• Help, support and friendship of like-minded folk
  • Discounts on educational opportunities, classes and conferences and on research fees
  • Access to Members Only classes
  • Networking opportunities (which means you get answers)
  • Email notification of upcoming events and classes
  • Access to genealogical interest groups
  • Help tearing down “brick walls”
  • Opportunity to participate in special projects
  • Discount for Find My Past

There are annual fall and spring conferences with lectures, workshops and vendors.

Membership contributes to the preservation of genealogical and family history records. You also receive free queries in Hawkeye Heritage and member discounts for conferences and classes.


Help support IGS by using any of the following:

Use GoodSearch to search the Internet. We hope you’ll give it a try and support IGS by selecting Iowa Genealogical Society in the second dropdown box. Every time you do, money goes to Iowa Genealogical Society.

The site is powered by Yahoo!, so you’ll get the same quality search results that you’re used to. What’s unique is that they have developed a way to direct money to IGS (when selected in the second dropdown box) with every click.

The more people who use this site and select Iowa Genealogical Society, the more money will go to IGS. So please spread the word to your friends and family.

For shopping use GoodShop for items from major retailers. Through GoodShop IGS earns a sale percentage which varies by the store.

If you buy from please go there from this site as IGS gets a donation from Amazon for those using our web site to visit It doesn’t cost you a cent. Please spread the word. Use this logo. Thanks!

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To purchase a copy of Legacy with a portion going to the IGS click the image.