Genealogy Collection & Historical Documents

The collection of genealogical materials, including local family histories, cemetery records and other family history items, can be found at the Clayton County Genealogical Center at 119 N. Main St, Elkader, IA 52043 (across the street from the library). They are open on Thursdays, from 10 am to 4 pm. For assistance or an appointment, please call 563-245-1065 or call the library at 563-245-1446 to get additional contact information. Click here for Clayton County Genealogical Society website.



History of Clayton County, Iowa (1916) by Realto E. Price

Clayton County, Iowa Stone Structures (by Township)

The Palimpsest (later Iowa Heritage Illustrated)

Iowa Heritage Digital Collections

Central Community School Yearbooks

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers