Summer Hours

Please note that over the summer (for the months of July and August) we will be open on Mondays from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Show & Tell

Share a story, a treasured item, a research success.  Everyone will have several minutes to "show" and "tell" about that genealogy gem that still makes you smile, warms your heart, or gets you pumped up to research some more.  If you prefer to just listen and be inspired, that's okay too.
Join us at the IGS library August 1st at 4 p.m.  Coffee and cookies provided courtesy of our promotional partner, Vibrant Coffeehouse + Kitchen.
When:  Thursday, Aug 1 at 4:00 PM
Where: IGS Library
Cost: FREE
Coffee and cookies provided by Vibrant Coffeehouse + Kitchen.
Take a break the next time you're researching at the IGS library. 
Vibrant is located one block west of IGS at 520 East Grand Avenue.

Summer Pass 2024

Considering membership to the Iowa Genealogical Society?

Why not dive into your genealogy research with our 2024 Summer Pass!

Our Summer Pass will grant you access to the same benefits our members enjoy when researching at the library, such as:
  • Unlimited library visits
  • Subscription free access to
  • Affiliate library access to locked files found on
  • All other resources the library has to offer in advancing your research
  • Help and support from our helpful volunteers
All this for the one-time price of $10!
Ask at the library front desk for your 2024 Summer Pass.
All Summer Passes expire August 31, 2024.
Non-members can still visit the library after Aug 31, 2024, however they will be asked to pay a $10/day usage fee.

Join Our Special Interest Groups (SIG)

Take advantage of your membership at the Iowa Genealogical Society and participate in our Special Interest Groups (SIG).
At our Special Interest Groups you can network with others, share information and ideas, and learn things that can help you with your genealogy research.  Maybe even find a partner and work together on a common interest.
Each of these group meets monthly.  Click here to see the schedule for upcoming meetings.

Digging Deeper for Answers

Are you looking from more information about your Iowa ancestor?  Take a deeper look into what's available with our county affiliates.  Many counties in Iowa have their own genealogical or historical society.  It's possible they may hold the information you're seeking about your Iowa ancestor.