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.

City Title Date Range * Collection
Adel Dallas County News 04/19/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Algona Algona Upper Des Moines 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 Anamosa Eureka 09/03/1858 – 12/28/1876 Newspaper Archives
Atlantic Atlantic News Telegraph 01/03/2006 – 01/06/2011 Recent Obituaries
Bettendorf Bettendorf News 02/05/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
Boone Boone News-Republican 11/09/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Burlington Hawk Eye 01/01/2003 – Current Recent Obituaries
Burlington Iowa Territorial Gazette and Burlington Advertiser 07/10/1837 – 12/15/1838 Newspaper Archives
Cedar Rapids Gazette 01/04/1992 – 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 Revue Icarienne 11/01/1878 – 04/01/1888 Newspaper Archives
Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil 12/23/2002 – Current Recent Obituaries
Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil 07/02/1872 – 12/31/1976 Newspaper Archives
Council Bluffs Evening Nonpareil 05/01/1907 – 06/30/1921 Newspaper Archives
Council Bluffs Weekly Council Bluffs Bugle 01/12/1855 – 01/02/1861 Newspaper Archives
Council Bluffs Weekly Nonpareil 05/02/1857 – 06/17/1874 Newspaper Archives
Creston Creston News-Advertiser 03/19/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
Davenport Davenport Democrat and Leader 10/01/1857 – 12/31/1857 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 Wochentliche Demokrat 01/02/1902 – 01/02/1902 Newspaper Archives
Decorah Decorah Newspapers 09/06/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Denison Crawford County Bulletin 11/13/1873 – 10/29/1878 Newspaper Archives
Denison Denison Bulletin & Review 06/14/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Des Moines Daily Iowa State Register 01/03/1866 – 08/31/1869 Newspaper Archives
Des Moines Iowa Baptist Standard 05/21/1897 – 05/21/1897 Newspaper Archives
Des Moines Iowa State Bystander 11/13/1896 – 12/28/1900 Newspaper Archives
Des Moines Weekly Avalanche 01/20/1893 – 01/20/1893 Newspaper Archives
Dubuque Telegraph Herald 08/28/1995 – Current Recent Obituaries
Eddyville Daily City Item 05/23/1866 – 05/23/1866 Newspaper Archives
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 Newspaper Archives
Jefferson Jefferson Era 04/08/1868 – 09/16/1868 Newspaper Archives
Kalona Kalona News 03/04/1999 – Current Recent Obituaries
Keokuk Daily Gate City 06/16/2000 – Current Recent Obituaries
Knoxville Knoxville Journal Express 08/15/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
La Porte City La Porte City Progress 02/01/1871 – 08/09/1876 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
Mason City Globe Gazette 01/10/2012 – 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
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 – Current Recent Obituaries
Shenandoah Valley News Today 03/17/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Sioux City Sioux City Journal 01/03/1872 – 08/20/1900 Newspaper Archives
Sioux City Sioux City Journal 03/02/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Story City Story City Herald 06/11/2014 – Current Recent Obituaries
Waterloo Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier 01/04/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries

*Date Ranges may have selected coverage unavailable.

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