Story County Genealogical Society
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Story County Genealogical Society
Story County, Iowa, USA
Helping You Connect With Your Heritage
Please note: All SCGS genealogy activities through May 15 have been cancelled because the Ames Public Library is closed until then.
**The Ames Public Library is making the Ancestry Library Edition available to patrons at home who have an APL card.  Click here for instructions on how to connect.**
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!   
Handouts from the Taste of Genealogy Fair are available in the Members Section of the website.
***From the Ames Public Library (Ames, Iowa)***
Good news! Ames Public Library is now a FamilySearch Affiliate Library! That means you can now access locked FamilySearch files on any Ames Public Library computer, or by using your own device on their wifi network. FamilySearch access is available during APL open hours: Monday-Thursday 9-9, Friday & Saturday 9-6, Sunday 1-5. 
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.

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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
April 13
Maps can tell a story.  Learn all about them from Alice Hoyt Veen, CG.
April 15
Preparing for a Trip to the Archives
Speaker: Megan Klein-Hewett Tips and ideas to get the most from a planned research trip.
April 22
Genealogy Help Session
Bring your genealogy and computer or software questions and we'll try to help you find a solution.   Parks Library on ISU Campus      ...
May 11
May 20
Road Trip to Parks Library at Iowa State University
Facilitator: Susan Jasper We'll visit Parks Library on the campus of Iowa State University and learn about resources available in the archives, special collections, and main ...