Iowa Genealogical Society will be CLOSED on Mondays beginning 2 October 2023!!!

  Fall Conference 2023

Registration is Open!
14 Oct 2023  
Iowa Genealogical Society Fall Conference
Kathleen Brandt of a3Genealogy
You are welcome to join us for this in-person event with Kathleen, which will be held in the IGS west wing, located in Des Moines, Iowa. 
Zoom options are available for those who wish to attend remotely.

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Hamilton County Genealogy Workshop

Family History Resource Fair

Come join local resources to see what they have to offer you in the line of genealogical resources. 
30 Sep 2023
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Location is the Iowa Genealogical Society  Conference Center

IGS Slumber Party

We're having a research party! Join us for 14 hours of uninterrupted time to work on your family history and take advantage of all the IGS Library has to offer. You can stay for a few hours or all night. For more information and to register: 

Certificate Program

Do you know about our Certificate Program?
Pioneer, Centennial and Statehood Certificates contain pedigree charts and other documentation which verifies that the Indexed Pioneer was in Iowa either since 1846, 1856 or for the last 100 years.
To apply, click here.  

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.
Place your order by clicking here where you can print out the form and send your request to the Iowa Genealogical Society.

Grant Received

Thank you to the State Historical Society of Iowa for providing Historical Resource Development Program funding to the Iowa genealogical Society.
IGS is using the grand funds to purchase supplies for preserving records pertaining to the Pioneer Certificate program, and for processing and preserving information in our new manuscript collection.
Funding for the Historical Resource Development Program is made possible by an annual appropriation from 
the Iowa Legislature to the Resource Enhancement and Protection (REAP) program. The Iowa Department of 
Cultural Affairs receives 5% of that appropriation.

Grant Received

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