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!

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