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Story County Genealogical Society
Story County, Iowa, USA
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Wednesday, April 25
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.

Monday, May 14
"Ya Gotta Know the Name Game"  (SCGS Meeting)
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Ames Public Library Auditorium, 515 Douglas Ave., Ames, Iowa
Ya Gotta Know the Name Game
Presenter: Linda Greethurst
Many countries in the word have used (and some are still using) a very distinctive system of names called Patronymics.  If you don't have a thorough understanding of its use, you WILL be researching the wrong people in just one generation back.  In addition, the Norwegians add another element to their names.   You also need to understand that each family is often a living genealogy of their ancestors and there is a pattern to that system too.  We will look  some Norwegian samples of how to use the church records to verify that you are indeed researching the correct person.  So "Ya Gotta Know the Name Game".  Then, your research become so much fun and really quite easy. Honest!

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.