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

Our History

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

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.

Des Moines County Genealogical Society  Publications

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. http://iowagenealogy.org/ 

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

  Read more and order now

Des Moines County Pioneer Cemetery Commission


For DMCGS Members Only

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

This survey was updated in 2014 and lists names on markers twice: once in name order, once in location order. Finding a grave marker in Old Stone Cemetery should be much easier using this information.

It will be available to non-members later in the year.

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.

To order, send a request to dmcgs@dmcgs.org

Help for Beginners (and others)

Watch this space for future times & dates when DMCGS members will be available at the Burlington Public Library to help anyone interested in researching their family history.

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