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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Iowa]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Des Moines County'''
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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Des Moines County Courthouse<br>513 N. Main St.<br>PO Box 277<br>Burlington, Iowa 52601<br>
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| county = Des Moines County  
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| state = Iowa
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| founded year = 1834
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| seat = Burlington
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| building address = 513 N. Main St.<br>PO Box 277<br>Burlington, Iowa 52601<br>Phone: (319) 753-8221<br>[http://www.co.des-moines.ia.us/Recorder/RcrdrDefault.asp '''Des Moines County Website'''] }}
  
(319) 753-8221
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== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://www.co.des-moines.ia.us/Recorder/RcrdrDefault.asp Des Moines County]  
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[http://www.co.des-moines.ia.us/Recorder/RcrdrDefault.asp Des Moines County Courthouse]<br>513 N. Main St.<br>PO Box 277<br>Burlington, Iowa 52601<br>(319) 753-8221<br>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
==== Parent County  ====
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=== Parent County  ===
  
'''1834--'''Des Moines County was created 1 October 1834, when [http://iagenweb.org/desmoines/ Des Moines County]&nbsp;Congress passed an act attaching the Black Hawk Purchase to the Territory of Michigan in June of 1834 prior to that it was part of Wisconsin. The following September the Legislature of Michigan divided this land purchase into two counties, Dubuque and Des Moines. The dividing boundary was a line running west from the lower end of Rock Island. At this time County courts were established with Des Moines County Court placed in the city of Burlington. Des Moines was named after the Des Moines River.&nbsp; '''County seat:'''&nbsp; Burlington <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''1834--'''Des Moines County was created 1 October 1834, when [http://iagenweb.org/desmoines/ Des Moines County]&nbsp;Congress passed an act attaching the Black Hawk Purchase to the Territory of Michigan in June of 1834 prior to that it was part of Wisconsin. The following September the Legislature of Michigan divided this land purchase into two counties, Dubuque and Des Moines. The dividing boundary was a line running west from the lower end of Rock Island. At this time County courts were established with Des Moines County Court placed in the city of Burlington. Des Moines was named after the Des Moines River.&nbsp; '''County seat:'''&nbsp; Burlington <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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=== Boundary Changes  ===
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
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For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:  
 
For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:  
  
*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Burned_Counties_Research https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Burned_Counties_Research] <br>
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*[[Burned Counties Research|Burned Counties Research in FamilySearch Wiki]]  
*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424]
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*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 Michael John Neill, ''Burned Counties'' in Family History Circle]
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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'''Unincorporated Towns: '''[[Augusta, Iowa|Augusta]] | [[Latty, Iowa|Latty]] | [[Sperry, Iowa|Sperry]]  
 
'''Unincorporated Towns: '''[[Augusta, Iowa|Augusta]] | [[Latty, Iowa|Latty]] | [[Sperry, Iowa|Sperry]]  
  
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:*[[Benton Township, Iowa|Benton Township]]  
 
:*[[Benton Township, Iowa|Benton Township]]  
 
:*[[Concordia Township, Iowa|Concordia Township]]  
 
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:*[[Northfield, Iowa|Northfield]]  
 
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:*[[Pleasant Grove Township, Iowa|Pleasant Grove Township]]  
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
[[Henry County, Iowa|Henry County]]&nbsp;(west)| [[Lee County, Iowa|Lee County]]&nbsp;&nbsp;(south) | [[Louisa County, Iowa|Louisa County]]&nbsp;(north) | [[Henderson County, Illinois|Henderson County, Illinois]]&nbsp;(east) | [[Mercer County, Illinois|Mercer County, Illinois]]&nbsp;(northeast)
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[[Henry County, Iowa|Henry County]]&nbsp;(west)| [[Lee County, Iowa|Lee County]]&nbsp;&nbsp;(south) | [[Louisa County, Iowa|Louisa County]]&nbsp;(north) | [[Henderson County, Illinois|Henderson County, Illinois]]&nbsp;(east) | [[Mercer County, Illinois|Mercer County, Illinois]]&nbsp;(northeast)  
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== Cemeteries  ===
  
