The Northeast Iowa Genealogical Society was organized in 1970:

  • To create and foster an interest in genealogy.
  • To preserve genealogical and historical data, particularly of our ancestors and the pioneers of Black Hawk County, Iowa
  • To instruct and educate person interested in genealogy

Meetings are held at various locations in Black Hawk County.  See the NEIGS Meeting & Event Information page for locations and times.  There are no meetings in July, August, and December.  Dues are $15.00 for an individual and $25.00 for a family membership. 

A newsletter, "Cedar Tree Branches", is published quarterly for members and other genealogy societies who exchange newsletters.

Queries concerning Black Hawk County data are welcomed. 
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Northeast Iowa Genealogical Society in the Beginning:

Organizing Officers:

President - Mrs. Esther Hayes                            
V President - Mrs. Merelyn Harberts        
Secy-Treasurer - Mrs. Betty Lawless
Registrar - Mrs Connie Stevens
Librarian - Mrs. Lois Fleming

Charter Members:

Nell (Mrs. Charles) Black
George & Haidee DeBuhr
Lois (Mrs Francis) Fleming
Leonard Gibson
Merelyn (Mrs. Russell) Harberts
Esther (Mrs. Charles) Hayes
Floyd & Leone Jepperson
Betty (Mrs. Dan) Lawless
Viola Lawless
Esther (Mrs. Jim) Newcomber
Deloris ( Mrs. Harold) Patterson
Betty (Mrs. Kenneth) Rausch
Albert Smith
John & Connie Stevens