February is African American month, join the African American Interest Group, Tuesday, February 3, 2015 @ 7 p.m. at IGS, 628 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA and let us help you locate your ancestor(s) living in America from 1870 to 1940.
To research, bring with you the name, year and location of your ancestor(s). We also invite you to become a member of the Iowa Genealogical Society. Membership is $35 per year for an individual, $45 for a family. (people living in the same household).
Time is running out to enter the IGS Love Story Contest. Entries are due 15 January 2015. See the contest rules.
You are invited to the organizational meeting for the NEW Iowa Genealogical Ancestry.com Special Interest Group. The meeting will be held at the IGS library on Sunday, January 11, 2015, at 1:30 pm. Discussion will include what Ancestry.com is and what it is not. Discussion will also center on where and when to plan future meetings, the experience level of the group and what to include and prioritize in future meetings.
Advance registration is recommended to make sure enough materials are available and also for contact in case of inclement weather. There is NO registration fee for this group.
The German Interest Group has changed the date for the January 2015 meeting to Sunday, January 4, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm in the IGS library. The 1st quarter schedule is on the German Interest Group page.
IGS has received a donation to add Ancestry Library Edition for patron use. It is now available on the patron computers.
Ancestry Library Edition, the largest online family history resource available, provides unprecedented access to family history via documents that record the lineage of individuals from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, and more. It brings the world’s most popular consumer online family history resource to the IGS Library.
This Just In! The speaker for our 2015 Spring Conference will be Paula Stuart-Warren.
Save the date: Saturday, April 18, 2015. You can check her out at www.http://genealogybypaula.com/
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Has your research turned cold like the weather in Iowa? We have a great research team that can help you melt those brick wall and heat up your research again. Research fees are discounted for members. Check out our Research area (http://iowagenealogy.org/?page_id=51) for more information.