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. The presentation is followed by time for questions. 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 society’s website https://unioncgs.org.
Please join us Saturday, 01 February 2020
from Noon to 3:00 pm in the Genealogy Room
at the Matilda Gibson Memorial Library
200 East Howard Street ~ Creston, Iowa
Family Tree Maker Tools
To pre-register, go to Roots Seller
or call 515/868.1415
For More Details, check View Full Listing under February 1 at the right hand side of the page.
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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Roll Call: Native Americans in Your Tree? Program: Native American Research Presenter: Jane Briley
First Saturday Seminar
Program: Introduction to Genealogy, Presenter: Alice Hoyt Veen, Certified Genealogist Prairie Roots Research
Roll Call: A Russian Ancestor? Program: Russian Research Presenter: Calvin Huffman
Southwest Iowa Genealogy Conference
Presenter: Alice Hoyt Veen, Certified Genealogist Prairie Roots Research
Field Trip, County Courthouse Program: Clerk of Court Records Presenter: Allison Danilovich