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Ancestry Library Edition is only available at the library. 


Local History Resources

Local History Resources Available at the Library (in person) (PDF)

Microfilm Resources Available at the Library (in person) (PDF)

Newsbank IconUse Newsbank to access articles in the Fort Madison Daily Democrat from 2000 through today. Donated by the North Lee County Genealogy Society.


NewspaperArchive provides access to historical newspapers from across the state of Iowa  Dates will vary depending on the publication.  The Fort Madison Daily Democrat is available from about the mid-90's and earlier. Anyone can access this at the library.  Residents of Fort Madison and rural Lee County with Fort Madison Public Library cards will be able to access this resource from home.  

 Access Newspaper Archive from home with your library card or use this link to access it if you are at the library. The first time you use remote access, after entering your library card number, you will need to register with your name and email address and create your own password. You will use your email address and passsword to sign in after the first time.