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Guide to Dallas County, Iowa ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

County Facts
County seat: Adel
Organized: January, 1846
Parent County(s): Polk, Mahaska
Neighboring Counties
Adair  • Boone  • Greene  • Guthrie  • Madison  • Polk  • Warren
See County Maps
Courthouse
Iowa, Dallas County Courthouse.png
Location Map
Iowa Dallas Map.png
Adoption

County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The County was named for George M. Dallis. The County has Adel as its seat and the County was created 1846. The County is located in the centre area of the state.[1]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Dallas County Iowa Courthouse
801 Court Street Rm 203
P. O. Box 38
Adel, IA 50003
(515) 993-5804

Website

Dallas County, Iowa Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[2]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1880 1850 1880 1860 1850 1863 1847
Statewide registration started for births in July 1880 and for deaths Jan 1891. General compliance by 1924.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

  • 13 January 1846: Dallas County was created from unorganized territory. It was attached to Polk and Mahaska Counties prior to organization 1 March 1847. [3]
  • County seat: Adel[4]

15 January 1851: Greene County was set off.

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit HomeTown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[5]

Cities
Unincorporated communities
Townships


History Timeline[edit | edit source]

Additional Information

Dallas County Iowa Courthouse
801 Court Street Rm 203
P. O. Box 38
Adel, IA 50003
(515) 993-5804
Website

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Business, Commerce, and Occupations[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Dallas County, Iowa online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Iowa Cemeteries for more information.

 

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1850 854
1860 5,244 514.1%
1870 12,019 129.2%
1880 18,746 56.0%
1890 20,479 9.2%
1900 23,058 12.6%
1910 23,628 2.5%
1920 25,120 6.3%
1930 25,493 1.5%
1940 24,649 −3.3%
1950 23,661 −4.0%
1960 24,123 2.0%
1970 26,085 8.1%
1980 29,513 13.1%
1990 29,755 0.8%
2000 40,750 37.0%
2010 66,135 62.3%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

Iowa recorded not only the federal census but state census through out the years too. The state census contains very valuable genealogical information. Where the census information can be found, what years it was taken, mortality schedules, census substitutions and much more is discussed in the very informative Iowa Census article.

State Census

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Most church records are held by individual churches. Some denominations are gathering their records into a central repository. For more information about these major repositories, see Iowa Church Records.

Methodist
  • Methodist Episcopal
Presbyterian
  • Cumberland Presbyterian
United Brethren in Christ

Court Records[edit | edit source]

  1. Court Records
  2. Divorce Records
  3. Guardianship

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

Also see: Biography, History

Guardianship[edit | edit source]

Land and Property Records[edit | edit source]

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. They include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Iowa Land and Property for information about early Iowa land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, transactions were usually recorded and housed at the county courthouse.

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Dallas County, which may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see Iowa Local Histories.

Dallas County was named for George Mifflin Dallas, 11th Vice President of the United States of America, under President James K. Polk . The Early History of Dallas County article gives helpful informaton on the County's beginnings. Other statistical information can be found at Wikipedia.

Local histories are available for AdkinsWH/Sandbox Temp 3. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Iowa Local Histories.


  • Hastie, Eugene N. Hastie's history of Dallas County, Iowa. Des Moines, Iowa Wallace- Homstead Co., 1938.
  • *Online at FamilySearch (Free)
  • The History of Dallas County, Iowa containing a history of the county, its cities; biographical directory, war record of its volunteers in the late rebellion, general and local statistics, portraits of early settlers and prominent men, history of the Northwest, history of Iowa, map of Dallas County, constitution of the United States, constitution of the. Des Moines, Iowa Union Historical Co., 1879.
  • *Online at FamilySearch (Free); and at Hathitrust (Free)
  • Cook, Darius B. History of Quaker Divide struggles and accomplishments of settlers ; the story of their achievements forms interesting reminiscences in the history of early days, meetings, schools, farm and home life. Dexter, Iowa Dexter Sentinel, 1914.
  • *Online at FamilySeach (Free)
  • Wood, Robert F. Past and present of Dallas County, Iowa together with biographical sketches of many of its prominent and leading citizens and illustrious dead. Chicago S.J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1907.
  • *Online at FamilySearch (Free)
  • Iowa Indexes at EveryNameIndex.com — Select the county.

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Greene CountyBoone CountyStory CountyGuthrie CountyAdair CountyMadison CountyWarren CountyPolk CountyIA DALLAS.PNG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources

Migration[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Online Civil War Indexes and Records

Regiments. Service men in AdkinsWH/Sandbox Temp 3 served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in AdkinsWH/Sandbox Temp 3:

- 23rd Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company A
- 46th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864), Company C
- 23rd Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company A
:- 46th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864), Company C

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Online Naturalization Indexes and Records

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: List of online newspaper archives

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Other Records[edit | edit source]

Land and Deed Records
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Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

In most counties in Iowa, probate records have been kept by the county judge. They include wills, fee books, claim registers, legacy records, inheritance records, probate ticklers, and dockets. The records are available at the county courthouse.

School Records[edit | edit source]

Social Security Records[edit | edit source]

Tax Records[edit | edit source]

Iowa tax records complement land records and can supplement the years between censuses. Iowa's unique Old Age Assistance tax gives names, addresses and birth years. There may be gaps of several years. For more information, see the wiki page Iowa Taxation.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Vital Records consist of births, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded by civil officials on registers, certificates, and other documents. Copies or extracts may be purchased from the Iowa Department of Public Health or the County Clerk's office. See also Iowa Vital Records.

Birth[edit | edit source]

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Death[edit | edit source]

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance, free access to center-only databases, and to premium genealogical websites.
FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries have access to most center-only databases, but may not always have full services normally provided by a family history center.

Local Centers and Affiliate Libraries

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Dallas County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 264
Dallas Center, IA 50063-0246

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

Websites[edit | edit source]

  • FamilySearch Catalog – The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use Historical Records to search for specific individuals in genealogical records.

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Dallas, Iowa," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dallas_County,_Iowa.
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Iowa.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Iowa.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Iowa.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Dallas County, Iowa," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dallas_County,_Iowa, accessed 8 August 2019.