Genealogy Collection

Genealogy Collection


Use the Genealogy Collection

The library has an extensive collection of genealogical materials including local family histories, index to vital records (birth, marriage, death), Greene County state and federal census records, cemetery records and other items of interest.

We are happy to help!  Please call the Library to request assistance with your family history research in Greene County, Iowa.  (515)386-2835


In the adult section of the library you will find many resources to help you begin your search for family history or fill in the missing pieces! Resources include:


The digital archives of The Jefferson Bee & Herald newspapers from 1866 to 2018 are available to search anytime and anywhere, from any Internet computer at home, work or school. 

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Link to the digital archives of the Jefferson newspapers: 

We will be adding other genealogy and local history resources to our digital archives soon!


Microfilm of the following are available to look at in the Library:

Jefferson newspapers on microfilm from 1871 to present
Grand Junction newspapers on microfilm from 1870 to 1978

Scranton newspapers on microfilm from ______ to _______


Greene County census records on microfilm from 1850 to 1930

Indexes of cemetery, birth, death, and marriage records for Greene County


There are ___ cemeteries in Greene County. Graves in all cemeteries have been recorded and indexed in books available in the library.

"The library enjoys a unique partnership with the Greene County Genealogical Society. Their collection is housed in the basement of the library."


Volunteers assist patrons during the open hours of the genealogy library, which are: Wednesday afternoons and Saturday mornings year-round. Their collection is extensive and is not limited to Greene County, and their members are knowledgeable and helpful in assisting you with your research.


Link to Greene County Genealogical Society Website: