Enter Your Ancestor's Name Below

We'll search Iowa historical newspapers to help you learn more
Narrow by Date

Date Range or Date



Narrow by Keywords


Narrow by Location




advanced search

Find Your Family History in Iowa Newspaper Archives

Iowa has always played a prominent role in the industrialization of agriculture and emergence of centralized commodities in the United States. Discover if your ancestors came from the Hawkeye state with digital newspaper archives dating back to 1836. Iowa was admitted to the United States after the War of 1812 by means of the Louisiana Purchase. The state contributed many young men to fight in the American Civil War. Search to see your ancestors' involvement and contribution to the American Civil War. How did your family contribute to the rich history of Iowa? What was your ancestors' impact on local history and national history?

Curious about your family history? Search the Iowa Newspaper Archives for our most popular publications such as Iowa Transcript, Muscatine Journal, and Red Oak Express.

Iowa Newspaper Archives_Jesse James
Iowa Newspaper article_Barrow Gang

Iowa Genealogy in Newspaper Archives

Historical newspapers can provide valuable details that can fill in the missing gaps of family trees and family history. Genealogy records can answer questions like who were your ancestors, what were their lives like, what experiences did they live through? Find untold family stories or validate the ones you already know. Preserve your family stories and culture for those who come after you. Search the Iowa Genealogy newspaper archives to find birth announcements, marriage announcements, obituaries, and more!