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Official Site of the Pottawattamie County Genealogical Society and The Frontier Heritage Library

Our mission is:  To assist you in your genealogical search and to help preserve the history and heritage of our county. We encourage you to browse our site and visit it often as we are continually adding new items to help you in your quest for family information.  PLEASE feel free to contact us if you need additional help. For those who may wish to visit Council Bluffs, our Genealogical Society owns and operates The Frontier Heritage Library, located at 622 South Fourth Street.

Library hours: Tuesday 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. If this does not accommodate your schedule, we will make special arrangements to open if you contact us. Please call (712) 325-9368 or email for an after-hours appointment. Thank you for visiting us!

We would love to be open more days but we need volunteers. Please consider volunteering just a few hours per week helping other members and the public research their family history in the geneology library.

Quick Links


Death Records

 The Price of our Heritage Index (168th Infantry)

Outstanding Citizens of Pottawattamie County

PCGS By-Laws

Birth Records

Equity Files

Misc. Records

Probate Records

PCGS Classes & Seminars

Books and Periodicals

Grave Marker Photos Mormon Heritage


PCGS History

Cemetery Records

Land Records Mystery Photo Gallery


PCGS Member Web Pages


Louis Grell
Name Index to 1885 Illustrated Atlas of Pottawattamie County

Wagon Trains

PCGS Membership

Cities & Towns

Marriage Records Index Name Index to 1902 Historic Atlas of Pottawattamie County Wills

PCGS Publications for Sale

City Directory Index- 1866

Military Records

Obituary Index

Huge List of Genealogy Links!

The 1856 Census is available for look ups but is not for sale.
If you'd like an ancestor looked up, please email us.

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