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About Us

The Imperial Polk Genealogical Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and sharing family history. Our society was founded in 1981 with the goal of promoting genealogy research and helping individuals trace their ancestry. Our membership ranges from beginner to advanced researchers, and we even have a professional genealogist on our team to provide guidance and support.

Our Projects

Our society engages in numerous projects dedicated to the preservation and dissemination of family history. These initiatives range from digitizing ancient records to hosting community gatherings, all with the goal of making genealogical research universally accessible. Explore our Projects to discover ways you can contribute!


We convene on the second Saturday of each month.

​The meetings begin at 1:00 PM. 

For the latest list of programs, speakers, and locations, please refer to our News Page.


Meetings are both in-person and virtual via Zoom.


For more information contact us. 

Get Involved

Join our community of genealogy enthusiasts and get involved with the Imperial Polk Genealogical Society! We offer a variety of membership options, including access to our resources and events, as well as opportunities to volunteer and give back to the community. Learn more about our membership options and start getting involved today!

Education Opportunities for July

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The July program will be happening on July 27th at 10am ET at both the Polk County History Center and over Zoom. This month, we will be joined by Cheri Hudson Passey who will be discussing ways to connect and collaborate with family members regarding your genealogy

Upcoming Event:

July 11, 2024

Beginning Genealogy

Interested in discovering more about your family’s history? Find out what it takes to get organized, what resources to use and chart a path for your genealogy.

July 13 Goldi May - More genealogy in less time A hybrid Program by IPGS. Embarking on an ambitious journey to enhance your research endeavors with a Goldie May account can lead to a multitude of compelling benefits. The free version is equipped with an array of features, including a versatile research log that enables you to conveniently store and export your data. Additionally, by entering a Family Search person ID, the platform efficiently organizes resources and locations, providing a clear visualization of trends and gaps in your research.

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