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Thursday, March 23
Hidden Genealogy: Laws of the Federal and State Governments  (Classes)
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
  • Most genealogists have utilized court cases and files to advance our genealogy.  Did you know that you can find family information in legislative documents in both state and federal governments?  Examples of information include military service, divorce, reimbursements, and memorials.  In this talk we will review the types of information that can be located and where it can be located.
  • An overview of the different types of law and the death, divorce, land, and other family history information found in congressional and state documents.
  • March 23rd 6:30 p.m. Central time
  • $8.00 for members    $18.00 for non-members
  • Instructor - Amy Urman
  • This class will be taught online only via Zoom.  Register in advance at

2023 Spring Conference with Melissa Barker
Saturday, April 15
2023 Spring Conference with Melissa Barker  (Conferences)
9:00 am
IGS is pleased to offer hybrid presentation.
Iowa Genealogical Society is excited to announce this year's spring conference being held virtually using Zoom.

Welcome to the 2023 Spring Conference - Join us for a day of great genealogical learning with guest speaker, Melissa Barker, The Archive Lady.  Melissa Barker is a Certified Archives Manager and Public Historian currently working at the Houston County, Tennessee Archives.  She is affectionally known as The Archive Lady to the genealogy community.  She lectures, teaches, and writes about the genealogy research process, researching in archives and records preservation.  She conducts virtual presentations across the United States and Canada for various genealogy groups and societies.  She writes a popular blog entitled A Genealogist in the Archives and is a well-known genealogy and history book reviewer.  She has been a Professional Genealogist for 19 years with expertise in Tennessee records.  She has been researching her own family history for the past 33 years.

Saturday, April 29
German Church Records  (Classes)
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
  • German church records are a key part of researching your German ancestor’s life, especially at a time when primary sources are limited.  During this class, we will explore where to find and how to access these records, along with record book organization and content.  Suggested research approach will also be covered to help your success with finding content in the baptismal, marriage and burial records of your German ancestor.
  • $8.00 for members    $18.00 for non-members
  • Instructor - Kevin Spire
  • This class will be taught online only via Zoom.  Register in advance at

Saturday, May 13
Photo Preservation/Scanning Basics  (Classes)
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
This class will only be held virtually using Zoom.
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 May 13th at 1:30 pm and learn how to scan your images and documents to preserve and share them with family.
Instructor - Stacy Weaver
Cost - $8.00 Members
           $18.00 Non-Members
This class will be held virtually using Zoom.  Register in advance at

Saturday, May 20
Extra, Extra! Read All About It!  (Classes)
10:30 am to 12:30 am
IGS is pleased to offer hybrid presentation.
Here are the objectives for the class:
    o  Learn to use obituaries to find genealogical information.
    o  Learn to use newspaper articles to recreate a lost military history.
    o  Learn to use newspaper articles to add to your family narrative.
    o  Where to find these newspaper articles and obituaries. Some cost but a lot are FREE!
    o  A brief overview of how to use these sites
    o  Not all newspaper resources are online.  Check out the Iowa Genealogical Society in person!
$8.00 for members    $18.00 for non-members
Instructor - Michelle McClure