Jefferson County, Iowa
A part of the IAGenWeb and USGenWeb Projects
Old Newspapers

We are aquiring many old newspaper articles that contain the names of past Jefferson County residents. Some of these are just individual articles for an isolated issue of one of our newspapers and some a number from a series of issues from a single year.

In one of our more ambitious projects we are in the process (and will be for some time) of going through a number of old newspapers that have been made available to our Jefferson County Genealogical Society. We read the articles, select each article with genealogical significance, index the names in those, cut the article out, paste them up into a scrapbook and transcribe them to go in a book to be available at our local library. After that we are making those articles and index available on this site. This is a major long-term project that is taking many many months to do.

We do not have the complete selection of articles for each year. However, as we add articles and newspapers we will put the ones we do have on this site. We hope you enjoy reading them and we hope you find the name of someone from your family. Perhaps an article will help you breech that brickwall with which you have been struggling.


Fairfield Ledger
Fairfield Journal
Fairfield Tribune
1868 Fairfield Ledger
1884 Fairfield Journal
1882 Tribune News Summary
1869 Fairfield Ledger
1898 Fairfield Journal
1871 Fairfield Ledger
1881 Fairfield Ledger

Also see Iowa Old Press and Newspaper Abstracts for more transcriptions of old newspapers.

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