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 PageInterstate Commerce School, New Hampton Swimming Pool, Motel, Theater
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.
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 - February 2017-- Thanks to the work of volunteers 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 and Mary Reicks 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.