Story County Genealogical Society
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Story County Genealogical Society
Story County, Iowa, USA
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BLOG article by Kimberly Powell Updated March 03, 2017
Last Updated: 25 June 2017   [Located in Category: Skills]
BLOG article by Sunny Jane Morton 11/11/2016. If you're just starting out researching your family history, start at these 25 best genealogy websites for beginners.
Last Updated: 27 June 2017   [Located in Category: Skills]
How do you know if your genealogy research is successful? There is a lot of guesswork and uncertainty in genealogy.
Last Updated: 1 July 2017   [Located in Category: Skills]
Family History Daily article.
Last Updated: 12 July 2017   [Located in Category: Skills]
BLOG article by Lisa Lisson. Sometimes we just need to know the records to find. Sometimes we need to know who to ask.
Last Updated: 17 July 2017   [Located in Category: Skills]
**Ancestry.com Library Edition (FREE) is available at the Ames Public Library.** At homepage (amespubliclibrary.org)>Research>Genealogy>Access HeritageQuest Online. From left menu on this page choose "Ames Public Library" to learn more.
Last Updated: 17 July 2017   [Located in Category: Libraries in Story county]
This site is for both the beginning and experienced genealogist. It has links to many types of resources and includes help for beginners. Anne Livingston teaches genealogy classes.
Last Updated: 28 June 2017   [Located in Category: Skills]
The full manuscript contains a condensed history of the state of Iowa, a number of biographies of distinguished citizens of the state of Iowa, a descriptive history of Story county and 229 selected biographical sketches of the citizens of Story County, Iowa.
Last Updated: 4 July 2017   [Located in Category: Story County]
Ever try entering extracted census data into your genealogy program’s text editor? You probably noticed that it isn’t set up for the kind of information recorded in census tables. The mess and frustration led to the creation of our first spreadsheet in 2001 so the data could be electronically preserved in an easy to view format. 40+ genealogy spreadsheets later, CensusTools provides researchers with quality tools to electronically record, preserve and archive family history data. Includes spreadsheets for Iowa census. $$
Last Updated: 13 June 2017   [Located in Category: Charts, Forms, and Templates]
From ANCESTRY.COM: Download these charts and forms to organize your research. Organize your family on blank census forms.
Last Updated: 1 July 2017   [Located in Category: Charts, Forms, and Templates]
The “Secret” Codes on Death Certificates That Can Tell You How Your Ancestors Died. To find the list of codes visit this page and then choose the revision that encompasses the year of your certificate. Because updates were/are made to the database about every 10 years you will need to access the correct revision. Information can change dramatically from revision to revision, so making sure you have the correct one is very important.
Last Updated: 15 June 2017   [Located in Category: Vital Records]
View websites of other Family, Historical, and Genealogy societies by selecting portfolio from the menu at EasyNetSites. EasyNetSites is a web-based application designed to provide needed tools for today’s genealogical, family, and historical societies and organizations. If you can work with a word processor and fill out web forms, you can build a powerful and attractive site....Cemetery and Funeral Home Research Specialists: https://gentreasures.com
Last Updated: 9 July 2017   [Located in Category: Category 1 (Public)]
From MID-CONTINENT PUBLIC LIBRARY: Note on fillable PDFs: Many of the forms have been designed as fillable PDFs. To use the fillable functionality, right click on the title and choose "Save link as" or "Save target as." Once you've saved the file, you can open it with Adobe Reader and fill in the form.
Last Updated: 13 June 2017   [Located in Category: Charts, Forms, and Templates]
Welcome to Course 1. This course will cover some of the basics of getting ORGANIZED.
Last Updated: 1 July 2017   [Located in Category: Skills]
More than 100 family tree templates you can download and print for free. Or, download customizable versions for just $4.
Last Updated: 12 June 2017   [Located in Category: Charts, Forms, and Templates]
A Free Downloadable E-book with Tips on Organizing Your Genealogy
Last Updated: 13 July 2017   [Located in Category: Skills]
Family History Books is a collection of more than 325,000 digitized genealogy and family history publications... from partner institutions
Last Updated: 13 June 2017   [Located in Category: Online Books]
Find A Grave is a free resource for finding the final resting places of famous folks, friends and family members. With millions of names, it's an invaluable tool. You may want to register to have privilege of editing, linking, and requesting photos, and/or contributing as a volunteer. A mobile app is available.
