Family & Local History Research Center

808 River Street Decorah, IA 52101

(563) 382-4197

Research Center Hours: Monday-Friday…10-4

Closed weekends and holidays

A reminder of the upcoming genealogy workshop on Saturday, September 22nd with Michael Luic-Thrams. If you want to participate, please contact me with your registration ASAP!. Workshop will be held in the DGA Library from 2 pm to 8 pm with a light supper served at about 5:30. Reservation necessary.

Sunday, September 23, Kristin Underwood and Upstart Crow Theatreworks present a Cemetery Walk in Phelps Cemetery, Decorah. This is a Community Event with proceeds to benefit the Porter House Museum. Tours leave every 15 minutes starting at 2:00 pm. Last tour will be at 3:45 pm. Cost is $10 /$5 for students.

Monday, September 24, 5 pm DGA Annual Potluck Picnic at Freeport Park. Please bring your picnic plates, cups, and silverware and a dish to share.

Kevin Lee will give us a program about the Freeport Cemetery and the Freeport ME Church.

This event was originally scheduled for August but postponed because of the weather until this month.

Hope to see you at these events.


Winneshiek County Public Records for births, deaths, marriages, naturalization, probates, early land records; Federal Census, 1850-1940, Iowa State Census, 1852-1925; Decorah Republican, Decorah Journal, Decorah Public Opinion, Ossian Bee, and Calmar Courier newspapers on microfilm, collections of high school and college yearbooks, county histories, family histories, township histories, genealogy periodicals, newsletters, a vast collection of Norwegian genealogy resources, and much more.