Special Interest Groups

Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

The following groups specialize in personal research in their topic areas. They meet as a group, similar to genealogy clubs.

These groups are an excellent resource for additional help with your research and brick walls. Sessions are informal and educational.

AFRICAN AMERICAN INTEREST GROUP

Meets the 1st Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the IGS Library. All those interested in tracing their African-American roots are welcome to attend.

Learn more about the African American Interest Group or contact: Judy McClain c/o the IGS Library.

 

BRITISH-WELSH and SCOTTISH INTEREST GROUP

Meets on the second Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at the IGS Library. Note – combined with the Scots/Scots-Irish Interest Group.

For further information, contact: IGS.

 

GERMAN INTEREST GROUP

The group meets on the first Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the IGS library.

628 East Grand Ave
Des Moines IA 50309-1924

Offers the opportunity to share knowledge of German research. You will find experienced researchers, translators and travelers with extensive personal knowledge of the various regions in Germany.

Learn more about the German Interest Group.

 

IRISH INTEREST GROUP

The Group meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the IGS library.

c/o Theresa Liewer
1607 NW Northwood Drive
Ankeny IA 50021-1090

Emphasis is placed on documenting the family in the United States to uncover the county of their Irish origins. Members are encouraged to bring their family research for group discussion and problem solving.

For further information, contact: the IGS Library

 

LEGACY INTEREST GROUP

The group meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month (except December) at 1:00 p.m. in the conference room at the library. The group is designed for learning how to use the Legacy genealogy program, helping others in use of Legacy, sharing: information, websites, and ideas of other and new resources.

For further information, contact the IGS Library

 

NORWEGIAN INTEREST GROUP

The group meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month (except December) at 7:00 p.m. at the library. The group is designed for learning how to research in Norway, helping others in their search for ancestors, sharing: information, websites, and ideas of other and new resources.

For further information, contact: Linda Greethurst c/o the IGS Library

 

ROOTSMAGIC INTEREST GROUP

The group meets on the 4th Saturday of the month  at 10:00 a.m. in the conference room at the library. The group is designed for learning how to use RootsMagic, helping others in use of RootsMagic, sharing: information, websites, and ideas of other and new resources.

For further information about RootsMagic User Group, contact the IGS Library