The German Interest Group will be meeting Monday, May 9th, at 6:30 pm at the Gold Star Museum to tour the museum. (Note: free entrance, goodwill offerings accepted. Spouses and friends invited to come as well. MUST HAVE YOUR DRIVERS’ ID along to gain entrance to Camp Dodge.)
IGS is taking a road trip around the state of Iowa this Spring and Summer. We are offering Free Beginning Genealogy Classes at libraries around the state. Check below to see if we are coming to your town. Days and times are subject to change so check with your local library.
|5/2/2016||6 p.m.||Keokuk Public Library||Theresa Liewer|
|5/3/2016||7 p.m.||Des Moines County Society||Theresa Liewer|
|5/5/2016||1:30 p.m.||Clarence Public Library||Theresa Liewer|
|5/14/2016||10 a.m.||Marshalltown Public Library||Kevin Spire|
|5/14/2016||1:30 p.m.||North Central Iowa Society||Theresa Liewer|
|5/14/2016||10:15 a.m.||Belmond Public Library||Theresa Liewer|
|5/18/2016||6 p.m.||Bondurant Public Library||Theresa Liewer|
|5/21/2016||1:00 p.m.||Winthrop Public Library||Kevin Spire|
|5/28/2016||11:00 a.m.||LeClaire Community Library||Theresa Liewer|
|6/11/2016||1:00 p.m.||Wall Lake Public Library||Kevin Spire|
|6/26/2016||2:00 p.m.||Oxford Public Library||Kevin Spire|
|9/19/2016||am and pm||James Kennedy Public Library||Theresa Liewer|
Judy McClain, IGS Librarian, has compiled a wonderful history of the first 50 years of IGS. The book is available in PDF format or in four separate files as it is quite long. Click here to view this very special tribute to our first 50 years.
Once again Webster County Genealogical Society has added to their Ft Dodge Messenger Index series with the year 1925. It contains 181 pages and sells for $29.00. It may also be ordered by mail or phone from IGS. It includes adoption, birth, anniversaries, death, family events, guardianship, homestead, illness, land records, marriages, naturalizations, divorce, military, and many other categories that are coded for easy finding.
Think you might have an ancestor that was an Orphan Train Rider? These websites were shared at IGS’s Orphan Train Presentation Continue reading
What a great Fall Conference! Our speaker, John Philip Colletta, shared a lot of information and wonderful stories. At our celebration banquet on Friday evening, the Simpson College Drama department, headed by Jennifer Nostrala, shared some of the stories that had been submitted for the 50th anniversary story contests. The anniversary quilt was won by Ron Hiemstra. A HUGE thank you to all the volunteers that helped make the conference a success! Continue reading
IGS has received a donation to add Ancestry Library Edition for patron use. It is now available on the patron computers.
Ancestry Library Edition, the largest online family history resource available, provides unprecedented access to family history via documents that record the lineage of individuals from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, and more. It brings the world’s most popular consumer online family history resource to the IGS Library.
You can now see our library. Go to the main menu: Library-Library Facility where you will find an image of the library. Click and drag your mouse to change the view.
For a view of the Woodland Cemetery Receiving Vault area in Des Moines click on the By Dennis Allen in the top right corner of the library image and select the second image.
Once again Webster County Genealogical Society has added to their Ft Dodge Messenger Index series with the year 1923. It contains 145 pages and sells for $23.20. It may also be ordered by mail or phone from IGS. It includes adoption, birth, anniversaries, death, family events, guardianship, homestead, illness, land records, marriages, naturalizations, divorce, military, and many other categories that are coded for easy finding.
Want to impress your friends?
A Genealogy Name Tag from IGS is a unique conversation starter. Your genealogy at a glance that can be worn with any clothing. Black letters on a white plastic badge (2 1/8 x 3 3/8) with a pin clasp on the back. Font size appropriate for space on badge.