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Genealogical & Historical Resources
Decatur County, Iowa

DECATUR COUNTY COURTHOUSE

207 N. Main St.
Leon IA 50144
phone: 641 446-6332
email: leonpl@grm.net

Courthouse Hours
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Decatur County Recorder (Courthouse)
        Phone: 641-446-4322 Fax: 641-336-7159
        Vital Records - Birth, Marriage, Divorce, Death and Military Records. Death Certificates

  • Decatur County Assessor (Courthouse)
        Phone: 641-446-4314, Fax: 641-446-8632; Email: dec-asor@grm.net
        Land Records

  • Decatur County Clerk of Court (Courthouse)
        Phone: 641-446-4331
        Probate and Wills

     
    LEON PUBLIC LIBRARY

    200 W 1st
    Leon IA 50144
    phone: 641 446-6332
    email: leonpl@grm.net

    Leon Public Library Hours
    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 10:30a - 1:30p
    • Library Records:

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      • Census records
      • IA 1850 Census
      • Few pre-1921 Obits
      • Album newsclips
      • Postcards newsclips
      • Church newsclips
      • Leon Business Men and Women newsclips
      • Reflections of Decatur County Townships newsclips
      • "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

    The Leon Journal-Reporter
    110 N Main, Leon IA 50144
    phone: 641 446-4151

    • Newspaper articles and Obits starting in 1921.
    • Twice Told Tales columns.

DECATUR COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM

102 North Main
Leon IA 50144
 

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

 

  • Information available at
    Decatur County Historical Museum:
    •  
    • Photographs
    • County School Records
    • Military Sprapbooks
    • Maps

     

    LAMONI PUBLIC LIBRARY

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

    Lamoni Public Library Hours
    Monday 1:00p - 5:30p
    Tuesday 10:30a - 9:00p
    Wednesday 1:00p - 5:30p
    Thursday 10:00a - 5:30p
    Friday 1:00p - 5:30p
    Saturday 10:00a - 1:00p

    FREDERICK MADISON SMITH LIBRARY
    Graceland University
    Lamoni IA 50140
    phone: 641 784-5303, office
    phone: 641 784-5361, information desk
    email: lamonipl@grm.net
    Frederick Madison Smith Library Hours
    Sunday 1:00p - 1:45a
    Monday - Thursday 10:30a - 1:45a
    Friday 8:00a - 5:00p
    Saturday 1:00p - 5:00p

  • Cemetery records:
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    • Lois Slade's Cemetery book
    • Carl Green's Funeral books


    • Leon City Hall for Leon Cemetery

    • 104 W. 1st Street, Leon IA 50144
      phone: 641 446-6221

    • Funeral Homes:
      •  
      • Slade-O'Donnell Funeral Home

      • 103 NE Mill, Leon IA 50144; phone: 641 446-6211
        and/or
        504 W. 4th St., Lamoni IA 50140; phone 641 446-6211

    • Carla Rae's Personal Library


    • Riddle - Beavers History
    • Old Gammon Families and Related Families
    • Lamoni's Passing Parade
    • Lois Slade's Cemetery book
    • National Yellow Book of Funeral Directors
    • Vital Records Handbook
    • Akes Family Genealogy
    • Brawner Family Genealogy
    • 25th Anniversary Surname Index 1990
    • The World Book of Stifels
    • Three Centuries of Perks
    • Grand Army of the Republic Post Records, Decatur Co. IA
    • DAR Abigail Adams Chapter Yearbook 1996-1997
    • Various Obits, Funeral Memory cards and Personal Lookup Database