2018 Fall Conference with Lisa Louise Cooke

Lisa-Louise-CookeThe 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

Slumber Party September 2018

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.

 




50th Anniversary Book

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 1925 Ft Dodge Messenger Index

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.

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.