EP014 Iowa Genealogical Society of Linn County - Ruth Armstrong

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Preservation Oaks highlights cultural, genealogical, and historical societies and museums throughout the United States. Recently the Genealogical Society of Linn County and the town of Cedar Rapids were highlighted. Ruth Armstrong was interviewed by Sean Radcliff, creator of Preservation Oaks. Find out more about the Society, the services it offers, and its history by listening to this interview.

The Genealogical Society of Linn County Iowa located in Cedar Rapids is truly one of our nation's Preservation Oaks!

The most pressing priority of the Genealogical Society of Linn County at this time is that the Society is seeking a donor to provide an Ancestry Library Edition subscription to use in order to allow patrons to perform research using Ancestry.com. If you can help, please connect with the Society.

The Genealogical Society of Linn County, Iowa was designated as a Family Search Center in 2020. You can access records on family search that otherwise you would not be able to access.

This quote from Ruth: “We have the most complete collection of Linn County records and materials anywhere on the planet. That we are always free. That we are accessible to anyone of any age. That we have very low fees to make copies and for membership.”

Another quote from Ruth: “We are so dedicated with our volunteers who gather, preserve, digitize, and index these records about the people of Linn County which otherwise would be lost forever!”

The Society is supported 100% by donations and volunteers. Please help support the Genealogical Society of Linn County, Iowa today! Ruth reviewed the funding and fundraising particulars of the society, so you know where the funds are going and that the priorities are.

The contact information for the Society:

  1. Home (weebly.com) - http://gensoclinncoia.weebly.com/
  2. GenSocLinnCoIA@aol.com
  3. Phone 319-369-0022
  4. 813 1st Ave SE Cedar Rapids, IA 52406
  5. The Genealogical Society is located in the lower level of the Masonic Library & Museum. Free parking is available in the rear parking lot across the alley behind the building. Free parking is also available in the PCI parkade. Enter at the back of the building and take the stairs to the lower level. Handicap accessible accommodations are available; please call ahead so arrangements can be made.
  6. The Society is also on Facebook: Genealogical Society of Linn County Iowa | Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/GenealogyLinnCo/

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