Story County Genealogical Society
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Story County Genealogical Society
Story County, Iowa, USA
Helping You Connect With Your Heritage
Welcome To The New Website of
Story County Genealogical Society
Whether you are a first time visitor or a return visitor
You may ask why we changed the website
  • Provide a more secure website that is also easy to look at
  • Offer more opportunities for genealogists to interact with each other
  • Provide more genealogical information in an easy to navigate format
We would really like to hear your feedback.
This website will be constantly changing and your feedback will help
Send your feedback or ideas to:

Genealogy Proof Standard class will be offered beginning Saturday, March 10, at the Ames Public Library.  This is a four session course taught by Linda Greethurst and Alice Hoyt Veen, CG.  Click for more information and to register.

SCGS offers three series of programs.  All are held at the Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave., Ames, Iowa:
  • Society Meetings, 2nd Monday (Sept.-Nov., Jan.-May) 6:30 pm
  • Genealogy Plus!, 3rd Wednesday (Sept.-May) 10 AM-noon
  • Genealogy Help Session,  4th Wednesday (Sept.-Nov., Jan.-April) 10 AM- noon
Our meetings are free and open to the public.  Guests are welcome. Come join us and meet a group of friendly genealogists!

Computer and Research Help Genealogy Group

Meeting 4th Wednesday of the Month

10 am - Noon

Ames Public Library Auditorium, 515 Douglas Ave., Ames, Iowa

Many people have asked for more research help sessions. Often requests for research help are about understanding how to use their genealogy software effectively, as well as research techniques to find their elusive ancestor!

So…each month (4th Wednesday) we will meet in the auditorium at the library. If we have a software presentation and others want to get assistance with a specific research problem, we are able to divide the room and meet everyone's needs. Our super genealogy sleuth helpers will be on hand to help you.

We encourage you to bring your own computers, but we will have library computers available too.

Story County Genealogical Society and the Ames Public Library are pleased to offer this genealogical assistance along with our other monthly program, Genealogy Plus.

The next Computer & Research Help Genealogy Group will be Wednesday, January 24th


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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
January 24
"Let's Talk About Your Genealogy"
Bring your genealogy and computer questions and we'll try to help you find a solution.  This is an informal and individual help session.
February 12
Preserving Your Family History
Scrapbooker Fidella Marty will show us some techniques of scrapbooking to preserve family history.  Anyone can do it.  You don't need special skills or a ...
February 21
Swedish Research
Iowa native Paul Martsching has been researching his family history since 1971.  He began with using traditional methods of onsite visits, especially to the State ...
February 28
Genealogy and Computer Help Session
This informal help session is for anyone having questions or challenges with genealogy, computers, or software.  Our volunteers will try to help you find a ...
March 12
SCGS Monthly Meeting