IAGenWeb Project - Allamakee co.

Allamakee Journal

Announcements, thank-you notes and a log of new and updated information on this website.

This page was updated January 18, 2020

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01/10/2020 - Alert! Rootsweb has announced that all list-servers / mailing lists will be discontinued as of 3/2/2020. Users will no longer be able to send outgoing emails or accept incoming emails. Allamakee co. researchers should now use the Query Board for our communications! More info. here

11/5/2019 - Important! Please update your contacts to reflect my current email address!

2019 Thank-you notes

Everything on the Allamakee co. IAGenWeb has been contributed by volunteers! Many, many people have helped to build this website .... generously sharing family photos and data. Others have volunteered their time to transcribe old records, biographies and obituaries. If you have found something on the site that 'made your day' ...... please let our volunteers know that you appreciate their efforts. Send them a thank-you, a kudo or 'pat on the back' here. E-mail directly to the contributor, or send your notes to the Allamakee co. coordinator & your message will be posted on this page.

New or updated in January 2020

CEMETERY RECORDS & Gravestone Photo Project (GPP)
*Added several Research Alerts & Woodmansee Notes for Oakland - St. John's Addition, Lycurgus & Faegre Prairie cemeteries - from Richard O'Brien (1/2/20)

LI'L BITS - misc. records
*Updated! "Information Wanted" ads placed in Irish newspapers; surnames added: Crosby, McLaughlin, Murphy Bresnehan, Lambe & Donahey - from S. Ferrall (1/18/20)

MARRIAGE RECORDS - marriages, anniversaries & divorces
*Added to compiled anniversaries, Mr. & Mrs. A.C. Harrington, 36th and Mr. & Mrs. Fred E. Gordon, 40th, both 1942 - from LA (1/18/20)
*Added to compiled marriages: Graves-Ellefson & Norton-Farrell, both 1875 - from Cheryl Locher Moonen (1/2/20)

OBITUARIES (over 12,710+ transcribed obits) & OBITUARY INDEX (updated 01/18/2020)
*Thank-you to our January obituary contributors: D. Cunningham, Reid R. Johnson, S. Ferrall, Cheryl Moonen, Joy Moore & 'LA'


OFF-SITE DATA added recently that will be of interest to Allamakee co. researchers (links open in a new browser window)
*Iowa Old Press - You can search the Allamakee co. section of Iowa Old Press from the Newspaper Index. Many of the other Iowa counties have Allamakee news, as do the scrapbooks and 'news from around the U.S. & world' so be sure to visit the website and do a complete site search as well.
*Obituaries from Neighboring Counties: Clayton co. obituaries, Fayette co. obituaries and Winneshiek co. obituaries all have newly added obituaries. Many Clayton co., Fayette co. and Winneshiek co. residents had close Allamakee county connections so don't miss these great obit collections!

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New or updated in November & December 2019

CEMETERY RECORDS & Gravestone Photo Project (GPP)
*Added several Research Alerts & Woodmansee Notes for Oakland Main & OEPC cemeteries - from Richard O'Brien & S. Ferrall (11/16/19)

*Updated! Norwegian Parish Records; surname Smedsrud - from T.D. Johansen (12/07/19)

HISTORICAL ITEMS - Miscellaneous
Updated! Hall Maternity Hospital, added Burke twins (1930) - from Connie Ellis (12/07/19)

OBITUARIES (over 12,700+ transcribed obits) & OBITUARY INDEX (updated 12/30/19)
*Thank-you to our November & December obituary contributors: Reid R. Johnson, Joy Moore, S. Wilson & S. Ferrall

New or updated in September & October 2019

ALLAMAKEE ALBUMS - Family Albums & Miscellaneous Photos from Allamakee county
*Updated! Nine postcards were added to David Shedlock's collection of photo postcards - from David Shedlock (9/24/19)

BIOGRAPHIES (A-H * I-Z) - from miscellaneous sources other than those included in the various bio databases on this website
*New! Biographies of Oscar F. Ferris, Thomas G. Ewing, Peter Welch & Laton A. Huffman - from Patricia Bollozos & S. Ferrall (9/11/19 & 9/24/19)

CEMETERY RECORDS & Gravestone Photo Project (GPP)
*Added Research Alerts & Woodmansee Notes for Old Oak Hill, Oak Hill, Oakland Main & OEPC cemeteries - from Richard O'Brien (10/13/19)

HISTORICAL ITEMS - Miscellaneous
New database! County Board of Supervisors April 1899. Did your ancestor receive assistance or supply goods/services to the county? Lots of names! - from S. Ferrall (10/9/19)

MARRIAGE RECORDS - marriages, anniversaries & divorces
*Added to divorce notices, Withee, 1946 - from LA (9/16/19)
*Added to compiled marriage announcements, Bulman-Weymiler, 1953 - from LA (9/11/19)
*Added to compiled anniversaries, Mr. & Mrs. Ben Hartley, 50th, 1950 (+photo) - from LA (9/1/19)

*Updated! The World War II Honor Roll - coordinator (throughout Sept.)

OBITUARIES (over 12,680+ transcribed obits) & OBITUARY INDEX (updated 08/08/19)
*Additional information was added to the previously posted death notice of Carl Ioos - from S. Ferrall (10/8/19)
*Additional obits for Arvid E. Sadler, John McLaughlin, Arla O. Bulman & Florence V. Martin were added to a previously posted obits - from LA (throughout Sept.)
*Thank-you to our September & October obituary contributors: Joy Moore, Diane Cunningham, Dan Zoll, Reid R. Johnson, S. Ferrall & LA

*New! Hanson school, Makee twp. - from Glenn Chatfield & Aubrie Monroe (9/1/19)
*Van Coulee (Lansing twp.) school page updated, adding the 1891 report card of Carrie Reed - from her gg-granddaughter Aubrie Monroe (9/1/19)

Journal for January thru August 2019


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