What's New 2018-2019

What's New Archives

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

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.

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.

18 Sept, 2019 Added Vintage Postcards.

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.

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.

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 Farms to the 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.

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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