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You will find details about upcoming classes and Special Interest Group (SIG) meetings.
$10 ages 16 and over
Summer Pass for 3 months (June, July & August)
to the
Iowa Genealogical Society Research Library
628 E Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA 50309-1924

Free Beginning Classes
    Resources for original 13 colonies & westward migration
    Resources for all US states
    Resources for international searches

Great hours: open 6 days and 2 nights
Mon, Weds, Fri, Sat 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tues & Thurs 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Free off street parking in front of our building

An easy walk to local restaurants or bring your sack lunch to enjoy in our lunchroom.
Upcoming Events & Classes
  • The garage part of the west wing needs a good cleaning.  There are things that need to be reorganized or disposed of. 
  • We will also need trucks to help haul things away.
  • If you are available to help, please call the office and let us know.  We are aiming to do this on Friday and Saturday, June 3 and 4th
  • As part of a larger project, we will be disposing of the microfilm readers.  If you know of anyone that could use one or two, please contact uswithin the next couple of weeks.

Beginning Genealogy - Free!

  • Did you start your family research but are stuck on where to look for information?  Did you resolve to renew your genealogical research?  Want some new ideas or to be reminded of good processes?  Join us for our free May Beginning Genealogy class to get some inspiration!
  • Thursday, June 9th at 6:30 p.m. Central Time
  • Instructor - Kevin Spire
  • Register in advance at
IGS (the other one!) is coming to IGS!
Using PERSI to Take Your Research to the Next Level - Free
How Did They Get Here
  • Discover methods that establish a good foundation with your research. Then sail forward to uncover clues about the people that came to make their home in the USA.  Take a deeper look at record locations and search techniques to get the most out of your research.
  • Thursday, 16 June 2022 -  6:30 p.m.  Central Time
  • $8.00 for members    $18.00 for non-members
  • Register in advance at
Calendar of Events
Other items of interest
  • IGS is looking for submissions for the Hawkeye Heritage.
  • If you have a written any of the following, please consider submitting to to be considered as part of our Hawkeye Heritage publication.
    • A family history
    • Genealogical proof of a few pages or more
    • How-to articles
    • Transcribed records sets
  • IGS is looking for volunteers for additional library attendants for Saturdays.
  • IGS is also seeking anyone who might be interested in presenting classes.  You need not be located in Des Moines or even in Iowa!
  • Please reach out to Tony at if you are interested in volunteering.
  • Just a reminder that IGS is a FamilySearch Affiliate Library.
  • Affiliate libraries have enhanced access on-site to FamilySearch’s digital genealogical collections, providing access to some databases that would otherwise be accessible only through a FamilySearch family history center.
  • FamilySearch also provides its affiliates with the latest tools and tips for genealogy reference librarians.
  • To access the additional collection you need to be physically at IGS and utilize their computers or login to the FamilySearch website from your personal computer using IGS' Wi-Fi.
Our mailing address is:
628 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309-1924

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