to the Library to check out our Vertical Files Grand Opening hosted by Pat
Bonderud and Linda Darby, September 10th, from 12pm to 12:30pm. Light
refreshments will be served.
2,000 files include newspaper clippings, newsletters, correspondence,
reproduced records, compiled family charts, research notes and other
interesting items. You never know what you'll find in this eclectic collection.
Photos by Maureen Hanlon
members and non-members have contributed the contents of these files over our
To make your search easier, we have an online Vertical
File database index that includes: a title (usually a surname), brief
description of the contents, time frame, and geographic location for each file.
A few examples include:
•1856 Ogle County, Illinois
marriage certificate for Philo Wood and Almira McKinnery.
•1925 Iowa Adjutant
General's Certificate regarding James Strain's (of Crawfordville, Iowa)
military service in the Civil War.
•1911 statement by Mrs. E.
J. Grady of New Jersey regarding Alexander Desnoyers, her grandfather, who had
resided in Quebec.
•O’Bryant surname: Research material including marriage and
death certificates, charts and photographs from Kenneth G. Felton of Castro
Valley, Calif. in his quest to find M. A. Bruer who married James Ira Nelson in
•Mesa surname: Death
certificate and obituary for Frank Mesa (1835-1910); photo of daughter, Lucy M.
Mesa (1875-1944) with vital information; Lucy Mesa’s death certificate and
wedding announcement; and death certificate for Harry Durand Wilkinson
•Miller surname: Marriage records of the Miller family, 7
pages. Includes the Miller family Bible records, plus marriage certificates for
Clement H. Miller & Alice W. Davis, and Samuel Miller born 1801.
•The History of the Bibber Family at Harpswell, Maine
by Rev. Chas. N. Sinnett, Fayette, Iowa .
for this FREE Event. We hope to see you there!