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.
Need help calculating a relationship?  This chart may be helpful.
(Thanks to SCGS member Patricia C. for sharing this.)
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.
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 genealogy research?  It's a terrific source for family histories, books, census records (through 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
February 14
"Researching Female Ancestors"
Presenter: Dr. Alyssa Stoehr     Zoom link will be sent to SCGS members.
February 16
"DNA Explained"
Presenter: Theresa Liewer   Theresa will address the basics of DNA testing and how to interpret the results.  She has tested with multiple companies, which ...
March 14
"Researching In Courhouses"
Presenter: Alice Hoyt Veen, CG       Zoom link will be sent to SCGS members.
March 16
"Review of Genealogy Software"
Presenter: Dennis Allen   Genealogy software provides a method of keeping track of research.  But which software does what?  Dennis Allen will give an overview ...
April 11
"How to Start Research in a European Country"
Presenter: Gwenna Jacobson     Zoom link will be sent to SCGS members.