The Story County Genealogical Society is offering a Spring Genealogy Conference on April 29, “Genealogy Basics: Fundamentals for Family Historians” for family researchers, beginners and experienced. This will be a full day, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., of genealogy education. There will be two morning and two afternoon sessions. Alice Hoyt Veen is the speaker for the conference and participants will benefit from her expertise in genealogical research. Alice will be presenting on the process of getting organized and understanding the process of research with tools to help. The afternoon sessions include two of the richest resource areas for your research.

• Introduction to Genealogy - Learn the basics you need to tell the story of your family. This is a hands - on session, materials provided.

• Research Plans and Logs - Where are you going? Where have you been?

• Federal Census Records: Pathway to the Past - one of the first sources genealogists check and loaded with valuable information about your family.

• Courthouse Research: A Treasure Trove for Family Historians - discover the variety of records to be found in courthouses, how to find and understand.

This Spring Genealogy Conference is free but preregistration is required to ensure everyone receives conference materials. A catered box lunch is available for purchase for $15 ONLY at the time of registration. No lunches will be sold the day of the conference. However, you may preregister free and bring your own lunch.

To register and find more information, please go to Please register before April 25.

The SCGS Spring Genealogy Conference, “Genealogy Basics: Fundamentals for Family Historians”, is at the Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave. This conference is jointly sponsored by the Story County Genealogical Society, Ames Public Library and APL Friends Foundation.