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.

31 October 2011

RootsTech Early Registration

Don't miss out on Early Registration! 
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2012 RootsTech Schedule 

Featured Speakers:

  • D. Joshua Taylor, MA, MLS — Do I Trust the Cloud?
  • David Barney — Google's Efforts to Improve Genealogy Research
  • Kory Meyerink — The Fifty Most Popular Genealogy Websites (Really!)
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  • Noah Tutak — Privacy in a Collaborative Environment

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Registration Fees
$129 before November 30, 2011
$189 beginning December 1, 2011
Student rate $35 (with current student ID)

14 October 2011

BYU-IDAHO Boise Area Fall Family History Conference

Nampa North Stake Center
6111 Birch Lane
Nampa Id
October 15, 2011

9a.m. Welcome and Devotional.  10a.m. classes begin. 4:30 p.m. classes end.
Over 54 classes to choose from!

Can sign up for conference at the door. $11 for entire conference. 

See website for more details.
BYU-ID Family History Conference Details

12 October 2011

“Life on a Lookout: A Vanishing Lifestyle”

October 13, 2011*
“Life on a Lookout: A Vanishing Lifestyle”
Linda de Eulis was a fire-lookout for fourteen years in Central Idaho and has worked for the U.S. Forest Service and the Southern Idaho Protective Association. She is Executive Director of Snowden Wildlife Sanctuary, founded in 1989 to rehabilitate wildlife and educate the public in ways to live in harmony with our neighbors. DeEulis is an environmental interpreter at Ponderosa State Park.

The presentation will be held at 7:00 p.m. in the Johanna Room at Spirit Center, behind the Historical Museum at St. Gertrude. For information call 962-2050 or visit www.HistoricalMuseumatStGertrude.org.

05 October 2011

IGS Annual Conference October 3, 2011

Craigmont, Idaho      3 October 2011     IGS Annual Conference

Thank you kindly to Shelley Kuther, President of the Ilo-Vollmer Genealogical Society,  and the IVGS who kindly hosted our annual event.  We had two wonderful speakers, a 2011 Esto Perpetua award winner gave an amazing lecture about his bountiful knowledge in necrogeographical studies. We were amazed at his research and appreciated his humorous and informative stories. Who knew why some people were buried facing west, or why older cemeteries could possibly contain a ton of arsenic if tested? Steve Branting's lecture alone made the drive north well worth the trip.

We also had the wonderful Jean Timmermeister, President of the Kootenai County Genealogical Society, give us some tips as to what makes an organization thrive. As you probably already know... it's the people. She showered kindness on those she served with and amongst.  As many of us know, genealogy is truly about the relationships you build, past, present, and future. Thank you Jean for coming! You inspired us all to take, just one thing, if anything, and use it to inspire us in our genealogy endeavors.

Our wonderful newly voted-in President of the Idaho Genealogical Society, Juvanne Martin, introduced us to the 1940 U.S. Census that will be released to the public in a few months.   A short film from the National Archives & YouTube was shown. See one of  the videos at :


Genealady (aka Dana) reviewed our IGS Annual Conference on her blog!
Catch Genealadies full review  of our IGS Annual Meeting at:

Hopefully Genealady can give us a few tips to help our blog grow and thrive!

We hope to see you all next year!!!