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        Story County Genealogical Society

        SCGS  P.O. Box 692, Ames, Iowa 50010                "Helping you connect with your heritage"                                        

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        The Story County Genealogical Society, a charter chapter of the Iowa Genealogical Society, was formed in 1968.

        Membership is open to all persons interested in genealogical, biographical, and historical research.
        Interested in becoming a member? Membership information and form.   Dues are $10 for an individual and $15 for a family.  Membership year runs from January through December. 

        We meet the second Monday of the month (except June, July, August, and December) at 7 p.m. 
        Sept.-Nov.  2014 meetings will be held at Northcrest Community, 1801 20th St., Ames, Iowa.

        Cemetery Walk

        Sunday, Sept. 21, 2:30pm at the Ames Cemetery, 9th & Maxwell Ave., Ames, Iowa.

        Program will be on the inside main road from 9th Street, near the Greeley tomb.

        Rain date: Sunday, October 5.

         The program will feature costumed readers portraying the stories of 10 Ames pioneers who were Civil War veterans and two of their wives.  Program is free and open to the public.  Bring your own lawn chair.

         Individuals to be remembered are:

        John Cole, early builder; John Duncan, Intelligencer editor; Thomas Gossard, farmer; Sarah Emery Gossard, first Ames school teacher; Wallace Greeley, banker & mayor; Mary Greeley, trustee of first library boar; Charles Hamilton, longest surviving Story County Civil War veteran; Ben Kingsbury, farmer; Hiram Munn, lumberyard owner; Parley Sheldon, mayor; Fred Tilden, druggist and grocer; and, George Tilden, of Tilden’s  dry goods store.

         Sponsored by the Story County Genealogical Society with assistance from Ames Historical Society, in conjunction with the Ames Sesquicentennial.

         For information contact: Kathy Svec, 515-232-4877


        You do not need to be researching ancestors in Story County, Iowa, to join SCGS.  Most of our members do not have local ancestors!  We're a group of people who enjoy genealogy, the thrill of the ancestral chase, learning new ways of researching, and sharing our discoveries with kindred genealogists.  We are a blend of beginners, intermediate, and seasoned researchers.  We love to "talk genealogy" and may be able to assist you in your research.  Come join us.  Our meetings are open to the public and guests are welcome.
        Need research assistance?  We might be able to assist you.  Members of the Story County Genealogical Society are available to help with your research in Story County, Iowa.  For a fee of $15, a researcher will offer an initial assessment and check readily-available, pertinent sources and indexes.  Please be specific in your requests and tell us precisely what you are seeking.  We will try to help.  Contact us by email:
        or mail:  Story County Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 692, Ames, IA  50010




        Need research help for ancestors in Story County, Iowa? 


        To get in touch with our Society, see the Navigation "Contact SCGS" to the left on this page.

        Researching ancestors in Story County, Iowa?  The Story CountyIAGenWeb site is a great place to start.

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