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There are many societies which may help family historians. Genealogical, historical, lineage, veterans, and ethnic societies are especially helpful because of the records and resources they collect, transcribe, and publish. Often their records contain birth, marriage, death, and biographical information. See the "[[United States Societies|Societies]]" section in the United States Research Outline for more information.
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''[[United States]] > [[Iowa|Iowa]] > Iowa Societies''
  
Genealogical and historical societies often maintain a genealogical file for families in the area and may sponsor publications, some of which are cited in the "[[Iowa Genealogy|Genealogy]]" section of this outline.
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== Societies  ==
  
Lineage societies, such as the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), Colonial Dames, General Society of Colonial Wars, the Sons of the American Revolution, and many others, require members to prove they are descended from certain people, such as colonists or soldiers. The applications for membership in these societies are preserved, and many are on microfilm at the Family History Library. See the Register of U. S. Lineage Societies (mentioned in the "[[United States Societies|Societies]]" section of the United States Research Outline) for addresses, lists of microfilmed records, and publications.
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There are many societies which may help family historians. Genealogical, historical, lineage, veterans, and ethnic societies are especially helpful because of the records and resources they collect, transcribe, and publish. Often their records contain birth, marriage, death, and biographical information. See the United States [[United States Societies|Societies]] page.  
  
One important society in Iowa is the Iowa Genealogical Society (see the "[[Iowa Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]" section of this outline). The Iowa Genealogical Society has a number of chapters throughout the state. Many chapters actively extract and index original records, which the society publishes. For a list of the society chapters, see:
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Genealogical and historical societies often maintain a genealogical file for families in the area and may sponsor publications, some of which are cited in the [[Iowa Genealogy|Genealogy]] page. Many counties have their own Society.  
  
Mary Keysor Meyer’s Meyer’s Directory of Genealogical Societies in the U.S.A. and Canada. (Cited fully in the "[[United States Societies|Societies]]" section of the United States Research Outline.) The directory lists ethnic genealogical groups and societies.
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*'''American/Schleswig-Holstein Heritage Society'''<br>P.O. Box 506<br>Walcott, IA 52773<br>Internet: [http://www.ashhs.org/ American/Schleswig-Holstein Heritage Society]
  
See the "Author/Title Search" of the Family History Library Catalog for many sources published by the Iowa Genealogical Society. There are, for example, birth, marriage, death and cemetery records; censuses (state and federal); newspaper obituaries; probates; city directories; adoption records; county assessors’ books; indexes to scrapbooks; and church records.
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*'''Decorah Genealogy Association'''<br>202 Winnebago (Lower Level)<br>Decorah, IA 52101<br>Internet: [http://iagenweb.org/winneshiek/Resources/dga.htm Decorah Genealogy Association]
  
Old Settlers’ Associations existed in many Iowa counties. Some of these records, with obituaries, are available on microfilm, such as:
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*'''Des Moines County Genealogical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 493<br>Burlington, IA 52601<br>Internet: [http://www.dmcgs.org/ Des Moines County Genealogical Society]
  
''Old Settlers’ Association (Cedar County, Iowa). Annual Meeting Minutes and Obituaries of Settlers, 1917–1934.'' Salt Lake City: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1976. (FHL film 987411 or 281275)
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*'''Dubuque County'''<br>''Key City Genealogical Society''<br>P.O. Box 13<br>Dubuque, IA 52004-0013<br>Internet: [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~iadckcgs/ Dubuque County-Key City Genealogical Society]
  
See also the "[[Iowa Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]" section of this outline for other organizations with family history sources.
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*'''Iowa City Genealogical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 822<br>Iowa City, IA 52244-0822<br>Internet: [http://iagenweb.org/johnson/ICGSmemberData.htm Iowa City Genealogical Society]
  
Society records are listed in the Locality Search of the Family History Library Catalog under:
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*'''Iowa Genealogical Society'''<br>628 East Grand Avenue<br>Des Moines, IA 50309<br>Phone:(515)276-0287<br>Internet: [http://www.iowagenealogy.org/ Iowa Genealogical Society]<br>
  
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*'''Ostfriesen Genealogical Society of America'''<br>1670 So Robert St, #333<br>West St Paul, MN 55118<br>Internet: [http://www.ogsa.us/resources.shtml Ostfriesen Genealogical Society of America] <br>Other Ostfriesen Societies are listed on this site for Iowa and surrounding states. Sites in Iowa include the [http://iagenweb.org/lyon/helps/osfriesen.htm Ostfriesen Genealogical Society] and the Ostfriesian Heritage Society<br>
  
