The Walnut Genealogy Society is housed in the back room of the Walnut Public Library. It's official publication is the Antique City Roots, a collection of which to be proud!
The Mission: Collect & Preserve the vital records of Walnut and its surrounding area.
Connect & Provide assistance to those interested in genealogy research.
Create & Profile a record of all persons who have lived in Walnut and the surrounding area.
Telephone - 712-784-3533 (Library)
Fax - 413-793-5460
Physical Location - Walnut Public Library Genealogy Room, 224 Antique City Drive, Walnut, Iowa
Hours - Monday through Friday 1:00-5:00 p.m. (except Wed. is until 6:00 p.m.), Saturday 9:00 a.m.-Noon
The Genealogy Room is also available by appointment through one of the board members
Postal Address - P.O. Box 493, Walnut, IA 51577-0493
Electronic Mail - General Information: email@example.com
The Birth of an Organization:
In 1995, while the City of Walnut was preparing to observe its 125th birthday, a group of history-minded residents gathered to head up the Book Committee for the official publication of Walnut's celebration. Some 14 months later, with the 450-page Walk Down Memory Lane book about Walnut's history and it's people completed, the Committee decided to see if there was enough interest to continue its work of gathering historical information and genealogical data. As a result of that desire, on May 8, 1997, 34 charter members united in their desire and organized the Walnut Genealogy Society.
The membership of the organization remains strong, with members spanning 6 states. The group exchanges newsletters and quarterlies with several other genealogy groups. Its projects have included vital record collection, historical preservation, and cemetery restoration. Membership is open and welcome to anyone interested in joining. Donations are also accepted.
Resources of the Walnut Genealogy Society are at Your Service:
The Walnut Genealogy Society is privileged to have in its Genealogy Room many resources available for public use. There is a microfilm/fiche reader which also prints copies, two computers with high-speed Internet access (hooked up to a printer), and access to a photocopier in the Library.
The Record Collection continues to grow including:
An extensive Obituary File
An index of births, deaths and marriages
A collection of old Walnut phone books
Plat maps of Layton Township and the surrounding townships
A collection of census records for Iowa and Western Iowa on microfilm from 1847 - 1920
Church histories and directories from churches in Walnut, Avoca and Atlantic
Updated cemetery indexes for Layton, Lincoln and Monroe townships
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