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2005

  • DEC 11 - 4 Obits 

  • OCT 15 - Mahan/Laughlin Pic, May 1930 Newspaper Items.

  • SEP 16 - Obits, Oct 1919, Sep 1929 News Clips

  • SEP 3 - Obits, Sep 1925 Ruthven Free Press, 1865 Hair's Directory - Palo Alto History

  • AUG 31 - Obits, Misc Bios, Palo Alto Co Courthouse, 1940 Whos Who Index

  • JULY 24 - St. Mary's H.S. Photo -1920s (See Photos Page One); Obits

  • JULY 7 - 1930 Silver Lake Township Federal Census, Extended Index; Obits

  • JUN 26 - Jackman Photos (See People Photos Page One); 1954 Farm Directory Surnames O-Z; Ruthven Free Press News from Oct 1918, Dec 1921; Several corrections to pages from Donna Wagner.

  • APR 8 - WPA Burials for following cemeteries: Crown Hill-Ruthven, Rush Lake- Curlew, St. Paul's - Graettinger, Valley View-Graettinger, Highland - Highland Twp; Graettinger Cemetery and Misc. Burials.

  • MAR 31 - 1954 Farm Directory surnames M-N; Bios from Miscellaneous Sources; Researcher Page updated

  • MAR 19 - 1954 Farm Directory surnames G thru L; News, Marriage and Obits from Ruthven Free Press Jan-Mar 1920

  • FEB 27 - 1912 Huebinger's Automobile & Good Road Atlas - Emmetsburg.

  • FEB 13 - 1910 Emmetsburg Ward 1 Census; 1954 Farm Directory Surnames C-G; Ruthven Free Press News Items (1917, 1922, 1928, 1927, 1930); Obits

2004

  • NOV 21 - Misc. Bios, History of Palo Alto Chapter XI, Jackman Photo, Obits, 1920 & 1921 News Items.

  • OCT 10 - Obits, 1896 News Articles

  • SEP 30 - 1908 Plat Map Transcriptions for Nevada and West Bend Townships

  • SEP 9 - Obits, GPP Photos, Kane Photos

  • AUG 28- Kane Pics, McNally Pics, Obits, 1908 Plat Map Transcription for Great Oak Township, 1954 Farm Directory Surnames A-B

  • AUG 7 - 1908 Plat Map Transcriptions for Walnut & Emmetsburg Townships; WPA Transcriptions for Calvary, Ruthven; Calvary, Ayrshire and Silver Lake, Ayrshire.

  • MAY 31 - Obits, Newspaper Items, 1908 Patron's Directory, Marriages, New Bios Page.

  • APR 25 - Obits, newspaper items.

  • APR 2 - Letters From/To Fred Williams, Co K, 1898, History of Palo Alto Chapters IX-X, 1884-85 Gazetteer & Business Directory, Newspaper Items 1894-1897, Co K Camp Life (continued), Obits & Marriages.

  • FEB 7- Obits, newspaper items, Jackman photos.

  • JAN 23- Added several obits and newspaper items.

  • JAN 17 - 1910 Emmetsburg Ward 4 Census, Chapter VIII of History of Palo Alto County, 1907 Plat Map transcription of Silver Lake Township, Co. K Camp Life additions, "In the Field" news transcription.

2003

  • DEC 6- 1910 Census for Ayrshire Town, History of Palo Alto Churches, Partial Transcription of Co K Camp Life, Misc Obits and News Articles.

  • SEP 21- Letty Hurlburt has submitted St. Luke's Cemetery, Fairville. I added Chapters V-VII of History of Palo Alto County and WPA records for Evergreen Cemetery, Emmetsburg.

  • AUG 1 - Letty Hurlburt has submitted updates to West Bend Protestant & Catholic Cemetery as well as new submissions for St. John's Cemeteries North & South. Chapters I-IV of History of Palo Alto Co.

  • JULY 12 - New Photos Submitted (People-page 8)

  • JUNE 27- A Collection of Poems by Mallard Native Son, Alfred Krieg (see under Reminiscing)

  • MAY 31 - 1895 Christmas Souvenir Bios complete, Abandoned Towns, St. Thomas History, Item on Robert Emmet Statues, History of West Bend, West Bend Alumni 1909-1923, Grave Registration-1946, Several unidentified pics identified, Emmetsburg News items from "out of town" newspapers.

  • APR 5 - 1930 Extended Census Index for West Bend Town, 1895 Christmas Souvenir Bios.

  • FEB 14 - Riverside West Bend, West Bend Protestant & Catholic and Riverside Rodman Cemeteries; 1930 Extended Census Index for the Towns of Curlew and Cylinder; 1895 Christmas Souvenir Biographies

  • FEB 8 - 1930 Extended Census Index for Freedom Twp, Murphy and McNally Photos (See Pics 2 & 4), 1895 Christmas Souvenir Bios.

