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Greene County Iowa
Reference Library

Located at the Jefferson Public Library
200 West Lincolnway
Jefferson, IA 50129

Wednesdays 1 pm - 5 pm
Saturdays 9 am - 1 pm
Other times by appointment only

The Reference Library has a photocopier, computer, one microfilm reader and two microfiche readers available for public use.
NEW!!! for computer users - 1880 Federal Census on CD's (for entire U.S.)


    1856 Greene County Census (printed and indexed)
    1860 Annotated Greene County Census (printed and indexed)
    Index to 1870 Greene County Census

Birth Records
    Greene County Births 1880-1891
    Greene County Births 1891-1897
    Greene County Births 1897-1908
    Index to Delayed Records of Births

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

Death Record
    Greene County Deaths 1880 - Sept 1897
    Greene County Deaths Oct 1897-1904

Probate Records

Cemetery Records (for complete county)
    Bristol & Jackson Twp., a/k/a Wright (includes Fair Oak and Gibson)
    Cedar Twp. Cemetery, a/k/a St. Patrick's
    Dawson Twp. Cemetery
    Franklin Twp. (includes St Mary's, Old Franklin & German)
    Grant Twp. (includes St. Joseph's & Pleasant Hill, but NOT Jefferson)
    Greenbrier Twp. Cemetery
    Highland Twp. Cemetery (Churdan)
    Jefferson Municipal Cemetery
    Junction Twp. (includes Mt. Calvary)
    Kendrick Twp., a/k/a Dillavou
    Paton Twp. Cemetery
    Scranton Twp. Cemetery
    Washington Twp. (includes Old Rippey & Angus)
    Willow Twp. Cemetery
    Master Index (surname) to Greene County Cemeteries

Indices to Obituaries
    Index to Jefferson Newspapers circa 1867-1895 (obits & deaths only)
    Index to Jefferson Newspapers 1896 - 1905 (obits & deaths only)
    Index to Jefferson Newspapers 1906 - 1915 (obits & deaths only)
    Index to Jefferson Newspapers 1916 - 1925 (obits & deaths only)
    Index to Jefferson Newspapers 1926 - 1935 (obits & deaths only)
    Index to Jefferson Newspapers 1936 - 1940 (obits & deaths only)
    Index to Jefferson Newspapers 1941 - 1945 (obits & deaths only)
    Index to Churdan Reporter 1891, 1900 - 1952 (obits & deaths only)
    Index to Misc. Churdan area Newspapers, 1957 - 1994 (obits & deaths only)
    Obits from Jefferson newspapers 1970 to present - plus master index (scrapbook form)

Family Histories - click here for a complete surname list!

Miscellaneous Records
  • Naturalization Records
  • Some church records on microfilm
  • Greene County GAR (Grand Army of the Republic-Civil War) records on microfilm
  • International Genealogical Index (IGI) on microfiche (listing of births and marriages compiled by the LDS Church; we have all of the United States, Germany and some records for other countries)

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