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Harrison County Genealogical Society (HCGS)
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Merry Brook
School Museum
Research Library located on Lower Level
Merry Brook School Museum
212 Lincoln Way
Woodbine IA

Library Hours:
April - October
Every Thursday (except Holidays) 1:30-4:30 pm

November - March, open by appointment only.
Please contact:
Linda Dickman - dickmanl@iowatelecom.net
Sharon Ruffcorn - rufsh@iowatelecom.net 
Organized 1984 - Chapter of the Iowa Genealogical Society 1985
501(c)3 Certified

Items on Sale

- Illustrated Atlases of Harrison County, Iowa on CD

- 1905 Harrison County Iowa Directory   SAVE $15.00!

Support the HCGS by purchasing HCGS T-Shirts.
To order yours, simply print and mail this order form.

Do you have an ancestor who was a pioneer (before 1875),
or an early settler (before 1900) of Harrison County, Iowa?
Apply now for your Pioneer & Early Settler Certificate.

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Our purposes and goals are to create and foster an interest in genealogy, to gather and preserve genealogical and historical data, to aid individuals in their genealogical research, to establish and maintain a genealogy library, to publish a quarterly newsletter and to improve the availability and access to public records.



Elaine Ehlert   
Vice President:

Sharon Ruffcorn    

Hazel Mohn
Corresponding Secretary:
Sarah Mether
Newsletter Editor:

Linda Dickman
Recording Secretary:

At Large


Harrison County Genealogical Society
c/o Alvin & Nancy Poole
3203 Marcy St
Omaha, NE 68105


JOIN the Harrison County Genealogical Society!
Membership is January 1 through December 31.
Dues are $15 per person, $20.00 for family per calendar year.
A Lifetime Membership is available for $300.00, valid anytime, and is non-transferable.
Members receive a copy of the HCGS quarterly newsletter "Harrison County Happenings" which includes items of genealogical and historical interest dealing with the local area as well as news about activities and projects of the society. Refer to this Newsletter Index.

Send your application and check for dues to the HCGS mailing address. Click on this link to print a form. Membership Application.

Queries sent to the HCGS are included free of charge in the newsletter. Send your queries to the HCGS mailing address, Back issues of the newsletter are available from the HCGS.

Meetings of the Harrison County Genealogical Society (HCGS) are normally held the second Saturday of each month, except in the winter months, at the HCGS Library, lower level of Merry Brook School at 1 P.M.


HCGS will do RESEARCH for a fee of $20 per hour plus copy costs. Review the Research Page for details.


Ruth Tacy is the 2006 HCGS Volunteer of the Year. Nancy & Alvin Poole are the 2007 HCGS Volunteers of the Year.


Test your knowledge of Harrison County Iowa with these GAMES:

  • The Township Quiz
  • A Play on Words
  • Word Search (PDF file)

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