Polk County Ancestry Search

Find Polk County IA cemeteries, clerks, courts, historical societies, libraries, marriage license offices and town and city halls for free public records.


Polk County Cemeteries may provide you with access to free public records related to funerals, burials, graveyards, gravesites, tombstone and headstone locations. Cemetery records provide Polk County vital records useful for discovering family history.

Ankeny Memorial Funeral Home & Cemetery Ankeny IA 4208 North Ankeny Boulevard 50023 515-344-4722

Ankeny Memorial Gardens Cemetery Ankeny IA 4208 North Ankeny Boulevard 50023 515-964-0592

Caring Friends Pet Cemetery Ankeny IA 4208 North Ankeny Boulevard 50023 515-965-6979

City of Des Moines Cemeteries Des Moines IA 3601 East Court Avenue 50317 515-248-6325

Des Moines Glendale Cemetery Des Moines IA 4909 University Avenue 50311 515-248-6320

Des Moines Laurel Hill Cemetery Des Moines IA 3601 East Court Avenue 50317 515-248-6325

Des Moines Masonic Cemetery Des Moines IA 1550 48th Street 50311 515-255-0153

Des Moines Municipal Cemetery Des Moines IA 4909 University Avenue 50311 515-248-6320

Des Moines Municipal Cemetery Des Moines IA 3601 East Court Avenue 50317 515-248-6325

Des Moines Oak Grove Cemetery Des Moines IA Southwest 31st Street 50321 515-248-6320

Des Moines Pine Hill Cemetery Des Moines IA 524 Northwest 54th Avenue 50313 515-289-1533

Des Moines Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery Des Moines IA 7601 Fleur Drive 50321 515-285-4600

Des Moines Woodland Cemetery Des Moines IA 2019 Woodland Avenue 50314 515-248-6320

Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery Des Moines IA 1 Northeast 60th Avenue 50313 515-289-2230

Parnell Saint Josephs Cemetery Ankeny IA 836 Northeast Williamsburg Drive 50021 319-668-2644

Sims Cemetery Des Moines IA East University Avenue 50317 515-248-6320


Polk County Clerks may provide you with access to free public records related to marriage licenses, divorce filings, criminal, jail and arrest records. Polk County genealogy records such as marriage licenses and certificates are useful for Iowa family research.

Altoona City Clerk Altoona IA 407 8th Street Southeast 50009 515-967-5136

Des Moines City Clerk Des Moines IA 400 East 1st Street 50309 515-283-4141

Mitchellville City Clerk Mitchellville IA 204 Center Avenue North 50169 515-967-2935

Polk County Clerk Des Moines IA 500 Mulberry Street 50309 515-286-3772


Polk County Courts may provide you with access to free public records related to legal proceedings, cases, filings, documents, and appeals. Polk County court records provide public records useful to family researchers.

Des Moines District Court Des Moines IA 500 Mulberry Street 50309 515-286-3772


Polk County Historical Societies may provide you with access to free public records related to local history and culture. Polk County vital records provided by Historical Societies are important for ancestry research.

Ankeny Area Historical Society Ankeny IA 301 Southwest 3rd Street 50023 515-965-5795

Big Creek Historical Society Polk IA 112 South 3rd Street 50226 515-965-3828

Iowa State Historical Society Des Moines IA 600 East Locust Street 50319 515-281-5111

Johnston Station Historical Society Johnston IA 6161 Northglenn Drive 50131 515-331-0687

Polk County Iowa Historical Society Des Moines IA 317 Southwest 42nd Street 50312 515-255-6657

Urbandale Historical Society Urbandale IA 4010 70th Street 50322 515-270-2917


Polk County Libraries may provide you with access to free public records databases with information related to vital, genealogy, historical, and property records. These Polk County public records are useful for genealogy research.

AIB College of Business Des Moines IA 2500 Fleur Drive 50321 515-244-4221

Clive Public Library Clive IA 1900 Northwest 114th Street 50325 515-453-2221

Faith Baptist Bible College Ankeny IA 1900 Northwest 4th Street 50023 515-964-0601

Forest Avenue Library Des Moines IA 1326 Forest Avenue 50314 515-283-4152

Grimes Public Library Grimes IA 200 South James Street 50111 515-986-3551

Iowa Genealogical Society Des Moines IA 628 East Grand Avenue 50309 515-276-0287

Library Binding Service Inc Des Moines IA 1801 Thompson Avenue 50316 515-262-3191

Polk City Community Library Polk IA 1500 West Broadway Street 50226 515-984-6119


Polk County Marriage License Offices may provide you with free public records related to marriage licenses, wedding licenses, certificates and proof of marriage. Vital records from Polk County Marriage License Offices provide important data for family tree research.

Iowa Marriage License Des Moines IA Iowa Department Of Public Health, 321 E. 12Th, 4Th Floor 50319 515-281-4944

Polk County Marriage License Des Moines IA 111 Court Avenue 50309 515-286-3781


Polk County Town and City Halls may provide you with free public records related to vital records, birth certificates, death certificates, marriage licenses, as well as property ownership records. Public records provided by Polk County Town and City Halls for family genealogy research.

Altoona City Hall Altoona IA 407 8th Street Southeast 50009 515-967-7866

Ankeny City Hall Ankeny IA 410 West 1st Street 50023 515-965-6469

Bondurant City Hall Bondurant IA 100 Lincoln Street Southeast 50035 515-967-2418

Clive City Hall Clive IA 1900 Northwest 114th Street 50325 515-223-6220

Des Moines City Hall Des Moines IA 400 Robert D. Ray Drive 50309 515-283-4209

Grimes City Hall Grimes IA 101 Northeast Harvey Street 50111 515-986-3036

Johnston City Hall Johnston IA 6221 Merle Hay Road 50131 515-278-2344

Pleasant Hill City Hall Pleasant Hill IA 5160 Maple Drive 50327 515-262-9368

Polk City City Hall Polk IA 112 South 3rd Street 50226 515-984-6233

Runnells City Hall Runnells IA 110 Brown Street 50237 515-966-2042

Sheldahl City Hall Sheldahl IA 803 2nd Street 50243 515-685-2814

Urbandale City Hall Urbandale IA 3600 86th St 50322 515-278-3900

West Des Moines City Hall West Des Moines IA 4200 Mills Civic Parkway 50265 515-222-3444