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 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. For information on additional educational opportunities in genealogical research, check out our Events page.  
First Saturday 
First Saturday is an educational program UCGS added in addition to the regular monthly meetings in 2018.  On the first Saturday of each month a genealogy seminar is presented at the Matilda Gibson Memorial Library, in the Genealogy Room from Noon to 3:00 pm.  Each workshop is on a special topic given by a presenter with extensive knowledge in genealogy and history.  The presentation is followed by time for questions, and hands on individual help with your research. The theme for 2019 First Saturday programs is Genealogy Around the World
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.  To register on-line, click on The Roots Seller and go to First Saturday Meetings or contact Society President, Tessa Hull at tihull.familyroots@gmail.com .

     18 July - 24 July 2019
 Union County Fair
Union County Fairgrounds
301 South Grace Street
Afton, Iowa
      Share your family heritage by participating in the Open Class Genealogy and History Department at this year’s Union County Fair.
For more information, look under 18 July in the events column to the right.

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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July 18
Union County Fair
No regular monthly meeting.
August 3
First Saturday
Searching Your Swedish Roots Presernter: Jane Briley
August 26
Monthly Meeting
Roll Call: A Favorite Grade School Memory Program: Country School Records Presenter: Debbie Bradley
September 7
First Saturday
Searching Your English Roots Presenter: Theresa McCormick Liewer  
September 23
Monthly Meeting
Roll Call: Name a Union Member in Your Tree Program: History of Unions and Labor Day Presenter: Buzz Malone