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Story County Genealogical Society
Story County, Iowa, USA
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Sunday, August 26
50th Anniversary Celebration  (Anniversary Celebration)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Ames Public Library Auditorium, 515 Douglas Ave., Ames, Iowa
SCGS is turning 50 in 2018 and that calls for a celebration!  Join us Sunday, August 26, 2018 from 2 to 4 PM at the Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Avenue, Ames, Iowa.
 
There will be an exhibit of historical documents from our early years, REFRESHMENTS, and announcements of our 2018/2019 programs.
 
You 'll have an opportunity to tour the genealogy areas of the Library.  You might be surprised by what the Library and SCGS have to offer.
 
Please join us for this special event.
 



Monday, September 10
Introduction to the Ancestor Story Project  (SCGS Meeting)
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Ames Public Library Auditorium, 515 Douglas Ave., Ames, Iowa
Bonnie Samuel, Presenter
 
The theme for SCGS programs and Genealogy Plus for 2018-2019 is "telling your family story."  All the educational presentations have bee designed to prepare new and even experienced writers to comjpose narratives about their ancestors. 
Dr. Alissa Soehr, of the ISU sociology department and herself a published author, will conduct four classes on writing basics.  The will be held at the SCGS monthly meetings, January-April, 2019.
At our September meeting Bonnie will outline the structure of the classes and answer your questions.


Wednesday, September 19
The Real Story is in the Dash!  (Genealogy Plus!)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Ames Public Library Auditorium, 515 Douglas Ave., Ames, Iowa
Speaker: Linda Greethurst
Linda will prompt us to think about the life of our ancestor in the times they lived.  How were they influenced by events in their communities?  A fascinating talk that will prompt questions about your ancestors.


Wednesday, September 26
Genealogy and Computer Help Session  (Genealogy Help Session)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Ames Public Library Auditorium, 515 Douglas Ave., Ames, Iowa
Bring your genealogy and computer questions and we'll try to help you find a solution.
 



Monday, October 8
Researching Social History  (SCGS Meeting)
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Ames Public Library Auditorium, 515 Douglas Ave., Ames, Iowa
Speaker: Linda Greethurst
Everday is a day in our history.  The times in which we live influence the lives of family and community.  Our beliefs, our customs, ideals, and traditions are formed through our experiences and what has been passed down through the generations.  Linda Greethurst will talk about the importance of knowing the history in the times of your ancestors.  She also provide resources to find information.


Wednesday, October 17
Preparing for a Research Trip to the State Historical Library of Iowa  (Genealogy Plus!)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Ames Public Library Auditorium, 515 Douglas Ave., Ames, Iowa
Speaker: Mary Logsdon, Adult Services Director, Ames Public Library
In November we will be going to the State Historical Libary of Iowa to learn about their collection and do some research.
This session will help prepare for the trip and make the most of the experience.  Planning is a must!


Wednesday, October 24
Getting Kids Interested in Their Family's History  (Genealogy Help Session)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Ames Public Library Auditorium, 515 Douglas Ave., Ames, Iowa
A 14 year old takes on a genealogy task, far exceeding expectation.
Hear the story of how Genealogist Dennis Allen helped Zachary C. complete a genealogy project with imagination and enthusiasm.



Monday, November 12
Annual meeting  (SCGS Meeting)
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Ames Public Library Auditorium, 515 Douglas Ave., Ames, Iowa
Annual meeting and election of officers.
Display of writing and report examples in genealogical format.


Tuesday, November 20
Road Trip! State Historical Society of Iowa  (Genealogy Plus!)
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
State Historical Society of Iowa
Sherry Stellinhg, Librarian, State Historical Society of Iowa
We learned about prepping for a research trip last month -- now we are of to the State Historical Society of Iowa Library to research.  We'll plan to meet there at 10AM, have a library tour by staff, and then get to work.


Wednesday, November 28
Genealogy and Computer Help Session  (Help Session)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Ames Public Library Auditorium, 515 Douglas Ave., Ames, Iowa
Bring your genealogy and computer questions and we'll try to help you find a solution.



Wednesday, December 19
Annual Holiday Help Session  (Genealogy Plus!)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Ames Public Library Auditorium, 515 Douglas Ave., Ames, Iowa
Holiday treats and research assistance provided ... along with some holiday music.



Monday, January 14, 2019
Getting Ready to Write an Ancestor's Story  (SCGS Meeting)
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Ames Public Library Auditorium, 515 Douglas Ave., Ames, Iowa
Speaker: Dr. Alissa Stoehr
Take a deep breath!  What is the story you want to tell?  Where do you start your story?  Do you have your research, images, and documentation organized and easily accessible?  Who is your audience?
 
