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!    SCGS programs will resume in September.   
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.




Items of Interest


DNA Facts

Ancestry Library Edition

Newspaper Research

HeritageQuest Online

European Ancestry

Various Displays


APL Genealogy Books

Library Displays

Genealogy Software

Parks Library

Children’s Corner

Various Handouts

SCGS Website

Door Prizes And Many Other Items


Join Us At The Genealogy Fair

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Story County Genealogical Society




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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
August 25
A Taste of Genealogy
Genealogy Fair: A Taste of Genealogy   Sunday, August 25, 2019 at the Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave., Ames, Iowa.  2-4 PM   Displays, short presentations ...
September 9
Navigating has a wealth of genealogy information and it is all free to use. Jim and Annette Anderegg will explain how to use this wonderful ...
September 18
Cemetery Summit
Speaker: Dennis Allen, sexton and cemetery manager Cemetery ownership, management and care, and record keeping varies greatly in Iowa.  This session looks at the laws ...
October 14
RootsTech Conference: A Report
"RootsTech is a global conference held annually in Salt Lake City, Utah, and London, England, dedicated to celebrating and discovering family histories."  This program will ...
October 16
FamilySearch Workshop
Speakers: Annette and Jim Anderegg Learn all about what has to offer, including the research wiki, historical records, family trees, genealogies, the catalog ... ...