2022 Upcoming Events

2020 Take Your Research to the Next Level

In addition to the monthly Beginning Genealogy classes IGS will have a Tech Talk monthly series and other classes.

Have you always been curious about tech?  Another new monthly meeting that will begin in 2022 is Tech Talk.  Join Nicole Anderson for a class to talk and learn how to use various technology, hardware, software and skills in your genealogical research.  We will focus on a different topics each month. There will be a brief presentation at the beginning of the class, and then hands-on practice and discussion for the second half of the meeting.  We are pleased to offer this as a benefit of membership.

Historical newspapers provide a unique insight into the culture of the times.  They add context for a more complete and interesting picture of your ancestors’ lives.  In some instances, you may be able to break through your brick wall!  Using live demonstrations and step-by-step instruction, Renee Cue will share her process and organization using historical newspapers and texts as resources to identify and discover the rich stories about her ancestors and their families.  Renee will go into detail about finding newspaper sites (both free and paid), capturing articles, and attaching them in popular genealogy software.  This is an expanded discussion with an opportunity for you to bring up questions.  Attendees will receive a reference sheet with valuable resources.

The 1950 Census will be released in April 2022 – are you ready to dive in?  Knowing that initially it will be available without an index, we will cover some things you can do to prepare for your searches, resources that will help you prepare to find yourself or your family before the indexes are available. With Sheri Snodgrass

Kevin Spire will have a class in February on Using the Internet for Genealogical Research.

Two new special interest groups, Beginning Genealogy and African American, and a new Mastering Genealogical Proof class will also be presented.

For updated information and registration for any of these check your newsletter, eNewsIGS website or call (515) 276-0287.

Learn FamilySearch

Book coverWant to improve your use of FamilySearch.org? IGS is offering monthly classes that follow the book: Unofficial Guide to FamilySearch.org: How to Find Your Family History on the World’s Largest Free Genealogy Website Revised Edition. You may purchase the book on smile.amazon.com if you wish a copy for reference. It is not required for the class but is the foundation for the class. Each month a new chapter from the book will be taught/discussed. Continue reading

Ancestry Library Edition

IGS has received a donation to add Ancestry Library Edition for patron use. It is now available on the patron computers.

Ancestry Library Edition iconAncestry 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.

Genealogical Name Tag

Genealogical Name Tag

Let others know your family

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.