The Genealogical Society of Linn County, Iowa, was organized in 1965 under the name Linn County Heritage Society with sixteen members. In 1994, with a membership of over 300, the name was changed to better reflect the aims and goals of the Society. The goals are to promote an interest in genealogy, to preserve Linn County records of cemeteries, churches, schools, courthouse documents, maps, family histories and to maintain a genealogical library.
The Society's library is supported entirely through membership dues, research, monetary donations and genealogical materials. Donations, memorial gifts, or estate bequests made to our Society are tax deductible.

Our Library is staffed entirely by volunteers who perform a variety of services. We have no paid staff.


Mailing Address: Genealogical Society of Linn County, Iowa, P.O. Box 175, Cedar Rapids, IA 52406-0175

Phone Number: 319-369-0022 (Research cannot be conducted over the phone)

Location: 813 First Avenue SE, Cedar Rapids (lower level of Masonic Library & Museum.) Parking is available in parking lot across the alley. Use rear building entrance and come down the steps.

Library Hours: Tuesday thru Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

WANTED - Linn County Related Info
Copies of your family history for the Society's library
Old Newspapers prior to 1940
Original (borrow & return) or copies of Diaries, Bibles, Photos, Plat Books, Directories, Society Club Rosters, Centennial Books or School Records.
Please assist us in preserving Linn County history. Contact us at Genealogical Society of Linn County, Iowa, P.O. Box 175, Cedar Rapids, IA 52406-0175 or 319-369-0022, if you have any information you would like to share.
Linn County is located in Eastern Iowa.
County Seat is Cedar Rapids.