Iowa Archives: 113 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

If you are researching your ancestry from Iowa, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online IA newspaper archives: 113 titles to help you search your family history in the “Hawkeye State,” providing coverage from 1836 to Today. There are millions of articles and records in our online Iowa newspaper archives!

Illustration: "Typical Iowa Farm, Muscatine County, Iowa," by Alfred Andreas, 1875
Illustration: “Typical Iowa Farm, Muscatine County, Iowa,” by Alfred Andreas, 1875. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

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

Search Iowa Newspaper Archives (1836 – 1976)

Search Iowa Recent Obituaries (1992 – Today)

Illustration: Iowa state flag
Illustration: Iowa state flag. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Here is a complete list of Iowa newspapers in the online 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.

City Title Years of Coverage Issues Available Collection
Adel Dallas County News 04/19/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Algona Kossuth County Advance 08/07/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Ames Iowa State Daily 06/20/1995 – Current Recent Obituaries
Ames Tribune 11/07/2000 – Current Recent Obituaries
Anamosa Journal-Eureka 01/03/2013 – Current Recent Obituaries
Anamosa Anamosa Eureka 09/03/1858 – 12/28/1876 467 Newspaper Archives
Atlantic Atlantic News Telegraph 01/03/2006 – 01/06/2011 Recent Obituaries
Atlantic Atlantic Telegraph 08/09/1876 – 08/09/1876 1 Newspaper Archives
Bettendorf Bettendorf News 02/05/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
Boone Boone News-Republican 11/09/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Boone Boone County Democrat 08/30/1876 – 08/30/1876 1 Newspaper Archives
Burlington Hawk Eye 01/01/2003 – Current Recent Obituaries
Burlington Hawk-eye and Iowa Patriot 07/16/1840 – 02/16/1843 8 Newspaper Archives
Burlington Iowa Territorial Gazette and Burlington Advertiser 07/10/1837 – 11/29/1845 44 Newspaper Archives
Burlington Volunteer 07/23/1847 – 07/23/1847 1 Newspaper Archives
Burlington Hawk-eye 06/06/1839 – 06/24/1865 1018 Newspaper Archives
Burlington Iowa territorial gazette and advertiser 07/16/1842 – 05/30/1846 160 Newspaper Archives
Cedar Rapids Gazette 01/04/1992 – Current Recent Obituaries
Cedar Rapids Iowa Farmer Today 08/26/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Centerville Ad Express & Daily Iowegian 11/29/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Charles City Charles City Press 08/01/1999 – Current Recent Obituaries
Clarinda Clarinda Herald-Journal 10/05/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
Clinton Clinton Herald 08/14/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Corning Adams County Gazette 08/16/1876 – 08/16/1876 1 Newspaper Archives
Corning Revue Icarienne 11/01/1878 – 04/01/1888 65 Newspaper Archives
Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil 12/23/2002 – Current Recent Obituaries
Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil 07/02/1872 – 12/31/1976 27282 Newspaper Archives
Council Bluffs Evening Nonpareil 05/01/1907 – 06/30/1921 5030 Newspaper Archives
Council Bluffs Weekly Council Bluffs Bugle 06/06/1854 – 01/02/1861 138 Newspaper Archives
Council Bluffs Weekly Nonpareil 05/02/1857 – 06/17/1874 763 Newspaper Archives
Council Bluffs Frontier Guardian 09/05/1849 – 02/20/1852 17 Newspaper Archives
Cresco Cresco plain dealer 02/07/1913 – 10/15/1915 141 Newspaper Archives
Creston Creston News-Advertiser 03/19/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
Creston Creston Gazette 10/13/1875 – 10/13/1875 1 Newspaper Archives
Davenport Quad-City Business Journal 04/25/2004 – 01/01/2006 Recent Obituaries
Davenport Quad-City Times 01/01/2003 – Current Recent Obituaries
Davenport Daily Gazette 06/06/1860 – 12/31/1863 186 Newspaper Archives
Davenport Davenport Democrat and Leader 10/01/1857 – 12/31/1857 69 Newspaper Archives
Davenport Wochentliche Demokrat 01/02/1902 – 01/02/1902 1 Newspaper Archives
Davenport Der Demokrat 07/03/1862 – 12/28/1865 171 Newspaper Archives
Davenport Der tagliche Demokrat 07/01/1915 – 10/17/1915 92 Newspaper Archives
De Witt Wide Awake 09/24/1860 – 09/24/1860 1 Newspaper Archives
Decorah Decorah Newspapers 09/06/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Denison Denison Bulletin & Review 06/14/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Denison Crawford County Bulletin 11/13/1873 – 10/29/1878 251 Newspaper Archives
Denison Denison Review 08/02/1898 – 10/13/1915 1098 Newspaper Archives
Des Moines Daily Iowa State Register 01/03/1866 – 08/31/1869 922 Newspaper Archives
Des Moines Herald of Liberty 07/29/1876 – 09/02/1876 2 Newspaper Archives
Des Moines Iowa Baptist Standard 05/21/1897 – 05/21/1897 1 Newspaper Archives
