Story County Genealogical Society
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Story County Genealogical Society
Story County, Iowa, USA
Helping You Connect With Your Heritage
Our Mission:  To help you connect with your heritage and to research your ancestry.
In person meetings have resumed at the Ames Public Library. These will be hybrid meetings (in person and also via Zoom).  More information is available under the Events page.
"Research From a Distance" videorecording of Kyle Solberg's presentation on Septermber 12 (availlable for a limited time).
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.

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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
October 10
Family Reunions
Presenter: Fidella Marty   A successful family reunion doesn't just happen.  It requires preparation, patience, and planning. SCGS member Fidella Marty will describe her experience with ...
October 19
Finding Your Roots
We'll be watching and discussing a segment of the TV program "Finding Your Roots." PLEASE NOTE: Due to licensing agreements, this will be an in-person ...
November 14
Annual Meeting; "Sharing Our Story"
Annual meeting (usually brief) followed by three SCGS members describing how they have shared their genealogy story or research.
November 16
It's All Inside: Digital Books for Genealogical Research
Presenter: Megan Klein-Hewitt   Digitized books are an abundant -- and often free -- resource that are freely available to everyone through the click of a ...
December 14
The Cultural Impact of the Covid Pandemic: Lessons for Genealogists
A Genealogy Plus Bonus! Presenter: Dr. Paul Lasley   Family stories are an essential part of genealogy research.  Dr. Lasley will describe the impacts of ...