Genealogists and volunteers hard at work indexing the 1940 Census
Genealogical Society of Linn County, Iowa was a finalist in the RK Dixon Make My Non-Profit Run Better contest! We were notified in October that we won a printer valued at $1000! Thank you for your support. To see the video we created for this contest, click on the play button below.
Genealogy Volunteers Helping Connect Iowans to Their Past
By Josh Scheinblum
Unsung heroes award
On January 15, 2019, The Genealogy Guys and Vivid-Pix announced the beginning of their new Unsung Heroes Awards program. It is a quarterly awards program designed to recognize and celebrate members of the genealogy community who digitize or index photos and other documents of value to genealogical researchers.
One of our members submitted the Genealogical Society of Linn County Iowa in the genealogical/historical society category citing our project to scan and index approximately 70,000 records from our collection of Cancelled Cedar Rapids Voter Registration Cards for the years prior to and including 1966. Much to our surprise, our society was selected to be awarded the first ever Unsung Heroes award! The win was announced at Roots Tech (a national genealogy conference) held in Salt Lake City on March 1st. It was published on The Genealogy Guys (http://blog.genealogyguys.com/search?q=linn+county+iowa) and Vivid-Pix blogs and it was announced on The Genealogy Guys podcast (http://genealogyguys.com/the-genealogy-guys-podcast-358).
This would not have been possible without the grants we have received from the Linn County Historic Preservation Society and from the Greater Cedar Rapids Foundation. We just want to say thank you to them and to everyone who gave up their time to volunteer at our society!
Society Featured on Podcast
The Genealogical Society of Linn County is featured on a national podcast, Preservation Oaks, Episode #14, available now. Ruth Armstrong was interviewed for the podcast. Host, Sean Thomas Radcliff, asked questions about Linn County and the work of our society. Preservation Oaks aims to bring awareness of museums, libraries, historical societies, and others whose mission is preservation of history. Listen to Episode #14 anywhere you get podcasts or use this link: https://preservationoaks.podbean.com
Past Programs on Zoom
June 25, 2022 - Linda McCann: Prisoners of War in Iowa
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May 21, 2022 - Ken Allers: Gettysburg-After the Battle
April 23, 2022 - J.O. Parker: My Journey Through Postcards
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March 26, 2022 - Tom Brown: My Saloon Family
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February 26, 2022 - Russ Fry: Chief Black Hawk
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June 26, 2021 - Sandra Hudson: The Lobkowicz Family
Board of Directors 2022
Linda Lenz - Recording Secretary
Eileen Kozman - Corresponding Secretary
Barb Malina - President
Ruth Armstrong - Vice-president
(Not pictured) Susan Stinson - Corresponding Secretary
Book and Bake Sale June 2022
We are selling donated books and additional copies of books that cannot be stored in the library. There are many free items as well. Please visit the library to see these items.
Conferences, Workshops and Tours