Classes

Class Schedule 2019

Class descriptions are at the end of the table of classes.

Date
 Time Class Instructor Cost
Sep 6, Friday7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFamily Tree Maker
Genealogy Program:
How To Use
Tasha Jackson$5 members
$15 non-members
Sep 15, Sunday2:00 pm - 4:00 pmTrivia NightCall 515-276-0287
Sep 21, Saturday10:30 am - 12:30 pmBeginning GenealogyKevin SpireFREE
Sep 21, Saturday1:30 pm - 3:30 pmColonial Southern States - GA, NC, SCKevin Spire$5 members
$15 non-members
Sep 28, Saturday1:00 pm - 4:00 pmGadget DayFree
Oct 10, Thursday6:30 pm - 8:30 pmBeginning GenealogyLori MeyerFREE
Oct 26, Saturday10:30 am - 12:30 pmColonial Workshop DayKevin SpireFREE
Nov 16, Saturday10:30 am - 12:30 pmGet OrganizedDennis Allen$5 members
$15 non-members
Nov 16, Saturday1:30 pm - 3:30 pmBeginning GenealogyLori MeyerFREE
Dec 7, Saturday10:30 am - 12:30 pmIowa Vital RecordsKevin Spire$5 members
$15 non-members
Dec 7, Saturday1:30 pm - 3:30 pmPearl Harbor
National Archives
Mo Wilkins$5 members
$15 non-members
Dec 10, Tuesday7:00 pm - 9:00 pmBeginning GenealogyTasha JacksonFREE
Dec 14, Saturday10:30 am - 12:30 pmBackup and SafetySheri Snodgrass$5 members
$15 non-members

Unless otherwise noted: pre-registration is required so there will be an adequate number of handouts; all classes and events are OPEN TO THE PUBLIC and are at the IGS Library, 628 E Grand Ave, Des Moines IA, 50309-1924. Phone 515 276-0287. Subject to change.

Descriptions are below the schedule. $5 for IGS members and $15 for non-members.

Lunch and Learn (L/L) – bring your lunch and learn something new at the same time.

Beginning Genealogy

*If you’re just starting out, aren’t sure where to start, or just need a little refresher, this class will start you on your way to genealogy success!

Your ancestors are waiting for you to find them…  Learn how to get started with a free class at the Iowa Genealogical Society located in Des Moines, IA.  Classes fill up quickly.  Contact us for more information and to get registered.

 

July 13th, Saturday
IGS Colonial Resources in Rhode Island & Delaware 

1:30-3:30pm        Instructor: Tasha Jackson
$5 members/$15 non-members

*This class is part of our 2019 series about the colonial resources that are available to you in the IGS library. These
classes do not build on each other, so feel free to pick and choose which classes in the series may be relevant to you.
In this class, we will be talking about the colonial resources IGS has for the areas now known as Rhode Island and Delaware.

 

July 20th, Saturday

Publishing A Family History

10:30am-12:30pm        Facilitator: Renee Cue

*This is a round-table discussion of tips & tricks to publishing a family history. Come and share your story with others!

 

July 25th, Thursday

IGS Colonial Resources in New York

1:30-3:30pm        Instructor: Tasha Jackson

$5 members/$15 non-members

*Repeat from January*

*This class is part of our 2019 series about the colonial resources that are available to you in the IGS library. These classes do not build on each other, so feel free to pick and choose which classes in the series may be relevant to you.

In this class, we will be talking about the colonial resources IGS has for the area now known as New York (including the original Dutch Manhattan Colony).

 

July 27th, Saturday 

Beginning Genealogy 

10:30am-12:30pm        Instructor: Kevin Spire
FREE to members and non-members alike

*If you’re just starting out, aren’t sure where to start, or just need a little refresher, this class will start you on your way
to genealogy success!

 

IGS Colonial Resources in Pennsylvania

1:30-3:30pm        Instructor: Kevin Spire
$5 members/$15 non-members

*This class is part of our 2019 series about the colonial resources that are available to you in the IGS library. These
classes do not build on each other, so feel free to pick and choose which classes in the series may be relevant to you.
In this class, we will be talking about the colonial resources IGS has for the area now known as Pennsylvania.

 

August 17th, Saturday

Beginning Genealogy

10:30am-12:30pm        Instructor: Kevin Spire
FREE to members and non-members alike

*If you’re just starting out, aren’t sure where to start, or just need a little refresher, this class will start you on your way
to genealogy success!

 

IGS Colonial Resources in Virginia

1:30-3:30pm        Instructor: Kevin Spire
$5 members/$15 non-members

*Repeated from January for those who were not able to attend due to weather*

*This class is part of our 2019 series about the colonial resources that are available to you in the IGS library. These
classes do not build on each other, so feel free to pick and choose which classes in the series may be relevant to you.
In this class, we will be talking about the colonial resources IGS has for the area now known as Pennsylvania.

August 24th, Saturday

Why Did Our Ancestors Leave Europe?

1:30-3:30pm        Instructor: Gaige Mosher

$5 members/$15 non-members

*Learn about the events that were happening throughout Europe that influenced people to leave their lives in Europe behind and emigrate to the New World.

 

September 6th, Friday

Using Family Tree Maker Software (Windows-based)

1:30-3:30pm        Instructor: Tasha Jackson

$5 members/$15 non-members

*In this class, we’ll be going over how to use the new version of Family Tree Maker (2017-present) on Windows computers. We’ll discuss new features added in this version, and how to use some features you may not have known were there!

 

September 21st, Saturday 

Beginning Genealogy

10:30am-12:30pm        Instructor: Kevin Spire
FREE to members and non-members alike

*If you’re just starting out, aren’t sure where to start, or just need a little refresher, this class will start you on your way
to genealogy success!

IGS Colonial Resources in the South

 1:30-3:30pm        Instructor: Kevin Spire
$5 members/$15 non-members

*This class is part of our 2019 series about the colonial resources that are available to you in the IGS library. These
classes do not build on each other, so feel free to pick and choose which classes in the series may be relevant to you.
In this class, we will be talking about the colonial resources IGS has for the areas now known as North Carolina, South
Carolina, and Georgia.

 

September 28th, Saturday

Gadget Day

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