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Pottawattamie County Genealogical Society

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Year Founded:
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Sharon Snipes, president
Main Address:
622 Fourth Street
Council Bluffs, IA 51503

What We Do

The Genealogy Society operates the Frontier Heritage Library in Council Bluffs.  The library collects, maintains and catalogues local records of interest to those researching family history and provides access and assistance to tap into the wealth of genealogy resources available online.  The role of the Society is to work with patrons to help find information, piece those isolated facts together, and fill in the details of what life locally was actually like:  were the streets paved, which school did family members go to, what was the atmosphere of the town when their family arrived?  The Society maintains birth, death, marriage, and probate records, among other things.
Those who came before are more than just dates and facts.  The Society makes the ancestors real by adding the community lore, something the global internet sources can't do.  Despite the vast resources of the internet, the Genealogy Society remains the keeper of the flame.  We know where the local treasures are buried.

Interesting Info

The Genealogy Society preserves the original records, the exact same sheet of paper your ancestor signed!
The Frontier Heritage Library has 5000 square feet of catalogued local family history information.

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