REFERENCES & RESOURCES

County Courthouse & Vital Records

 
DECATUR COUNTY COURTHOUSE

207 N. Main St.
Leon IA 50144
phone: 641 446-6332

Courthouse Hours
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

 Bureau of Vital Records - Iowa Dept. of Public Health

Department of Public Health,
Bureau of Vital Records,
Lucas State Office Building,
1st Floor, Des Moines, IA 50319-0075,
(515) 281- 4944 recording

Libraries

LEON PUBLIC LIBRARY

200 W 1st
Leon IA 50144
phone: 641 446-6332
email: john@leon.lib.ia.us

Monday 12:30 - 7:30p
Tuesday 10:30a - 5:30p
Wednesday 12:30 - 5:30p
Thursday 10:30a - 5:30p
Friday 12:30 - 5:30p
Saturday 10:30-1:30
Sunday Closed
Library Records include:  

Census records
IA 1850 Census
Few pre-1921 Obits
Album news clips
Postcards news clips
Church news clips
Leon Business Men and Women news clips
Reflections of Decatur County Townships news clips
"History of Decatur County" (1915)
"History of Decatur County" (Hoffman)
Some Family Histories, including:
AMES Family 1520 - 1969
Up the BRAMMER Spur Trail
Genealogy of the Family of DOUGLASS
FOLAND Family Record
FULLERTON BARRETT Family History

Thomas FULLERTON (1813 - 1898) and Eleaner THOMPSON (1819 - 1873)
Thomas HALL Family
The Robert Newton LEEPER Family
Christian OVERHOLTZER and His Father Jacob
RAMSEY-EDWARDS Family Record
By the Name of RICHARDS
The SANGER-STEWARTS
SHEPPARD-MARSHALL and Allied Families
Irene SNYDER STARRY - From Me ... To You ... With Love
The Alden White STEARNS and Mary Edith WALES STEARNS Family
Meet the TISDALES
TRISLERS and Related Families
John VARNER and his son Wesley Martin VARNER of Muskingum Co OH and his wife Katherine
Thomas WASSON 1815 - 1986
LAMONI PUBLIC LIBRARY

301 West Main
Lamoni IA 50140
phone: 641 784-6686
email: lamonipl@grm.net

Mon. 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Tues. 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Wed. 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Thur. 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Fri. 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sat. 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m
FREDERICK MADISON SMITH LIBRARY

Graceland University
1 University Place
Lamoni, IA 50140
phone: 641 784-5483
phone: 641 784-5361
The Frederick Madison Smith library at Graceland University is located on the west side of campus, off Founders Road.

Museums

DECATUR COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM

102 North Main
Leon IA 50144

Decatur County Museum Hours
Memorial Day through Labor Day
Tuesday, Fridays, Saturdays
1:00p - 5:00p
and by Appointment

Information available at
Decatur County Historical Museum:

Photographs
County School Records
Military Scrapbooks
Maps
LIBERTY HALL HISTORICAL CENTER
1138 W Main St
Lamoni, IA 50140
Phone: (641) 784-6133
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10AM–4PM
Wednesday 10AM–4PM
Thursday 10AM–4PM
Friday 10AM–4PM
Saturday 10AM–4PM
Sunday 1:30AM–4PM

Archives and Special Projects

Logos are linked

       
Iowa Gravestone Photo Project WPA Iowa Graves Survey  Iowa Family Group Sheets Iowa History Project Orphan Train Riders to Iowa
         
Iowa in the Civil War  Iowa in the Great War Iowa in WWII Iowa Old Press Iowa State Census Project
USGenWeb Archives

Iowa Federal Census Project 

Off-Site Resources 

Penny Postcards

Iowa Documents, Kinyon Digital Library

Vital Records Information - Iowa

Cyndi's List - Iowa
State Library of Iowa

National Archives Access to Archival Databases

The Political Graveyard - Decatur County, Iowa

Southern Iowa Tourism, Decatur County  
Decatur County IAGenWeb