Events Calendar

Oct
10
Fri
2014
IGS Fall Conference @ St. Paul's Presbyterian Church
Oct 10 @ 8:00 am – Oct 11 @ 5:00 pm

Our main speaker will be Kathleen Brandt. You can see Kathleen’s work on TLC and NBC: “Who Do You Think You Are?” with Tim McGraw (she appears on this episode), Reba McEntire, and others, and in 2014 on the Cynthia Nixon episode airing on July 23, 2014. She is also a researcher with PBS: Finding Your Roots, a freelance writer for AARP and Jet Magazine and is a published author.

Kathleen will be speaking on the following topics. An additional class each day will be announced soon.

Friday Classes

Finding the Elusive Civil War Ancestor

Have you given up on finding information on your civil war era ancestors? Why didn’t your ancestor serve? Or were they in a Confederate state where many records were lost? NARA Civil War records, various provost Marshal and other records will be discussed as well as State held records.

Technology Toys for Genealogists

Don’t leave home without your toys!

Military Research for Genealogists

This workshop gives a step-by-step guide to reconstructing your veterans’ lost WWI and WWII Military records.

Saturday Classes

Leaping Over Brickwalls

Partner your sleuthing skills with effective research tips to fast forward your research.

How We Were Freed

From Indentured Servants to Slavery. Prior to the Civil War there were free coloreds, ex-slaves and indentured servants who secured their freedom. This workshop outlines 5 ways to freedom

Sharing Our Ancestors

Kathleen will also answer questions over lunch in regards to working on TLC’s “Who Do You Think You Are?” “Have you noticed when you speak of long ago ancestors your family friends seem disinterested. This workshop offers 10 fun ways to keep your audience enthused and your ancestors alive”.

Nov
15
Sat
2014
War of 1812 Research @ IGS Library
Nov 15 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

War of 1812 Research

Instructor: Jan Myers

Preregistration required: 515-276-0287; igs@iowagenealogy.org

Jan
24
Sat
2015
Challenge Yourself! Get Certified! @ IGS Library
Jan 24 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Challenge Yourself!  Get Certified!

Instructors: Marieta Grissom and Alice Hoyt Veen, GS

Learn what it means to be a board-certified genealogist and how you can do it, too! The first part of the session will describe educational and experience guidelines for certification, and the application portfolio process. The second part of the session will be a round table discussion designed to address your questions and provide insights into the challenges and opportunities certification presents.

Preregistration required: 515-276-0287; igs@iowagenealogy.org

Cost: $5 IGS members/ $10 non-members.

Apr
13
Mon
2015
Members Only @ Iowa Genealogical Society
Apr 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Members Only:

 

Open only to IGS members (but you can join at the door).

Feb
8
Mon
2016
Members Only @ Iowa Genealogical Society
Feb 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Members Only:

Only Sick Trees: How to recognize and treat them

Open only to IGS members (but you can join at the door).

Mar
14
Mon
2016
Members Only @ Iowa Genealogical Society
Mar 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Members Only:

Finding Family in Institutional Records

Open only to IGS members (but you can join at the door).

Apr
11
Mon
2016
Members Only @ Iowa Genealogical Society
Apr 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Members Only:

Alternatives to Family Tree Maker – Round Table

Open only to IGS members (but you can join at the door).

May
9
Mon
2016
Members Only @ Iowa Genealogical Society
May 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Members Only:

Using Case Studies to Break Down Brick Walls – Round Table

Open only to IGS members (but you can join at the door).

Jun
13
Mon
2016
Members Only @ Iowa Genealogical Society
Jun 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Members Only:

Do Overs – Round Table

Open only to IGS members (but you can join at the door).

Jul
11
Mon
2016
Members Only @ Iowa Genealogical Society
Jul 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Members Only:

Gems in the Library – Round Table

Open only to IGS members (but you can join at the door).