Iowa Archives: 146 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

If you are researching your ancestry from Iowa, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online IA newspaper archives: 146 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: Iowa farm, Muscatine County, Iowa
Illustration: Iowa farm, Muscatine County, Iowa. Credit: Alfred Andreas, Illustrated Historical Atlas of the State of Iowa; 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.

CityTitleYears of CoverageIssues AvailableCollection
AdelDallas County News04/19/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
AlgonaKossuth County Advance08/07/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
AmesIowa State Daily06/20/1995 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
AmesTribune11/07/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
AnamosaJournal-Eureka01/03/2013 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
AnamosaAnamosa Eureka09/03/1858 – 12/28/1876467Newspaper Archives
AtlanticAtlantic News Telegraph01/03/2006 – 01/06/2011Recent Obituaries
AtlanticAtlantic Telegraph08/09/1876 – 08/09/18761Newspaper Archives
BettendorfBettendorf News02/05/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BooneBoone News-Republican11/09/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BooneBoone County Democrat08/30/1876 – 08/30/18761Newspaper Archives
BurlingtonHawk Eye01/01/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BurlingtonHawk-eye and Iowa Patriot07/16/1840 – 02/16/18438Newspaper Archives
BurlingtonIowa Territorial Gazette and Burlington Advertiser07/10/1837 – 11/29/184544Newspaper Archives
BurlingtonVolunteer07/23/1847 – 07/23/18471Newspaper Archives
BurlingtonHawk-eye06/06/1839 – 06/24/18651018Newspaper Archives
BurlingtonIowa territorial gazette and advertiser07/16/1842 – 05/30/1846160Newspaper Archives
Cedar FallsCedar Falls Gazette03/16/1860 – 12/29/1871587Newspaper Archives
Cedar RapidsGazette01/04/1992 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Cedar RapidsIowa Farmer Today08/26/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
CentervilleAd Express & Daily Iowegian11/29/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Charles CityCharles City Press08/01/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Charles CityCharles City Intelligencer06/02/1864 – 05/31/1866105Newspaper Archives
Charles CityCharles City Republican intelligencer09/26/1861 – 05/26/1864134Newspaper Archives
Charles CitySt Charles City Republican intelligencer10/08/1857 – 09/19/1861188Newspaper Archives
ClarindaClarinda Herald-Journal10/05/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ClintonClinton Herald08/14/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
CorningAdams County Gazette08/16/1876 – 08/16/18761Newspaper Archives
CorningRevue Icarienne11/01/1878 – 04/01/188865Newspaper Archives
Council BluffsDaily Nonpareil12/23/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Council BluffsDaily Nonpareil12/01/1870 – 12/31/197627284Newspaper Archives
Council BluffsEvening Nonpareil05/01/1907 – 06/30/19215030Newspaper Archives
Council BluffsWeekly Council Bluffs Bugle06/06/1854 – 01/02/1861138Newspaper Archives
Council BluffsWeekly Nonpareil05/02/1857 – 06/17/1874761Newspaper Archives
Council BluffsFrontier Guardian09/05/1849 – 02/20/185217Newspaper Archives
Council BluffsCouncil Bluffs Nonpareil05/02/1857 – 04/01/1865290Newspaper Archives
CrescoCresco plain dealer02/07/1913 – 12/31/1920409Newspaper Archives
CrescoTwice-a-week plain dealer09/03/1895 – 01/31/19131788Newspaper Archives
CrestonCreston News-Advertiser03/19/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
CrestonCreston Gazette10/13/1875 – 10/13/18751Newspaper Archives
DavenportQuad-City Business Journal04/25/2004 – 01/01/2006Recent Obituaries
DavenportQuad-City Times01/01/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
DavenportDaily Gazette06/06/1860 – 12/31/1863186Newspaper Archives
DavenportDavenport Democrat and Leader10/01/1857 – 12/31/185769Newspaper Archives
