Central Iowa Genealogical Society
Historic Meeting Notes
The following is copied from a handwritten summery that was copied from minutes.
Transcription errors are mine.
Meeting Years :
CIGS - History
April 4, 1965.
Central Iowa Genealogical Society started 4 April 1965,
at meeting held 2:00 p.m. in Fisher Community Center.
Eighteen members paid dues of $1.00.
Officers : Mrs. Paterson, Pres. ; R. O. Brasfield, V.P. ; Mrs Clyde Sipes, Sec/Tres.
|1. Janet Peterson||10. Mrs. Sokol|
|2. Mrs. Clyde Sipes ||11. Helen Shime|
|3. R.O. Brasfield ||12. Mrs. Harris|
|4. Mrs. Homer Eckles ||13. Mrs. Severridge|
|5. Mrs. Jesse Braga ||14. Care Check|
|6. Fay Sawtelle ||15. Mrs. Lundy|
|7. Mrs. Maplethorpe ||16. Mrs. Fenh|
|8. Mr. Braga ||17. Mr. La Frentz|
|9. Mrs Sawtelle ||18. Mrs. Harris|
|19. Marie Slifer ||20. Gleeford Paris|
|21. E. Smith ||22. Harrich Cummings|
|23. Marlys Ankrum ||24. Marvin Ankrum|
Meeting scheduled for 1st Sunday of each month exclusive of July and August.
Mrs. Brasfield to teach class in genealogy at each meeting.
2 May 1965. Meeting 2:00 at Fisher Community Center
Eight new members.
Late 1965 and early 1966 are not on the summary.
Took a trip to Iowa City (possibly for Feb Meeting) no minutes.
3 April 1966 . Annual Meeting.
Meeting changed to 3rd Sunday of the month with dues of $1.00 per person per year.
May 1966 . Toured Court House. No business meeting.
5 June 1966 . Meeting 2:30 at Fisher Community Center. 30 present. $45.77.
25 September 1966 . Meeting 2:30 at LDS Church - 22 present. $54.57.
23 October 1966 . 2:30 at F.C.C
20 November 1966 . F.C.C. Treasury: $51.77.
18 December 1966 . F.C.C. - six present
15 January 1967 . F.C.C. - Fifteen present. $47.57.
19 February 1967 . F.C.C. - 12 present. $45.97.
19 March 1967 . F.C.C. - 16 present. $44.37.
16 April 1967 . F.C.C - 16 present $38.17.
Elected officers: Brasfield, president.
21 May 1967 . F.C.C. - 14 present . $41.77.
25 June 1967 . F.C.C. - 12 present. $42.37.
17 September 1967 . F.C.C. - 15 present. $49.77
15 October 1967 . F.C.C - 21 present. $50.77
19 November 1967 . F.C.C. Announced LDS Church will be microfilming records in Iowa in 1968 - family records)
December 1967 . - No meeting.
21 January 1968 . FCC. Eight present. $52.57.
18 February 1968 . FCC. Nine present. $52.57. Mrs. R.O. Brasfield presided in absence of president.
17 March 1968 . FCC. Eight present. $52.57.
21 April 1968 . FCC. Fourteen present. $51.87.
Decided to order 6 copies of U.S. immigration records of various years as a start towards a complete set.
Election of officers: Brasfield, president.
May 1968 . No minutes.
June 1968 . No minutes. $57.52.
15 September 1968 . LDS Church 15 present and 3 guests.
Julia Braga - cemetery records pub. Hawkeye H summer. Mentioned joining IGS.
20 October 1968 . LDS Church - 14 present plus 3 guests.
17 November 1968 . FCC - 9 present plus 2 guests.
15 December 1968 . Five present. Suggested - help type and organize the LDS cemetery records.
19 January 1969 . Seven present plus 4 guests.
Worked on grave registrations - 2 copies: CIGS and LDS Marshalltown.
16 February 1969 . FCC. Library genealogy reading room discussed.
16 March 1969 . Eleven present plus 2 guests.
20 April 1969 . Annual Meeting. FCC - ten present. $55.05.
Election of officers - Ankrum president. By laws submitted for approval. Section III missing.
14 May 1969 . FCC 7:00 Eleven present plus 5 guests. June meeting on 4th instead of 3rd Sunday.
22 June 1969 . Nine present. Sympathy card to send Mrs. F. Blanchard.
21 September 1969 . Twenty-seven (27) present. Licla Green spoke. Field trip to library 8 Oct.
15 October 1969 . FCC. Twenty present.
Thanked for donation to SHL - purchased microfilm of 1800 PA census.
Workshop on particular areas to be tried. (Nov - N.C.) (Jan - Ohio).
Hazel Demergean, IGS, spoke. Encouraged to join IGS.
26 October 1969 . Sponsored exhibit at Boone County Historic Fair.
16 November 1969 . Eighteen present. Voted to join IGS.
. . .
January 16. The Central Iowa Genealogy met on Sunday P.M. Feb. 29, 1972 in the basement of the Public Library. Forty-eight members were present. Eight new menders joined that day.
There were no bills presented. Shirley Price again reminded us to save Betty Cocker coupons for a mimeograph machine.
The nominating committee for selecting officers for next year were Marlys Ankrum, Doris Wherman and Betty Main nominated from the floor.
The next board meting will be March 10th. The Amendment V and VI to the constitution was voted upon and carried. There will now be a secretary and treasurer.
The group divided for workshops. Marlys Ankrum and Margaret Swanson met with the group who were beginning their search for ancestors. Julia Braga met with a group to inform them of the source books and records available to find the desired information.
The next meeting will also be a workshop, and Mrs. Gallentine will re-take pictures. Even tintype pictures. She will be in the library at 1:00 p.m. to take the pictures. Mrs. Frank Blanchard will speak on "New England Sources" and Mrs. Ankrum on courthouse research.
-- Byrdine Stubbs, secretary and Treasurer.
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January 25. The Central Iowa Genealogical Society signed a formal agreement with the Marshalltown Public Library regarding housing, display and care of the society's genealogical books and related materials when the group met recently.
The materials were recently valued at $11,310. The library has provided staffing and space for the collection in the past, without a formal written agreement. The purchase of insurance to cover the collection was also approved.
There was a moment of silence in memory of CIGS Secretary Lois Eichler, who died unexpectedly in December. A book, "Estate Settlement, W.VA," by Ross B. Johnson, is being purchased by the group in her name to be placed in the library.
Francis Burnham presented a program on "Developing and Writing Your Own Family History," and explained how to obtain an Iowa Pioneer Certificate. It was noted persons interested in the Iowa Pioneer Certificate must supply proof they are a direct descendant of an ancestor who came to Iowa by 1956. A chart is required, along with the proof and $5, and may be sent to the Iowa Genealogical Society in Des Moines. -- TR Wed,Jan 28, 1987, page 13
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About this Page : CIGS Hist -- Occasional, condensed meeting notes taken from a handwritten summary by somebody.
Last updated on March 5, 2009 -- found TR column January 28, 1987.
Feb 20, 2009. Minutes for Jan 16, 1972 found in Spring 2002 newsletter.
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