Des Moines Iowa State Bystander 11/13/1896 – 12/28/1900 203 Newspaper Archives
Des Moines Weekly Avalanche 01/20/1893 – 01/20/1893 1 Newspaper Archives
Des Moines Iowa State Bystander 06/15/1894 – 10/15/1915 1088 Newspaper Archives
Dubuque Telegraph Herald 08/28/1995 – Current Recent Obituaries
Dubuque Dubuque Daily Times 02/23/1862 – 12/31/1876 1819 Newspaper Archives
Dubuque Dubuque Democratic Herald 05/11/1865 – 05/11/1865 1 Newspaper Archives
Dubuque Dubuque Daily Telegraph 05/15/1872 – 10/09/1876 3 Newspaper Archives
Dubuque Iowa News 12/07/1839 – 08/22/1849 3 Newspaper Archives
Dubuque Telegraph Herald: Web Edition Articles 01/01/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Dubuque Du Buque visitor 05/11/1836 – 10/25/1854 380 Newspaper Archives
Eddyville Daily City Item 05/23/1866 – 05/23/1866 1 Newspaper Archives
Eldora Eldora Herald 07/19/1876 – 09/06/1876 2 Newspaper Archives
Eldora Hardin Sentinel 03/12/1862 – 03/12/1862 1 Newspaper Archives
Exira Audubon County journal 01/28/1897 – 10/14/1915 967 Newspaper Archives
Fairfield Fairfield Ledger 01/25/1866 – 01/06/1876 2 Newspaper Archives
Fairfield Fairfield Ledger 02/14/1999 – Current Recent Obituaries
Forest City Britt News Tribune 03/20/2003 – Current Recent Obituaries
Forest City Forest City Summit 03/20/2003 – Current Recent Obituaries
Fort Madison Daily Democrat 05/28/2003 – Current Recent Obituaries
Glenwood Opinion-Tribune 12/09/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Hamburg Hamburg Reporter 10/05/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Independence Independence Conservative 03/03/1859 – 08/16/1860 73 Newspaper Archives
Iowa City Iowa Capitol Reporter 01/20/1847 – 09/29/1852 5 Newspaper Archives
Iowa City Iowa Republican 05/02/1849 – 10/18/1854 167 Newspaper Archives
Jefferson Jefferson Era 04/08/1868 – 09/16/1868 9 Newspaper Archives
Kalona Kalona News 03/04/1999 – Current Recent Obituaries
Keokuk Daily Gate City 06/16/2000 – Current Recent Obituaries
Keokuk Sharp Stick, or Campaign Keokuk Dispatch 10/15/1852 – 10/15/1852 1 Newspaper Archives
Keokuk Keokuk News-Letter and Lee County Register 07/18/1857 – 07/18/1857 1 Newspaper Archives
Keokuk Daily Gate City and constitution-Democrat 05/10/1855 – 10/18/1915 2477 Newspaper Archives
Knoxville Knoxville Journal Express 08/15/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
La Porte City La Porte City Progress 02/01/1871 – 08/09/1876 25 Newspaper Archives
Lenox Lenox Time Table 09/08/1876 – 09/08/1876 1 Newspaper Archives
Logan Logan Herald-Observer & Woodbine Twiner 06/14/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Lone Tree Lone Tree Reporter 05/04/2000 – 12/25/2014 Recent Obituaries
Marion Linn County Register 12/11/1861 – 12/11/1861 1 Newspaper Archives
Marshalltown Evening times-Republican 08/01/1899 – 10/18/1915 4922 Newspaper Archives
Mason City Globe Gazette 01/10/2012 – Current Recent Obituaries
Mount Ayr Ringgold Record 09/21/1876 – 09/21/1876 1 Newspaper Archives
Mount Pleasant Home Journal 01/05/1866 – 01/05/1866 1 Newspaper Archives
Mount Pleasant Mt. Pleasant News 02/14/1999 – Current Recent Obituaries
Muscatine Muscatine Journal 10/01/2000 – Current Recent Obituaries
Nevada Nevada Journal 06/05/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Nevada Tri-County Times 06/16/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
New Hampton New Hampton Tribune 03/08/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Newton Newton Daily News 01/02/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Ogden Ogden Reporter 06/06/1874 – 09/29/1876 2 Newspaper Archives
Osage Mitchell County Press-News 03/02/2005 – 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 05/17/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Pella Pella Chronicle 05/15/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Perry Perry Chief 06/06/2014 – Current Recent Obituaries
Red Oak Red Oak Express 12/05/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Riverside Highland Review 12/15/2011 – 09/29/2016 Recent Obituaries
Shenandoah Valley News Today 03/17/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Sibley Sibley Gazette 07/27/1876 – 07/27/1876 1 Newspaper Archives
Sioux City Sioux City Journal 03/02/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Sioux City Sioux City Journal 01/03/1872 – 08/20/1900 2095 Newspaper Archives
Sioux City Sioux City Journal: Blogs 12/27/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Story City Story City Herald 06/11/2014 – Current Recent Obituaries
Washington Washington Evening Journal 06/14/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Waterloo Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier 01/04/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Waterloo Cedar Valley Business Monthly 01/24/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries

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