Last Updated: 12 June 2017   [Located in Category: Vital Records]
Make key discoveries generation by generation with the full collection of US Census records from 1790 to 1940 at findmypast.com FREE
Last Updated: 21 June 2017   [Located in Category: Vital Records]
BLOG article by Nancy Hendrickson: How to Research
Last Updated: 25 June 2017   [Located in Category: Skills]
BLOG article by Dennis Partridge | Jan 4, 2016 Did you know you’re suppose to actually investigate a genealogical source before you use it?
Last Updated: 4 July 2017   [Located in Category: Skills]
News about upcoming hangouts, meetings and webinars offered throughout the online genealogy community. GeneaWebinars provides a single place to find out about upcoming events. Imagine, one calendar, and links to information on each webinar presentation in a single, centralized spot on the web.
Last Updated: 27 June 2017   [Located in Category: Skills]
Free Genealogy Book Search. it's huge and has only genealogy books from FamilySearch, Internet Archive and others
Last Updated: 13 June 2017   [Located in Category: Online Books]
Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books.
Last Updated: 13 June 2017   [Located in Category: Online Books]
HathiTrust is a partnership of academic & research institutions, offering a collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world.
Last Updated: 13 June 2017   [Located in Category: Online Books]
"Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources" is an excellent reference tool for all genealogists. As for county records, the book is divided into chapters by states.
Last Updated: 6 July 2017   [Located in Category: Skills]
Article from Family Tree Magazine
Last Updated: 18 June 2017   [Located in Category: Online Books]
Internet Archive is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.
Last Updated: 13 June 2017   [Located in Category: Online Books]
BLOG article by Michael Booth posted June 28, 2017
Last Updated: 10 July 2017   [Located in Category: Category 1 (Public)]
Research guide from ANCESTRY.COM: Revolutionary War (4 pages)
Last Updated: 1 July 2017   [Located in Category: Vital Records]
Order online from St. Louis Genealogical Society. This four-page laminated booklet is designed to provide citation templates for commonly used genealogical resources found online at Ancestry.com.
Last Updated: 28 June 2017   [Located in Category: Skills]
BLOG article by Randy Seaver. Links and more links in many categories... exhaustive list of genealogy links!
Last Updated: 25 June 2017   [Located in Category: Skills]
From FAMILY TREE MAGAZINE: these tools are to help you keep tabs on your genealogy plans and progress, so you can research more efficiently. They're great for tracking which records you've searched, which ones you need to, and what's still in the works.
Last Updated: 12 July 2017   [Located in Category: Charts, Forms, and Templates]
Search Story county Publications including Roland Record, McCallsburg Record, and Oil Bulletin.
Last Updated: 13 June 2017   [Located in Category: Story County]
A great place to start to learn about Story County in central Iowa, In the Mid western United States.
Last Updated: 12 June 2017   [Located in Category: Story County]
Whether you are just beginning or have worked on your family tree for years, there can be many different aspects relating to your family and genealogy you have forgotten to investigate, do, search for, collect, or try. The following are just some ten ideas that you might want to consider completing so you can check it off this important list.
Last Updated: 9 July 2017   [Located in Category: Skills]
contains information on millions of deceased individuals with United States social security numbers whose deaths were reported to the Social Security Administration. FREE
Last Updated: 21 June 2017   [Located in Category: Vital Records]
BLOG article: Funeral home records are a valuable family research resource providing information about church affiliations, education, military, memberships ...
Last Updated: 12 June 2017   [Located in Category: Vital Records]
BLOG article by Lisa Lisson. Resources & Tools to Confidently Research Your Genealogy
Last Updated: 25 June 2017   [Located in Category: Skills]
BLOG article by Amy Johnson Crow Posted on April 14, 2017 : LOCKSS - Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe.
Last Updated: 25 June 2017   [Located in Category: Skills]
Military records can provide much information. There are two basic record types: service records and pension records. But there are many types of records that are related to military service, ranging from letters home to burial arrangements to medals and honors.
Last Updated: 12 July 2017   [Located in Category: Vital Records]