Classes

Society Class Schedule 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
TimeClassInstructorCost
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
IGS Members Only
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 GenealogyTheresa LiewerFree
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, Saturday10:30 pm - 12:30 pmUsing Excel for
Genealogy
Dennis ALlen$5 members
$10 non-members
Preregistration required
Apr 11, Saturday1:00 pm - 3:00 pmFree Land: Homestead Act of 1862
Blake BellFree
Apr 13, Monday6:30 pm - 8:30 pmEvening at the Library
Roundtable
IGS Members OnlyFree
IGS Members Only
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, Saturday1:00 pm - 3:00 pmOrphan TrainsMillie FreseDonations accepted
May 2, Saturday1:30 pm - 3:30 pmBeginning GenealogyTBAFree
May 11, Monday6:30 pm - 8:30 pmHow We Got HereIGS Members Only
Roundtable
Free
IGS Members Only
May 27, Wednesday12:00 pm - 1:00 pmNewspapers in Genealogical ResearchMary Lohr$5 members
$10 non-members
Preregistration required
May 30, Saturday10:30 am - 12:30 pmSource CitationAlice Hoyt VeenFree
May 31, Sunday1:00 pm - 3:00 pmLives and Times of Nancy DrewBarb Lounsberry$5 members
$10 non-members
Preregistration required
June 8, Monday6:30 pm - 8:30 pmRoad Trip ExperiencesIGS Members OnlyFree
IGS Members Only
June 10, Wednesday12:00 pm - 1:00 pmUsing Facebook for GenealogyMary Lohr$5 members
$10 non-members
Preregistration required
June 13, Saturday10:30 am - 12:30 pmMind Mapping for GenealogySheri Snodgrass$5 members
$10 non-members
Preregistration required
June 20, Saturday1:30 pm - 3:30 pmBeginning GenealogyTBDFree
June 20, Saturday10:30 am - 12:30 pmGPS - class 1Alice Hoyt Veen$5 members
$10 non-members
Preregistration required
July 11, Saturday10:30 am - 12:30 pmBeginning GenealogyTBDFree
July 11, Saturday1:30 pm - 3:30 pmRevolutionary War RecordsTBD$5 members
$10 non-members
Preregistration required
July 13, Monday6:30 pm - 8:30 pmDNAIGS Members Only
Bob Haskins
Free
IGS Members Only
July 18, Saturday10:30 am - 12:30 pmGPS - class 2Alice Hoyt Veen$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.