Let Us Help Your Family Tree Grow

The Wapello County Genealogical Society was founded in 1966. Currently the society library and office   is located on the second floor of the Wapello County Historical Museum at 210 West Main Street in Ottumwa

Meetings are held the second Tuesdayof each month at 10:30 a.m. unless posted otherwise. Meetings are located at the Wapello County Historical Museum.

Your membership in the Wapello County Genealogical Society provides funds for the expansion of the society's holdings and ensures the our continued growth. The membership year is January to December. If enrolled after October 1st, dues are extended through the following year. Dues paid between January 1st and September 30th are for the current year only. Please click the Membershiplink at the top of this page for more information.

Our library contains a Microfilm viewer and a microfiche copier, both with attached printers. A computer is also available for Internet searches. Information on our computer use and policies can be found here, Computer Guidelines & Use

Society Research

Society members do genealogical research from our library holdings. Cost of directed research is generally based on a reasonable hourly charge. For research assistance and associated costs please send and e-mail request to

A listing/index of our available information is shown on our INDEX 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 
210 West Main Street
Ottumwa, IA 52501