Story County Genealogical Society
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Story County Genealogical Society
Story County, Iowa, USA
Helping You Connect With Your Heritage

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 Civil War Cannon "1861 Rifled Cannon captured at the Battle of Shiloh. Gifted to Story County by the Jason D. Ferguson Grand Army of the Republic Post #31.  Ferguson was Story County's first fatality in the Civil War.  Killed April 6, 1862 at the Battle of Shiloh."--Dedication plaque at Story County Administration Building, Nevada, Iowa.
  
SCGS offers three series of programs.  All are held at the Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave., Ames, Iowa:
  • Society Meetings, 2nd Monday (Sept.-Nov., Jan.-May) 6:30 pm
  • Genealogy Plus!, 3rd Wednesday (Sept.-May) 10 AM-noon
  • Genealogy Computer User Group,  4th Tuesday (Sept.-Nov., Jan.-April) 10 AM- noon
Our meetings are free and open to the public.  Guests are welcome. Come join us and meet a group of friendly genealogists!
 

 
SCGS Meeting, Monday, October 9, 2017
 
6:30 pm
Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave., Ames, Iowa
When the times comes you are no longer actively doing genealogy research, what will become of your files, both paper and online documents?  What about your photos, memorabilia, and online documents?  SCGS members will offer ideas and suggestions for safeguarding your legacy, research, and digital presence, including social media.
 

 



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The Story County Genealogical Society is a 501(c)3 non-profit and donations are 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
September 26
Genealogy Computer User Group
Formerly the RootsMagic User Group, the focus of this group has been expanded to include users of other types of genealogy software.  Additional topics will ...
October 9
"What Will You Do With Your Genealogy Stuff?"
When the times comes you are no longer actively doing genealogy research, what will become of your files, both paper and online documents?  What about ...
October 18
Source Evaluation: Is It Reliable, Maybe a Good Hint, Or ?
Introduction to Source Evaluation: Is it Reliable, Maybe a Good Hint, Or?   Dennis Allen will lead us this presentation on genealogy source evaulaiton. 
October 24
Genealogy Computer User Group
We'll discuss technology, computers, and genealogy.  Sometimes they all play nicely together, other times not so much. We'll try to unravel some of the problems, ...
November 13
Annual Meeting
Annual meeting with treats, conversation, and election of officers..