Story County Genealogical Society
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Story County Genealogical Society
Story County, Iowa, USA
Helping You Connect With Your Heritage
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!
We invite you to join our Society.  Members have acces to surname listing, Members' section of the website, newsletter, and more!  Join or renew

If you're reseaching ancestors in Story County, Iowa this page at the FamilySearch Research Wiki will be helpful.



Sunday, June 2, 2019, 2 PM
Ames Municipal Cemetery
Come hear the stories of women who figured prominently in the history of Ames, Iowa, including Ada Hayden, Cynthia Duff, and others.  Program begins at 2 PM at the Greeley Mausoleum (enter from Sixth Street and continue straight.)  Please bring your own lawn chair or seat.  This program is sponsored by the Ames Historical Sociey, Grandon Funeral Home, and the Story County Genealogical Society.  After the presentation, you'll have an opportunity to visit each of the women's graves.



Computer and Research Help Genealogy Group

Meeting 4th Wednesday, September through May

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, May 22.


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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
May 22
Genealogy and Computer Help Session
Bring your genealogy and computer questions and we'll try to help you find a solution.
June 2
Cemetery Walk
Hear the stories of women who figured prominently in the history of Ames.  Cynthia Duff, Ada Hayden, and others will be portrayed as they tell ...