50th Anniversary Quilt

IGS 50th Anniversary Quilt

IGS 50th Anniversary Quilt

IGS will raffle this 50th Anniversary Quilt at the Annual Conference, 9 & 10 October, 2015. The “couch” quilt is made from 100% cotton with a cotton/poly batting and is machine washable. It is a 56 ½ by 70 ½ inch original design picture quilt with all 99 county names embroidered into the quilt. Drawing for the quilt will be at the end of the conference. You need not be present to win. Shipping is not included. Tickets are $2.00 each or 6 tickets for $10.00.

Lock In

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Lock-In on, Saturday, Sept 26 for Members Only! Join us from 4 p.m. to midnight for extra research time! Bring a snack to share and pizza will be provided. Cost is $10


Society Management Workshop

IGS will hold an all day society management workshop for IGS chapter officers, Saturday, 26 Sept, starting at 10:30 am at the IGS library. Financial and Organizational Structure, Membership, Publicity, and Sharing – What is Working for Your Society sessions are planned with a lunch provided. Continue reading

Fall Conference 2015

Finding Gold in Records

Celebrating 50 Years of Discovering Family Secrets

John Philip Colletta

John Philip Colletta

Featuring John Philip Colletta


John Philip Colletta is one of America’s most popular genealogical lecturers. Knowledgeable, experienced and entertaining, he resides in Washington, D.C. For twenty years, while laying the foundation for his career in genealogy, he worked half-time at the Library of Congress and taught workshops at the National Archives.


Today Dr. Colletta lectures nationally, teaches at local schools, and conducts programs for the Smithsonian Institution’s Resident Associate Program. He is a faculty member of the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research at Samford University (Birmingham, Ala.), the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, and Boston University’s Certificate in Family History program.


Rooms are available at the Holiday Inn Express, 165 Adventureland Dr NW, Altoona IA 50009. Phone 515-967-1855 for $124 per night. YOU MUST CALL THE HOTEL DIRECTLY TO GET THE DISCOUNTED RATE.


Click here for more info: Fall Conference information on  9 & 10 Oct 2015, Friday and Saturday

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.