Use the Genealogy Collection

The library has some genealogy materials including local family histories, cemetery records and other items of interest.
Sidney Public Library 1002 Illinois Street POB 479 Sidney, Iowa 51652-0479 Phone 712-374-6203 GENEALOGY POLICY Due to limited staff, it is unrealistic for us to perform any personal genealogy or historical research. We do have seven public Internet Access computers available for public searching. This library does house the following books: History of Fremont County, Iowa; Fremont County, Iowa Cemetery Records; a 1996 Thumbprints in Time, Fremont County, Iowa; and a brochure with some early records of Fremont County, including 1850 Federal Census, tax list-marriages-biographies. If there is any pertinent information in any of these materials, we would be happy to relay them onto you for the cost of copying and postage. Books on histories of various Iowa counties have been donated to our library. Some Sidney High School Yearbooks are also available to peruse. We do not have any old newspapers or microfilm records. The Fremont Historical Society is located in Sidney at 801 Indiana. It would be best to call 712-374-3248 for their schedule. Our county courthouse has most birth, death, and marriage records after 1880. The new Rodeo Museum, built in 2012, is located at 607 Cass, Sidney, Iowa. Our local newspaper, the Sidney Argus, 614 Main St., 712-374-2251, argus@bitwind.net may be contacted for certain data. Their files have been placed on microfilm at the Iowa State Historical Society in Des Moines. Local resident Maelee Hatten Spencer is the approved researcher for the Argus. Her address is 2681 Knox Rd., Sidney, IA., 51652 Adopted: 1999 Revised & adopted: 1/2009 Revised & adopted: 2/2013