Classes and Events

Class and Event Schedule 2016 – 2017

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,  515 276-0287.

Descriptions are below the schedule. $5 for IGS members and $10 for non-members

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

Date
TimeClassInstructorCost
Nov 9, Wednesdaynoon - 1:00 pmFamilySearch Part 1 RecordsJennifer Ewing$5 members
$10 non-members
Nov 16, Wednesdaynoon - 1:00 pmUsing Find A Grave
Lunch and Learn
Linda Greethurst$5 members
$10 non-members
Nov 19, Saturday10:30 am - 12:30 pmBeginning GenealogyDonna AndersonFree
Nov 19, Saturday1:30 pm - 3:30 pmBeginning Czech ResearchCurt & Tasha Jackson$5 members
$10 non-members
Dec 7, Wednesdaynoon - 1:00 pmFamilySearch Part 2
Catalog, Wiki & Books
Jennifer Ewing$5 members
$10 non-members
Dec 10, Saturday10:30 am - 12:30 pmBeginning GenealogyKevin SpireFree
Jan 18, Wednesdaynoon - 1:00 pm
Lunch and Learn
Facebook for GenealogyMary Lohr$5 members
$15 non-members
Jan 21, Saturday10:30 am - 12:30 pmBeginning GenealogyTheresa LiewerFree
Jan 21, Saturday1:30 pm - 3:30 pmBeginning Internet GenealogyTheresa Liewer$5 members
$15 non-members
Feb 15, Wednesdaynoon - 1:00 pm
Lunch and Learn
Cloud Computing for GenealogyTBD$5 members
$15 non-members
Feb 18, Saturday10:30 am - 12:30 pmBeginning GenealogyDonna AndersonFree
Feb 18, Saturday1:30 pm - 3:30 pmImmigrant ExperienceDonna Anderson$5 members
$15 non-members
Feb 25, Saturday10:30 am - 12:30 pmSource Evaluation-Analysis
and Correlation
Alice Hoyt Veen SM$5 members
$15 non-members
Feb 25, Saturday1:30 pm - 3:30 pmResolving ConflictAlice Hoyt Veen SM$5 members
$15 non-members
Feb 27, Monday5:30 pmBeginning GenealogyJennifer EwingFree
Mar 11, Saturday10:30 am - 12:30 pmBeginning GenealogyJennifer BarsettiFree
Mar 11, Saturday1:30 pm - 3:30 pmHow to Write Your
Family History
Donna Anderson$5 members
$15 non-members
Mar 15, Wednesdaynoon - 1:00 pm
Lunch and Learn
WorldCatJennifer Ewing$5 members
$15 non-members
Mar 18, Saturday10:30 am - 12:30 pmBeginning Irish GenealogyTheresa Liewer$5 members
$15 non-members
Apr 8/9, Friday/SaturdayAll daySpring ConferenceJay H Fonkert SM$
Apr 15, Saturday10:30 am - 12:30 pmBeginning GenealogyDonna AndersonFree

 

Genealogy – Ancestry Special Interest Group

A free class held at the Iowa Genealogical Society in Des Moines, IA for people performing research and recording their genealogy research with software from Ancestry.  Contact us for more information.

 

Genealogy – Cemetery Symbols

Grave markers and headstones often have beautiful carvings and images. What is the meaning behind these images and what is the message it is intended to communicate? See if this is another approach to understanding your ancestors. Join us at the Iowa Genealogical Society in Des Moines, IA.  Contact us for more information and to get registered.

 

Genealogy – Czech Research

Whether you’ve already begun your Czech research or are just starting, there’s always something new you can learn! Learn some tips and tricks we’ve discovered from FamilySearch, newspaper articles, the Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International (CGSI), and Facebook, just to name a few. Maybe there are a few resources you haven’t discovered yet!

 

Beginning Genealogy

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.

 

Genealogy – Roots Magic Users Group

Work with others and learn tips and tricks with the Roots Magic software to record your genealogy research.  Join us at the Iowa Genealogical Society in Des Moines, IA.  Contact us for more information and to get registered.

 

Genealogy – Using FamilySearch.org

Learn tips and trick to finding more information with FamilySearch.org.  Join us at the Iowa Genealogical Society in Des Moines, IA.  Contact us for more information and to get registered.

 

Genealogy – Using Find A Grave

Learn how to get the most out of this free site. It’s more than just pictures of gravestones. Join us at the Iowa Genealogical Society in Des Moines, IA.  Contact us for more information and to get registered.