Classes

Class Schedule 2021

Descriptions are below the schedule. $6.50 for IGS members and $16.00 for non-members or as noted

Date
 Time Link / Class Instructor Cost
Sat, Oct 2310:30 am - 12:30 pmBeginning Genealogy Beginning GenealogyKevin SpireFREE
Sat, Oct 231:30 pm - 3:30 pmUS Probate Records US Probate RecordsSheri Snodgrass$6.50 member or $16.00 non-member
Sat, Nov 6th1:30 pm - 3:30 pmDigging Deeper in Your German Family Digging Deeper in Your German FamilyDiane Green
David Bartholomy
$6.50 member or $16.00 non-member
Thur, Nov 11th6:30 pm - 8:30 pmBeginning Genealogy
Beginning Genealogy
Kevin SpireFREE
Thur, Nov 186:30 pm - 8:30 pmDo You Have a Veteran in Your Family? Do You Have a Veteran in Your Family?Dennis Allen
Lenea Strobers
$6.50 member or $16.00 non-member
Sat, Nov 20th1:30 pm - 3:30 pmFS11 - European Records European RecordsTBD$6.50 member or $16.00 non-member
Thur, Dec 26:30 pm - 8:30 pmBeginning Genealogy
Beginning Genealogy
Lori KolsteadFREE
Sat, Dec 1110:30 am - 12:30 pmUsing Heirlooms to Document Family History
Using Heirlooms to Document Family History
Jennifer Ewing$6.50 member or $16.00 non-member
Sat, Dec 181:30 pm - 3:30 pmFS12 - Global Records - Canada, Mexico, Latin American FS12 - Global Records - Canada, Mexico, Latin AmericanStacy Weaver$6.50 member or $16.00 non-member

 

Oct, 23rd Saturday – Beginning Genealogy

10:30am -12:30pm Instructor: Kevin Spire

FREE to members and non-members alike

Your ancestors are waiting for you to find them… Learn how to get started with a free class at the Iowa Genealogical Society located in Des Moines, IA. Classes fill up quickly. Contact us for more information. Register

 

Oct, 23rd Saturday – FS 10 US Probate and Court Records

1:30pm-3:30pm Instructor: Sheri Snodgrass

Members $6.50 – Non-members $16.00

Register

 

Nov 6th Saturday – Digging Deeper into German Research

1:30pm-3:30pm Instructor: Diane Green and David Bartholomy

Members $6.50 – Non-members $16.00

The German language is the common denominator of our German heritage and not the current or 1871 boarders.  Borders only define where the records are located and the archive policies for accessibility, which varies widely.  The presenters will give tips and tricks for collecting additional knowledge of your immigrant ancestor.

Highlighted will be resources at IGS, regional archives, and the internet.  Included will be a review of two up and coming websites: Archion and Matricula which are digitizing German Protestant and Catholic church records.  Register

 

Nov 11th Thursday – Beginning Genealogy

6:30pm -8:30pm Instructor: Kevin Spire

FREE to members and non-members alike

Your ancestors are waiting for you to find them… Learn how to get started with a free class at the Iowa Genealogical Society located in Des Moines, IA. Classes fill up quickly. Contact us for more information. Register

 

Nov 18th Thursday – Do You Have a Veteran in Your Family

6:30pm-8:30pm Instructor: Dennis Allen and Lenea Strobers
Members $6.50 – Non-members $16.00

Please join Funeral Director Lanae Strovers from Hamiltons Funeral Home along with Genealogist and Cemetery Sexton Dennis Allen on November for a discussion on how to take care of a veteran’s affairs after their passing. So many families do not know what to do or where to turn when a veteran passes.  Learn what documents you will need and where to find them. Learn what your veteran is eligible for after their passing and so much more.

Register

 

Nov 20th Saturday – FS 11 European Records

1:30pm -3:30pm Instructor:

Members $6.50 – Non-members $16.00

How to find your European ancestors. Contact us for more information. Register

 

Dec 2nd Thursday – Beginning Genealogy

6:30pm -8:30pm Instructor: Lori Kolstead

FREE to members and non-members alike

Your ancestors are waiting for you to find them… Learn how to get started with a free class at the Iowa Genealogical Society located in Des Moines, IA. Classes fill up quickly. Contact us for more information. Register

 

Dec 18th Saturday – FS 12 Global Records – Canada, Mexico, Latin American

1:30pm -3:30pm Instructor: Stacy Weaver

Members $6.50 – Non-members $16.00

How to find your global ancestors. Contact us for more information. Register