Story County Genealogical Society
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Story County Genealogical Society
Story County, Iowa, USA
Helping You Connect With Your Heritage
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Regular SCGS programs will resume in September.  
 SCGS is turning 50 this year and we invite you to join us for a celebration on Sunday, from 2 to 4 PM, August 26, 2018 at the Ames Public Library.  We'll be highlighting our past and sharing plans for the future.  And a celebration is not complete without refreshments!  Please join us.

SCGS offers three series of programs.  All are held at the Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave., Ames, Iowa:
  • Society Meetings, 2nd Monday (Sept.-Nov., Jan.-May) 6:30 pm
  • Genealogy Plus!, 3rd Wednesday (Sept.-May) 10 AM-noon
  • Genealogy Help Session,  4th Wednesday (Sept.-Nov., Jan.-April) 10 AM- noon
Our meetings are free and open to the public.  Guests are welcome. Come join us and meet a group of friendly genealogists!
Planning has already begun for the SCGS 2018-2019 Programs.  The Theme is "Telling Your Story."  More details will be forthcoming.

Computer and Research Help Genealogy Group

Meeting 4th Wednesday, September through May

10 am - Noon

Ames Public Library Auditorium, 515 Douglas Ave., Ames, Iowa

Many people have asked for more research help sessions. Often requests for research help are about understanding how to use their genealogy software effectively, as well as research techniques to find their elusive ancestor!

So…each month (4th Wednesday) we will meet in the auditorium at the library. If we have a software presentation and others want to get assistance with a specific research problem, we are able to divide the room and meet everyone's needs. Our super genealogy sleuth helpers will be on hand to help you.

We encourage you to bring your own computers, but we will have library computers available too.

Story County Genealogical Society and the Ames Public Library are pleased to offer this genealogical assistance along with our other monthly program, Genealogy Plus.

The next Computer & Research Help Genealogy Group will be Wednesday, September 26.


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The Story County Genealogical Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and donations are tax deductible to the extent of the law.
Financial contributions are used to purchase genealogy materials which are housed at the Ames Public Library, provide programs and speakers at our regular meetings and Genealogy Plus!, and fund education programs.  Your donation helps us to continue providing quality educational genealogy. programs and offerings.

The Story County Genealogical Society, a charter member of the Iowa Genealogical Society, was formed in 1968 in central Iowa.  Membership is open to all persons interested in genealogical, biographical, and historical research.

Upcoming Events
August 26
50th Anniversary Celebration
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 ...