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.
These member only sessions are a new focus of IGS. They will use a round-table
format, with moderators starting the evening’s discussion and attendees joining in with their suggestions and experiences. The first session will be Monday, July 14 2014, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the IGS library.
Members come join us as we discuss various methods of organizing genealogical information. Preregistration is appreciated. Member walk-ins are welcomed.
Memberships are available at the door or online.
See what you can learn from us!
Open House 2014
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.
Michele McNabb from the Museum of Danish America in Elk Horn
will be holding a workshop at IGS starting at 10:30 a.m. on April 26, 2014. If you have Danish ancestors or German ancestors from Schleswig-Holstein this
Michele C. McNABB
is something you won’t want to miss.
- Were They Danish or German?–Danish Ancestors from Slesvig-HolsteIn
- From Denmark to America: The Immigration Experience
- Cyber Genealogy–Danish Style
Agenda and mail in Registration
Online Registration: IGS members $45.00 includes lunch. Non IGS members $50.00 includes lunch. No refunds after April 20th. Continue reading
Tech Conf 2014
The Spring Tech Conference is now available for registration, either online or by mail. The Denny’s will cover: Tribal Pages – Personal Website, Purchasing a New Computer or Tablet, Using the Cloud, and Useful Utilities – GenSmarts and Animap. Continue reading
The British/Welsh and Scots/Scots Irish Interest Groups have combined. They will meet on the 2nd Thursday of the month starting 9 Jan 2014 at the IGS library at 7 pm. The Irish Group will continue to meet on the 3rd Tuesday.
Once again Webster County Genealogical Society has added to their Ft Dodge Messenger Index series with the year 1923. It contains 145 pages and sells for $23.20. 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.
The English/Welsh Special Interest Group will not meet in November or December but will resume in January.
Quilt to be raffled at conference.
Families are like quilts, stitched together one piece at a time.
You have the chance to win this beautiful quilt that was created especially for IGS by Linda Greethurst, Marlys Bates and Jennifer Ewing. It’s even more beautiful in person. We will be drawing the winning ticket on October 26th at the end of the Fall Conference. Continue reading