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The Heritage Room

Heritage Room filled with books, two desks, and historical artwork


Ames Public Library has more local history resources — including yearbooks — in the Heritage Room on the second floor.
 

 

Upcoming History & Genealogy Events

Genealogy Plus

March 20, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm
Adults
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: History/Genealogy
Program Details:
Cris Nagla and Dennis Allen will present "Scanning and Storing Documents & Images."  Our presenters will be demonstrating the process of scanning your family documents and images as well as safely storing them. They will bring their scann...

Ames Public Library connects you to the world of ideas through diverse and inclusive resources and programs. We welcome program proposals via our website at bit.ly/APLprogram.

Computer & Research Help Genealogy Group

March 27, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm
Adults
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: History/Genealogy, Meetup, Technology
Program Details:
Stop into a monthly meetup to get help with your genealogy research and genealogy software. Provided in partnership with Ames Public Library and the Story County Genealogical Society. ...

Ames Public Library connects you to the world of ideas through diverse and inclusive resources and programs. We welcome program proposals via our website at bit.ly/APLprogram.

Genealogy Proof Standard

March 30, 2019
12:30pm - 4:30pm
Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: History/Genealogy
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 33
Program Details:
The Genealogy Proof Standard (GPS) is a tool, or standard, to measure the credibility of your conclusions about ancestral identities, relationships, and life events. For beginning and advanced genealogical researchers alike, this GPS course will enha...

Ames Public Library connects you to the world of ideas through diverse and inclusive resources and programs. We welcome program proposals via our website at bit.ly/APLprogram.

Genealogy Proof Standard

April 13, 2019
12:30pm - 4:30pm
Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: History/Genealogy
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 33
Program Details:
The Genealogy Proof Standard (GPS) is a tool, or standard, to measure the credibility of your conclusions about ancestral identities, relationships, and life events. For beginning and advanced genealogical researchers alike, this GPS course will enha...

Ames Public Library connects you to the world of ideas through diverse and inclusive resources and programs. We welcome program proposals via our website at bit.ly/APLprogram.

Genealogy Plus

April 17, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm
Adults
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: History/Genealogy
Program Details:
Dr. Alissa Stoehr, PhD Lecturer, Sociology Dept. Women’s & Gender Studies Iowa State University, will present "'Remember the Ladies,' said Abbigale to John…" It is challenging to find out much about our female ancestors due to legalities and n...

Ames Public Library connects you to the world of ideas through diverse and inclusive resources and programs. We welcome program proposals via our website at bit.ly/APLprogram.

Your Historians

April 22, 2019
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Adults
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: History/Genealogy, Presentation
Program Details:
Hear free, fascinating lectures by faculty of ISU's Department of History. Stay for a Q&A and refreshments after the presentation. Provided in partnership with Ames Public Library, Iowa State University, Iowa State University Department of His...

Ames Public Library connects you to the world of ideas through diverse and inclusive resources and programs. We welcome program proposals via our website at bit.ly/APLprogram.

Computer & Research Help Genealogy Group

April 24, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm
Adults
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: History/Genealogy, Meetup, Technology
Program Details:
Stop into a monthly meetup to get help with your genealogy research and genealogy software. Provided in partnership with Ames Public Library and the Story County Genealogical Society. ...

Ames Public Library connects you to the world of ideas through diverse and inclusive resources and programs. We welcome program proposals via our website at bit.ly/APLprogram.

Genealogy Proof Standard

April 27, 2019
12:30pm - 4:30pm
Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: PEO Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: History/Genealogy
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 33
Program Details:
The Genealogy Proof Standard (GPS) is a tool, or standard, to measure the credibility of your conclusions about ancestral identities, relationships, and life events. For beginning and advanced genealogical researchers alike, this GPS course will enha...

Ames Public Library connects you to the world of ideas through diverse and inclusive resources and programs. We welcome program proposals via our website at bit.ly/APLprogram.

Your Historians

May 6, 2019
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Adults
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: History/Genealogy, Presentation
Program Details:
Hear free, fascinating lectures by faculty of ISU's Department of History. Stay for a Q&A and refreshments after the presentation. Provided in partnership with Ames Public Library, Iowa State University, Iowa State University Department of His...

Ames Public Library connects you to the world of ideas through diverse and inclusive resources and programs. We welcome program proposals via our website at bit.ly/APLprogram.