the address above. All members receive a newsletter which is published quarterly. Each newsletter contains valuable genealogical data for research from Adair County, Iowa.


Chamber of Commerce - Greenfield
201 S. 1st Street
P.O. Box 61
Greenfield, Iowa 50849


Adair County Historical Museum

2393 S Lakeview Dr
Greenfield, IA 50849
Phone (641) 743-2232

The museum, dedicated on June 28, 1986, holds many artifacts from the past. It has a wide variety of displays including medical and military displays, a display honoring Henry A. Wallace, a Cold Turkey display, a music room, and a research library.




Greenfield Public Library

P.O.Box 328
215 South First

Greenfield, IA 50849-0328
ph. (515) 743-6120

Collections & Resources:
Local histories -- -- -- County histories of Adair co. -- Other county histories
County atlases -- County Plat books -- Phone books of Greenfield
Birth, death, marriage, cemetery & probate records for Adair county
Cemetery records for Greenfield

Federal census for Adair co. ( 1860-1920)
State census for Adair co. (1956-1915)

Adair County Free Press (current year, no index)

Special Collections:
Photograph collection -- Family histories -- Scrapbook collection dating back to
1918 into the 1950's; containing obits, marriage & anniversary announcements,
& WWII clippings. Some of the scrapbooks are indexed.

Fontanelle Public Library

303 Washington PO Box 387
Fontanelle, IA 50846
(641) 745-4981

Directions: From Hwy 92 the library sits directly on the corner
of Highway 92 and 3rd St. ---across the street south of the Casey's Store.

Newspapers--Area newspapers: Fontanelle Observer, Adair County Free Press

Genealogy--local history, family histories, basic genealogy reference materials


Misc. Research Data

County History
  • Adair County history (The new link for this page is being researched}
    (from the Iowa Office of
    the State Archaeologist)
County Places
County Maps

Message Boards




Iowa & General Genealogy Resources

Iowa Department of Public Health,
Vital Records Section

Lucas Office Bldg
321 East 12th St
Des Moines, IA
(515) 281-4944

State Historical Society of Iowa Library and Iowa State Archives

600 East Locust
Des Moines, IA 50319-0290
(515) 281-5111

402 Iowa Avenue
Iowa City, IA 52240-1806
(319) 335-3916

Iowa Genealogical Society (IGS)

6000 Douglas Ave
P.O. Box 7735
Des Moines, IA


City Directories of the U.S.A. (Iowa)
Surname Helper

Family Search.org

Iowa History Project



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