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The Anamosa Public Library building at Ford and First Streets was constructed in 1903 from Stone City stone. Funds for the 4100 square foot building were donated by Walter S. Benton and by the fund-raising of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The land was donated by Edmund Booth. The building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places May 23, 1983. The library has moved to a new facility and the old building is now occupied by the Anamosa Police Department.
If you need to consult a reference that you don't have access to, check below. There may be a volunteer willing to look it up for you. To request a lookup, please follow these simple guidelines:
  • Put JONES COUNTY LOOKUP in the subject line and the NAME OF THE SOURCE or SURNAME on the first line of your message. Many volunteers have offered to do lookups from more than one source and in more than one county. This will insure that your request is not overlooked.
  • Follow with the specific information you are looking for—one simple request per e-mail—and please do not ask for "everybody with X surname," or for hard copies to be mailed. Also, please comply with any additional restrictions listed by the volunteer
  • After receiving a response to your lookup request, remember to send a thank you to the volunteer who helped you out!

Volunteers Needed
The Jones County, Iowa, Lookups Page needs volunteers who are willing to do lookups in their own resources or at their local libraries. If you own or have access to any Jones County information (such as census, cemetery, marriage, newspaper abstracts, etc.) and would be willing to do lookups for other researchers, then please contact me. Let me know what books you have, and I will put you on the lookup page. It's a great to way to make genealogical contacts!!

The following lookups are available:

252,000 NAMES
I have a personal Family Historian file with more than 252,000 individuals, primarily those families in or related to Jones County residents. The database includes personal information such as birth date and location, residence, occupation, religion, emigration date, marriage date and location, death and burial dates and locations My information has been culled from many online resources and visits to virtually all of the Jones County cemeteries (36,000 burials of which 22,000 are in Jones County cemeteries) and libraries. I have possession of the 1977 and 1988 Jones County Pictorial Atlases, the 1879 History of Jones County, and the 1965 Cedar County Atlas. My extensive personal family database links 92% of the families listed in the 1988 Jones County Atlas.
--Tom Myles

THE HOSFORD GENEALOGY
A history of the descendants of WILLIAM HOSFORD, sometime resident of Beaminster, Dorcetshire, Dorchester, Massachusetts; Windsor, Connecticut; and Caverleigh, Devonshire. Compiled & edited in 1993 by Norman F Hosford & David H Hosford. This is a 662-page genealogical work that starts with William HOSFORD [HORSEFORD] b 1590-95 Beaminster, Dorsetshire, England & ends at the generations current in 1993. A great many of my HOSFORD ancestors lived & farmed in Monticello, in Jones county.
--Robert B. Fish, Modesto, CA

MARTELLE, IOWA, CENTENNIAL
I have A Centennial History of Martelle, Iowa, Centennial Observance (1872-1972).
--Joanne Wilken

MORLEY, IOWA, CENTENNIAL
I have the Morley, Iowa, Centennial (1873-1973) book. It has lots of old pictures as well as MUCH genealogy.
--Joanne Wilken

OXFORD JUNCTION AREA
I will be happy to do lookups on info in the Oxford Junction area.
--Rita Balichek

1900 FEDERAL CENSUS
Federal Census for Jones Co., Iowa, 1900. Gary Brundidge has volunteered to do lookups, but you MUST supply him with the city/township name and page number.
--Gary Brundidge

1925 STATE CENSUS
State Census for Jones Co., Iowa, 1925. This is the census that has the father's name and the mother's maiden name for each individual listed, as well as education, religion and home ownership information. This has now been indexed.
--Joanne Wilken

VARIOUS SURNAMES
I have limited information here at my home on the following surnames: Axline, Ball, Ballou, Baugh, Benadom, Byerly, Clymer, Hughes, Johns, Kramer, McMurrin, Miller, Purcell, Robinson, Ruhl, Sherman, Stivers, Tarbox, Taylor, Vernon, and Wells. Willing to share excerpts of information but not the whole of the documents.
--Charles R. Stivers

HISTORY OF JONES COUNTY
I have Volume 1 only of the two-book History of Jones County, Iowa, Past & Present by R. M. Corbit, 1910. It's the one with mostly historical info, especially on the townships. Unfortunately, I don't have Volume 2 with the biographies.
--Margie (Kenison) Kawamoto

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