DavenportWochentliche Demokrat01/02/1902 – 01/02/19021Newspaper Archives
DavenportDer Demokrat07/03/1862 – 12/28/1865171Newspaper Archives
DavenportDer tagliche Demokrat07/01/1915 – 09/07/1918994Newspaper Archives
DavenportDaily Democrat and news10/11/1859 – 04/19/18641273Newspaper Archives
DavenportDaily Iowa State Democrat07/04/1856 – 10/09/1859863Newspaper Archives
De WittWide Awake09/24/1860 – 09/24/18601Newspaper Archives
DecorahDecorah Newspapers09/06/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
DenisonDenison Bulletin & Review06/14/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
DenisonCrawford County Bulletin11/13/1873 – 10/29/1878251Newspaper Archives
DenisonDenison Review08/02/1898 – 11/24/19201357Newspaper Archives
Des MoinesDaily Iowa State Register01/03/1866 – 08/31/1869922Newspaper Archives
Des MoinesHerald of Liberty07/29/1876 – 09/02/18762Newspaper Archives
Des MoinesIowa Baptist Standard05/21/1897 – 05/21/18971Newspaper Archives
Des MoinesIowa State Bystander11/13/1896 – 12/28/1900203Newspaper Archives
Des MoinesWeekly Avalanche01/20/1893 – 01/20/18931Newspaper Archives
Des MoinesIowa State Bystander06/15/1894 – 01/14/19161101Newspaper Archives
Des MoinesBystander01/21/1916 – 12/31/1921302Newspaper Archives
DubuqueTelegraph Herald08/28/1995 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
DubuqueDubuque Daily Times02/23/1862 – 12/31/18761819Newspaper Archives
DubuqueDubuque Democratic Herald05/11/1865 – 05/11/18651Newspaper Archives
DubuqueDubuque Daily Telegraph05/15/1872 – 10/09/18763Newspaper Archives
DubuqueIowa News12/07/1839 – 08/22/18493Newspaper Archives
DubuqueTelegraph Herald: Web Edition Articles01/01/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
DubuqueDu Buque visitor05/11/1836 – 10/25/1854380Newspaper Archives
EddyvilleDaily City Item05/23/1866 – 05/23/18661Newspaper Archives
EldoraEldora Herald07/19/1876 – 09/06/18762Newspaper Archives
EldoraHardin Sentinel03/12/1862 – 03/12/18621Newspaper Archives
ExiraAudubon County journal01/28/1897 – 12/29/19211289Newspaper Archives
FairfieldFairfield Ledger01/25/1866 – 01/06/18762Newspaper Archives
FairfieldFairfield Ledger02/14/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Forest CityBritt News Tribune03/20/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Forest CityForest City Summit03/20/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Fort MadisonDaily Democrat05/28/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
GlenwoodOpinion-Tribune12/09/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HamburgHamburg Reporter10/05/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
IndependenceIndependence Conservative03/03/1859 – 08/16/186073Newspaper Archives
IndependenceBuchanan County Bulletin04/02/1869 – 12/27/1878460Newspaper Archives
IndependenceBuchanan County Guardian08/05/1858 – 05/31/1864288Newspaper Archives
IndependenceBuchanan County bulletin and guardian01/01/1867 – 03/12/1869110Newspaper Archives
Iowa CityIowa Capitol Reporter01/20/1847 – 09/29/18525Newspaper Archives
Iowa CityIowa Republican05/02/1849 – 10/18/1854167Newspaper Archives
JeffersonJefferson Era04/08/1868 – 09/16/18689Newspaper Archives
KalonaKalona News03/04/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
KeokukDaily Gate City06/16/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
KeokukSharp Stick, or Campaign Keokuk Dispatch10/15/1852 – 10/15/18521Newspaper Archives
KeokukKeokuk News-Letter and Lee County Register07/18/1857 – 07/18/18571Newspaper Archives
KeokukDaily Gate City and constitution-Democrat05/10/1855 – 12/18/19208448Newspaper Archives
KnoxvilleKnoxville Journal Express08/15/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
KnoxvilleIowa voter06/17/1869 – 06/04/1874196Newspaper Archives
La Porte CityLa Porte City Progress02/01/1871 – 08/09/187625Newspaper Archives
LenoxLenox Time Table09/08/1876 – 09/08/18761Newspaper Archives
LeonLeon Reporter12/07/1899 – 06/24/19201059Newspaper Archives
