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Sunday, February 25
Publishing & Preserving Family History  (SIG)
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
The Publishing & Preserving Family History Special Interest Group meets virtually using Zoom.
Publishing & Preserving Family History Special Interest Group meeting.


Tuesday, February 27
Norwegian Interest Group  (SIG)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
The Norwegian Special Interest Group meets virtually using Zoom.
Contact IGS to sign up.


Thursday, February 29
IGS & Iowa PBS Genealogy Workshop Series  (Events)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Zoom only
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.
 
Dates: Feb 29, Mar 14, Mar 28, and Apr 11.
 



Monday, March 4
German Special Interest Group  (SIG)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Iowa Genealogical Society
Topic:  Government Land Records

Did your people come to the U.S. looking for land?  Did they buy it from the U.S. government?  If so, David will share tips on US land transfers: 

• Finding legal discretion (Township-Range-Section number) given a current address or location.

• Doing land patent lookups on the BLM GLO website

• Cash sales – Military bounty lands – Homestead lands

• Finding related records:  Application file, Land office transfer document, Homestead proof file)

Speaker:  David Bartholmy



Tuesday, March 5
DNA Special Interest Group  (SIG)
6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Iowa Genealogical Society
Contact IGS to sign up.


Wednesday, March 6
Warren County Historical Center  (Lunch & Learn)
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Zoom only
Join Juanita Ott from the Warren County Historical Society.  She will address collections in the library that are of interest to genealogists including family histories, tax and school records, probates, guardianships, church and organization records.
 
Juanita has volunteered with the Warren County Genealogical Society (WCGS) for many years.  The past 10 years she has been Accessions Manager ofr the Historical Society.
 
Cost to attend this event is FREE!
 


Thursday, March 7
Genealogy Show & Tell  (Events)
IGS Library