What's New

Sept 13, 2017 Added picture found in computer files of Irving School 1888, added it to Schools page

Sept 11, 2017 Repaired and added to the Maps page

Sept 9, 2017 Added "new section" Photo Find a Home Currently there is only 1, and it is wonderful! (see entry below)

Sept 9, 2017 Added a great photo of a Des Moines Sweet Adelines group taken in Winipeg, Alberta to Photos page photo included the names of the 30 women in the photo.

Sept 9, 2017 Completed Iowa Gravestones Project Names Index

Sept 9, 2017 major update to the cemeteries database page

Sept 5, 2017 Began rebuilding Directories pages for readability and quicker loading.

Sept 4, 2017 Added a great photo of a Des Moines Sweet Adelines group taken in Winipeg, Alberta to Faces & Places Photos page photo included the names of the 30 women in the photo.

May 13, 2017 Added new family histories/bios to the Bios page

April 21, 2017 Added Polk Co. Births 1904 - 1906

April 2, 2017 Added transcribed the of List of Pensioners on the Roll January, 1883 (complete) to Military page

April 1 2017 Over 100 transcribed Obits added to the to the Polk County Obituary Board

April 1 2017 New Bios addes to the Polk County Biographies Board

October 20 2016 Added Graduating Class of 1945 from East High to Schools Index page

October 15 2016 Added 5 articles from 1885 to Newspapers Page

October 13 2016 - almost 85 new Polk County headstone images & info added to IaGenWeb Gravestone Photo Project

August 18 to Sept 13 2016 - almost 200 new Polk County headstone images & info added to IaGenWeb Gravestone Photo Project

August 17, 2016 Nearly 30 transcribed Obits added to the Polk County Obituary Board

June 27, 2016 Nearly 70 transcribed Obits to the Polk County Obituary Board

June 8, 2016 Added 2 chapters of transcription of Historical Sketches of Iowa Baptists, 1886 to Church Resources

June 7, 2016 Added bio to Biographies page for Charles E. Stader

May 2016 New Coordinator takes over.

September 14, 2015 - Began uploading the 1930 Hixson Plat Book and a property holder index, created by Nancy Ayers, with six townships, Allen, Beaver, Camp, Clay, Crocker, and Delaware.

August 8, 2015 - Completed the Letter F of the WWI Draft Registration Images Index.

July 22, 2015 - Completed the Letter E of the WWI Draft Registration Images Index.

July 17, 2015 - Completed the Letter D of the WWI Draft Registration Images Index.

July 12, 2015 - Updated the State Historical Society Death Records to include another four years; they now are from 1917-1939.

July 4, 2015 - Completed the letter C of the WWI Draft Registration Images Index.

June 20, 2015 - Added, to letter G index to the images of the WWI Draft Registration, the Des Moines No. 2 Draft Board.

June 11, 2015 - Added, to letter F index to the images of the WWI Draft Registration, the Des Moines No. 1 Draft Board.

June 9, 2015 - Added, to letter E index to the images of the WWI Draft Registration, the Des Moines No. 1 Draft Board.

June 8, 2015 - Added, to letter D index to the images of the WWI Draft Registration, the Des Moines No. 1 Draft Board.

June 6, 2015 - Added, to letter C index to the images of the WWI Draft Registration, the Des Moines No. 1 Draft Board.

June 2, 2015 - Added my transcription of the Polk County Draft Board outside of Des Moines, letter G index to the images of the WWI Draft Registration.

May 31, 2015 - Added a transcription from Jan Bony regarding the historic Iowa Eclectic Medical Association and College from Drake University. Thank you Jan!

May 29, 2015 - Added my transcription of the Polk County Draft Board outside of Des Moines, letter F index to the images of the WWI Draft Registration.

May 25, 2015 - Added my transcriptions of the Polk County Draft Board outside of Des Moines, letter D & E indexes to the images of the WWI Draft Registration.

May 23, 2015 - Added my transcription of the Polk County Draft Board outside of Des Moines, letter C index to the images of the WWI Draft Registration.

April 25, 2015 - Completed a transcription of the County section of the 1891 Directory

April 24, 2015 - Added Patrick Murray's transcription of 1st Land Entries Polk Co., Ia. Camp Twp.

April 19th, 2015 - Finally finished uploading 2,400 photos of Mitchellville Cemetery gravestones to the Iowa Gravestone Photo Project. Thanks to Bette Flactiff for the donation of these!

March 6, 2015 - Began an index for the 1860 Federal Census with Ashlee Camehl's transcription of Des Moines City.


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