Iowa Archives: 59 Newspapers Online for Genealogy Research

Iowa, located in the heart of the Midwestern U.S., is an integral part of the country’s Corn Belt, with agriculture long being the base of the state’s economy – although recent decades have seen the flourishing of a more diversified economy including manufacturing and information technology. The 26th largest state in the Union, Iowa is the nation’s 30th most populous state.

illustration of an Iowa farm, Muscatine County, Iowa, 1875

Illustration: Iowa farm, Muscatine County, Iowa, 1875. Credit: Alfred Andreas; Wikimedia Commons.

If you are researching your family roots in Iowa, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online IA newspaper archives: 59 titles to help you search your family history in “The Hawkeye State,” providing news coverage, family stories and vital statistics from 1837 to Today. There are currently more than one million newspaper articles and records in our online Iowa archives!

photo of an 1872 poster advertising land for sale in Iowa and Nebraska

Image Credit: Library of Congress Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 134, Folder 13, 1872

Dig deep into our archives and search for historical and recent obituaries and other news articles about your Iowa ancestors in these recent and historical IA newspapers online. Our Iowa newspapers are divided into two collections: Historical Newspapers (complete paper) and Recent Obituaries (obituaries only).

Search Iowa Newspaper Archives (1837 – 1902)

Search Iowa Recent Obituaries (1992 – Current)

Here is a list of online Iowa newspapers in the archives. Each newspaper title in this list is an active link that will take you directly to that paper’s search page, where you can begin searching for your ancestors by surnames, dates, keywords and more. The IA newspaper titles are listed alphabetically by city.

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Adel Dallas County News 4/19/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Algona Algona Upper Des Moines 8/7/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Ames Tribune 11/7/2000 – Current Recent Obituaries
Ames Iowa State Daily 6/20/1995 – Current Recent Obituaries
Atlantic Atlantic News Telegraph 1/3/2006 – 1/6/2011 Recent Obituaries
Bettendorf Bettendorf News 2/5/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
Boone Boone News-Republican 11/9/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Burlington Iowa Territorial Gazette and Burlington Advertiser 7/10/1837 – 12/15/1838 Newspaper Archives
Burlington Hawk Eye 1/1/2003 – Current Recent Obituaries
Cedar Rapids Gazette 1/4/1992 – Current Recent Obituaries
Centerville Ad Express & Daily Iowegian 11/29/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Charles City Charles City Press 8/1/1999 – Current Recent Obituaries
Clarinda Clarinda Herald-Journal 10/5/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
Clinton Clinton Herald 8/14/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Corning Revue Icarienne 11/1/1878 – 4/1/1888 Newspaper Archives
Council Bluffs Weekly Council Bluffs Bugle 1/12/1855 – 1/2/1861 Newspaper Archives
Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil 12/23/2002 – Current Recent Obituaries
Creston Creston News-Advertiser 3/19/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
Davenport Davenport Democrat and Leader 10/1/1857 – 12/31/1857 Newspaper Archives
Davenport Wochentliche Demokrat 1/2/1902 – 1/2/1902 Newspaper Archives
Davenport Quad-City Business Journal 4/25/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
Davenport Quad-City Times 1/1/2003 – Current Recent Obituaries
Decorah Decorah Newspapers 9/6/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Denison Denison Bulletin & Review 6/14/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Des Moines Daily Iowa State Register 1/3/1866 – 8/31/1869 Newspaper Archives
Des Moines Iowa State Bystander 11/13/1896 – 12/28/1900 Newspaper Archives
Des Moines Iowa Baptist Standard 5/21/1897 – 5/21/1897 Newspaper Archives
Des Moines Weekly Avalanche 1/20/1893 – 1/20/1893 Newspaper Archives
Dubuque Telegraph Herald 8/28/1995 – Current Recent Obituaries
Forest City Forest City Summit 3/20/2003 – Current Recent Obituaries
Forest City Britt News Tribune 3/20/2003 – Current Recent Obituaries
Fort Madison Daily Democrat 5/28/2003 – Current Recent Obituaries
Glenwood Opinion-Tribune 12/9/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Hamburg Hamburg Reporter 10/5/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Independence Independence Conservative 3/3/1859 – 8/16/1860 Newspaper Archives
Kalona Kalona News 3/4/1999 – Current Recent Obituaries
Keokuk Daily Gate City 6/16/2000 – Current Recent Obituaries
Knoxville Knoxville Journal Express 8/15/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Logan Logan Herald-Observer & Woodbine Twiner 6/14/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Lone Tree Lone Tree Reporter 5/4/2000 – Current Recent Obituaries
Mason City Globe Gazette 1/10/2012 – Current Recent Obituaries
Muscatine Muscatine Journal 10/1/2000 – Current Recent Obituaries
Nevada Tri-County Times 6/16/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Nevada Nevada Journal 6/5/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
New Hampton New Hampton Tribune 3/8/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Newton Newton Daily News 1/2/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Osage Mitchell County Press-News 3/2/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Osceola Osceola Sentinel-Tribune 10/14/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Oskaloosa Oskaloosa Herald 10/27/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Ottumwa Ottumwa Courier 5/17/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Pella Pella Chronicle 5/15/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Perry Perry Chief 6/6/2014 – Current Recent Obituaries
Red Oak Red Oak Express 12/5/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Riverside Highland Review 12/15/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Shenandoah Valley News Today 3/17/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Sioux City Sioux City Journal 1/3/1872 – 8/20/1900 Newspaper Archives
Sioux City Sioux City Journal 3/2/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Story City Story City Herald 6/11/2014 – Current Recent Obituaries
Waterloo Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier 1/4/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries

