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Adair County Iowa

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What's New?

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April 2017 A biography of Howard J. Benton is available.
April 2017 I have added a transcription of the Residents of Grove Township.
April 2017 A biography of Elmer Jess Oshel is available.
April 2017 The transcription of Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery is on line.
March 2017 A biography of Robert Murphy is available.
March 2017 A biography of Sion Murphy is available.
March 2017 A biography of James Murphy is available.
Sept 2016 The 1892 Farmer's Directory is available.
Sept 2016 I have added Post Office History.
March 2016 I have added three Civil War letters at this link.
March 2016 I added 2 pages of Patrons from the Andres Historical Atlas of 1875. Here is the link.
October 2015 Search tips for the Message Boards provided by Sharyl Ferrall. Here is the link.
September 2015 I have started researching cities and towns of Adair County. The first one to be posted is the town of Berea. Here is the link.
September 2015 Prussia Township part 1 bios of residents. Here is the link.
September 2015 Prussia Township part 2 bios of residents. Here is the link.
April 2015 Mary Cochrane, a volunteer to our site, has trancribed 1976 Eureka Township part 1 bios of residents. Here is the link.
April 2015 Mary Cochrane, a volunteer to our site, has trancribed 1976 Eureka Township part 2 bios of residents. Here is the link.
April 2015 I have added a link to a PDF of the Greenfield cemetery. It includes 5540 names, birth and death dates, age at death, place and cause of death, veterans and informant name.
September 2014 Mary Cochrane, a volunteer to our site, has transcribed 1976 Walnut Township part 1 list of residants. Here is the link.
September 2014 Mary Cochrane, a volunteer to our site, has transcribed 1976 Walnut Township part 2 list of residants. Here is the link.
September 2014 Mary Cochrane, a volunteer to our site, has transcribed 1976 Summit Township list of residants. Here is the link.
September 2014 Mary Cochrane, a volunteer to our site, has transcribed 1976 Jefferson Township biographies part 2. Here is the link.
September 2014 Our volunteer has transcribed 7 new Biographies. Here is a link to them.
September 2014 Volunteers have transcribed 10 new obituaries. Here is the link to them.
June 2014 Mary Cochrane, a volunteer to our site, has transcribed 1976 Jefferson Township biographies. Here is the link.
April 2014 Mary Cochrane, a volunteer to our site, has transcribed 1976 Jefferson Township schools. Here is the link.
April 2014 Mary Cochrane, a volunteer to our site, has transcribed 1976 Lincoln Township schools. Here is the link.
April 2014 Mary Cochrane, a volunteer to our site, has transcribed 1976 Lincoln Township biographies. Here is the link.
April 2014 My new volunteer, Peggy has loaded 47 new obituaries. Here is a link to them.
April 2014 My new volunteer, Peggy has loaded 49 new Biographies. Here is a link to them.
April 2014 Mary Cochrane, a volunteer to our site, has transcribed 1976 South Stuart biographies. Here is the link.
April 2014 I added a bio of Ed Sidey. Here is the link.
November 2013 I added a photo of Skunk Hollow School children. Here is the link.
April, 2013 I have completed the 1880 census to Orient Township. Please follow this link to view it.
March, 2013 I added a cemetery location page. Please follow this link to view it.
March, 2013 I have added links to World War I, World War II, and the Korean War.Please follow this link to view them.
October, 2012 I have completed the 1880 census to the city of South Casey. Please follow this link to view.
September, 2012 I have completed the 1880 census to the city of Fontanelle. Please follow this link to view it.
April, 2012 A link to the 1940 census has been added. This is unindexed.
March, 2012 I have completed the 1880 census of Greenfield Villiage. Please follow this link to the index page for Adair Village and Greenfield Village.
March, 2012 There is a new book in look ups. It is A History of Richland Township Consolidated School 1921-1960.
October, 2011 The history of Union Township is now on the website. Here you will find names and short bios of early settlers to this township.
October, 2011 The history of Grand River Township is now on the website. Here you will find names and short bios of early settlers to this township.
September, 2011 The history of Jefferson Township is now on the website. Here you will find names and short bios of early settlers to this township.
September, 2011 The history of Harrison Township is now on the website. Here you will find names and short bios of early settlers to this township.
September, 2011 The history of Walnut Township is now on the website. Here you will find names and short bios of early settlers to this township.Walnut Township History
September, 2011 The history of Summit Township is now on the website. Here you will find names and short bios of early settlers to this township.
February, 2011 Adair County History 1875
February, 2011 Adair County Boys in the Spanish-American War. Includes a photo of soldiers
February, 2011 Have you ever wondered what life was like for your ancestors? Life in the 1880's is now on line. Enjoy!
February, 2011 Civil War Veterans buried in the Greenfield Cemetery is now on line. Go to this link to view it.
February, 2011 Early County Officials is now on line. Go to this link to view it.
February, 2011 Danish Immigration to Adair County is now on line. Go to this link to view it.
October, 2010 The Adair village 1880 census is now on line. Search it by using the search on the home page or browse it by going to this link.
October, 2010 Added a link to Iowa in the Great War.
October, 2010 I have added a database for all of the gravestones that have been photographed in Adair County. Search the database by using the search on the home page or browse the database by going to this link.
September, 2010 I added a database of all of the gravestone listings for the WPA transcriptions. You will now be able to search the database by using the search on the home page or browse the WPA transcription by going to this link.
June 2010 Several volunteers from Madison County have completed taking photos of Roberts Cemetery. (Roberts is located near Madison and many ancestors of that county are buried in Roberts.)
