The Lucas County Genealogical Society has published a New Family History "Lucas County Heritage 2000".  This new history book of Lucas County, Iowa, contains household family stories, photos and an updated section of previous history family histories and updates.  

Copies of the book are $60.00 plus $4.00 for postage and handling in the continental U.S.   To order send check to the address below.

Contact the Lucas County Genealogical Society at 641-774-5514 for more information.

The Lucas County Genealogical Society is located in the Chariton Public Library write to us at:

Lucas County Genealogical Society
c/o Chariton Public Library
803 Braden Avenue
Chariton, IA 50049-1742

or email us at

The Lucas County Genealogical Society was organized in April 1976 to preserve, collect and make readily available the historical and genealogical records of Lucas County, Iowa, and to help local and distant persons to research their ancestry.

Meetings: SECOND Monday of each month, September through May, at the Library at 6:00 p.m. June & July meetings: SECOND Monday at the Lucas County Museum at 217 North 17th Street, Chariton, IA 50049 at 6:00 p.m. No meeting in August.

Membership in the Lucas County Society is $10.00 per year January 1 to December 31 which includes 4 quarterly newsletters. Applications can be made to the above address.

Be sure to include all surnames researching in Lucas County IA.

Attention!! Genealogical Research Room Move

On the lower level of the Chariton Library, the music room has always taken up the largest part of the area. Recently the books and videos have been moved upstairs leaving a large open area. The Lucas County Genealogical Society has been invited to occupy this space.

If you try to visit the genealocial research room and no one is there, you will need to check in upstairs and obtain a key to enter the research room.

The volunteers who have always been there to help researchers will still be there to help, but the group is working on setting up volunteer hours to assist you.

The front doors will remain open, as will the doors from the north-side parking lot. The area to the stairs, the elevator, the meeting room and the restrooms will still be accessable.

Be patient, volunteers are working to get accessability back to normal. Once everything is arranged, the inconvenience will be worth it. ( published November 11, 2011.

The Chariton Library's website still states the following: The Lucas County Genealogy Society Family History Room is open the same hours as the library. Volunteers are on duty some of the time to assist and show you what is available. If you know when you will be in Chariton, Iowa to research, e-mail us and we will try to have a volunteer available. We welcome researchers.
Winter Hours  (Labor Day to Memorial Day)
Monday thru Wednesday  1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Thursday & Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Summer Hours
 (Memorial Day to Labor Day)
Monday & Tuesday  1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Wednesday thru Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The following represents the Lucas County Genealogical Society Resources for Sale: Order from the Iowa Genealogy Society - - the publications listed below. 

Exception: Lucas County "Heritage 2000" history book and Lucas County Cemetery books. The order for these two items will be filled at the Lucas County address at the bottom of the form.

No. Group Description Pages Price
1937 Census 1925 Benton & Cedar Twp. with Index 50
1938 Census 1925 English & Williamson Twps. with Index 45
1939 Census 1925 Jackson Twp. Lucas & Liberty Twp. with Index 64
1940 Census 1925 Lincoln Twp. & Chariton with Index 189
1941 Census 1925 Otter Creek & Pleasant Twp. with Index 84
1942 Census 1925 Union Twp., Derby & Warren Twp. with Index 57
1943 Census 1925 Washington Twp., Russell & White Breast Twp. with Index 69
----- Census Every name index to total 1925 Lucas County Iowa Census 172
2281 Census 1910 Federal Part 1 with Index 151
2282 Census 1910 Federal Part 2 with Index 137
1678 Census State 1895 Vol. 1, Benton, Cedar, English, Jackson Twps. 79
1681 Census State 1895 Vol. 2, Liberty, Lincoln, Otter Cr, Pleasant, Union Twps. 83
1682 Census State 1895 Vol. 3, Warren, Washington, Whitebreast, Russell 60
1683 Census State 1895 Vol. 4, Chariton Twp., Ward 1,2,3 pgs. 206-271 70
1684 census State 1895 Vol. 5, Index only 77
0964 Census Federal 1880 Index only 97
0974 Census Federal 1880 Part 1 164
0981 Census Federal 1880 Part 2 143
0982 Census Federal 1880 Part 3 153
2171 Census Federal 1870 Total census with every name index 263
2148 Census Federal 1860 Total census with everyname index 178
0415 Census State 1856 with index 143
0911 Census Federal 1850 - Alphabetized 16
---- Census Federal 1850 with every name index 11
2422 Census State 1885 (Benton & Cedar twp & City of Chariton 94
2423 Census State 1885 (Jackson, Liberty, Lincoln, Ottercreek twps. 110
2424 Census State 1885 (Pleasant, Union, Warren Washington & Whitebreast twps. 107
2481 Census Lucas County, IA - State 1905 Index 144
0536 Deaths Mosher Funeral Home 14 Jan 1932- 9 May 1943 - Indexed 42
0535 Deaths Mosher Funeral Home 3 Jan 1922-31 Dec. 1926 - Indexed 28
0526 Deaths Mosher Funeral Home 4 Jan 1916-19 Dec 1919 - Indexed 19
0528 Deaths Mosher Funeral Home 5 Jan 1927-31 Dec 1931 - Indexed 24
0537 Deaths Mosher Funeral Home 7 Jan 1948-22 Aug 1963 - Indexed 41
0527 Deaths Woodman Funeral Home (Russell) Jan 1906-Dec 1918 - Indexed 38
  Cemetery All Lucas County Gravestones to 1981 with every name index 353 25.00
  History Book Lucas County "Heritage 2000" History book (hard back)

Submit your order for the Lucas County Cemetery book and/or
Lucas County History Book "Heritage 2000" (with appropriate postage added) to:

Lucas County Genealogical Society
803 Braden Avenue
Chariton, Iowa 50049-1742

US Postage & Handling Cost
$.01 to $15.00 $2.50
$15.01 to$25.00 $3.00
$25.01 to$40.00 $4.00
$40.01 to$75.00 $5.50
$75.01 to $100.00 $7.00


Foreign Postage & Handling - Please check with us. Cost

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