  • JAN 25 - 1930 Extended Census Index for Graettinger Town and Nevada Township. More Emmetsburg Democrat 1895 Christmas Souvenir Biographies.

  • JAN 12- Add your own gravestone photo to the new IAGenWeb Gravestone Photo Project!!

2002

  • NOV 28- 1930 Extended Census Index for Town of Ayrshire, Silver Lake Township

  • OCT 26 - 1930 Extended Census Index for Emmetsburg Wards 2 & 3

  • OCT 5 - Scott Ernst submitted Mallard Leader Index 1939-1967.

  • SEP 14 - 1895 State Census for West Bend, Marriages, Pictures, Newspaper Articles

  • AUG 31 - 1930 Extended Census Index for Great Oak Township and City of Emmetsburg Wards 1 & 4. Newspaper Items from 1895 Christmas Souvenir.

  • AUG 3 - 1930 Federal Census for Emmetsburg Twp, 1885 State Census Highland Twp, Eva Murphy Jackman, Daniel Murphy and Ellen Donahue Murphy Photos

  • JULY 15 - 1885 Lost Island Township State Census, Postcards to Elizabeth Genevieve McNally Joynt.

  • JULY 7- More on the Patrick Griffin Case-Jun 1934 and Feb 1935

  • JULY 4 - Added postcards of places in Emmetsburg, Added 40 unidentified photos-Please help identify, added 1880-81 Iowa State Gazetteer and Business Directory for Emmetsburg.

  • JUNE 22 - 1895 State Census for Ruthven, Several Newspaper Items

  • JUNE 16 - Pictures from my grandmother's photo album, News Items

  • MAY 25 - 1895 Independence Township State Census, History of Assumption Parish

  • MAY 11 - 1895 Vernon Township State Census, Excerpts from A Prairie Boyhood, Newspaper Items

  • APR 19 - 1910 and 1920 Federal Census, City of Emmetsburg, Ward 3, new pictures, newspaper items

  • APR 6 - Lots of new newspaper items.

  • MAR 16 - Newspaper Items >1920

  • MAR 10 - 1895 West Bend, Iowa State Census.

  • FEB 15 - 1895 Graettinger, Iowa State Census; Also Book Index for Graettinger, Iowa Centennial 1893-1993

  • FEB 9- New Pics (See Pics Page 1); 1910 Federal Census, Walnut Twp; LOTS of newspaper updates

  • JAN 26- 1885 State Census for Ellington Township and Ruthven, Highland Township

  • JAN 20 Book Index to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Ruthven. New Lookups.

2001

  • DEC 23 - Miscellaneous Newspaper Items Oct 1913, Aug-Oct 1912, Aug-Sep 1916, Jul&Oct 1917, Jan &  May 1915

  • DEC 9 - 2 New Obits & New Cemetery Lookup on Lookup page

  • DEC 8 - 1910 Federal Census, Emmetsburg Ward 2. Maguire photos.

  • DEC 1 - Book Index for Family Bios from Sacred Heart, Ayrshire, Iowa, 1888-1988

  • NOV 10 - 1910 Federal Census, Emmetsburg Twp Added. Added Descendants of Martin Coonan.

  • OCT 19 - 1885 State Census, Booth Twp added

  • OCT 10 - News Articles for 1913 (Apr 2,16; Aug 20; Oct 15 1930 & Aug 4, 1915 & Dec 4, 1918.

  • SEP 30 - 1885 State Census, City of Emmetsburg, WPA records for St. Mary's Cemetery, Mallard and Ellington Cemetery, Plover.

  • SEP 29 - Added Descendants of Michael Jackman. See Descendants Page

  • SEP 22 - Added two METZ obits

  • SEP 15-Added St. John's Cemetery Records!

  • SEP 9- New books for sale from Palo Alto Co. Gen. Society-see their page. Also added Brattmiller genealogy on Descendants page.

  • SEP 3 - 1895 State Census for Rush Lake Twp

  • AUG 11- Page 3 of Tombstone Photos, School Graduates, 1895 Iowa State Census for Silver Lake Twp.

  • JULY 2-St. Jacob's Cemetery Records Added!

  • JUNE 18-Added 1900 Federal Census for Great Oak Township

  • MAY 20- Some St. John's Tombstone Photos Added!

  • MAY 5 - Lots of News Clips Added

  • APR 1- Added 1895 Iowa State census for Lost Island township

  • MAR 24 - Added lots of news clips, weddings, history item

  • FEB 21 - Added 1895 Iowa State Census for Nevada Township and Towns of Curlew and Mallard.

  • FEB 17 - Added 1900 Federal Census for Walnut Township

  • FEB 03 - Added several new marriages to marriages page.

