Jefferson County, Iowa
Fairfield Public Library
Genealogy Research Materials
104 West Adams, Fairfield, Iowa 52556, 641-472-6551

The Jefferson County Genealogy Society has helped preserve courthouse and cemetery records by transcribing and compiling the records into hardbound books available at several libraries in Iowa, including the following holdings at the Fairfield Public Library. See the Lookups page for volunteers that will look up information for you.

For genealogical help in Jefferson County you may contact:


Richard Thompson
805 W. Briggs
Fairfield IA 52556
email: IowaGenealogy.JeffersonCounty@gmail.com (new e-mail, preferred contact address)
or: ThompsonRB.Iowa@gmail.com (alternate address)
Results available as PDF or JPG files (advise which you prefer).
If requesting info by mail, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope.

Bible Records - copied in 1984 from Bibles shared by county residents. Also a microfilm index with more records.

Cemetery Burial Records 1839-1990, listed alphabetically and covering 78 cemeteries. More than 31,100 burials, including   4,836 that have no gravestones.

Cemetery Inscriptions - 11 volumes covering 76 cemeteries by the late Orville and Mary Prill.

Evergreen Cemetery burials 1870-2004, compiled by Verda Baird.

Courthouse Records -
  Marriages 1839-1959
  Births 1880-1929
  Deaths 1880-1939
  Guardianships 1839-1889
  Naturalizations 1846-1904
  Probate Index 1839-1961
  Coronerís Docket 1894-1934
  Wills Index 1839-1928
  Complete typed Wills 1839-1876
  Early Land Owners Beginning 1839

Census Records -
  Census Index for the State of Iowa: 1850, 1860, 1870
  All Iowa Counties: 1850
  Census Index for Jefferson County: 1840, 1850, 1856, 1925
  Census Microfilm for Jefferson County: 1840, 1850, 1856, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1885, 1895, 1900, 1925, 1930
   Note: There is no 1890 census existing for Iowa; it was destroyed in a 1921 fire.

Declarations of Intent to Become a Citizen: 1907-1928

Family Genealogies: 254 Booklets, Folders, and Spiral-bound books

Family Group Sheets: 10000+

Family Sheets in eight volumes of "Our Jefferson County, Ia, Ancestors": 1900

County Histories
  1876 Centennial History (indexed)
  1879 History of Jefferson County
  1890 Portrait and Biographical Album
  1912 History of Jefferson County (2 volumes)
  1968 A Fair Field (indexed) - a history of the county by Susan Fulton Welty
  1976 Memories & Glimpses of Pleasant Plain, Iowa
  1982 Villages & towns of Yesteryear
  Abingdon, Iowa (indexed)
  Batavia, Iowa
  Glasgow, Iowa
  Merrimac, Iowa (indexed)
  Packwood, Iowa and Its People 1883-1983

Miscellaneous information
  Jefferson County Civil War Soldiers (Volumes 12 & 13)
  Hardbound and Microfilm Obituaries 1882-1982
  Obituaries 1973 to Present
  Legal Notices 1847-1868
  Death Notices 1847-1872
  Funeral Home Records 1890-1909
  Mortality Schedules 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880
  Township Maps with locations of Cemeteries

Newspapers
  Fairfield 1847 - Present
  Lockridge 1909-1967
  Batavia 1916-1933


I am the County Coordinator and the Webmaster, the one who is responsible for the IAGenWeb project for Jefferson County, Iowa. Please contact me if you would like to contribute to this database or if you note any problems with these pages.

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This page was last updated on 18 September 2014.