Events Calendar

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).

Feb
20
Sat
2016
Land Research: Metes & Bounds–Over Hill, Over Dale @ Iowa Genealogical Society
Feb 20 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Land Research: Metes & Bounds–Over Hill, Over Dale…

Instructor – Alice Hoyt Veen, CG

The thirteen original states and seven state-land states used a land survey system known as “metes & bounds.” Property lines tended to be irregular and defined by geographical landmarks. Understanding the basics of metes & bounds methods is essential to unraveling your ancestors’ land records.

This class provides hands-on practice reading and platting metes & bound property descriptions. Discussion includes basic terminology associated with metes & bounds, and how to use these irregular-shaped tracts to help solve genealogical puzzles.

Preregistration: 515 276-0287 or igs@iowagenealogy.org

Prairie Patchwork: Iowa’s Ethnic Heritage @ Iowa Genealogical Society
Feb 20 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Prairie Patchwork: Iowa’s Ethnic Heritage

Instructor – Alice Hoyt Veen, CG

Iowa’s history is patterned by a colorful patchwork of ethnic immigration & settlement. These diverse groups have been instrumental in the development of Iowa from its earliest years to the present.

We’ll explore who these ethnic groups were and what motivated them to choose Iowa. Discussion includes patterns of settlement and the resources available for exploring Iowa’s ethnic heritage.

Preregistration: 515 276-0287 or igs@iowagenealogy.org

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).

Mar
19
Sat
2016
Land Research: Rectangular Survey System–Fair & Square @ Iowa Genealogical Society
Mar 19 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Land Research: Rectangular Survey System-Fair & Square

Instructor – Alice Hoyt Veen, CG

Federal lands have been surveyed and distributed according to a “rectangular” or “cadastral” survey system since 1785. If your ancestor patented public domain land, chances are his property was surveyed using this method, and probably was later sold or divided in much the same manner.

Class content includes basic terminology associated with the rectangular survey system and hands-on practice reading and platting property descriptions. We’ll explore how to use land tracts to help solve genealogical puzzles.

Preregistration: 515 276-0287 or igs@iowagenealogy.org

Iowans Go to War @ Iowa Genealogical Society
Mar 19 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Iowans Go to War

Instructor – Alice Hoyt Veen, CG

Since its earliest settlement, Iowans have answered their nation’s call to arms.

This class explores a timeline of U.S. military conflicts and the role Iowans have played in defending their country. Discussion includes sources and resources unique to Iowans’ service history.

Preregistration: 515 276-0287 or igs@iowagenealogy.org

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).