There are many cemeteries in townships, cities, and farms located throughout [[Des Moines County Cemeteries|Des Moines County]]&nbsp;that have been transcribed. Additional information on their locations is at [http://web-iowa.com/CemeteryMaps/DESMOINES.HTM Des Moines County Cemeteries Map.]&nbsp;More information can be found on microfilm at the [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=topicdetails&subject=530636&subject_disp=Iowa%2C+Des+Moines+%2D+Cemeteries&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library]&nbsp;based in Salt Lake City, Utah and can be requested and viewed at [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp Family History Centers] throughout the world.  
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There are many cemeteries in townships, cities, and farms located throughout [[Des Moines County Cemeteries|Des Moines County]]&nbsp;that have been transcribed. Additional information on their locations is at [http://web-iowa.com/CemeteryMaps/DESMOINES.HTM Des Moines County Cemeteries Map.]&nbsp;More information can be found on microfilm at the {{FHL|530636|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}&nbsp;based in Salt Lake City, Utah and can be requested and viewed at[:Category:Family_History_Centers|Family History Centers]] throughout the world.  
  
==== Census  ====
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Transcriptions for some of these cemeteries can be found at:
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=14&CScnty=575 FindAGrave.com]
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/ia/desmoines.htm Interment.net cemetery records].
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*[http://iowagravestones.org/search.php?search=custom&new_cid=29&cfield=last&ctype=1&ctxt= Iowa Gravestone Photo Project]
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*[http://www.savinggraves-us.org/ia/index.htm Saving Graves]
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/iowa/desmoines.html Tombstone Transcription Project]
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*[[Des Moines County Cemeteries|Des Moines County Cemeteries]]
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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.
  
 
*[http://www.censusfinder.com/iowa-census-records5.htm Census Finder]  
 
*[http://www.censusfinder.com/iowa-census-records5.htm Census Finder]  
 
*[http://iagenweb.org/desmoines/Census/index.htm Census index for Des Moines County], transcribed for the years of 1836, 1836 Territorial Census, 1838, 1840, 1850, 1852, 1860.<span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: rgb(0,43,184); text-decoration: underline"> </span><br>
 
*[http://iagenweb.org/desmoines/Census/index.htm Census index for Des Moines County], transcribed for the years of 1836, 1836 Territorial Census, 1838, 1840, 1850, 1852, 1860.<span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: rgb(0,43,184); text-decoration: underline"> </span><br>
  
==== Church  ====
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=== Church  ===
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*''Church records, 1855-1917''. <ref>St. Paul's Methodist Episcopal Church (Burlington, Iowa) (Main ,Author), German Methodist Church (Burlington, Iowa) ''Church records, 1855-1917'' [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/printing/titledetailsprint.asp?titleno=465851FHL US/CAN Film 956373] </ref>Text in German.This church was also known as the German Methodist Church.Contains records for the churches of Flint Creek, Temmytown/Tamytown, Bluffs, Pleasant Grove, Union, Bethel, Sperry, Kline.Includes marriages; baptisms; membership lists; burials, 1856, 1865-1916; meeting minutes; finances; conference reports.
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*''Record book, 1866-1903'' <ref>McClintock, John C. ''Record book, 1866-1903''. {{FHL|33228|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Film 956371 Item 4}} </ref>Contains baptisms, burials, marriages, membership lists, and sermons.Dr. McClintock was pastor to churches at Mt. Pleasant, 1866-1870; Burlington, 1871-1896; and Sioux City, 1896-1903.
  
==== Court  ====
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=== Court  ===
  
 
The&nbsp;[http://www.co.des-moines.ia.us/Recorder/RcrdrDefault.asp Des Moines Courthouse] is located in the town of Burlington.  
 
The&nbsp;[http://www.co.des-moines.ia.us/Recorder/RcrdrDefault.asp Des Moines Courthouse] is located in the town of Burlington.  
  
==== Land  ====
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=== Land  ===
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*[http://www.iowahistory.org/archives/research_collections/state_gov_records/land_office_records/land_office_records.html Iowa Archives Land Office Records]
  
