Beginning Genealogy

clip art of sign FreeYour ancestors are waiting for you to find them… Learn how to get started with a free class by the Iowa Genealogical Society located in Des Moines, IA.

You are invited to a Beginning Genealogy class via Zoom.

When: Jun 5, 2021, Saturday, 10:30 AM Central Daylight Savings Time (US and Canada) with Tasha Jackson.

Register in advance for this meeting.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Learn FamilySearch

Book coverWant to improve your use of IGS is offering monthly classes that follow the book: Unofficial Guide to How to Find Your Family History on the World’s Largest Free Genealogy Website Revised Edition. You may purchase the book on 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.