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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.

Our Genealogy Collection contains an Iowa Section, Guthrie County Section, A Computer with a microfilm reader enabling you to read the Guthrie Center Times from microfilm (which we have).

Our newspaper on microfilm starts in year 1879. We are missing the years 1897-1902; 1905-1909; 1911-1913; 1915-1921.


We have most of the Births, Marriages, and Deaths which were published in the Guthrie Center Times, Panora Vedette,  Adair Newspaper, Bayard, Stuart Herald, beginning with 1869.


We have the Joe & Belle Bailey Collection of various genealogy materials collected during their lifetime.  These materials pertain mostly to records from the Soutern and Eastern States.


If we cannot help you or you cannot find it here, we can put you in touch with the Jamaica Library which is our County Historical Site.


We subscribe to  Heritage Quest.  You may access Heritage Quest at home. click on link below to go to the Shenandoah Lib. site. click on helpful hints on the left side. enter this bar code 23723000077040.