Iowa City Genealogical Society

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  • 9/25/21
  • 9:30 a.m. to 10:30a.m. -
  • Free
  • All Ages
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  • Hobby

Event Description

Iowa Cemetery Law topic for Genealogical Society Program

Tony Bengston, a board member of the State Association for the Preservation of Iowa Cemeteries, will present the September 25th program of the Iowa City Genealogical Society. He has spent over two decades researching the pioneers of his local community and area cemeteries.

Tony is also a real estate title abstractor and knows that legal provisions regarding cemetery access are often a challenge to decipher and not well understood. He will discuss legal terms and relevant sections of the Iowa Code pertaining to the accessibility of pioneer cemeteries. Useful resources will be provided to better understand cemetery law as well as pursue preservation efforts. Organizations such as the State Association for the Preservation of Iowa Cemeteries exist to assist with cemetery legislation.

Everyone is welcome to participate in the Zoom meeting, which will begin at 9:30 a.m. Non- members can send an email to to receive details on how to join the meeting.