Jefferson Public Library
Jefferson, Iowa


200 West Lincolnway
Jefferson, IA 50129
515-386-2835

                     
					Hours:
	

                        	September - May    June - August

	Monday & Wednesday        1 pm - 8 pm       1 pm - 8 pm

	Tuesday & Thursday       11 am - 8 pm      11 am - 5:30 pm

	Friday                    1 pm - 5:30 pm    1 pm - 5:30 pm

	Saturday                  9 am - 1 pm       9 am - 1 pm

	Sunday                      CLOSED            CLOSED



Genealogy Collection

All of the following can be found in the genealogy section of the library's reference collection. They may be used in the library, but not checked out or borrowed on inter-library loan. Two microfilm reader/printers and a photocopy machine are available for the public to use. Please contact the Greene County Genealogical Society for assistance.

Birth Records:
  • Greene County, Iowa Birth Records 1880-1897

Cemetery Records:

  • Master Index of Cemeteries in Greene County (by surname)
  • Cemetery Books for each cemetery in Greene County (see list under Genealogy Reference Library)
  • Cemetery Index: Adair County, Iowa 1799-1976
  • Tombstone Records of Greene County, Iowa, Graves Registration Project WPA

Census Microfilm:

  • 1856, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1885, 1895, 1900, 1910, 1915, 1920, 1925 & 1930 NEW!!! for Greene County

County & Town History or Centennial Books:

  • Biographical & Historical Record of Greene and Carroll Counties, Iowa
  • Calhoun County History 1854-1982
  • Churdan Centennial History Book 1882-1982 (Greene County)
  • Farnhamville Then and Now 1881-1981 (Calhoun County)
  • Glidden Centennial Edition 1867-1967 (Carroll County)
  • Hardin County, Iowa 1981
  • History of Rippey, Greene County, Iowa: Old Rippey and New Rippey 1849-1956
  • History of Churdan and the Cedar-Highland Area 1852-1965
  • Images of the Past - Greene County Pictorial History - published 1996
  • Jamaica, Iowa: 100 Yesterdays 1882-1982 (Guthrie County)
  • Kendrick Township History by Merrill Jordan
  • Lake View Centennial 1880-1980 (Sac County)
  • Lohrville Centennial Days 1881-1981 (Calhoun County)
  • Memories of Casey, Iowa 1869-1969 (Guthrie County)
  • Past and Present of Greene County, Iowa by E.B. Stillman
  • Past and Present of Guthrie County, Iowa
  • Paton 100 Years: 1875-1975 (Greene County)
  • Portrait & Biographical Record of Jasper, Marshall, and Grundy Counties, Iowa
  • St. Patrick's Church 1872-1997 (Cedar Twp, Churdan)
  • Scranton Centennial booklet - 100 Years of Progress 1869 -1969
  • Yale's 100 Yesteryears 1882-1982 (Guthrie County)

Death Records:

  • 1850 & 1860 Mortality Schedules - Iowa (microfilm)
  • Greene County, Iowa Death Records 1880-1904
  • Guthrie County, Iowa Death Records Apr 1880 to Dec 1915

Family Histories:

  • ANDERSON, BUSWELL, BUTTRICK, CURTISS, DRAKE, GROW, JONGEWAARD, JOY, NAIR, NOLTE, PAUP, ROOT, SHUEY, SIGLIN, SMITH, TAYLOR, TERRILL, THOMAS, TISDALE, UMBAUGH

Marriage Records:

  • Greene County, Iowa Marriage Records 1854-1879
  • Greene County, Iowa Marriage Records 1880-1884
  • Greene County, Iowa Marriage Records 1885-1889
  • Greene County, Iowa Marriage Records 1890-1894
  • Greene County, Iowa Marriage Records 1895-1900
  • Greene County, Iowa Marriage Records 1900-1903

Maps & Atlases:

  • Andreas Illustrated Historical Atlas of Iowa, 1875
  • Pictorial Atlas, Greene County, Iowa, 1895
  • Plat Books & Maps of Greene County: 1896, 1974, 1982, 1986
  • State of Iowa Atlas, 1904
  • Atlases of Greene County: 1917, 1918, 1921-22, 1928, 1935, 1936, 1947, 1950, 1959, 1963

Miscellaneous:

  • Jefferson high school yearbooks (1915 to present; missing some years)
  • Jefferson telephone directories (1946 to present)
  • Who's Who in Iowa, 1940
  • Who's Who in the Midwest, 1952
  • Roster & Record of Iowa Soldiers in War of the Rebellion (Civil War records; 6 vols.)

Newspaper Records:

  • Jefferson Era, Souvenir, The Bee, and Jefferson Herald: March 1871 to present; mostly complete - a few early issues missing (microfilm)
  • Grand Junction Globe-Free Press (micorfilm - some years missing)
  • Grand Junction Globe Centennial Issue

Indices to Obituaries:

  • Index to Jefferson Newspapers circa 1867 to 1895
  • Index to Jefferson Newspapers Jan 1896 to Dec 1905
  • Index to Jefferson Newspapers 1906-1915
  • Index to Jefferson Newspapers 1916-1925
  • Index to Jefferson Newspapers 1926-1935
  • Index to Jefferson Newspapers 1936-1940
  • Index to Jefferson Newspapers 1941-1945
  • Index to Churdan Reporter 1891, 1900 to 1952
  • Index to Miscellaneous Churdan area newspapers 1957-1994

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