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What's New at Howard County

Howard County Obits submitted - Graph by Bill Waters Howard County GPP Submissions - Graph by Bill Waters
Over 1100 obits submitted in the last 12 months As of 3/1/2018 all Howard County cemeteries were 100% photo surveyed and submitted to IGPP



October 2018

Posted a Complete Record set consisting of the Indices for all of the marriages and deaths that were published in the Iowa Plain Dealer during 1927.

Added 96 Obituaries to the Howard County Alphabetical Obituaries index.

Added in the last 6 months 87 photos and in the last 12 months 153 photos of the deceased. These photos were linked to their Obits and/or to their Gravestone photos.



September 2018

Added 97 Obituaries to the Howard County Alphabetical Obituaries index.

Posted a Complete Record sets of all of the marriages and deaths that were published in the New Oregon Plain Dealer during 1863, 1864, 1865 and Twice-A-Week Plain Dealer during 1903 along with links to the 560 IAGenWeb board postings of the transcribed newspaper articles.

August 2018

Added information about the Descendents of James Ardell Siddall 439 names extracted from Family data submitted by Ruth Seibert.

Posted a Complete Record set of all of the marriages and deaths that were published in the Twice-A-Week Plain Dealer during 1902 along with links to the 370 IAGenWeb board postings of the transcribed newspaper articles.

Added 95 Obituaries to the Howard County Alphabetical Obituaries index.

July 2018

Added 96 Obituaries to the Howard County Alphabetical Obituaries index.

Posted a Complete Record set consisting of the Indices for all of the marriages and deaths that were published in the Iowa Plain Dealer during 1926.

June 2018

Posted Complete Record Sets of all the marriages and deaths that were published in the New Oregon Plain Dealer during 1859, 1860, 1861 and 1862 along with links to the IAGenWeb board postings of the transcribed articles. These Events were reprinted in the 1902 Twice-A-Week Plain Dealer.

Posted Complete Record sets consisting of the Indices for all of the marriages and deaths that were published in the Iowa Plain Dealer during 1924 and 1925.

Added 96 Obituaries to the Howard County Alphabetical Obituaries index.

Posted a Complete Record set of all of the marriages and deaths that were published in the Twice-A-Week Plain Dealer during 1900 along with links to the 260 IAGenWeb board postings of the transcribed newspaper articles.

May 2018

Pastors and Ministers in Howard County.

Updated the Oak Lawn cemetery table. Corrected Section and Lot information for 100's of graves. This Table is a Complete Record set and now documents 3652 Oak Lawn graves.

Added 49 Obituaries to the Howard County Alphabetical Obituaries index.

The Elma Library Year 2002 Obituary Collection is now a Complete Record Set consisting of all the year 2002 obits collected by the Elma Library from the 4 local papers available in Elma, Iowa. This Complete Record Set consists of the 596 year 2002 obits in Elma Public Library Collection.

April 2018

Added 46 Obituaries to the Howard County Alphabetical Obituaries index.

Moved 956 names from the recently submitted Obituaries page to the Alphabetical Obituary pages.

Updated the WPA and IGPP surname indices to use https rather than http.

Posted a complete Record set consisting of the transcription of Volumes (77-98) of the Howard County 1925 Iowa Census.

March 2018

Added 140 Obituaries to the Howard County Alphabetical Obituaries index.

Posted a Complete Record set consisting of the Index for all of the marriages and deaths that were published in the Iowa Plain Dealer during 1923.

Posted a complete Record set consisting of an Index to the 152 Howard County Iowa Century Farms.

February 2018

Added 49 Obituaries to the Howard County Alphabetical Obituaries index.

Posted the New Oregon Township cemetery table. This New Oregon Township Cemetery Table is a Complete Record Set of all of the New Oregon Township cemetery gravestones as of June 2017. This Table documents 2049 New Oregon Township graves.

With this photo survey of the New Oregon cemetery all Howard county cemeteries have been photo surveyed and all of the resulting gravestone photos have been posted to the IGPP database

Posted a Complete Record set of all of the marriages and deaths that were published in the Twice-A-Week Plain Dealer during 1899 along with links to the 380 IAGenWeb board postings of the transcribed newspaper articles.

January 2018

The Elma Library Year 2001 Obituary Collection is now a Complete Record Set consisting of all the year 2001 obits collected by the Elma Library from the 4 local papers available in Elma, Iowa. This Complete Record Set consists of the 583 year 2001 obits in Elma Public Library Collection.

Added 147 Obituaries to the Howard County Alphabetical Obituaries index.

December 2017

Added 121 Obituaries to the Howard County Alphabetical Obituaries index.

November 2017

Posted a Complete Record set of all of the marriages and deaths that were published in the Twice-A-Week Plain Dealer during 1898 along with links to the 336 IAGenWeb board postings of the transcribed newspaper articles.

Added 48 Obituaries to the Howard County Alphabetical Obituaries index.

October 2017

Added 98 Obituaries to the Howard County Alphabetical Obituaries index.

Posted a Complete Record set of all of the marriages and deaths that were published in the Twice-A-Week Plain Dealer during 1897 along with links to the 242 IAGenWeb board postings of the transcribed newspaper articles.

September 2017

Posted a Complete Record set of all of the marriages and deaths that were published in the Twice-A-Week Plain Dealer during 1896 along with links to the 196 IAGenWeb board postings of the transcribed newspaper articles.

Added 47 Obituaries to the Howard County Alphabetical Obituaries index.

August 2017

Added 98 Obituaries to the Howard County Alphabetical Obituaries index.

July 2017

Posted an incomplete Record set of most of the marriages and deaths that were published in the Twice-A-Week Plain Dealer during 1895 along with links to the 178 IAGenWeb board postings of the transcribed newspaper articles.

Posted a Complete Record set of all of the marriages and deaths that were published in the Twice-A-Week Plain Dealer during 1914 along with links to the 297 IAGenWeb board postings of the transcribed newspaper articles.

Added 142 Obituaries to the Howard County Alphabetical Obituaries index.

June 2017

Added 94 Obituaries to the Howard County Alphabetical Obituaries index.

May 2017

Added 86 Obituaries to the Howard County Alphabetical Obituaries index.

Posted a complete Record set of the 1904 - 1906 Howard County Births.

April 2017

Posted the New Oregon Township cemetery table. This New Oregon Township Cemetery Table is a Incomplete Record Set of all of the New Oregon Township cemetery gravestones as of June 2016. This Table documents 2051 New Oregon Township graves.

March 2017

Added 46 Obituaries to the Howard County Alphabetical Obituaries index.

February 2017

Posted the Saint Patrick's cemetery table. This Saint Patrick's Cemetery Table is a Complete Record Set of all of the Saint Patrick's cemetery gravestones as of June 2016. This table contains links to 497 St. Patrick's cemetery IGPP records and 5 IAGenWeb Obituary Records.

January 2017

Posted a Complete Record Set consisting of the transcribed Index of all the 495 Special Events (Deaths & Marriages) published in the Cresco Twice a Week Plain Dealer during calendar year 1922.