You can shop at IGS by mail, phone, or the web for publications, genealogy related items, conferences, special events, Iowa township map , cookbook, Polk County Pioneers poster, memberships, gift certificates, tote bags and research services. These may be available through this website or the shop.Iowa Pioneers website or CafePress with whom IGS is affiliated.

IGS accepts donations for books, building, endowment and operating funds online , by mail or by phone.

Add your ancestor to the IGS Memorial Wall. For $175 you can put up to 40 characters on the Memorial Wall in our front entry for all to see. A great gift or way to remember a loved one

Help IGS raise funds with no additional cost to you by using GoodSearch, GoodShop, Amazon, or Legacy (a genealogy program). Type or for the URL address in any browser and then in the box “Who do you GoodSearch for?”, type Iowa Genealogical Society and click the “Verify” box. It will now show “Iowa Genealogical Society, Des Moines IA.” Then use GoodSearch for your internet searches. You can add the Goodsearch toolbar to your browser. To donate to IGS when using Amazon or Legacy you must enter these sites through this website ( The above are great ways to support IGS.

If you want to advertise your business to the members of IGS and visitors to the IGS website, contact our office.