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Linn County Government Offices

935 Second St SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
(319) 892-5000

Cedar Rapids Gazette Newspaper

500 3rd Ave. SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
(319) 398-8211

*Local information and an online searchable database of obituaries and news from 1992 to present.  Archive cost is $1.95 per document or $4.95 per 1 day subscription.  Go to Gazette's "Search Site" and then select "Gazette Newspaper Archives." .

Cedar Rapids Public Library

500 1st St. SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
 (319) 398-5123
Research Databases/Digital Archives

The West side branch is located in Westdale Mall
(319) 390-7806

Marion Public Library

1095 6th Ave
Marion, IA 52302-3428
(319) 377-3412

Cedar Rapids Area Genealogy Library  aka Genealogical Society of Linn County, Iowa

Website: (Click here)

Application Form -- LCGS Library/Records Available -- Research-Pioneer Certificates-Maps

Library Hours:
Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Extended hours on 2nd Thursday of each month 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 175 
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52406

Lower level of the Masonic Library & Museum
Entrance in rear of building
813 1st Avenue SE
Cedar Rapids, IA  52406
(319) 369-0022 

Free parking is available, behind the building, in the parking lot across the alley.


Monthly Program:
Date: The 4th Saturday of each month (except December)
Time:     Business Meeting 12:45 pm
                Social Time 1:00 pm
                Program 1:30 pm   
Location: Cedar Rapids Area Genealogy Library aka Genealogical Society  of Linn County 
                    813 1st Avenue SE
                    Cedar Rapids, IA  52406
Guests are welcome to stay after the program for assistance with their genealogy research needs.

Ely Community History Society, Inc.

Web site


Mailing Address:

Ely Community History Society
P.O. Box 191
Ely, IA 52227


Phone: (319) 848-4963 or (319) 848-4074

Physical Address: 1570 Rowley Street, Ely, IA 52227 - Lower Level

Daughters of the American Revolution

Ashley Chapter DAR, Cedar Rapids, IA

Marion-Linn Chapter DAR, Marion, IA

Mayflower Chapter of the DAR, Cedar Rapids, IA

National Czech and Slovak Museum & Library

30 - 16th Ave SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
(319) 362-8500

State Historical Society Library of Iowa

This library is not located in Linn County, but holds many resources specific to genealogy research Linn County and much of Eastern Iowa.  The Iowa City branch is in neighboring Johnson County, only a 30 minute drive from Linn County.  One of the most useful resources is the very large newspaper collection ranging from 1836 to the present and representing many communities from this area.

Iowa City Location:
402 Iowa Avenue
Iowa City, IA 52240-1806
Call 319-335-3916

Des Moines Location:
600 East Locust
Des Moines, Iowa 50319
Call 515-281-6200

State Library of Iowa

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