Class Schedule 2022

Descriptions are below the schedule. $8.00 for IGS members and $18.00 for non-members or as noted

Date Time Class Link Instructor Cost
Fri, Aug 56:30 pm - 8:30 pmZoom only - Photo Preservation Photo Preservation Scanning BasicsStacy Weaver$8.00 members
$18.00 non-members
Thur, Aug 116:30 pm - 7:30 pmZoom only - BeginninBeginning Genealogyg Genealogy Kevin SpireFREE
Sat, Aug 272:00 pm - 4:00 pmZoom only - A Texas Killing Field: Cold Casses, DNA, & Genetic Genealogy Register A Texas Killing FIeldNick Cimino$8.00 members
$18.00 non-members
Sat, Sept 101:30 pm - 3:30 pmZoom only - Genetic Genealogy Beyond the Hype Genetic Genealogy Beyond the HypeGlenn York$8.00 members
$18.00 non-members
Sat, Sept 171:30 pm - 3:30 pmIGS only - Beginning Norwegian Research Call to Register 515 276-0287Linda Greethurst$8.00 members
$18.00 non-members
Sat, Sept 171:30 pm - 3:30 pmZoom only -Beginning GenealogyJennifer EwingFREE
Sat, Sept 2410:30 am - 2:30 pmIGS only - Linage Society WorkshopMary EalyFREE
Thur, Nov 106:30 pm - 8:30 pmZoom only - Mennonite Research Mennonite ResearchRenee Cue$8.00 members
$18.00 non-members

Fri, Aug 5 – Photo Preservation  Zoom ONLY

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Instructor: Stacy Weaver

$8.00 to members and $18.00 to non-members


Do you have boxes of photos and photo albums waiting for you to digitize?  Do you feel overwhelmed with the idea of preserving all those photos? Join Stacy Weaver on August 5th at 6:30 pm and learn how to scan your images and documents to preserve and share them with family.


Thur, Aug 11 – Beginning Genealogy  Zoom ONLY

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

FREE to members and non-members alike


  • Did you start your family research but are stuck on where to look for information?  Did you resolve to renew your genealogical research?  Want some new ideas or to be reminded of good processes?


Sat, Aug 27 – A Texas Killing Field: Cold Cases, DNA, & Genetic Genealogy  Zoom ONLY

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Instructor: Nick Cimino  Register

$8.00 to members and $18.00 to non-members

  • Police and FBI have been searching for decades to solve the murders of four women. They appear to have had little in common except that the lives of these four women ended in the same place—a rural field in League City, Texas, halfway between Houston and Galveston. Two of the women found in the remote area off Interstate 45 were unidentified when their bodies were discovered in 1986 and 1991 so they were given the names, Jane and Janet Doe. At the time, this field in League City was a desolate location accessible only by dirt roads. The League City Police Department made numerous efforts to identify the two unknown victims. During 2018, detectives from LCPD had taken a different approach through the use of DNA Genealogy utilizing DNA profiles from Jane Doe and Janet Doe. Needing help to navigate this relatively new investigative technique, LCPD sought the assistance of local experts in the field of genealogy. In January 2019, Nick Cimino, President of the Texas Bay Area Genealogical Society, was contacted by an officer from LCPD asking for his help with genetic genealogy. Two police officers came to the Cimino residence and explained the case. Intrigued by the mystery, Nick volunteered to teach the detectives about genetic genealogy. He agreed to review the family trees that were being built and determine if they were trending in the right direction. Was the search for the identity of Jane and Janet Doe successful? Find out more by attending this presentation.


Sat, Sept 10 – Genetic Genealogy Beyond the Hype  Zoom ONLY

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm Instructor: Glenn York

$8.00 to members and $18.00 to non-members


Learn how to use DNA in genetic genealogy to further your research.


Sat, Sept 17 – Beginning Norwegian Research   IGS ONLY

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Instructor: Linda Greethurst

$8.00 to members and $18.00 to non-members

Call IGS to Register 515 276-0287

Learn the how and where to start your Norwegian genealogy.