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Cass County Genealogical Society

Atlantic Carnegie Public Library
507 Poplar Street
Atlantic, Iowa 50022-1241
Phone: 712-243-5466
Library Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
The Genealogy Room is open by volunteers.
Library policy requires a Genealogical Society volunteer be present when the room is open. Arrangements may to made to assure a volunteer is present by calling the Library at 712-243-5466.

The Cass County Genealogical Society was formed March 31,1975, and became a chapter of the Iowa State Genealogical Society on November 6, 1982. The purpose of the Society is to create and foster an interest in Genealogy; aid individuals in compiling family histories; preserve, improve, compile and help maintain genealogy and historical data, particularly of your ancestors and the early settlers of Southwestern Iowa.
The Cass County Genealogical Society is classified under Internal Revenue Code 501(c)(3) as a tax exempt public charity.

The Genealogy Room is only open when a volunteer is present.
Library policy requires a Genealogical Society volunteer be present when the room is being used. Arrangements may to made to assure a volunteer is present by calling the Library at 712-243-5466 or emailing the Cass County Genealogical Society at: casscgs@yahoo.com.
Or through our Facebook Page: CCGS Facebook Page.


Meetings are held the fourth Thursday of the month except October, November and December, at the Atlantic Public Library beginning at 1 p.m. The October meeting is a dinner out and the November meeting is the third Thursday of the month. There is no meeting in December.
Dues are $15.00 per year due in January.

On Going Projects of the Society:

  • answer queries
  • maintain obituary and query files
  • maintain and update cemetery listings
  • maintain a collection of reference books and genealogical materials
  • issue four newsletters each year

Included Resources

  • Ancestral Charts of Members
  • Cass County Records
  • Marriages before 1880
  • Township Records
  • Plat Books, Maps & etc.
  • Cass County Histories: 1884, 1906, & 1980
  • Cavaliers & Pioneers (Abstracts of Virginia Land Patent and Grants)
  • Cemetery Records: Cass County and Eastern Pottawattomie County
  • Census Records of the Area
  • City Directories (selected)
  • Civil War: Roster & Record of Iowa Soldiers in the War of the Rebellion
  • Club and Fraternity Records
  • DAR items
  • Family Histories(various)
  • Genealogical Digest(1986-2000)
  • Genealogical Helper(1991-2000)
  • High School Year books(assorted)
  • The Iowa Genealogical Society Surname Index Vols.(1-5)
  • Iowa Histories(several)
  • Marriage files & Obituary files
  • Query file(1997 to present)
  • Newsletters from the selected Iowa genealogical societies
  • Microfilm reader and copier-includes Fische
  • Newspapers on microfilm
  • Atlantic News-Telegraph and earlier Atlantic newspapers
  • Anita Tribune
  • Cumberland Enterprise
  • Lewis Weekly Standard
  • Passenger & Immagration Lists Index
  • Spanish American War
  • World War I & World War II material

County Map



Research Policy

Research within Cass County will be conducted by society members upon request. Please include a minimum donation of $10 for the first hour of research. You will also be expected to reimburse photo-copying charges, postage, and mileage if required. Limit each request letter to one surname or one husband-wife couple. Please include as much data as possible; names, dates, locations or a pedigree chart.
The Cass County Genealogical Society can be reached by e-mail at: casscgs@yahoo.com
Or through our Facebook Page: CCGS Facebook Page.

More Cass County Genealogy information is available on the Cass County GenWeb site: Cass County GENWEB.

Last updated 21 November 2014