Story County Genealogical Society
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Story County Genealogical Society
Story County, Iowa, USA
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Wednesday, February 21
Swedish Research  (Genealogy Plus!)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave., Ames, Iowa
Iowa native Paul Martsching has been researching his family history since 1971.  He began with using traditional methods of onsite visits, especially to the State Historical Building in Des Moines, and the Family History Center in Ames.  But he is now on his fifth computer and definitely into the digital age.  His interest in his Swedish ancestry began with his grandmother whose own father grew up in Sweden.  More recently he has been in contact wtih a relative in Sweden and exchanged information.
 
In this presentation, Paul will explain what a family researcher can expect to find with Swedish church records.  Despite the handwriting and the language, extensive research is possible, with patience, and often it is possible to go back many years.


Wednesday, February 28
Genealogy and Computer Help Session  (Help Session)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave., Ames, Iowa
This informal help session is for anyone having questions or challenges with genealogy, computers, or software.  Our volunteers will try to help you find a solution or resources.  Feel free to bring your own computer or mobile device.



Saturday, March 10
Genealogy Proof Standard Class  (Genealogy Class)
12:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Ames Public Library
Instructors: Linda Greethurst and Alice Hoyt Veen, CG
Course consists of four sessions: March 10, 24, April 7, and 21;  12:30 0 4:30 PM
Includes four cumulative sessions.  Each date includes two class session with brekas, hand-on activities, and practical examples.  Participants apply what they learn to a project selected from their personal research.
 
Understand the "reasonably exhaustive search."  Gain critical thinking skill in analyzing sources, information, and evidence.  Identify and resolve conflicting evidence through comparison and correlation techniques.  Learn to concisely, credibly share your conclusions with others.
 
 
 
When you sign up,  your are registered for the entire course (March 10, 24, April 7, and 245h.
 
Sponsored by the Story County Genealogical Society, Ames Public Library and the Ames Public Library Friends Foundation.


Monday, March 12
SCGS Monthly Meeting  (SCGS Meeting)
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave., Ames, Iowa


Wednesday, March 21
Dearly Departed ...Cemetery and Funeral Home Records  (Genealogy Plus!)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Dennis Allen, Genealogist
 
Valuable records are kept of our final departure.  Cemetery files hold info about the burial or cremation, perhaps the bio, the grave marker, who paid for it, and more.  Funeral home records may hold "transit" forms, names of kin, funeral and casket purchase, obituary, and cause of death.  Fraternal or other groups may be listed that participated in the service or contributed to the costs.  These are valuable records, sometimes full of surprises!


Wednesday, March 28
Genealogy and Computer Help Session  (Help Session)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave., Ames, Iowa
This informal help session is for anyone having questions or challenges with genealogy, computers, or software.  Our volunteers will try to help you find a solution or resources.  Feel free to bring your own computer or mobile device.



Monday, April 9
"The WWII Heavy Water Plant Sabotage in Norway"  (SCGS Meeting)
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave., Ames, Iowa
Presentator:  Arnhild Hillesland
 
Norway's contribution to World War II was beyond heroic.  The Norwegian heavy water sabotage was a series of operations undertaken by Norwegian saboteurs during WWI to prevent the German nuclear weapon project from acquiring heavy water.  During WW II, the Allies decided to revoe the heavy water suppy and destroy the heavy water plant inorder to inhibit the German development of nuclear weapons.  Raids were aimed at the 60 MW Vemork power station at the Rjukan waterfall in Telemark, Norway.


Wednesday, April 18
German Research  (Genealogy Plus!)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave., Ames, Iowa
Finding Your German Ancestors by Scharlott Goettsch Blevins
 
For those who have German ancestors, understanding how to find information can be daunting.  Scharlott Blevins, founder of the American Heritage Center in Davenport, Iowa will help us understand the records in the US and abroad, types of data available, and what those records tell us.


Wednesday, April 25
Genealogy and Computer Help Sesson  (Help Session)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave., Ames, Iowa
This informal help session is for anyone having questions or challenges with genealogy, computers, or software.  Our volunteers will try to help you find a solution or resources.  Feel free to bring your own computer or mobile device.



Monday, May 14
SCGS Monthly Meeting  (SCGS Meeting)
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Ames Public Library Auditorium, 515 Douglas Ave., Ames, Iowa


Wednesday, May 16
Military Records of Iowans Who Went to War: Where To Find Them and What They Tell us  (Genealogy Plus!)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave., Ames, Iowa
Michael Vogt, Curator, Iowa Gold Star Museum
 
From the Civil War to recent conflicts, Iowans have served in the military.  From enlistment to mustering out, there were records kept on each soldier.  What are these records, what do they hold in information about the person and their service?  Michael Vogt, Curator, Iowa Gold Star Museum, will present on the records and the stories they tell and where they can be accessed.


Wednesday, May 23
Genealogy and Computer Help Session  (Help Session)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave., Ames, Iowa
This informal help session is for anyone having questions or challenges with genealogy, computers, or software.  Our volunteers will try to help you find a solution or resources.  Feel free to bring your own computer or mobile device.