Local History & Genealogy

  1. Tracing Your Ancestors

    Research tools to help you find your Des Moines County Ancestors, includes newspaper indexes and collection descriptions..

  2. Genealogy Classes and Events

Local History & Genealogy Request Form
For a $5 fee per record the Burlington Public Library staff will search our local newspapers for articles, birth, marriage, and death notices. A record is defined as 1 article, 1 birth announcement, 1 marriage announcement, 1 death notice or 1 source. If you are unsure of how much your request would cost or what materials we have available to search, please contact the library staff. A complete date of birth, marriage or death (month, day, and year) is required for this search. We will search the date you provide plus a maximum of 5 additional days before and after the date provided.
  
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