(Assignment: write a synopsis, or preface to your story, along with an Ancestor profile fo rthe main character(s) of your story.)


Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Changing Demographics in Your Ancestors' Time  (Genealogy Plus!)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Ames Public Library Auditorium, 515 Douglas Ave., Ames, Iowa
Speaker: Dr. Paul Lasley
 
Dr. Lasley returns to discuss change and shifts in social strata: how lives changed due to influences and pressures of advertising, urbanism, consumerism, emerging professions and technology


Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Genealogy and Computer Help Session  (Help Session)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Ames Public Library Auditorium, 515 Douglas Ave., Ames, Iowa
Bring your genealogy and computer questions and we'll try to help you find a solution.



Monday, February 11, 2019
Study Boards and Outlines  (SCGS Meeting)
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Ames Public Library Auditorium, 515 Douglas Ave., Ames, Iowa
Speaker: Dr. Alissa Stoehr
This presentation will deal with breaking down your story into segments or chapters to create the flow.
Is further research needed to color a segment?
 
(Assignment: Write a brief paragraph for each segment.)
 


Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Writing Joy! Emma's Story  (Genealogy Plus!)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Ames Public Library Auditorium, 515 Douglas Ave., Ames, Iowa
 
Speaker: Alice Hoyt Veen, CG
 
Research identifies our ancestors by linking individual to families and families to generations.  But to truly understand their lives we must discover and share their stories.  This case study presentation explores techniques for reconstructing the past and effectively tell a family's multigenerational history.  This is "Emma's story."


Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Genealogy and Computer Help Session  (Help Session)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Ames Public Library Auditorium, 515 Douglas Ave., Ames, Iowa
Bring your genealogy and computer questions and we'll try to help you find a solution.



Monday, March 11, 2019
Write!  (SCGS Meeting)
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Ames Public Library Auditorium, 515 Douglas Ave., Ames, Iowa
Speaker: Dr. Alissa Stoehr
Write!  Now you have your ancestor profile, the preface, astory board which describes the content and flow of your story ... time to write.  Let's practice a bit ... 


Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Scanning and Storing Documents and Images  (Genealogy Plus!)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Ames Public Library Auditorium, 515 Douglas Ave., Ames, Iowa
Speakers: Cris Nagla, Dennis Allen
 
Cris and Dennis will be bring their scanners and demonstrating how to scan and store your valuable images on your computer.


Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Genealogy and Computer Help Session  (Help Session)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Ames Public Library Auditorium, 515 Douglas Ave., Ames, Iowa
Bring your genealogy and computer questions and we'll try to help you find a solution.



Monday, April 8, 2019
Questions? Hit a Block? Help is Here.  (SCGS Meeting)
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Ames Public Library Auditorium, 515 Douglas Ave., Ames, Iowa
Speaker: Dr. Alissa Stoehr
This session will focus on compiling and printing your story.  What about self-publishing?
Question and answer, discussion.


Wednesday, April 17, 2019
"Remember the Ladies," said Abbigale to John...  (Genealogy Plus!)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Ames Public Library Auditorium, 515 Douglas Ave., Ames, Iowa
Speaker: Dr. Alissa Soehr, Iowa State University
 
It is challenging to find out much about our female ancestors due to legalities and norms of the times in which they lived.  Women were allowed to ...lots of things!  Women were "respectable roles" in lifes, roles were dicated by men, beliefs and law.  Some women rebelled, most didn't.


Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Genealogy and Computer Help Session  (Help Session)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Ames Public Library Auditorium, 515 Douglas Ave., Ames, Iowa
Bring your genealogy and computer questions and we'll try to help you find a solution.



Monday, May 13, 2019
Telling Your Story: Wrap-up  (SCGS Meeting)
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Ames Public Library Auditorium, 515 Douglas Ave., Ames, Iowa
We've worked hard all year on "telling our story" and now it's show time!  Selected stories will be read.


Friday, May 17, 2019
Ask the Experts!  (Genealogy Plus!)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Ames Public Library Auditorium, 515 Douglas Ave., Ames, Iowa
Bring your questions about genealogical research, documentation, writing your family story, how-to-do this or that, where to write for a resourc, where to find a resource and more.


Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Genealogy and Computer Help Session  (Help Session)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Ames Public Library Auditorium, 515 Douglas Ave., Ames, Iowa
Bring your genealogy and computer questions and we'll try to help you find a solution.