Classes

Class Schedule 2019

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

Date
 Time Class Instructor Cost
Jun 8, Saturday10:30 am - 12:30 pmBeginning GenealogySheri Snodgrass
Jun 8, Saturday1:30 pm - 3:30 pmColonial Resources
Maryland
Tasha Jackson$5 members
$15 non-members
Jun 15, Saturday10:30 am - 12:30 pm
and
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Tech Dayvarious$5 members
$15 non-members for both sessions
Jun 29, Saturday10:30 am - 12:30 pmBuckle Up and Cite Your SourcesAlice Hoyt Veen$5 members
$15 non-members
Jun 29, Saturday1:30 pm - 3:30 pmNew England Colonial ResearchAlice Hoyt Veen$5 members
$15 non-members
Jul 13, Saturday1:30 pm - 3:30 pmColonial Resources
Rhode Island &
Delaware
Tasha Jackson$5 members
$15 non-members
Jul 25, Thursday7:00 pm - 9:00 pmColonial Resources
New York
Tasha Jackson$5 members
$15 non-members
Jul 27, Saturday10:30 am - 12:30 pmBeginning GenealogyKevin SpireFREE
Jul 27, Saturday1:30 pm - 3:30 pmColonial Resources
Pennsylvania
Kevin Spire$5 members
$15 non-members
Aug 17, Saturday10:30 am - 12:30 pmBeginning GenealogyKevin SpireFREE
Aug 17, Saturday1:30 pm - 3:30 pmColonial Resources
Virginia
Kevin Spire$5 members
$15 non-members
Sep 6, Friday7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFamily Tree Maker
Genealogy Program:
How To Use
Tasha Jackson$5 members
$15 non-members
Oct 10, Thursday6:30 pm - 8:30 pmBeginning GenealogyLori MeyerFREE

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.

 

Buckle up and Cite Your Sources!

29 June 2019, 10:30 a.m. – 12: 30 p.m.

Keeping track of information sources contributes to the success of any family history project, and it’s not as difficult as you might think. Geared to beginners, this presentation seeks to de-mystify the process by addressing the basics of documenting and citing sources. Presentation includes simple, practical examples and hands-on, step-by-step practice.

 

FamilySearch Day

Learn about all the great things you can find while working with FamilySearch.org.

 

IGS Colonial Resources in New England

29 June 2019, 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Many Iowans trace their origins to colonial New England: New Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay, Providence Plantations, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. Discover your colonial New England roots!  Discussion includes records and resources, both on and off the web, and strategies for a successful search.

 

IGS Colonial Resources in New York

*This is the 2nd class in 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 taking about the colonial resources IGS has for the area now known as New York State.

 

IGS Colonial Resources in Massachusetts   

*This is the 3rd class in 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 taking about the colonial resources IGS has for the area now known as Massachusetts.

 

IGS Colonial Resources in Maine       

*This is the 4th class in 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 taking about the colonial resources IGS has for the area now known as Maine.

 

IGS Colonial Resources in Connecticut       

*This is the 5th class in 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 taking about the colonial resources IGS has for the area now known as Connecticut

 

Irish Research

Discover your Irish roots!  Discussion includes records and resources, both on and off the web, and strategies for a successful search.

 

Pinterest for Genealogy       

*In this class, you’ll learn how to use Pinterest to assist in your genealogy research.

 

New Years Slumber Party

$20 for both members and non-members – Late night pizza. Ring in the new year with IGS!