The date for the German Interest Group for September will be Monday, Sept 8, at 7 pm. This is a change from the regular schedule.
The Irish Special Interest Group is having a special speaker, Chuck Reel, on Tuesday, Aug. 19 at 7 p.m. Please join us for “From the Great lakes to the Great Plains without a Clue”. This is the story of Edwin Lamb, who came from a family of Irish immigrant captains on the Great Lakes. Continue reading
Come join us as our members discuss various programs and services available for maintaining and improving the quality of photographs. Monday, Aug 11, for members only.
Could you use 8 hours of research time to pursue that elusive ancestor? Join us for an anything but “slumber” party to make progress on your family tree.
Starts at 4 p.m. June 28th, this Saturday, and concludes Sunday morning at 12:00 a.m. A great way to conduct some concentrated research away from daily activities and distractions.
Space is limited; pre-registration is required. Cost: $20 per person includes pizza. Call IGS at 515-276-0287 to register.
Bring snacks to share. Enjoy hours of uninterrupted research and make new friends, too.
Monday and Tuesday, June 9 and 10, thirty-eight members of the Iowa Genealogical Society boarded a bus and traveled to the Midwest Genealogy Center in Independence, Missouri. They were met by six other Society members and enjoyed two days of uninterrupted genealogy research. Meals were catered to the MGC library and lodging was only a few miles away. Continue reading
See what you can learn from us!
Tour the library, visit with any of the 21 exhibitors, use the vast resources of our library for your Answers From the Past on June 21st from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm .Exhibitors are: Scottish Heritage Society of Iowa, In Living Memory, African American Interest Group, Mayflower Society, Sons of Norway, Iowa History Center, German Interest Group, Irish Interest Group, Norwegian Interest Group, Colonial Dames 17th Century, Iowa Conservation and Preservation Consortium, Des Moines Historical Society, DAR Abigal Adams, DAR Jean Marie Cardinell, Children of the American Revolution, American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, Preservation Iowa, Warren County Historical Society, Warren County Genealogical Society, Sons of the American Revolution, and Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. Descriptions of the exhibitors.
Welcome to the IGS Midwest Genealogy Center road trip!
We now have 42 people riding the bus to Kansas City and we will be meeting a few people at the library.
The information you need to participate in this excursion is on the IGS website for future reference.
If there are any further questions or concerns, there is contact information at the end of this letter.
It looks to be a great experience for everyone and I look forward to meeting all of you.
Iowa Genealogical Society
1st Vice President – Education
The Iowa Genealogical Society is in need of several library assistants during the day and on
Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Training will be provided. Shifts are usually four hours but can be flexible. Society membership is required.
IGS is also looking for someone to maintain our flower bed for the 2014 growing season. The bed is established and just need a little weeding and mulching.
Please contact Jennifer Ewing, 515-276-0287 or Executive Director for more information.
The Iowa Genealogical Society needs a volunteer to place new catalog cards in the cabinet drawers. This person needs to be detail oriented using the alphabet. Training will be provided. You may do this at your convenience during the library’s open hours. Estimated time needed is about 4 hours per month.
Contact Jennifer Ewing @ firstname.lastname@example.org or 515-276-0287
You can now see our library. Go to the main menu: Library-Library Facility where you will find an image of the library. Click and drag your mouse to change the view.
For a view of the Woodland Cemetery Receiving Vault area in Des Moines click on the By Dennis Allen in the top right corner of the library image and select the second image.