This Newspaper INDEX contains information abstracted by JCGS Volunteers from local Jefferson County newspapers published 1860 to 2012. All years are not available for all record groups; there are holes, and some of them are significant. Volunteers are diligently working to make this index as complete as possible.
This Newspaper Index has more than 20,000 records. Immeasurable thanks to Harlean Hamilton and Eileen Martin for the thousands of hours they have already spent — and will continue to spend — on this index.
The articles referenced may contain a brief announcement, a legal notice regarding divorce, naturalization or probate, a full description of a wedding or anniversary, and the like.
The subjects include:
- Birth Announcements, more than 10,000 listings, including some adoptions: 1860-1959, 1980-2012. There are a spattering of listings for the 1960s and the 1970s. Indexed by child’s LAST NAME: A-B | C-E | F-H | I-L | M-P | Q-S | T-Z
- Announcements of Engagements, Marriages & Anniversaries: 1877-1961, with gaps in the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1994-2012.
- Notices of Divorces and Summons: 1900-1955, 1971-1972. There are a few listings 1869-1900.
- Announcements of Naturalizations: 1889-1955, 1962-1963; there is one listing from 1872.
- Notices regarding Estates & Probates (with some adoptions and guardianships): 1862-1877, 1891-1957.
Again, please know that Volunteers are diligently working to make this index as complete as possible.
Search The Morning Leader online. Currently, issues from 1903-1921 are included in the digital collection.
See Jefferson County Records for information on Newspapers in Jefferson County.
To search for an individual surname on the page, click Control F (for PC) or Command F (for Mac) and insert the name into the search box and click enter.