Iowa County Genealogical Society

"Our roots run deep in Iowa County"

Chartered Dec. 1, 1992, by the Iowa Genealogical Society

The purpose of ICGS is to identify, record, collect, preserve and share resources concerning Iowa County history and its people.


The ICGS Research Center collection

The ICGS Research Center collection includes:

Volunteers will extract records at the Iowa County Courthouse in Marengo including marriage licenses issued since 1847, deed records, births and deaths from 1880, probates, naturalizations etc. If you request research, please be specific in what you arelooking for, so that time is not wasted in searching for something you already have. Please give surname and given name if possible, time period in Iowa County, location (town or township if known). and what information you are wanting. At present we do no charge for research, but expect reimbursement of copying costs. Donations are always welcome. Our researchers are volunteers who try their best to accommodate requests as soon as possible. Our Society publishes a quarterly Newsletter and we like to publish names of those wishing research and for whom they are searching. We keep a cross referenced file and can then connect people doing research on the same family. Upon request we will respect wishes of those who do not want their names to be published.

The society also has many photographs of area landmarks, people, organizations, events, towns and buildings. The Research Center also has computer access for Family Tree Maker, e-mail, and a scanner.

Please contact us before throwing anything away!

We need  more: Family histories, genealogy records, microfilm, town histories, oral histories, pedigree charts, manuscripts, diaries, reference books, published collections, old phone books, plat books, maps, photographs, obituaries, wedding write-ups, church histories, cemetery information and historical accounts.


Anyone with an interest in genealogical or historical research, and above all, anyone pursuing ancestors in Iowa County, Iowa, may become a member and enjoy the benefits of ICGS membership. The membership year parallels the calendar year, January 1 through December 31, with dues of $20 annually. A family membership is available for $25. All members receive a society newsletter, have voting privileges, and are welcome to attend society meetings.

ICGS newsletters are intended to convey news and information of interest to the society membership, and contain at least one or more topics of genealogical data. Members may submit free queries to be published in the newsletters.

To become a member of ICGS, click on "ICGS Membership Application" below and print, complete and send the application, along with dues payment to: Iowa County Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 207, North English, IA 52316
Print an ICGS Membership Application


P.O. Box 207
121 Main St.
North English, IA 52316

Phone: (319) 664-3194
Email: IACoGen
(new location as of May 17th 2008, formally located in Marengo)

6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday
1-4 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday Friday
9 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturday

1-4 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

Open at other times by appointment. Closed holidays.

To learn how to get an Iowa County Pioneer Certificate or find out what items are available for purchase:
Email: IACoGen