Jackson County IAGenWeb



Volunteers Needed!

If you have any books, cds, or other sources of information related to Jackson County, and are willing to do lookups, please contact the Webpage Coordinator. Thanks!

"I have had three look-ups so far, all in the last three days, all having hits for the people. No problems. Glad to help. Sure would be nice, though, if others would join in with offers. Is there some way to get the word out to them that it is not much effort, and that they can limit their work, like I did, by only looking up indexed info for books they own (that is, they do not need to run down to a library each time they get a request)." Patrick Coleman


Don't forget that there is also a Facebook Group called Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness, people living in an area who are willing to do a little research once a month. Check out their Facebook Group  to see who the latest volunteers are for Jackson County, or to volunteer yourself for the area in which you live.

Please follow these guide lines when requesting a lookup!

    Limit your request to ONE name per request.

    JACKSON COUNTY LOOKUP must be the subject line of your e-mail request.

    NAME THE SOURCE you are requesting the lookup in.

And don't forget to thank your volunteer for their time!


Census Lookups


Township Years Volunteer
Butler 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920 Ron Baumhover
Jackson Co. 1880 Pam Brown


Township Years Volunteer
Butler 1895 Ron Baumhover

Other Resources

1878 Owen Publ. Jackson County Directory Patrick Coleman
1879 History of Jackson County Chuck Seyfert
1913 Jackson County Plat Book Rick Albright
1930 Maquoketa City Directory Rick Albright
1989 Jackson Co. History Ray Scott
"Bellevue's Historical Places and Sites" by the JCHS Carol Tolley
Esgate Cemetery Dennis Siegel
"History of Jackson County Iowa" authored by Hon. James W. Ellis, Volume I. Rick Albright
"History of Jackson County Iowa" authored by Hon. James W. Ellis. It is Volume II and was published in 1910 - Has information about the founding families of Jackson County and lists marriages in the back starting in 1850 through 1880. Diana Deatherage
Jackson County Courthouse and Maquoketa City Library - I would be willing to do volunteer research in either the Court House or library. (One request at a time, please.) Ken Wright
Miles Cemetary Valda Johnson
Marriage Records Index of Jackson County from 1865-1879 Odette Brandt
Russell A. Fuller History and Genealogy Norton
Stone Cities-A Tour of some of the Cemeteries of Jackson Co., Iowa Kerry Scott
Portrait and Biographical Album of Jackson County, Iowa, 1889.
It has quite in depth stories of the people living there and in most Townships, along with pictures. It mentions many of the subjects parents and from where they came to Iowa.
Kay Bowling Alchu
Portrait and Biographical Album of Jackson County, Iowa, 1889.
Biographies of many people living in the Townships of Jackson County, along with some photos and artistic drawings of property. All biographies have been posted to Jackson County Biographies Page.
Donna Moldt Walker


return to Resource aide home

Return to Jackson County Home Page