Dallas County, Iowa Genealogy

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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.

  • 1850
  • 1854 State Original
  • 1856 State Original
  • 1860
  • 1870
  • 1880
  • 1885 State Original
  • 1890
  • 1895 State Original
  • 1900
  • 1905 State Original and Index
  • 1910
  • 1915 State Original duplicate
  • 1920
  • 1925 State Original
  • 1930

Church History and 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

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

Obituaries

Probate Records

Public Records

Schools

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

References

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