Founded in 1982, the Laurens Genies was the first genealogical society formed in Pocahontas County. Now officially named the Pocahontas County, Iowa - Laurens Genealogical Society, the group currently has 16 members. Membership is open to all with an interest in genealogical, biographical and historical research. The Laurens club is a chapter of the Iowa Genealogical Society. Meetings are held on the last Friday of each month and dues are $7.00 per year. Dedicated to furthering genealogical research, for its members as well as others with an interest in Pocahontas County, the group is active in a variety of projects. Its objectives are:
    1. To create and foster an interest in genealogy..
    2. To gather and preserve genealogical and historical data particularly with respect to ancestors, and the founders and early settlers.
    3. To aid individuals in their genealogical research and in compiling their family histories.
    4. To establish and maintain a genealogical library through contributions, donations and exchanges.

  • Cemeteries of Pocahontas County
    Map and List

  • Swan Lake Township Cemetery

    Obituary Index
    Index of over 7000 obituaries held at the Laurens Public Library.

  • Other Genealogical Resources Available at the Library

  • Research Policy of the Laurens Genies

  • Laurens Public Library

  • Pocahontas County GenWeb

  • Iowa Genealogical Society

    Direct genealogical inquiries to:
    Pocahontas County/Laurens Genealogical Society
    Laurens Public Library
    273 N. Third St.
    Laurens, Iowa 50554