IGS & Iowa PBS Genealogy Workshop Series

Iowa Genealogical Society is partnering with Iowa PBS to offer a beginner to intermediate genealogy workshop coming in February. “Finding Your Roots Through Records” will consist of four (4) two-hour sessions focused on the public records individuals can research to find more information about their ancestors.
Each session will feature a combination of lecture and discussion, question and answer time, and a homework assignment relating to your family search. Handouts will be provided for each session. The Zoom webinars will be recorded and registrants can view the sessions later; however, because this workshop is interactive, we encourage all registrants to attend the live sessions in order to get the most out of the series.
These sessions will provide valuable information to guide researchers as they dive into genealogical pursuits, and each session will use Iowa examples.
Registration is $100 and includes access to all four sessions, the recordings and any supplemental materials provided by the instructors. Registered attendees will receive each workshop recording within 48 hours after the workshop.

2024 Spring Conference

Today's Technology for Genealogy
Saturday, April 20, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Join us for a day of learning to use technology to streamline your genealogy research process.  The end goal is to give you more time to actually do your research.  The conference includes four sessions, two in the morning and two in the afternoon.  The first session will begin at approximately 9 a.m. central time.
The following sessions will be presented:
Using Spreadsheets for Genealogy
Photo Digitization and Scanning Basics
Protecting Your Computer Research
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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
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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.

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