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.
"Rebel Women" videorecording of Dr. Alissa Stoehr's presentation on January 9 (availlable for a limited time).
Handout  (ncludes clickable links to resources)
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.

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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
February 13
1950 Census Follow-Up
Presenters: Gwenna Jacobson and Mary Lohr   The 1950 U.S. federal census was released April 1, 2022.  This presentation will look at some of the ...
February 15
We Pronounce it ne-VAY-duh: Tales and History of Eastern Story County
Presenter: Linda Wright   Learn more about the persons, events, and stories that are woven into the history of the county seat, Nevada, in Story ...
March 13
Iowa Genealogical Society Resources and Interest Groups
Presenter: Mo Willkins will outline some of the resources and also describe the various interest groups that are available at the Iowa Genealogical Society. ...
March 15
Gems & Junk: A Beginner's Guide to Online Research
Presenter: Alcie Hoyt Veen, CG   Today's family histories have an amazing selection of online sources and resources for genealogical research.  What are the best ...
April 10
DAR and Beyond….almost everything you need to know
Presenter: Susan Harris   Learn about the Daughters of the American Revolution and what it and other lineage societies have to offer.