Southwest Iowa Genealogy Conference

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The Union County Genealogical Society (UCGS) will host a Southwest Iowa Regional Genealogy Conference on Saturday, 15 June 2019 at the O’Riley Center, 417 Wyoming Avenue, Creston, Iowa.

Alice Hoyt Veen, Certified Genealogist of Prairie Roots Research, will present four workshops through-out the day supporting the conference theme of “Digging for Genealogy Treasurer”.  Session one is “Introduction to Courthouse Research: A Treasurer Trove for Family Historians” followed by “Courthouse Research: Wills and Probates”.  After lunch, Session three will cover “Government Land Distribution: Public Lands to Private Hands”.  The last session for the day will be “Local Land Records: Dig In”.  For more detail on these topics and the complete schedule for the day or to print out a registration form to mail in, visit

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Fall Conference 2019

announcement clip artSave the dates for the Annual IGS Fall Conference. It will be Friday & Saturday, October 11 & 12, at the Franklin Junior High at 48th and Franklin in Des Moines, Iowa. The speaker is David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist at the New England Historic and Genealogical Society.

His topics are:

  • Understanding New England Town and Vital Records
  • Using New England Probate Records
  • Using New England Land Records
  • Using New England Court Records
  • Understand Resources for the New England Great Migration 1620 – 1640
  • Understanding Rev. War, War of 1812, and Civil Pension Files


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.