Genealogy Collection

Genealogy Collection

Visit our Local History Room:

Filled with an ever growing collection of historical items, our local history room is the perfect place for someone to research local and familial histories. 

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Local Newspaper 1881-2018:

The Local History room has a microfilm viewer to view the collection of microfilm. Patrons must check out the machine and microfilm at the circulation desk. 

Do research now by visiting the digitized newspaper:

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Fortepan Iowa Project:

The Sumner Public Library is honored to be a part of the amazing Fortepan Iowa project! Please watch the video recorded by the Anamosa Library & Learning Center and reach out to us, if you have any questions.

We hope to have our scanning hub set up inside the library by late summer. Now is as good of a time as ever to start going through old photos!

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Bremer County Iowa Genealogical Society:

Information Pending.

Bremer County Historical Society:

402 W. Bremer Ave, Waverly, IA 50677

(319) 352-1309

email: bremercountyhistoricalsociety@gmail.com

https://www.bremercountyhistoricalsociety.org/

Family Search:

Discover your family's story through historical records.​ With Family Search's collection of billions of records, you can piece together your ancestors’ history and bring stories to life.

https://www.familysearch.org/en/

American Ancestors:

by New England Historic Genealogical Society. More than 1 billion searchable names from America and beyond.

https://www.americanancestors.org/index.aspx

National Archives:

Explore our nation's history through our documents, photos, and records.

https://www.archives.gov/research/genealogy

Iowa Historical Newspapers:

University of Northern Iowa's Rod Library Iowa list of historical newspaper links.

guides.lib.uni.edu/c.php?g=668054&p=4696290

Find a Grave:

World's largest gravesite collection. Over 180 million memorials created since 1995.

https://www.findagrave.com/

Computer Usage:

To use the computers patrons need to have a current library card in good standing*. Before checking out a computer, patron must read the computer/internet policy and sign the computer use form.  Children under 10 years of age need a parent with them when using the computers.