"Since its founding in 1896, the DAR Library has grown into a specialized collection of American genealogical and historical manuscripts and publications, as well as powerful on-site databases. The DAR Library collection contains over 225,000 books, 10,000 research files, thousands of manuscript items, and special collections of African American, Native American, and women’s history, genealogy and culture. Nearly 40,000 family histories and genealogies comprise a major portion of the book collection, many of which are unique or available in only a few libraries in the country."
Use this database to search for interments within the City of Des Moines' cemeteries. The search can use the cemetery, partial first and last names, and interment (burial) date range. The lookup includes interments from the following cemeteries: Glendale, Woodland and St. Ambrose, Laurel Hill, Oak Grove, Sims, and Elm Grove.
Created and maintained by the City of Des Moines Park and Recreation Department.
This website has quick start guides, genealogical charts, a learning center, message boards, and more.
"IAGenWeb is part of the USGenWeb Project, a group of volunteers working together to provide Internet websites for genealogical research in every county and every state of the United States. The Project is non-commercial and fully committed to free access for everyone." Information is broken down by county or by special projects.
The NARA's Resources for Genealogists hub provides information on accessing and acquiring resources in their collections to help fill out your family tree. Topics covered include getting started, preserving family records, finding military service records, prison records, researching ethnic heritage, and many others.