Virtual IGS Fall Conference

Announcing the schedule and registration for the Virtual IGS Fall Conference, October 2 & 3, 2020.


Paula Stuart-Warren

Discover New Resources – Expand Your Hunt



If you can not watch during the days of conference, recordings of the sessions will be available to registrants for a period after the conference . Register to watch them live or later by clicking on Discover New Resources – Expand Your Hunt for the registration page with topics and descriptions.

Can also be reached by IGS website main menu Events>Fall Conference.

We’re Back!

announcement clip artWe’re Back!  Classes are starting again. They will be virtual on Zoom and FREE during the month of September.

This is our Thank You to all of you who have supported us through this difficult crisis. Consider them as part of your Membership Benefits.

Since this is new to so many, including IGS, our first class will be on Zoom basics. It will be Thursday, September 10, at 6:30 pm.

Basics of Zoom.  Registrants may view here:   Basics of Zoom   Instructor  – Sheri

Basics of Zoom – Getting Started – MAC handout

Basics of Zoom – Getting Started – Windows handout

Basics of Zoom handout

Zoom for Mac – Quick Reference

State of Iowa Census Records.  Gems that are hidden in the census records prepared by the State of Iowa.  Registrants may view here:      State of Iowa Census Records  Instructor – Theresa

Federal and State Population Census Records for Iowa sheet

Evernote vs OneNote.  The pros and cons of these software programs.  Why do you want to use them?  10:30 am Saturday, Sept 19.      Evernote vs OneNote  Registration. Instructor – Sheri

Beginning Genealogy.  How to start your family research.  Learn the basics.  6:30 pm Thursday, Sept 24     Beginning Genealogy   Registration. Instructor- Theresa

If you are interested in a class or classes, please click the link to register.

You will receive an invitation via email a few days before the class with a link to the Zoom meeting.

We’re glad to be back and glad you’re back too.

Again, we want to Thank You for your patience and your generosity. You are appreciated.

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.

Genealogical Name Tag

Genealogical Name Tag

Let others know your family

A Genealogy Name Tag from IGS is a unique conversation starter. Your genealogy at a glance that can be worn with any clothing. Black letters on a white plastic badge (2 1/8 x 3 3/8) with a pin clasp on the back. Font size appropriate for space on badge.