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
January 8
"Searching in the Netherlands"
Presenter: Lin Cornelius Strong   What do you need to know to do effective research in The Netherlands?  Lin will outline several options. This presentation ...
January 17
Online Library Resources for Genealogy Research
Presenter: Megan Klein-Hewett   Learn more about the online resources offered for genealogical research at the Ames Public Library. We will take a deep dive into ...
February 12
"Dust Bowl"
Presenter: Dr. Pamela Riney-Kehrberg   Professor Riney-Kehrberg will discuss the Dust Bowl of the 1930s and its effects on families and communities. Although the Dust ...
February 21
Using for Research
Presenters: Jim and Annette Anderegg   The is a fantastic genealogical website and it is freely available without charge. Learn how to use the ...
March 11
"Allied with the Allies - Canada, UK, Australian, and WWI Records"
Presenter: Debra Dudek   Examine the abundant resources, service files, and information for service men and women who served in Canadian, UK, Australian, and French ...