The Iowa Genealogical Society (IGS) was founded in 1965 by a small group of dedicated genealogists with a mission to help preserve the past and enrich the future. Today, members are located all over the world, with a book collection that would span the length of more than 5 football fields! IGS is a 501(c)(3) corporation that operates solely through grants, yearly membership renewals, the ongoing sales of duplicate books, and personal donations. They do not receive financial support from any federal, state, or local government. The IGS library is located at 628 E. Grand Ave. in the East Village, and it is open 6 days a week.
Consider supporting the Iowa Genealoical Society by bidding on their tree at Christkindlemarket Des Moines’ 2nd Annual Silent Tree Auction December 1st-3rd at Cowles Commons.
For more information, please visit the IGS website.
Des Moines European Heritage Association connects Iowans with European traditions, language education and cultural experiences; and it provides resources and tools to other cultural heritage organizations.