Guthrie County Historical Village

HISTORY: The first meeting of the Guthrie County Genealogical Society was held on 13 November 1978. Upon invitation we established a genealogical section in the Jamaica Public Library where we continue to hold meetings and house our growing collection of genealogical materials. We ended the charter year with 82 members.


Our membership continues to grow with numerous states represented. For two consecutive years, our Society received the Iowa Genealogical Society Outstanding Chapter Award. Many volunteers have donated their time and talents to expand the services and resources of the Society. Their contributions have made us an outstanding organization.


▪  To create and foster an interest in genealogy.

▪  To gather and preserve genealogical and historical data.

▪  To aid individuals in their genealogical research.

▪  To establish and maintain a genealogical library.

▪  To publish a quarterly GCGS newsletter.

▪  To improve the availability and the access to public records.

MEMBERSHIP: Anyone with an interest in genealogical, biographical, and historical research may become a member of the Guthrie County Genealogical Society. The membership year follows the calendar year of January 1 through December 31.

                 Membership Dues:
▪  Single $7.00
                 ▪  Family $8.50

MEETINGS:  Monthly except for December.

109 Main Street
Jamaica, Iowa 50218

Hours:     Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday 1:00 to 6:00 PM.
                 Thursday 9:00-11:00 AM

Phone: 641.429.3362           Fax: 641.429.3362


▪  Complete federal census microfilm for Guthrie County through 1910

▪  State census microfilm for Guthrie County for 1856, 1885, 1895, 1925

▪  Federal mortality schedules for Iowa

▪  Extensive collection of vital records

▪  Obituary file

▪  Bible records

▪  Surname records

▪  Family genealogies

▪  County histories and indexes

▪  Military records

▪  Funeral home records

▪  Ancestor and pedigree chart file

▪  Pioneer Certificate/Project file

▪  Photocopier and microform reader printer

▪  Publications from genealogical organizations throughout the nation

▪  Books of genealogical interest from other states and foreign countries

▪  Forms, aids, and supplies available




GCHV:  phone 641.755.2989  |  email  |  206 W South St—Panora, IA  50216

Iowa Genealogical Society: 40 years of service to the genealogy community (1965 - 2005)

Guthrie County Historical Village

Guthrie County Genealogical Society