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{{stub}} ''[[United States|United States ]] > [[Iowa|Iowa]] > Polk County''  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Iowa]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Polk County'''  
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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{{IADC}}
  
== History  ==
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Polk County
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| state = Iowa
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| founded year = 1846
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| founded date = January 13
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| seat = Des Moines
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=== County Courthouse  ===
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=== History  ===
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1846--'''Polk County was created from Indian lands. '''County seat: ''' Des Moines
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'''1846--'''Polk County was created 13 January 1846 from unorganized territory. '''County seat: ''' Des Moines  
  
 
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
== Places/Localities ==
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=== Places/Localities ===
====Populated Places====
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==== Populated Places ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
 
[[Boone County, Iowa|Boone]] | [[Dallas County, Iowa|Dallas]] | [[Jasper County, Iowa|Jasper]] | [[Madison County, Iowa|Madison]] | [[Marion County, Iowa|Marion]] | [[Story County, Iowa|Story]] | [[Warren County, Iowa|Warren]]  
 
[[Boone County, Iowa|Boone]] | [[Dallas County, Iowa|Dallas]] | [[Jasper County, Iowa|Jasper]] | [[Madison County, Iowa|Madison]] | [[Marion County, Iowa|Marion]] | [[Story County, Iowa|Story]] | [[Warren County, Iowa|Warren]]  
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Resources  ===
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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#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:[[Salonvaunt@gmail.com|E-Mail Me]]  Please provide a surname, christian name and DOD if you have it.
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=33882 Glendale Cemetery, Des Moines] BillionGraves
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
  
LDS Records
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LDS Ward and Branch Records  
  
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*Des Moines
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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==== Directories  ====
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Fold3.com ($) has [http://www.fold3.com/title_661/city_directories_des_moines Des Moines City Directories] 1881-1913 (2 yrs. missing) and miscellaneous years going back to 1866 available online.
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
 
==== Local Histories   ====
 
==== Local Histories   ====
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*'''History of Polk County, Iowa: A History of the County, its Cities, Towns, etc.'''<br>
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Union Historical Company, 1880<br>
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[http://books.google.com/books?id=dHkUAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA749&dq=butler+co+iowa&lr=&as_brr=1&client=firefox-a#PPR4,M1 http://books.google.com/books?id=dHkUAAAAYAAJ&amp;pg=PA749&amp;dq=butler+co+iowa&amp;lr=&amp;as_brr=1&amp;client=firefox-a#PPR4,M1]<br>
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*'''View historic Polk County, Iowa maps''' in the [http://www.davidrumsey.com/directory/what/State_Atlas/where/Polk+County++Iowa+/ David Rumsey Map Collection].
  
 
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
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*Iowa. District Court (Polk County). ''Naturalization Records, 1907–1927''. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1977. {{FHL|407965|item|disp=FHL films 1015201–17 item 2}}.
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*Iowa. District Court. (Polk County). ''Index to Naturalization, 1852–1884.'' Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1977. {{FHL|407965|item|disp=FHL film 1015217 item 1}}.
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== 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] that covered local news on Polk County residents. This database is free at some libraries.
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*[http://rolandhistory.newspaperarchive.com/ Roland Historical Society Archives, Story County] (1895-1975)
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*[http://iagenweb.org/warren/Publications/newspapers.html Warren County Newspapers] (1855-1896)
  
 
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==== Vital Records&nbsp;  ====
 
==== Vital Records&nbsp;  ====
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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=== Societies and Libraries  ===
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Des Moines Iowa Family History Center]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=202549&subject_disp=Iowa%2C+Polk&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]  
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*{{FHL|Iowa%2C+Polk|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IA/Polk/ Polk County, Iowa Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
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Polk County, Iowa
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Iowa
Location of Iowa in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 13, 1846
County Seat Des Moines
Courthouse


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