What's New

21-Oct-17 Thanks to fellow county coordinators Karon Velau and Cheryl Siebrass, who discovered this source, we now have these Excerpts from The Courts and Legal Profession of Iowa 1907

12-Oct-17 Iowa Gravestone Photos Top 2,750. Hundreds of tombstone photos have been added to the IGPP

26-Sep-17 New Complete Dataset - St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery of Little Turkey Link

22-Sep-17 New Complete Dataset - Little Turkey Cemetery Link

21-Sep-17 New Complete Dataset - Stapleton Township Cemetery Link

21 Sep-17 External link restored Greenwood Cemetery, and new contribution by Alberta and Duane Bouska - Stapleton Township Cemetery showing the restoration of this beautiful pioneer cemetery.

[17-Aug-17 OLMC Cemetery - added the links to the IGPP for all surnames and updated the complete table. Link. Note 12 Oct 17: this link temporarily disabled as we complete the links to IGPP photos and correct many spellings and other details.]

31-Jul-17 Added churches and pictures to Church Index Page Link

3-Jul-17 Contributions by Alberta Bouska 1990 Map of Fredericksburg Township and Photo of Christian Prairie Catholic Church added to her church description.

1-Jul-17 Complete Dataset - Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cemetery Burials Link. Note 12 Oct 17: this link temporarily disabled as we complete the links to IGPP photos and correct many spellings and other details.]

30-Jun-17 Added Rank, Company, Unit, and Links to Spanish American War Page.

27-Jun-17 Contributions by Leonard Granger Photo of Timothy Donovan, and Transcribed Interview Chickasaw County Encounters with Indians

15-Jun-17 New Transcription of Richland Township Landowners 1892 Link

13-Jun-17 New Landau / Koehler Family Group Sheet added to Families Page - sent to IAGenWeb by Judy Mitchell FGS

24-May-17 New Fun Index Page Big Trees!, and Word Cloud! showing the frequency of surnames in the county.

14-May-17 New and Reorganized Photos and Postcards Index Page, and Newspaper Index, with list of all county newspapers from the Library of Congress.

9-May-17 New Military Index Page, Vietnam War Deaths, and Korean War Casualty

8-May-17 New Njus Family Files added to Families Page Descendant Report, Ahnentafel

8-May-17 Mike Njus Korean War Narrative Reformated

4-May-17 Complete Data Set Chickasaw County in the Spanish-American War

4-May-17 Partial Data Set Chickasaw County Residents Who Served in the Civil War

27-Apr-17 New Maps Index Page Revised and Updated

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

September/October/November 2017 We have been uploading hundreds of gravestone photos to the Iowa Gravestone Photo Project - IGPP. They are from the cemeteries in Little Turkey and Union Cemetery in Alta Vista, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cemetery, Stapleton Township Cemetery, and a few from Greenwood in Nashua.

--Luke and Mary Reicks, Pat Sheridan, and Grace Arens continue to work to perfect the complete spreadsheet of all burials and names on gravestones in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cemetery in Lawler. We believe that the photos recently uploaded take us very near to 100% of the gravestones. In the process we discovered data errors that are now being corrected.

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.