Polk County Genealogy Search (Iowa)

Perform a free Polk County, IA public genealogy records search, including genealogy ancestry histories, family search histories, and family trees.


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Des Moines City Clerk Vital Records http://www.dmgov.org/Departments/CityClerk/Pages/GovernmentalRecords.aspx View Des Moines City Clerk vital records information, including birth, death and marriage certificates, contacts and telephone numbers.

Des Moines Public Library Database https://dmpl.org/search/node View Des Moines Public Library search page for website content by keyword.

Polk County Birth Certificates https://www.polkcountyiowa.gov/recorder/departments/vital-records/birth-certificates/ View Polk County, Iowa birth certificate information, including required identification and fees for certified copy requests.

Polk County Death Certificates & Records https://www.polkcountyiowa.gov/recorder/departments/vital-records/death-records/ Find Polk County, Iowa death records, and learn about the fees and process for requesting copies of certified death certificates.

Polk County Genealogy Records http://genealogytrails.com/iowa/polk/ View Polk County genealogical records, including obituaries, birth records and biographies.

Polk County Marriage Certificates & Records https://www.polkcountyiowa.gov/recorder/departments/vital-records/marriage-records/ View Polk County, Iowa marriage certificate and license requirements, including fees for certified marriage record copy requests.

Polk County Recorder's Office Vital Records https://www.polkcountyiowa.gov/recorder/departments/vital-records/ View Polk County Recorder's Office vital records, including application guidelines for certified copies of birth, death, and marriage records.

Find Polk County Genealogy Records

Polk County Genealogy Records are kept by a number of different government agencies and departments in Polk County, Iowa. The U.S. Census Bureau maintains Genealogy Records in the form of census data. Other municipal and Iowa State offices also maintain records that are useful for tracing lineage. Polk County Vital Records Offices hold birth, marriage, and death records that date back hundreds of years.

Learn about Genealogy Records, including:
  • Where to get free Genealogy Records online
  • How to perform Polk County genealogy research
  • Which government offices provide access to vital records
  • What Polk County genealogy records are public records
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