June, 2010 Our volunteer Cindy, has compeleted taking photos Avondale Cemetery.
May, 2010 Our volunteer Cindy, has compeleted taking photos of the following cemeteries: Campbell, and St. Mary
April, 2010 Our volunteer Cindy, has compeleted taking photos of the following cemeteries: Cutler, Jefferson, Loucks Grove, and St. Joeseph.
March, 2010 Our new volunteer, Pat, has finished transcribing Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Thank you Pat!
March, 2010 The history of Washington Township is now on the website. Here you will find names and short bios of early settlers to this township.
February, 2010 The history of Jackson Township is now on line. Here you will find names and short bios of early settlers to this township.
February, 2010 The history of Greenfield Township and City is now on line. This is a large Township containing the county seat and much of the early history of Adair County. Names and bios of early settlers and political leaders are to found here.
November, 2009 Grove Center Cemetery is now on line. View the names here. Grove Center Cemetery
October, 2009 Five histories of Townships in Adair County have been added to the website.(Note, all of the township histories are now on line as of October 2011.)
July, 2009 Adair County now has 6187 gravestones on line.
June, 2009 Our volunteer, Cindy, has now finished Avondale Cemetery and Eureka Cemetery. She has added a few to the Adair County Cemetery page. Thank you, Cindy!
May, 2009 Our volunteer, Cindy, has finished the Fontanelle Cemetery. It contains 2,951 gravestones. What a job! Thank you Cindy!
April, 2009 We have added over 2200 gravestone photos in the last 6 months. There are 4 completed cemeteries and several more being worked on. I continue to answer questions, update the surnames as they come in, add photographs and various other jobs as they come to my attention. I will be traveling to Iowa in May. If there are any questions I can help with while I am there, please contact me.
November, 2008 Our volunteer Cindy has photographed Witt Cemetery. Thank you Cindy!
October, 2008 Cindy has photographed Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Garner Cemetery and Old Union Cemetery. Follow the links to see the photos of the stones in these cemeteries. There are almost 1000 stones in these three cemeteries! What a job! Thanks to Cindy!
September, 2008 The site has a new volunteer! Her name is Cindy and she lives in Adair County. She is enthusiastic and does wonderful work!
June, 2008 I have arrived back home. The weather in Iowa was not pleasant but I was able to transcribe 3 cemeteries and take photos of each stone.
April, 2008 I have bought my plane ticket to Iowa and am preparing to spend 2 weeks in Adair County in May. If there is anything you would like me to look up while I am there, please email me.
March 8, 2008 I am answering email questions, checking links and doing miscellaneous jobs.
February 7, 2008 I am continuing to update the web site especially the History sections.
December, 2007 I have finished the Canby Cemetery photos. If the one you are looking for is not there, let me know. The transcription was finished in September.
December, 2007 I have taken the Thanksgiving cards down and put up Christmas cards. They randomly load as visitors go to the web site. They were all mailed to people in Adair County during the early 1900's. Here is a link to the cards and their messages.
November, 2007 I have finished the transcription and the photos for the Pioneer Cemetery known as Winn Cemetery. The biography of Monroe Winn is on the website under biographies.
November, 2007 I have put Thanksgiving cards on the website. They randomly load as visitors go to the website. They were all mailed to people in Adair County during the early 1900's.
September 10, 2007 The transcription for the Canby Cemetery is on the website. Take a look. I have started to put the photos of the gravestones on the internet.
May 5, 2007 The Cochrane family photos and documents are on the website. Take a look at the documents. Take a look at the photos.
April 23 , 2007 I have added some more surnames and updated the map section to include the 1904 Township maps.
March 22, 2007 I have added two bios with photos. Please take a look.
February 26, 2007 Greenfield High School Graduates page is complete. Graduates from 1859 to 1920 are listed. Take a look.
February 19, 2007 I am continuing to add to the education page. I have been working on Richland Township. Also, I started a page for Greenfield High School Graduates. I have completed a list of graduates from 1859 to 1900.
February 1, 2007 I have added a link on the Military page to Iowa 7th Calvary information. I added Henry and Nicholas Henning's bio and added to the History of Euerka Township.
January 15, 2007 Today I continued to work on the Education, History and Cemetery pages. I concentrated on Euerka Township.
January 14, 2007 I have been a little lax in updating this "What's New" page. So here goes. I will list everything new since the last entry in September. New 1976 Orient Township map uploaded. History of Orient twp added. Hoffstatter biography added. Orient cemetery history added. Orient education page added. New Education page started.
September 13, 2006 I have uploaded the transcriptions of the Louck's Grove cemetery. One is in alphabetical order and the other is listed by plots.
September 8, 2006 I posted two photos of young Adair men from the late 1880's. Check them out here.
July 17, 2006 I have returned from a trip to Adair County and am starting to post gravestones photos taken on my trip. I have uploaded Old Union and Pleasant Grove photos. Please take a look.
March 30, 2006 I have completed a transcription of the Penn Ave. Cemetery.
March 26, 2006 I have added a new section to the photo page. It contains mystery photos that you would like to have identified or would like to give to the proper families.
March 11, 2006 I am continuing to add surnames to the list. If you haven't sent yours, consider doing it now.
February 14, 2006 I have added more information concerning the townships. This was in response to a visitor's request.
January 29, 2006 Good News! Our volunteers (all listed on the WPA web site) have now completed the full transcription for the Adair County WPA Project. There are now 7,467 records for Adair county online in the state-wide database.

