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October 2018
Added Shelby Co. Presbyterian Ministers. Also added Chapter I Geography, Topography and part of Chapter II from the 1915 Past and Present of Shelby County.(10/11/2018)

Added vintage photo postcard of the Harlan Railroad Yards. (10/7/2018)

September 2018
Added Cass Township entry to the 1875 Andreas Atlas Patrons Directory after discovering Cass Twp. was missing. Complete transcription proofread against the original and multiple transcription errors corrected. (9/17/2018)

June 2018
Uploading of 2017 obituaries to the Harlan Area Obituary Collection is complete (complete set). Thanks again to Ray and Alice for this wonderful contribution! Also added photo of Joseph Bauer and updated Alexander Bauer Family Photos page.(6/26/2018)

Updated the Harlan Area Obituary Collection to add 2017 obituaries for "A" and "T" thru "Z" surnames. More 2017 obituaries will be added over the next few days. Thanks to Denise for indexing and to Ray and Alice for contributing! Also added Alexander Bauer Family Photos contributed by Dan Bauer. Many additional photos have been loaded to Iowagravestones for Harlan Cemetery. If you have relatives buried in Harlan Cemetery and haven't checked Iowagravestones recently, you might want to stop by for a visit!(6/21/2018)

April 2018
Updated the Harlan Area Obituary Collection to add complete set of 2016 obituaries. Thanks to Ray, Alice, and Denise! (4/13/2018)

Added transcription of Harlan Alumni 1897-1903 and vintage photo postcard of Harlan Central School. (4/4/2018)

Added 5 historic photo postcards of Harlan, a vintage photo postcard of Portsmouth, one of Shelby Cemetery, and one of the west side Main St., Elk Horn with store front signs visible for Petersen's Hardware, Hilmar Nielsen and The Elk Horn Bank. Also added transcription of a brief county history from the Iowa State Gazetteer by Bailey & Hair (1865). (4/3/2018)

March 2018
Added images and transcription from the John A. McIntosh Family Bible, contributed by Robert Anglin. Robert also recently contributed updates to the 1889 biography of John A. McIntosh. Many thanks to Robert for these wonderful contributions! (3/28/2018)

Added list of Shelby County Century Farms. Iowa Century Farm recognizes and honors families who have owned their farm for 100 years or more. (3/23/2018)

Added updates contributed by a McIntosh family researcher to the John A. McIntosh bio as published in 1889. (3/18/2018)

February 2018
Added the complete Shelby County chapter from the History of Western Iowa, including all 72 Shelby County biographies. Have also added approximately six dozen older obits to the Harlan Area Obituary Collection over the past week, with several dozen still to come. Thanks to Ray, Alice, and Denise! (2/24/2018)

Updated the Harlan Area Obituary Collection to add linked index for in the newly added 1970-1986 "C" obituaries. Thanks to Ray, Alice, and Denise! (2/15/2018)

Added Unknown Photo of 4 Generations in Earling, Iowa. Shown in the photo are three women and a young child. Can anyone help identify them? (2/9/2018)

Updated the Harlan Area Obituary Collection to add linked index for in the newly added 1970-1986 "B" obituaries. Thanks to Ray, Alice, and Denise! (2/8/2018)

Updated the Harlan Area Obituary Collection to add linked index for the newly added 1970-1986 "P" obituaries. Thanks to Ray, Alice, and Denise! (2/3/2018)

Updated the Harlan Area Obituary Collection to add linked index for the newly added 1970-1986 "G" obituaries. Thanks to Ray, Alice, and Denise! Also added Post Offices, Shippers' Guide, and Classified Business Register from the Iowa State Gazetteer by Bailey & Hair (1865). Added 1865 Census for Shelby County (population totals by township; no individual enumeration) and a list of Shelby County GAR Posts. (2/3/2018)

January 2018
Updated the Harlan Area Obituary Collection to add linked index for the newly added 1970-1986 "H" obituaries. Thanks to Ray, Alice, and Denise! (1/20/2018)

Added photo of Louis and Anna (Andersen Kohl) Boldt to Family Photos. (1/16/2018)

Added transcription of World War I Honor Roll from State Historical Society records. (1/5/2018)


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