The IGS Fall Conference is Friday and Saturday, October 12 & 13, 2018, at the State Historical Society of Iowa Resource Center with speaker, Lisa Louise Cooke.
Lisa Louise Cooke is the Producer and Host of the Genealogy Gems Podcast, an online genealogy audio show at www.GenealogyGems.com that has been downloaded over 2 million times. She is the author of the books The Genealogist’s Google Toolbox Second Edition, Mobile Genealogy, How to Find Your Family History in Newspapers, and Genealogy Gems: Ultimate Research Strategies, and the Google Earth for Genealogy video series, as well as a writer, instructor and podcaster for Family Tree Magazine. She is a sought-after keynote speaker and presenter and has been featured at conferences and seminars such as Who Do You Think You Are? Live in London, RootsTech, and the National Genealogical Society Conference. Continue reading
Join us for the 2018 Slumber Party on 8th & 9th, September, at the IGS Library.
Research from 4 pm Saturday until 6 am on Sunday in the library where help will be available. Pizza is provided and you bring the snacks to share for those lulls between great research finds!
We will even let you nap if you need it.
First Saturday Workshops
The Union County Genealogical Society is adding new educational First Saturday workshops in addition to their monthly meetings in 2018. 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.
Hear Ye, Hear Ye
We are pleased to announce the entire Webster County Genealogical Society library catalog is now on line. Go to our webpage, www.wcgsiowa.org, select the Catalog tab, then click Library List_final and enjoy!
Susan M. Olson, secretary, for the Webster County Genealogical Society in Fort Dodge, IA.
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 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.
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.