  • JAN 27 - 1895 State Census for Walnut Twp added

  • JAN 26 - New newspaper items added as well as several new researchers to the Palo Alto Surnames page. 

  • JAN 21 - Added 1900 City of Emmetsburg Census - Wards 2 & 3

  • JAN 12 - Added several new news clippings and marriages.

  • JAN 7- Added several new marriages to the marriages page.

  • JAN 1- Added Highland Twp, 1895 State Census, History Article, Newspaper Articles.

2000

  • DEC 24-Added Descendants of Thomas Egan, one of the first settlers to the area

  • DEC 23 - Added more news clips, 1911 & 1914

  • DEC 9,12 - Added several new pictures and newspaper clippings. Remember to use search engine for finding info in all the news clips!

  • NOV 16- Added Great Oak Township, 1895 State Census

  • NOV 11 - Added Lots of Newspaper clips!

  • OCT 30-Added City of Emmetsburg - Ward 4, 1895 State Census, McNally pics

  • OCT 15-Added City of Emmetsburg-Ward 3, 1895 State Census, news tidbits.

  • OCT 5-Added City of Emmetsburg-Ward 2, 1895 State Census

  • SEPT 29-Moved census records to these pages for search capabilities.

  • SEPT 16-Descendant Charts updated. Lots of new info.

  • SEPT 15- Added History of Palo Alto County, by J.L. Martin (See History Page)

  • SEPT 10 - Added Graettinger WWII Vets, news items

  • SEPT 5 - Added City of Emmetsburg-Ward 1, 1895 State Census

  • SEPT 1 - Added more newspaper clips

  • AUG 20 - Added Fern Valley and Freedom Townships from the 1895 State Census

  • AUG 18 - Added several Donahue pictures, several newspaper clips.

  • AUG 6 - Added Fairfield Township 1895 State Census

  • AUG 5 - Added 6 postcard pics

  • JUL 30 - Added additional newspaper clips for various years.

  • JUL 24 - Added Emmetsburg Township 1895 State Census

  • JUL 19 - Added Booth and Ellington Townships of the 1895 State Census

  • JUL 7 - Added more news articles and pictures of Bridget Jackman Kane and Eugene Murphy

  • JUN 22-See Military page for details of new files added!

  • JUN 11 - Added article "This Neglected Spot" about one of the county's first burial grounds. See History page for link

  • JUN 8 - Added Palo Alto Twp Map-see Main Page for link. Also added a few more pics and a LINK to an 1895 Palo Alto Co. Map

  • MAY 29 - Added lots of news articles 1911-1914.

  • MAY 20 - Added many new pics of Jackman family

  • MAY 13 - Added Emmetsburg Township to the 1900 census on-line

  • MAY 3 - New Lookup Volunteer. Also many new pics of family and of the town.

  • APR 18 - Added update of Patrick R. Jackman Descendants. See Descendant Charts for link.

  • APR 17 - Added lots of news clips from mostly marriages.

  • APR 8 - Added mortality index 1860 and 1870 and news clips. Also added county officers from IA Official Registers for yrs 1904 and 1915-1916

  • MAR 31 - Added lots of marriage clips 1910-1912

  • MAR 4 - Added more news tidbits and pics. Also 1900 Nevada twp census is on-line. See census link.

  • Feb 26 - More news tidbits, new pic on pic page. Link to 1900 Ellington Twp. Census.

  • FEB 16- Added several new photos to photo page. Added small tidbits of news items to news page.

  • FEB 5 - Added photo of Alexander McNally and wife, Maryetta.

  • JAN 31 - Added several news articles/weddings to clipping page

  • JAN 16 - Some pics redone and pic of Don F Booth and class photo added.

  • JAN 14 - Added clip of John O'Brien-Nellie Neary wedding 1917.

1999

  • DEC 30 - Added another History of Palo Alto and Emmetsburg. Brennan-Hughes wedding. See clips.

  • DEC 23 -Added 1938-39 commercial directory for Ruthven. See directories. Added news clips of 1907 township officers, Pioneers in Co. more than 40 yrs in 1906 and Pioneers in Co. more than 50 yrs in 1929. Also see clippings for K.C. Annual Breakfast (1935), another article on the 1906 semi-centennial celebration and petit jurors for 1881.

  • DEC 22 - Added news clipping of Old Settlers Picnic held sometime between 1924-1930. See clippings page for details. Also added 1938 commercial directory for West Bend and Mallard. See directories.

  • DEC 21 - Added article on the Heroes of Iowa's Worst Blizzard in 1864. See news clippings page. Article was written in 1907.

  • DEC 20 - Added article on pioneer life in Palo Alto County, Iowa

  • DEC 19 - 1880 Census is Finished!!! Also added new pictures. See picture page.

