Welcome to Wapello County Iowa

The Wapello County Genealogical Society is located in Ottumwa, Iowa and is recognized as a non-profit corporation by the state of Iowa and a 501(c)(3) entity. by the Internal Revenue Service.

Links are provided to other genealogical support sites and more updates and information is added to the site on an on-going basis. Thanks for stopping and exploring what the Wapello County Genealogical Society has to offer.

What's Available

The Wapello County Genealogical Society has many holdings shelved at its library located in the Wapello Building at 102 E. Main in Ottumwa including birth records, city directories, school annuals, cemetery and burial information and records, census microfilm, obituaries from 1892 to the present, church records, family histories and many other holdings.

For research assistance and associated costs please send an e-mail request to

A listing of our available information is shown on our Resources page.


About Wapello County Genealogical Society

A non-profit organization dedicated to the gathering, processing, and maintaining of genealogical information for our library. It is primarily directed toward Wapello County residents and their families, but also has information available on surrounding counties and other states. more...

Wapello County Genealogical Society
PO Box 163 
102 E. Main Street
Ottumwa, IA 52501