Story County Genealogical Society
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Story County Genealogical Society
Story County, Iowa, USA
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A Taste of Genealogy
Sunday, August 25
A Taste of Genealogy  (Genealogy)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Genealogy Fair: A Taste of Genealogy
 
Sunday, August 25, 2019 at the Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave., Ames, Iowa.  2-4 PM   Displays, short presentations (Using Ancestry LE and HeritageQuest Online, Newspaper Research, FamilySearch.org,) handouts, children's activity corner, refreshments, door prizes ... and friendly genealogists!



Monday, September 9
Navigating FamilySearch.org  (SCGS Meeting)
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave., Ames, Iowa
FamilySearch.org has a wealth of genealogy information and it is all free to use.
Jim and Annette Anderegg will explain how to use this wonderful genealogy research.


Wednesday, September 18
Cemetery Summit  (Genealogy Plus!)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Ames Public Library Auditorium, 515 Douglas Ave., Ames, Iowa
Speaker: Dennis Allen, sexton and cemetery manager
Cemetery ownership, management and care, and record keeping varies greatly in Iowa.  This session looks at the laws in Iowa, types of cemeteries, and who has custody of the records.



Monday, October 14
RootsTech Conference: A Report  (SCGS Meeting)
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave., Ames, Iowa
"RootsTech is a global conference held annually in Salt Lake City, Utah, and London, England, dedicated to celebrating and discovering family histories."  This program will give a summary of the highlights of the conference.


Wednesday, October 16
FamilySearch Workshop  (Genealogy Plus!)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Ames Public Library Auditorium, 515 Douglas Ave., Ames, Iowa
Speakers: Annette and Jim Anderegg
Learn all about what FamilySearch.org has to offer, including the research wiki, historical records, family trees, genealogies, the catalog ... and more.



Monday, November 11
Annual Meeting  (SCGS Meeting)
6:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave., Ames, Iowa
Annual Business Meeting, election of officers, reports ... and refreshments!


Wednesday, November 20
DNA Test Is Done ... Now What?  (Genealogy Plus!)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Ames Public Library Auditorium, 515 Douglas Ave., Ames, Iowa
Speaker: Dennis Allen
How to intepret DNA test results and maximize the findings in your ancestral research.



Monday, January 13, 2020
Railroad Jobs Back in the Day  (SCGS Meeting)
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave., Ames, Iowa
Speaker: Bob Bourne
Learn about railroad jobs, titles and duties, unions and mutual benefit societies ... and the ladies auxiliaries.


Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Westward Ho! How'd They Get There?  (Genealogy Plus!)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Ames Public Library Auditorium, 515 Douglas Ave., Ames, Iowa
Speaker: Dr. Paul Lasley
Learn about the great western migration and be prepared to hear some interesting tales!



Monday, February 10, 2020
What's At the Library for Genealogists?  (SCGS Meeting)
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Ames Public Library, Auditorium, 515 Douglas Ave., Ames, Iowa
Speakers: Mary Logsdon and Sheila Schofer
Learn what resources are available for genealogists at the Ames Public Library.
Be prepared to be surprised!


Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Ethnic Groups in Iowa: The Norwegians  (Genealogy Plus!)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Ames Public Library Auditorium, 515 Douglas Ave., Ames, Iowa
Speaker: Linda Greethouse
Explore the lives and times of the Norwegian emigrants to Iowa, many of whom settled in Story County.



Monday, March 9, 2020
Using Probate Records  (SCGS Meeting)
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Ames Public Library Auditorium, 515 Douglas Ave., Ames, Iowa
Probate records can contain useful information for genealogists.  An overview of using these records will be given, followed by an example that solved a research problem.
Speakers: Mary J. Lohr and Malvina Lutz


Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Tools of the Trade: Timelines, Tables, Templates  (Genealogy Plus!)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Ames Public Library Auditorium, 515 Douglas Ave., Ames, Iowa
Speaker: Alice Hoyt Veen, CG
Inspiring ideas for your genealogy research from an experienced and Certified Genealogist!
 



Monday, April 13, 2020
Maps  (SCGS Meeting)
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Ames Public Library Auditorium, 515 Douglas Ave., Ames, Iowa
Maps can tell a story.  Learn all about them from Alice Hoyt Veen, CG.


Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Preparing for a Trip to the Archives  (Genealogy Plus!)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Ames Public Library Auditorium, 515 Douglas Ave., Ames, Iowa
Speaker: Mary Logsdon
Tips and ideas to get the most from a planned research trip.



Monday, May 11, 2020
How Are We Related?  (SCGS Meeting)
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Ames Public Library Auditorium, 515 Douglas Ave., Ames, Iowa
Speakers: Lyle Hammes and Linda Greethurst


Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Road Trip to Parks Library at Iowa State University  (Genealogy Plus!)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Ames Public Library Auditorium, 515 Douglas Ave., Ames, Iowa
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 collection.