IA Vital Records

Don Davies 1925 CensusIowa is blessed with great vital records.  We’ll walk you through their historical development, their contents, and where to access them.  You may find just the right clue in a birth. marriage or death record to help you over your brick wall.

Instructor: Theresa Liewer

7 Nov 2020 10:30 am CDT – 12:30 pm CDT



German Interest Group

Clip art of computerWe hope to do the hybrid meeting, with members joining us either in the IGS West wing with masks, or by Zoom, in Nov. since the paving wrecked our Oct plans.  But December and January will be by zoom only.  Not sure yet what topic we’ll do for January. Meeting information.

Upcoming Classes

SIG meeting date changes

Hear Ye, Hear Ye

Oct 29th, Thursday

Beginning Genealogy

6:30 -8:30 pm     by   Zoom        Instructor: Kevin Spire


Start your genealogy with these guidelines and tips.


Nov 7th, Thursday

IA Vital Records

6:30 – 8:30 pm  by   Zoom    Instructor: Theresa Liewer

$6.50 for IGS members and $16 for non-members


Nov 19th, Thursday

Mennonite Records

6:30 -8:30 pm  by   Zoom   Instructor: Renee Cue

$6.50 for IGS members and $16 for non-members

In this session, Renee will review resources available to you on-line, at the Iowa Genealogical Society library, and other libraries to help you learn more about your Mennonite Ancestors.    Her focus will be on Mennonite records in the United States.

Library Is Open

IGS is open with regular weekly hours.

Purple flowerThere will be some changes in place for the foreseeable future. This is on a trial basis. If our local government  implements new closures or restrictions, we will adjust accordingly.


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.