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LDS Family History Center

LDS Family History Center Description

One Room School Collection- Topic of Genealogical Society Meeting Nathan Arndt, curator of the University of Northern Iowa Museum and manager of the Center for the History of Rural Iowa Education will present the program for the Dec 3rd meeting of the Iowa City Genealogical Society. He will discuss the center as an important free resource for all people looking for educational and genealogical information related to their family through the rural schools and the Iowa education system. Recently, the center has been working to improve the collection quality and access through on-site visits and digital media. Saturday's presentation will provide information on how to access these collections, what is available, and how it can aid in your research. The meeting will be held at 9:30 AM at the LDS Family History Center, 2730 Bradford Drive, Iowa City. Guests are always welcome.