One of the great things about this site is that a visitor can search one county at a time or they can plug in a surname and search the entire state database at once, over 1/2 million names presently. It also has soundex search ability and a very popular "Post-em Note" feature which allows visitors to add to or correct the existing data and also to make themselves known to "yet to be discovered" cousins.

January 8, 2006 New Photos are being added on a daily basis. Check them out. Send me yours so I can add them to the site.
December 30, 2005 A new section called Biographies is now on the website. I am indexing biographies with photos and without photos. I invite you to contribute your bios and include photos if you have them.
December 28, 2005 I have added new photos to the photo index. They were contributed by a visitor to the site. Thank you!
December 26, 2005 I have been adding names to the surname page as they have come in. Thank you to the contributors.
September 16, 2005 I have started a surname page. Please contribute the surname or names that you are researching.
September 8, 2005 I have finished the transcription for Prussia Center Cemetery.
August 10, 2005 I have completed the gravestone photos for Prussia Center Cemetery. There are 112. The transcription is also complete and being proof read.
July 31, 2005
I have added a military page. I am continuing to work on the Prussia Center Cemetery transcription. I also have more gravestone photos ready for viewing.
July 14, 2005 I have added Township names to the cemetery index.
June 23, 2005 I added some patriotic photos and post cards to the slide show on the home page. I thought they were appropriate for honoring Fourth of July. Click on the refresh button on your browser to cycle through the photos.
June 22, 2005 The cemetery pages that I currently have photos for are on the website. I will be adding directions to each cemetery in the near future. Click here for the cemetery index.
June 16, 2005 I now have photos of seven cemeteries on the web. Please visit this link to find the cemetery index.
May, 2005 My daughter and I visited Adair County. We drove to the cemeteries and photographed the entrances and a representative photo or two of the cemetery. I will be putting these on the website soon.
April 6, 2005 The 1904 township maps have been started. They will be accessible through the map page for the the individual townships. For instance.
March 26, 2005 I have added a document page to the web site. I have put on one document to start with. If you have any documents that you would like to contribute, please email me for details.
March 12, 2005 The 1875 Township maps are complete and on the website. Please visit by clicking here.
February 15, 2005 I have had several requests for Township maps, so I have started to put them up on the site. I am about half done at this date. Check out the maps.
February 12, 2005 In honor of Presidents Day, I added a page called Patriotism. It has photos that show how Adair county folks honored our country years ago.
February 5, 2005 I added a link to Old Iowa Press. This promises to be a fun project. Dig up those old newspaper articles and submit them.
January 29, 2005 I have added more photos and a photo index page in order to navigate to them.
January 22, 2005 I have added a "School" page with two links, a "What's New?" page, and a "Post Card" page with a link to it.
January 17, 2005 I have added a photo page with three photos of early residences of Adair County contributed by Jeff Klein.
January 2, 2005 I have been checking links and doing other site maintenance. I also have been checking the other Iowa GenWeb sites in order to better know my job.
December 25, 2004 I received notification that I was approved to adopt this site. What a great Christmas present to myself. I am very excited about being the new coordinator!

 


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