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Saturday, September 30
Family History Resource Fair  (Open House)
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
IGS Conference Center Classroom
A gathering of local resources to share with visitors on what records they have and where to get more
Come see
  • State Historical Society of Iowa
  • African-American, German, Irish, Norwegian & Italian heritage groups
  • DNA,, Family Tree Maker, Legacy & RootsMagic special interest groups
  • Publishing & Preserving Family History special interest group
  • Iowa Gold Star Museum
  • Iowa Questers
  • Des Moines Public Library
  • Local D.A.R./S.A.R. Chapters
  • Catch Des Moines!
  • Archive Iowa
  • Iowa Genealogcial Society

Wednesday, October 4
Lunch and Learn  (Classes)
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
IGS is pleased to offer hybrid presentation.
Iowa Genealogical Society records.  This class is free of charge!  Register in advance at

Saturday, October 14
2023 Fall Conference  (Conferences)
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
IGS is pleased to offer hybrid presentation.
We are delighted to welcome back Kathleen Brandt of a3Genealogy as our featured conference speaker.
Kathleen is a Professional International Genealogist and podcast host of Hittin' the Bricks with Kathleen.
She spearheads Tracing Ancestors, a genealogical not-for-profit STEM/STEAM program.
Kathleen will be in person at the Iowa Genealogical Society Conference Center in Des Moines, Iowa
and will present on these four topics.
  • The Midwest: Gateway to Genealogical Resources
  • Where did the records go? — Orphanages, Asylums / State Hospitals County Homes / Poor Farms and Mother Homes
  • Leveraging Social Media in your Research
  • Forgotten Military Treasures — Recreating your missing military files.
We invite you to join us at IGS for the conference. Attendance via Zoom is also an option.
Registration is $70 for members and $90 for non-members. You may purchase lunch for $15.

Saturday, October 28
Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps and County Plat Book Maps  (Classes)
10:30 am to 12:30 pm
IGS is pleased to offer hybrid presentation.
This class will touch on multiple subjects related to Sanborn Fire Insurance maps and county plat book maps including:
1.  Why they were created
2.  Reserch uses for the maps
3.  Where to find the maps online and in person
4.  How to read the Sanborn map keys for information about the housing 
5.  How to read plat maps for finding ancestor's land records 

Sunday, October 29
Research With Us  (Research With Us)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
This research session will be held in person at IGS only.
Have you hit a brick wall, and need help with your genealogy?  Do you just need a fresh eye on your genealogy research?  Are you just starting out on your genealogy journey?  Come join us!  We will have experienced researchers on hand to help you work through your trouble.  Register in advance.  The registration fee is $8 for members and $18 for non-members.

Wednesday, November 1
Lunch & Learn: UNI Rod Library  (Classes)
12:00 pm

Saturday, November 11
Revolutionary War Research  (Classes)
10:30 am to 12:30 pm
IGS is pleased to offer hybrid presentation.
Have you ever wanted to document your ancestor's Revolutionary War Service?  Ever wanted to join a 
lineage society?  Join us for this class to learn what records are available.