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.
Fillable Genealogy Charts and Forms 
 (To use the fillable function, right click on the form and choose "Save link as" or "Save target as."  After you've saved the file to a location on your computer you can open it with a pdf reader (such as Adobe Reader, FoxIt Reader) and fill in the form.  Or, you can print the form and fill it in by hand.)

       Ancestral Chart

      Family Group Sheet

      Research Log

      Combined forms



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.
Recording of a presentation given for the Iowa Genealogical Society on research in Story County, Iowa.

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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 27
Genealogy Help Session
Genealogy Help session- no appointment needed. We'll try to help you in your research process.
September 28
Genealogy 101
The Ames Public Library and the Story County Genealogical Society will offer Genealogy 101, a two hour beginning genealogy class.  In this session  we'll ...
October 5
Genealogy Help Session
This virtual help session will be presented via Zoom.
October 9
"Naturalization and Immigration Records"
Presenter: Theresa McCormick Liewer   Theresa will explain how naturalization and immigration records can be used for genealogical research.
October 18
Genealogy 102
Genealogy 102  is a continuation of Genealogy 101 held in September.  This session will deal with using vital records and the census for research.  Other ...