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''[[United States|United States ]] > [[Iowa|Iowa]] > Dallas County''  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Iowa]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Dallas County'''  
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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Guide to '''Dallas County Iowa genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
Dallas County Iowa Courthouse<br>801 Court Street Rm 203<br>P. O. Box 38<br>Adel, IA 50003<br>
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{{IADC}}
  
(515) 993-5804<br>
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Dallas County
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| county_map = Iowa Dallas Map.png
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| state = Iowa
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| founded year = 1846
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| founded date = January
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| seat = Adel
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| building address = Dallas County Iowa Courthouse<br>801 Court Street Rm 203<br>P. O. Box 38<br>Adel, IA 50003<br>(515) 993-5804<br> }}
  
[http://www.co.dallas.ia.us/recorder/recorder.asp Dallas County]
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== [http://www.co.dallas.ia.us/recorder/recorder.asp County Courthouse]  ==
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Dallas County Iowa Courthouse<br>801 Court Street Rm 203<br>P. O. Box 38<br>Adel, IA 50003<br>(515) 993-5804<br>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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Dallas County was named for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_M._Dallas George Mifflin Dallas], 11th Vice President of the United States of America, under President James K. Polk . The ''[http://iagenweb.org/dallas/histories/Past-Present1907.htm Early History of Dallas County]'' article gives helpful informaton on the County's beginnings. Other statistical information can be found at [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dallas_County,_Iowa Wikipedia].
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1846--'''Dallas County was created from Polk County. County records are housed in Adel.  
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'''13 January 1846: '''Dallas County was created from unorganized territory. It was attached to [[Polk County, Iowa|Polk]] and [[Mahaska County, Iowa|Mahaska]] Counties prior to organization 1 March 1847. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092 ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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'''15 January 1851:''' [[Greene County, Iowa|Greene]] County was set off.
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==== Record Loss  ====
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== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
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===== Cities:  =====
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{| width="80%" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders"
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*[[Adel, Iowa|Adel]]
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*[[Bouton, Iowa|Bouton]]
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*[[Clive, Iowa|Clive]]
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*[[Dallas Center, Iowa|Dallas Center]]
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*[[Dawson, Iowa|Dawson]]
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*[[De Soto, Iowa|De Soto]]
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*[[Dexter, Iowa|Dexter]]
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*[[Granger, Iowa|Granger]]
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*[[Grimes, Iowa|Grimes]]
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*[[Linden, Iowa|Linden]]
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*[[Minburn, Iowa|Minburn]]
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*[[Perry, Iowa|Perry]]
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*[[Redfield, Iowa|Redfield]]
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*[[Urbandale, Iowa|Urbandale]]
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*[[Van Meter, Iowa|Van Meter]]
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*[[Waukee, Iowa|Waukee]]
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*[[West Des Moines, Iowa|West Des Moines]]
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*[[Woodward, Iowa|Woodward]]
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|}
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===== Townships  =====
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*[[Adams Township, Dallas County, Iowa|Adams]]
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*[[Adel Township, Dallas County, Iowa|Adel]]
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*[[Beaver Township, Dallas County, Iowa|Beaver]]
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*[[Boone Township, Dallas County, Iowa|Boone]]
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*[[Colfax Township, Dallas County, Iowa|Colfax]]
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*[[Dallas Township, Dallas County, Iowa|Dallas]]
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*[[Des Moines Township, Dallas County, Iowa|Des Moines]]
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*[[Grant Township, Dallas County, Iowa|Grant]]
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*[[Lincoln Township, Dallas County, Iowa|Lincoln]]
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*[[Linn Township, Dallas County, Iowa|Linn]]
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*[[Spring Valley Township, Dallas County, Iowa|Spring Valley]]
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*[[Sugar Grove Township, Dallas County, Iowa|Sugar Grove]]
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*[[Union Township, Dallas County, Iowa|Union]]
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*[[Van Meter Township, Dallas County, Iowa|Van Meter]]
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*[[Walnut Township, Dallas County, Iowa|Walnut]]
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*[[Washington Township, Dallas County, Iowa|Washington]]
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===== Unincorporated community  =====
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[[Booneville, Iowa|Booneville]]
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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[[Adair County, Iowa|Adair]] | [[Boone County, Iowa|Boone]] | [[Greene County, Iowa|Greene]] | [[Guthrie County, Iowa|Guthrie]] | [[Madison County, Iowa|Madison]] | [[Polk County, Iowa|Polk]] | [[Warren County, Iowa|Warren]]  
 
[[Adair County, Iowa|Adair]] | [[Boone County, Iowa|Boone]] | [[Greene County, Iowa|Greene]] | [[Guthrie County, Iowa|Guthrie]] | [[Madison County, Iowa|Madison]] | [[Polk County, Iowa|Polk]] | [[Warren County, Iowa|Warren]]  
  
==== Record Loss ====
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== Resources ==
  
== Resources ==
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==== Biography ====
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
==== Church  ====
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=33604 Dexter Cemetery, Dexter] BillionGraves
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=158450 Iowa Veterans Cemetery, Van Meter] BillionGraves
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==== Census  ====
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=== Census  ===
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Iowa recorded not only the federal census but state census through out the years too. The state census contains very valuable genealogical information. Where the census information can be found, what years it was taken, mortality schedules, census substitutions and much more is discussed in the very informative [[Iowa Census]] article.
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=== Church History and Records ===
  
