Chickasaw County Iowa
Genealogical Society

The "CCGS" welcomes you to The Chickasaw County Iowa Genealogical Society's Website.  We hope that you will find your visit to our site interesting and informative, and an enhancement of your family history research.

The "hunt" for our ancestors is fascinating.  There are many, many sources to investigate, many tools can be employed.  The more experience you acquire, the more you recognize how much is "out there". Our website represents one resource among many.

The focus and purpose of our web site is to promote and support the goals and mission statement of CCGS.

The Chickasaw County Genealogical Society provides four significant ways that we can assist you in your research:
  • This web site and all the material available to you here
  • Our publications, which are available for purchase, representing hundreds of hours of volunteer work researching, compiling and writing
  • Written Research Requests (by mail) for searches in Chickasaw County and the many resources in our CCGS Library
  • Our CCGS Library resources, available for your use to pursue research in person
Our Mission Statement
  • Create and foster an interest in genealogy.
  • Aid individuals in their genealogical research.
  • Gather and preserve genealogical and historical data from many resources, such as newspapers, courthouse records and family histories.
  • Maintain and expand our genealogical library.
  • Promote communication with members and other genealogical organizations via publication of a quarterly newsletter.
  • Work to improve access to public records.

Just before the 1976 Bicentennial, an eager group of historians began work to record and organize Chickasaw County historical & genealogical statistics.  A short time later, the group officially organized and named themselves "The Chickasaw County Genealogical Society" (CCGS).  Then, in 1979, the CCGS chartered with the Iowa Genealogical Society in Des Moines, IA.

The original charter members of CCGS laid the ground work and established the foundation for the successful Society that continues to this day.  Their initial work in recording and preserving historical and genealogical records in the county provided the nucleus of today’s CCGS library.  A number of books have been published and are available for sale.   These publications are the end result of several of our project categories. Many volunteers have donated their time, talents and financial resources to nurture and "grow" our library, projects, services and numerous other resources of the Society. You may browse our list of publications by clicking on the "Publications Project" link below.

The CCGS Library and Research
The CCGS Library is located in New Hampton at the beautiful Public Library facility. It is an excellent repository of genealogical and historical data pertaining to Chickasaw County as well as neighboring Counties. Marriage, death, cemetery, census, atlases & maps, land records, church records, newspapers on microfilm and many other materials and books comprise the collection. A microfilm reader/printer is also available to the researcher. Newsletters from other genealogical societies are also on file. Researchers are encouraged to come to New Hampton and conduct your research personally.

Our Members
We hope that we will be able to help you, in your quest, via this Web Site. We also invite you to join us, as a member of the Chickasaw County Genealogical Society. For most of you that will mean "Long Distance" membership. The CCGS membership list contains over 50% "Long Distance" members, with people from all over the United States and several foreign countries as well.

Anyone with an interest in genealogical or historical research, and above all, anyone pursuing their ancestors in Chickasaw County Iowa may become a member and enjoy the benefits of CCGS Membership. Our membership year parallels the calendar year, January 1 thru December 31 with dues of only $10.00 per year. All members receive a newsletter two times per year. The first-half newsletter contains the current membership list which includes the name and contact information for the member along with the surnames they are researching. CCGS newsletters are intended to convey news and information of interest to the Society membership, and contains at least one or more topics of genealogical data, which are often found only in local CCGS resources or our library.

If you would like to support CCGS by becoming a member, simply send an application (patterned after the example below) along with your dues payment to: The Chickasaw County Genealogical Society, PO Box 434, New Hampton, Iowa 50659.

Membership Application

Name ________________________________________

Street ________________________________ City ________________________ State _______ Zip ________

E-mail ______________________________________ Dues Enclosed ____________

I am researching the following surnames in Chickasaw County: (you may submit up to 20 names) ____________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________


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