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Use the Genealogy Collection

The library has a collection of genealogical materials including local family histories, cemetery records and other items of interest.

Back row:  Joleen Webber, Jane Dettmann, Julia Larson, Ann Hines, Judy Poolman, Diane Shores. 
Front:  Dean Long, Alicia Long, Jo Ann Kramer.  Members of our local Genealogy group meet monthly, January through October at the Clarion Public Library on the 4th Saturday of the month at 1:30 p.m.  Several members assist with  research.  If you would like research done, please contact Jo Ann Kramer, Phone:  515-532-2055 email:

Mailing address: 

Wright County Genealogical Searchers,  714 3rd St NE, Clarion, Iowa 50525.

Work is in progress to update the 1976 Wright County Cemetery Records, by adding photographs of the gravestones in all Wright County Cemeteries.  It is a long process. We are lucky to have many citizens that are willing to help.   If you are interested, contact Jo Ann.  We can use your computer and photography skills.  

The group has family tree maker CD sets available for public use.  Newsletters are available on this site.  

2014 January/Feb,    2014 April,     2014 June/July, 2015 June July,

The library has a microfilm reader and printer.  Available for viewing are:  

  • Microfilm of the Wright County Monitor dating back to April 20, 1870. 
  • Census records                                                                                                                                                            

Click on this genealogy link for other internet connections.

 Link to Wright County Monitor archives