  • NOV 21 - Were your Palo Alto Co. ancestors married in Webster Co? See excellent article below by Matt O'Dell. (Also includes list of Webster Co. marriages)

  • NOV 14 - 1880 Palo Alto Co, IA census now includes Walnut Twp, Lost Island Twp, Village of Ruthven and Village of E'burg. See Link below.

  • OCT 24 - Added pictures from Nancy Hicks. Includes pics of E'burg Library and Asumption Church, an unknown man, and Booths,Adams and Hollanders

  • OCT 17 - Added Article on Dedication of St. Mary's Gymnasium and a Short Sketch of St. Mary's Academy

  • OCT 11 - Partial Transcription of 1880 PA Census for the Village of Emmetsburg is complete and uploaded to the archives.See Link below

  • OCT 9 - See newspaper clippings for some new additions like miscellaneous news 1896-1907. Also added 1938 commercial directory. See Directories.

  • OCT 6 - See newspaper clippings for  6 new articles! Also 1880 census- Village of Emmetsburg coming soon-it's being proofread now!

  • OCT 2 - Newspaper articles, corrections to Jackman Descendant Chart, redone Booth/Hollander Pic

  • SEP 19 - See Pictures for latest on Brennans, McNallys. Also can you identify "Mother McNarra" picture?

  • SEP 19 - Transcription is finished for 1860 PA Census and on-line. See link below. Also added additons to Patrick Jackman Descendant tree. See Descendant Lists.

  • SEP 8 - Added Curlew,Cylinder,West Bend from 1922 IA State Gazetteer and Business Directory. See directories

  • SEP 6 - Added Mallard, Ruthven, Rodman from 1922 IA State Gazetteer and Business Directory. See Directories.

  • SEP 4 - Transcription is finished for 1870 PA Census. See link below

  • SEP 4 - Added E'burg 1922 directory. See directories.

  • AUG 30 - Added article by Col. T.W. Harrison from the Emmetsburg Democrat, Wednesday, July 11, 1906 for the Semi Centennial celebration of the first settlement in Palo Alto County

  • JUL 28 - Additions to news clip page and picture page

  • JUL 17 - Laughlin-Jackman Marriage clip added to clips page

  • JUL 8 - Working on 1870 census!

  • JUL 1 - Several new news clips added.

  • JUN 5 - Several new news clips added.

  • MAY 8 - If you are descendants of David Joynt, Myles McNally, Lawrence Murphy, James Brennan please see new updates on Descendant page!

  • APR 16 - New lookup! Also see pic of Margaret Brennan Jackman.

  • MAR 24 - 3 new names added to descendant charts page-Brennan, Murphy, Frambach

  • MAR 17 - Added Emmetsburg Graduates 1891-1910

  • MAR 13 - Converted all of the obit files to GenConnect. Hopefully you'll get more responses as these are indexed by surname helper. Now you can all enter your own obits! Just be sure not to put queries on obit page.

  • FEB 21 - Added more pics, obits, descendent charts dealing with surnames ROOT, JACKMAN, BOOTH, and HOLLANDER

  • FEB 7-Added more pics (Hollander,Murphy, and a nifty one of the first grade class of 1908)

  • JAN 9-Added two more news clips.

1998

  • NOV 21-Christine Martin has contributed lots of Monk and Watkins pictures

  • OCT 25-Added a new obit and a couple of new pictures for all of you Jackman relatives!

  • OCT 20-Added a couple more obits, 1882 IA Business Directory, and 1875 Patron's Directory and new look-up! Also link to Brown family genealogy under descendent charts.

  • SEP 19-Added 2 more descendent charts

  • SEP 14-Added 8 more obits

  • SEP 5-Added several Ruthven Obits

  • AUG 5-Added pictures and documents

  • JUL 2-Added 3 descendent charts

  • JUL 2-Added surname index and search page for this site

  • JUL 2-Added new query page with indexed queries

  • JUN 12-Added 2 obits

  • MAR 22-Added 4 obits

  • FEB 1-Added page for Palo Alto County Gen. Society. Information on publications,membership and research.

1997

  • NOV 14-Added a new lookup and added a list of civil war soldiers residing in Palo Alto Co.-1885

  • NOV 14-Added more items from Ruth Henrietta Beams Monk's scrapbook (See news clips)

  • NOV 5-Added a list of NY orphan and Emmetsburg Families they came to live with in 1880 (See News Clips)

  • NOV 5-Added some obits from scrapbook of Ruth Henrietta Beams Monk (See News Clips)

  • SEP 8-Added descendent charts. If you have a program that will print descendent charts why not send them in.Check out lots of surnames in ones listed!

  • SEP 4 -Added Emmetsburg Town Census-1891

  • The Brennan Story (pictures,land recs,obits,descendents)

  • Working on Emmetsburg Town Census of 1891

  • JUNE 14 - Incorporation of some towns and early businessmen

  • FEB 8- Added Palo Alto Co. Farmers 1892