Fall Conference Registration

We still have seats remaining for in-person attendence.  Get your lunch orders in by October 3rd!
  • Friday, October 7 through Saturday, October 8
  • Annual Meeting fo follow the conclusion of sessions on Saturday afternoon.
  • Member's cost $45.00 for one day and $80.00 for both days.
  • Non-Member's cost: $65.00 one day and $125 for both days.
  • Register here https://igs.regfox.com/2022-fall-conference

Friday, October 7th
Amber Oldenburg

  • Land for the Landless: Homestead Records and How to Use Them in Your Research
  • Land Records: A Family Historian’s “Bread and Butter”
  • True Grit and Determination: Finding Your female Ancestor
  • Midwest Archives: Worth More Than Just A Flyover

Saturday, October 8th
Diana Elder

  • Location, Location, Location: Putting Your Ancestors in Their Place
  • Source Citations: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
  • Jurisdictions Explained: Finding New Avenues of Research for Your Family
  • Using Evidence Analysis in a Timeline to Separate Individuals of the Same Name

Genealogy 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.

2022 Take Your Research to the Next Level

For updated information and registration for any of these check Events, your newslettereNewsIGS website or call (515) 276-0287.
In addition to the monthly Beginning Genealogy classes. IGS has other classes. Also check events.
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 has been released without an index, have you found yourself?
Two new special interest groups, Beginning Genealogy and African American, and a new Mastering Genealogical Proof class will also be available.

Iowa Marriage Record

Here is a short video presentation on Iowa Marriage Records at both the state and county levels. 

Grant Received

Thank you to the Iowa Arts Council for providing Emergency Relief funding to the Iowa genealogical Society.