Books in the Archives and General Collection
Genealogy Resources from the Pella Public Library
The Pella Public Library has a collection of local history, including family histories, yearbooks, cemetery records, and back issues of the Pella Chronicle on microfilm which can be found in their Heritage Room.
Pella Newspapers in Print and Microfilm
Though newspaper files are not complete, those that have survived are available in print and microfilm. Many of the following volumes and issues are also available online (courtesy of Pella Public Library).
The earliest newspaper is the PELLA GAZETTE Vol. I-IV (February 1, 1855 - February 1, 1860).
The Dutch language newspaper PELLA'S WEEKBLAD is complete from Vol. 35-80 (May 15, 1896 - December 31, 1942) when it ceased publication. There are various issues preceding 1896, but only Vol. 9 of 1870 is complete.
The PELLA BLADE, which began in 1865, is represented by many single issues between 1865 and 1885. It is bound between 1885 and 1901, at which time it was superseded by the PELLA CHRONICLE, most of which is bound and/or on microfilm.
The Archives also contains various issues and volumes of other Pella newspapers from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. These include THE ADVERTISER, THE BANNER, THE BOOSTER PRESS (later called the PELLA PRESS), NIEUSBLAD, THE REPUBLICAN, THE TIMES, THE WEEKLY HERALD, and the WEEKLY VISITOR. Most of these publications are bound or available on microfilm.
Federal Web Sites for Genealogists
The following websites from the National Archives have been identified as helpful for genealogical research.