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Use the Genealogy Collection

The library has an extensive collection of genealogical materials including local family histories, cemetery records and other items of interest.

Check out our new scanner! Now, it's easier than ever to find what you are looking for in the microfilm records of the Decatur County Recorder and Leon Journal-Reporter.  We have a dedicated computer and printer for direct-print capability. Just ask for assistance from one of your librarians!

You may also find information and resources for your search on the following sites:

The Decatur County IAgenweb site is a great starting point with resources and help for you.


Rootsweb is the largest, oldest free genealogy search site on the web.


This resource is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by State Library of Iowa.