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.

Continue reading ›

Source Information

Fold3, City Directories - Des Moines (/title/661/city-directories-des-moines :accessed September 27, 2020), database and images,

Publication Title
City Directories - Des Moines
Total Records
Records: 33,642
Content Source
Fold3 logoFold3
Published on Fold3
January 19, 2010
Last Updated
April 5, 2010
Locate residents, organizations, and businesses in Des Moines, within selected years 1866-1886, and yearly 1888-1913.