City Directories - Des Moines record example

    City Directories - Des Moines

    Records: 33,642

    City directories provide consistent and timely snapshots of a community. They list residents and businesses within a city or town, often including suburbs. The alphabetical listings provide clues to researchers about employment, residence, and age of citizens. Because they are published frequently, more often than every ten years like the census, directories help us verify residences and businesses on a chronological scale.

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    "City Directories for Des Moines, Iowa" database with images Fold3 ( accessed August 17, 2022)

    Publication Title
    City Directories - Des Moines
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    Published on Fold3
    19 Jan 2010
    Last Updated
    05 Apr 2010
    Locate residents, organizations, and businesses in Des Moines, within selected years 1866-1886, and yearly 1888-1913.