The 2015 Fall Conference will be held Friday and Saturday, 9 & 10 October, at the Toad Valley Golf & Events Center, 237 NE 80th St, Pleasant Hill, IA. This site is just south of the Southeast Polk Community School.
Our speaker is John Philip Colletta, author of They Came in Ships, 3rd ed., Only a Few Bones, and Finding Italian Roots, 2nd ed.
Check back for more information.
February is African American month, join the African American Interest Group, Tuesday, February 3, 2015 @ 7 p.m. at IGS, 628 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA and let us help you locate your ancestor(s) living in America from 1870 to 1940.
To research, bring with you the name, year and location of your ancestor(s). We also invite you to become a member of the Iowa Genealogical Society. Membership is $35 per year for an individual, $45 for a family. (people living in the same household).
The State Association for the Preservation of Iowa Cemeteries (SAPIC) will present a panel discussion of the history, present activities of SAPIC and an overview of sections of the Code of Iowa that deal with laws pertaining to pioneer cemeteries at the IGS Annual Conference, Oct 10 and 11. Register for the conference.
Speaker, dates and registration for the Annual Conference were announced today.
Kathleen Brandt will be our main speaker. She has appeared on TLC and NBC: “Who Do You Think Your Are?” She is also a researcher on PBS: Finding Your Roots, and AARP and Jet Magazine. More info, topics and registration. It will be held October 10 & 11, 2014, at the St Paul’s Presbyterian Church in Johnston.