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 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.  

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.

First Saturday Seminar June 5

The Union County Genealogical Society will host a returning popular speaker, Theresa McCormick Liewer of Ankeny to present, “Using the Tools of Family Search,” from Noon to 3:00 on Saturday, June 5th in the Genealogy Room at the Gibson Memorial Library, 200 West Howard Street, Creston, Iowa. The program, open to the public, will also be made available over Zoom.
Theresa, an Advanced Family History Researcher, has been active in family history research for over thirty years.  As a volunteer, she teaches beginning as well as advanced classes on specific topics at the Iowa Genealogical Library in Des Moines.  She is the moderator of the Irish Interest Group at the Library and a past president of the Iowa Genealogical Society.
The First Saturday Seminar is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. Registration and payment can be made by clicking on The Roots Seller. If registering to attend the seminar over Zoom, be sure to include an email address to receive the link and information on how to join.
UCGS is currently 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.  Visitors are always welcomed to attend a monthly meeting.

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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June 28
Membership Meeting
July 10
Second Saturday Seminar
Military Bounty Lands: A Bountiful Harvest Presenter: Alice Hoyt Veen