to the new Union County Genealogical Society website, a work in progress. Check back with us often as new information will be added by our volunteers.
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 Membership 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 and beginning 26 April 2021 via Zoom. For information on additional educational opportunities in genealogical research, check out our Events page.
IGS Fall Conference
Mark your calendar for the annual Iowa Genealogical Society’s Fall Conference, October 8th, and 9th 2021. It will be a virtual conference with a few reserved spaces by appointment at the Society’s Library located at 628 East Grand Avenue, Des Moines. For more information on the 2 day agenda, bios of the speakers and to register, go to the IGS Home page at www.iowagenealogy.org, click on Register in the article, IGS Fall Conference.
First Saturday Seminar November 6
Many Americans trace their origins to colonial New England: New Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay, Providence Plantations, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. Discover your colonial New England roots! This workshop includes discussion of records and resources, both on and off the web, and strategies for a successful search. Beginning New England Colonial Research will be presented by returning popular speaker, Alice Hoyt Veen, CG in the Genealogy Room at the Gibson Memorial Library in Creston at Noon on 06 November. To register for this informative workshop, go to Roots Seller or call 515.868.1415.
Monthly Membership Meetings
The monthly membership meetings are now being held at the Gibson Memorial Library with the option of attending over Zoom for those members that are unable to attend in person. Vistors are always welcome. To participate over Zoom, you need to register through the Roots Seller gift shop with an email address so that you can be sent the Zoom link and information for each meeting.
Research Ancestry From Home
Family history research is now available with Ancestry Library Edition from the comfort of your home with a membership in the Iowa Genealogical Society from now through 31 December 2021. Your membership contributes to the preservation of genealogical and family history records. Benefits of membership are:
- Access to IGS research facility
- Access to FamilySearch affliage records when in the IGS Library
- Access to Ancestry Library Edition when in the IGS Library
- Access to Ancestry Library Edition from your home through 31 December 2021
- Bimonthly newsletter
- Discounts on classes and conferences and research fees
- Networking opportunities
- Email notification of upcoming events and classes
- Access to genealogy interest groups
- Access to free queries in Hawkeye Heritage
There are annual spring and fall conferences with lectures, workshops, and vendors. To become a member of IGS go to IowaGenealogy.org and click on membership. After you join, you should receive an email with a link to the Ancestry.
Free Genealogy Help
Chech out our Research Links page for 90 FREE websites that can help you with your reseach. Do you have a good site link that you wouold like to share? If so, please email it to the webmaster for consideration. If you find a link that is no longer working, please let us know so that we can correct it,
UCGS Celebrates Ruby Anniversary
Charter members at the 40th Anniversary of the Society organization.
BEHOLD the Work of the Old…..
Let your Heritage not be lost.
But bequest it as a Memory,
Treasure and Blessing…..
Gather the lost and hidden,
And preserve it for thy Children.
Christian Metz, 1846
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