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Jones County Genealogy Links
In addition to the usual city and county links, we have a real find with a selection of stories and many historic photos of the Iowa State Men's Reformatory from Steve Wendl's home page. Look for your ancestors among the guards and inmates. The links to city and county pages provide statistics, maps and even a page for local alumni to contact their old high school buddies.
Anamosa Journal-Eureka
The Official Newspaper of Anamosa, located in Jones County, Iowa since 1855.
Bowen's Prairie Historic Archaeological District
Between 1993-1995 archaeologists found some important historic sites associated with the 1830s-1870s settlement of northeastern Jones County while inspecting the area to be affected by the widening of U.S. Highway 151.
The Ghost Town of Edinburgh
The Jones County Historical Society welcomes you to the reconstructed village of Edinburgh, the first county seat.
Goettsch Funeral Homes
Current obituaries.
Iowa State Penitentiary Historic Photos & Stories
This website chronicles the history of this 130-year old maximum security Iowa prison, which is still in use today.
Jones County Tourism Association
Places to see, stay and eat.
Lahey Funeral and Cremation Services
Current obituaries.
Linkpendium
An excellent collection of genealogy links related to Jones County.
Monticello Chamber of Commerce Page
Includes info and links for points of interest, calendar of events and city government.
Monticello Official City Website
Includes city info and links for city government.
Navy History.com
All about the tug boat, Anamosa. (Although the link is ambivalent about the fate of the Anamosa, James Butcher writes "The tug was sold for scrap...Disposed of by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) on July 1, 1979. Her other numbers were YT-409 and YTM-409.")
Office of the State Archaeologist
What is a gorget and where would you find one in Jones county?
Oxford Junction Heritage Museum
The museum includes local history items, including an Oxford hayloader and wagon box made by Lasack Brothers & Co. The museum also offers obituaries and funeral cards of local residents.
Oxford Junction: Judy Nelson's "Small Towns" Page
Information about Oxford Junction, Iowa, USA and the villages near Suchdol nad Luznici, South Bohemia, Czech Republic where many of the Oxford Junction pioneers originated.
The Political Graveyard
Politicians who lived and died in Jones county.
Starlighters Theatre
Visit Anamosa's community theatre and take a tour.
U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts
Info on population, business, geography and links to more.
USGenWeb Archives
Some additional Jones county information.
World War II Casualties
Abreviations used: KIA=Killed in action; DNB=Died non-battle; DOW=Died of wounds; FOD=Finding of death.
 
Iowa Genealogy Links
Use these links to find out more about the Iowa GenWeb Project, check in with the Iowa Department of Public Health—Forms & procedures are there as well as an online form for asking questions.
Iowa Heritage Digital Collections
These pages contain histories, maps, photos, etc.
Iowa History Project
The Iowa History Project was born in November 2002 when Debbie Gerischer, Elaine Rathmann and Cathy Labath acquired several volumes of general Iowa history that weren't quite appropriate for a county page. They thought many folks who were researching their Iowa ancestors might want to know what Iowa was like when their ancestors lived here.
IAGenWeb Project
Orphan Train Riders to Iowa
Iowa Digital Map Library
Part of the USGenWeb Archives
The Iowa Genealogical Society
The State Historical Society of Iowa
Cyndi's List of Iowa Sites
 
Beyond Iowa
USGenWeb Project
The USGenWeb project is a loosely organized group of volunteers working to create a center for genealogical research for every county in the United States. USGenWeb is not a commercial enterprise and information found on their pages is freely available to the public. As you browse the pages, you will find some consistent elements. All counties will have an area for you to post queries and links to the state page and Archives. You will also see considerable variation; each page or database is the creation, property and responsibility of an individual volunteer.
World GenWeb Project
The World GenWeb Project operates similarly on a worldwide level.
Dick Eastman's Online Newsletter
I highly recommend subscribing to Dick Eastman's excellent Online Genealogy Newsletter. It is updated daily with software reviews, reports of genealogy events, lists of new pages, etc., and is read by more than 10,000 genealogists.
A History of New York's Ellis Island
From 1892 to 1954, people arriving in the New York area did so with dreams of having a better life and a more substantial opportunity for freedom from oppression. It is said that 40 percent of all people in America have at least one person in their family history that they can be traced back to Ellis Island. (This link suggested by Carrie from Mrs. Ward's summer school class in Delaware.)

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