2017 IGS Fall Conference with Judy Russell will be held October 20-21, 2017, at Toad Valley Golf & Events Center, Pleasant Hill, IA. Join us for two days of learning, networking and sharing with other family history researchers.
The IGS Library will be closed Monday, 21 Aug 2017, due to the street closing pending weather. The City of Des Moines is changing the street configuration to include protected bike lanes next to the sidewalk. Additional work will be done for the next few weeks but will not need street closings.
The weekly eNews schedule has changed to biweekly with the 15 Aug eNews.
View this short presentation on Iowa Marriage Records at both the state and county level in Iowa by clicking on Iowa Marriage Records.
The Grand Avenue bridge has closed for bridge replacement for at least a year. View the city of Des Moines IA website for more info and a downloadable map.
Use Locust or Walnut Streets if coming from the west to get to IGS.
We are pleased to announce the entire Webster County Genealogical Society library catalog is now on line. Go to our webpage, www.wcgsiowa.org, select the Catalog tab, then click Library List_final and enjoy!
Susan M. Olson, secretary, for the Webster County Genealogical Society in Fort Dodge, IA.
Judy McClain, IGS Librarian, has compiled a wonderful history of the first 50 years of IGS. The book is available in PDF format or in four separate files as it is quite long. Click here to view this very special tribute to our first 50 years.
Once again Webster County Genealogical Society has added to their Ft Dodge Messenger Index series with the year 1925. It contains 181 pages and sells for $29.00. It may also be ordered by mail or phone from IGS. It includes adoption, birth, anniversaries, death, family events, guardianship, homestead, illness, land records, marriages, naturalizations, divorce, military, and many other categories that are coded for easy finding.
IGS has received a donation to add Ancestry Library Edition for patron use. It is now available on the patron computers.
Ancestry Library Edition, the largest online family history resource available, provides unprecedented access to family history via documents that record the lineage of individuals from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, and more. It brings the world’s most popular consumer online family history resource to the IGS Library.
Want to impress your friends?
A Genealogy Name Tag from IGS is a unique conversation starter. Your genealogy at a glance that can be worn with any clothing. Black letters on a white plastic badge (2 1/8 x 3 3/8) with a pin clasp on the back. Font size appropriate for space on badge.