Library Is Open

IGS is open with regular weekly hours.

Purple flowerThere will be some changes in place for the foreseeable future. This is on a trial basis. If our local government  implements new closures or restrictions, we will adjust accordingly.

* Right now the only class we have scheduled is an all-day GPS Class by Alice Hoyt Veen on July 18th with limited class size. Call the office, 515 276-0287, to schedule the class.



Library Closed

The IGS library is closed to the public until further notice. We WILL still have staff in the building to handle the day-to-day matters, but we just do not have enough staff or volunteers to complete the kind of rigorous, continuous cleaning and distancing necessary to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.


We are also postponing all classes and interest group meetings until further notice. We will continue to communicate via our Facebook and Twitter pages, as well as this website,, and will keep you updated as new information becomes available. Please take care of yourselves and stay home as much as you can!

Legacy cancelled

SIG meeting date changes

Hear Ye, Hear Ye

`Linda has decided to  not hold the Legacy group this month. Next month is still up in the air.’

Check all meetings for closures to reduce exposure to the COVID-19 virus.

Ancestry Library Edition

IGS has received a donation to add Ancestry Library Edition for patron use. It is now available on the patron computers.

Ancestry Library Edition iconAncestry 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.

Genealogical Name Tag

Genealogical Name Tag

Let others know your family

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.