April 8th, Thursday
6:30pm-8:30pm Instructor: Theresa Liewer
FREE to members and non-members alike
Your ancestors are waiting for you to find them… Learn how to get started with a free class at the Iowa Genealogical Society located in Des Moines, IA. Classes fill up quickly. Contact us for more information and to get registered.
Cryptic Clues in the Boneyard
For thousands of years, symbols have been a common means of communication. Symbols transcend language and leave impressions with the reader. Discover what your ancestors were trying to communicate about their dearly departed.
Presenter: Kevin Spire
Thursday, April 15th, 6:30 pm CDT via Zoom
Learn or review your research for Czech ancestors by Tasha Jackson. 1:30pm DST via virtual June 5, 2021.
$6.50 members or $16.00 non-members
Thursday, June 3rd, 6:30pm DST. Attend a virtual class to learn about researching your Italian ancestors instructed by Kathy Foggia.
$6.50 member or $16.00 non-member
Thank You to the Iowa Arts Council for providing Emergency Relief funding to the Iowa Genealogical Society.
Plant Your Genealogy So You Know What Will Grow
National Speaker and Professional Genealogist
Saturday – May 1, 2021
You need tools and a planting plan to grow your Family History Research garden!
Join us to add some tools to your toolbox and get ideas for how/what you want to create and
refine your research plan.
Saturday, May 1st will provide the way forward!
Agenda and Registration
Want to improve your use of FamilySearch.org? IGS is offering monthly classes that follow the book: Revised Edition. You may purchase the book on smile.amazon.com if you wish a copy for reference. It is not required for the class but is the foundation for the class. Each month a new chapter from the book will be taught/discussed. Continue reading
View this short presentation on Iowa Marriage Records at both the state and county level in Iowa by clicking on Iowa Marriage Records.
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.
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.