Local and Family History Collection
The Waverly Public Library has a number of local history resources in the Local and Family History (LFH) section of our collection. The following is a brief list of the contents of our collection. You may also consult this handout.
- Digitized newspaper collection
- Newspaper Archive database (in-library use only)
- Waverly Phoenix (German-language newspaper)
- Annals of Iowa - PDF issues through State Historical Society of Iowa
- The Palimpsest - PDF issues through State Historical Society of Iowa
- Local Obituaries and Burial Records
- Bremer County Genealogy and History Resources
- Waverly Newspapers from 1856 - 2013 on microfilm
- Local Church Records
- Local Historic Photos
- Bremer County and Iowa Military Service Records
- Bremer County Probate Records
- Iowa History Resources
- Books by Iowa authors
For those interested in researching family histories, genealogy volunteers are available at the library on Fridays from 1 - 5 pm to provide assistance. You can also request information using the form below.
Ask any local history question and we'll do our best to answer it!