Genealogy Collection


The Fonda Public Library has an extensive collection of books pertaining to the history and families of Fonda and surrounding areas. Many of these books are for use in In-house only, so please stop in to search your family's history!

A few years ago we had our local newspapers digitized, so that you can do all your searching from the comfort of your own home!  We combined with the Newell Library, in a cooperative sharing agreement, to increase the access to all our surrounding area and it's newspapers, culminating in a shared digital page for our patrons.  To access our digital archive, please go to:

Thanks to a generous donation by the Pocahontas Geneological Society, Flickengers (Pocahontas County Historical Book) has also been digitized. This is an invaluable resource for all the residents of Pocahontas County!

If you prefer to hand scroll through our digitized newspapers, they are available to view upon request.