Genealogy

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Genealogy

Comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources and the library's collections of local history and genealogy materials.

Genealogy & Historical Resources

Indianola Newspapers

The Library maintains a list of Indianola newspapers on microfilm that can be used in the library.

Newsstand

Search full-text articles by title, headline, date, newspaper section, or other fields. A one-stop source for current news and searchable archives.

Yearbooks

The Indianola Public Library has a historic collection of Indianola High School Pow Wow and Simpson College Zenith yearbooks. These are a great resource for research or for a trip down memory lane, and are available to browse in the library.

Unfortunately, we are missing yearbooks from a few years.  We are looking for donations for these missing yearbooks.  If you would like to donate your copy of the Pow Wow or Zenith from the list of missing below, please bring it to the library.  Thanks for your help in making our genealogy collection great!

Indianola High School Pow Wow

We are seeking donations for:

Anything before 1916

1930s
1940s
1950s
1960s
1970s
1980s
1934
19461955196419701980

1948Bound copies of196519711982

1949any year196619721983


of this decade196719731985



196919771986




1978


Simpson College Zenith

We are seeking donations for:

Anything before 1907 (except 1901 and 1905)

1940s1960s1970s1990s2000s
19441969197619902000


Other Resources

Historical Maps from the Iowa DOT
IAGenWeb Project
Iowa Genealogical Society
Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness
Warren County Genealogical Society
Warren County Historical Society

Genealogy Requests

The Indianola Public Library maintains a collection of local history and genealogy materials. This collection is intended to help persons who are interested in conducting genealogy research.

Our Genealogy Research Policy

Genealogy requests can be submitted online by clicking HERE.