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.
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.
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.
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.