What's New

25-Apr-17 Ries Family Reports Descendants and Ahnentafel added to Families Page.

20-Apr-2017New Complete Dataset - Births, 1904-1906

20-Apr-2017 Eve Drewelowe added to Famous and Notable List

16-Apr-17 Berst Family Reports Descendants and Ahnentafel added to Families Page.

13-Apr-17 New Cemetery Index Page and Complete Cemetery List. The index page includes a table of all WPA entries for Chickasaw County. The cemetery list includes links to all transcriptions on the site and links to the physical locations in Google Maps for each cemetery.

11-Apr-17 New History Index Page Revised and Updated

10-Apr-17 Government Officials Page Revised and Updated

6-Apr-17 Volunteer Lookup Page Volunteers Verified and Format Updated.

4-Apr-17 New Contact Page for Historical and Genealogical Societies

3-Apr-17 New Heritage Index Page

30-Mar-2017 Joseph Henry Meyers added to Famous and Notable List

29-Mar-17 New Complete Index of Churches Page updated.

27-Mar-2017 Interactive Google Fusion Table embedded into Complete List of Cemeteries.

23-Mar-2017 West Cemetery aka Fredericksburg Cemetery Re-Transcription

17-Mar-2017 Complete List of WPA Entries with Cemetery Unknown

11-Mar-2017 Yankee Cemetery aka Baptist Cemetery Re-Transcription

4-Mar-17 New Complete Cemetery List Page updated, and pioneer cemeteries indicated.

2-Mar-17 Biographies Index Page and Famous Chickasawans Page Reorganized and Updated.

27-Feb-17 Census Index Page Reorganized and Updated.

25-Feb-2017 Over 200 new obituaries uploaded, including all Chickasaw County entries from the Elma library collection of newspaper obituaries from the year 2000. This collection was assembled by Marian (Marr) McGee and transcribed by Howard County Coordinator Bill Waters, using optical character reading (OCR) software. Bill graciously provided the links for the Chickasaw County residents from this collection. See - Obituaries

22-Feb-2017 Eighty-four of the "orphaned" files are scanned newspaper clippings of obituaries. The Volunteer Page now includes a table of links to these clippings. Volunteer Page

20-Feb-2017 A large number (471) of "orphaned" files were found on the county's server. The Families Index Page now links to the appropriate files. Families Index Page

28-Jan-17 Family and Cemetery Index Pages Reorganized and Updated

28-Jan-2017 More from Phillip Thomas NHHS Assembly, Republic Postcard, 1950s Courthouse

Interstate Commerce School, New Hampton Swimming Pool, Motel, Theater

20-Jan-17 Rural Teachers 1954, contributed by Kathy Christensen

27-Dec-2016 Early Postcards & Photos Ads & Tokens, Main Street Ionia, New Hampton Public School & Miscellaneous contributed by Phillip Thomas

26-Dec-2016 Early Postcards Train Depots, Utilities, Courthouses, Grist Mill. Main Street New Hampton & Wanted Poster contributed by Phillip Thomas

22-Dec-2016 Maple Grove Cemetery Re-Transcription

22-Dec-2016 Oak Hill Cemetery Re-Transcription

13-Nov-2016 New Look - Main Page, What's New, Search, Volunteer, and Contact Pages

13-Nov-2016 New Volunteer Page Sets County Priorities

5-Nov-2016 WWWON - see below.

2-Nov-2016 St Johns German Lutheran Cemetery - New Complete Data Set

What We're Working on Now (WWWON)

WWWON is a new feature, designed to recognize the works in progress of our volunteers and to inspire new volunteers to join in. Please choose Contact above for questions, or Volunteer if you are ready to pitch in.

November 2016 - April 2017-- Thanks to the work of volunteers Luke and Mary Reicks and Pat Sheridan, we have an excellent spreadsheet for all burials and names on gravestones in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cemetery in Lawler. Pat, Luke, and Mary have uploaded hundreds of pictures to the Iowa Gravestone Photo Project and to Find-a-Grave. Their comprehensive spreadsheet of every burial has been expanded with data from the 1930's WPA Project.

Ongoing - The county coordinator found a large number of orphan files on the site's server. Many of these are obituaries in JPG form, which are being transcribed and uploaded to the Obituaries pages. The list has been whittled down to 123 files.