Classes and Events

Class and Event Schedule 2016

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
Sept 14, Wednesdaynoon - 1:00 pmUsing Lulu to Self PublishTBA$5 members
$10 non-members
Sept 19, Monday5:30 pm - 7:30 pmBeginning GenealogyJennifer EwingFree
Sept 24, Saturday1:30 pm - 3:30 pmBeginning Swedish ResearchDonna Anderson$5 members
$10 non-members
Oct 15, Saturday10:30 am - 12:30 pmTracing Your Italian RootsKathy Foggia and Jennifer Barsetti$5 members
$10 non-members
Oct 29, Saturday10:30 am - 12:30 pmCemetery SymbolsKevin Spire$5 members
$10 non-members
Oct 29, Saturday1:30 pm - 3:30 pmBeginning GenealogyDonna AndersonFree
Oct 30, Sunday1:30 pm - 3:30 pmAdoption researchMichelle Spear$5 members
$10 non-members
Nov 5, Saturday1:30 pm - 3:30 pmBeginning German ResearchDiane Green$5 members
$10 non-members
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

 

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.

 

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.