Warren County Iowa Genealogical Society


    • Personal Memories





    Journals, Diaries, Letters!   Oh My!

    Many of our ancestors kept diaries and journals. They wrote letters and sometimes biographies and autobiographies. These writings are a true example of the past meeting the present. We often forget things like why my grandmother always called the refrigerator an ice box and the sink a basin.

    "Lottie Ogle's Log Cabin Ventures"   (or how one got by and made a living during the Dirty Thirties) author unknown

     "A Dirge in Depression Times"  by Mary Jane Monroe Pray