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:
Our meetings are free and open to the public.  Guests are welcome. Come join us and meet a group of friendly genealogists!   
Handouts from the Taste of Genealogy Fair are available in the Members Section of the website.
***From the Ames Public Library (Ames, Iowa)***
Good news! Ames Public Library is now a FamilySearch Affiliate Library! That means you can now access locked FamilySearch files on any Ames Public Library computer, or by using your own device on their wifi network. FamilySearch access is available during APL open hours: Monday-Thursday 9-9, Friday & Saturday 9-6, Sunday 1-5. 
We invite you to join our Society.  Members have access 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.

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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 13
Railroad Jobs Back in the Day
Speaker: Bob Bourne Learn about railroad jobs, titles and duties, unions and mutual benefit societies ... and the ladies auxiliaries.
January 15
Westward Ho! How'd They Get There?
Speaker: Dr. Paul Lasley Learn about the great western migration and be prepared to hear some interesting tales!
February 10
What's At the Library for Genealogists?
Speakers: Mary Logsdon and Sheila Schofer Learn what resources are available for genealogists at the Ames Public Library. Be prepared to be surprised!
February 19
Ethnic Groups in Iowa: The Norwegians
Speaker: Linda Greethouse Explore the lives and times of the Norwegian emigrants to Iowa, many of whom settled in Story County.
March 9
Using Probate Records
Probate records can contain useful information for genealogists.  An overview of using these records will be given, followed by an example that solved a research ...