Story County Genealogical Society
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Story County Genealogical Society
Story County, Iowa, USA
Helping You Connect With Your Heritage
**The Ames Public Library is making the Ancestry Library Edition available at the present time to patrons at home who have an APL card.  Click here for instructions on how to connect.**  (We're not sure how long this will be available.)
SCGS will be meeting via Zoom until we can meet again at the Ames Public Library.
Until we can meet at the Ames Public Library, the monthly meeting (second Monday) will be for members only.
The Genealogy Plus! meetings on the third Wednesday will be open to the public.  Registration required for non-members.  (Link will be announced a week prior to the meeting.)
We invite you to join our Society.  Members have access to surname listing, Members' section of the website, newsletter, and more!  Join or renew
Story County Research:
If you're reseaching ancestors in Story County, Iowa this page at the FamilySearch Research Wiki will be helpful.
Internet Archive:
Have you used the Internet Archive for genelaoyg reseach?  It's a terrific source for family histories, books, census records (throught the 1930 census) immigration records, and more!  The Wayback Machine preserves copies of web sites (especially useful if the site is no longer available).  Here are several Youtube videos that detail how to make the use of the site:
Free Internet Archive & WaybackMachine (Constance Knox) (5 min. 44 sec.)
Internet Archive for Genealogy  (Fountaindale Public Library) (68 min.)
Research with Internet Archive  (Allen County Public Library) (46 min.)
Here is a direct link to the Genealogy Section on the Internet Archive:  Genealogy 

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The Story County Genealogical Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and donations are tax deductible to the extent of the law.
Financial contributions are used to purchase genealogy materials which are housed at the Ames Public Library, provide programs and speakers at our regular meetings and Genealogy Plus!, and fund education programs.  Your donation helps us to continue providing quality educational genealogy. programs and offerings.

The Story County Genealogical Society, a charter member of the Iowa Genealogical Society, was formed in 1968 in central Iowa.  Membership is open to all persons interested in genealogical, biographical, and historical research.

Upcoming Events
September 14
Genealogy Discussion (Members Meeting)
Genealogy discussion on various topics, including:   What do you plan to do with your genealogy material when you are no longer researching? How do ...
September 16
Economical Ways to Do Genealogy Research (Genealogy Plus!)
Are you looking for ways to keep your genealogy expenses under control?  While we like "free" we don't expect everything will be without cost.  This ...
October 12
Ghost Towns of Story County (Members Meeting)
Dave Baker will talk about historic and ghost towns of Story County.   Zoom meeting link will be sent to members.
October 21
Genealogy Software (Genealogy Plus!)
Are you wondering which genealogy software program might be best for your needs?  Dennis Allen will address this topic (and probably a few others along ...
November 9
Annual Meeting (Members Meeting)
Annual meeting and election of officers.   Zoom meeting link will be sent to SCGS members