• Access to IGS research facility
  • Access to FamilySearch affiliate records when in the IGS library
  • Access to Ancestry Library edition when in the IGS library
  • Bimonthly newsletter
  • Discounts on classes and conferences and research fees
  • Networking opportunities
  • Email notification of upcoming events and classes
  • Access to genealogical interest groups
  • IGS membership helps to preserve records for future generations

There are annual spring and fall conferences with lectures, workshops and vendors.

Membership contributes to the preservation of genealogical and family history records. You also receive free queries in Hawkeye Heritage and member discounts for conferences and classes.


Help support IGS by using any of the following:

If you buy from please go there from this site as IGS gets a donation from Amazon for those using our web site to visit It doesn’t cost you a cent. Please spread the word. Use this logo. Thanks!

Use GoodSearch to search the Internet. We hope you’ll give it a try and support IGS by selecting Iowa Genealogical Society in the second dropdown box. Every time you do, money goes to Iowa Genealogical Society.

The site is powered by Yahoo!, so you’ll get the same quality search results that you’re used to. What’s unique is that they have developed a way to direct money to IGS (when selected in the second dropdown box) with every click.

The more people who use this site and select Iowa Genealogical Society, the more money will go to IGS. So please spread the word to your friends and family.

For shopping use GoodShop for items from major retailers. Through GoodShop IGS earns a sale percentage which varies by the store.


To purchase a copy of Legacy with a portion going to the IGS click the image.