$10 for ages 16 and over
Summer Pass for 3 months of June, July, and August
Iowa Genealogical Society Research Library
628 E Grand Ave
Des Moines IA 50309-1924
- Free Beginning Classes
- Resources for original 13 colonies & westward migration
- Resources for all US States
- Resources for international searches
We are a FamilySearch Affiliate Library
Sign up to attend Special Interest Groups
Ancestry.com library edition available to our patrons
Free off street parking in front of our building for IGS patrons only
- Great hours: Open 6 days and 2 nights
- Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat 10 am to 4 pm
- Tue & Thur 10 am to 9 pm
Bring your sack lunch to enjoy in our lunchroom or an easy walk to local restaurants
Iowa Vital Records
Saturday, July 17th at 1:30 p.m. Central Time
Iowa is blessed with great vital records.
We’ll walk you through their historical development, their contents, and where to access them.
You may find just the right clue in a birth. marriage or death record to help you over your brick wall.
Theresa Liewer will be teaching this online Zoom program.
Want to improve your use of FamilySearch.org? IGS is offering monthly classes that follow the book: 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
Thank You to the Iowa Arts Council for providing Emergency Relief funding to the Iowa Genealogical Society.
View this short presentation on Iowa Marriage Records at both the state and county level in Iowa by clicking on Iowa Marriage Records.
IGS has received a donation to add Ancestry Library Edition for patron use. It is now available on the patron computers.
Ancestry 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.
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.