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Discover the past--Search the Digital Archives of Hamilton County online!

The Digital Archives of the Hamilton County is an ongoing project of the Kendall Young Library. Currently, the following newspapers are available online:

Daily Freeman Journal  1857-2014
Webster City Tribune 1886-1916
Jewell Record  1886-1922
Williams Wasp  1898-1910
This newspaper archive has been made possible thanks to the following donors:

• Enhance Hamilton County Foundation
• Friends of the Kendall Young Library
• City of Webster City Hotel/Motel Tax Board

• Susan Ptacek Memorial Fund
• Individual Donors

The Library is accepting donations of all sizes to help digitize the complete run of the Daily Freeman Journal (1857-present) as well as other papers that have been published in Hamilton County, Iowa. If you would like to contribute, please contact the library.

We hope you find this archive educational and interesting. We would love to hear the story of how this archive has been useful to you. Please email or call us. You are also welcome to visit the Kendall Young Library Genealogy Department any time for a wealth of local history information.