==== Court  ====
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{{IA Church Intro}}
  
==== Land  ====
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;Methodist
  
==== Local Histories&nbsp;  ====
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*Methodist Episcopal
  
==== Maps  ====
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;Presbyterian
  
[http://www.davidrumsey.com/directory/where/Adel++Iowa+/ David Rumsey Map Collection]&nbsp;is a large online collection of rare, old, antique historical atlases, globes, maps, charts plus other cartographic treasures.
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*Cumberland Presbyterian
  
==== Military  ====
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;United Brethren in Christ
  
==== Newspapers ====
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=== Court Records ===
  
==== Probate  ====
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#Court Records
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#Divorce Records
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#Guardianship
  
==== Taxation ====
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=== Funeral Homes ===
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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=== Genealogy  ===
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Also see: Biography, History
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=== Land and Deed Records  ===
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{{IA Land Intro}}
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=== Local Histories  ===
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{{IA History}}
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=== Maps  ===
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[http://www.davidrumsey.com/directory/where/Adel++Iowa+/ David Rumsey Map Collection]&nbsp;is a large online collection of rare, old, antique historical atlases, globes, maps, charts plus other cartographic treasures. This Collection features the cities of [http://www.davidrumsey.com/directory/where/Altoona++Iowa+/ Altoona]&nbsp;and [http://www.davidrumsey.com/directory/where/Adel++Iowa+/ Adel].
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=== Military History and Records  ===
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship  ===
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=== Newspapers  ===
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{{wikipedia|List of online newspaper archives|List of online newspaper archives}}
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*[http://altoonapl.newspaperarchive.com/ Altoona Public Library Archives, Polk County] (1876-2000)
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*[http://johnstonhs.newspaperarchive.com Johnston Historical Society Archive, Polk County] (1970-2007)
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*NewspaperArchive.com ($) has historical newspapers online including [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=39&ci=7363 Des Moines newspapers]. This database is free at some libraries.
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=== Obituaries  ===
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=== Probate Records  ===
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{{IA Probate Intro|Dallas}}
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=== Public Records  ===
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=== Schools  ===
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=== Taxation ===
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{{IA Tax Intro}}
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=== Vital Records  ===
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{{IA Vital Intro}}
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
== Townships and Cities ==
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==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=201999&subject_disp=Iowa%2C+Dallas&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*{{FHL|Iowa%2C+Dallas|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IA/Dallas/ Dallas County, Iowa Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
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Guide to Dallas County Iowa genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Dallas County, Iowa
Map
Map of Iowa highlighting Dallas County
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the U.S. highlighting Iowa
Location of Iowa in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January, 1846
County Seat Adel
Courthouse
Address Dallas County Iowa Courthouse
801 Court Street Rm 203
P. O. Box 38
Adel, IA 50003
(515) 993-5804


County Courthouse

Dallas County Iowa Courthouse
801 Court Street Rm 203
P. O. Box 38
Adel, IA 50003
(515) 993-5804

History

Dallas County was named for George Mifflin Dallas, 11th Vice President of the United States of America, under President James K. Polk . The Early History of Dallas County article gives helpful informaton on the County's beginnings. Other statistical information can be found at Wikipedia.

Parent County

13 January 1846: Dallas County was created from unorganized territory. It was attached to Polk and Mahaska Counties prior to organization 1 March 1847. [1]

Boundary Changes

15 January 1851: Greene County was set off.

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Cities:
Townships
Unincorporated community

Booneville

Neighboring Counties

Adair | Boone | Greene | Guthrie | Madison | Polk | Warren

Resources

Biography

Cemeteries

Census

Census

Iowa recorded not only the federal census but state census through out the years too. The state census contains very valuable genealogical information. Where the census information can be found, what years it was taken, mortality schedules, census substitutions and much more is discussed in the very informative Iowa Census article.

Church History and Records

Most church records are held by individual churches. For contact information, check a phone directory, such as SearchBug or Dex Knows. Some denominations are gathering their records into a central repository. For more information about these major repositories, see Iowa Church Records.


Methodist
  • Methodist Episcopal
Presbyterian
  • Cumberland Presbyterian
United Brethren in Christ

Court Records

  1. Court Records
  2. Divorce Records
  3. Guardianship

Funeral Homes

Genealogy

Also see: Biography, History

Land and Deed Records

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Iowa Land and Property for additional information about early Iowa land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse, where records are currently housed.


Local Histories

Local histories are available for Dallas County, Iowa Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Iowa Local Histories.


Maps

David Rumsey Map Collection is a large online collection of rare, old, antique historical atlases, globes, maps, charts plus other cartographic treasures. This Collection features the cities of Altoona and Adel.

Military History and Records

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

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

Obituaries

Probate Records

In most counties in Iowa, probate records have been kept by the county judge. They include wills, fee books, claim registers, legacy records, inheritance records, probate ticklers, and dockets. The records are available at the county courthouse.

The FamilySearch Catalog lists films of probate records. To find the records for this county, use the Place Search for Iowa - Dallas - Probate records.


Public Records

Schools

Taxation

Iowa tax records complement land records and can be used to supplement the years between censuses. Tax lists were usually made every year, however, there may be gaps of several years. For more information, see the wiki page Iowa Taxation.


Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Iowa Department of Public Health or the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred. See also How to order Iowa Vital Records or order electronically online.


Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].