Story County Genealogical Society
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Story County Genealogical Society
Story County, Iowa, USA
Helping You Connect With Your Heritage
**The Ames Public Library is making the Ancestry Library Edition available at the present time to patrons at home who have an APL card.  Click here for instructions on how to connect.**  (Available through December 31, 2021.)
Need help calculating a relationship?  This chart may be helpful.
(Thanks to SCGS member Patricia C. for sharing this.)
SCGS will be meeting via Zoom until we can meet again at the Ames Public Library.
Until we can meet at the Ames Public Library, the monthly meeting (second Monday) will be for members only.
The Genealogy Plus! meetings on the third Wednesday will be open to the public.  Registration required for Genealogy Plus.  See the registration link and directions in the "Upcoming Events." 
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.
Internet Archive:
Have you used the Internet Archive for genealogy research?  It's a terrific source for family histories, books, census records (through the 1930 census) immigration records, and more!  The Wayback Machine preserves copies of web sites (especially useful if the site is no longer available).  Here are several Youtube videos that detail how to make the use of the site:
Free Internet Archive & WaybackMachine (Constance Knox) (5 min. 44 sec.)
Internet Archive for Genealogy  (Fountaindale Public Library) (68 min.)
Research with Internet Archive  (Allen County Public Library) (46 min.)
Here is a direct link to the Genealogy Section on the Internet Archive:  Genealogy 

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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
September 13
"Family History Center of Ames"
Presenters: Jim and Annette Anderegg   Zoom Meeting link will be sent to SCGS members.
September 15
Presenter: Dr. Paul Lasley
October 11
"Brick Walls"
Open forum discussion on brick walls, genealogy challenges, and successes!
October 20
"Stories in the Stones - Tales They Tell"
Presenters: Dick Cooper and Jim Lohr   Discussion (and some interesint tales) on using Find A Grave and BillionGraves for genealogy research.
November 8
Annual Meeting and "Show & Tell"