==== Local&nbsp;Histories&nbsp; ====
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=== Local Histories  ===
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~iabiog/desmoines/dm1879/dm1879.htm History of Des Moines County, Iowa ]...Chicago: Western Hist. Co., 1879. - index, 105 bios online  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~iabiog/desmoines/dm1879/dm1879.htm History of Des Moines County, Iowa ]<ref>Chicago: Western Hist. Co., 1879. </ref>index, 105 bios online.
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~iabiog/desmoines/pba1888/pba1888.htm Portrait and Biographical Album of Des Moines County, Iowa ]... Chicago: Acme Publishing, 1888. - index, 519 bios online  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~iabiog/desmoines/pba1888/pba1888.htm Portrait and Biographical Album of Des Moines County, Iowa ]<ref>Chicago: Acme Publishing, 1888. </ref>index, 519 bios online.
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~iabiog/desmoines/br1905/br1905.htm Biographical Review of Des Moines County, Iowa]... Hobart Pub. Co., 1905. - index, 8 bios online  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~iabiog/desmoines/br1905/br1905.htm Biographical Review of Des Moines County, Iowa] <ref>Hobart Pub. Co., 1905. </ref>index, 8 bios online.
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~iabiog/desmoines/hd1915/hd1915.htm History of Des Moines County, Iowa], ed. by Augustine M. Antrobus. 2 vols. Chicago: S. J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1915. - index, 8 bios online
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~iabiog/desmoines/hd1915/hd1915.htm History of Des Moines County, Iowa] <ref>ed. by Augustine M. Antrobus. 2 vols. Chicago: S. J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1915. </ref>index, 8 bios online.
  
==== Maps  ====
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=== Maps  ===
  
 
*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/directory/where/Des+Moines+County++Iowa+/ David Rumsey Map Collection] is a large online collection of rare, old, antique historical atlases, globes, maps, charts plus other cartographic treasures.&nbsp;  
 
*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/directory/where/Des+Moines+County++Iowa+/ David Rumsey Map Collection] is a large online collection of rare, old, antique historical atlases, globes, maps, charts plus other cartographic treasures.&nbsp;  
 
*[http://www.historicmapworks.com/Map/US/39789/Des+Moines+County/Iowa+State+Atlas+1904/Iowa/ 1904 Des Moines County Iowa Atlas]
 
*[http://www.historicmapworks.com/Map/US/39789/Des+Moines+County/Iowa+State+Atlas+1904/Iowa/ 1904 Des Moines County Iowa Atlas]
  
==== Military  ====
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=== Military  ===
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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=== Newspapers  ===
  
 
*[http://www.thehawkeye.com/ The Hawkeye]  
 
*[http://www.thehawkeye.com/ The Hawkeye]  
*[http://www.mediapolisnews.com/ The Mediapolis News]
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*[http://www.mediapolisnews.com/ The Mediapolis News]  
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*NewspaperArchive.com ($) has historical newspapers online including [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=39&ci=3889 Burlington newspapers] dating back to the mid 1800's that covered local news on Des Moines County residents. This database is free at some libraries.
  
==== Probate  ====
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For more information about the history of newspapers in Des Moines County see the [http://www.burlington.lib.ia.us/genealogy/DesMoinesCounty.htm Burlington Library Genealogy Site.]
  
==== Taxation  ====
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=== Probate  ===
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=== Taxation  ===
  
 
=== Vital Records  ===
 
=== Vital Records  ===
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==== Births  ====
 
==== Births  ====
  
Birth records kept by the District Court, 1880-1904; 1906-1934, have been microfilmed and are available at the [http://www.iowahistory.org/archives/research_collections/local_government_records/vital_records.html State Historical Society] in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa and 1880-1931 at the [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=503632&disp=Birth+records%2C+1880%2D1931%20%20&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library in Salt Lake City].<br>
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Iowa law did not require birth records be maintained by civil authorities until 1880. For records of these early births, try [[D genealogical glossary terms#Delayed_registration_of_birth|delayed births]], [[Iowa Church Records|church records]], and [[Iowa Vital Records|death records]].
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Birth records kept by the District Court, 1880-1904; 1906-1934, have been microfilmed and are available at the [http://www.iowahistory.org/archives/research_collections/local_government_records/vital_records.html State Historical Society] in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa and 1880-1931 at the {{FHL|503632|title-id|disp=Family History Library in Salt Lake City}}.<br>  
  
 
==== Marriage Records  ====
 
==== Marriage Records  ====
  
Some early [http://genealogytrails.com/iowa/desmoines/DesMoinesmarriages.html Marriages Of Des Moines County] 1837 to 1850 have been transcribed and published.<br>
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Some early [http://genealogytrails.com/iowa/desmoines/DesMoinesmarriages.html Marriages Of Des Moines County] 1837 to 1850 have been transcribed and published.<br>  
  
