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Des Moines County
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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.

Please feel free to EMAIL me with questions or ideas.

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

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 BIOGRAPHIES

 CEMETERIES

CENSUS

CHURCHES

FAMILIES

HISTORY

LAND RECORDS

MARRIAGES

MILITARY

NATURALIZATION

OLD MAPS

RESEARCH

SCHOOLS

SURNAMES

VITAL RECORDS

 

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What's New

Vital Records: U.S. Social Security Death Index March 2017 Cities of Yarmouth, Middletown, Sperry, NEW Danville March 14, 2017

 

Land Records, Transcription of Naturalization list for the last name beginning with the letter (L),

New cemetery maps and burial listings for St. Mary's Cemetery in Dodgeville, Greenwood Cemetery, St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery West Burlington, Aspen Grove Cemetery, Kingston Cemetery, Jackson Cemetery. Special thanks to all the cemetery boards for providing their records and to Paul French for obtaining them.

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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