Michele McNabb from the Museum of Danish America in Elk Horn, IA offered great information on researching your Danish ancestors. She covered topics that included useful websites for Genealogical research , some in English and some in Danish, information on digitized Danish Records from the Danish State Archives and the Emigration Experience of our Danish Ancestors. Continue reading
The Iowa Genealogical Society is in need of several library assistants during the day and on
Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Training will be provided. Shifts are usually four hours but can be flexible. Society membership is required.
IGS is also looking for someone to maintain our flower bed for the 2014 growing season. The bed is established and just need a little weeding and mulching.
Please contact Jennifer Ewing, 515-276-0287 or Executive Director for more information.
What a great conference!
Dennis Allen presented information on Tribal Pages, MAC versus PC, Gensmarts and the inner workings of a computer. Dennis Davies presented information on the Cloud and Linda Greethurst showed us how to pluck, place and plot using Animap. A special thanks to Cris Nagla and others for providing afternoon treats.
The information provided was useful to any level of genealogical research skills; beginner to advanced. We were shown ways to collaborate with others on our family trees and research, easy ways to share photos via the Cloud and useful utilities of Gensmarts and Animap which can make us more efficient in our research.
A BIG thank you to our presenters for volunteering their time and knowledge with us!
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
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 @ firstname.lastname@example.org or 515-276-0287
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
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
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.
Fintan Mullan and Gillian Hunt from the Ulster Historical Foundation in Belfast, Ireland, will present a seminar for beginners and active family historians at the Iowa Genealogical Society on Monday, March 10, 2014, from 9 am to 5 pm. For more information or register here.
The British/Welsh and Scots/Scots Irish Interest Groups have combined. They will meet on the 2nd Thursday of the month starting 9 Jan 2014 at the IGS library at 7 pm. The Irish Group will continue to meet on the 3rd Tuesday.