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.
"Research From a Distance" videorecording of Kyle Solberg's presentation on Septermber 12 (availlable for a limited time).
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.

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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
December 14
The Cultural Impact of the Covid Pandemic: Lessons for Genealogists
A Genealogy Plus Bonus! Presenter: Dr. Paul Lasley   Family stories are an essential part of genealogy research.  Dr. Lasley will describe the impacts of ...
January 9
Rebel Women: Stories They Tell
Presenter: Dr. Alissa Stoehr   Sometimes it's the women on the other side of the law, the obnoxious, unorthodox or ill-behaved that are recorded in ...
January 18
Preserving Iowa's Food Traditions through the Community Cookbook Collection
Presenter: Diana Shonrock   The study of families/genealogy crosses a variety of topic areas close to who we are as cultures and families.  Iowa State ...
February 13
1950 Census Follow-Up
Presenters: Gwenna Jacobson and Mary Lohr   The 1950 U.S. federal census was released April 1, 2022.  This presentation will look at some of the ...
February 15
We Pronounce it ne-VAY-duh: Tales and History of Eastern Story County
Presenter: Linda Wright   Learn more about the persons, events, and stories that are woven into the history of the county seat, Nevada, in Story ...