Union County Genealogical Society


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The Union County Genealogical Society is dedicated to meeting the educational needs of their members through the preservation of the county's public records, cemetery records, newspapers and family histories for research by future generations.
UCGS is a 501(c)3 non-profit and contributions are tax deductible.  Contributions are used to purchase genealogy materials housed at the Matilda Gibson Public Library in Creston, provide additional offerings on our website and assist in providing quality educational genealogy programs.  UCGS is a member of the Iowa Genealogical Society.  
Monthly Meetings
UCGS meets on the 4th Monday of each month except December at 6:00 PM in the Genealogy Room at the Matilda Gibson Memorial Library located at 200 West Howard Street in Creston, Iowa. For information on additional educational opportunities in genealogical research, check out our Events page.  
First Saturday Workshops
The Union County Genealogical Society has added new educational First Saturday workshops in addition to their monthly meetings in 2018.  The workshops are held on the First Saturday of each month from Noon to 3:00 pm at the Gibson Memorial Library in Creston. They will include an hour presentation by a speaker experienced in genealogy or history followed by time for questions, research and help available by voluteers from the Society.  Workshops are open to the public with cost for members set at $5.00 and $10.00 for non-members which can be paid on-line or at the door.  Pre-registration is requested for planning purposes.   For more information on the program and the speaker, click on View Full Listing under Mar 3 in the column to the right.

Southwest Iowa Regional
    Genealogy Conference
 02 June 2018
O'Riley Center ~ 417 Wyoming Avenue
Creston, Iowa
Tracking Your Past
Click on Events for the day's schedule and 
to register for this great opportunity.
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June 25
Monthly Meeting
Roll Call: What are you exhibitin for the fair? Program: Preparing Your Exhibits for the Fair Presenter: Jane Briley
July 7
First Saturday
Program: Naturalization Records Presenter: Theresa Liewer
July 19
Union County Fair
Genealogy Open Class exhibit opportunities for adults and youth. Click on Union County Fair for a listing of Open Class Genealogy Exhibit guide lines. .
August 4
First Saturday
Program: What to take for a Cemetry Visitation Presenter: Linda Greethurst
August 27
Monthly Meeting
Roll Call: Trails that your ancestors traveled! Program: History of the Mormon Trail Presenter: TBD