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.
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 Seminars
First Saturday Seminars is an educational program UCGS added in addition to the regular monthly meetings in 2018. On the first Saturday of each month, a seminar is presented at the Matilda Gibson Memorial Library, in the Genealogy Room from Noon to 3:00 pm. Each seminar is on a special topic given by a presenter with extensive knowledge in genealogy and history. Following the seminar, guests are invited to receive assistance with any research questions that they may have from volunteers of UCGS. The seminars are open to the public at a nominal fee which can be paid on-line or at the door. Pre-registration is requested for planning purposes by clicking on The Roots Seller, contacting the President, Tessa Hull at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 515.868.1415. For information on upcoming new seminars and monthly programs for 2020, check out the EVENTS page on this website.
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.
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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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