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*'''Pocahontas County Genealogical Society'''br&gt;''Laurens Public Library''<br>273 N. Third St.<br>Laurens, IA 50554<br>Internet: [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~iapcilgs/ Laurens Genealogical Society]
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*'''Northeast Iowa Genealogical Society'''<br>''Grant Museum''<br>503 South St.<br>Waterloo, IA 50701<br>Interne:&nbsp; [http://sites.google.com/site/neigsblackhawkcounty/home Northeast Iowa Genealogical Society]
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*'''Scott County Iowa Genealogical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 3132<br>Davenport, IA 52808-3132<br>Internet: [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~iascott/scigs.htm Scott County Genealogical Society]<br>
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*'''Woodbury County Genealogical Society''' <br>P.O. Box 624 <br>3412 Old Lakesport Road <br>Sioux City, Iowa 51102<br>Internet: [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~iawoodbu/ Woodbury County Genealogical Society]
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== Historical Societies  ==
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*'''Iowa State Historical Department'''<br>402 Iowa Ave.<br>Iowa City, IA 52240-1806<br>Phone:(319) 335-3916<br>Fax: (319) 335-3924<br>Internet: [http://www.iowahistory.org/about/location/location_hours.html#Iowa Iowa City SHSI Location]
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*'''State Historical Society of Iowa'''<br>600 E. Locust<br>Des Moines, IA 50319<br>Phone: (515)281-8837<br>Fax: (515)282-0502<br>Internet: [http://www.iowahistory.org/archives/index.html Iowa History Archives]<br>[http://www.iowahistory.org/ State Historical Department]
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== Lineage Societies  ==
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Lineage societies, such as the National Society of the [http://www.isdar.org/ Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)], [http://www.colonialdames17c.net/iowa.html Colonial Dames], General Society of Colonial Wars, the [http://www.iassar.org/ Sons of the American Revolution], and many others, require members to prove they are descended from certain people, such as colonists or soldiers. The applications for membership in these societies are preserved, and many are on microfilm at the Family History Library. See the Register of U. S. Lineage Societies (mentioned in the "[[United States Societies|Societies]]" for addresses, lists of microfilmed records, and publications.
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One important society in Iowa is the [http://www.iowagenealogy.org Iowa Genealogical Society] (see the "[[Iowa Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]" page). The Iowa Genealogical Society has a number of chapters throughout the state. Many chapters actively extract and index original records, which the society publishes. For a list of the society chapters, see:
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Mary Keysor Meyer’s directory lists ethnic genealogical groups and societies. <ref>{{FHL|Meyer’s Directory of Genealogical Societies in the U.S.A. and Canada|keywords|disp=Meyer’s Directory of Genealogical Societies in the U.S.A. and Canada}}. (Cited fully in the "[[United States Societies|Societies]]" section.)</ref>
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{{FHL|Old Settler%27s Association iowa|keywords|disp=Old Settlers’ Associations}} existed in many Iowa counties. Some of these records, with obituaries, are available on microfilm, such as: ''Old Settlers’ Association (Cedar County, Iowa). Annual Meeting Minutes and Obituaries of Settlers, 1917–1934.''<ref>''Old Settlers’ Association (Cedar County, Iowa). Annual Meeting Minutes and Obituaries of Settlers, 1917–1934.'' Salt Lake City: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1976. (Family History Library film 987411 or 281275)</ref>
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See also the "[[Iowa Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]" page for other organizations with family history sources.
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*Society records are listed in the Locality Search of the Family History Library Catalog under: {{FHL|iowa societies|keywords|disp=IOWA - SOCIETIES}}
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*See the "Author/Title Search" of the Family History Library Catalog for many sources published by the Iowa Genealogical Society. There are, for example, birth, marriage, death and cemetery records; censuses (state and federal); newspaper obituaries; probates; city directories; adoption records; county assessors’ books; indexes to scrapbooks; and church records.
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United States > Iowa > Iowa Societies

Societies

There are many societies which may help family historians. Genealogical, historical, lineage, veterans, and ethnic societies are especially helpful because of the records and resources they collect, transcribe, and publish. Often their records contain birth, marriage, death, and biographical information. See the United States Societies page.

Genealogical and historical societies often maintain a genealogical file for families in the area and may sponsor publications, some of which are cited in the Genealogy page. Many counties have their own Society.

Historical Societies

  • Iowa State Historical Department
    402 Iowa Ave.
    Iowa City, IA 52240-1806
    Phone:(319) 335-3916
    Fax: (319) 335-3924
    Internet: Iowa City SHSI Location

Lineage Societies

Lineage societies, such as the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), Colonial Dames, General Society of Colonial Wars, the Sons of the American Revolution, and many others, require members to prove they are descended from certain people, such as colonists or soldiers. The applications for membership in these societies are preserved, and many are on microfilm at the Family History Library. See the Register of U. S. Lineage Societies (mentioned in the "Societies" for addresses, lists of microfilmed records, and publications.

One important society in Iowa is the Iowa Genealogical Society (see the "Archives and Libraries" page). The Iowa Genealogical Society has a number of chapters throughout the state. Many chapters actively extract and index original records, which the society publishes. For a list of the society chapters, see:

Mary Keysor Meyer’s directory lists ethnic genealogical groups and societies. [1]

Old Settlers’ Associations existed in many Iowa counties. Some of these records, with obituaries, are available on microfilm, such as: Old Settlers’ Association (Cedar County, Iowa). Annual Meeting Minutes and Obituaries of Settlers, 1917–1934.[2]

See also the "Archives and Libraries" page for other organizations with family history sources.


References

Family History Library Helps

  • Society records are listed in the Locality Search of the Family History Library Catalog under: IOWA - SOCIETIES
  • See the "Author/Title Search" of the Family History Library Catalog for many sources published by the Iowa Genealogical Society. There are, for example, birth, marriage, death and cemetery records; censuses (state and federal); newspaper obituaries; probates; city directories; adoption records; county assessors’ books; indexes to scrapbooks; and church records.
IOWA - [COUNTY] - SOCIETIES
  1. Meyer’s Directory of Genealogical Societies in the U.S.A. and Canada. (Cited fully in the "Societies" section.)
  2. Old Settlers’ Association (Cedar County, Iowa). Annual Meeting Minutes and Obituaries of Settlers, 1917–1934. Salt Lake City: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1976. (Family History Library film 987411 or 281275)