Genealogy Society

Genealogy Society of Appanoose County

The Appanoose County Genealogy Society collection is housed at the Drake Public Library.

The genealogy section – including a mircofilm reader, features family histories, local plat maps, historic phone directories, school yearbooks from area schools, and miscellaneous histories of ghost towns.

The Appanoose County Genealogical Society meets:

When: The first Sunday of every month April thru October
Time: 2 p.m.
Where:  Research Room at the Appanoose County Historical and Coal Mining Museum
100 W. Maple St., Centerville, IA 52544
Contact: Gary Craver, President, or Tyler Morgan Vice President, 641-856-8040.

The meetings are subject to change and will be posted on their Facebook Page.

Microfilm List

  • Centerville newspapers 1861-present
  • Circuit Court Records
  • Miscellaneous church records
  • Appanoose County Probate Records
  • Census records
  • Other Iowa Newspapers
  • Land Deals
  • Marriage Records

This microfilm is available for use at the library only, it cannot be checked out or removed from the building.