Reference Links


Ashton Public Library
3029 3rd Street
Ashton, Iowa 51232
(712) 724-6426

Ocheyedan Public Library
874 Main St,
Ocheyedan, IA 51354
(712) 758-3352

Sibley Public Library
406 9th St,
Sibley, IA 51249
(712) 754-2888


Ocheyedan-Melvin Press News 859 Main St.
Ocheyedan, Iowa 51354-7524

Sibley Gazette Tribune
201 9th Street
Sibley, Iowa
(712) 754-2551
Archived Sibley Newspapers 1878-2010

Osceola County Daily News
Sibley, Iowa 51249
A Service of KIWA Radio of Sheldon, Iowa

Funeral Homes

Andringa Funeral Home
422 9th St
Sibley, IA 51249-1818

Jurrens Funeral Homes
505 9th St,
Sibley, IA 51249
(712) 754-2154

Resource Publications for Sale

Melvin, "The First 100 Years"
Melvin Savings Bank
260 Main Street
Melvin, Iowa
Price: $28

Ocheyedan, Iowa Centennial 1891-1991
Barbara Block
P.O. Box 454
654 Poplar
Ocheyedan, Iowa 51354
Price: $15

Osceola County Web Sites of Interest

Osceola County Courthouse
300 7th Street
Sibley, IA 51249
Phone: (712) 754-2241 

The Political Graveyard - contains burial information on Osceola County Politicians

Social Security Death Index - free resource!

Ellis Island Site - great immigration research page

How to obtain Vital records from State and County Offices

An link for Vital Records

Cyndi's List -- hundreds of genealogical links!

Relationship chart- handy resource!

Minnesota Historical Society Birth and Death Records
-Useful for Osceola Co. researchers -census, birth, death, marriage records, all free!

10,000 year calendar-helps determine dates and ages. (subscription for a nominal fee)

Find a Grave (subscription for a nominal fee)

Iowa Birth Certificates

Iowa in the Civil War

Osceola County Iowa Genealogy - The IAGenWeb Project