Holiday closings

Winter cabin pictureThe IGS library will be closed for these holidays:

 

Christmas/New Year – closed Saturday, 23 December, until Tuesday, 2 Jan 2018, when the library will open at 10 am.

Spring Conference 2018

Photo of Gail Blankenau

Gail Blankenau

The IGS Spring Conference is Saturday, April 14, 2018, at the Iowa Genealogical Society in the West Wing with speaker, Gail Blankenau.

Topics are:

Who is Hiding in Your Drawer? Date and Identify 19th-Century Photographs

Proof or Consequences: Change how you Approach Evidence

Probe Those Probates for Hidden Clues

Connect the Dots with a Migration Study

Watch for coming information.

50th Anniversary Book

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.

Webster Co 1925 Ft Dodge Messenger Index

Webster Co Gen Soc adds 1925 Ft Dodge Messenger Index

 

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.

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

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.