Wayne County References

Prairie Trails Historical Museum
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.

Wayne County Genealogy Society
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.
E-Mail: wgenealogy@yahoo.com

Researchers available: An itemized bill will be sent for the cost of copies, postage, and for time spent in search.
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.
All Federal and Special State Census for Wayne County
Court House Records
Wayne County Cemeteries through 1991 (index)
Family files and histories
Town 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

Wayne County Courthouse
 100 N Lafayett St
Corydon, Iowa 50060

Birth records for Wayne County start in July of 1880
(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
204 N Greeley St
Corydon, IA 50060

2nd & Lee Streets
Seymour, IA

100 S Wayne
Allerton, IA 50147

Greenlee-Middleton Funeral Service
Princeton, MO 64673

Lineville, IA

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 This page was last updated November 14, 2021