Wayne County References
515 East Jefferson Street
Highway 2 East
Corydon, Iowa 50060
Open Daily from April 15
- October 15 (1:00pm - 5:00pm Sundays)
June, July & August (10:00am - 5:00pm)
Admission: Adults - $3.00; Jr & Sr High - $1.00; K-6th - $0.50
Join the Wayne County Historical Society - Membership - $5.00 per yr
(5 large rooms with 90,000 plus artifacts of Mid-America; Mormon Trail ox-drawn covered wagon;
farm machinery collection and much more...) Main Street
Extensive Historical and Genealogical Library; Wilma West, Librarian
(Wilma and her staff will do Genealogy related lookups)
Minimum Charge is $5.00 plus cost for copies & postage.
Monies collected go back into the purchase of resource materials.
This benefits all of us, so be generous when sending your donation.
You will be pleasantly surprised at the return on your investment.
LeCompte Memorial Library
110 South Franklin Street
Corydon, Iowa 50060-1518
Library Hours: M-F 12:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Sat. 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
Researchers available: An itemized bill will be
sent for the cost of copies, postage, and for time spent
Basic fee for first search (up to one hour) is $8.00 for non-members with $8.00 charged for each additional hour,
members are charged $6.00 with $6.00 for each additional hour.
Photocopies are $.25 per sheet.
Copies and information will be mailed upon receipt of payment.
Dues $8.00 per Calendar Year - Newsletter published 4 times a year - Queries published free for members.
MATERIALS AVAILABLE IN GENEALOGY LIBRARY
All Federal and Special State Census for Wayne County
Court House Records
Wayne County Cemeteries through 1991 (index)
Family files and histories
Newspaper clipping scrapbooks; microfilm beginning in 1895
Newspapers on film for Allerton, Corydon, Humeston, Lineville and Seymour
Obituaries from 1894 to present
Military Records for wars from 1812, Mexican, Civil War, Spanish American, WW I, WW II, Korean, Vietnam, and present wars
Index to Mercer County, Missouri Cemeteries
100 N Lafayett St
Corydon, Iowa 50060
Birth records for Wayne County start in July of
(except for the years of July 1935 through June 30, 1941, for which there are no records).
Death and Marriage Records start in 1880
Birth, Death and Marriage records for the years 1921 through 1941 are not complete in any of the counties in Iowa
as the Department of Health handled all the records for those years. Some records are available
for that time period but may not be complete and certified copies may not be attained.
Wayne County Funeral Homes
Randolph Funeral Homes
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This page was last updated November 14, 2021