Genealogy Resources

The Pella Public Library has a collection of local history, including family histories, yearbooks, cemetery records, and back issues of the Pella Chronicle on microfilm which can be found in the Heritage Room.

The Pella Genealogy Club generally meets at the library on the third Thursday of each month at 10:15 a.m., with occasional meetings in the evening. In February, 2020 we will be holding a special evening series, Your Genealogy. This learning series will provide a straightforward approach to starting your family history. Topics will include what information to look for and demonstrations will be provided on where to find useful information. Beginning and experienced genealogists will find useful tips to creating and expanding their knowledge of their personal genealogy. Check here to learn what topics are being discussed, and other useful information.

Useful Links

Other Local Libraries

  • Marion County Genealogical Society - The Marion County Genealogical Society’s collection is located at the Knoxville Public Library. See their websites for more information.
  • Geisler Library Archives at Central College - The purpose of the archive is to document the history of Central College. Research appointments must be scheduled in advance.
  • Pella Historical Society - The Pella Historical Society Library is located in the Historical Village. Visit their website for hours of operation and contact information. Volunteers may be available to help with research. Call ahead to make an appointment.