LoganLogan Herald-Observer & Woodbine Twiner06/14/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Lone TreeLone Tree Reporter05/04/2000 – 12/25/2014Recent Obituaries
ManchesterManchester Democrat03/01/1899 – 12/28/19211178Newspaper Archives
MarionLinn County Register12/11/1861 – 12/11/18611Newspaper Archives
MarshalltownEvening times-Republican08/01/1899 – 12/31/19206523Newspaper Archives
Mason CityGlobe Gazette01/10/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
McGregorNorth Iowa Times10/10/1856 – 10/07/185752Newspaper Archives
McGregorNorth Iowa Times02/27/1867 – 07/27/1870175Newspaper Archives
McGregorWeekly north Iowa times10/14/1857 – 02/20/1867474Newspaper Archives
Missouri ValleyMissouri Valley Times01/05/1899 – 12/30/19201133Newspaper Archives
Mount AyrRinggold Record09/21/1876 – 09/21/18761Newspaper Archives
Mount PleasantHome Journal01/05/1866 – 01/05/18661Newspaper Archives
Mount PleasantMt. Pleasant News02/14/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MuscatineMuscatine Journal10/01/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
NevadaNevada Journal06/05/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
NevadaTri-County Times06/16/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
New HamptonNew Hampton Tribune03/08/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
New OregonIowa Plain Dealer08/16/1867 – 12/30/1880644Newspaper Archives
New OregonNew Oregon plaindealer08/20/1859 – 08/31/1866352Newspaper Archives
New OregonWeekly New Oregon plain dealer09/07/1866 – 05/10/186735Newspaper Archives
NewtonNewton Daily News01/02/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
OgdenOgden Reporter06/06/1874 – 09/29/18762Newspaper Archives
OsageMitchell County Press-News03/02/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
OsceolaOsceola Sentinel-Tribune10/14/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
OskaloosaOskaloosa Herald10/27/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
OttumwaOttumwa Courier05/17/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
OttumwaOttumwa semi-weekly courier07/27/1899 – 06/04/19182604Newspaper Archives
PellaPella Chronicle05/15/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PerryPerry Chief06/06/2014 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
QuasquetonQuasqueton guardian12/13/1856 – 07/22/185871Newspaper Archives
Red OakRed Oak Express12/05/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
RiversideHighland Review12/15/2011 – 09/29/2016Recent Obituaries
Saint CharlesSt Charles Republican intelligencer07/31/1856 – 09/24/185754Newspaper Archives
ShenandoahValley News Today03/17/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SibleySibley Gazette07/27/1876 – 07/27/18761Newspaper Archives
Sioux CitySioux City Journal03/02/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Sioux CitySioux City Journal01/03/1872 – 08/20/19002095Newspaper Archives
Sioux CitySioux City Journal: Blogs12/27/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Sioux CitySioux City register07/29/1858 – 01/11/1868446Newspaper Archives
Story CityStory City Herald06/11/2014 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
TiptonTipton Advertiser01/26/1856 – 12/21/1871800Newspaper Archives
TiptonCedar County advertiser12/03/1853 – 01/19/1856103Newspaper Archives
TiptonCedar County news-letter11/12/1853 – 11/26/18533Newspaper Archives
ToledoToledo Chronicle01/02/1873 – 05/30/1878272Newspaper Archives
ToledoIowa transcript02/03/1859 – 11/09/1866339Newspaper Archives
ToledoTama County Republican01/04/1867 – 12/26/1872306Newspaper Archives
WashingtonWashington Evening Journal06/14/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WaterlooWaterloo-Cedar Falls Courier01/04/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WaterlooCedar Valley Business Monthly01/24/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Webster CityWebster City Freeman07/11/1911 – 05/29/1922568Newspaper Archives

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