What's New

21 August 2020 Added more misc obits to Obits page

20 August 2020 Added Lester B. Cook Recognition to Military

20 August 2020 Added Obituaries (new section)

20 August 2020 Added Lester B. Cook to Obits page

8 July 2020 Completed Class listing through 1950

28 Mar 2020 Added "History of Polk County" Biographies through letter C, to Biographies and Family Stories page

13 Mar 2020 Added "History of Polk County" Biographies through letter B, to Biographies and Family Stories page

12 Mar 2020 Added Funerals & Burials from McLarens Funeral Home to Funeral Homes page

11 Mar 2020 Added Cremations - Placement Unknown to Vitals

10 Mar 2020 Updated information on bio for Thomas J. Jones, M.D.adding information on Iowa Eclectic Physicians & Drake University

8 Mar 2020 Updated the Iowa Gravestone Photo Project Index to from 2018.

18 Jan 2020 Added Items Looking for a Home to Research page

31 Oct, 2019 Added multiple History of Polk County, Ia - Des Moines Biographies to Biographies page

28 Oct 2019 Wonderful information from Steve Norton added to Cemeteries (a map), Growth map and article to Land, and 2 other maps to Maps page

14 Oct, 2019 Added wonderful pamphlet The Hub from 1912 Hubbell School to Schools page.

10 Oct, 2019 Added more transcriptions to Postcards (ones I could read)

2 Oct, 2019 Added multiple History of Polk County, Ia - Des Moines Biographies to Biographies page

18 Sept, 2019 Added Vintage Postcards to the History page

26 Aug, 2019 Added news article to Newspapers section on the 1898 Dedication of Iowa Children's Home Society new building.

8 March, 2019 Added complete Marriage Indexs 1846-1880 2 lists - 1 Brides, 1 Grooms

25 Feb, 2019 Added Vintage Postcards to the History page

12 Dec, 2018 Added to Schools page links to Iowa Luthern Hospital School of Nursing. Includes partial transcription of the 50 year anniversary booklet.

10 Dec, 2018 Added East High School Class of 1945 reunion photos to the Schools page

9 Dec, 2018 Bio Bits New section about people who lived in Polk County who went on to become famous.

6 Dec, 2018 Added Century Homes to Land page.

5 Dec, 2018 Completed the 1909 - 1921 Births Index and added them to the Vitals page.

24 Sept, 2018 Added the Search for John Linn A Success Story to Bios.

19 Sept, 2018 Added new section of Social Media to the Resources page.

9 Sept, 2018 Added BLM Glo Records for 1850-1858 (pdf)

4 Sept, 2018 Added listing of funeral homes to deaths page.

3 Sept, 2018 Added Bodies donated to medical science to Deaths page

Feb 18, 2018 Added The Dunkers in Iowa transcription from the Annals of Iowa by the State Historical Society of Iowa, to the Churches page.

Feb 14, 2018 Added Viet Nam Casualties of Polk Co to the Military page.

Jan 26, 2018 Iowa Freedom Trail Project, a listing of Polk County people who participated in the Underground Railroad was added to History page.


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