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Hello!  My name is Robin and I am the new Coordinator for Des Moines County! I know many of you are much more knowledgeable than I, so I hope we can help each other navigate the world of genealogy.

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Are you looking for information about the City of Des Moines?  Check out POLK County.

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What's New

Searchable Naturalization lists for last names beginning with letters "M", "P&Q", "R", & "S", NEW September 15, 2017

Info and Photo of Oak Grove Methodist Church, NEW July 1, 2017

Searchable Naturalization lists for last names beginning with letters "N", "O", "T", & "V", NEW June 3, 2017

Biographies: Photos and Information about the Cockayne Family submitted by Jane Cockayne Weaver, NEW  May 27, 2017

Vital Records: U.S. Social Security Death Index March 2017 Cities of Yarmouth, Middletown, Sperry, Danville

Land Records, Transcription of Naturalization list for the last name beginning with the letter (L), **** Searchable Naturalization lists for last names beginning with the letter "W" & "Y", NEW May 27, 2017 ****

History

Des Moines County was established and originated in 1834. Des Moines County and Dubuque County were the only counties at this time. Together they contained all of present day Iowa in their borders. In 1836 the Wisconsin Legislature split Des Moines County into Lee, Van Buren, Des Moines, Henry, Louisa, Muscatine and Cook counties. The current boundary lines were established in 1839. Des Moines County was entitled to 10 members of the House of Representatives at Belmont, Wisconsin in October 1836. One of the bills passed at this session selected Burlington as the temporary capital of the territory.

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Our Neighbors

To the NORTH- Louisa County

To the WEST- Henry County


To the SOUTH- Lee County


To the EAST- Henderson County, IL

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