Union County Genealogical Society


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.  

First Saturday Seminars Return Over Zoom ln April

After a year's absence due to the Coronavirus, The First Saturday Seminars return in April over Zoom.  A returning popular speaker, Theresa McCormick Liewer of Ankeny will start us off with a presentation, "Using the tools of Family Search", on Saturday, 03 April 2021 beginning at noon over Zoom.  Theresa is an Advanced Family History Researcher.  She is an active volunteer at the Iowa Genealogy Library in Des Moines, the moderator of the Irish Interest Group at the Library and a past president of the Iowa Genealogical Society.
The seminars, held February through November, are an educational genealogy program UCGS added in addition to the regular monthly meetings in 2018.  They are open to the public.  Each seminar features a special topic given by a presenter with extensive knowledge in genealogy and history.  Seminars are a benefit to members at $5.00 and $10 for non-members.    Pre-registration and payment can be made at the Society’s website, www.unioncgs.org through The Roots Seller, the society’s gift shop. Be sure to include your email address so the Zoom link and information on how to join us can be sent to you.  For information on upcoming new seminars and monthly programs for the remainder of 2021, check out the EVENTS page on the Society’s website and Facebook page.
Beginning on 26 April 2021, USCG will begin holding their monthly membership meetings at the Gibson Memorial Library in Creston as well as over Zoom for those members unable to attend in person.  The membership meetings are held on the fourth Monday of the month, January through December.  The Zoom Invitation with information and required numbers will be emailed to all current members. If your membership has elapsed, it can be renewed on the Society’s website.  please email ucgsia@gmail.com  to receive the numbers.  Visitors are always welcomed and may also request a Zoom Invitation by emailing ucgsia@gmail.com.

Blog Page

While we are unable to be together for our monthly meetings and the First Saturday Seminars to inspire our continued quest to find our family's history, we will strive to assist you through our Facebook page and our website Blog page.   Check out the current blog, 5 Common Genealogy Errors and How to Avoid Them.

Free Genealogy Help

Legacy Family Tree wants to do their part to help genealogists who are self-isolating at home right now. While they cannot do your grocery shopping or other practical activities, perhaps a genealogy class each day during the month of May will help as a diversion.  Each day they will be unlocking one Legacy Family Tree webinar from their library to be available to watch for free.  Check it out at www.legacyfamilytree.com and click on webinars.
Chech out our Research Links page for 88 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

40th Anniversary Picture
                                                                   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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April 26
Monthly Society Meeting