Use the Genealogy Collection

The library has an extensive collection of genealogical materials including local family histories, cemetery records and other items of interest.

The Genealogy collection includes the holdings of the Mills County Genealogical Society.  There is an obituary card file dating from 1879 to present, which references the newspaper from which it is abstracted from.

Microfilm holdings include Federal and State Census records for Mills and surrounding Counties.

Also on microfilm are the newspapers from the following cities:  Glenwood,  Malvern and Tabor.

The Glenwood Public Library also subscribes to and HeritageQuest databases, available for use in the library.

The genealogy room is available during regular business hours; however, staff are not always available to provide assistance. If you are coming from out of town, please call  to set up an appointment to make sure we have staff that can assist you during your visit: 712-527-5252. Questions can also be e-mailed to the genealogy librarian at

You might also want to check out these links on Genealogy:


Interested in more history? Check out the Iowa Historical Society.

This resource is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by State Library of Iowa.