Story County Genealogical Society

SCGS  P.O. Box 692, Ames, Iowa 50010                "Helping you connect with your heritage"                                        

The Story County Genealogical Society, a charter chapter of the Iowa Genealogical Society, was formed in 1968.


Summer Genealogy Help Session:

Monday, July 24
"Let's Talk About Your Genealogy"  (Genealogy Help Sessions)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Danfoss Room, Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave., Ames, Iowa
Have you hit a brick wall or stumbling block with your genealogy research?  Our SCGS volunteers are ready to lend assistance.  Bring your genealogy questions and problems to this session and we will give you ideas and suggestions that may help you overcome the inevitable hurdles.

We meet the second Monday  (except June, July, August, and December) at 6:30 p.m. ,
in the Farwell T.  Brown Auditorium, Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave., Ames, Iowa.
Handouts from the presentation on FamilySearch are available here.

Here is a link to Paul Lasley's handout from the Genealogy Plus! presentation on immigration.
(Click on the image to view a larger one.)


(All meetings and events are free and open to the public)
 Genealogy Plus meets the third Wednesday (September-May) at the Ames Public Library, 10 am - noon, 515 Douglas Ave., Ames, Iowa 

Do you need assistance finding your ancestors in Story County?  We may be able to help
Check out our Research in Story County, Iowa page for details.

Can you help us? Our historian is trying to find some missing back issues of our newsletter, SCGS News. 
We are missing:  v. 6, no. 4 (April 1973); v. 15, no. 2 (Feb. 1982); v. 15, no. 4 (April 1982);  v. 16, no. 1 (Jan. 1983).

Membership is open to all persons interested in genealogical, biographical, and historical research.  
Interested in becoming a member? Membership information and form.   Dues are $10 for an individual and $15 for a family.  Membership year runs from January through December. 

You do not need to be researching ancestors in Story County, Iowa, to join SCGS.  Most of our members do not have local ancestors!  We're a group of people who enjoy genealogy, the thrill of the ancestral chase, learning new ways of researching, and sharing our discoveries with kindred genealogists.  We are a blend of beginners, intermediate, and seasoned researchers.  We love to "talk genealogy" and may be able to assist you in your research.  Come join us.  Our meetings are open to the public and guests are welcome.                                                



Autumn in Iowa                                           
Photographs courtesy of Susan Mahler.