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Genealogy & Local History

The Washington County Genealogical Society has an extensive collection of genealogical materials including local family histories, cemetery records and other items of interest. These items are housed in the Grayson Archives in the lower level of the Washington Public Library, but the Society and LIbrary maintain separate entities. Genealogical volunteers will research your request and charges will include a $10.00 per hour research fee and $0.25 for each photocopy made plus the cost of postage, if requested.
Any donations are appreciated.


      If you'd like to mail your request, please send it to:

Washington County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 446
Washington, IA 5235

Otherwise submit the form below:


    The Grayson Archives is open to the public during regular library hours. 
    Please sign in at the WPL circulation desk on the main level so we have a record of your visit.

     Genealogy Copier and Reader/Printer Machines

Copy machines are provided for the convenience of the user, and the Library and Genealogy Society assume no responsibility for copy quality or personal mistakes.
The library will strive to maintain equipment in good working order, but cannot be held responsible for machine malfunction or breakdowns.

1. Photocopies can be made for $.25/page
2. Reader printer copies from microfilm can be made for $.25/page
All machines in the the Genealogy room are coin operated. Additional coins are available at the front desk.


Washington County Genealogical Society Website
Click HERE to visit the website and find pictures, obituaries, maps to cemeteries, and other information. 
Note:  the website does not contain all the records found in the library itself.

 For electronic genealogy resources, visit our "Digital Collection" tab above!