Des Moines County Marriage Records, from 1880-1904; 1906-1935&nbsp;have been microfilmed and can be found at the&nbsp;[http://www.iowahistory.org/archives/research_collections/local_government_records/vital_records.html State Historical Society] in Des Moines, Polk County Iowa.&nbsp;Index to marriage records, 1921-1977; marriage records, 1835-1930&nbsp;at the [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=87698&disp=Index+to+marriage+records%2C+1921%2D1977%20%20&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library in Salt Lake City].  
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Des Moines County Marriage Records, from 1880-1904; 1906-1935&nbsp;have been microfilmed and can be found at the&nbsp;[http://www.iowahistory.org/archives/research_collections/local_government_records/vital_records.html State Historical Society] in Des Moines, Polk County Iowa.&nbsp;Index to marriage records, 1921-1977; marriage records, 1835-1930&nbsp;at the {{FHL|87698|title-id|disp=Family History Library in Salt Lake City}}.  
  
 
==== Death Records  ====
 
==== Death Records  ====
  
Deaths records are held by the District Court, 1835-1930, have been microfilmed and are available at the [http://www.iowahistory.org/archives/research_collections/local_government_records/vital_records.html State Historical Society] in Des Moines, Polk County Iowa and 1880-1921&nbsp;at the [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=87694&disp=Death+records%2C+1880%2D1921%20%20&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library in Salt Lake City].<br>
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Deaths records are held by the District Court, 1835-1930, have been microfilmed and are available at the [http://www.iowahistory.org/archives/research_collections/local_government_records/vital_records.html State Historical Society] in Des Moines, Polk County Iowa and 1880-1921&nbsp;at the {{FHL|87694|title-id|disp=Family History Library in Salt Lake City}}.<br>  
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
*[http://www.burlington.lib.ia.us/DMCGS/index.htm Des Moines County Genealogical Society ]&nbsp;&nbsp;Address: PO Box 493 Burlington IA 52601  
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*[http://www.iowahistory.org/about/location/location_hours.html#Des%20Moines State Historical Society of Iowa]<br>Address: 600 East Locust Des Moines IA 50319
*[http://www.iowahistory.org/about/location/location_hours.html#Des%20Moines State Historical Society of Iowa &nbsp;]&nbsp;Address: 600 East Locust Des Moines IA 50319
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*'''Des Moines County Genealogical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 493<br>Burlington, IA 52601<br>Internet: [http://www.burlington.lib.ia.us/DMCGS/index.htm Des Moines County Genealogical Society]  
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*'''Burlington Public Library '''<br>210 Court Street <br>Burlington, IA 52601-1647<br>Phone: (319)753-1647<br>Fax: (319)753-5316<br>Internet: [http://www.burlington.lib.ia.us/genealogy/geneal.htm Burlington Iowa Public Library Genealogy Sources]
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For more information about Societies in Iowa see the [[Iowa Societies|Iowa Societies]] page.  
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Burlington Iowa Family History Center]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~iabiog/desmoines/dm1879/dm1879.htm Des Moines County, Iowa Biographies Project]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~iabiog/desmoines/dm1879/dm1879.htm Des Moines County, Iowa Biographies Project]  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=202049&subject_disp=Iowa%2C+Des+Moines&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]  
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*{{FHL|Iowa%2C+Des+Moines|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
*[http://genealogytrails.com/iowa/desmoines/ Genealogy Trails Genealogy Group]
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/iowa/desmoines/ Genealogy Trails Genealogy Group]
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*[http://www.burlington.lib.ia.us/genealogy/DesMoinesCounty.htm Genealogy Helps at the Burlington Library]
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IA/Des_Moines/ Des Moines County, Iowa Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[http://iowa-genealogy.com/Des-Moines-County-Genealogy.htm Des Moines County Genealogy] (Iowa Genealogy)
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Des Moines County, Iowa
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Iowa
Location of Iowa in the U.S.
Facts
Founded October 1, 1834
County Seat Burlington
Courthouse
Address 513 N. Main St.
PO Box 277
Burlington, Iowa 52601
Phone: (319) 753-8221
Des Moines County Website


County Courthouse

Des Moines County Courthouse
513 N. Main St.
PO Box 277
Burlington, Iowa 52601
(319) 753-8221

