Adair County Anquestors Genealogy Society
Adair County, Iowa

Adair County Anquestors Genealogy Society
c/o Greenfield Public Library, P. O. Box 328, Greenfield, IA 50849-0328

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About the Anquestors
Meeting schedule and topics
Publications for sale
Pioneer Certificate (instructions and form)
Research resources available in library
Births, Marriages, Divorces, Anniversaries, Obituaries, Reunions

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The Adair County Anquestors Genealogy Society was founded 1973 to exchange ideas and information on genealogical research. The Anquestors are a chapter of the Iowa Genealogy Society. Meetings are held at the Greenfield Public Library the 4th Saturday of March through November. Annual dues are $10 per person or $12 per couple. If interested in joining, contact Anquestors at the address above. All members receive a newsletter which is published quarterly. Each newsletter contains valuable genealogical data for research from Adair County, Iowa.

Need some help with research? Send queries to the address above. Prompt attention will be given to all queries. A research fee may be charged, if so, you will be informed in advance.

Current Officers:

  • President -- Millie Clayton
  • Vice President -- Lois Frederick
  • Secretary -- Ava Boyle
  • Treasurer -- Julie Harter
  • Executive Board Member -- Edith Perry

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2014 Meeting Programs

Meetings are held at the Greenfield Public Library at 1:30 PM (unless alternate location is noted below or is published in the Adair County Free Press and Fontanelle Observer and given on radio station KSIB during Greenfield and Adair County news). Changes in programs will be given in the notices. Notification of cancellation of meeting due to bad weather will be via a phone tree.

January 25 Share your genealogical research for one of your ancestors.
Roll Call: Tell about an ancestor of your choice.
February 22 Native American Genealogy (DVD)
Roll Call: Tell about a Native American ancestor.
March 22 Roadblocks in Genealogy (Members)
Roll Call: Tell about roadblocks you are meeting in your research.
April 26 Moravian Genealogy (DVD)
Roll Call: Share information on Moravian ancestors.
May 24 Organizing your Genealogy
Roll Call: Bring some of your genealogy and show how you are organizing it.
June 28 Stage Stops -- Rosalie Vandewater Ingle
Roll Call: Share information about stage stops or information related to her talk.
July 26 Immigration Records (VCR)
Roll Call: Tell how you ancestors came into the United States.
August 23 Trip to the Historical Building
Roll Call: Gather dates, etc. to look up at the Historical Building.
September 20 D.A.R. speaker
Roll Call: Share information on an ancestor who makes you eligible to join the D.A.R.
October 25 Researching in the Greenfeild Library.
Roll Call: Bring information and/or dates to look up.
November 15 Program planning for 2015, Olive Branch, 11:15 AM
Roll Call: Bring a program idea.
December No meeting
Merry Christmas  &  Happy New Year

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Publications for sale

Publications available from the Adair County Anquestors
c/o Greenfield Public Library. P. O. Box 328. Greenfield, IA 50849-0328

Adair County History, 1976
History of the county and towns, and biographical information on residents. Price: hardcover - $12.00 + $4.00 postage; softcover - $10.00 + $3.50 postage.
Cemetery Index, Adair County, Iowa, 1799-1976
Index of all readable cemetery headstones in Adair County cemeteries as well as single graves. 192 pages. Price: $20.00 + $3.00 postage.
Harrison Township Cemetery Index
History of Harrison Township and cemeteries. 1901 and 1976 plat maps. Index of Fairview Cemetery, 12 pages. Index of Roberts Cemetery, 8 pages. Price: $5.00 + $2.00 postage.
1880 Federal Census Index for Adair County
Head of household index of 1880 federal census. 32 pages. Price: $5.00 + $2.00 postage.
1885 State Census Index for Adair County
Head of household index of 1885 state census. 34 pages. Price: $5.00 + $2.00 postage.
1882 Adair County Plat Map
A land ownership map of the county. Size: 22 x 28 inches. Price: $1.25 + $1.25 postage. Mailed folded.

Publications available from the Adair County Historical Society Museum
P. O. Box 214, Greenfield, Iowa 50849

Adair County History, 2001
Price: $40 + postage.

Publications available from the Iowa Genealogy Society
P. O. Box 7735, Des Moines, IA 50322-7735

Adair County, Iowa Marriages, 1854-1900
This source is indexed and gives the date of marriage, or the date the license was issued if the date of the actual marriage is not available. 61 pages. Price: $15.60 + $2.50 postage (Iowa residents must add 5% sales tax.

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Greenfield Public Library
A sampling of available Genealogy Resources

  • Adair County history books -- published in 1884, 1915, 1976, and 2001.
  • Federal Census Records, Adair County (on microfilm) -- 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920.
  • Iowa Census Records, Adair County (on microfilm) -- 1856, 1885, 1895, 1915, 1925.
  • Tombstone inscriptions for all Adair County cemeteries (last read in 1976).
  • More than 100 family genealogies with Adair County connections.
  • Adair County marriage records -- 1854 to 1915.
  • 1901 Adair County plat book -- shows landowners.
  • Pedigree sheets of Anquestor members, 2 volumes, with surname index.
  • Scrapbooks of "Adair County Free Press" selected clippings -- births, weddings, anniversaries, obituaries; beginning 1907.
  • Adair County birth records and wills (on microfilm) -- not indexed except on film.
  • Birthdates of Adair County World War II registrants, indexed.
  • Adair County birth records for 1940s and 1950s.
  • Ewing Funeral Home, Fontanelle, records -- 1908 to 1959 (copied in 1976).
  • Adair County school census reports -- 1948, 1950, 1952, 1954, 1956, 1964, 1966.
  • Accelerated index of Iowa census -- 1850.
  • "Adair County Free Press/Transcript/Democrat" selected years (on microfilm).
  • "The Adair News" 1900-1920 (on microfilm).
  • "Fontanelle Weekly/Observer" selected years (on microfilm).
  • "Stuart Locomotive" early years (on microfilm).
  • "Casey Vindicator" selected years (on microfilm)
  • Church records for many county churches.
  • World War II scrapbooks -- selected clippings from the Adair County Free Press about Adair County servicemen.
  • 1947 Rural Directory of Adair County.
  • Geo. W. Clark Circle No. 80 Ladies of the GAR, 1914-1939.
  • Telephone books for many Adair County town, various dates 1958-1979.
  • Plat maps from 1951, 1965, 1968, 1971, and 1900.
  • Greenfield Merchants, 1884.
  • Histories and records from many Adair County churches.
  • Adams County births, deaths, and marriages (various dates 1880-1901).
  • Guthrie County death (1916-1920), marriage (1900-1915) records.
  • Guthrie County cemeteries - Rose Hill, Menlo, Glendon, Immanuel Lutheran, Dalmanutha.
  • Madison County marriages (1849-1879)
  • Various genealogical records (birth, death, marrieage, cemetery) for many other Iowa counties
  • "through the seasons, Winterset, Iowa, 1849-1999"
  • County history books from nearby counties, including: Guthrie, Cass, Dallas, and Madison.

To further assist with your genealogical reseach, you may also visit the
USGenWeb/IAGenWeb Adair County web site

Questions or concerns, contact the AAGS Webmaster

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Last Update: Friday, 10-Jan-2014 12:34:45 MST