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 June 15, 2021)

Publication Title
City Directories - Des Moines
Total Records
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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.