Story County Genealogical Society
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Story County Genealogical Society
Story County, Iowa, USA
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Wednesday, December 14
The Cultural Impact of the Covid Pandemic: Lessons for Genealogists  (Genealogy Plus!)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave., Ames, Iowa; also via Zoom
A Genealogy Plus Bonus!
Presenter: Dr. Paul Lasley
 
Family stories are an essential part of genealogy research.  Dr. Lasley will describe the impacts of the Covid pandemic on Iowa families and communities.
 
Genealogy Plus is co-sponsored with the Ames Public Library.



Monday, January 9, 2023
Rebel Women: Stories They Tell  (SCGS Meeting)
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave., Ames, Iowa; also via Zoom
Presenter: Dr. Alissa Stoehr
 
Sometimes it's the women on the other side of the law, the obnoxious, unorthodox or ill-behaved that are recorded in history.
And the stereotypes we expect may be different  from what is recorded.
What types of records did these women leave?
 


Wednesday, January 18, 2023
Preserving Iowa's Food Traditions through the Community Cookbook Collection  (Genealogy Plus!)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
This will be a virtual presentation
Presenter: Diana Shonrock
 
The study of families/genealogy crosses a variety of topic areas close to who we are as cultures and families.  Iowa State University's Community Cookbook collection illustrates how some of our food traditions link and are linked to who we are and how we have grown, changed and adapted as ethnic cultures and families through what we cook and eat.  This collection contains about 5,000 archival cookbooks, before 1975, from Iowa organizations, individual families and historic figures.  This presentation will introduce the collection and discuss its historic value and impact on today.
 
Genealogy Plus is co-sponsored with the Ames Public Library.



Monday, February 13, 2023
1950 Census Follow-Up  (SCGS Meeting)
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave., Ames, Iowa; also via Zoom
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 information that that has been found, ancestor surprises found, and other finds from the census.


Wednesday, February 15, 2023
We Pronounce it ne-VAY-duh: Tales and History of Eastern Story County  (Genealogy Plus!)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave., Ames, Iowa; also via Zoom
Presenter: Linda Wright
 
Learn more about the persons, events, and stories that are woven into the history of the county seat, Nevada, in Story County, Iowa.  Linda will also describe some resources that are available for genealogical research.
 
Genealogy Plus is co-sponsored with the Ames Public Library.



Monday, March 13, 2023
Iowa Genealogical Society Resources and Interest Groups  (SCGS Meeting)
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave., Ames, Iowa; also via Zoom
Presenter: Mo Willkins will outline some of the resources and also describe the various interest groups that are available at the Iowa Genealogical Society.


Wednesday, March 15, 2023
Gems & Junk: A Beginner's Guide to Online Research  (Genealogy Plus!)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave., Ames, Iowa; also via Zoom
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 options and how do you differentiate between the "gems" and outright junk?  This presentation explores the very best and the very worst of onine genealogy.
 
Genealogy Plus is co-sponsored with the Ames Public Library.



Monday, April 10, 2023
DAR and Beyond….almost everything you need to know  (SCGS Meeting)
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave., Ames, Iowa; also via Zoom
Presenter: Susan Harris
 
Learn about the Daughters of the American Revolution and what it and other lineage societies have to offer.
 


Wednesday, April 19, 2023
Get to Know the Danish Museum in Elk Horn, Iowa  (Genealogy Plus!)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave., Ames, Iowa; also via Zoom
Presenter: Amanda Skellenger
 
Hear is an opportunity to learn about the Museum of Danish America in Elk Horn, Iowa--  what resources they have and how they can help you with your Danish genealogy.
 
Genealogy Plus is co-sponsored with the Ames Public Library.



Monday, May 8, 2023
Black Trailblazers  (SCGS Meeting)
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave., Ames, Iowa; also via Zoom
Presenters: Ames History Museum Staff
 
Learn about the significant contributions to the Ames area of prominent people of color.


Wednesday, May 17, 2023
Trip to Iowa State Historical Society in Des Moines, Iowa  (Genealogy Plus!)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
State Historical Society of Iowa, 600 East Locust, Des Moines, Iowa
Details forthcoming!