Midwest Genealogy Center Library road trip

Midwest Genealogy Center Library

Midwest Genealogy Center Library

The Iowa Genealogical Society is sponsoring a road trip to the Midwest Genealogy Center Library (MCG) in Kansas City.  The MGC is ranked as the best genealogy library and research center in our area and is also ranked among the best in the nation.  Many of our members have expressed an interest in going to this library. In response, IGS has put together this road trip. This trip affords our members and friends a great research opportunity and time together to get to know local people, like ourselves, with a strong interest in genealogy. Continue reading

Library Cataloger Volunteer

The Iowa Genealogical Society needs a volunteer to place new catalog cards in the cabinet drawers.  This person needs to be detail oriented using the alphabet.  Training will be provided.  You may do this at your convenience during the library’s open hours.  Estimated time needed is about 4 hours per month.

Contact Jennifer Ewing @ execdir@iowagenealogy.org or 515-276-0287

Danish Workshop

Michele McNabb from the Museum of Danish America in Elk Horn

will be holding a workshop at IGS starting at 10:30 a.m. on April 26, 2014. If you have Danish ancestors or German ancestors from Schleswig-Holstein this

Michele C. McNABB

Michele C. McNABB

is something you won’t want to miss.

  • Were They Danish or German?–Danish Ancestors from Slesvig-HolsteIn
  • From Denmark to America: The Immigration Experience
  • Cyber Genealogy–Danish Style

Agenda and mail in Registration

Online Registration: IGS members $45.00 includes lunch. Non IGS members  $50.00 includes lunch. No refunds after April 20th. Continue reading

View library

You can now see our library. Go to the main menu: Library-Library Facility where you will find an image of the library. Click and drag your mouse to change the view.

For a view of the Woodland Cemetery Receiving Vault area in Des Moines click on the By Dennis Allen in the top right corner of the library image and select the second image.

Webster Co Gen Soc adds 1923 Ft Dodge Messenger Index

Once again Webster County Genealogical Society has added to their Ft Dodge Messenger Index series with the year 1923. It contains 145 pages and sells for $23.20.  It may also be ordered by mail or phone from IGS. It includes adoption, birth, anniversaries, death, family events, guardianship, homestead, illness, land records, marriages, naturalizations, divorce, military, and many other categories that are coded for easy finding.

Genealogical Name Tag

Genealogical Name Tag

Want to impress your friends?

A Genealogy Name Tag from IGS is a unique conversation starter. Your genealogy at a glance that can be worn with any clothing. Black letters on a white plastic badge (2 1/8 x 3 3/8) with a pin clasp on the back. Font size appropriate for space on badge.


2014 Tech Conference

Saturday, April 12

The Tech Conference will be April 12 at the IGS Library, Tentative topics are: Tribal Pages website for your personal genealogical site; The Cloud and Dropbox, what and how to use; Purchasing a new computer, what you need or don’t need. An additional topic will be announced later.

Tech Conf 2014

Tech Conf 2014