Polk County, Iowa Genealogy

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Revision as of 22:18, 6 May 2013

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Guide to Polk County Iowa genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Polk County, Iowa
Map
Map of Iowa highlighting Polk County
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the U.S. highlighting Iowa
Location of Iowa in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 13, 1846
County Seat Des Moines
Courthouse

Contents

County Courthouse

History

Parent County

1846--Polk County was created 13 January 1846 from unorganized territory. County seat:  Des Moines

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Boone | Dallas | Jasper | Madison | Marion | Story | Warren

Resources

Cemeteries

  1. I have photos of all headstones in the Oralabor Cemetery in Ankeny, Polk County, Iowa as of 2008.  If you need one looked up please e-mail me at:E-Mail Me  Please provide a surname, christian name and DOD if you have it.

Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Des Moines

Court

Directories

Fold3.com ($) has Des Moines City Directories 1881-1913 (2 yrs. missing) and miscellaneous years going back to 1866 available online.

Land

Local Histories 

  • History of Polk County, Iowa: A History of the County, its Cities, Towns, etc.

Union Historical Company, 1880

http://books.google.com/books?id=dHkUAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA749&dq=butler+co+iowa&lr=&as_brr=1&client=firefox-a#PPR4,M1

Maps

Military

Naturalization and Citizenship

  • Iowa. District Court (Polk County). Naturalization Records, 1907–1927. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1977. FHL films 1015201–17 item 2.
  • Iowa. District Court. (Polk County). Index to Naturalization, 1852–1884. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1977. FHL film 1015217 item 1.

Newspapers

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: List of online newspaper archives

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records 

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References