Story County Genealogical Society
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Story County Genealogical Society
Story County, Iowa, USA
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Monday, July 24
"Let's Talk About Your Genealogy"  (Genealogy Help Session)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Danfoss Room, Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave., Ames, Iowa
 
Have you hit a brick wall or stumbling block with your genealogy research?  Our SCGS volunteers are ready to lend assistance.  Bring your genealogy questions and problems to this session and we will give you ideas and suggestions that may help you overcome the inevitable hurdles.



Monday, September 11
"The Underground Railroad"  (SCGS Meeting)
6:30 pm
Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave., Ames, Iowa
The Underground Railroad served to help slave escape to freedom by a series of safe houses and passages.  Iowa played a part in this network.  Phyllis Schrag will describe how the Underground Railroad operated, the dreaded slave catcher, and the risks involved with helping to free slaves. *
 


Wednesday, September 20
Genealogy Software and Backup  (Genealogy Plus!)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Auditorium, Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave., Ames, Iowa
 
Genealogy software can help you track and record your research.  But which one is the best one for you?  Various types of daabase software will be demonstrated.  Then once you've chosen a database, you don't want to lose all your valuable research!   Learn about backup options to safeguard your work.


Tuesday, September 26
Genealogy Computer User Group  (User Group)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave., Ames, Iowa
Formerly the RootsMagic User Group, the focus of this group has been expanded to include users of other types of genealogy software.  Additional topics will include technology and applications that are helpful for genealogy research.



Monday, October 9
"What Will You Do With Your Genealogy Stuff?"  (SCGS Meeting)
6:30 pm
Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave., Ames, Iowa
When the times comes you are no longer actively doing genealogy research, what will become of your files, both paper and online documents?  What about your photos, memorabilia, and online documents?  SCGS members will offer ideas and suggestions for safeguarding your legacy, research, and digital presence, including social media.
 


Wednesday, October 18
Source Evaluation: Is It Reliable, Maybe a Good Hint, Or ?  (Genealogy Plus!)
10:00 am
Auditorium, Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave., Ames, Iowa
Introduction to Source Evaluation: Is it Reliable, Maybe a Good Hint, Or?
 
Dennis Allen will lead us this presentation on genealogy source evaulaiton. 


Tuesday, October 24
Genealogy Computer User Group  (User Group)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave., Ames, Iowa
We'll discuss technology, computers, and genealogy.  Sometimes they all play nicely together, other times not so much.
We'll try to unravel some of the problems, plus provide ideas to help you with your research.



Monday, November 13
Annual Meeting  (SCGS Meeting)
6:30 pm
Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave., Ames, Iowa
Annual meeting with treats, conversation, and election of officers..


Wednesday, November 15
Documentaion & Citation: Cite Your Sources  (Genealogy Plus!)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave., Ames, Iowa
Presented by Alice Hoyt Veen, CG
 
Keeping track of the soruce of the family data you collect is vital to the research porcess ...and not as difficult as you may think!
Alice will present a two hour workshop with interactive practice to help you learn how to construct a standard source citation.  Practical examples with step-by-step practice ensures you won't want to miss this workshop.


Tuesday, November 28
Genealogy Computer User Group  (User Group)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave., Ames, Iowa



Wednesday, December 20
Holiday Genealogy Help Session  (Genealogy Plus!)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave., Ames, Iowa
The holiday season is a great time to remember...and research the ancestors.  The Chipmunks are on tour this year, Sinatra, Crobsy, and Glenn Miller will be playing great holiday classics.  And there will be treats, too.



Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Technological Changes in Farming and It's Impact on Farm Families  (Genealogy Plus!)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave., Ames, Iowa
Dr. Paul Lasley returns for the first Genealogy Plus session of the 2018.
 
American agriculture has experienced four major technological revolutions, which have not only changed how farming is done, but has greatly shaped the culture of rural life.



Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Swedish Research  (Genealogy Plus!)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave., Ames, Iowa
Paul Martsching



Wednesday, March 21, 2018
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!



Monday, April 9, 2018
Norwegian Research  (SCGS Meeting)
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave., Ames, Iowa
Norwegian Research by Arnhild Hillesland


Wednesday, April 18, 2018
German Research  (Genealogy Plus!)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave., Ames, Iowa
German Genealogy by Charlotte Blevins



Wednesday, May 16, 2018
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.