Genealogy Collection

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

The library's Genealogy Room is located in the back of the library. It is open during regular library hours. Materials available include plat maps of Grundy County from various year, Grundy Center High School Annuals from 1909, copies of the Grundy Center Newspaper from 1868 - 2019, cemetery records, and various other items of local historical importance.

Please visit our digitized newspapers from Grundy Center from 1868 - 2008. They are indexed to be keyword searchable. Thanks to the Sara Lee Yoder Charitable Trust for generously funding the project!

Grundy County Iowa GenWeb

The Iowa GenWeb Project was established in July 1996. IAGenWeb is part of the USGenWeb Project, a group of volunteers working together to provide websites for genealogical research in every county and every state of the United States. The Project is non-commercial and fully committed to free access for everyone.

USGenWeb Project

The USGenWeb Project is a group of volunteers working together and having fun providing free online genealogy help and information for every U.S. state and county. Our national site provides links to state sites, which, in turn, provide gateways to the counties.


It's all about family. FamilySearch is a nonprofit family history organization dedicated to connecting families across generations. FamilySearch believes that families bring joy and meaning to life.  Learning about our ancestors helps us better understand who we are—creating a family bond, linking the present to the past, and building a bridge to the future.

Olive Tree Genealogy

Olive Tree Genealogy, created by Lorine in February 1996 was started to bring genealogists FREE genealogy records. Olive Tree Genealogy has more than 1,900 pages of free genealogy records to help you find your brick-wall ancestors and build your family tree.  Genealogy records transcribed for Olive Tree Genealogy are free and will help you find your elusive ancestor. Allow yourself lots of time to look around. Let each page load before making your next choice.

Access Genealogy contains the largest collection of free genealogy for your United States research. Find hundreds of thousands of free websites with billions of names you can use to further your family genealogy! Specifically, we provide sources for birth records, death records, marriage records, census records, tax records, church records, court records, military records, historical newspapers, cemeteries, and ethnic records. We also provide some historical details about different times and people in America’s history. Our specialty, however, is Native American genealogy and research.