Classes

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
Sat, Apr 231:30 pm - 3:30 pmBridging the 1890's Gap Bridging 1890's GapDenise Gripp$8.00 member or $18.00 non-member
Sat, May 71:30 pm - 3:30 pmBeginning Genealogy Beginning GenealogyLaurie KolsteadFREE
Sat, May 211:30 pm - 3:30 pmDigging Deeper Lessor Known Genealogy Resources Digging Deeper Lessor Known Genealogy ResourcesStacy Weaver$8.00 member or $18.00 non-member
Thur, Jun 96:30 pm - 8:30 pmBeginning Genealogy Beginning Genealogy Kevin SpireFREE
Wed, Jun 1511:30 am -1:30 pmUsing PERSI to take your research to the next level Using PERSI to take your research to the next levelCurt Witcher
Thur, Jun 166:30 pm - 8:30 pmHow Did They Get Here? How Did They Get Here? Kevin Spire$8.00 member or $18.00 non-member
Sat, Jul 91:30 pm - 3:30 pmBeginning Genealogy Beginning GenealogyLaurie KolsteadFREE

2022 Take Your Research to the Next Level

Apr 23rd Saturday – Local Resources for Bridging the 1890’s Gap

1:30pm -3:30pm Instructor: Denise Gripp Register

Members $8.00 – Non-members $18.00

This presentation will concentrate on Iowa records and resources available for the 1870-1900 time period.  IGS’ “General Iowa Collection” (977.7) will be brought to light and the State Historical Society of Iowa’s research collection will also be discussed; what can be found at your local public library or museum will also be identified.  Information provided in the 1885 and 1895 Iowa State censuses will be formally examined.  Church records, “Old Man’s” draft registration cards, county histories, biographical collections, farm directories, atlases and plat maps will be introduced.  A topical outline will be provided to all attendees which will identify specific publications and where to find them.

 

May 7 – Beginning Genealogy

1:30pm -3:30pm Instructor: Lorie Kolstead  Register

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.

 

May 21 – Lessor Known Genealogy Resources

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

Members $8.00 – Non-members $18.00

Learn about the lessor known genealogy resources that you can use.

 

Jun 9 – Beginning Genealogy

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

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.

 

Jun 15 – Using PERSI to take your research to the next level

11:30 am – 1:30pm Instructor: Curt Witcher  Register

 

Jun 16 – How DId They Get Here?

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

Members $8.00 – Non-members $18.00

Kevin will talk about ancestor immigration to the US, records of, and how to find the records. Classes fill up quickly. Contact us for more information.

Jul 9 – Beginning Genealogy

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm Instructor: Lorie Kolstead Register

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.