A part of the IAGenWeb and USGenWeb Projects
Fairfield Public Library
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:
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 -
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
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)
Merrimac, Iowa (indexed)
Packwood, Iowa and Its People 1883-1983
Jefferson County Civil War Soldiers (Prill Books, 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
Fairfield 1847 - Present
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