Summer Fun with Your Ancestors!

$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
515 276-0287


  • 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 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

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