Union County Genealogical Society

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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 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 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 tihull.familyroots@gmail.com 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. 
 

First Saturday Seminar, 07 March 2020

The Union County Genealogical Society will kick-off their 2020 First Saturday Seminar on Saturday, 07 March from Noon to 3:00 pm in the Genealogy Room at the Gibson Memorial Library, 200 West Howard, Creston.  If this is the year you want to get started in or brush up on your family history research skills, you will not want to miss Alice Hoyt Veen of Prairie Roots Research, informative presentation, “ Introduction to Genealogy”. (For more information, please go to the Events page.)
 
A special invitation is extended to students, Scouts, and 4-Hers planning projects or working on badges in family history, to join us at the seminar and to share ideas following the seminar on how society members and the library can assist in their plans.  Following the seminar all guests are invited to receive assistance with any research questions 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 President, Tessa Hull at tihull.familyroots@gmail.com or by calling 515.868.1415.

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CANCELED
 
 The Southwest Iowa Genealogy Conference
scheduled for Saturday, 04 April 2020
at the O’Reilly Center in Creston 
has been canceled due to the Coronavirus
and the Governor’s request that group gatherings 
be limited to ten.
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UCGS Celebrates Ruby Anniversary

40th Anniversary Picture
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                                    Charter members at the 40th Anniversary of the Society organization.
 

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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 27
Monthly Meeting
CANCELED
May 2
First Saturday Seminar
CANCELED
May 18
Monthly Meeting
Field Trip, Historic Village Program: Tour of Village Records Presenter: Deb Bradley
June 6
First Saturday Seminar
Program: Using Tools of Family Search Presenter: Theresa Liewer Sign up on the Root Seller page below.
June 22
Monthly Meeting
Roll Call: Your County Fair Exhibit Program: Preparing Your Exhibits! Presenters: Fair Committee