Iowa Archives: 67 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

If you are researching your ancestry from Iowa, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online IA newspaper archives: 67 titles to help you search your family history in the “Hawkeye State,” providing coverage from 1837 to Today. There are more than 19 million articles and records in our online Iowa newspaper archives!

Illustration: Iowa Farm, Muscatine County, Iowa, by Alfred Andreas, 1875
Illustration: Iowa Farm, Muscatine County, Iowa, by Alfred Andreas, 1875. Credit: 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 (1837 – 1976)

Search Iowa Recent Obituaries (1992 – Current)

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

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

CityTitleDate Range * Collection
AdelDallas County News04/19/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
AlgonaAlgona Upper Des Moines08/07/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
AmesIowa State Daily06/20/1995 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
AmesTribune11/07/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
AnamosaAnamosa Eureka09/03/1858 – 12/28/1876Newspaper Archives
AtlanticAtlantic News Telegraph01/03/2006 – 01/06/2011Recent Obituaries
BettendorfBettendorf News02/05/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BooneBoone News-Republican11/09/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BurlingtonHawk Eye01/01/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BurlingtonIowa Territorial Gazette and Burlington Advertiser07/10/1837 – 12/15/1838Newspaper Archives
Cedar RapidsGazette01/04/1992 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
CentervilleAd Express & Daily Iowegian11/29/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Charles CityCharles City Press08/01/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ClarindaClarinda Herald-Journal10/05/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ClintonClinton Herald08/14/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
CorningRevue Icarienne11/01/1878 – 04/01/1888Newspaper Archives
Council BluffsDaily Nonpareil12/23/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Council BluffsDaily Nonpareil07/02/1872 – 12/31/1976Newspaper Archives
Council BluffsEvening Nonpareil05/01/1907 – 06/30/1921Newspaper Archives
Council BluffsWeekly Council Bluffs Bugle01/12/1855 – 01/02/1861Newspaper Archives
Council BluffsWeekly Nonpareil05/02/1857 – 06/17/1874Newspaper Archives
CrestonCreston News-Advertiser03/19/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
DavenportDavenport Democrat and Leader10/01/1857 – 12/31/1857Newspaper Archives
DavenportQuad-City Business Journal04/25/2004 – 01/01/2006Recent Obituaries
DavenportQuad-City Times01/01/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
DavenportWochentliche Demokrat01/02/1902 – 01/02/1902Newspaper Archives
DecorahDecorah Newspapers09/06/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
DenisonCrawford County Bulletin11/13/1873 – 10/29/1878Newspaper Archives
DenisonDenison Bulletin & Review06/14/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Des MoinesDaily Iowa State Register01/03/1866 – 08/31/1869Newspaper Archives
Des MoinesIowa Baptist Standard05/21/1897 – 05/21/1897Newspaper Archives
Des MoinesIowa State Bystander11/13/1896 – 12/28/1900Newspaper Archives
Des MoinesWeekly Avalanche01/20/1893 – 01/20/1893Newspaper Archives
DubuqueTelegraph Herald08/28/1995 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
EddyvilleDaily City Item05/23/1866 – 05/23/1866Newspaper Archives
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 – 08/16/1860Newspaper Archives
JeffersonJefferson Era04/08/1868 – 09/16/1868Newspaper Archives
KalonaKalona News03/04/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
KeokukDaily Gate City06/16/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
KnoxvilleKnoxville Journal Express08/15/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
La Porte CityLa Porte City Progress02/01/1871 – 08/09/1876Newspaper Archives
LoganLogan Herald-Observer & Woodbine Twiner06/14/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Lone TreeLone Tree Reporter05/04/2000 – 12/25/2014Recent Obituaries
Mason CityGlobe Gazette01/10/2012 – 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
NewtonNewton Daily News01/02/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
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
PellaPella Chronicle05/15/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PerryPerry Chief06/06/2014 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Red OakRed Oak Express12/05/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
RiversideHighland Review12/15/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ShenandoahValley News Today03/17/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Sioux CitySioux City Journal01/03/1872 – 08/20/1900Newspaper Archives
Sioux CitySioux City Journal03/02/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Story CityStory City Herald06/11/2014 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WaterlooWaterloo-Cedar Falls Courier01/04/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries

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