History

Parent County

1834--Des Moines County was created 1 October 1834, when Des Moines County Congress passed an act attaching the Black Hawk Purchase to the Territory of Michigan in June of 1834 prior to that it was part of Wisconsin. The following September the Legislature of Michigan divided this land purchase into two counties, Dubuque and Des Moines. The dividing boundary was a line running west from the lower end of Rock Island. At this time County courts were established with Des Moines County Court placed in the city of Burlington. Des Moines was named after the Des Moines River.  County seat:  Burlington [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1873 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:

Places/Localities

Cities: Burlington | Danville | Dodgeville | Mediapolis | Middletown | West Burlington

Historical Postoffices: Linton

Unincorporated Towns: Augusta | Latty | Sperry

  • Townships and Villages:

Ghost Towns of Des Moines County

Ghost towns are settlements, towns, and villages whose thriving little communities dried up for various reasons. Some are now part of other townships, some have just faded away. Here are their names, the years they were functioning, and the Townships they were a part of.

  • Albright's 1849-65 of Benton Twp
  • Amityville 1871-79 of Huron Twp
  • Bluff Dale 1817-53 of Kingston
  • Burkhart's Point 1836 of Franklin Twp
  • Centerville 1857 of Danville Twp
  • Cora 1847
  • Danville Center of Danville Twp
  • Denny
  • Evermanns Switch
  • Fan 1890-1910 of Flint River Twp
  • Flint Hills the original name for Burlington
  • Fox Landing 1893
  • Franklin Mills 1859-97 Franklin Twp
  • Garland
  • Growell
  • Hartford 1841-51 of Danville Twp
  • Hawkeye 1845-63 of Huron Twp

Neighboring Counties

Henry County (west)| Lee County  (south) | Louisa County (north) | Henderson County, Illinois (east) | Mercer County, Illinois (northeast)

Resources

Cemeteries

There are many cemeteries in townships, cities, and farms located throughout Des Moines County that have been transcribed. Additional information on their locations is at Des Moines County Cemeteries Map. More information can be found on microfilm at the Family History Library based in Salt Lake City, Utah and can be requested and viewed at[:Category:Family_History_Centers|Family History Centers]] throughout the world.

Transcriptions for some of these cemeteries can be found at:

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

  • Church records, 1855-1917. [2]Text in German.This church was also known as the German Methodist Church.Contains records for the churches of Flint Creek, Temmytown/Tamytown, Bluffs, Pleasant Grove, Union, Bethel, Sperry, Kline.Includes marriages; baptisms; membership lists; burials, 1856, 1865-1916; meeting minutes; finances; conference reports.
  • Record book, 1866-1903 [3]Contains baptisms, burials, marriages, membership lists, and sermons.Dr. McClintock was pastor to churches at Mt. Pleasant, 1866-1870; Burlington, 1871-1896; and Sioux City, 1896-1903.

Court

The Des Moines Courthouse is located in the town of Burlington.

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

For more information about the history of newspapers in Des Moines County see the Burlington Library Genealogy Site.

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Births

Iowa law did not require birth records be maintained by civil authorities until 1880. For records of these early births, try delayed births, church records, and death records.

Birth records kept by the District Court, 1880-1904; 1906-1934, have been microfilmed and are available at the State Historical Society in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa and 1880-1931 at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.

Marriage Records

Some early Marriages Of Des Moines County 1837 to 1850 have been transcribed and published.

Des Moines County Marriage Records, from 1880-1904; 1906-1935 have been microfilmed and can be found at the State Historical Society in Des Moines, Polk County Iowa. Index to marriage records, 1921-1977; marriage records, 1835-1930 at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.

Death Records

Deaths records are held by the District Court, 1835-1930, have been microfilmed and are available at the State Historical Society in Des Moines, Polk County Iowa and 1880-1921 at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.

Societies and Libraries

For more information about Societies in Iowa see the Iowa Societies page.

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. St. Paul's Methodist Episcopal Church (Burlington, Iowa) (Main ,Author), German Methodist Church (Burlington, Iowa) Church records, 1855-1917 US/CAN Film 956373
  3. McClintock, John C. Record book, 1866-1903. FHL US/CAN Film 956371 Item 4
  4. Chicago: Western Hist. Co., 1879.
  5. Chicago: Acme Publishing, 1888.
  6. Hobart Pub. Co., 1905.
  7. ed. by Augustine M. Antrobus. 2 vols. Chicago: S. J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1915.
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