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Story County, Iowa, USA
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Tuesday, November 28
Genealogy Computer User Group  (User Group)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave., Ames, Iowa
 
The Dynamics Duo of Dennis Allen and Cris Nagla return to the Genealogy Computer User Group on Tuesday, November 28.
Bring your genealogy and computer questions!



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
"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, 2018
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, 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.