Polk County, Iowa Genealogy

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Online Records


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