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 
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 workshop 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 workshops 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 .

First Saturday Workshop

Explore your Danish Roots
 
with Kara McKeever
Manager, The Genealogy Center of the 
Danish American Museum, Elk Horn, Iowa
 
Saturday, 04 May 2019
Noon to 3:00 pm
 
Gibson Memorial Public Library
200 Howard Street
Creston, Iowa
 
The workshop is 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 Roots Seller and go to First Saturday Meetings or contact Society President, Tessa Hull at tihull.familyroots@gmail.com .

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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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UCGS Celebrates Ruby Anniversary

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

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April 22
Monthly Meeting
Roll Call: Share a Favorite Marriage Record Program: Marriage Records Presenter: Tessa Hull
May 4
First Saturday
Program: Searching Your Danish Roots Presenter: Wanda Sornson, Research Assistant Museum of Danish America Genealogy Center  
May 20
Monthly Meeting
Roll Call: Name Your Favorite Cemetery Program: Safely Cleaning Tombstones Presenters: Roger Nurnburg and Calvin Huffman
June 15
Southwest Iowa Genealogy Conference
Digging for Genealogy Treasure
June 24
Monthly Meeting
Roll Call: What are you exhibiting at the fair? Program:  Preparing Your Exhibit for The Fair! Presenter: Fair Committee