Welcome

We are so excited you found us. Come join us and see why the unraveling of family history is the fastest growing hobby in the land. All members of Idaho Genealogical Society and persons interested in their family history are welcome. The Idaho Genealogical Society meets 11 months out of the year. December is our holiday month.

Board meetings are held at the Lake Hazel Library, located at the corner of Five Mile and Lake Hazel, 10489 Lake Hazel Road, Boise, Idaho 83709.

30 August 2013

RootsTech 2014

Registration is now open for RootsTech 2014, which will be held February 6­-8, 2014 at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. This annual family history conference, hosted by FamilySearch, is a unique global event where people of all ages learn to discover and share their family stories and connections through technology. Over the past three years, RootsTech has grown in popularity with attendees to become the largest family history event in the United States!


Various pass options are available, with pricing set to make RootsTech an affordable experience. Early Bird pricing discounts for a Full Access Pass ($159) and a Getting Started Pass ($39) are available until January 6, 2014.
An additional $20 discount is available for a limited time. Attendees can get a Full Access Pass for just $139 simply by using the promotional code RT14EXCLSV before September 9, 2013.
To get more information and register, visit rootstech.org.

27 August 2013

22 August 2013

New Speakers

The following men will give their presentations during the DRC (Dead Relative Collectors) meeting on Saturdays at 10:30 am until noon at the Idaho State Archives, 2205 Old Penitentiary Road in Boise.
 Sept. 21, 2013: Idaho State University History Professor Ron Hatzenbuehler: "Idaho's Settlement and Migration"
Nov. 16, 2013: Boise attorney David Leroy: "Lincoln and Idaho"

IGS's major theme for 2013 is the Idaho's Sesquicentennial celebration of the Idaho Territory (1863-1890).

09 August 2013

Cemetery Visits

We got to 3 cemeteries on Wednesday & took pics of graves.    The one of my great grandmother did not have a stone :  very sad.
Found an unknown person in a family plot, giving me another mystery to solve.
Used the Billion Graves app on my phone  & would recommend it for uploading pics   
Also will add the pics to findagrave.com
Plan to go to New York City tomorrow.