*Date Ranges may have selected coverage unavailable.

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Albany, NY. Albany Argus. 1823 to 1876
Albany, NY. Signs of the Times. 1827 to 1828
Albany, NY. Temperance Recorder. 1833 to 1834
Auburn, NY. Cayuga Republican. 1823 to 1876
Auburn, NY. Cayuga Tocsin. 1813 to 1814
Ballston Spa, NY. Saratoga Advertiser. 1804 to 1812
Balston Spa, NY. Saratoga Journal. 1814 to 1817
Batavia, NY. Republican Advocate. 1811 to 1820
Buffalo, NY. Niagara Journal. 1815 to 1819
Canandaiqua, NY. Western Repository. 1803 to 1807
Catskill, NY. Catskill Recorder. 1807 to 1833
Cazenovia, NY. Pilot. 1808 to 1820
Cazenovia, NY. Union Herald. 1838 to 1840
Cherry Valley, NY. Cherry Valley Gazette. 1821 to 1826
Goshen, NY. Goshen Repository. 1797 to 1798
Goshen, NY. Orange County Gazette. 1806 to 1817
Herkimer, NY. Farmer’s Monitor. 1805 to 1807
Kingston, NY. Rising Sun. 1793 to 1798
Kingston, NY. Ulster County Gazette. 1806 to 1811
Kingston, NY. Ulster Sentinel. 1830 to 1831
Lansingburgh, NY. American Spy. 1791 to 1798
New York, NY. Colored American. 1837 to 1841
New York, NY. Commercial Advertiser. 1821 to 1876
New York, NY. Hodge’s Bank Note Reporter. 1861 to 1861
New York, NY. National Advocate. 1821 to 1829
New York, NY. New York Evening Post. 1822 to 1876
New York, NY. New-York Advertiser. 1821 to 1859
New York, NY. Republican Watch-Tower. 1810 to 1810
New York, NY. Royal American Gazette. 1777 to 1780
New York, NY. Spectator. 1822 to 1824
New York, NY. Statesman. 1824 to 1825
New York, NY. True Sun. 1847 to 1848
New York, NY. Universalist Union. 1837 to 1838
New York, NY. Weekly Visitor & Ladies Museum. 1822 to 1823
Newburgh, NY. Rights of Man. 1801 to 1804
Oxford, NY. Oxford Times. 1838 to 1840
Plattsburgh, NY. Plattsburgh Herald. 1815 to 1825
Poughkeepsie, NY. Country Journal. 1785 to 1789
Poughkeepsie, NY. Dutchess Observer. 1816 to 1876
Poughkeepsie, NY. Political Barometer. 1804 to 1809
Poughkeepsie, NY. Poughkeepsie Journal. 1789 to 1845
Poughkeepsie, NY. Ulster Republican. 1834 to 1836
Rochester, NY. Frederick Douglass’s Paper. 1852 to 1862
Rochester, NY. Rochester Telegraph. 1821 to 1876
Rondout, NY. Rondout Freeman. 1845 to 1847
Sag Harbor, NY. Frothingham’s Long Island Herald. 1791 to 1798
Schenectady, NY. Cabinet. 1821 to 1858
Schenectady, NY. Western Budget. 1807 to 1810
Schoharie, NY. Schoharie Observer. 1820 to 1827
Troy, NY. Troy Gazette. 1802 to 1811
Troy, NY. Troy Post. 1815 to 1823
Utica, NY. Utica Patriot. 1817 to 1820
Waterloo, NY. Waterloo Gazette. 1818 to 1821
Whitestown, NY. Western Centinel. 1794 to to 1798
Whitestown, NY. Whitestown Gazette. 1796 to 1803