Classes

Society Class Schedule 2014/2015

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

Class description follows the class 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
Time
Class
Instructor
Cost
Nov 15, Saturday10:30 am - 12:30 pmNaturalization RecordsTheresa Liewer$5 members
$10 non-members
Preregistration required
Nov 15, Saturday1:30 pm - 3:30 pmWar of 1812 ResearchJan Myers$5 members
$10 non-members
Preregistration required
Nov 17, Monday6:30 pm - 8:30 pmHeirloom Preservation
Members Only
IGS Members OnlyFree
Nov 22, Saturday10:30 am - 12:30 pmGPS - Must have attended Orientation to Genealogy
and signed up for all sessions
Linda Greethurst &
Alice Hoyt Veen
Full
Dec 6, Saturday1:30 pm - 3:30 pmBeginning GenealogyFree
Jan 7, Wednesday12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFindAGrave
Lunch & Learn - Bring your lunch
Linda Greethurst$5 members
$10 non-members
Preregistration required
Jan 11, Sunday1:30 pmNew SIG for AncestryRichard WolfeFree
Jan 12, Monday6:30 pm - 8:30 pmCreate Family Web Pages
How to / share
IGS Members OnlyFree
Jan 17, Saturday10:30 am - 12:30 pmBeginning GenealogyTheresa LiewerFree
Jan 17, Saturday1:30 pm - 3:30 pmLand RecordsTheresa Liewer$5 members
$10 non-members
Preregistration required
Jan 24, Saturday10:30 am - 12:30 pmGPS - Must have attended Orientation to Genealogy
and signed up for all sessions
Linda Greethurst &
Alice Hoyt Veen
Full
Jan 24, Saturday1:30 pm - 3:30 pmChallenge Yourself
to Get Certified
Alice Hoyt Veen$5 members
$10 non-members
Preregistration required
Feb 7, Saturday1:30 pm - 3:30 pmBeginning GenealogyLinda GreethurstFree
Feb 9, Monday6:30 pm - 8:30 pmWhat Will Happen
to Your Stuff?
IGS Members OnlyFree
Feb 18, Wednesday12:00 pm - 1:00 pmVirginia Vital RecordsJanet Myers$5 members
$10 non-members
Preregistration
Feb 21, Saturday10:30 am - 12:30 pmFamilySearch$5 members
$10 non-members
Preregistration required
Feb 21, Saturday1:30 pm - 3:30 pmUsing Evernote
part 1
Linda Greethurst$5 members
$10 non-members
Preregistration required
Mar 7, Saturday10:30 am - 12:30 pmUsing Evernote
part 2
Linda Greethurst$5 members
$10 non-members
Preregistration required
Mar 9, Monday6:30 pm - 8:30 pmMaking and Using GEDCOMsIGS Members Only
Dennis Allen
Free
Mar 14, Saturday10:30 am - 12:30 pmIRISH DAY
Basic Irish research
Theresa Liewer$5 members
$10 non-members
Preregistration required
Mar 14, Saturday1:30 pm - 3:30 pmIRISH DAY
Using Irish Websites
Theresa Liewer$5 members
$10 non-members
Preregistration required
Mar 18, Wednesday12:00 pm - 1:00 pmKentucky Vital Records
Bring your lunch
Dennis Allen$5 members
$10 non-members
Preregistration required
Mar 21, Saturday10:00 am - 2:00 pmOpen HouseFree
Mar 25, Wednesday1:00 pm - 3:00 pmBeginning GenealogyJanet MyersFree
Mar 28, Saturday10:30 am - 12:30 pmGPS - Must have attended Orientation to Genealogy
and signed up for all sessions
Linda Greethurst &
Alice Hoyt Veen
Full
Apr 8, Wednesday12:00 pm - 1:00 pmNew York Vital Records
Bring your lunch
Linda Greethurst$5 members
$10 non-members
Preregistration required
Apr 11, Saturday1:30 pm - 3:30 pmUsing Excel for
Genealogy
Dennis ALlen$5 members
$10 non-members
Preregistration required
Apr 13, Monday6:30 pm - 8:30 pmFamily Health HistoryIGS Members OnlyFree
Apr 17, FridayIGS Members OnlyTrain the Trainers
Class for IGS Teachers
IGS Teachers OnlyFree
Apr 23, Thursday6:30 pm - 8:30 pmCivil War RecordsTheresa Liewer$5 members
$10 non-members
Preregistration required
Apr 25, Saturday10:30 am - 12:30 pmBeginning GenealogyLinda GreethurstFree
Apr 25, Saturday1:30 pm - 3:30 pmPreparing for a Road TripLinda Greethurst$5 members
$10 non-members
Preregistration required
May 2, Saturday1:30 pm - 3:30 pmGetting the Most
from an Obit
Ricki King$5 members
$10 non-members
Preregistration required
May 23, Saturday1:30 pm - 3:30 pmBeginning GenealogyJanet MyersFree
May 30, Saturday1:30 pm - 3:30 pmGenealogy Gems in
Newspapers
Linda Greethurst$5 members
$10 non-members
Preregistration required

 

Beginning Genealogy

Find out how easy it is to get started in this popular and fascinating pursuit.  Your family has a story to tell. Learn the basics to begin your journey of discovery for your family history project. Open to the public – FREE, preregistration is required.

 


Genealogical Proof Standard I

A special series of 5 classes plus an initial orientation session introducing the Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS) and how to apply it to genealogical research situations. After the orientation session on Sept 6, which is open to all, the size of this class is limited, has required attendance, and is for members only. Dates (all Saturdays) include Sept 6, Oct 25, Nov 22, Jan 24, Feb 28 and Mar 28.

Instructors: Linda Greethurst and Alice Hoyt Veen, CG

 


Challenge Yourself Get Certified

Saturday, 24 January 2015

1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Instructors: Marieta Grissom and Alice Hoyt Veen, CG

Learn what it means to be a board-certified genealogist and how you can do it, too! The first part of session will describe educational and experience guidelines for certification, and the application portfolio process. The second part of the session will be a round table discussion designed to address your questions and provide insights into the challenges and opportunities certification presents. Preregistration required. Cost: $5 IGS members/ $10 non-members.

 


Writing Your Own Family History

Members discuss various methods of organizing genealogical information into a narrative form.