Des Moines County Genealogical Society
"Discover, Preserve and share your family's history"

Commercial Photographers in Burlingtonbetween 1856 and 1928. If you're trying to date a photo from a commercial photographer from this era, this list tells when each was in business. See the Download page.

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St. Paul's United Church of Christ, West Burlington,  baptism, confirmation, marriage, and death records  from 1886 through 1970 and church census records as well on a CD. It includes printable pdf files of transcriptions of the records as well as digital images of the original records.

$15 + $2.50 S&H

Regular DMCGS meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month. The public is always welcome. Click the Calendar button for more details.

Meeting Schedule for 2016

Complete schedule for the remainder of the year is

available by clicking the Calendar link below.

Watch this space for announcements of future 1-on-1 help sessions.

The public is always welcome, and we welcome residents of surrounding counties who have no genealogical society of their own.

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For Louisa Co. Researchers

Wapello Cemetery maps and burial lists are available as a pdf file. The maps show the Section, Block, and Lot layout of the cemetery. Burials are listed twice, once in alphabetical order, once in location order.

Old Stone Cemetery, New Survey

Old Stone Cemetery map and updated gravestone survey are available as a free pdf file via email. If you need a printed copy, contact us for a price.


Purchase your copy of a searchable DVD of Des Moines County Histories and More. Contains histories for Des Moines Co. and surrounding counties as well. Order you copy today.

$10 + $2.50 S&H

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Des Moines County Genealogical Society Publications

The Society has  over 152 publications. The publications can be obtained from The Iowa Genealogical Society in Des Moines, Iowa. 

Des Moines County Genealogical Society  Publications

Our Projects

We are working on several projects to help you find more information on your Des Moines Co. ancestors. We are updating cemetery indexes and adding new information from different sources.

Check the link above.

Our History

Discover, collect and preserve any genealogical and related historical material.