Historical Society of Marshall County
Historical Society of Marshall County Research Services
Frances Rhoades Williams Library
Our collection includes a wealth of photographic and documentary history pertaining to a variety of topics. Our records include family history information as well as local government, schools, churches, social organization photos and records.
At Historical Society of Marshall County, we are happy to assist with all types of local historical and genealogical research. Free use of our research library is available to visitors. Research assistance is available, $10 per hour plus any document or mailing costs.
We house a variety of resources including:
The Central Iowa Genealogical Society (CIGS) collection is housed in the Frances Rhoades Williams Library at the Historical Museum. The collection covers published family histories, county histories, census, cemetery records, ships' passenger lists and other society publications. The collection also includes material from all over the United States. The CIGS collection is available 9am-3pm Monday through Friday and by appointment.
Our collection includes a variety of materials on local topics, and also by local authors. We have yearbooks, town and church histories, city directories and personal memorabilia. We also have a material about other counties, Iowa history, Civil War history, and general historical topics.